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27 Mar 2015 description

Cholera Situation:

In Mozambique, 437 new cholera cases were reported since 19 March, which is a significant decrease from 843 new cases the previous week. All provinces registered a decrease in new cases between 22 and 25 March. The response is ongoing.

27 Mar 2015 description

Late season dryness spreads across much of Southern Africa

  1. Below-average rainfall since February has resulted in rainfall deficits in southwestern Ethiopia.
    Rainfall forecast during the next week should help alleviate deficits.

  2. Below-average rainfall over bi-modal northern Tanzania during the past several weeks has increased rainfall deficits and affected crop conditions. A significant increase in rainfall is expected across Tanzania and neighboring countries in late March.

27 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Cholera Outbreaks in Tete, Sofala, Zambezia, Nampula and Niassa provinces

  • 7,073 cases reported since 25 December and 22 March and 53 deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.7%.

  • Cholera outbreaks are stabilizing in Nampula, Niassa and Tete and spreading to Sofala province with three districts already reporting cases (Beira city, Caia and Nahmatanda).

  • Tete city and Quelimane continue to register large numbers of new cases.

26 Mar 2015 description

Maputo, 26 March 2015. The government of Iceland through their International Development Agency (Iceida) is funding the promotion of rural small town water and sanitation to the tune of $3.5 million for a period of 3 years. These funds will be channeled through UNICEF to improve the lives of children across the province of Zambezia, by providing sustainable and much-needed access to sanitation facilities and improved water sources.

26 Mar 2015 description

Harvests begin in the south, while heavy rains continue to affect the northern provinces

KEY MESSAGES

25 Mar 2015 description
report Save the Children

Adolescents are a neglected group in terms of nutrition. In some countries up to a half of adolescents are malnourished. Yet optimal nutrition during adolescence – a period of rapid physical growth – is crucial.

Urgent action is needed to address adolescent malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries. And given the high numbers of adolescent girls who give birth and of girls under 18 who get married, it is imperative that – in order to break the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition – nutrition interventions target adolescent girls.

25 Mar 2015 description
  • Several anomalously dry areas expected to receive above-average rainfall during the next week.
  • Much of Ethiopia received a large increase in seasonal rains during mid-March.
25 Mar 2015 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries

The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

  • Conflict in Iraq has disrupted food markets, leading to price hikes in Anbar, Salah Al-Din and Kirkuk. According to the 2014-2015 Strategic Response Plan, around 5.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, and over 2.5 million people are currently displaced.

25 Mar 2015 description

Situation Overview

As reported by the Minister of State Administration and Civil Service, the Government short term plan is to re-establish the inter district access routes which are currently limited due to blocked roads or damaged bridges;

25 Mar 2015 description

Hidroeletrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), the company that operates the Cahora Bassa dam on the Zambezi river, has announced that it will spend 480 million meticais (US$14 million) on protecting HCB transmission lines from the effects of flooding.

This protection will involve strengthening the pylons on or near river banks. Broader and deeper foundations for the pylons will be built, which will be able to withstand the force of the waters during peak moments of a flood.

25 Mar 2015 description

The Mozambican and Japanese governments signed an agreement in Maputo on 19 March under which Japan will donate 10,000 tonnes of rice, valued at US$6.2 million.

The rice is commercial food aid. The money raised by selling the rice will be channelled into the building of infrastructures.

The programme will be coordinated by the Mozambican Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

25 Mar 2015 description

The Health Ministry on 16 March confirmed an outbreak of dengue fever in the northern province of Nampula.

Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is a disease caused by the dengue virus which is carried by mosquitoes of the aedes genus, mainly the species aedes aegypti (different from the anopheles mosquito which carries malaria).

The disease causes fever, headaches, muscle and joint pains and a skin rash. It is not normally fatal, unless it develops into dengue haemorrhagic fever.

23 Mar 2015 description

Monday, March 23rd 2015

The first time I visited Pemba, Mozambique to begin a project that would help the port city adapt to climate change, I was not prepared for what I saw.

23 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • Dry, hot conditions intensify in February in southern half of the region, negatively affecting crops in several areas including South Africa, Lesotho and Zimbabwe

  • Heavy February rainfall received in parts of Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique

  • Dry conditions in early March potentially compromise production prospects in late-planted areas in north-eastern parts of the region

23 Mar 2015 description

Regional Overview

Malawi
According to a recent Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) assessment, an estimated 615,837 people will need assistance for 2 to 5 months from March 2015 onwards, requiring an equivalent of 23,750 tons of maize.

The main air operations of the Logistics Cluster for the flood response will cease today, 23 March. Roads to previously isolated areas are re-opening.

21 Mar 2015 description

Dryness extends across much of Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since February has resulted in rainfall deficits in southwestern Ethiopia.
    Rainfall forecast during the next week should help alleviate deficits.

  2. Below-average rainfall over the past several weeks has increased rainfall deficits, which have impeded crop development across the bimodal region of northern Tanzania. Little to no rainfall is forecast during the next week, which may worsen the situation.

20 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Despite tremendous global progress on drinking water, gains not trickling down to the most marginalized

NEW YORK, 20 March 2015 – Access to drinking water has been one of the biggest successes of the Millennium Development Goals, UNICEF said ahead of World Water Day, but for 748 million people around the world, just obtaining this essential service remains a challenge.

20 Mar 2015 description

Crisis Overview

As of 18 March, almost 6,000 cases of cholera, including 47 deaths, have been registered in five provinces, mainly in the north of the country, since first reported in December. Over 13–15 March, 353 new cases and three deaths were recorded countrywide.

  • The number of new cases is decreasing in all provinces but Zambezia, where the number of new cases in provincial capital Quelimane continues to rise. Existing capacities for treatment are limited and overstretched.