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 - Situation overview The 2015/16 agricultural season in Southern Africa was the driest in 35 years. In a region where over 70 percent of the population is dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, and following two, and in some cases three, consecutive years of drought, El Niño has had devastating impacts on the lives ...read more
12/09/2016
 - Haiti was severely hit by drought for three consecutive years, which was exacerbated by the El Niño phenomenon in 2015. Food insecurity and malnutrition have worsened dramatically and according to the National Coordination on Food Security there are about 300 000 households severely food insecure (Phase 3 of the Integrated Food Security ...read more
05/09/2016
 - Key messages  Food insecurity rates improved slightly but remain high, according to the newly released Mid-Year Review of Ethiopia’s Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), with the number of people requiring food assistance moving from 10.2 million (January, 2016) to 9.7 million (August, 2016). Livestock sector needs have more than tripled since the start ...read more
30/08/2016
 - Against the backdrop of the worst drought in Viet Nam in 90 years - attributed to the El Niño weather event, 52 out of the 63 provinces (83 percent) have been affected by drought and 18 provinces have declared state of emergencies, as of June 2016. Coupled with impacts from the drought, in coastal ...read more
23/08/2016
 - The publication will consolidate, from the different sources available, a synthetic analysis on La Niña which will highlight these key aspects: Current forecast for the potential occurrence of La Niña in 2016; Overview of typical La Niña impact patterns; and Potential Early Action opportunities. This document will act as an informative ...read more
16/08/2016
 - The El Niño phenomenon poses a global threat to the agricultural livelihoods of millions of people. In Southern Africa, the impacts of El Niño have been felt across all sectors — food security, nutrition, agriculture, water and sanitation, energy, health and education — which leads to the suffering of vulnerable populations ...read more
10/08/2016
 - Background and purpose The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of more than 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and ...read more
04/08/2016
 - In Southern Africa, the effects of the 2015/16 El Niño event continue to devastate the lives and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers, pastoralists and agropastoralists. Two, and in some cases three, consecutive seasons of drought and poor harvests have particularly hit vulnerable families, as prices of staple foods have ...read more
26/07/2016
 - Key messages The impact of the current El Niño is overwhelming for any one agency or government and requires concerted and decisive assistance from the international community. This is primarily a food and agriculture crisis. Of the almost USD 4 billion required to meet the humanitarian demands of El Niño affected countries, ...read more
06/07/2016
 - The Dry Corridor in Central America, in particular Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, is experiencing one of the worst droughts of the last ten years with over 3.5 million in need of humanitarian assistance. Smallscale producers and rural communities remain the most vul-nerable to drought, an important socio-economic phenomenon given ...read more
29/06/2016
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