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29 Nov 2016 description

More than 7,500 refugees are now living in Zimbabwe’s Tongogara refugee camp in Chipinge. Without adequate and timely assistance, these refugees will not be able to sustain themselves. A partnership between the World Food Programme and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped them persevere and rebuild their shattered lives.

“The most important thing is that we're safe, we have shelter, the kids are going to school and we do not go to bed hungry,” says Catherine Hatangimana, a refugee who fled violence in Rwanda.

12 Nov 2015 description
report The Zimbabwean

AT least 11 million children in eastern and southern Africa face hunger, disease, and water shortages as a result of the strongest El Nino weather phenomenon in decades, the United Nations children's fund said.

Severe drought and floods are causing malnutrition and increasing children’s vulnerability to killer diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea, cholera, and dengue fever, Unicef said on Tuesday.

“The consequences could ripple through generations unless affected communities receive support,” it said in a statement.

30 Oct 2014 description

The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) was conducted over the period from February until June 2014 with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of asylum seekers and refugees with regards to their food and nutrition security as well as livelihood opportunities, and providing recommendations for the next 6 to 12 months. This JAM report aims to provide information for programming through the design of a joint -programme cycle for UN agencies and their partners under the coordination of the Government of Zimbabwe.

17 Jan 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Funding shortages continue to impede partners from delivering complete food baskets, with half rations being distributed in all but six districts.

  • Waterborne disease cases and deaths significantly exceed those reported throughout 2012, raising concern among partners.

  • Upsurge in unaccompanied minors assisted from Botswana and SA reported in December.

12 Oct 2012 description

Press Briefing Notes Friday 12th October 2012 Spokesperson: Jumbe Omari Jumbe

IOM and the Government of Zimbabwe will today (12/10) inaugurate the newly refurbished Nyamapanda Temporary Reception Centre (NTRC) located on the Zimbabwe-Mozambique border, some 300 km east of the Zimbabwean capital, Harare.

The centre comprises an IOM operations office, an immigration office, a kitchen, a warehouse, a nursing building, an entertainment area, a water borehole and accommodation tents mounted on concrete slabs.

22 Nov 2011 description

I. Key Points

  • Funding worth US$ 42 million immediately needed to assist food insecure people;

  • Typhoid outbreak: trend of increased cases;

  • Deportees continue to arrive from Botswana and South Africa;

  • Education and health transition funds launched;

  • CAP for Zimbabwe funded at 46 percent.

13 May 2008 description

OVERVIEW

At present, 37 countries throughout every region of the world are experiencing localized food insecurity, lack of access to food, or shortfalls in food production or supplies. In the past year, global food prices have increased an average of 43 percent, according to the International Monetary Fund.

18 Apr 2007 description
  • Rainfall increased during the past week in western Kenya and southern Ethiopia. Rainfall began falling on April 17th in areas of southern and Eastern Kenya and is expected to continue throughout much of the week.

    - Moisture conditions are favorable for flood recession agriculture in the mid to lower Limpopo basin in southern Africa due to recent widespread precipitation.

07 Mar 2007 description

Summary

Fragile states contain 14% of the world's population but account for nearly 30% of people living on less than $1 a day. One person in three is undernourished. This is twice as high as in other poor countries. Fragile states cannot or will not deliver what citizens need to live decent, secure lives. They cannot or will not tackle poverty. As such, they significantly reduce the likelihood of the world meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.

31 Jan 2007 description

Rome, 31 January 2007 - Despite China's rapid economic growth and India's healthy democracy, there's one area where Africa beats the Asian giants: in the famine stakes. Dr Stephen Devereux, editor of the book "The New Famines" (Routledge 2006) talks to WFP web writer Michelle Hough about why Africa is now on the frontline of the chronic hunger battle.

For many of us the face of famine is black, it's poor and it is above all African.

03 Nov 2003 description


FEWS NET Alert Status
Alerts: Food Insecurity in Africa
EMERGENCY

Highest Priority -- Urgent Action Required