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24 Jun 2016 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.

  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.

  • Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.

  • Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Final distributions have concluded for WFP’s emergency response to 2015/16 lean season food insecurity. However, due to El Niño induced dry spells and resulting poor crop yields, the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee has found that at least 6.5 million people will be food insecure over the next 9 months.

  • Consecutive years of unpredictable weather and poor planting conditions have both undermined WFP assistance and outpaced the government’s ability to respond effectively.

22 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN predicts deteriorating food security levels across the region by July

  • Drought-affected households in Lesotho and Swaziland report urgent water needs

  • USAID contributes an additional $52 million for drought response activities in Southern Africa

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 1,500,000
Total affected children (<18): 850,000
Total people to be reached in 2016: 243,960
Total children to be reached in 2016: 67,920

2016 Programme Targets

Nutrition
- 27,500 children under 5 with SAM admitted to nutrition rehabilitation treatment programmes
- 150,000 pregnant and lactating women reached with IYCF services

21 Jun 2016 description
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Annual Report: relief aid tripled in 2015

In 2015, Dorcas helped 373,375 people in emergency situations, which is more than three times as many people as last year. Many of these people were displaced because of the earthquake in Nepal, others were refugees from Syria and Iraq and there were many who fled because of the turmoil in eastern Ukraine. You can read all the details in our recently released annual report. Dorcas is thankful for all the donations and funds that made all of this possible.

21 Jun 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

20 Jun 2016 description

20 June is World Refugee Day. In Malawi, WFP’s monthly distributions cover about 90 percent of food consumed by refugees. Without new contributions, WFP faces critical shortfalls that will aggravate the already fragile food security situation of Dzaleka camp.

19 Jun 2016 description

Nhamapaza, Mozambique | AFP | Sunday 6/19/2016 - 03:24 GMT

by Pierre DONADIEU

In Mozambique's central Nhamapaza region, around 150 cars stand idle on the country's main highway, waiting for a military convoy to escort them safely north.

"You now need four days instead of two to travel to Nampula (in the north) from Maputo (the capital)," said a bus driver who declined to give his name.

"You have to take two military convoys... and it takes three hours to drive 100 kilometres (62 miles)," he said.

18 Jun 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2016

17 Jun 2016 description

La CTB publie son rapport annuel 2015

17 Jun 2016 description

June 17, 2016 IASC Early Warning, Early Action and Readiness Report for the period June to November 2016. The Report is biannual, with a 6 month horizon. It is the product of a group of Agency analysts. In most cases these individuals work for their respective Emergency Directors. Analysis of preparedness status is provided by OCHA. The Report complements more frequent interaction between RC/HC and the ERC as the IASC system officials accountable for ensuring interagency early action and readiness. This should take place using the IASC Emergency Response Preparedness approach.

15 Jun 2016 description
report Voice of America

Patricia Mudadigwa

Thirty-six years after independence, villagers along the Zimbabwe-Mozambique border are still being seriously affected by landmines planted during the war of liberation of the 1970s by the Rhodesian security forces to stop freedom fighters from entering the country.

In several areas, some of the minefields are being cleared by a non-governmental organization, which is giving the villagers a new lease of life.

13 Jun 2016 description

In a wide-ranging opening speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein sheds a light on "preventable calamities" and worrying trends in human rights around the world, including detailed concerns about the situation in more than 50 countries

Distinguished President of the Council,
Director-General,
Excellencies
Colleagues and friends

13 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Malawi Government declared a state of disaster on 12 April 2016, following severe dryness during most of the recently concluded growing season which seriously damaged crop development resulting in production being reduced by 12 per cent compared to last year at a time when production was already 25 per cent below the five-year average.