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18 Aug 2017 description

Parts of central semiarid areas likely to be in Crisis during the lean season

KEY MESSAGES

16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • During the first half of 2017, 369,042 children were screened for acute malnutrition and 23,631 severely acute malnourished (SAM) children were treated with UNICEF support.

  • UNICEF supported 8,050 conflict returnees from Malawi, living in a camp in Tete, with 1,610 hygiene kits and the construction of 130 emergency latrines in collaboration with National Institute for Disaster Management -Tete

  • 7,500 children were assisted with temporary learning spaces through the construction of TARPA Tents in Inhambane

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

NAMPULA CITY, Mozambique – “Some adolescent girls will leave school to marry for money,” 21-year-old Edma told UNFPA. “Some are engaging in unsafe sexual behaviours, unaware of the risks and their rights.”

Edma sees these realities every day.

And she has made it her mission to change things: She has become a mentor.

Every week, Edma meets with about 30 girls between 10 and 15 years old in the Namutequeliua neighbourhood of Nampula City, in northern Mozambique.

08 Aug 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 2.1 million food insecure people

  • 175,233 (May), 119,979 (June) reached w ith FFA/ GFD

  • 59,430 (May), 98,337 (June) children received school meals

  • 8,715 (May)/25,929 (June) received nutrition support

Highlights

  • WFP gradually scales down the El Niño drought response as food security situation improves and enhances its focus on pro-resilience activities.

01 Aug 2017 description

Maize, maize meal and rice are the most important food commodities for poor. Maize is the staple food for the poor, with maize meal most often used as a substitute. Rice is also used as alternate staple as it compete with maize meal and is important for all wealth groups particularly for the middle and better off. Each of the markets represented here act as indicators for the broader region.

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP gradually scales down the El Niño drought response as food security situation improves and focuses on pro-resilience activities.

  • WFP’s new five-year Country Strategic Plan (2017 – 2021) was approved by the Executive Board.

  • WFP Mozambique facing resource challenges for the support to refugee assistance programme at Maratane camp.

Operational Updates

28 Jul 2017 description

Rodent infestation threatens second season crop production

Key Messages

01 Jul 2017 description

Maize, maize meal and rice are the most important food commodities for poor. Maize is the staple food for the poor, with maize meal most often used as a substitute. Rice is also used as alternate staple as it compete with maize meal and is important for all wealth groups particularly for the middle and better off.

30 Jun 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

National cereal production in 2017 forecast at above-average levels, mainly as a result of generally favourable seasonal rains

Maize prices declined on expectations of improved output in 2017, while strengthening of national currency also eased inflationary pressure

30 Jun 2017 description

Ignoring some countries’ problems will result in humanitarian tragedies that affect entire regions of Africa.

While the situations in South Sudan, Somalia and the Lake Chad Basin dominate the agenda of the African Union (AU), other crises seem to have been forgotten by the AU. In fact, no one seems willing to label them as such.

29 Jun 2017 description

Norwegian People’s Aid is proud to announce that we have finished clearing mines at the Mozambique – Tanzania border. After more than 20 years of humanitarian demining, the country has declared itself mine-free.

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) was one of the first humanitarian demining operators in Mozambique, and has been instrumental part of this victory, says Programme Manager for Norwegian People’s Aid in Mozambique, Afedra Robert Iga.

18 Jun 2017 description

This Operations update seeks to provide an update of the activities conducted so far as well as to request of a 2-month extension with no budget changes for the DREF operation which will allow the CVM to complete the remaining procurement process for the replenishment of shelter kits which were distributed during the response. The rest of the activities have been implemented as planned.

A. Situation analysis

15 Jun 2017 description

Secondary school in refugee camp seen as a critical need by both refugees and host community

By: Tina Ghelli

Maratane refugee camp, Mozambique - The loud chattering of children at recess can be heard when walking up to the primary school in Maratane refugee camp in Mozambique in the early afternoon. The primary school which serves both the refugee and host population now has 2,325 students enrolled. Thanks to support from UNHCR, in 2015 two new classroom blocks were constructed to accommodate the increasing number of students.

12 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP gradually scales down El Niño drought response as food security situation improves on the back of an improved summer harvest.

  • WFP’s new five-year Country Strategic Plan (2017 – 2021) was endorsed by the Executive Director.

  • The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study has been completed and will be launched in June 2017. The study highlighted that 11 percent of Mozambique’s GDP is lost annually due to stunting.

Operational Updates

10 Jun 2017 description

Above-average harvests likely to lead to largely Minimal food insecurity outcomes

Key Messages

09 Jun 2017 description
report AngliCORD

This is the second of a two-part article in which Rebecca Vander Meulen describes her work with Anglican Overseas Aid and the incredible impact of the water and sanitation work that has been saving children’s lives in the Diocese of Niassa in northern Mozambique.

Read part 1 here.

02 Jun 2017 description
report AngliCORD

Rebecca Vander Meulen is the Director of the Mission Department for our partner, the Diocese of Niassa in the north of Mozambique.

In this first of a two-part article, Rebecca describes her work with Anglican Overseas Aid and the incredible impact of the water and sanitation work that has been saving children’s lives.

01 Jun 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.

01 Jun 2017 description

Region

The April 2017 harvest is expected to be above-average, with Tanzania, parts of Madagascar and northern Mozambique the exceptions. A good agricultural season is critical after two consecutive droughts led to unprecedented levels of food insecurity. Countries in the region continue to battle several hazards with potentially detrimental effects on food security, including an armyworm outbreak.

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