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Zimbabwe + 6 others
UNHCR and WFP Joint Assessment Mission Report: Tongogara Refugee Camp, Zimbabwe

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.

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Kenya + 7 others
Food for the Hungry Supporting Africa’s Small Businesses

Training Africans to increase sales and grow small agricultural businesses

PHOENIX (August 5, 2014) – President Barack Obama spoke to 50 African leaders at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington D.C. from Aug. 4-6, to promote Africa’s economic growth in business and foreign investment. President Obama rallied support for Africa’s upcoming generation in creating business opportunities.

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World + 4 others
Bright Ideas Will Help Feed Africa’s Poor

Experts say that pioneering solutions in African countries is necessary for farmers to grow enough food to feed a population expected to reach two billion by 2050.

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Having the Right Tools at the Right Time to Meet Food Assistance Needs

Imagine there is a major crisis unfolding. While one region in the affected country is in crisis, there are available food supplies and resources in another. In situations like this, USAID disaster response professionals have several key decisions to make — all with the goal of helping as many people as possible in the most rapid, efficient and effective way possible. Does it make sense to bring in food from the United States? Should we purchase food locally to distribute to those in need? Should we provide people the means to buy the food themselves?

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World + 18 others
Forced Migration Review No. 43: States of fragility

Fragile states are risky environments. Many states fail in their responsibilities to their citizens but those states which are fragile, failed or weak are particularly liable to render their citizens vulnerable. Failures of authority or legitimacy can lead to the emergence of significant organised violence; the impact of this can then be compounded by the failure of the state to protect its citizens, especially minorities.

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Kenya + 10 others
Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 25, 22 April - 22 May

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 170 people have died and 225,000 displaced as a result of flash flooding

  • Food Security: Aid agencies urged to adopt ‘no regrets response’ to build on regional food security gains

  • Renewed attempts made to address cross border and incountry insecurity in eastern Africa, namely in Somalia, DRC and Kenya.

  • Regional Migration: An estimated 9.15 million people are currently displaced in the region: 2,012,531 are refugees and 7,141,442 are IDPs

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 24 others
Africa Zone Region Annual Report 2012 (MAA60005)

This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012

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Sudan + 10 others
East Africa Region (MAA64003) Annual Report 2012

Overview

Across the East Africa region, consecutive good seasons transformed food security conditions from the initial low point in 2011, which was a great relief coming out of a severe drought. However, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) continued working with other players including government and regional bodies such as the Inter-Governmental Climate Information, Prediction,

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World + 17 others
African security in 2013: a year of disequilibrium?

ByMorten Bøås with James J. Hentz

Africa’s security is currently standing at a crossroads. Relatively high African growth rates in combination with the increased institutional strength, credibility and legitimacy of the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have led to greater confidence in Africa’s ability to deal with its security challenges. However, the continent is also confronted with significant security challenges that could have severe ramifications across several countries and regions.

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Kenya + 9 others
Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 23, 15 Feb - 21 Mar 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The African Development Bank has allocated $140.5 million to resilience efforts.

  • Peace agreements for DRC and Sudan/South Sudan have been signed amid continuing concerns.

  • Refugees continue to flee DRC and Sudan. Some 12,000 Somalis left Kenya for Somalia despite challenging conditions.

  • Food security has generally improved across the region, though 16 million people are still facing crisis and emergency conditions.

  • Peace holds in Kenya voting despite some violence.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Burkina Faso + 7 others
FESA Micro-Insurance to offer free drought insurance design

Report
EARS

Delft, March 2013

Aiming to serve all African farmers, FESA Micro-insurance is growing fast. But, large scale crop insurance puts special demands. Using automated insurance design and monitoring tools, EARS has developed a geo-information approach to crop insurance. Mapped insurance designs can be provided for the entire region, thus allowing for unrestricted sales. This enhanced capability is also reflected in the offer to develop proof-of-concept, free drought insurance design.

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World + 18 others
43,5 millions de dollars E.-U du Japon pour des interventions humanitaires de l’OIM

Japon – La Diète du Japon a approuvé le budget supplémentaire du pays pour l’exercice 2012, qui prévoit une allocation de 43,5 millions de dollars E.-U. pour les opérations humanitaires de l’OIM destinées aux migrants vulnérables, aux personnes déplacées à l’intérieur de leur propre pays, aux migrants de retour et aux communautés d’accueil du monde entier.

Ces fonds visent à répondre à des besoins non satisfaits ou imprévus durant l’exercice. Il s’agit de la plus grande somme que l’OIM ait reçue de ce mécanisme de financement japonais jusqu’à présent.

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 18 others
IOM Humanitarian Operations Receive USD 43.5 million from Japan

The National Diet of Japan has approved the country's supplementary budget fiscal year 2012, which includes USD 43.5 million to support IOM humanitarian operations for vulnerable migrants, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, and host communities worldwide.

The funding is designed to address unmet or unplanned needs during the fiscal year and is the largest amount that IOM has received to date from this Japanese funding mechanism.

International Organization for Migration:

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Somalia + 9 others
East Africa Seasonal Monitor January 24, 2013

The Mandera triangle, parts of northern Somalia, Djibouti, parts of Eritrea, and eastern Afar and eastern Tigray Regions in Ethiopia are affected.

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Uganda + 8 others
En bref : Les aliments de base sont la clé pour combattre la pauvreté en Afrique - rapport

Report
IRIN

NAIROBI, 22 janvier 2013 (IRIN) - Selon une étude de l'Institut international de recherche sur les politiques alimentaires IFPRI, l'Afrique pourrait réduire son niveau de pauvreté plus rapidement en privilégiant la production d'aliments de base plutôt que les cultures d'exportation.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Mali + 6 others
Sommet de l’UA : Les droits humains sont un élément essentiel de la résolution des crises

La protection des civils au Mali et dans l'est de la RD Congo devrait figurer parmi les priorités du sommet

Human Rights Watch:



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Mali + 6 others
AU Summit: Rights Key for Addressing Crises

Protecting Civilians in Mali, Eastern DRC Among Priorities

(Addis Ababa, January 21, 2013) – The African Union (AU) should make human rights central to its discussions about crises situations in Africa at its summit meeting this week in Ethiopia, Human Rights Watch said today in an open letter to the AU chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The Ordinary Summit begins on January 21, 2013, and AU heads of state are due to meet on January 27 and 28 in Addis Ababa.

Human Rights Watch:



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Somalia + 9 others
East Africa Food Security Outlook Update January 2013

Despite improvements, an estimated 14.9 million people in 10 countries continue to face varying levels of food insecurity.