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02 Dec 2016 description

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561 Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, October 2016 – conclusions and recommendations

583 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– October 2016

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561 Réunion du Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination, octobre 2016 – conclusions et recommandations

583 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvieroctobre 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

Insufficient and uneven rainfall exacerbates ground conditions in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has occurred in western Mauritania. Ground control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Poor early season precipitation has resulted in increasing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout portions of Angola, southern DRC, and northern Zambia.

30 Nov 2016 description

The livestock industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the agricultural economy, contributing approximately 40 percent of the global value of agricultural production. Most of this growth is in response to global changes, such as a growing and increasingly urbanized human population, accompanied by an increase in meat consumption.

30 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

SEPTEMBER– NOVEMBER 2016 RAINFALL HIGHLIGHTS

  • The season started slowly in some areas.

  • During September to November, wetter than normal areas spread over the central and western Angola, eastern Botswana, north-eastern South Africa, northern Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.

  • Seasonally average conditions occurred across north -western DRC, north and west of Tanzania, Madagascar and south Mozambique.

DJF2016/17 RAINFALL UPDATE OUTLOOK SUMMARY

29 Nov 2016 description
report Germanwatch

Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 2015

25 Nov 2016 description

Brussels/Lilongwe, 25 November 2016

As Southern Africa enters the critical lean season, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is in Malawi to visit EU humanitarian aid projects that help communities deal with the effects of prolonged drought. Commissioner Stylianides is meeting President Peter Mutharika before visiting Chikwawa and Zomba districts where nutrition and food assistance is provided to particularly vulnerable households.

25 Nov 2016 description

Uíge - The Japanese ambassador to Angola, Kuniaki Ito, ensured on Tuesday in Luanda his government availability to continue assisting the demining projects and construction of schools in Angola.

Speaking to Angop, the diplomat ensured that the Japanese government is interested in continuing to support the various communal projects in several provinces of the country under the excellent relations of the existing cooperation between the two countries.

24 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • Increasing rates of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) reported in Huila and Cunene provinces; 16,000 children with SAM admitted at health facilities.

  • 300,000 children need support in education;

  • The funding gap for the humanitarian response stands at 82 per cent, mobilization of resources started on February 2015.

Situation Overview

24 Nov 2016 description
report UN News Service

23 novembre 2016 – Les Représentants permanents de la France et de l'Angola auprès des Nations Unies ont fait le point mercredi sur la mission effectuée par le Conseil de sécurité en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et en Angola, du 11 au 14 novembre derniers.

Le Représentant de la France, François Delattre, a estimé que « des compromis seront nécessaires de part et d'autre pour que la RDC connaisse une transition pacifique après le 19 décembre », date de la fin du mandat du Président Joseph Kabila.

22 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • Timely rains commenced in South Africa, Swaziland and eastern Botswana, resulting in planting in some areas and slight improvement in dam levels

  • Slow and erratic onset of rains was observed in northern parts of the region, and an improvement is expected by late November to early December

  • Shortfalls in commercial maize seed availability and farmers’ reduced purchasing power may negatively affect harvest prospects in several countries if unaddressed

Regional Summary

21 Nov 2016 description

EN BREF

60.261
Réfugiés sudsoudanais en RDC, dont la plupart sont nouvellement arrivés.

96.472
Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.

33.862
Réfugiés burundais en RDC.

552.552
Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

4.980
Réfugiés rapatriés de la RDC en 2016.

Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR
436.874 réfugiés, 1.960.1982 * déplacés internes

21 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 60,261
    South Sudanese refugees in DRC, most of them new arrivals.

  • 96,472
    Refugees from the Central African Republic in DRC.

  • 33,862
    Refugees from Burundi in DRC

  • 552,552
    Congolese refugees in African countries

  • 4,980
    Refugees repatriated from DRC in 2016.

18 Nov 2016 description

To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016: U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 17, 2016

17 Nov 2016 description

L'Initiative met en relief le rôle essentiel de l'agriculture dans l'action climatique consécutivement à l’Accord de Paris

17 novembre 2016, Rome - Reconnaissant le fardeau disproportionné que le changement climatique fait peser sur les petits Etats insulaires en développement (PEID), la FAO vient d’annoncer son soutien aux efforts déployés par six pays insulaires africains en vue de rendre leur agriculture plus résiliente face aux chocs climatiques tout en stimulant leur développement économique.

17 Nov 2016 description

Initiative underlines agriculture’s essential role in post-Paris climate action

17 November 2016, Rome -- Recognizing the disproportionate burden that climate change places on small island developing states (SIDS), FAO will support six African island nations in their efforts to make their agriculture more resilient to climate shocks and boost economic development, the agency said today.

14 Nov 2016 description

Highlights:

  • The International Grains Council (IGC) maintained South Africa’s 2016/17 maize production estimate of 12.9 million tons, which is 72% higher than the 2015/16 crop (Agbiz, www.agbiz.co.za).)

14 Nov 2016 description

State of Food Insecurity and Vulnerability in the Southern African Development Community

1. Introduction

1.1 Background

12 Nov 2016 description

by Beh Lih Yi | @BehLihYi | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 11 November 2016 10:54 GMT

Three fifths of the 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year lived in just 10 countries

By Beh Lih Yi

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sixty percent of the world's 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year were in 10 countries in Asia and Africa, said a study published on Friday, prompting calls for action to reduce the mortality.

10 Nov 2016 description

40 million people food insecure in Southern Africa* *including in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
9.3 million tonne shortfall in regional crop production

643 000 livestock death
USD 109 million needed for emergency response until mid-2017

SITUATION OVERVIEW