In 2015/16 Lesotho has been severely affected by a El Niño-induced drought, leaving more than 60% of the rural population at risk of food insecurity. Following the announcement of the government appeal in January 2016, Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and partners have managed to mobilise more than USD 40 million for the relief response. The priorities among the remaining gaps are the early recovery and resilience dimensions of the response. While the peak of El Niño weather phenomenon has subsided, its significant effects on population are set to continue until July 2017.
Resumen de la Situación Plan de Respuesta por sequía 2016:
El impacto del fenómeno El Niño en Guatemala, se ve agravada por los efectos acumulativos de la sequía prolongada en 2014 y el hongo de la roya de café en el año 2013, siendo el corredor seco el área más afectada.
$130 MILLION TO SUPPORT NEPAL’S EARTHQUAKE RELIEF AND RECOVERY
USAID’s commitment to Nepal has stood the test of time. In the aftermath of the devastating April 25 earthquake, our commitment remains stronger than ever. On June 25, 2015, the United States government announced $130 million to support Nepal’s earthquake relief and recovery needs. This contribution builds upon USAID’s investments on disaster preparedness, and is only the beginning of our contribution to Nepal’s earthquake recovery, which will span multiple years.
International Women’s day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the world. Here’s a snapshot of some of the ways OPIC-supported projects are helping the world’s women.
An ADB study details the potential costs of climate change in the Pacific – including modeling of future climate over the region, assessments of impacts on natural resources, tourism, and human health, and economic repercussions under various emission scenarios.
According to Sudan’s High Council of Civil Defense, some 270,000 people throughout Sudan have been affected by flooding since June 2012, with over 36,000 homes damaged and over 14,000 houses destroyed. Kassala in eastern Sudan is the worst affected state, followed by South Darfur, Gedaref and Sennar States.
OCHA adds 500 free humanitarian symbols to communications tools and services
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian affairs (OCHA) has created a set of 500 freely available humanitarian icons to help relief workers present emergency and crisis-related information quickly and simply.