- WFP Malawi mVAM Bulletin #5 - May 2016: Despite the harvest, food insecurity persists
- IFRC Malawi: Food Insecurity Emergency Appeal n° MDRMW012
- FEWSNET Malawi: Key Message Update - May 2016
Appeals & Funding
CERF RELEASES ITS 2015 ANNUAL REPORT
In 2015, CERF allocated nearly US$470 million in humanitarian assistance for helping front line partners on the ground kick-start or reinforces emergency activities in 45 countries. CERF raised $409 million with the support from 59 member states.
Disease epidemics result in substantial ill health and loss of lives and therefore pose a threat to global health security, undermine socio-economic lives and destabilize societies.
The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.
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.
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016— The World Bank has granted Malawi $22.6 million just over half of which will be used to help curb acute malnutrition in under-five children caused by drought-related food shortages. The support to manage malnutrition builds on on-going efforts to address stunting through the Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Project (NHAP).
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.
Context and Investment Case
One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded places the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. UNICEF is responding to four primary needs:
Over 1 million children are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the region.
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 $52 million for drought response activities in Southern Africa
On Monday, Malawi Red Cross Society MRCS participated in the commemoration of the World Refugee Day for 2016. Events marking the commemoration took place at Dzaleka Refugee camp in Dowa District.
Muhammad Ali, a representative of the refugees thanked Malawi government for allowing and accommodating the refugees despite the economic hardships the country is facing at the moment. Ali however said that there are many challenges at the camp ranging from congestion, insufficient water, water, food and blankets among others.
Press Release No. 16/295
June 20, 2016
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the seventh and eighth reviews of Malawi’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement1.
The Board’s decision enables the immediate disbursement of the equivalent of SDR 54.22 million (about US$ 76.8 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to the equivalent of SDR 119.3 million (about US$ 169.1 million).
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 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.
« Nous plantons. Et si les pluies n’arrivent pas, nous pouvons compter sur cette assurance pour nourrir nos enfants. » - Aïssata, agricultrice à Médina Diakha, Sénégal.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2016
By Melissa Gibson — 17 June 2016
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.
Regional mixed migration summary for May 2016 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.
Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.