More than 500,000 children at risk of dying from malnutrition. The World Bank announces 348 million euros in aid. The FAO says that they required 1,115 million. Read the digital encounter with Alfonso Verdu, of doctors without borders. The United Nations has demanded Monday an urgent and forceful action against the food crisis in the Horn of Africa.
More than 500,000 children are at risk of imminent death from severe malnutrition, according to UNICEF. Several UN and Government representatives have met urgently in Rome to tackle the humanitarian emergency, especially in two regions of southern Somalia where it has declared a State of famine. The current crisis, according to data provided by the UN Organization for agriculture and food (FAO), affects the whole of the Horn of Africa, including the northern part of Kenya and the region of Karamoja in Uganda. The meeting, held at the headquarters of the FAO, served to bring together the positions of the various actors involved in the fight against hunger in the Horn of Africa with regard to the donor conference to be held next Wednesday in Nairobi, where it is expected to address the economic section of the aid necessary. What most worries UN is the situation that, according to UNICEF, live some 2.3 million children affected by acute malnutrition in Somalia, both in Ethiopia and Kenya, two countries that are receiving the greatest flow of Somali refugees from the areas facing famine.
FAO has stated need for $ 1.6 billion, 1,115 in euros in the next twelve months to deal with the humanitarian emergency. The World Bank the World Bank has announced that it will allocate 500 million dollars (348 million euros) to aid severe drought, totaling 12 million dollars already made available, the institution announced in a statement. It has also reminded that the entity has already announced in April of 2011 that the increase in the prices of products food has led to 44 million people in poverty since June 2010 and a new rise of 10% could push another 10 million people into poverty.
The agency warns that Saturday will be the hottest day. On Thursday the thunderstorm activity in the peninsular Centre will be strengthened. Temperatures tend to rise Wednesday between two and three degrees Centigrade on Tuesday in Aragon, Catalonia and Northern Valencia. Starts a very slight drop in the peninsular Northwest, so that thermometers are placed around the 40 degrees Celsius in the Central and southern Iberian Peninsula. The Meteorological Agency maintains the alert by heat in more than 25 provinces. But the worst is yet to come.
The spokesman of the Aemet, Angel Rivera, has warned that Saturday will be the hottest day. Thursday Rivera pointed out that on Thursday will reinforce the thunderstorm activity especially in the peninsular Centre, where from the early morning and later will be activated in the last hours of the day. Rivera believes that these storms will also be scattered and important but will serve to cool the atmosphere, While in the peninsular interior thermometers will fall about two or three degrees, i.e. heat, but less stressful than on Wednesday. On the other hand, indicated that any rain could register in the peninsular Northwest by the rubbing of a storm that will pass through the North of the Peninsula. Friday the spokesman of the Aemet expected for Friday temperatures keep similar to on Thursday as well as any storm in the northern third and the eastern half. At the same time, has pointed out that there is a small chance that a storm the cold that will have formed on Thursday to the West of the Peninsula, and it seems that it remain stationary until Sunday, moved entering Spain leaving some rainfall and storms. In any case, estimated that there is a possibility of 30 per cent of this happening: most likely cannot come and be a hot time with very few storms.
The hottest Saturday while, on Saturday will be the hottest day since temperatures will rise a little more and will be the values of Tuesday and Wednesday. The areas of greatest heat will be the Mainland northern third where rise clearly and also in the rest of the country least in Andalusia, where will remain about the same. Thus, in the southern third is arrive to 39 or 40 degrees Celsius and 39 degrees Celsius in the downtown area. Also some storms may occur in the Northwest. Finally, said it seems very likely that Sunday a disturbance between the peninsular Northwest and crosses the North, leaving rain and abundant storms to his step, causing a decline in temperatures of light character to moderate in the Atlantic slope. Source of the news: the Aemet maintains alerts by heat in more than 25 provinces
20MINUTOS.es can avoid extra costs of up to 950 euros in subsequent repairs. We must review sinks of the terrace and the pluvial boxes. We must monitor the cleaning of the gutters to prevent its possible binding. In the garden, there to cover the furniture and electrical installation. The rains of autumn, intense this year, bring to housing problems of leakage of water, electrical damage, breakage of pipes and crystals, and blockages. In fact, at the time of heavy rains the number increases claims in households.
The major damage in homes are derivatives of the direct and indirect impact of the water. Breaks from awnings and blinds by high winds are also frequent. Follow the electrical damage, short circuits and damage resulting from fire, explosion and lightning falls. This situation better it will be to prevent than cure. Prepare ourselves in time may be considerable savings in subsequent repairs, since expenditure of a fault caused by problems of leaks or floods after heavy rains can exceed the 950 euros. To avoid risks, prevent accidents and save us later repairs, we can follow the advice of maintenance and prevention that dan from Reparalia. Terrace sumps and storm manholes in autumn it is current that the trees shed their leaves and wind to build up remains of plants, plastic or garbage of small size in places and streets.
This also occurs in homes and terraces sinks are clogged superficially, what makes that it floods the terrace causing flooding. Sometimes, f iltraciones or, even, overflows can cause that water reaches the room or rooms, which could reach a cost of approximately 900 euros depending on the damage. The same thing happens with the boxes of sewerage and stormwater systems. These pieces have to keep clean since they collect all the water from rain, and if they have accumulated waste residue, it is likely that they end up clogging, without speaking of the noises and odors that consequently they will appear. The cost means of unclogging a pipe around 75 euros. Roofs and chimneys roofs are another source of leaks and flooding. Cleaning gutters, should be monitored since your jam may cause overflows of water and the weight of this may cause their detachment, with included Texas, and would have to assume an expense of approximately 300 euros. It is also advisable to place a CAP that would prevent the entry of elements through the chimney and make sure that the Windows are well sealed to prevent leaks. Easels or limes of convergence of the roof are usually waterproofed with paintings of chlororubbers, but with the thermal differences just cuarteando, so it is advisable to clean up and repainted every two years. Elements outdoors in the garden, the weather can ruin the furniture with water, cold or the first hail. In addition, strong wind may cause any piece is released and finish breaking crystals or pipes. Cover them with protectors or plastic. At times rainy, Furthermore, most shorts are due the lack of isolation of the electrical installation, so make sure that there are no broken or damaged devices which enable the water inlet. Also special attention if accounts with terraces or patios equipped with awnings, antennas or appliances. See more: recommendations to protect our home from the rains