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Global Fund News Flash: Issue 47

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The Global Fund

Zambia: Power of Partnerships

Irene Sinzi stood eagerly outside of her home in the village of Mufumbwe, in Zambia’s North-Western province, waiting to receive her insecticide-treated net. It was an important day for Irene and her one-year-old child, as the Government of Zambia is undertaking the mass distribution of nearly nine million nets, simultaneously distributing them to all provinces across the country.

“I’ve had malaria before and it was terrible,” said the 21-year old mother. “I’m so happy because this mosquito net will protect us from malaria.”

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SADC: Address Members’ Rights Issues

Serious Concerns in Several Member Countries

(Harare, August 14, 2014) – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should address human rights violations among its member states as part of measures to improve the lives of its people, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch said today.

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Keeping Track of Adaptation Actions in Africa (KTAA) - Targeted Fiscal Stimulus Actions Making a Difference

Nairobi, 12 August 2014 – Investment in climate change adaptation can help ensure that the impacts of climate change - including a projected 20 – 50 per cent decline in water availability – do not reverse decades of development progress in Africa, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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La Zambie ferme ses portes aux ressortissants de pays frappés par Ebola

08/09/2014 17:56 GMT

LUSAKA, 9 août 2014 (AFP) - La Zambie interdit d'entrer sur son territoire aux ressortissants de pays frappés par l'épidémie de fièvre Ebola, qui a fait près de 1.000 morts en Afrique de l'Ouest, a annoncé samedi le gouvernement.

Décrétée "urgence de santé publique de portée mondiale" par l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), cette épidémie sans précédent a frappé depuis le début de l'année la Guinée, le Liberia, la Sierra Leone et le Nigeria.

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Zambia bars entry for citizens from Ebola countries

08/09/2014 16:58 GMT

LUSAKA, August 9, 2014 (AFP) - Zambia has banned the entry of citizens from countries hit by the deadly Ebola virus, which is ravaging nations to the north of the continent, the health ministry said Saturday.

The ruling targets citizens of Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Even delegates to conferences already organised in Zambia would be barred, Health Minister Joseph Kasonde said in a statement on the ministry's website.

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief July 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2015

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FACT SHEET: U.S. Engagement on Climate Change and Resilience in Africa

Disasters and shocks — natural or manmade — have the potential to throw poor and marginal populations into crisis and wipe away hard-earned development gains. These disasters and shocks are occurring with greater frequency and intensity, making it difficult to build resilient communities, particularly in countries facing severe socio-economic challenges exacerbated by the effects of climate change.

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The Market Monitor - Trends and impacts of staple food prices in vulnerable countries, Issue 24 - July 2014

Global Highlights

• During the first quarter of 2014, the global cereal price index decreased by 12% year-on-year, and slightly increased by 2% compared to the previous quarter.

• Real prices of maize were relatively stable and only 2% higher than the previous quarter of 2014.
Compared to the same period of the previous year, maize prices are low (-28%).

• Real prices of wheat increased significantly by 9% from Q1 to Q2-2014. More recently, for June, prices are down due to an increase in global supply and production.

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Zambia Price Bulletin July 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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Purchase for Progress (P4P) June 2014 Newsletter

Inside this issue:

Collaboration for improved nutrition in Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia…pages 1-2

Improving community cohesion in post-conflict Liberia……………page 3

P4P highlighted on International Day of Cooperatives………..…pages 4-5

Spotlight on P4P in El Salvador……………………………………………pages 5

P4P contact information and news…………………………………………page 6

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Zambia Food Security Outlook July to December 2014

Maize and meal prices remain far above five-year average despite bumper harvest

KEY MESSAGES

  • Acute food insecurity outcomes are expected to remain at Minimal (IPC Phase 1) levels through December 2014. The maize harvest of 3.35 million MT, following five years of consecutive surplus production has enabled majority rural households to have adequate staple food stocks and therefore mostly depend on own production. In addition, rural farming households are accessing a variety of basic foods from the harvest.

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Southern Africa Price Bulletin July 2014

Most households in Southern Africa depend on maize as their main source of food and energy, given the high volumes and ease with which it is produced. Alternative food crops that are consumed as substitutes include rice, wheat, sorghum, millet, and tubers such as cassava and potatoes. Consumption of these substitutes occurs mainly when maize is not available or among those households in areas where such substitutes are more easily available (for example, cassava in northern Mozambique).

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Long Term Planning Framework Southern Africa 2012-2015 Version 2 of 31.07.2014

  1. Who are we?

The Southern Africa Regional Office (SARO) located in Botswana is part of the Africa Zone and the wider IFRC Secretariat. The regional office covers 10 countries, namely Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Zambia Livelihood Zones and Descriptions July 2014

Summary

This Livelihood Zone Descriptions document includes the map and descriptions of livelihood zones in Zambia based on secondary data reviews and workshops conducted in February 2014.

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Southern Africa: Malnutrition Snapshot (as of July 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW: MALNUTRITION

Malnutrition levels, particularly stunting levels, in the southern Africa region are very high, as is reflected in child nutritional status. All the countries in the region have stunting levels that are of concern, above the 20% World Health Organization (WHO) threshold for stunting.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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AIDS 2014: addressing the needs of people who have lived with HIV for more than 20 years

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UNAIDS

With the AIDS epidemic having entered its fourth decade, and given the wider availability of life-saving treatment, there is now a growing number of people who have been living with HIV for 20 years or more. Some have been born with the virus and are surviving into adulthood, while others are members of an ageing HIV population. According to a panel discussion that took place on 22 July at AIDS 2014, much more must be done to include the needs and concerns of both groups in a comprehensive AIDS response.

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Le Canada se porte à la défense des filles à l’occasion d’un sommet mondial pour mettre fin au mariage d’enfants

Le ministre des Affaires étrangères John Baird a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’il assistera au Sommet sur les filles 2014 à Londres, au Royaume-Uni, afin d’appuyer les efforts mondiaux déployés pour mettre fin aux mariages précoces et forcés ainsi qu’à la mutilation génitale des femmes.

« Le mariage d’enfants est un problème mondial qui exige une action concertée de tous les pays, a déclaré le ministre Baird. Son élimination donnera aux femmes et aux filles l’autonomie dont elles ont besoin pour contribuer au développement et à la prospérité de leurs collectivités. »

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Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 15 - 21 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Regional:
At the SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis meeting in early July, the following information was presented:

  • For the 11 countries for which crop production data was available, cereal harvest increased by 15 per cent from 33.5 million tons in 2013 to 38.7 million tons in 2014. This is also 20 per cent above the five-year average.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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