Rising food prices and forecast of below below-average rainfall likely to increase acute food security
Les disparités entre les genres coûtent quelque 95 milliards de dollars US par an en moyenne à l’Afrique subsaharienne et ont culminé à 105 milliards de dollars de pertes en 2014 (soit 6 % du PIB régional), compromettant de ce fait les efforts du continent en faveur d’un développement humain et d’une croissance économique inclusifs, indique le Rapport.
Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– or six percent of the region’s GDP – jeopardising the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth, according to the Africa Human Development Report 2016.
News in Brief
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, preparatory talks for a national dialogue were started by facilitator Edem Kodjo on August 23 in order to relieve the political tensions in the country.
However, few key members of the opposition attended and the “Rassemblement” umbrella called for a nationwide “ville-morte”.
The call was answered in some parts of Kinshasa, but ignored in other big Congolese cities. During the demonstrations in Kinshasa, two people were injured and 32 people were arrested.
WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees, safety net assistance to the most vulnerable and build national capacity to design and manage home-grown hunger solutions.
Sufficient resources are needed to provide food assistance to the growing number of refugees in camps and to treat and prevent malnutrition among children, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
School feeding in camps and in food-insecure districts ensures children are getting meals, maintaining attendance and reduces dropouts.
By Caroline Haga, Finnish Red Cross
Senginuyava Fitness sits on the ground in the middle of the stadium clutching her youngest child, a six-month old girl who looks like a little princess in her colourful dress. She and her family have finally reached the second to last stop on their long journey to safety.
From 16-19 August 2016, officials from the Ministry of Disaster Management and refugee affairs (MIDIMAR), with partners conducted a tour in different District of the country to handover accommodations houses to 25 families of Rwandans who have returned from exile during different years back.
The beneficiaries included seven in Bugesera District, 10 in Nymasheke District, six in Rusizi and two in Nyamagabe District.
Uganda Red Cross Volunteers on June 26th braved the night, cold and bloody boarder of Nimule – Connecting Uganda to South Sudan in rescue of refugees fleeing uncertainty when fighting broke out in Wau, South Sudan forcing thousands of people to flee to Uganda. The situation has since been tense and alarming. Hundreds of lives have been claimed in the fights and many more rescued because of the presence of Humanitarian support from key players like Uganda Red Cross.
After fleeing the horrors of the 1994 genocide, increasing numbers are ready to return to Rwanda, although many still worry about how they will cope after decades away.
By: Martim Empis Gray Pereira and Casilda Gil de Santivanes Finat
LUANDA, Angola – Musabyenamariya Fratenata’s husband died five years ago, leaving her struggling to find the money to raise their six children alone in Angola.
Originally from Rwanda, she fled during the horrors of the 1994 genocide, and has been a refugee ever since. Now, she is finally going home.
- The School Feeding Programme has been facing critical funding gaps. The new school year will start in October 2016.
- WFP is starting a new pilot project with the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), to promote a Home Grown School Feeding programme.