- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook Update - November 2015
- Mozambique, Country Programme 200286: An evaluation of WFP’s Operation (2012-2015) Management Response
- IFRC: Floods Emergency Appeal n° (MDRMZ011) Six Month Operations Update, 8 Sep 2015
Appeals & Funding
Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.
Countries adopt UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy to double number of people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2020
An estimated 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment, a doubling from five years ago, as countries adopt the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy using data to fine-tune delivery of HIV prevention and treatment services to reach people being left behind
Maputo — Mozambicans from the western province of Tete who fled into Malawi to escape clashes between gunmen of the former rebel movement Renamo and the defence and security forces, should return to the country as soon as possible, according to the administrator of Moatize district, Elsa da Barca.
Interviewed by Radio Mozambique, Barca said she had visited Malawi to see for herself the situation of the refugees, currently living in the Malawian district of Mwanza.
The refugees are mostly women and children and they come from the Moatize regions of Ndande and Nkondedzi.
Delayed and erratic rains and high food prices to prolong stressed outcomes
APOPO is currently helping the Mozambican National Institute of Demining clear a site that had previously been used as a weapons store but had exploded in 2007. Once dangerous bombs, grenades and bullets have been removed, the area will be transformed into an ecological park and nature reserve. Apopo has deployed manual, mechanical, and mine-detection rat capacities at the Malhazine site and the task is progressing well.
Early season moisture deficits in parts of South Africa, Angola, and Zambia
Increased rainfall to bring some relief to anomalously dry areas of South Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Several consecutive weeks of above-average rainfall has increased the risk for flooding and river inundation in the White Nile, Jonglei, and Eastern Equatorial provinces of South Sudan.
Abnormal rainfall patterns during 2014/2015 have contributed to a spike in food insecurity, which is currently affecting at least 27.4 m people regionally (and this excludes Angola, which has yet to publish official figures; and Madagascar, which did not present to SADC, but where 1.9 m people are food insecure, of which 460,000 people are severely so). In Malawi and Zimbabwe, 2.8 m and 1.5 m people are food insecure respectively.
The AfDB is commemorating World Toilet Day, on Thursday, 19 November with the release of encouraging results of a Community Led Total Sanitation program have just been released from its field office in Mozambique. In Uganda, there is strong will and AfDB support to end “flying toilets” locally called “kaveera”, the practice of defecating in a polythene bag and throwing it away.
- Heavy precipitation triggers numerous floods across several provinces of Kenya.
- Suppressed seasonal rainfall continues to strengthen dryness throughout many regions in southern Africa.
1) Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to abovenormal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed during the middle of November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.
Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S.
Newborns are perhaps the most vulnerable population the world over. Preterm or babies born too early, less than 37 weeks gestation, are particularly at risk. Currently, prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under five around the world, and a leading cause of disability and ill health later in life. Sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia account for over 60 percent of preterm births worldwide. Of the fifteen million babies born too early each year, more than one million die due to complications related to preterm birth.
2015 FUNDING OUTLOOK
"We are raising as much, or more, as we’ve ever raised. Our traditional donors are as generous as ever.
It’s that the number of crises is outpacing the generosity. We need those who have given to us to give more. And we need more donors to support the gap.” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, speaking in August 2015 to Philanthropy Age magazine.
16 November 2015 – In Mozambique, flooding poses an increasing threat. Klaus Töpfer joins Lorenz Petersen (GIZ) and German newspaper Tagesspiegel for a discussion on how people can be protected from the consequences of climate change.
Ten primary schools in the western Mozambican province of Tete, near the border with Malawi, have been closed since the end of June, due to the presence nearby of gunmen of the former rebel movement Renamo, reports the Maputo daily “Noticias”.
The schools are in the Chabaene and Monjo areas in Tsangano and Moatize districts. The closures are depriving 10,585 children of their education.
Elevated risks of flooding in Kenya, South Sudan, and Somalia
Africa Weather Hazards
Persistent belowaverage rainfall since August over several areas of Ghana, Togo, and Benin has led to strong moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions. However, Increased rainfall since October has significantly improved ground conditions.
Several consecutive weeks of above-average rainfall has increased the risk for flooding in the White Nile, Jonglei, and Eastern Equatorial provinces of South Sudan.
Late or erratic start of the season and below average rainfall will affect agriculture labor opportunities
Regional needs expected to increase with 2015/16 El Niño