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03 Jan 2017 description

Early last year, tens of thousands of Mozambicans fled across the border into Malawi to escape violence and alleged human rights abuses

  • Ceasefire extended till March 4 after call with president

  • Govt, rebels fighting over results of 2014 vote

  • Mozambique on verge of developing huge gas reserves

By Manuel Mucari

31 Dec 2016 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.

31 Dec 2016 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.

31 Dec 2016 description

A. Appeal History

  • This Emergency Appeal was launched on 22 April 2016 for CHF 1,702,895 to enable the IFRC to support the Cruz Vermelha de Moçambique (CVM) to reach 14,767 people (2,953 households) in 6 districts with food assistance support to meet emergency needs and livelihoods interventions to promote recovery for 9 months.

30 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Following a new joint Government/Humanitarian Country Team assessment of the IDP situation in Manica province, UNICEF will be supporting a WASH and Nutrition response for 3,600 IDPs consisting of WASH non-food items (NFIs) and a nutritional screening to identify and treat acutely malnourished children. In August, UNICEF provided school tents and learners kits in several IDP sites.

30 Dec 2016 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, regional staple food production during the 2016/17 marketing year is expected to be well above average.
    Staple food prices declined and remained near average as supplies increased in November with the arrival of recent harvests and continued international rice and wheat imports. Persistent depreciation of the Naira (NGN) has led to price increases across Nigeria, especially for rice, and reduced purchasing power for Sahelian livestock and cash crops.

29 Dec 2016 description

In emergencies, girls and boys face increased risk to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. The way in which humanitarian aid is delivered can further increase these risks. Children may be exposed to harm during the chaos of a distribution or at water points or experience abuse in cramped evacuation centres.

29 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP has scaled up its ongoing El Niño drought response and in November reached over half a million people, with life-saving assistance in affected areas.

  • Food access remains constrained due to the extremely high staple food prices, and this is projected to continue until the harvest in March 2017.

29 Dec 2016 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has continued in western Mauritania. Breeding has extended to southern Western Sahara, where limited control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Despite some increase in rainfall during late November, poor and erratic rain since late September has resulted in droughts, which have negatively impacted crops and water availability in southern Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and eastern Kenya.

24 Dec 2016 description
report Oxfam

Mozambique is described as the third most exposed African country to the risks of disaster, particularly floods, cyclones and drought. It is one of the world’s worst affected countries in terms of climate change, resulting in high levels of poverty and vulnerability, and major impacts on natural resources and physical infrastructures.

Oxfam is building the capacity of Mozambique’s civil society so it can effectively participate in disaster management, directly support affected and vulnerable people, and, in terms of the humanitarian situation, have a critical vision and voice.

23 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP is working with UNHCR and the Government to assist refugees fleeing the conflict in Mozambique.

  • Despite the liquidity challenges, WFP together with partners have scaled up cash-based assistance, reaching 365,000 people with mobile cash, direct cash distribution or electronic vouchers in November.

  • WFP’s 2016 Productive Asset Creation cycle came to an end in November after rehabilitating fifty-three assets in seven districts in the country.

Operational Updates

23 Dec 2016 description

Mozambique - A group of Ethiopians who became stranded in Mozambique en route to South Africa returned home yesterday with the assistance of IOM.

The 34 migrants began their five-month journey in the southern region of Awasa, Ethiopia, and travelled through Kenya and Tanzania on foot, by boat, minibus or hidden inside goods vehicles.

23 Dec 2016 description

The October-December rainfall season has performed poorly in East Africa

  1. Locust outbreak has continued in western Mauritania. Breeding has extended to southern Western Sahara, where limited control operations are in progress, according to the FAO.

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

22 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • As the food crisis reaches peak intensity, WFP requires funds urgently to scale-up necessary food assistance.

  • WFP and its partners have successfully increased the number of people reached with food assistance in recent months, resources have not been sufficient to provide full food rations for all activities.

  • Should additional funds become available immediately, WFP has preparedness measures in place to move food commodities promptly to assist vulnerable populations before food insecurity deteriorates further.

22 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rainy season continues in Southern Africa

  • UN revises RIASCO plan due to increasing lean season needs in Madagascar, Malawi, and Zimbabwe

  • WFP anticipates break in the emergency food assistance pipeline in Madagascar

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Dec 2016 description

Household seed supply and food assistance significantly below needs

KEY MESSAGES

21 Dec 2016 description

Key points:

  • Prices for most basic foods remained relatively high in October - Maize grain prices rose by 14 percent in Beira (Sofala) compared to September - Prices have fallen slightly for imported rice, cow peas and cooking oil in Tete province - Imported goods such as rice and cooking oil are more expensive in Maputo province than in other areas - Stock shortages are forecast because of a lack of resources for restocking and stock unavailability at central markets.

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