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03 Jul 2015 description

Key Messages

  • Currently, the majority of rural households are able to meet their basic food needs through own crops, market purchases, and expansion of the typical livelihood strategies. Minimal acute food insecurity outcomes (IPC Phase 1) are expected to continue until September in most of the country.

03 Jul 2015 description

This season’s crop performance was poor across much of southern Africa, particularly in the region’s surplus-producing areas. Preliminary estimates indicate that national maize harvests in South Africa and Malawi were the lowest in more than five years. However, as a result of above-average carry-over stocks from the 2014/15 marketing year, aggregate regional supply is expected to be near average. Countries with significant production deficits this year, including Malawi and Zimbabwe, will likely experience an early start of the lean season and limited food access for poor households.

02 Jul 2015 description

Brazzaville, 2 July 2015 - As members of an EU/WHO/ACP partnership* to improve access to quality medicines meet in Brazzaville, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, praised progress made and called for greater commitment to ensure that Africans have access to the quality, affordable medicines they need.

02 Jul 2015 description

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on 17 June announced that US$374 million will be disbursed to fight these diseases in Mozambique. The Global Fund, the Ministry of Health, the US-based charity World Vision, and one of Mozambique’s main NGOs, the Community Development Foundation (FDC) all signed a memorandum of understanding on the use of this grant.

01 Jul 2015 description

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
USAID Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama announced $2 million to expand the partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through Feed the Future and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) to help Mozambique increase agricultural production, food security, and family nutrition. The investment will raise agricultural production through new science and technology and provide training for agricultural policy makers, technicians, and farmers.

01 Jul 2015 description

Low-lying areas along the Lua Lua River in the district of Mopeia suffered mass flooding in January 2015 after heavy rainfall struck the area. As a result, approximately 4,000 families in the area were forced to leave their homes in search of safe locations in higher grounds. The National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) worked with local government to establish four official relocation communities within the district to house internally displaced persons (IDPs), however the majority of families remain in seven accommodation centers.

01 Jul 2015 description

The heavy flooding of early 2015 caused more than 1,500 families in the district of Mocuba to flee their homes for safer grounds. As opposed to other areas within the province of Zambezia, the prospect of returning to their former land is not viable for the vast majority of families from Mocuba as the area along the Licungo River is now unrecognizable and largely unsuitable to rebuild.

01 Jul 2015 description

The heavy rains of January 2015 caused mass evacuations in low-lying areas along the Licungo River in the district of Maganja da Costa. As a result, over 3,000 families in the area fled their homes in search of safe ground. More than four months after the heaviest rainfall, 2,861 families and 12,740 internally displaced persons (IDP) continue to live in six relocation sites throughout the district.

01 Jul 2015 description

Extreme rainfall in early 2015 caused mass flooding in the district of Namacurra, Zambezia leading more than 2,000 families to abandon their damaged or destroyed homes in search of safer grounds. The majority of displaced families settled themselves in close proximity to their homes throughout four relocation sites, three sites in the locality of Furquia (Mucoa, Munguissa and Ronda) and one in the locality of Mbawa (Brigodo).

01 Jul 2015 description

Isolated areas of the district of Pebane experienced flooding as a result of heavy rainfall in early 2015. In February, the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) worked with local government to create two relocation communities in the administrative post of Naburi to house families that lost their homes to the floods. These two communities, Mutuluma and Namurro, currently contain 236 displaced families who have begun to build new homes and lives within the sites.

01 Jul 2015 description

Nearly 1,000 families in the district of Nicoadala were forced to leave their homes as a result of high levels flooding in January 2015. In response to the emergency, the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) worked with local government to establish the relocation community of Nantete to house displaced families along with the previously established community of Namitangurine. The internally displaced person (IDP) population of Namitangurine has remained relatively constant over the past months while Nantete has witnessed a decrease of 162 families that have departed the site.

01 Jul 2015 description

Heavy rains during the month of January 2015 caused mass floods along the Chire River bordering the district of Morrumbala. The flooding led to nearly 3,000 families in the area fleeing their homes in search of safe locations including many from the district of Mutarara in Tete Province who crossed the river to find higher ground.

01 Jul 2015 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.