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08 May 2018 description

Highlights
- Most of Southern Africa experienced erratic rainfall, delayed start of rainy season and extended midseason dry-spell from December to February which have wilted early planted crops in the region.
- In March 2018, significant rainfall was received in central and eastern parts of South Africa.

07 May 2018 description

Key Messages

  • Cereal production during the upcoming harvest season in Southern Africa is expected to be below average, despite the heavy late rains, which benefitted the late planted crops. This is due to a late start of the rainy season, minimal to no rains during the critical planting season (December -January), high temperatures and the prevalence of Fall Armyworm (FAW).

01 May 2018 description

Above-average rainfall across Uganda expected to support favorable first season harvests

Key Messages

  • Rainfall has been above average throughout Uganda. Although incidences of flooding and water logging have been reported, so far these events are isolated and have not had widespread negative impacts. Harvests are expected to be average and most areas of the country will maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1).

01 May 2018 description

Précipitations plus abondantes que d’habitude dans le Centre-est de la RDC en cette saison agricole B

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • La saison agricole A au Nord-est de la RDC et la saison B dans le Centre-est ont démarré depuis le mois de mars 2018 par le semis des principaux vivriers comme le maïs, l’arachide et le haricot. Les activités en cette période consistent aux travaux d’entretien des espaces emblavées en attente des prochaines récoltes qui pourront intervenir à partir de juin 2018 dans les zones citées.

26 Apr 2018 description

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action initiative has been developed with the understanding that disaster losses and emergency response costs can be drastically reduced by using early warning analysis to act before a crisis escalates into an emergency.
Early actions strengthen the resilience of at-risk populations, mitigate the impact of disasters and help communities, governments and national and international humanitarian agencies to respond more effectively and efficiently

José Graziano da Silva,
FAO Director-General

04 Apr 2018 description

This quarterly update is compiled by OCHA ROSEA to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better engage with disaster-affected communities across Southern and Eastern Africa.

CwC News in Southern & Eastern Africa

A lifeline for people affected by drought in Somalia

17 Mar 2018 description

Food security outcomes expected to deteriorate earlier than usual in drought affected areas

Key Messages

16 Mar 2018 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

• Plus de 700 000 burundais ont été soutenus par le secteur de la sécurité alimentaire en 2017

• Plus de 8 200 congolais ont trouvé refuge au Burundi en janvier 2018

CHIFFRES CLES

Pop. dans le besoin 3,6 millions - H: 0,85M F: 0,88M E: 1,87M

Population ciblée 2,4 millions - H: 0,53M F: 0,55M E: 1,28M

PDI 175,936 - H: 79k F: 97k

Réfugiés congolais 64 301 - H: n/a F: n/a

Réfugiés burundais 395 594 - H: 202k F: 194k

Pers. en insécurité alimentaire 2,6 millions - IPC 3 1,9 M IPC 4 0,7 M

16 Mar 2018 description

INTRODUCTION & KEY TAKEAWAYS

This Outlook provides an overview of the anticipated humanitarian situation in the Great Lakes region from January to June 2018. It focuses on Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and neighbouring countries—including Angola, Kenya and Zambia—that have received refugees and asylum-seekers due to the DRC crisis.

15 Mar 2018 description

The application is vital for early detection of Fall Armyworm and guiding best response

14 March 2018, Rome - FAO has launched a mobile application to enable farmers, agricultural workers and other partners at the frontline of the fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa to identify, report the level of infestation, and map the spread of this destructive insect, as well as to describe its natural enemies and the measures that are most effective in managing it.

09 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict continues to displace populations within DRC and to neighboring countries

• UN requests nearly $1.7 billion to meet humanitarian needs in DRC during 2018

• Cholera and polio type 2 remain critical health concerns

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Mar 2018 description

COUNTRIES REQUIRING EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE FOR FOOD

FAO assesses that globally 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food.
Conflicts continue to be the main factor driving the high levels of severe food insecurity.
Weather shocks have also adversely impacted food availability and access, notably in East Africa.

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

05 Mar 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Satisfactory outcome of 2017 second season harvest in bi-modal rainfall areas

  • Delayed harvest and reduced maize production in Karamoja Region due to erratic rainfall and Fall Armyworm attacks

  • Aggregate 2017 cereal production estimated at 3.6 million tonnes, 5 percent up from 2016 and slightly above average of previous five years

  • Below-average pasture and water availability in pastoral areas due to early cessation of seasonal rainfall and high temperatures

05 Mar 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2017 estimated at near-average levels despite localized erratic rainfall and outbreaks of Fall Armyworms

  • Inflation rates expected to increase in 2018 due to high Government spending combined with declining export revenues

  • Food and livestock prices generally at high levels driven by limited supplies and market disruptions due to ongoing conflict

02 Mar 2018 description

Despite favorable harvests, limited incomes continue to hinder food access

KEY MESSAGES

01 Mar 2018 description

Highlights

• A depreciating national currency, shortage of foreign exchange reserves, and trade restrictions with neighboring countries continue to limit Burundi’s capacity to import food, keeping staple food prices above five-year average levels.

Operational Updates

01 Mar 2018 description

Likely average Season A harvests to help maintain favorable food access

KEY MESSAGES

  • Overall, the 2018 Season A harvest is expected to be average, despite some production deficits in the east. With existing income-earning opportunities and a favorable Season B rainfall forecast, Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes are expected to continue countrywide through September 2018. However, some poor households in Kayonza, Kirehe, and Nyagatare districts in Eastern Province may already be in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) due to below-average Season A production.

26 Feb 2018 description

FAO Director-General: explore opportunities along the food chain, including urban food markets

22 February 2018, Khartoum - Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but opportunities should be explored beyond agriculture throughout the food chain in order to create enough jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

20 Feb 2018 description

PREFACE PAR LE COORDONNATEUR RESIDENT

Le Plan de Réponse humanitaire 2018 pour le Burundi vise à alléger les souffrances des populations affectées. Il a été préparé par la communauté humanitaire de manière participative et exhaustive, en consultation avec le Gouvernement du Burundi et les bailleurs de fonds, sur base des informations disponibles dont la collecte a été largement améliorée cette année.