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El Niño Could Bring Drought and Famine in West Africa - Climate Central
25/05 - 2015

Climate Central

El Niño Could Bring Drought and Famine in West Africa
Climate Central
A global weather phenomenon could cause a famine in the Sahel this year by combining with already dry conditions to create a “double whammy” for the region, scientists and aid groups have warned. Professor Adam Scaife, a long term forecaster at the UK ...

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Illovo Drops to 6-Year Low on South Africa Drought, Sugar Prices - Bloomberg
25/05 - 2015

Bloomberg

Illovo Drops to 6-Year Low on South Africa Drought, Sugar Prices
Bloomberg
Illovo Sugar Ltd. slumped to a six-year low in Johannesburg trading after saying a drought in South Africa will drag down profit next year. Illovo dropped as much as 12 percent to 18.59 rand, the lowest intraday price since October 2008. The company ...
Drought hurts Tongaat sugar productioniAfrica.com
UPDATE 2-Low sugar prices hurt S.Africa's Illovo Sugar, TongaatReuters
Tough times for Illovo Sugar's local outputBDlive
Moneyweb.co.za -Eyewitness News -CNBCAfrica.com
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El Niño could bring drought and famine in west Africa, scientists warn - Sierra Leone Times
21/05 - 2015

El Niño could bring drought and famine in west Africa, scientists warn
Sierra Leone Times
A global weather phenomenon could cause a famine in the Sahel this year by combining with already dry conditions to create a "double whammy" for the region, scientists and aid groups have warned. Professor Adam Scaife, a long term forecaster at the UK ...

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Drought-hit Southern Africa at risk of food shortage: WFP - Yahoo News
11/05 - 2015

Drought-hit Southern Africa at risk of food shortage: WFP
Yahoo News
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Southern Africa faces possible food shortages over the next few months due to a severe drought in the 'maize belt' of South Africa, where a lack of rain had caused crop failure rates of over 50 percent, the World Food Programme ...

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Brace for water shortages as drought cuts reserves - Moneyweb.co.za
20/05 - 2015

Moneyweb.co.za

Brace for water shortages as drought cuts reserves
Moneyweb.co.za
Drought in eastern and central South Africa around the turn of the year has slashed corn and sugar output and may trigger water shortages for homes and businesses. Weaker river flow also threatens water quality. South Africa is the 30th-driest nation ...

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News from Reliefweb

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World: Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit Missions in 2014
22/04 - 2015
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Environment Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Georgia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Philippines, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, World

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.

World: ReliefWeb User Survey Results 2014
18/04 - 2015
Source: ReliefWeb
Country: World

World: ReliefWeb Highlights 2014
24/02 - 2015
Source: ReliefWeb
Country: World

2014 was another record year for ReliefWeb, with over 4.97 million users accessing ReliefWeb more than 12 million times.

We added more than 54,000 reports and maps to ReliefWeb and covered all the year’s major crises such as the West Africa Ebola outbreak, Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

We also introduced some great new initiatives that were designed to help you more easily access the humanitarian information on ReliefWeb. These included: Improved API, Organization Pages, Disaster Alerts, New filters and advanced search, and Content Trends.

World: Surge Capacity Section: 2014 Surge Deployments
13/02 - 2015
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

In 2014, the Surge Capacity Section (SCS) in the Emergency Services Branch carried out 209 deployments to 29 countries: 93 from the Emergency Response Roster (ERR), 72 from the Stand-By Partnership Programme (SBPP), 33 from the Associates Surge Pool (ASP), eight from the Senior Surge roster and three from the Roaming Emergency Surge Officer (RESO)/Roaming Operational Stability Officer (ROSO) roster.

World: United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC)
9/02 - 2015
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team is part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies. UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency.
UNDAC, as a tool of OCHA, also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.

World: Violence against aid workers in 2013 [EN/FR/SP]
19/08 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

2013 set a new record for violence against civilian aid operations, with 251 separate attacks affecting 460 aid workers. The spike in attacks in 2013 was driven by escalating conflicts and deterioration of governance in countries like Syria and South Sudan.

Violencia contra trabajadores humanitarios en 2013

El año 2013 marcó un nuevo record en actos de violencia contra operaciones de ayuda, con 251 ataques efectuados a 460 trabajadores humanitarios. Este repunte es liderado por conflictos en progreso y el deterioro de la gobernabilidad en paises como Siria y Sudán del Sur.

Violences contre les humanitaires en 2013

L'année 2013 a enregisté un record de violence contre les opérations humanitaires, avec 251 attaques faisant 460 victimes parmi le personnel humanitaire. La hausse des attaques est due notamment à l'escalade des conits et la détérioration de la gouvernance dans les pays comme la Syrie et le Soudan du Sud

News from Preventionweb

PreventionWeb

PreventionWeb Documents & Publications
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Financing Vietnam's response to climate change: building a sustainable future
22/05 - 2015
The brochure contains key findings and recommendations of the Climate Public Expenditure and Investment Review (CPEIR), which calls for Vietnam to develop a concrete action plan to bolster its efforts to ensure a climate-resilient future. It proposes short- and long-term initiatives to further mainstream climate change into Vietnam's policy, planning...
ANDROID report: disaster resilience education and research roadmap for Europe 2030
22/05 - 2015
The roadmap sets out five key challenges and opportunities in moving from 2015 to 2030 and aimed at addressing the challenges of the recently announced Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. It brings together existing literature in the field, as well as the results of various analysis and study projects undertaken by project partners,...
Safeguarding against disasters in Ethiopia
22/05 - 2015
This brochure is part of a series highlighting the World Bank's achievements in disaster risk management initiatives. The brochure describes that in Ethiopia four regional local area networks, with support from the World Bank and the Global Facility Disaster Risk Reduction, were able to increase the government's response and information sharing...
Gender and diversity for urban resilience: An analysis
21/05 - 2015
This publication sets out the principles and policies that guide IFRC's approach to addressing gender differences in disaster management. It gives examples of gender and diversity based risks and vulnerabilities in urban area and draws specific attention to the social and economic inequalities, which need to be considered in urban environments...
Resilience Development Initiative: newsletter vol I January - March 2015
21/05 - 2015
Vol 1 January - March 2015This newsletter outlines RDI activities from January to March 2015 with a profile of its lecture series in 2015 on disaster risk financing, cultural heritage focus on disaster risk management, and water conservation.RDI further highlights an enhancement to their resilience network, a new partnership with the Environmental Engineering...
The effects of climate change on internal and international migration: implications for developing countries
21/05 - 2015
This working paper informs the development community about the effects of climate change on migration patterns within and out of developing countries, concentrating on the economic aspects of migration.The paper focuses on decisions by people confronted with gradual environmental change, less on people forced to leave by sudden environmental shocks...

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