- FEWSNET Malawi Food Security Outlook Update, October 2015 to March 2016
- UNICEF Malawi Emergency Situation Report #25, 8th october to 8th November 2015
- GFDRR: Stories of Impact: A series highlighting achievements in disaster risk management - Identifying Risks and Guiding Recovery Efforts in Malawi
Appeals & Funding
Executive Summary of Main Findings & Recommendations
1. Main Findings
The design of the UNDAF was guided by the Government priorities under its second Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS II) that runs over the 2011 to 2016 period. In this regard, UNDAF design respected one of the primary tenets of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, namely, donor alignment to country goals and priorities.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MAY 2016
Flooding risks continue to be elevated in Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania
Africa Weather Hazards
Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to above-normal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed in mid-November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.
Despite some increase in precipitation, several regions experience strengthening dryness in southern Africa.
Heavy rains sustain the risk of flooding throughout parts of Kenya and northern Tanzania.
1) Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to above normal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed during the middle of November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.
On estime que 15,8 millions de personnes sont désormais sous traitement contre le VIH, soit deux fois plus qu’il y a cinq ans, tandis que les pays adoptent la Stratégie d’accélération à l’aide de données permettant d’affiner la prestation des services de prévention et de traitement du VIH afin d’atteindre les personnes laissées pour compte
In January 2015, the Start Fund responded to flooding in Malawi and Mozambique. The floods had caused mass displacement and destroyed the vast majority of agricultural livelihoods, affecting more than 1 million people.
The Learning and Evaluation Committee conducted its normal peer-review of the response, and a number of key questions arose. With their approval, the Monitoring and Evaluation team at Action Against Hunger decided to launch a learning exercise from July 11-18 using the 1% learning budget.
Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.
Countries adopt UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy to double number of people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2020
An estimated 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment, a doubling from five years ago, as countries adopt the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy using data to fine-tune delivery of HIV prevention and treatment services to reach people being left behind
Maputo — Mozambicans from the western province of Tete who fled into Malawi to escape clashes between gunmen of the former rebel movement Renamo and the defence and security forces, should return to the country as soon as possible, according to the administrator of Moatize district, Elsa da Barca.
Interviewed by Radio Mozambique, Barca said she had visited Malawi to see for herself the situation of the refugees, currently living in the Malawian district of Mwanza.
The refugees are mostly women and children and they come from the Moatize regions of Ndande and Nkondedzi.
Early season moisture deficits in parts of South Africa, Angola, and Zambia
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) supports Objective 1 of the Action Plan for Children in Adversity through comprehensive programming working to promote sound development of children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Early childhood development (ECD) is a critical component for breaking the cycle of poverty and inequality, particularly among this most vulnerable young population.
Abnormal rainfall patterns during 2014/2015 have contributed to a spike in food insecurity, which is currently affecting at least 27.4 m people regionally (and this excludes Angola, which has yet to publish official figures; and Madagascar, which did not present to SADC, but where 1.9 m people are food insecure, of which 460,000 people are severely so). In Malawi and Zimbabwe, 2.8 m and 1.5 m people are food insecure respectively.
GENEVA - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund have signed a US$10.5 million grant to address human rights barriers faced by vulnerable communities in Africa, and facilitate access to lifesaving health care. The grant is the first of its kind and will cover 10 countries including Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
UNDP Digitization Initiative Takes Steps To Preserve Historic Climate Data in Sub-Saharan Africa
By Excellent Hachileka
Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S.
Health and care programs manager for the Malawi Red Cross Society Gloria Kunyenga says people living in rural communities especially those who were affected by the floods earlier this year and have not yet recovered from the disasters needs to be provided with shelters if they are to be safe in the fast approaching rainy season.
Millions of vulnerable households globally could face increased hunger and poverty due to droughts and floods as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9 to 12 months. Typically, this climatic condition develops during April-June and reaches maximum strength during December-February; this event could be the most powerful on record (Earth Institute 2015).
Newborns are perhaps the most vulnerable population the world over. Preterm or babies born too early, less than 37 weeks gestation, are particularly at risk. Currently, prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under five around the world, and a leading cause of disability and ill health later in life. Sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia account for over 60 percent of preterm births worldwide. Of the fifteen million babies born too early each year, more than one million die due to complications related to preterm birth.
Summary Results / Findings
• The production season delayed by between 30 to 40 days due to late onset of rains.
• The country then received heavy and continuous rains between end December and first two weeks of January,2015; resulting in widespread floods and wash-aways. (The head of State declared a national disaster covering 15 of 28 districts; on 13th January, 2015.)
• The Floods were followed by dry-spells between February & March, 2015; destroying crops before maturity.
Yemen: 14.4 million people are now food insecure: two million more than in June and four million more than before the escalation of conflict in March. 7.6 million people are severely food insecure. Heavy fighting continues, in particular in Al Dhalee and Taizz governorates. Peace talks between Houthi and government representatives, which were expected to begin mid-November, are yet to take place.