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Famine Prevention and Response
North-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing devastating humanitarian crises.
To avert a humanitarian catastrophe, the United Nations and our partners have dramatically scaled up operations.
21 Sep 2017
Description: In September 2017, the heads of the UN food agencies - FAO, IFAD and WFP - traveled together to Ethiopia to assess how to work closer together to eradicate hunger and poverty. With visits to the drought-hit Somali region and the more developed Tigray region, they examined how to narrow the gap between humanitarian and development investments to ensure people are more resilient to droughts and other climate shocks.
20 Sep 2017
Description: Daily Press Briefing: Guest, Responsibility to Protect, Hurricane Irma, Climate, Myanmar, South Sudan, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Field Support, Lebanon, Education, Colombia, Mali
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
- NEED FOR PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE, WAR CRIMES, AS STRONG AS EVER – U.N. CHIEF TELLS SECURITY COUNCIL
- U.N. DEPLOYS SUPPORT TO COMMUNITIES THAT WILL BE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE IRMA
- U.N. FORUM TO DISCUSS FINANCE FOR RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE
- U.N. DISTRIBUTING FOOD AID TO PEOPLE FLEEING FROM MYANMAR’S RAKHINE STATE
- U.N. MISSION REPORTS MORE PEOPLE LEAVING LARGEST REFUGEE CAMP IN SOUTH SUDAN
- NIGERIA: GOVERNMENT AND U.N. RESPONDING TO CHOLERA OUTBREAK
- HALF A MILLION PEOPLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO CHOLERA VACCINE WITHIN WEEKS IN SIERRA LEONE SAYS U.N. HEALTH AGENCY
- U.N. OFFICIAL LAUNCHES NEW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN MALI
- U.N. MOURNS DEATH OF LEBANESE SOLDIERS, COMMENDS ARMED FORCES EFFORT TO SAFEGUARD LEBANON
- CONFLICT AND POVERTY HAVE STALLED PROGRESS ON EDUCATION RATES OVER THE PAST DECADE –U.N.I.C.E.F.
- COLOMBIA: U.N. CHIEF WELCOMES TEMPORARY CEASEFIRE BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY
- MALI: SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS ATTACK ON U.N. CONVOY
- SOMALIA: U.N. CLOSELY MONITORING DEVELOPMENTS IN HIRSHABELLE STATE
Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/ossg/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=6+September+2017
06 Sep 2017
Description: Heavy rainfall started from the midnight of 12 August 2017. The vast area of the southern Terai floodplains was inundated, resulting in severe flooding with huge impacts on lives, livelihood, food security and infrastructure across 26 of Nepal’s 75 districts.
Community based Flood Early Warning System (EWS) established by Practical Action together with Nepal Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) in major river basins of Nepal played a vital role in saving thousands of lives.
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06 Sep 2017
Description: This event, drawing on the World Food Programme's (WFP) 2017 global stocktake of food assistance, brings together voices from across academic, NGO and donor communities.
05 Sep 2017
Description: In this video, experts discuss the role climate change plays as a conflict multiplier. Key aspects include shocks in food production and the disintegration of livelihood systems, putting increased pressure on local populations that are dependent on agricultural activities. Land restoration, climate change mitigation and early warning systems can be supported by effective global governance for curtailing climate-related risks to peace.
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"Numerous experts fear that climate change exists as a risk factor for peace. One key impact is that climate change is likely to disrupt food production in many regions. This will have serious consequences for local livelihoods - particularly those dependent on farming, fishing and herding. Others will also be affected, as the risk of public unrest and civil conflict intensifies when food prices and availability become more volatile.
Oli Brown (http://bit.ly/UNEProle):
Climate change plays out in many different ways around food security and water and land and so on. Fundamentally, it’s redrawing the maps of our world and that is very destabilizing, it potentially makes life a lot more difficult in different parts of the world through food security problems, through internal displacement, through problems of water.
Sue Lautze (http://bit.ly/FAOclim):
There can be no food security without peace, there also cannot be any peace without food security!
John Liu (http://bit.ly/trueWealth):
Well, it is pretty complex because you have geologic, evolutionary, and human history and so we have millions of years of data and thousands of years of data and it says human beings have damaged natural ecosystem function on a planetary scale. And it seems to me that climate change is more of a symptom than an actual end result and we have also seen that it is possible to rehabilitate large scale damaged ecosystems. This knowledge is a responsibility. This is the way to end poverty. This is the way to have sufficient water resources, to have food security and this is the way to address climate change.
As demographic change puts additional pressure on agricultural systems, it’s more important than ever to safeguard the biosphere’s ability to produce enough food to fulfill humanity’s needs. It is crucial, therefore, to ensure that vulnerable communities are able to adapt to negative impacts.
Kitty van der Heijden (http://bit.ly/NileWater):
Take one example in my own backyard, I live in Ethiopia, as I said, in the province of the north of Tigray. You know, heavily stricken by El Niño, climate impacts, huge food insecurity – so what do you do? Years ago, we started with many other partners to talk about restoring degraded lands. You can do that with very simple means: Giving the farmers ownership over the trees. By now farmers themselves, with their own hands, moved 90 million tons of soil, of dirt and of stones to help with water harvesting, for terassing of the hilly terrain. If you look at that region now, it is the one region that is still food secure, that despite the drought, despite El Niño. It did not cost a heck of a lot of money.
Land restoration is but one example of many actions which can be taken to ensure food security and prevent conflict. Other examples include climate change mitigation, improving access to food or refining early warning/early action systems. Global governance can support these efforts, for example by coordinating the responses, reforming trade regimes, and establishing equitable insurance schemes. To learn more about climate change, food security and conflict, and to find recommendations, have a look at the interactive ECC Factbook:
• Global Food Price Shocks. ECC Factbook: http://bit.ly/FoodPriceShock
• Food price volatility and fragility in the MENA region. Climate Diplomacy: http://bit.ly/MENAfoodprice
• Supporting Global Food Security in a Changing Climate Through Transatlantic Cooperation By Michael Werz and Benjamin Pohl: http://bit.ly/TransCoopFS"
This interview was conducted at the Planetary Security Conference in The Hague, 5-6 December 2016. It is produced by Paul Müller-Hahl (Lichtbilder Filmproduktion) and directed by Stella Schaller (adelphi).
04 Sep 2017
Description: Our INSPIRE project has helped 1,200 smallholder farmers diversify into indigenous chicken farming in the Manicaland province of Zimbabwe, improving their livelihoods.
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24 Aug 2017
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22 Aug 2017
Description: Your support means hard cash can be distributed to the most vulnerable in Yemen, giving them the flexibility to buy the foodstuffs their families need to survive, whilst respecting their independence.
CARE International's Zakaria Saeed introduces the cash distribution programme in Lahj, were your aid has already helped 276 households.
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28 Jul 2017
Description: Caritas are working with partners in South Sudan to respond to a serious food shortage. Caritas is currently collecting donations to respond to this emergency.
28 Jul 2017
Description: Mary’s Meals: A Fruit Of Medjugorje is an inspiring new film about how a family trip to a pilgrimage town inspired the founding of a global movement, which today provides life-changing school meals to more than 1.2 million of the world’s poorest children every school day. Mary’s Meals is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own child in poverty. We consist of, respect and reach out to people of all faiths and none.
To find out more visit: www.marysmeals.org/who-we-are/our-history/
25 Jul 2017
Description: This month's overview summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries, including East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Large needs will persist in parts of Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia where conflict, and the impacts of drought on pastoralists will continue to drive acute food insecurity.
A confirmed presence of fall armyworm in parts of West, East, and Southern Africa is likely to affect crop production. FEWS NET will continue to monitor the situation in the coming months.
An El Nino is no longer anticipated to occur in the coming months and seasonal forecasts indicate average to above-average rainfall in parts of the Horn of Africa during both the June-September and October-December rainy seasons. This should have positive implications for livestock production, agricultural production, and livestock-to-cereals terms of trade. However, in pastoral areas where significant livestock sales and deaths occurred due to drought, several consecutive good rainy seasons are needed before herd sizes return to normal and food access improves.
24 Jul 2017