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Drought: California agriculture can learn from Africa - Chico Enterprise-Record
24/03 - 2015

Drought: California agriculture can learn from Africa
Chico Enterprise-Record
Over the past few years, this drought has left farms and livestock in California thirsty and farmers unsure of what to do. And it has forced the areas with the most overexploited groundwater basins to develop sustainable local water management plans.

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South Africa end World Cup knockout drought with quarter-final rout of Sri Lanka - Sydney Morning Herald
18/03 - 2015

Sydney Morning Herald

South Africa end World Cup knockout drought with quarter-final rout of Sri Lanka
Sydney Morning Herald
When Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat, the first act in the nightmare of every South African cricket fan had been played out. The rest of the game, however, was a dream for the Proteas. Many expected this to be the most ...

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South Africa's Worst Drought Since 1992 Prompts Corn Imports - UkrAgroConsult
20/03 - 2015

Moneyweb.co.za

South Africa's Worst Drought Since 1992 Prompts Corn Imports
UkrAgroConsult
The nation's inflation rate fell to a four-year low of 3.9 percent in February, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday. While price growth has stayed inside the bank's 3 percent to 6 percent target range for six months, the drought may add to ...
SA starts importing maize again, 1m tons neededBizNews

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South Africa to stay net corn exporter, despite drought - Agrimoney.com
23/03 - 2015

South Africa to stay net corn exporter, despite drought
Agrimoney.com
The incentive from soaring prices will prompt South African farmers to lift corn area for next year's harvest, US officials said, cautioning of a sharper-than-expected drop in exports too. The US Department of Agriculture's Pretoria bureau forecast a ...

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S.Africa's drought forces corn importing - CNBCAfrica.com
26/03 - 2015

CNBCAfrica.com

S.Africa's drought forces corn importing
CNBCAfrica.com
South Africa is the continent's largest producer of grain but because of server drought condition the country is being forced to import corn. Yesterday's Crop Estimates Committee meeting revealed that in 2015 things will stay almost the same joining ...

News from Reliefweb

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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

World: CERF underfunded emergencies: 2014 2nd round, as of 21 July 2014
24/07 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gambia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, World

In June 2014, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$75 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support 11 countries in two regions where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low: West Africa’s Sahel and the Horn of Africa. With this regional approach, CERF aims to help relief agencies address the complex and interlinked regional consequences of violent conflict, mass displacement of people and deepening food insecurity. This is the second of two annual Underfunded Emergencies (UFE) rounds.

World: World: Keeping up with megatrends
15/04 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Environment Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

A study on the implications of climate change and urbanization for environmental emergency preparedness and response

Climate change: Climate-related disasters affected an estimated 2.6 billion people between 1999 and 2009, with the cost of responding to such disasters increasing tenfold between 1992 and 2008.

Urbanization: More than half of the world’s population lives in cities and, by 2030, the urban population is expected to exceed 5 billion.

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News from Preventionweb

PreventionWeb

PreventionWeb Documents & Publications
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Performance monitoring framework - for the comprehensive disaster strategy & framework 2014-2024
27/03 - 2015
This document articulates results, indicators, baselines and targets to monitor progress on targets and assess performance for the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy 2014 - 2024. The articulation refers not only to the linkages inside the strategy, but also between the strategy and the plan, in terms of the contribution of the plan to...
Lineamientos metodológicos para análisis de vulnerabilidad en función de elementos esenciales
27/03 - 2015
La presente publicación es el tercer volumen de una colección de reflexiones y aportes metodológicos en torno a la vulnerabilidad, delinea la metodología para analizar la vulnerabilidad a partir de la identificación de elementos esenciales, para luego comprender su vulnerabilidad. Esta herramienta ha demostrado ser un instrumento práctico y factible...
Marco de referencia conceptual sobre vulnerabilidad territorial
27/03 - 2015
La presente publicación forma parte de una colección de reflexiones y aportes metodológicos en torno a la vulnerabilidad. Este documento es el primero de la serie y consta de dos partes en la primera recopila algunas vertientes conceptuales sobre vulnerabilidad y en la segunda analiza diferentes estudios de vulnerabilidad en función de diferentes...
Infographic: how disasters drive hunger
26/03 - 2015
A world with zero hunger needs disaster risk reduction:This infographic shows how disasters affect hunger and malnutrition, and how hunger and malnutrition increase disaster risk. More than 80 per cent of hungry people live in disaster-prone areas and in degraded environments that multiply the damage that disasters create. Disasters affect the economic...
Estudios y herramientas para lo comprensión de la vulnerabilidad territorial en Ecuador: principales aportes metodológicos
25/03 - 2015
La presente publicación forma parte de una colección de reflexiones y aportes metodológicos en torno a la vulnerabilidad. Este documento sistematiza las herramientas de vulnerabilidad producidas en el Ecuador. Analiza cada documento a partir de diferentes variables que lo componen y va identificando complementariedades...
Mobile for development: how public-private partnerships between telecommunications and humanitarian agencies can save lives
25/03 - 2015
The infographic, released by the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) in preparation for their upcoming "AIDF Asia: Aid & Response Summit" in June 2015, visualizes the growing ubiquity of the mobile phone in the developing world. The infographic explains how public-private partnerships between telecommunications and...

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