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24 Jul 2017 description

This report presents qualitative research conducted by the IOM in Madagascar in December 2016 to assess the effect of drought on migration in the Grand Sud; whether there has been an increase in outmigration during the current humanitarian crisis (since 2013); and the key sectors of intervention that affect migration in the Grand Sud, and in turn, how migration affects these sectors.

21 Jul 2017 description

Key points:

  • Food consumption improves for households who rely on their own production

  • Maize grain prices have fallen far below April levels

  • Lower cereal prices see purchasing power increase across the country

  • Negative coping levels are lowest in Blantyre, Mwanza, Neno and Balaka

  • Negative coping levels are stable across households headed by men and women, and among wealth groups

  • New admissions of malnourished patients continue to fall

21 Jul 2017 description
report New Era

Alvine Kapitako

Windhoek-The Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) received a N$7.2 million grant from the European Union and the Spanish Red Cross (SRC) to promote renewable energy for climate change mitigation in Namibia.

The NRCS and SRC will be working on a project titled ‘Promoting renewable energy for climate change mitigation initiatives in Namibia.’

The main objective is to promote the use of renewable forms of energy and energy efficient technologies in ten selected rural communities in Kavango East, Kavango West and Zambezi regions.

21 Jul 2017 description

Approximately 54% of the Congolese refugees in Lunda Norte are children, of which 226 are unaccompanied or separated from their families.

The Government of Angola registered the birth of 33 refugee children born in Angola.

General food distribution is ongoing in Cacanda reception centre since 17 July. All children between 6 and 23 months receive nutritious supplementary food.


  • 77 % of Congolese refugees are women and children.

19 Jul 2017 description
report IRIN

Best intentions don’t always translate into best practice, as David Dzama found out to his cost. At first, conservation agriculture seemed liked the solution to the climate change-linked problems facing the smallholder farmer in Zimbabwe’s Seke district, about 50 kilometres south of Harare.

Read the full report on IRIN.

17 Jul 2017 description


This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 37 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, seven Grade 1, and 21 ungraded events.

17 Jul 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Dian Spear, Southern Africa lead, Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, University of Cape Town

Disclosure statement: Dian Spear receives funding from UK's Department for International Development (DFID), Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and South Africa's Department of Science and Technology.

15 Jul 2017 description
report Voice of America

Sora Halake

A recently arrived species of armyworm has spread to 21 African countries and threatens the continent's main food staple, maize, report experts from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

USAID senior biotechnology advisor Joseph Huesing says the fall armyworms -- transported from their usual habitat in the U.S. state of Florida or the Caribbean -- are attacking maize crops all over sub-Saharan Africa.

14 Jul 2017 description
report CARE

Based on the experience of delivering the first large-scale humanitarian cash programme in Zimbabwe, this briefing paper argues that even during a liquidity crisis, cash transfer programming can still be a feasible option, giving people greater freedom and dignity of choice during times of crisis.

The paper concludes that cash transfers are a cost-effective and cost-efficient modality for meeting community needs, and makes policy recommendations for future cash transfer programming.

14 Jul 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( ). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

13 Jul 2017 description

Over 57,000 people in five countries will benefit; includes response to extreme hunger in South Sudan

Over 57,000 people in five countries will benefit from five projects totalling $2.8 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in June.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members Development and Peace—Caritas Canada, Emergency Relief & Development Overseas, World Relief Canada and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

In February, famine was declared in parts of South Sudan.

11 Jul 2017 description

The Government of Angola is working towards granting formal refugee status to individuals who arrive to Angola from the Kasai region.

Some newly arrived women and children were sheltered in new hangars built at the Cacanda reception centre.

Registered refugees are screened for malnutrition and receive vaccinations, as well as food and relief items, upon their arrival.


  • 31,242 Newly arrived Congolese refugees (Government of Angola)

10 Jul 2017 description


This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 39 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, six Grade 1, and 24 ungraded events.

This week’s edition covers key ongoing events in the region, including the grade 3 humanitarian crises in South Sudan and Ethiopia and outbreaks of hepatitis E in the Lake Chad Basin (Chad, Niger and Nigeria), malaria in Burundi, dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire, and visceral leishmaniasis in Kenya.

09 Jul 2017 description


In 2016, BTC started implementing the new assistance paradigm which in 2015 was outlined for the upcoming fifteen years.

09 Jul 2017 description

Le rapport annuel 2016 de la CTB est sorti

Dans le rapport, l'accent est mis sur la performance et sur la contribution des programmes pays aux résultats de l'organisation.

07 Jul 2017 description


Dominant human rights violations recorded during June 2017 revolve around preparations for the presidential youth interface rallies, Heroes Day commemorations, the upcoming Chiwundura by-election, continued barring of students from attending classes, harassment of vendors and discrimination during food aid distribution. Zimbabwe Peace Project notes trends where some violations cut across the entire nation during the course of the year while others are sporadic and isolated.

06 Jul 2017 description

Rome, 6 July 2017 – Over 61,000 smallholder farmers will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Zambia to increase the incomes and food and nutrition security of rural households. The project will promote market-oriented agriculture and focus particularly on women and young people.

06 Jul 2017 description

Key points:

Mountain and southern districts remain worse off than northern areas

Use of negative coping strategies is lower among households who buy food compared to those who produce their own food

Maize meal and wheat flour prices remain stable compared to April

Situation update

06 Jul 2017 description

Poor harvests will result in a harder lean season in Southeastern Madagascar

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