Abnormal rainfall patterns during 2014/2015 have contributed to a spike in food insecurity, which is currently affecting at least 27.4 m people regionally (and this excludes Angola, which has yet to publish official figures; and Madagascar, which did not present to SADC, but where 1.9 m people are food insecure, of which 460,000 people are severely so). In Malawi and Zimbabwe, 2.8 m and 1.5 m people are food insecure respectively.
Project snapshot :
Country : Cameroon
Sector : Water and sanitation
AfDB and related financing: ADF grant USD 36.4 million (Phase I); ADF loan USD 30 million
GEF grant of USD 4 million (Phase II)
construction of a 3.5 kilometre canal on the Mfoundi river bed (Phase 1)
construction of a 6-km long drainage canal along the Mfoundi river's main bed, two towpaths and crossings, four 8-km long drainage canals along the tributaries (Phase 2 expected output)
Aperçu du projet :
Pays : Cameroun
Secteur : Eau et assainissement
Financements BAD et associés : Don du FAD de 36,4 millions de dollars EU (Phase I) ; prêt du FAD de 30 millions de dollars EU
Don FEM de 4 millions de dollars EU (Phase II)
construction d'un canal de 3,5 km sur le lit de la rivière Mfoundi (Phase 1)
This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region . It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2015 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2015. It is the second report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in May 2015.
Immediate Push on Climate-Smart Development Can Keep More than 100 Million People Out of Poverty
Africa and South Asia most threatened regions
WASHINGTON, November 8, 2015 – Climate change is already preventing people from escaping poverty, and without rapid, inclusive and climate-smart development, together with emissions-reductions efforts that protect the poor, there could be more than 100 million additional people in poverty by 2030, according to a new World Bank Group report released before the international climate conference in Paris.
The 2015 Short Rains (October – December) are likely to be enhanced in most parts of the country with varied levels of impacts in the socio-economic sectors. In some parts of the rains are expected to continue into early 2016. The distribution is also expected to be good both in time and space. While the heavy rains may cause disruptions, some sectors may reap maximum benefits from the expected good rains depending on their levels of preparedness.
The IASC Alert, Early Warning and Readiness report is produced bi-annually as an inter-agency effort by the Task Team on Preparedness and Resilience (TTPR) for IASC member agencies. The report highlights serious risks that were either identified as being of particular strategic operational concern or as having a high probability and impact on humanitarian needs. In addition to collaboratively assembling the report, the report includes an analysis of the state of readiness, prepared by OCHA, which is compared against each risk.
Objectives and activities
In 2015, as the Millennium Development Goals reach their deadline, the world can reflect on real progress. Since 1990, thanks to the actions of millions of people around the globe, extreme income poverty has been cut by almost two-thirds, child mortality has fallen by more than half, and more children are attending primary school than ever before.
But these achievements tell only part of the story.
At least four million people in the Pacific face hunger, water shortages and risk of disease this year and next due to droughts and erratic rains, influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’.
After a court order, Pakistan will have to clamp down on Climate change
More rain likely in upper areas of country
Sialkot on flood alert
NDMA calls for preemptive measures to tackle flood threat
How climate change has endangered Thar's livestock
No phone signal in a disaster? Solar network ‘in a box’ to the rescue
IAEA praises Pakistan's nuclear security record
Pakistan bound to defeat all perpetrators of terrorism: Army chief
Biometric registration of 41,600 Afghans completed
El nuevo informe de la Federación solicita un mayor reconocimiento y apoyo a los actores humanitarios locales
Publicado: 24 septiembre 2015 Los actores locales muchas veces son los más eficaces en la ejecución de operaciones humanitarias. No obstante, a pesar de desempeñar un papel crítico, deben luchar por atraer los fondos y el apoyo que precisan.
Le nouveau Rapport sur les catastrophes dans le monde publié par la FICR plaide pour une meilleure reconnaissance et un soutien accru des acteurs humanitaires locaux
Publié: 24 septembre 2015
Les acteurs locaux sont souvent les plus performants dans la conduite des opérations humanitaires. Pourtant, en dépit de leur rôle crucial, ils peinent à obtenir les fonds et le soutien nécessaires.
New IFRC Report calls for greater recognition and support for local humanitarian actors
Local actors are often the most effective in conducting humanitarian operations. However, despite their critical role, they struggle to attract the funding and support they need.
The 2015 World Disasters Report – launched today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) – examines the complexities and challenges local actors face in scaling-up and sustaining their humanitarian response.
Hazards convert into disasters ‘due to poor governance’
Lack of preparedness blamed for dengue outbreak
Experts asked to identify flood-prone areas
Heads up before Eid: Rains may lead to flood in Punjab
PAEC plans 40,000MW by 2050 using environment friendly nuclear power
Government issues alert against congo virus
Twin-engine fighter: Pakistan in talks with Russia to buy Su-35 jets
Peace in Afghanistan needed for ending violence, Pakistan tells UN
Government seeks public support to curb dengue
Pakistan vulnerable to impact of climate change
Dubious dengue spray: Over 40 students readmitted to hospitals
Agriculture and environment
Preventive measures stressed against dengue
Pakistan hosts conference on disaster management CBMs
Punjab Emergency Service evacuates 97,587 flood victims
Rangers apprehend 10 ‘target killers’ belonging to political parties
Talks on delivery of fighter jets, attack helicopters underway
By Jed Alegado and Angeli Guadalupe
Jed Alegado is an incoming graduate student at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, Netherlands. Angeli Guadalupe is a medical doctor currently studying under the University of Tokyo's Graduate Program on Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative. The two are Climate Trackers from the Adopt a Negotiator Project.
The Council of Ministers declared an institutional red alert on 12 January 2015 after a period of heavy rainfall caused severe flooding across central and northern Mozambique. According to the National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC) 373,026 people were affected in Zambézia, Nampula, Niassa, Cabo Delgado and Manica provinces. 14,361 houses were partially damaged, while 21,780 were completely destroyed. Furthermore, the floods caused extensive damage to public buildings and infrastructure, loss of crops and livestock.
Up to the task? Provinces found wanting on climate change policy
Rescue 1122 working for safer communities
Karachi ill-prepared to face quakes, say experts
Save our wetlands to stave off future flooding
As waters recede, some flood-hit people start returning to their homes in Punjab, Sindh
The mighty Indus feeds all the greedy Officials clueless about enraged weather system
Big disaster ahead if new dams not built: Ex-Chief Meteorologist