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22 May 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

22 May 2017 description
report IRIN

Anthony Morland

Author Note: This is the second in a series of three fact files that is part of a special project exploring the impact of climate change on the food security and livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe

PARIS, 22 May 2017 More frequent and severe droughts, floods, and storms associated with climate change mean the livelihoods of the world’s roughly half a billion smallholder farmers are growing ever more precarious.

22 May 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Note by the Secretary-General

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 70/300.

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 2030

Summary

22 May 2017 description

Highlights

• For the last 2/3 weeks four of the five JCISA priority countries have reported zero cases:
Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe

• Angola also reporting a considerable reduction in cases.

• The Tanzania outbreak considerably reduced but continues with sporadic cases persisting in Dar es Salaam.

19 May 2017 description

Food availability and access expected to improve as the main harvest peaks

Key Messages

  • After delays due to late planting and above normal soil moisture conditions, harvesting activities intensified across the country in May. Harvesting is expected to extend into June in some areas. Although official production estimates are still to come, the harvests are expected to improve the food security situation across the country.

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

17 May 2017 description

It is alleged that a Karoi woman died after she was run over by a pirating taxi that veered off the road when municipal police threw spikes at a moving vehicle. The wanton use of spikes by police officers has resulted in a surge in traffic accidents. On Tuesday 16 May in Karoi council police are alleged to have thrown spikes at pirating taxi operators after which one of the taxis ran over three people who sustained injuries. It is also alleged that when vendors realised that the municipal police had arrived in a taxi they pounded the vehicle with stones and later torched it.

17 May 2017 description

17 May 2017, Harare – The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has today committed USD 1.6 million to assist over 32,600 flood-affected people with life-saving shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene and protection in 20 districts in Zimbabwe. This UN fund is in addition to USD 8.2 million allocated last year in response to the severe drought that affected over 4 million rural Zimbabweans.

The handover ceremony was held in the presence of media today at the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Makombe boardroom, in Harare.

17 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • As of April 1, WFP operates in country under the Country Strategic Plan (2017-2021).

  • WFP’s 2016/17 Lean Season Assistance cycle drew to an end in April after assisting 1.1 million people at its peak. Resilience-building is now a priority with the 2017 Productive Assets Creation cycle commencing in May, which urgently requires additional resources to ensure a timely start.

  • WFP and partners organized two Field Days to take stock of the small grains project’s progress. The harvest seems promising.

16 May 2017 description

Johannesburg – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$13.4 million contribution from the United States government to support people living with HIV, AIDS and TB in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

15 May 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 47 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 36 ungraded events.

15 May 2017 description

Author: Marcella Willis
Strategic Impact Advisors, September 2016

Background

The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) launched research to build an evidence base around connecting emergency electronic transfer (e-transfer) recipients with additional financial services. They wanted to learn if, when, and how e-transfers can promote sustained uptake and use of e-transfer services, including mobile money.

12 May 2017 description

Executive summary

Formal remittances to developing countries were estimated to have exceeded USD 601 billion in 2015,6 an amount roughly three times larger than overseas development assistance (ODA). They provide a lifeline for some of the world’s most vulnerable and low income households, both by contributing to basic needs such as food, health care, education and housing, and by helping to manage external shocks and fluctuations in income.

11 May 2017 description

Foreword by UNDP Resident Representative Bishow Parajuli

It is my pleasure to present to you a summary of UNDP’s contribution to development results in Zimbabwe during the first year of implementing our 2016-2020 Country Programme.

10 May 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR NOVEMBER 2017

10 May 2017 description

The Zimbabwe Peace Project has noted that several government schools sent children home on the first day of school over outstanding school fees. The ZPP visited at least 14 Primary schools in Harare and Mashonaland Central provinces where children had been sent back home.

08 May 2017 description

Key points:

  • Food security has improved thanks to humanitarian assistance and the early harvest

  • Food prices have dropped due to reduced market demand as households start to consume their own produce

  • Households headed by women were more likely to resort to negative coping strategies than those headed by men

Situation Update