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23 Feb 2018 description

to assist 60 000 people

FAO requires USD 4.1 million

period January – December 2018

Libya continues to suffer from the impact of a protracted political crisis, which leads to outbreaks of violence, displacement and a general worsening of people’s living conditions. Availability and affordability of food have decreased and the provision of services continues to decline, exacerbating the humanitarian situation.

Objectives

FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:

23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP provided one-off emergency cash-based transfers to recently arrived refugees C.A.R in the south of Chad. One month after the outbreak of this new refugee influx, WFP has assisted 18,103 people out of the 19,035 registered by UNHCR This figure is likely to increase. The influx is already the largest movement of refugees from C.A.R., exceeding the total number for 2017.

23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP Ghana has received Government counterpart Cash Contributions (GCCC) to support its operations. This amounts to USD 4.5 million covering the 2008-2016 period.

  • Selection of community level women processing groups (targeted for blending of high quality nutritious foods) has kicked off in selected regions. In partnership with Food and Drugs Authority, WFP will enhance their capacity in food safety and quality.

Operational Updates

23 Feb 2018 description

Managua – El Embajador de Italia en Nicaragua, Sergio Martes visitó la comunidad Chimpinilla, ubicada en la zona rural de Sébaco, Matagalpa para participar en la entrega de alimentos para familias afectadas por lluvias e inundaciones ocurridas en el mes de octubre del año pasado.

23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP and partners launched the first distribution round of their new project in the food insecure Siguiri prefecture, combining nutrition and food security activities for increased sustainability.

Operational Updates

  • The second school delivery round commenced while the field and monitoring units (FAM) of the four sub-offices set out to update beneficiary numbers. In Kankan, girls received their take-home rations.

23 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

BRUSSELS, 23 February 2018 – During the International High-Level Conference on the Sahel, the founding members of the Sahel Alliance – France, Germany, the EU, the World Bank, the African Development Bank and UNDP –, joined by Italy, Spain and the UK, officially launched the Sahel Alliance, by announcing the implementation of over 500 projects between 2018 and 2022.

23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP plans to provide early seasonal food assistance to 150,000 food insecure Malians, representing a significant scale-up with respect to previous plans. A recent influx of IDPs and refugees highlights the need to maintain capacity for rapid response.

  • Roll out of SCOPE, the beneficiary management platform, started in Koulikoro and extension to urban areas of Gao and Timbuktu regions is planned.

23 Feb 2018 description

· La Alianza Sahel es una asociación para el desarrollo de la región lanzada hoy en Bruselas en el seno de la Conferencia de Alto Nivel sobre el Sahel

· El presidente del Gobierno, Mariano Rajoy, ha anunciado una contribución de “más de cien millones de euros” a esta iniciativa para el desarrollo

· *La ejecución de los proyectos está prevista para el periodo 2018-2022 en *Mauritania, Malí, Burkina Faso, Níger y Chad; países miembros del G5 Sahel

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of December 31 2017, there remain over 38,000 internally displaced and 526,500 returnee in Mali.

  • During the last quarter of 2017, a total of 77 incidents of grave child rights violations were reported including recruitment and use of children, killing, rape, attack against schools, and denial of humanitarian access. This brings the total to 370 incidents recorded in 2017.

  • 120,437 children were treated for severe actute malnutrition; includuing 31,255 during the last quarter.

23 Feb 2018 description

Having fled violence, tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees living in camps in Cox's Bazar face great risks from the upcoming monsoon season, due to start in a matter of weeks.

"The refugees are living in precarious conditions. Their shelters are on hillsides which will turn to mud when the heavy rains arrive," said Zoë Corden, CAFOD's Emergency Response Officer, who is in Cox's Bazar supporting the emergency response.

23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • The joint 2018 humanitarian response plan was shared with the Mauritanian Government in late January. The Government will intervene alongside humanitarian partners in the response to the 2018 food crisis.

  • Urgent funding of USD 4.6 million (61 percent) is needed to provide first-response to some 76,000 vulnerable Mauritanians during the early lean-season phase (March-May), with a package of general distributions and nutrition assistance.

23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • Senegal is one of the seven Sahelian countries where the number of food-insecure people will increase significantly, from 314,600 people currently to 548,000 people during the 2018 lean season.
    The situation is particularly worrying in the north-eastern departments, projected to fall into crisis. An increase in food prices can already be observed and there is growing risk of migration and resources competition.

23 Feb 2018 description
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February 23rd, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has provided QR 1 million for emergency response to the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta, Syria. Under the intervention, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is working in coordination with local partners to secure relief and medical supplies for the heavily bombed city.

Through four emergency catering hubs, QRCS is going to provide 34,500 food meals over 17 days, or 2,000 meals per day, at shelters and distribution locations designated by municipalities and community representatives.

23 Feb 2018 description

Ramping up food production via large-scale farming operations alone is unlikely to eradicate world hunger

By Jennifer Clapp, on behalf of Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Originally published in the Hill Times.

23 Feb 2018 description

Communiqué de Presse Conjoint PAM/UNHCR

N’Djamena – L’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, le HCR, et son partenaire gouvernemental, la CNARR, ont enregistré plus de 20.500 nouveaux réfugiés centrafricains, arrivés dans des villages du sud Tchad, depuis deux mois.

23 Feb 2018 description

MESSAGES CLES

  • Adaptation régulière de la stratégie basée sur 3 piliers d’interventionen fonction des évolution

  • Villages d’accueil (arrivée spontanée des réfugiés dans ces villages)

  • Camps (relocalisation et ceux arrivés spontanément dans les camps)

  • Accueil en villages hôtes (relocalisation dans villages «préparés», actuellement en plan de contingence)

23 Feb 2018 description

Between 15 to 27 of January 2018, 25 open collective centers were assessed during DTM Round 4 in Dominica. These centers shelter 352 internally displaced persons (IDPs) (114 households). 56% of the IDPs residing in collective centers have at least one vulnerability and the vast majority (96%) of the residents in the centers reported that their houses were damaged or destroyed. 16% of the collective centers do not have access to hygienic latrines and 48% of the residents mention a lack of privacy in the assessed sites.

23 Feb 2018 description

UN Migration Agency Appeals for Nearly USD 194 Million to Help Syrians at Home, in Region

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, launched an appeal today (23/02) for USD 193,767,960 to help 3 million Syrians displaced and affected by the conflict in Syria; Syrian refugees living in the region; and the communities that host them.

23 Feb 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some CHF 29,686,126 (increased from CHF 25,062,572) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC) to support the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 1,373,294 people (an increase from 1,033,300 people), with a focus on the following sectors: Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods, Nutrition and Food Security.

23 Feb 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – It will be six months, this Sunday (25/02), since almost 700,000 Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar started arriving in Bangladesh.

In one of the world’s biggest forced migrations in recent years, around half a million people crossed the border in just two months after 25 August. Early images of tens of thousands of frightened and exhausted families filing through muddy paddy fields or crammed into rickety boats during their flight shocked the world.