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23 Feb 2018 description

The Directorate of Food and Nutrition of Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation and Action Against Hunger Sierra Leone, with funding from Irish Aid, conducted the National Nutrition Survey 2017 in close collaboration and partnership with Sierra Leone Nutrition Technical Working Group.

23 Feb 2018 description

900,000 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

688,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

1.2 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Highlights

  • IOM and the Government of Bangladesh’s Cyclone Preparedness Program (CPP) are exploring the options to expand the current partnership. IOM and CPP are working together on preparedness training, early warning systems, evacuation, search and rescue, sheltering, and first aid.

23 Feb 2018 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Chronological of Events and Eruption Notifications from 13 January to 19 February 2018 (TAB A)

B. Current Situation

22 February 2018

22 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least 20 deaths, 70 injuries reported following February 16 attack in northeastern Nigeria

  • An estimated 1.63 million people remained displaced in northeastern Nigeria as of February 2

  • Chad HRP aims to reach more than 330,000 people in Lac Region in 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Feb 2018 description

In 2017, we helped improve the lives of 65,700 people.

The facts and figures below indicate the impact of our humanitarian work in Colombia in 2017, much of which was carried out in cooperation with the Colombian Red Cross.

  • 690 relatives of missing people received support and were advised of their rights.

  • 271 people learned the fate of a missing loved one; half were notified of their loved one's death and half were helped to get back in touch with their missing relative.

22 Feb 2018 description

In 2017, the ICRC continued to carry out a variety of activities in Azerbaijan, in relation to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. People living in exposed areas benefited from diverse range of projects aimed at humanitarian protection of civilians and supporting livelihoods of the most vulnerable.

22 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP, in collaboration with its partners, is scaling up its Lean Season Assistance programme to reach 31 districts, assisting 482,000 people across the country.

  • WFP is scaling up cash-based transfers during the 2017/18 LSA period, encompassing mobile money transfers, commodity vouchers and, to a lesser extent, cash-in-transit.

22 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • 12,200 smallholder farmers registered and verified for conservation agriculture, savings, input credit and weather index insurance.

  • WFP conducted an aggregator selection exercise in five districts. This exercise was aimed at assessing aggregators’ potential to offer and extend their marketing services to small holder farmers and help to improve their livelihoods, incomes and establish a predictable and stable market.

22 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • Recent contributions from Denmark (DKK 10 million) and Sweden (SEK 10 million) help WFP to continue providing life-saving food assistance to refugees.

  • Despite the contributions, chronic funding shortfalls have forced WFP to continue with reduced rations for refugees. Rations are being distributed at 72 percent of the 2,100 recommended kilocalories to prevent a complete pipeline break within the coming months.

22 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • The "cease-fire and cessation of hostilities" agreement signed between the Congolese government and the rebels of Pastor Ntumi's Pool in December is holding. A joint commission is working to define the peace process.

  • SCOPE registrations of IDPs in the Pool and Bouenza Departments have started in January.

  • WFP bought 6mt of beans for the school feeding programme from a smallholder farmers project funded by European Union.

  • The Zero Hunger Strategic Review is currently ongoing.

22 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 700,000 families could be affected by dry spells and 1.2 million by fall army worm infestation

  • USD 1.8 million are urgently needed to sustain the food support provided to 32,175 refugees

  • 420,000 people supported by WFP with cash-based transfers for the lean season response

  • 132,000 households are currently enrolled in WFP Malawi’s resilience programme

In Focus: rising concerns on the 2018 harvest

21 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

SITUATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services
  • 5.7 million people in need of food security and livelihood assistance
  • 5.6 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services
  • 1.1 million children under-5 projected to be malnourished
  • 4 Million+ people displaced due to conflict since 2013
  • 1.8 Million children require education support
  • 5.1 Million people require health support

KEY MESSAGES

21 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• Average harvests expected: Rains have been above average in January, ending the December dry spell, which is likely to lead to average Season 2018A harvests, already underway. Most poor households are expected to remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2); however, in Gihanga Commune in Bubanza Province, maize production is likely to be below average due to a more severe dry spell and Fall Armyworm infestations, causing some poor households to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through the lean season in May.

21 Feb 2018 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Chronological of Events and Eruption Notifications from 13 January to 19 February 2018 (TAB A)

B. Current Situation

21 February 2018

21 Feb 2018 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Chronological of Events and Eruption Notifications from 13 January to 19 February 2018 (TAB A)

B. Current Situation

20 February 2018

21 Feb 2018 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 20 February 2018

On 23 February 2018, the European Commission is hosting the International High Level Conference on the Sahel in Brussels, with the African Union, the United Nations and the G5 Sahel group of countries, to strengthen international support for the G5 Sahel regions.

Why is the EU working with Africa's "G5 Sahel countries"?

20 Feb 2018 description

The Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA), a process led by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Federal Member States (FMS), with technical and financial support by the World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), aims to reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate shocks, strengthen resilience and significantly reduce the future risk of famine in Somalia.