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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.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Southern Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Mountain of Hope - ensuring food security for communities in Mashonaland East

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The Zimbabwean

Becoming a member of the Mountain of Hope, a community garden project in Wedza, Mashonaland East is not only bringing financial benefits for Tracy Simango, 46.

For Simango, the greatest achievement is that the project had become the backbone of the provision of food security for her family and the community.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Zimbabwe 16-October-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Planting of 2015 cereal crops is about to commence, with generally positive rainfall forecast
  • 2014 maize output recovered strongly from drought-reduced harvest of the previous year
  • Reflecting improved supply situation, maize prices fell sharply and, in August, were below their year-earlier levels
  • Food security improves significantly in 2014/15, with an estimated 76 percent decline in number of people requiring assistance
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U.S Embassy Disburses $50,000 Zimbabwe Community Grants

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Voice of America

Irwin Chifera

WASHINGTON DC— United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bruce Wharton, on Thursday disbursed the second tranche of grants under his Special Self-Help Program saying the scheme is apolitical and targeted at community-based development projects.

Speaking at the signing ceremony of the small grants, Ambassador Wharton said the funds are meant to advance projects that tangibly improve the lives of community and encourage future development.

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Support of the rehabilitation of the Kariba dam: The Zambezi River Authority finalize preparations with donors

The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA), an organization established to manage the Zambezi River Basin on behalf of the Governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe, recently hosted representatives from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Union (EU), the Swedish Embassy to Zambia and the World Bank Group (WBG) to finalise preparations in support of the rehabilitation of the Kariba Dam.

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On World Food Day, Government and United Nations highlight family farming

HARARE/MUTOKO – Family farming is vital in ensuring food security, says the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development on the occasion of World Food Day. Joining the ministry in celebrating the occasion which falls annually on 16 October are two United Nations agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Marking World Day, UN spotlights rural women as ‘force’ that can drive global progress

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UN News Service

5 October 2014 – Rural women are key agents for achieving the transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development, the United Nations declared ahead of the International Day commemorated as an opportunity to promote their empowerment.

“Collectively, rural women are a force that can drive global progress,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message marking the occasion, which he also said was especially personal.

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BCC: We Cannot Resettle Killarney, Ngozi Mine Squatters

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Voice of America

Bulawayo mayor Martin Moyo says the local authority is not obliged to resettle the squatters.

Sithandekile Mhlanga
14.10.2014 18:59

WASHINGTON—The Bulawayo City Council says the impending demolition exercise of illegal structures in the local authority’s Killarney suburb and Ngozi Mine is different from that in Chitungwiza and Epworth in Harare because Bulawayo has a lot of temporary structures that cannot pass as buildings.

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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.

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Innovative food bank keeps families going

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The Zimbabwean

An innovative food bank in Mutiusinazita in Buhera district is providing poor families with access to maize during the hunger season, reports reports CLAYTON MASEKESA.

The Hozi (Granary) Food Bank, established in 2008, is managed exclusively by women. The scheme is improving nutrition, keeping families together and accruing interest in the form of grain stores in the warehouses.

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Empowerment programmes help girls break free of violence

One brave girl in Zimbabwe is empowered to fight child marriage and go to school

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Fourteen-year-old Shamiso Nyamutamba has endured more than her share of tragedy. When she was three, her mother died. Two years later, her father also passed away. She went to live with an abusive uncle, and was nearly forced to marry an older man. She has only recently found peace – and the promise of a better future – with the help of a unique programme designed to empower adolescent girls, in the rural Mbire District of Zimbabwe.

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Zimbabwe hospital closed to monitor suspected Ebola case

10/9/2014 - 17:38 GMT

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ZimRights Donates Goods to Tsholotsho Flood Victims

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Voice of America

Jonga Kandemiiri

WASHINGTON DC— About 58 families in Tsholotsho, Matabeleland North province, that were affected by floods in February on Monday received donations of clothes, soap and sanitary ware from the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZIMRIGHTS).

ZimRights director Okay Machisa says they were touched by the plight of the flood victims and in June they organised a Soap and Shirt Winter Festival concert to mobilise assistance for the families.

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Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Update for September with a Forecast through Mid-November, 2014

SUMMARY

The Desert Locust (SGR1 ) situation remained calm in September in summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region. Only a few adults and hoppers were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad. A similar situation may be present in northern Mali where surveys were not possible.
Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia remained calm during this month.

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NGO Healing Zimbabwe Communities Through Peace Gardens

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Voice of America

Jonga Kandemiiri

WASHINGTON DC— The Heal Zimbabwe Trust says its members drawn from the country’s two main political parties, Zanu PF and the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) are working together through its peace-building and poverty eradication program called the Garden of Peace.

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Zimbabwe Farmers Prepare for New Crop Season

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Voice of America

Gibbs Dube

WASHINGTON DC— Preparations for the forthcoming farming season have started in Zimbabwe with farmers appealing for bank loans as bankers warn them to brace for tough times.

Farmers who spoke to VOA Studio 7 in Victoria Falls, Mutare, Masvingo, Gwanda and Goromonzi said they have started preparing their fields for the rain season with indications that some shops are full of inputs like maize seed and farming implements.