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27 May 2016 description

Household staple foods remain tight during the current harvest period

Key Messages

27 May 2016 description

Press Release

(26th May 2016) The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat has established a Team to coordinate a regional response to the impacts of the 2015/2016 El-Niño phenomenon on livelihoods in close collaboration with Member States.

The SADC region is experiencing a devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El-Niño phenomenon which is affecting livelihoods and the quality of lives especially for women, children and the elderly in the region.

25 May 2016 description

The Great Lakes Region highlights the interconnected nature of conflict. This is particularly true for the four focus countries of the Great Lakes Project (GLP), namely Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. This interconnectedness forms the basis of the GLP’s regional approach.

Introduction

25 May 2016 description
  1. Executive Summary

This Annual Evaluation Report provides an overview of evaluation in the Department for International Development (DFID) for 2015.
The report summarises DFID’s evaluation activities in 2015 and highlights progress against the Evaluation Strategy.

24 May 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

60 MILLION people affected globally at present.

32 MILLION people food insecure in Southern Africa.

10.2 MILLION people in Ethiopia need emergency food assistance.

50 PERCENT crop losses in Haiti due to El Niño-influenced drought.

HIGHLIGHTS

20 May 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • A yellow fever outbreak was detected in Angola late in December 2015 and confirmed by the Institut Pasteur Dakar (IP-D) on 20 January 2016. Subsequently, a rapid increase in the number of cases has been observed.

  • As of 19 May 2016, Angola has reported 2420 suspected cases of yellow fever with 298 deaths. Among those cases, 736 have been laboratory confirmed. Despite vaccination campaigns in Luanda, Huambo and Benguela provinces circulation of the virus in some districts persists.

20 May 2016 description

Key Messages

  • The harvest for the main cropping season is ongoing, and Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity outcomes will continue from May to September in most parts of the country due to increased household food supplies. However, Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes are expected during this period in parts of the extreme southwest and southeast, where local production was adversely affected by prolonged dry spells.

19 May 2016 description

Geneva, 19 May 2016: Fears are growing that a deadly yellow fever outbreak in Angola – which has already spread to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya and China - will continue to spread internationally without immediate action to prevent it, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned today.

The disease is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is also responsible for spreading the Zika virus, dengue and chikungunya.

17 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • The SADC region is experiencing a devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Niño event which is negatively affecting livelihoods and the quality of lives across the region.

  • Four Member States have already declared national drought emergencies (Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland and Zimbabwe). South Africa has declared a drought emergency in 7 of the country’s 9 provinces. Mozambique declared a 90-day institutional red alert for some southern and central areas.

16 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A total of 1,179 cumulative cases of cholera have been reported in Zambia since 5 February 2016 (Epidemiological Week 6 of 2016), of which 192 cases are laboratory confirmed. 31 deaths have been reported since the onset of the outbreak, with eight of these deaths being children.

14 May 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR NOVEMBER 2016

13 May 2016 description
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SUMMARY

  • A yellow fever outbreak was detected in Angola late in December 2015 and confirmed by the Institut Pasteur Dakar (IP-D) on 20 January 2016. Subsequently, a rapid increase in the number of cases has been observed.

  • As of 11 May 2016, Angola has reported 2267 suspected cases of yellow fever with 293 deaths. Among those cases, 696 have been laboratory confirmed. Despite vaccination campaigns in Luanda, Huambo and Benguela provinces circulation of the virus in some districts persists.

12 May 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

As a demonstration of the importance UNFPA attaches to strengthening midwifery education, UNFPA has made available USD 12,000 and assorted midwifery teaching models and equipment valued at K100,530 towards the establishment of a midwifery school at Solwezi School of Nursing.

11 May 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/325.

Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2015

Summary

05 May 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the first quarter of 2016 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

•During Q1-2016, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by 14 percent year-on-year thanks to ample supplies and stock positions. The index is now at levels last seen in early 2007. The FAO global food price index is 15 percent lower than in Q1-2015.

03 May 2016 description

At an event marking five years since the release of USAID’s** Evaluation Policy**, USAID Administrator Gayle Smith noted, “Development is aspirational, but it’s also a discipline.” I couldn’t agree more.