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06 Oct 2015 description

WHO has an essential role to play in supporting Member States to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies with public health consequences. An Emergency Response Framework (ERF) was developed to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities in this regard and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies. Ultimately, the ERF requires WHO to act with urgency and predictability to best serve and be accountable to populations affected by emergencies. ERF describes WHO’s internal grading process for emergencies.

06 Oct 2015 description

Overview of the SARCOF Forecast

The Nineteenth Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-19) was convened from 26 to 28 August 2015 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, by the SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC) to formulate consensus guidance for the 2015/2016 rainfall season over the SADC region. A series of rainfall outlooks covering the period October 2015 to March 2016 was prepared by climate scientists from the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of the SADC region and the SADC CSC.

02 Oct 2015 description

In the new edition of USAID’s FrontLines magazine, read how the Agency is working to help people around the world prepare for and react to the rising temperatures and unpredictable weather that are the hallmarks of climate change. Some highlights:

02 Oct 2015 description

On 2 October 2015, a Ministerial meeting was convened at UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva to discuss the state of implementation of the Comprehensive Solutions Strategy for Rwandan Refugees and to review key issues and the way forward in bringing the strategy to its conclusion.

01 Oct 2015 description

September 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia, Guatemala, Macedonia

October 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

01 Oct 2015 description
report Small Arms Survey

The General Peace Accord for Mozambique (GPA) in 1992 provided for the disarmament of Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (RENAMO—the Mozambican National Resistance) and the governing party, Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO—the Mozambique Liberation Front), and for the integration of reduced forces from both groups into a single national army.

01 Oct 2015 description

Increased chances of erratic rainfall and above-average food prices for most of the southern and central region

Key Messages

01 Oct 2015 description

Most households in Southern Africa depend on maize as their main source of food and energy, given the high volumes and ease with which it is produced. Alternative food crops that are consumed as substitutes include rice, wheat, sorghum, millet, and tubers such as cassava and potatoes. Consumption of these substitutes occurs mainly when maize is not available or among those households in areas where such substitutes are more easily available (for example, cassava in northern Mozambique).

01 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Super El Niño and climate change cause crop failures putting millions at risk of hunger

At least ten million poor people face hunger this year and next due to both droughts and erratic rains influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’.

30 Sep 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

MAPUTO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - More than 20 people were killed in a shootout at the weekend between Mozambican forces and gunmen in a convoy carrying the leader of the main opposition party, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.

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30 Sep 2015 description

After more than two decades of demining operations held throughout the country, a breath of hope has been shed into the lives of the people of Mozambique: Mozambique is now a land mine free country.

The announcement was made last week by the Mozambican Minister of Foreign Affairs, Oldemiro Baloi, during the closing ceremony of the mine clearance program and witnessed by representatives of the United Nations, of the main humanitarian demining agencies, and of the donors who had funded mine clearance.

29 Sep 2015 description

Mozambique - This week IOM is supporting Mozambique’s National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) to prepare local and provincial authorities for the 9th National Emergency Simulation, which will take place in the central province of Zambezia on 16 October.

As one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change and environmental hazards, the simulation is a critical component of Mozambique’s preparedness and emergency management.

28 Sep 2015 description
report Xinhua

The Chinese embassy in Maputo donated items to the Mozambican government on Sept 16, which are expected to benefit hundreds of families who are still living in temporary shelters due to floods this year. Chinese ambassador to Mozambique Su Jian said that the Chinese government is willing to continue strengthening the relations of friendship between the two nations, after the donation of construction materials to victims of floods in central and northern Mozambique.

28 Sep 2015 description

DREAMS is an ambitious partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.

The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women.

Girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.

27 Sep 2015 description
report UN News Service

27 September 2015 – United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today welcomed the adoption of the first-ever universal goal on energy, but cautioned that it will take “arduous work” to reach the targets needed to end poverty and combat climate change as part of the new sustainable development agenda.

27 Sep 2015 description

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Sunday 9/27/2015 - 14:04 GMT |

The death toll in a roadside gun battle involving a convoy carrying Mozambique's opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama has risen to 20, police said Sunday, heightening tensions in the troubled southern African nation.

Accounts of how Friday's shootout near Imchope in central Mozambique began differ widely, with Dhlakama's Renamo party claiming it was an ambush.

Police say armed men in Dhlakama's 12-vehicle convoy opened fire first on a minibus taxi carrying civilians.

27 Sep 2015 description

Maize, rice, and cowpeas are the most important food commodities for poor. Maize is the staple food for the poor, with rice most often used as a substitute. Among beans, cowpeas are the most important to poor groups. Each of the markets represented here act as indicators for the broader region. Tete is representative for the province by the same name, Nampula is the main market in the north and is representative for the region, and has linkages with the interior of Zambezia and Nampula provinces and coastal Nampula.

26 Sep 2015 description

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Friday 9/26/2015 - 10:03 GMT

Nine members of a convoy carrying Mozambique's opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama were killed in a shootout, police said Saturday, amid conflicting reports on how the gunfight erupted.

Police said armed men in the 12-vehicle convoy had opened fire on a minibus taxi carrying civilians while travelling near Imchope in central Mozambique on Friday, killing the driver, while Renamo claimed that the convoy had been ambushed.