1,989 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
13 May 2017 description

Faits marquants

• Mars marque le pic de la période de soudure alimentaire dans de nombreux pays touchés par la sècheresse induite par El Niño l'an dernier (source: FEWS NET).

• La saison des pluies a continué à apporter des précipitations au Grand Sud, alors que ces pluies entravent encore la fourniture des aides humanitaires et l'accès aux marchés locaux.

12 May 2017 description

Recent seasonal rainfall helps partially alleviate abnormal dryness in East Africa

  1. Despite rainfall during early March, significant long-term moisture deficits remain throughout central and eastern Madagascar due to very poor rains earlier in the season.

  2. Inconsistent rainfall since late December have led to moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions across many parts of western Angola.

10 May 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR NOVEMBER 2017

10 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In February and March, UNICEF supported the national measles rubella vaccination campaign and reached 17,565 children aged 0-12 months.

  • From January 2017 to date, UNICEF has assisted the Ministry of Health to provide therapeutic feeding to 239 children (128 boys and 111 girls) with severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

10 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • From January until the end of March 2017, 276,238 children, under the age of five years, have been screened for acute malnutrition, of which 19,151 children with severe acute malnutrition were admitted to nutrition treatment programmes.

  • UNICEF, in partnership with CARE, has built 26 Tarp-a-tents as temporary learning spaces (TLS) benefiting 2,600 children affected by Tropical Cyclone Dineo which made landfall in Inhambane.

10 May 2017 description

Description of the disaster

The Southern and Central Regions of Malawi are experiencing normal to above normal rainfall while the Northern Region is receiving above normal rainfall. One of the districts in the North (Karonga) has been experiencing fairly normal to above normal rainfall amounts since mid-March 2017. Since then, rains have been increasing, which has resulted in extensive flooding and an increased number of displaced populations. MRCS has been closely monitoring the situation and by the 19th of April the situation has deteriorated.

08 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The nine-month humanitarian response where 6.7 million people, in 24 out of the 28 districts in Malawi received humanitarian assistance in line with the 2016 Food Insecurity Response Plan ended on 31 March 2017.

  • Malawi began registering cholera cases on 11 March 2017, with 45 cases reported and one associated death. Most of the cases registered so far have an epidemiological linkage to an ongoing cholera outbreak in Mozambique.

08 May 2017 description

Key points:

  • Food security has improved thanks to humanitarian assistance and the early harvest

  • Food prices have dropped due to reduced market demand as households start to consume their own produce

  • Households headed by women were more likely to resort to negative coping strategies than those headed by men

Situation Update

08 May 2017 description

Key points:

  • New supplies are lowering maize prices

  • Negative coping levels have been stable for four consecutive months

  • Purchasing power remains stable amid lower prices and a fall in manual labour wages

  • New admissions of malnourished children, adolescents and adults continue to rise

Situation Update

08 May 2017 description

Key points:

  • The use of food-related coping strategies falls in March

  • Households are engaging more frequently in at least one livelihood coping strategy

  • Maize meal prices continue to fall, reaching 9 percent below 2016 levels

  • Stock availability improves in markets

Seasonal outlook

08 May 2017 description

Angolan authorities estimate that approximately 20,000 people fleeing conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have arrived in Angola since April 2017.

UNHCR finalized the distribution of food, kitchen sets and blankets to asylum-seekers staying at Cacanda and Moussunge reception centres.

Angolan authorities, supported by UNHCR and partners, have pre-registered 11,084 refugees.

KEY FIGURES

07 May 2017 description

Josefina dos Santos Lourenço, a young Mozambican, had long aspired to have her own successful business. But when she set up a small food stand in her home district of Mecuburi, she wasn’t able to make a go of it. Her earnings were too low to support her family, and the financial constraints that she faced were undermining her self-confidence.

07 May 2017 description
report World Bank

$80 Million Boost for Fiscal and Agricultural Reform Efforts

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2017— The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an $80 million credit to the Malawi Government for general budget support. This is the first budget support financing approved by the World Bank for Malawi in four years.

06 May 2017 description

On 25 April 2017, a new platform to engage the private sector on nutrition was launched in Madagascar. The new platform titled, “Anjaramasoandro”, brought together 10 founding member companies to the National Nutrition Office in Anosy. The establishment of the platform demonstrates the commitment of businesses in Madagascar to join the fight against malnutrition, aligning efforts behind government priorities.

06 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In response to the floods which hit parts of the country, UNICEF provided teaching and learning materials, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and child protection services to over 3,000 people in the flood-affected districts.

  • As of 31 March 2017, over 3,300 children aged 0-59 months had been treated for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 20 drought affected districts.

06 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Namibia has received rain associated with La Niña following four years of drought. However, the heavy rains have caused flooding which has affected 155,924 people, displacing 3,331. The Government of Namibia has responded with shelter and services for the displaced. The caseload of displaced people is expected to increase as river levels continue to rise.

06 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF has fully rehabilitated 50 of the 69 schools damaged during Tropical Cyclone Dineo. The remaining 19 schools will be operational by June 2017.

  • UNICEF prepositioned WASH supplies worth over US$54,830 with the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) to be used by the WASH and Health Sectors as needed for emergency interventions such as floods.

05 May 2017 description

1. Introduction:

This report updates the food security situation of rural livelihoods in Zimbabwe for March. The analysis is based on secondary data, Focus Group Discussion (FGDs) findings, markets interviews, and telephone interviews with traders.

2. Major Highlights

  • The food security situation remains stable, thanks to adequate food assistance coupled with the early harvest of green vegetables.

05 May 2017 description

Despite recent rainfall, seasonal rain remains below-average across much of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall accumulations since late February have resulted in significant moisture deficits, which have already negatively impacted agricultural and pastoral activities in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

04 May 2017 description

Executive Summary

This year’s Independence celebrations resulted in human rights violations both before and after the event in terms of political harassment and intimidation cases perpetrated by ruling Zanu PF party supporters and some community leaders.