- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook Update December 2014
- FEWS NET Price Bulletin November 2014
- Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC) 2014 Rural Livelihoods Assessment
- Zimbabwe: Waiting for the Future (Africa Briefing N°103)
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook Update, September 2014
- Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014
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The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) was conducted over the period from February until June 2014 with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of asylum seekers and refugees with regards to their food and nutrition security as well as livelihood opportunities, and providing recommendations for the next 6 to 12 months. This JAM report aims to provide information for programming through the design of a joint -programme cycle for UN agencies and their partners under the coordination of the Government of Zimbabwe.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Bulawayo mayor Martin Moyo says the local authority is not obliged to resettle the squatters.
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.
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.
This year, Southeastern Zimbabwe has experienced the worst flooding for 40 years after a fractured dam caused over 20,000 people to abandon their homes. As one local farmer put it, ‘we are living like refugees in our own country’. ShelterBox has been helping for over six months to shelter families, and now to support their children’s education.
MASVINGO, 10 September 2014 (IRIN) - More than 3,000 families in Zimbabwe’s southeastern Masvingo Province who accuse the government of forcibly resettling them to small plots of undeveloped land, are facing hardships including a lack of adequate food, shelter, health and education facilities.
The Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC) conducted the annual Rural Livelihoods Assessment (RLA) number 13. The assessment is part of a comprehensive information system that informs Government and its Development Partners on programming necessary for saving lives and strengthening rural livelihoods in Zimbabwe. ZimVAC is the central pillar around which the Food and Nutrition Council (FNC) plans to build its strategy to fulfil Commitment number 6 of the Government of Zimbabwe’ s Food and Nutrition Security Policy (FNSP) and monitor the implementation of the ZimASSET.
The government has officially closed Chingiwizi transit camp where at least 12 000 people affected by flooding along the Tokwe Mukosi dam basin have been staying since February amid reports that police have since declared the camp site a no go area.
Villagers said that they were forced to accept the one hectare piece of land offered by the state while those who resisted were completely chased away.
The Zimbabwean has established that the camp is now deserted and only armed police officers have remained.
Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, is claiming mission accomplished in relocating more than 20,000 flood victims from Chingwizi holding camp to Nuanetsi Ranch.
The minister is claiming that the relocated people are “very happy” and had been held hostage for months by hooligans whom he claims were blocking their move using threats.
But some of the relocated people have shot down Bhasikiti’s claims and allege they are starving and are sleeping in the open in Nuanetsi.
Étude de cas du CaLP - Soutien au relèvement économique des foyers urbains dans la ville de Karoi, au Zimbabwe
A humanitarian crisis is looming in Buhera Central at Denhere village in Manicaland province where police armed with a High Court order destroyed nearly 30 homesteads, leaving close to 300 villagers homeless in a land dispute involving two headmen.
The families are now in dire need of food, clothing, shelter and identity documents following the torching of their homesteads by the police last month. A deputy sheriff from Chivhu led police details to Denhere village where they destroyed the homesteads.
At the SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis meeting in early July, the following information was presented:
For the 11 countries for which crop production data was available, cereal harvest increased by 15 per cent from 33.5 million tons in 2013 to 38.7 million tons in 2014. This is also 20 per cent above the five-year average.
Minister Costello highlights results at the launch of the Irish Aid Annual Report
Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, today launched the 2013 Irish Aid Annual Report, which sets out the results achieved by Ireland’s international development programme, Irish Aid.
Speaking at the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, Minister Costello said:
“2013 was a significant year for Irish Aid and the Irish people can be proud of what their overseas development aid programme has achieved.
by Sofia Mapuranga
People living with HIV (PLWHIV) in urban areas are appealing to the government to allocate them residential stands because they are being discriminated against by their landlords because of their HIV status, reports SOFIA MAPURANGA.
PLWHIV in suburbs such as Budiriro, Chitungwiza, Glen Norah, Mabvuku and Glen View told The Zimbabwean of some of the challenges they face at the hands of their landlords, some of whom even give them timetables to use the toilet.
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As Chairperson I have the great privilege of working with extraordinarily dedicated Council members and staff throughout the organisation. The commitment to working with the poorest people in the developing world and fulfilling our mission is very evident throughout the organisation.
An estimated 383,261 people were affected by floods or storms and at least 117 people lost their lives during the 2013/2014 rainfall season.
Tropical Cyclone Hellen, which impacted Mozambique, Comoros and Madagascar in late March, was one of the most powerful cyclones ever recorded in the Mozambique Channel.
In Zimbabwe, the more than 15,625 people evacuated remain in dire living conditions.
Zimbabwe was affected by floods, landslides and hailstorms on the 09.02.2014 affecting approximately 20 000 people. The government of Zimbabwe declared the flooding in Tokwe Mukosi, Masvingo province a national disaster. The affected population was relocated to Chingwizi transit camp.
The disaster declaration expired on 9 May, three months after the onset of the emergency, and will not be extended.
The food situation at Chingwizi is critical with nothing in stock for May.
There are currently 3,125 households living at either the camp or permanent site at Chingwizi.
According to district authorities, 376 families have relocated to the permanent site at Chingwizi.
Humanitarian assistance continues, but gaps remain and need to be addressed.
Syria: Fierce fighting between opposition groups has led to further displacement in Deir-ez-Zor while a truce between the Government and the opposition is expected to see the Old City of Homs handed over to the Government after its recent campaign to retake it.
MWENEZI, 2 May 2014 (IRIN) - More than 3,000 families displaced by flooding in the Tokwe-Mukosi dam basin in Zimbabwe's southeastern Masvingo Province are facing looming food shortages after more than three months living in crowded, unsanitary conditions at a temporary camp.