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Tokwe Mukosi Floods- A call to action

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ActionAid

The 11th of February 2014 started like any other normal working day at the office. Having been on leave for most parts of January 2014 I needed to do a lot of catching up at the office. In one of the corridors at the office, I bumped into Selina Pasirayi, the ActionAid Zimbabwe Sustainable Livelihoods and Disaster Risk Reduction Manager, who jokingly said: ‘It time for real action madam. You did not travel to Thailand, Asia to do the Emergency Fast Action Support Team (EFAST) training for nothing.

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Zimbabwe: Floods DREF operation n° MDRZW007 Final report

GLIDE n° FL-2013-000011-ZWE

Summary:

  • CHF 266,514 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) in February 2013 to support the Zimbabwe Red Cross (ZRCS) in delivering assistance to some 3,500 beneficiaries (700 households) and to replenish its disaster preparedness stocks.

  • DREF operation update no. 1 was issued in the 8 May 2013 to provide for a one month extension to enable implementation of activities delayed due to a severe hailstorm.

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World + 47 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08 – 15 October

Snapshot 08 – 15 October

In Syria, heavy fighting is ongoing in Rural Damascus, Dar’a, Aleppo, Idleb and Homs, with government forces making gains in Rural Damascus while the opposition has won ground in Dar’a. Despite the call of al-Qaeda’s leader for opposition fighters to unite, inter-group fighting has escalated in Aleppo over control for neighbourhoods. Meanwhile, the Syrian National Council announced that it did not intend to participate in the proposed Geneva II peace talks.

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Zimbabwe Humanitarian Gaps Mid-Year Review 2013

The mid-year review of the 2013 humanitarian appeal highlights $57 million in unmet funding as the number of food insecure people exceeds projections.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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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)

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Zimbabwe: Development Operational Report June 2013 (MAAZW001)

1. Executive Summary

Zimbabwe has slowly recovered from the economic problems of 2008 largely as a result of the introduction of the foreign currency and the inclusive government. The situation has improved, however there are some unmet needs that require interventions which include the following,

 76% of the predominantly rural population is considered poor and remain unable to meet their daily food requirements

 One out of every three children being chronically malnourished.

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Zimbabwe Food Security Outlook July 2013 to March 2014

Reduced incomes and high food prices are expected to increase food insecurity among poor households in south-western districts

KEY MESSAGES

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Mozambique + 11 others
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin: Issue 11, June 2013

Even as the flood season draws to a close, poor distribution of rainfall in most countries may result in below average rainfall-related crop performance this season.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Zimbabwe: Floods (MDRZW007), DREF Operation Update no. 2

Period covered by this update: 17 April to 30 May 2013

CHF 266,514 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 7 February 2013 to support the National Society in delivering assistance to 700 flood affected households or 3,500 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary:

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Malawi + 11 others
Southern Africa Food Security Outlook April to September 2013

Minimal acute food insecurity outcomes to prevail across the region

KEY MESSAGES

• Most rural households across the region will maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity outcomes between April and June, relying mainly on own produced food stocks from the main season harvest. However, a few localized areas in southern Mozambique will experience Minimal (IPC Phase 1) and Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes in the presence of assistance, while parts of Lesotho will experience Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes in the presence of humanitarian assistance between April and June.

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Malawi + 13 others
Southern Africa Seasonal Monitor, May 27, 2013

KEY MESSAGES

• As the agricultural season drawsto a close, above normal rains in April in the southern parts of the region could improve pasture conditions. However, they are unlikely to mitigate the impact of earlier periods of extended dryness on crop production. Additionally, recent wet conditions, along with possibility of continued rains, may cause cob-rot among crops drying in the field.

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World + 37 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 06 - 13 May 2013

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Zimbabwe: Floods DREF Operation no. MDRZW007 Update no. 1

Summary:

CHF 266,514 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 7 February 2013 to support the National Society in delivering assistance to 700 flood affected households or 3500 beneficiaries.

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World + 37 others
Global emergency overview snapshot 29 April - 06 May 2013

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Zimbabwe: Emergency Response Fund Update, January - March 2013

In this issue

ERF Fundraising Activities P.1

ERF Interventions P.2

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Mberengwa Rapid Assessment Report April 2013

**Background Information*:

Name of implementing partner Christian Care

Name of District/Area of operation Mberengwa West

Name of person completing form
M.T. Dendere

Reporting period
5 April 2013

Project name

1.0 Overview

International Organization for Migration:

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Kenya + 9 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET, April 11 – April 17, 2013

Flooding along the Tana River in Kenya and the Shabelle River in Ethiopia and Somalia displaced thousands of people. More rainfall is expected.

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Zimbabwe's farmers dig in to capture a deluge

With no access to groundwater, and no help from local authorities, farmers in drought-stricken Zimbabwe have grouped together to dig ponds to capture precious rainwater.

Read the full report on the Christian Science Monitor.

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Beitbridge Still Counting the Cost of Floods

Harare, Apr 3 2013 (IPS) - The Beitbridge area in southern Zimbabwe was hit by serious flooding earlier this year. Those affected are still trying to get back on their feet.

View the video report