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 - Key messages Recent violence is expected to exacerbate already unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food insecurity in Juba and across South Sudan. The latest IPC projection of 4.8 million people facing severe food insecurity is anticipated to rise, with some areas facing hunger crises. Information collection and analysis on the deteriorating food ...read more
28/07/2016
 - 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
 - Key messages As a result of the socio-political crisis and floods, rural and urban populations in Burundi have sold part of their assets, crops and small livestock, causing the deterioration of their already fragile livelihoods. An estimated 90 000 people were affected by the El Niño phenomenon (heavy rains, strong winds, floods ...read more
08/06/2016
 - Highlights Cereals and starchy roots production in 2015 dropped to its lowest level in 12 years, after two consecutive years of drought. Food availability in 2015/16 is being sustained by imports and a drawdown of stocks. Prices at the beginning of 2016 were at near record levels for maize and at record levels ...read more
23/05/2016
 - Key messages As a result of the socio-political crisis and floods, rural and urban populations in Burundi have sold part of their assets, crops and small livestock, causing the deterioration of their already fragile livelihoods. An estimated 90 000 people were affected by the El Niño phenomenon (heavy rains, strong winds, floods ...read more
11/05/2016
 - Highlights With a projected population of about 11.8 million people in mid-2016, the overall cereal deficit in January-December 2016 marketing year is estimated at about 380 000 tonnes, over 130 000 tonnes (54 percent) more than the deficit estimated for 2015. In late 2015, 49 percent of South Sudan’s population was food ...read more
05/04/2016
 - Presentation on the Global overview of El Niño impacts on agriculture and food security at the UN El Niño meeting in Rome last 17th March 2016.
17/03/2016
 - Presentation on the regional overview of preparedness and response strategies and priorities at the UN El Niño meeting in Rome last 17th March 2016.
17/03/2016
 - Key note by Michel Jarraud, WMO at the UN El Niño meeting in Rome last 17th March 2016.
17/03/2016
 - Presentation by UNICEF at the UN El Niño meeting in Rome last 17th March 2016.
17/03/2016