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- ICRC: Mozambique: Armed Violence Exacerbates Suffering in Cyclone Aftermath. 4 Dec 2019
- Plan: Sex-for-food: girls face impossible choices in Southern Africa. 4 Nov 2019
- FAO: Project Highlights: Strengthening coordination and information systems in response to drought conditions and other hazards in Southern Africa (OSRO/SFS/801/USA). 5 Dec 2019
- UNICEF: Humanitarian Action for Children 2019 - 2020 - Mozambique (Revised September 2019). 5 Dec 2019
- USAID: USAID Mozambique Factsheet: Disaster Response (July 2019). 3 Dec 2019
Flooding persists in parts of Uganda and Kenya, while South Africa remains dry
Protracted and new disasters have impacted a staggering number of people in Eastern and Southern Africa, and in 2020, will require substantial effort in terms of emergency preparedness and response strategies, mechanisms, tools and partnerships. More than 35 million people in the region, including nearly 18 million children, are in need of humanitarian assistance due to climate-related shocks, health emergencies, conflict, poverty and displacement.
Project code: OSRO/SFS/801/USA
Objective: To safeguard livelihoods, food security and nutrition of vulnerable communities and households affected by the drought and other hazards in southern Africa.
Key partners: Ministries of agriculture, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Famine Early Warning Systems Network, World Food Programme, United Nations Children's Fund and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
- Tropical Cyclone TWO formed over the southern Indian Ocean on 1 December, moving south-west towards Madagascar.
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‘Terrorism should not find a physical, economic and moral fertile ground'
World food prices jump in November
Meat and vegetable oils lead FAO Food Price Index upwards, while cereal prices dip amid record output even as weather weighs in Africa
5 December 2019, Rome - World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils.
Total people in need 2.5 million
Total children (<18) in need 1.3 million
Total people to be reached 990,000
Total children to be reached 786,000
2019 programme targets
993,082 children aged 6 to 59 months screened for acute malnutrition and receiving vitamin A supplementation
270,947 pregnant and lactating women reached with messages on infant and young child feeding
761,796 children under 5 years receiving a consultation
• A low-pressure system is forming in the Indian Ocean, north of Madagascar, and is likely to intensify in the coming days.
• The system, temporarily called 91S, could enter the Mozambique Channel later this week and reach the status of a tropical storm.
• Although the weather system’s trajectory is still highly unpredictable, it could affect areas of the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique and the Seychelles, with the possibility of landfall in the northern districts of Madagascar.
For the past three years the number of people facing acute food insecurity has been persistently above 100 million. Conflict and insecurity are the main drivers of hunger, exacerbated by climate shocks and economic instability. Many countries are facing a combination of two or all of these drivers at the same time, resultingin major food crises.
04-12-2019 | Latest News , Africa Mozambique: Armed Violence Exacerbates Suffering in Cyclone Aftermath
Armed violence in Mozambique’s northernmost province Cabo Delgado is forcing scores of people from their homes, destroying villages and health centres, and making it difficult for families to recover from Cyclone Kenneth, which hit the area in April 2019.
Welcome to the launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview, or GHO, for 2020.
This year, we are issuing the 2020 GHO simultaneously in five countries through panel discussions such as these to help show that increasing humanitarian needs require a collective and effective response.
Em nome do Ministério da Agricultura e Segurança Alimentar (MASA), queremos endereçar os nossos agradecimentos ao Programa Mundial de Alimentação (PMA), pelo apoio financeiro e colaboração de forma directa e indirecta, para efectivação deste Crop Assessment.
Os agradecimentos são extensivos aos colegas das DPASA e SDAE’s, lideres comunitários, empresas ligadas ao sector agrário e aos produtores que contribuíram para o sucesso da actividade e disponibilizaram o seu tempo e conhecimento durante as visitas de campo.
Recent trends and challenges
In 2019, many more people needed humanitarian assistance than we had forecast, largely because of conflicts and extreme climate events. Donors provided a record $16 billion for inter-agency appeals between January and November 2019.
Mozambique ranked 181st out of 188 countries in the 2015 UNDP Human Development Index, and 139th out of 159 countries in the UNDP Gender Inequality Index.1 Extreme poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic have contributed to the precarious status of women and girls in the country.
Low levels of education, high maternal health risks, pressure to marry at a young age, limited economic prospects, gender-based violence, and accepted cultural norms place women at a high disadvantage.
Life-long learning begins with the mastery of reading and extends upward into higher skill areas that are a “must have” for individual and national development. High illiteracy impedes economic and social progress. In Mozambique, 40% of adults over 15 cannot read and write and female literacy lags far behind male literacy at 33%. With half the population under 15, education is important to continuing gains in peace and well-being and to enable the country to attract investment.
Madrid, 3 de diciembre de 2019 – El año 2019 pone punto final a una década marcada por registros de calor excepcionales, por el retroceso de los hielos y por subidas del nivel del mar sin precedentes a nivel mundial, cambios exacerbados por las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero fruto de la actividad humana. Casi con toda certeza, las temperaturas medias del quinquenio (2015-2019) y de la década (2010-2019) serán las más elevadas de las que se tiene constancia.
Madrid, le 3 décembre 2019 – L'année 2019 marque la fin d'une décennie de chaleur exceptionnelle, de recul des glaces et d'élévation record du niveau de la mer à l’échelle du globe, en raison des gaz à effet de serre produits par les activités humaines. Il est presque certain que les températures moyennes pour la période de cinq ans (2015–2019) et la période de dix ans (2010–2019) seront les plus élevées jamais enregistrées.
2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat and high-impact weather
Madrid, 3 December 2019 - The year 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat, retreating ice and record sea levels driven by greenhouse gases from human activities. Average temperatures for the five-year (2015-2019) and ten-year (2010-2019) periods are almost certain to be the highest on record. 2019 is on course to be the second or third warmest year on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization.