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World + 5 others
Fortified food - persuading the private sector to do good

Report
IRIN

LONDON, 18 April 2014 (IRIN) - With a certain amount of fanfare, Nigeria has just officially become a middle income country. It is not the sort of country associated with widespread hunger, or a country where people normally get, or expect to get, food aid. And yet around a quarter of small children in Nigeria are underweight, and around 40 percent are stunted; they do not get enough nutritious food to reach their full physical and mental potential.

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Latest info on flooding in Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam, April 15, 2014; The Tanzania's business capital has again been hit by disaster following heavy downpour that has left tens of thousands of residents severely affected. This is an addition to several areas in the country that have been affected by the ongoing heavy rains in the country.

Over 400 households equivalent to over 2,000 individuals have displaced following the floods where several of these have suffered varied degrees of damage while others have been rendered completely inhabitable after being submerged under flood water.

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World + 13 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary April 18-24, 2014

Continued moisture deficits likely to harm crop and pastoral conditions in Angola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly distributed seasonal rainfall since February has led to deteriorating ground conditions in western Angola. As seasonal rains are expected to decline this month, these long-term moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact crop and pastoral conditions for many areas.

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17 April 2014: Tanzania – Severe Weather

SITUATION

• Heavy rainfall affected the eastern coasts of Tanzania in the past week, causing floods and casualties. As can be seen in the inset map, between 1 and 15 April the region of Dar-es-Salaam (largest city in the country, pop. 4.3 million) received more than 3 times the usual amount for this period. Rains were heaviest on 9-13 April.

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Uganda + 8 others
East Africa Food Security Outlook - April to September 2014

Assumptions for quarterly food security analysis

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Tanzania localized floods April 2014 Office of the Resident Coordinator Situation Report No. 1 (as of 15 April 2014)

There were 19 casualties as of 14 April following widespread damage and destruction in Dar es Salaam. The UN has not received a request for assistance from the Government yet.

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More Than 40 Feared Dead After Dar Floods

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AllAfrica

SOME 41 people are feared dead as a result of floods caused by downpour that hit Dar es Salaam for about three days over the weekend, according to Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC) Saidi Meck Sadiki.

Mr Sadiki, who by virtue of his position is the Chairman of the Regional Defence and Security Committee, noted, however, that so far 25 people have been confirmed by police to have died as a result of the floods.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook April 17 – April 23, 2014

  • Significantly heavy amounts of rainfall are expected to worsen flooding conditions across eastern Tanzania.

1) Poorly distributed seasonal rainfall since February has led to deteriorating ground conditions in western Angola. As seasonal rains are expected to decline this month, these long-term moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact crop and pastoral conditions for many areas.

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Estimated Rainfall Accumulation from 9th to 13 April 2014 over United Republic of Tanzania (as of 15 April 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map presents the estimated total rainfall accumulation for the United Republic of Tanzania covering the period 9 to 13 April 2014. This total estimate was derived from the Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission (TRMM) precipitation dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 0.25 degrees for this region. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and is not a substitute for ground station measurements. Rainfall Data: TRMM Resolution : 0.25 deg Date Series: 9 - 13 April 2014 Credit: NASA Road Data : Google Map Maker / OSM / ESRI

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Comoros + 2 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (8 to 14 April 2014)

Comoros:

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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At least 10 dead in Dar es Salaam flooding

04/13/2014 14:40 GMT

DAR ES SALAAM, April 13, 2014 (AFP) - At least 10 people have died in heavy floods in Tanzania's commercial capital of Dar es Salaam, officials said Sunday.

The city's regional commissioner, Said Mecky Sadick, said the toll may rise with roads damaged and several bridges swept away.

"The victims drowned in different parts of the city. The heavy rains and floods caused massive destruction of roads, bridges and drainage systems," he told AFP.

Agence France-Presse:

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Somalia + 8 others
Somalia Fact Sheet, April 2014

Operation Highlights

The number of refugees from Somalia – about 1 million – is the third highest in the world after Afghanistan and Syria

UNHCR leads protection and emergency relief interventions targeting 700,000 IDPs out of a total IDP population estimated at 1.1 million and over 2,300 refugees in Somalia.

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Rainfall causes disaster, families displaced

Kagera April.2014: As the country continue to experience heavy downpour in different regions, the village of Bulembo, Ibunga in Muleba district of Kagera region befell a victim of the thunders and hackers of the day.

A seven hour downpour accompanied by thunderstorms on March 28, 2014, from dawn to midday experienced almost countrywide left 124 families without shelter, 669 families completely with no food crops and infrastructure like schools damaged. Other losses incurred include destruction of farm crops like bananas and other crops.

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Malawi + 10 others
Southern Africa - Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis, April 2014

To project food security outcomes, FEWS NET uses scenario development. In this methodology, an analyst uses current evidence to develop assumptions about the future and compare their possible effects. The following report outlines assumptions at the regional level. Assumptions are also developed at the country level; these are likely to be more detailed. Together, the regional and national assumptions are the foundation for the integrated analysis reported in FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlooks and Outlook Updates. Learn more about our work here.

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Angola + 7 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook April 10 – April 16, 2014

  • Average to above average seasonal rainfall continues throughout many parts of the Greater Horn of Africa.

  • The weakening of precipitation associated with the departure of the monsoon was observed across southern Africa.

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Community-Based Conditional Cash Transfers in Tanzania : Results from a Randomized Trial

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World Bank

Given the success of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs elsewhere, in 2010 the Government of Tanzania rolled out a pilot CCT program in three districts. Its aim was to see if, using a model relying on communities to target beneficiaries and deliver payments, the program could improve outcomes for the poor the way centrally-run CCT programs have in other contexts. The program provided cash payments to poor households, but conditioned payments on complying with certain health and education requirements.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.