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Global Weather Hazards Summary October 31 - November 6, 2014

Rainy season begins slowly in southern Africa, dryness widens in Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. As the rainy season in Senegal comes to an end and harvesting begins, reduced crop yields due to this summer’s poorly distributed rainfall and delayed onset of the rainy season in July could become evident.

  2. Consistently above-average rains across parts of eastern Ethiopia have caused flooding downstream along the Juba and Shabelle River Basins in southern Somalia. Continued rainfall is expected to result in additional flooding.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, October 30 – November 5, 2014

  • Another week of poorly distributed rains across the Greater Horn has led to strengthening deficits in southern Somalia.

  • In southern Africa, a delayed start of monsoonal rains observed in parts of Angola and South Africa.

1) As the rainfall season ends across Senegal and harvesting begins, impacts from poorly distributed rains during the summer months and a delayed onset to the rainfall season in July which resulted in deteriorated conditions could impact crop yields.

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Tanzania: Flash Floods DREF operation n° MDRTZ015 Operations update n° 2

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains caused flash floods in Morogoro region, located approximately 270 kilometres West of Dar es Salaam, between 22 and 23 January, 2014. The rains which fell upstream in the regions of Tanga, Dodoma and Manyara overwhelmed the river banks downstream, especially Mkundi River, resulting in disastrous flash floods in 3 districts namely Kilosa, Mvomero and Gairo in Morogoro region.

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Tanzania Remote Monitoring Update October 2014

In northeastern lowlands, half or less of normal maize harvest expected

KEY MESSAGES

  • In the northeastern, bimodal lowlands, low maize production has weakened agricultural labor demand. Poor households who supply this labor will have less income for food purchase and will likely be Stressed (IPC Phase 2) starting in December.

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Tanzania brings grassroots approach to malaria campaign

Volunteers educate villagers, schoolchildren on malaria and bed nets

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief, October 2014

Food shortages and weak purchasing power will limit food availability and access, particularly for the urban poor and for households with ill or deceased family members, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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One-stop centre on agri data launched

Report
EastAfrican

By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI

IN SUMMARY

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Ensuring Integrated Water Resource Management in Tanzania Benefits All

The introduction of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the early 1990s by international donors has led to some important new knowledge about availability and uses of water resources in Tanzania. However, more needs to be done to recognise the priorities of the rural majority of small-scale users, and not just those of donors, the environmental lobby and foreign investors in land and water.

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In Tanzania, empowering girls, fighting HIV

By Sandra Bisin

A leadership training programme in Tanzania aims at reducing the vulnerability of out-of-school adolescent girls, who are at high risk for HIV, gender-based violence and unwanted pregnancy.

DAR ES SALAAM, United Republic of Tanzania, 20 October 2014 – Fatuma Djamali was born in 1996 in Ruvuma region, in Tanzania’s southern highlands. Since she was in primary school, her life has been dominated by solitude and fear.

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Tanzania President Meets CARE Maternal Health Team

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CARE

To mark the Nyerere Day national holiday in Tanzania on Oct. 14, President Jakaya Kikwete attended celebrations in Tabora district where CARE Canada is implementing the Tabora Adolescent and Safe Motherhood (TABASAM) project.

Funded by the Government of Canada and Canadian donors, this project aims to improve the maternal and reproductive health of vulnerable women and adolescent girls in this region, which has some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the country.

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IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014 - Revised Requirements

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: http://humanitariancompendium.iom.int/. The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

International Organization for Migration:

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Kenya + 9 others
East Africa Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis - October 2014

Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis

FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlook reports for October 2014 to March 2015 are based on the following regional assumptions:

SEASONAL PERFORMANCE

From September to December, 30 to 70 percent of total annual rainfall falls in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania (Figure 1).

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2014

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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La Tanzanie accorde la citoyenneté à 162 000 réfugiés burundais

GENEVE, 17 octobre (HCR) – Le HCR a salué la décision historique de la Tanzanie d'accorder la citoyenneté à 162 156 anciens réfugiés burundais. De toute l'histoire du HCR, c'est le plus important groupe à qui la naturalisation est offerte par un pays de premier asile, en tant que solution durable à des décennies de vie en exil.

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On World Food Day, a Story of Restoring Potato Crops to Tanzania

Family and smallholder farmers play a global role in protecting our environment, eliminating hunger and achieving sustainable development – especially in developing nations. On October 16, World Food Day will highlight this issue, with the theme of “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth,” which will raise the profile of family and smallholder farmers.

As is often the case, however, small investments can make a big difference.

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Ministerial Communique on Ebola virus disease emergency preparedness and response in the East African Community partner states and support to the Western African countries

THE 10TH ORDINARY MEETING OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY SECTORAL COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF HEALTH

13TH TO 16TH OCTOBER 2014

EAC HEADQUARTERS, ARUSHA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

MINISTERIAL COMMUNIQUE ON EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE IN THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY PARTNER STATES AND SUPPORT TO THE WESTERN AFRICAN COUNTRIES

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Tanzania begins granting citizenship to over 162,000 former Burundian refugees, ending more than 40 years of exile

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

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Mozambique + 4 others
Rats Against Mines from Angola to Cambodia

They run, sniff and sense, though instead of cheese since they were little they were accustomed to TNT, the explosive used for anti-personnel mines. They are the giant African pouched rats, the light protagonists (weighing around 1.5kg, much less than the 5kg that would detonate the ordnances) of a mine clearing project that are helping communities devastated by war.

Agence France-Presse:

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Global Food Security Update - Issue 15, October 2014

TRACKING FOOD SECURITY TRENDS IN VULNERABLE COUNTRIES

The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• In conflict-affected south sudan, the food security situation is much worse than at harvest time in a typical year. Around 1.5 million people are expected to remain in Phase 3 (Crisis) and Phase 4 (Emergency) through December 2014.