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02 Mar 2017 description

OVERVIEW

• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

02 Mar 2017 description

Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones

Food security emergencies are likely to increase

2 March 2017, Rome - Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

02 Mar 2017 description

La faim persiste dans les zones de conflits chroniques malgré de bonnes récoltes mondiales

Les urgences liées à la sécurité alimentaire sont appelées à augmenter

02 Mar 2017 description

Crisis outcomes expected through at least March due to drought, floods, and cyclone effects

Key Messages

01 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. Today, March 1, upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (plastic sheets, portable jerry cans, etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Mozambique in response to the damage caused by the recent cyclone.

01 Mar 2017 description

The Joint Cholera Initiative for Southern Africa (JCISA) is a multi-agency technical partnership bringing together WHO, UNICEF, UNOCHA and OXFAM supporting national governments with the primary goal being to “strengthen regional capacity and collaboration in order to ensure more timely, integrated and effective technical support to countries in the areas of cholera preparedness, response and resilience”.

01 Mar 2017 description

An overview of the crisis

Cyclone Dineo made landfall on the coast of Inhambane province, south of Mozambique the night of Wednesday February 15th 2017 accompanied by winds of 160 kilometers per hour. It finally dissipated over South Africa and Zimbabwe on Friday February 17th.

28 Feb 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

28 Feb 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

28 Feb 2017 description

In 2016, the Surge Capacity Section (SCS) managed 144 deployments to 32 countries.

28 Feb 2017 description

Regional Overview

Fall Armyworm

An outbreak of fall armyworm, a new pest in the region, has been reported in Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Swaziland. Regionally, around 330,000 ha of staple crops (especially maize) have been affected. The remaining SADC mainland countries remain at high risk.

Floods

27 Feb 2017 description

Food insecurity and poverty pose major challenge to goal of ending hunger by 2030 in sub-Saharan Africa

FAO report stresses need to increase agricultural productivity

24 February 2017, Freetown - Some 153 million people, representing about 26 percent of the population above 15 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa, suffered from severe food insecurity in 2014-15, according to a new FAO report.

24 Feb 2017 description

Tropical cyclone DINEO struck Mozambique mid-February 2017 and destroyed houses and infrastructure in the region of the city Inhambane. Since SOS operated a children village in the area, ZKI was activated and used very high resolution radar and optical satellite imagery to generate emergency mapping products. The maps support the damage assessment and planning of reconstruction and recovery measures in the area. The emergency mapping products were generated in the frame of a joint project, kindly funded by Allianz.

24 Feb 2017 description

Total Number of Registered PoC: 715
Total Number of Households: 223
Total Number of Convoys: 7

Overview: This document presents PoC population statistics for individuals relocated from the buffer zone in Chipinge Discrit to Tongogara Refugee Camp . Population statistics also include PoC who joined the camp spontaneously since December 9, 2016 (87 individuals). PoC are biometrically enrolled and registered upon arrival to Tongogara camp.

23 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Floods triggered by Tropical Cyclone Dineo impact vulnerable populations in Mozambique, Zimbabwe

  • FAO convenes regional meeting on armyworm infestations

  • USAID partners continue to respond to drought-related humanitarian needs throughout Southern Africa

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Feb 2017 description

Key points:

Maize meal and rice remained very expensive in Tete province in January

Maize grain is available in all markets except in Gaza

Prices for rice and cooking oil are well above the provincial averages in Xai-Xai (Gaza) and Chibabava (Sofala)

Food Security Outlook