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28 Apr 2017 description

Delayed harvests result in extension of government and partner humanitarian assistance

Key Messages

27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Improved vegetation conditions across Southern Africa increase likelihood of aboveaverage harvests

• USAID partners provide assistance to cyclone- and drought-affected populations

• USAID/OFDA provides nearly $1.6 million to UNICEF to help address nutrition and WASH needs in southern Madagascar

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2017 description

This report shares the promising practices and lessons learned from the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT)
Initiative. It was informed by a call for inputs, issued to more than 100 implementing partners in nine countries.
The report is for local, national, regional, and global stakeholders interested in the design, implementation, funding, and sustainability of HIV care and treatment for children. It can be used in the countries involved in ACT and beyond.

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP launches its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2017-2021), strengthening its resilience and social protection work in the country.

  • WFP extends Leas Season Assistance (LSA) by a month to April 2017 in 13 Districts, in order to discourage early yield and consumption of immature crops.

  • WFP urgently requires USD 2.5 million in additional resources to continue providing assistance to the increasing refugee inflows at Tongogara Camp.

Operational Updates

25 Apr 2017 description
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THE PRESIDENT’S MALARIA INITIATIVE STRATEGY FOR 2015–2020

The PMI Strategy for 2015–2020 takes into account the progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen, setting forth a vision, goal, objectives, and strategic approach for PMI through 2020, while reaffirming the longer-term goal of a world without malaria. Malaria prevention and control remains a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and this strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty.

25 Apr 2017 description
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WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs

The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.

It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.  

25 Apr 2017 description

Projected food assistance needs for October 2017

24 Apr 2017 description

The Zimbabwe Peace Project is concerned about the calls by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko who is also the Minister responsible for National Healing and Reconciliation for the military to intervene into the raging ZANU PF political disputes which have become violent of late with three people suffering broken limbs in Harare.

24 Apr 2017 description

Bruxelles, le 11 avril 2017

L'aide de l'UE de 47 millions d'euros contribuera à répondre aux besoins des populations les plus vulnérables dans les régions des Grands Lacs, d'Afrique australe et de l'océan Indien.

23 Apr 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Meggie Morris

After years of relying on food handouts, Zimbabwe expects this year to have a substantial maize harvest. But the government must make the crop more attractive to farmers to further ease the perennial hunger problem.

For the first time in almost two decades, Zimbabwe will produce enough maize to be able to export the grain, the country's Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday.

23 Apr 2017 description
report IRIN

HARARE, 21 April 2017

Ten years ago, former bricklayer Samuel Musengi was allocated a nine-hectare plot to cultivate in Zimbabwe as part of an accelerated phase of land reform that saw tens of thousands of black families resettled on what were once vast, mostly white-owned commercial farms.

It’s not going so well for him; nor for many others.

Increasingly unpredictable weather and a lack of government support has made it all but impossible for Zimbabwe’s resettled farmers to achieve anything like the full potential of their plots.

22 Apr 2017 description

Zimbabwe has been hit hard with a string of hardships. After months of drought last year, the rainy season residents prayed for ended up causing serious flooding that affected over 300 people. To offer assistance, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Zimbabwe from Harare headed to Zaka to help. They offered hot meals as well as rice and water purifying tablets for the residents.

21 Apr 2017 description

Efforts challenge gender roles

“Now my three children are learning from me about the importance of hand washing and using a latrine.”

21 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

Maize price trends were mixed in February in the region. Tanzania and the DRC saw significant month-on-month (m-o-m) price increase of their main staple. Zambia and especially Tanzania registered the highest increase in the number of markets in ALPS Crisis.

20 Apr 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

UNITED NATIONS, New York – A study published today in The Lancet shows that improving the physical, mental and sexual health of adolescents, at a cost of about $4.60 per person per year, would yield more than 10 times as much in benefits to society. Investments in adolescents’ education and human rights would also have enormous benefits relative to costs, the findings demonstrate.

13 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP launched its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2017 -2021), strengthening its resilience and social protection work in the country.

  • WFP extends its LSA by a month to April 2017 in 13 Districts, in order to dis-incentivize early harvest and consumption of immature crops.

  • WFP urgently requires US$2.5 million in additional resources to continue providing assistance to the increasing number of refugees arriving at Tongogara Camp.

Situation Update