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21 Aug 2017 description

Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes prevail in the south as poor households face difficulties in meeting non-food needs

Key Messages

19 Aug 2017 description
report IRIN

Sally Nyakanyanga
Freelance journalist based in Harare

Author Notes

Part of a special project that explores the impact of climate change on the food security and livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe

GWANDA, 4 August 2017

Maize seed in drought-prone regions of Zimbabwe should by now come with a government health warning: “Planting can seriously damage your well-being”.

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18 Aug 2017 description

In a major milestone, public heath centres in Harare, Budiriro and Glenview benefitted from the installation of solar systems, thanks to the Solar for Health Initiative of UNDP/Global Fund targeting 154 public health facilities across the country. The Solar For Health Initiative supports governments to increase access to quality health services through the installation of solar energy photo-voltaic systems (PV), ensuring constant and cost-effective access to electricity, while also mitigating the impact of climate change and advancing multiple Sustainable Development Goals.

18 Aug 2017 description
report CARE

Executive summary

Provision of humanitarian aid in the form of cash transfers has gained significant momentum over the past few years. Research and evidence on certain aspects of cash transfer programmes (CTP) has been well documented, particularly regarding the efficiency and effectiveness of cash.

17 Aug 2017 description

The occurrence of transboundary animal diseases - especially those that can be transmitted to human beings from animals - poses grave socio-economic consequences for Southern Africa. They affect food and nutrition security, human health, livelihoods and national economic development.

13 Aug 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Safeguard young people programe (2014-2016)

Addressing the urgent needs of youth across Southern Africa

Africa’s youth population is growing rapidly, bringing immense opportunities for economic growth and prosperity. Yet, they face many risks as they navigate adolescence – unemployment, teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and genderbased violence. The life skills that many youth lack mean they are unable to negotiate healthy, equitable relationships to plan their families and their futures.

11 Aug 2017 description
report CARE

A summary of the learnings and recommendations from an internal and external evaluation of the Emergency Cash-First Response to Drought-Affected Communities in the Southern Provinces of Zimbabwe project which was carried out from August 2015 to May 2017. The external evaluation was carried out by Oxford Policy Management and is titled Zimbabwe ‘Cash First’ Humanitarian Response 2015-17.

What is cash transfer programming?

08 Aug 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 12,323 people assisted under Health and Nutrition in June.

  • 9,258 refugees assisted in June.

Highlights

  • WFP supports the Government of Zimbabwe to develop a Home Grown School Feeding strategy for the country.

  • Productive Assets Creation programme scaled up from 7 districts in 2016, to 11 in 2017.

  • Seasonal Livelihood Programming extended to Matobo District, bringing the total number of Districts covered to 13.

04 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners have provided lifesaving treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) to 250 children aged 0-59 months and 5,088 children aged 6-59 months during the period January to June 2017.

  • A total of 54,252 caregivers have been reached with key messages on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF)

  • 219,859 children 6-59 months have been provided with Vitamin A Supplementation (VAS).

03 Aug 2017 description

Senior Government representatives reinforced Zimbabwe’s commitment to implement, monitor and report on its human rights treaty obligations during a capacity building workshop held in Harare today.

01 Aug 2017 description

Maize grain and maize flour are the main foods consumed by all households in Zimbabwe. These food items are both produced locally and imported from neighboring countries particularly in the south western provinces of the country. The markets monitored are the main markets that offer both wholesale and retail supply in the respective regions of the country.

01 Aug 2017 description

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).

01 Aug 2017 description

Background

• Since 2011, Zimbabwe’s Gross Domesc Product growth rate has been declining from a high of 11.9% to 1.5% in 2015. It was esmated at 0.6% in 2016 but is now projected to rise to 3.7% in 2017 and to taper off slightly to 3.4% in 2018 mainly on the back of improved performance of the agricultural sector (Ministry of Finance, 2017; World Bank, 2017).

31 Jul 2017 description

Full title of the project:

FAO coordination of food and agriculture disaster risk reduction and management in Southern Africa

Target areas:

Southern Africa

Recipient: Regional Africa

Donor: United States of America

Contribution: USD 500 000

Project code: OSRO/RAF/604/USA

Objective:

To contribute to reducing the risk of food and nutrition insecurity by building strong and resilient livelihoods among poor, rural farming households.

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP supports the Government of Zimbabwe to develop a Home Grown School Feeding strategy for the country.

  • Productive Assets Creation programme scaled up from 7 districts in 2016, to 11 in 2017.

  • As part of the 3-pronged approach to resilience building, WFP expanded its Seasonal Livelihood Programming to Matobo District, bringing the total number of Districts covered to 13.

31 Jul 2017 description
report Peace Direct

A potentially violent election is looming in Zimbabwe and those who are sceptical about the likelihood of peaceful change can point to obvious examples in Zimbabwean history to support their pessimism. But whatever happens at the top, for peace to last it will have to be based on trust at the bottom. Local peacebuilding organisations are key to achieving this.

This report presents the analysis and recommendations of Zimbabwean civil society activists that emerged from a practitioner workshop (called a ‘Peace Exchange’ in this report) which took place in Harare in April 2017.

29 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Many new urban areas are not yet connected to municipal water supplies

  • Water supplies to older residential areas are erratic because of dilapidated pipes and other infrastructure problems

  • Water problems brought about interesting twist to domestic life, making collecting water not only a “woman’s job” but a shared chore