The Tuvalu National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) is based upon existing environmental information, reports and expert judgments, understanding gathered from community consultations and climate change awareness raising with each Island Falekaupule, and the national NAPA prioritization workshop on Funafuti.
This six-month report describes the programme and activities of the Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC) during the period July to December 2007.
TBBC is a consortium of currently eleven NGOs from nine countries working to provide food, shelter, non-food items and capacity-building support to Burmese refugees and displaced persons. It also engages in research into the root causes of displacement and refugee outflows. Membership is open to other NGOs with similar interests.
- The DPPA-led multi-agency assessment team identified beneficiaries anticipated to face food and income gaps in the coming three to six months
- Tension has increased in Jijiga town.
The DPPA-led multi agency seasonal assessment reported that higher food deficits are anticipated in cropping areas compared to the pastoral areas due to poor performance of deyr rains.
The assessment also indicates that in areas where the rains have been poor, pastoralists have migrated to cope with water and pasture shortages.
- During the month of December 2007, dry and hot weather condition prevailed; erratic showers were received in parts of Isenya (10.4 mm-5days), Namanga (25.0mm-4days); Upper Ngong (8.3mm-4days) and high potential areas of Loitokitok (80.0 mm-5days).
- Pastoral areas of Magadi, Loitokitok (Lenkism, parts of Mbirikani, and Kimana), Isenya, Ngong, Namanga, Central and Mashuru remained dry and hot.
- Water availability and accessibility remained poor; distance to and from watering points averaged 20-30km.
- Rains in the district have declined to an average of 8.7 mm compared to an average of 12mm recorded the previous month.
- Spatial and temporal distribution was good in all livelihood zones with the exception of the northern parts of the Agro pastoral zone (northern parts of Mutuati, Tigania north, and Laare divisions)
- Natural vegetation and pasture quality and quantity have improved compared to the previous month.
- Natural rivers have been the main sources of water over the last four weeks
- Water quality has improved due to declined siltation
This study was designed to assess the impact of stability resulting from the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on the most food insecure and nutritionally vulnerable areas and groups in southern Sudan and the Three Areas, and make recommendations about how Title II and Disaster Assistance (DA) resources should be used in addressing the prevailing food security issues.
Cyclone Sidr (Category IV) with wind speeds of up to 240 kilometres per hour hit Bangladesh on 15 November causing significant damage to life, housing, livelihoods and productive infrastructure. WFP has responded with an emergency operation and is providing assistance in 9 of the worst affected districts.
The objectives of this WFP and Partners Food Security Assessment are to characterize the initial impact of the cyclone on household food security and livelihoods.
This report primarily draws on information from fieldwork conducted from 2005-2007 throughout Karamoja and in neighboring districts of Uganda, Sudan and Kenya. We interviewed over 900 individuals and carried out direct and participant observation in manyattas (the social, cultural, political, and economic unit for an extended family or several families), kraals (mobile cattle camps/fortified cattle enclosures) and town centers throughout Karamoja.
- There were no rains received during the month under review.
- Water is available in most part of the district, although there are areas with stresses especially Karo,Farey,Bambo,Kubi onley,Garse,Kamor liban,Omar jillow,Ola,Chir chir,Elele,Kob adhadi,Sake,Guba,Kabo,Qarsa damo, and Tinfa.
- The main sources of water for the month of December were Earth pans, Boreholes, Underground water tanks, River Daua, and Shallows wells.
- On security issues there was conflict at Dusey near Jabibar where two peace elders were killed and four others persons killed at …
Overview- Key Issues
Update on Closure of Gaza Crossings
There was a slight increase in the number of goods allowed to enter Gaza in December compared to November. A total of 1,932 truckloads of goods, including 258 from humanitarian agencies entered Gaza compared to 1,813 in November. On 23 December, Sufa crossing, which was closed on 28 October, was re-opened for food and other commodities, though some exports had been allowed entry through Sufa prior to this on an ad hoc basis.
- The short rain season that set in early in the lowlands and the lower Parts of the plateau in late October and continued to the mid November, continued in some lowland areas particularly Wamba division in the course of the reporting month. The season's rains continue to be characterized by both poor temporal and spatial distribution and are generally light and erratic.
- Light showers continued in some parts of the district in the early part of the month under review.
- There is plenty of high quality forage in most parts of the district except the Northern divisions.
An insignificant shower was received during the month in the District; this resulted in no impact at all on the grazing resources and water sources. A total of 10.5 mm average rainfall was recorded from 1- ALRMP recording station only which reported rainfall.
As a result the quality and quantity of forage worsened and diminished greatly. Water availability for both human and livestock is inadequate. Body condition of livestock is fair mostly for cattle.
Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) est une organisation neutre et indépendante. Sa mission, exclusivement humanitaire, est de protéger la vie et la dignité des victimes de conflits armés et de la violence interne, et de leur porter assistance. Dans les situations de conflit, il dirige et coordonne les activités du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant Rouge.
- Informe del SNU ante Sesión del CRAAN
- Mesa de Donantes sesiona en la RAAN
- Firma de Convenio PPD-Masagni
- Banco Mundial: 17 millones para la emergencia en la RAAN
- UNICEF: Rehabilitación de escuelas
- OPS: Apoyo a la creación de subsedes de salud
- FAO: Apoyo a la recuperación de la Pesca artesanal
- PMA: Concluye segunda entrega de alimentos
- Plan Techo para comunicades del Litoral Norte
- Resumen de la Ejecución del SNU en la RAAN
El Sistema de las Naciones Unidas en Nicaragua presenta la segunda edición …
Somalia - Displacement continues amid ongoing hostilities
Intensified fighting broke out in Mogadishu on October 27th, aggravating an already precarious humanitarian situation.
- Moderate rainfall was received in all pastoral and agro pastoral livelihood zones. Seasonal rainfall during the month virtually benefited the entire district.
- The quality and quantity of browse and pasture had improved virtually in the entire district as a result of the rains thus making satellite herds in the Boni forest to move northwards.
- Small, medium and large water pans contained fair quantities of water.
- In December 2007, the amount of rainfall received across the greater Turkana district was negligible. LODWAR meteorological station recorded a value of 0.5mm, which is lower than the value of 3.5mm recorded in November. This is far much lower than 8.0mm recorded for the same period of referenced (00- 04) year.
- Decline in quality and quantity of pasture has been noted at the lowland wet season grazing areas. The browse conditions have also deteriorated.
- The short rain season has just ended. The average amount of rainfall collected was 38 mm for 4 days.
District situation overview:
- There was no rainfall during the month under review with a mean temperature of over 35.0 C, indicating the onset of the dry season and end of short rain season.
- Availability of milk have improved slightly owing to improved pastures generated in the last rain season and the price of the milk per 750mm bottle reduced to Kshs 35 from kshs 60 /= in Wajir town and as low as 22 kshs in the rural areas, especially in areas like sarman,khorof harar,bute,danaba and Arbajahan.
- Pasture condition is fair to good in most parts of the district especially in …