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29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires funding for the costs associated with distributing 1,620 MT of maize donated by the Government for the School Feeding Programme and to complete distributions for the third school term, which runs from September to December 2016. The total requirement for the associated costs is USD 423,000.

Operational Updates

28 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • SADC declares Regional Drought Disaster and launches a Regional Humanitarian Appeal for assistance to support the ongoing and planned response efforts of its Member States.

  • The Humanitarian Appeal is a result of the negative impacts of the 2015/16 El Niño induced drought, the worst in 35 years,

27 Sep 2016 description

180.6 M required for 2016
79.6 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
101.0 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

27 Sep 2016 description

Implications of Seasonal Climate Forecasts for Agrometeorology in 2016/2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SARCOF is predicting normal to above normal rainfall in the southern parts of the region, while normal to below normal rainfall is expected in the northern areas

  • The latest model forecasts have reduced La Niña expectations, and suggest near-equal chances for neutral ENSO and weak La Niña conditions through end of 2016.

23 Sep 2016 description

By: William Spindler

The number of people fleeing violence, threats, extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture and persecution in Burundi has passed the 300,000 mark some 18 months after the political crisis in the central African nation erupted in April last year.

21 Sep 2016 description

Overview

The SADC region is experiencing a devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Nino event which threatens to impact negatively on livelihoods and quality of lives. The region experienced a delayed onset of the 2015/2016, rainfall season, followed by erratic rains. Analysis of rainfall performance shows that the October to December 2015 period, which represents the first half of the cropping season, was the driest in more than 35 years in several southern parts of the region

Recommendations (Short-Term)

21 Sep 2016 description

Situation

Zambia has not declared a national disaster. The country produced adequate maize to meet total national requirement and had a carryover stock of 667,524 tons, giving total availability of 2,562,000 tons. Total requirements for the country stand at 3,397,000 tons, leaving an exportable surplus of 835,000 tons.

21 Sep 2016 description

Executive Summary

The region experienced in many parts of the countries, the below normal rainfall conditions depicted by the devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Nino event which threatens to impact negatively on livelihoods and quality of lives in the Region.

The SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC) had predicted, in August 2015, during SARCOF-19 the below normal rainfall conditions. This was consistent with the observed poor rainfall performance.

The current rainfall 2016/17 outlook is the opposite (reverse) of the last season.

21 Sep 2016 description

Summary

The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

20 Sep 2016 description

180.6 M required for 2016
79.6 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
101.0 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

19 Sep 2016 description
report IRIN

As part of efforts to strengthen and harmonise responses to migrants and refugees, the UN is to lead a global campaign to counter xenophobia. Announced by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in April, member states are expected to pledge their support for the campaign at the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants taking place in New York today.

19 Sep 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • While the 2015-2016 El Niño weather event is now over, humanitarian needs continue to grow, and are not expected to peak until early 2017 as food security continues to deteriorate in many regions. WFP, working closely with partners on the ground, is rapidly scaling up life-saving operations for communities reeling from the catastrophic effects of El Niño.

17 Sep 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2017

16 Sep 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

“I have learned that as a girl, I also have a voice in my community. I can speak out when things are wrong, such as when I’m forced to marry before I complete school,” says Alifonsino, 12, from rural Petauke in Eastern Zambia.

Two years ago she dropped out of school due to limited support from her family. Many of her older peers in her village were married off at an early age and she worried that it might happen to her too.

16 Sep 2016 description

WHAT IS EL NIÑO / LA NIÑA AND WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS?

• El Niño refers to a pattern of unusually warm water stretching across the surface of the Pacific Ocean. It typically occurs every 3-7 years.

• La Niña is characterized by lower-than-normal air pressure over the Western Pacific. These low-pressure zones can contribute to increased rainfall and flooding.

15 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES
296,739
New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 August 2016.

FUNDING
USD 180.6 million
requested for the overall situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)