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    Emergency Support for Small-Scale Farmers Affected by Floods in the Southern Region of Malawi in 2019 - TCP/MLW/3703 2022
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    The majority of the population of Malawi depends on rainfed smallholder agriculture The country is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and climatic shocks, which are increasing in intensity, frequency and unpredictability, making climate resilience ever more vital to safeguard its development gains and secure a more prosperous future Agriculture plays an important role in the economy and vital for the livelihoods of most Malawians, including for national food self sufficiency and household food and nutrition security The agricultural sector is dominated by crops, while other sub sectors, such as livestock and fisheries, are comparatively small and their share of employment is much higher than their contribution to gross domestic product These are an important source of food and nutrition policy The project focused on responding to the severe weather system formed off the eastern coast of Mozambique, which affected Malawi with heavy rain and strong winds and eventually intensified into Cyclone Idai which struck Malawi a second time Floods not only devastated infrastructure for agricultural production (such as land and drainage systems), but also crops and livestock rearing and productive infrastructure, which was partially or totally destroyed Most farmers reported total or partial loss of crops, death of animals and pest and disease outbreaks The consequences for the country were disastrous, causing mass displacement of people and affecting 15 districts and 2 cities.
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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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    Subregional Central America | Hurricanes Eta and Iota
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    2021
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    Central America has been severely affected by a record-breaking hurricane season, with Category 4 Hurricane Eta raging through the region at the beginning of November, followed by Category 5 Hurricane Iota just about two weeks later. The heavy rains, strong winds, flash floods and storm surges triggered by the Hurricanes have affected a total of about 8.3 million people across Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, which are already hard hit by years of erratic weather patterns and more recently by the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, resulting in potentially significant catastrophic impacts. Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua were the most heavily affected countries in the region. Supporting small-scale farmers and other affected households who lost crops and productive assets from the early onset of the lean season through the primera harvest (March‑September 2021) is essential to restore their livelihoods.

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