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UNICEF Mozambique 2013 Annual Report

Today we launch the UNICEF Mozambique Annual Report for 2013!

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Angola + 9 others
Food Security and Nutrition Working Group Update - May 2014

Regional Update (updated 16 of May 2014)

Despite an erratic and delayed start of season, the overall regional perspective reflects that the 2014/15 consumption season in terms of cereals supplies is much better than last year’s with bumper harvests being recorded in Zambia, South Africa and an improvement in Zimbabwe compared to last season.Malawi and Mozambique are expecting good production despite late onset of rains and localized mid-season dryness. Angola and Namibia were more negatively affected by adverse weather conditions during the season.

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Mozambique + 1 other
Japan Supports IOM’s Work with Flood-Affected Communities in Mozambique

Mozambique - IOM has received USD 1 million from Japan to improve displacement tracking and disaster preparedness in Mozambique’s southern province of Gaza, which was badly affected by flooding in 2013.

The project, in close cooperation with Mozambique’s National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) and local police, will help to register and track internally displaced persons (IDPs) in relocation sites established after the 2013 floods.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Mozambique - Floods (MDRMZ010) Emergency Appeal Final Report

Period covered by this Final Report: 1 March to 30 November 2013

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,466,456 Appeal coverage: 94%

Appeal History:
A Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 1 February for CHF 662,337 in cash, kind, or services to support the Mozambique Red Cross Society (CVM) to assist 15,000 beneficiaries over 6 months.

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF):
CHF 300,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support CVM in its initial rapid response.

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World + 9 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary February 21-27, 2014

Heavy rainfall forecast for flood-affected areas of southern Africa

  1. Consistently heavy rains over the past few weeks have caused flooding, overflowing of rivers, infrastructure damage, and have displaced people in many local areas of central and eastern Zambia, including the Luano Valley, Kitwe, and Chipata regions. Heavy downpours are forecast to continue during the next outlook period, which could exacerbate ground conditions.

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Namibia + 15 others
Southern Africa: Relevant Humanitarian Events (2013)

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 + 18 others
The State of Environmental Migration 2013 - A review of 2012

The publication gathers a variety of cases studies, such as Typhoon Bopha, planned development-induced migration from hydroelectric dams in China and the Lower Mekong Delta and slow-onset droughts displacing pastoralists in Kenya.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Madagascar + 6 others
Humanitarian Implementation plan (HIP) Regional DIPECHO HIP for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean (ECHO/DIP/BUD/2014/94000) Last update: 17/10/2013 Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2014/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 7 000 000

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World + 30 others
Price Watch: October 2013 Prices

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KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market supplies improved throughout the region in October due to average ongoing harvests. Carryover stocks were average to above-average in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Benin but below-average in many areas of the Niger and Nigeria due to the effects flood and conflict that disrupted the marketing system in 2012 and early 2013. Stable rice imports from international markets contributed to food availability in Senegal and Mauritania (Pages 3-5).

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GIEWS Country Brief: Mozambique 11-November-2013

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

• Planting in southern regions for the 2013/14 cropping season began in October

• Cereal production in 2013 increased by about 2 percent over the previous year’s level

• Maize prices rise more steeply in central and northern markets

• Overall food security situation is stable, with second season harvests in southern areas improving food availability

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Mozambique Food Security Outlook October 2013 to March 2014

KEY MESSAGES

• As the lean season (October to March) sets in, the majority of rural households across the country are currently facing Minimal acute food insecurity outcomes (IPC Phase 1). The overall favorable food security conditions are due largely to existing food stocks from the main 2012/13 cropping season, the availability of diversified food crops from the second season, and adequately supplied markets.

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Lessons Learned Mozambique – October 2013

1.1 SITUATION REVIEW In early 2013, severe seasonal flooding hit southern Mozambique and caused widespread damage to infrastructure, while displacing segments of the population. In the lower Limpopo river basin flooding caused damage to road infrastructure and interrupted regular supply routes. Camps were set up to support displaced populations and relief items were moved into the affected areas. An estimated 150,000 people were initially thought to have been displaced with the number expected to rise as the rainy season continued over the course of the operation.

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World + 33 others
Price Watch: September 2013 Prices

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KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, cereals trade between the region’s surplus and deficit zones increased in September. Staple food prices remained stable throughout most of the central basin in September as producers and traders sold remaining stocks from above-average 2012 harvests. Cereal prices were stable or increased in many structurally-deficit areas as the lean season can to an end. Rice imports from international markets contributed to adequate food availability the Western Basin (Pages 3-5).

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Mozambique : Floods Operation update n°4 MDRMZ010

Period covered by this update: 20 August 2013 to 14 October, 2013

Appeal Target (current): CHF 2,044,428

Appeal coverage: 75%

Appeal history:

 A Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 1 February for CHF 662,337 in cash, kind, or services to support the Mozambique Red Cross Society (CVM) to assist 15,000 beneficiaries over 6 months

 Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 300,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support CVM in its initial rapid response.

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Thousands of flood victims still await resettlement

Report
The Zimbabwean

Thousands of flood victims still await resettlement

Inhassoro (Mozambique), 24 Sep (AIM) – Thousands of victims of the 2007 floods in the Zambezi Valley, in central Mozambique, have not yet been resettled, over six years later.

This sombre fact is contained in the report from the National Disasters Management Institute (INGC) to the meeting of the Coordinating Council of the Ministry of State Administration, under way in Inhassoro in the southern province of Inhambane.

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Mozambique Food Security Outlook Update September 2013

KEY MESSAGES

• The food security situation for the majority of rural households across the country is stable. Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes are expected from September until December throughout the country, including areasin the Limpopo Basin (Bilene, Chibuto, Chokwe, Guija and Xai-Xai districts) that were affected by flooding earlier this year.

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World + 31 others
Price Watch: July 2013 Prices

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KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, the effects of last year's flood-related production shortfalls and civil insecurity in Nigeria continue to disrupt staple food and livestock markets. Staple food prices remained stable in the central basin in July as producers sold remaining stocks from above-average 2012 harvests. Cereal prices were stable or increased in most structurallydeficit areas as the lean season progressed. (Pages 3-5).

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Mozambique Food Security Outlook Update August 2013

Minimal food insecurity will continue

KEY MESSAGES

• The food security situation in the majority of the rural households across the country isstable. In areas of the Limpopo Basin (Bilene, Chibuto, Chokwe, Guija and Xai-Xai districts) affected by shocks (floods) this year, acute food insecurity outcomes have not deteriorated any further and will remain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) from September until December.

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Mozambique : Floods Operation update n°3 MDRMZ010

Period covered by this update: 21 March to 31 July, 2013

Appeal coverage: 94%

Appeal history:

 A Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 1 February for CHF 662,337 in cash, kind, or services to support the Mozambique Red Cross Society (CVM) to assist 15,000 beneficiaries over 6 months

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 300,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support CVM in its initial rapid response.

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Angola + 12 others
SADC Food Security Update, Issue No. 1 – July 2013

Regional Summary

♦ The Regional cereal harvest for 2013 is estimated at 35.11 million tonnes, representing a 0.2% increase over the 35.02 harvested in 2012. However, this year’s estimated Regional cereal production is 5% above the average Regional cereal production for the last five years (Table 1).

♦ The Region (excluding DRC, Madagascar and Seychelles) has recorded an overall cereal deficit of 3.93 million tonnes, which is almost equal to the 3.98 million tonnes deficit recorded during the 2012/13 marketing year (Table 3 & 4)