Tag: Food security

Hunger Rises in Somalia as El Nino Floods Loom


Warning: htmlspecialchars_decode() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/mickeyglantz/public_html/wp-content/plugins/user-submitted-posts/library/core-functions.php on line 220

Reuters  Sep. 01, 2015 NAIROBI: The number of Somalis in hunger has risen in the past six months, the United Nations said Monday, predicting a further spike as the Horn of Africa nation braces itself for the worst flooding in decades. Following a poor cereal harvest caused by […]

Drought and Frost Resistant Crop Seeds to be Distributed in El Niño Affected Areas


Warning: htmlspecialchars_decode() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/mickeyglantz/public_html/wp-content/plugins/user-submitted-posts/library/core-functions.php on line 220

Approved for Release: 9 November 2015 The Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP, has announced that seedlings for hybrid drought resistant crops that can better cope with El Niño conditions will be distributed through drought and frost affected areas of the country. PM O’Neill said the Government, […]

El Niño may trigger floods, famine and sickness in much of the world


Warning: htmlspecialchars_decode() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/mickeyglantz/public_html/wp-content/plugins/user-submitted-posts/library/core-functions.php on line 220

Monte Morin LA Times   A fog of suffocating smoke settles over the Indonesian countryside, sickening hundreds of thousands of people and triggering an environmental crisis. In Peru, officials abandon plans to host the lucrative Dakar Rally and prepare instead for torrential rains and devastating floods. And in […]

Continuing El Niño drives increased food insecurity across many regions


Warning: htmlspecialchars_decode() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/mickeyglantz/public_html/wp-content/plugins/user-submitted-posts/library/core-functions.php on line 220

Summary October 8, 2015 The strong El Niño of 2015 has contributed to suppressed rainfall over northern East Africa and Central America and the Caribbean (Figure 1), significantly limiting agricultural and pastoral potential, and straining local livelihoods. These impacts are contributing to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food […]

El Niño Strikes Ethiopia


Warning: htmlspecialchars_decode() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/mickeyglantz/public_html/wp-content/plugins/user-submitted-posts/library/core-functions.php on line 220

Ethiopia is suffering its worst drought in more than a decade, a condition exacerbated by El Niño, the water-warming phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean that has affected weather patterns and reduced rainfall levels across a large chunk of Africa, hitting Ethiopia particularly hard. More than 80 percent of […]