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Madagascar: Urgent call for assistance

November 2023–May 2024








FAO. 2023. Madagascar: Urgent call for assistance, November 2023–May 2024. Rome.



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    Emergency Agriculture Livelihoods Support for Displaced People and Host Communities in the Province of Cabo Delgado, Northern Mozambique - TCP/MOZ/3804 2023
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    Extremely susceptible to climate shocks, Mozambique has experienced cyclical droughts and flooding in the last few years, including two major cyclones in 2019. These extreme weather events have compounded the high poverty levels and increased vulnerability across most of the country. According to the Integrated Phase Classification for the period April to September 2022, approximately 1 444 000 people were estimated to be experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity and to be in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, more than 1.1 million people are in the four provinces of Cabo Delgado, Niassa, Nampula and Zambézia, where many of the country’s Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are concentrated. In Cabo Delgado, the conflict continues to exacerbate the food insecurity crisis. Violent attacks by insurgents are increasing and expanding to new districts, with the situation expected to become worse. Currently, 1 028 743 people have been displaced as a result of the insecurity situation and the number of people in need in northern Mozambique has been estimated at 1.4 million. Both IDPs and their host communities are fully dependent on agriculture, fishery, livestock and forestry production for their livelihoods and income. The intensity of the crisis and its impact on the food and nutrition security of the affected populations call for timely and coordinated humanitarian support to rebuild agricultural livelihoods and enable people to become self-reliant and productive once again.
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    The Republic of Honduras | Urgent call for assistance
    Hurricanes Eta and Iota
    2020
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    Hurricanes Eta and Iota are the most severe natural hazards that have hit Honduras in more than 20 years. Early November, Category 4 Hurricane Eta started bringing torrential rains and winds as strong as 275 km/h in northern Honduras. During its slow three-day journey over Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala, Eta downgraded to a tropical storm and then onto a tropical depression, with heavy rains in much of Honduras and causing river levels to rise, flooding and landslides across the country. On 16 November 2020, Category 5 Hurricane Iota made landfall, which went from being a major storm to a tropical depression following almost the same path as Eta. Hurricane Iota caused even more flooding and wind damage, affecting already vulnerable communities following the passage of Eta, further aggravating humanitarian needs and food insecurity. In a country where 1.65 million people were facing acute food insecurity at crisis or worse levels, the impact of the hurricanes is likely to have increased the number of people in IPC Phase 3+. This is linked to the sudden decrease in food access and availability, labour, loss of productive assets and crops, damage in production areas, supply and the depletion of food reserves. The livelihoods of rural populations are devastated and the situation is threatening the most vulnerable population groups, who experience higher constraints in accessing food, and will face a rapid deterioration of their food security and nutrition, forcing them to adopt negative coping mechanisms.
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    Northern Ethiopia | Urgent call for assistance
    Tigray, Afar, Amhara
    2021
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    Northern Ethiopia is experiencing one of world's worst food crises. As of June 2021, about 5.5 million people in Afar, Amhara and Tigray are in high acute food insecurity, representing nearly 61 percent of the analyzed population. Of these, 353 000 people are in Catastrophe level of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 5) in Tigray alone, the highest numbers recorded in the last decade. Since November 2020, when the conflict erupted, 1.7 million people have been displaced across Tigray and into neighbouring regions. The conflict commenced at the peak of the main agricultural season (Meher) harvest period when many households had not yet harvested their crops. It is estimated over 90 percent of the crop harvest was lost (looted, burned and/or destroyed) and 15 percent of the region’s 17 million livestock were reported looted or slaughtered. Given that the majority of households depend on subsistence agriculture, the loss of their harvest and production inputs has had a devastating impact on their food security and nutrition – 2 million people require urgent livelihood assistance. In response to the dire situation, FAO has already reprogrammed USD 2 million to immediately support agropastoral and pastoral households with seeds and livestock vaccination and treatment, but more needs to be done. FAO has developed a response plan and requires USD 30 million to assist 1.4 million people in need through December 2021. A worsening crisis can be prevented if action is taken now at scale to provide vulnerable communities in northern Ethiopia with vital livelihood assistance.

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