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.
FSAU and partners conducted five nutrition surveys(1) in South Central Somalia in the last two weeks of November 2007. Results indicate sustained Critical levels of acute malnutrition in most areas, without any significant change from previous surveys conducted in the same areas. Quality checks using Nutrisurvey indicated the findings of all surveys were of an appropriate standard to publish.
Durante el mes de diciembre aumentó de nuevo la cifra de secuestros, a pesar de que el Gobierno declaró que la situación de seguridad había mejorado notablemente en el =FAltimo año. El Ejecutivo también anunció la creación del nuevo Consejo Electoral Provisional, cuya labor había generado mucha controversia en los =FAltimos años.
Pledges and contributions
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is pleased to acknowledge the receipt of a new contribution (as of 30 November) made by Chile ($30,000). Meanwhile, Italy pledged an additional $1,393,592 for 2007. OCHA encourages all Member States to turn their pledges into contributions as soon as possible.
During 2007, the CERF Secretariat organized several training workshops in Bangkok, Dakar, Geneva, Nairobi, New York, Panama City, and Rome to improve the use of the Fund.
- 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.
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.
- 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 …
Pastoral and Agro-pastoral livelihood zones (Kirindon, Lolgorian and parts of Kilgoris & Pirrar divisions) -
- Recorded about 4 rainy days on average, similar to that of the previous month, not well spread in time and space. The water situation (for both livestock & people) was worsening. Milk production was low, attributed to the declining water and pasture levels.
- Pasture quantity was low and the livestock body condition was still fair. The trend was downward and similar to that of the previous months.
- The month marks the cessation of the Oct-Dec short rains, which have been gauged as below normal in some parts, mainly the marginal mixed faming livelihood zones. Crop performance ranged between good and poor, despite this being the season most depended upon.
- Forage availability and accessibility was normal in the month remained normal, whereby livestock gazed within the normal grazing grounds. Water situation however is abnormal in the marginal mixed farming livelihood zones of Kathagacini, Maragwa and Kanjoro where least amounts of rainfall were received.
- The district experienced some scattered showers in the month under review but was not sufficient to sustain meaningful crop growth or rejuvenate the already withered crops in most areas of the district.
- The district, however, had adequate pasture and natural vegetation during the month. Available pasture will last between 1 and two months
- Natural rivers, dams and pans were the main water sources in the last four weeks for both livestock and domestic use.
- The amount of rainfall received across the livelihood zones reduced
- The distribution was also less scattered compared to last month
- The rainfall received on average was 13.95mm compared to 32.5mm the previous month
- The rain season set in late and seems to have ended earlier than expected
- so far there no water conflicts and rivers remain the major water sources
- rainfall in the upper catchment zones has stabilized this condition
- food stocks are however reducing at the household level most farmers are in their second weeding …
- The District has not received any rainfall over the last month and is facing acute water shortage.
- The food security situation is likely to deteriorate further in the district due to below normal rainfall for merti and Sericho division where no rainfall was received.
- Livestock body condition is stable in all areas.
- Pasture and browses are depleting faster than usual in central and kina division.
- 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.
- 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.