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Stressed outcomes persist in southern and central regions despite harvest season
Parts of central semiarid areas likely to be in Crisis during the lean season
During the first half of 2017, 369,042 children were screened for acute malnutrition and 23,631 severely acute malnourished (SAM) children were treated with UNICEF support.
UNICEF supported 8,050 conflict returnees from Malawi, living in a camp in Tete, with 1,610 hygiene kits and the construction of 130 emergency latrines in collaboration with National Institute for Disaster Management -Tete
7,500 children were assisted with temporary learning spaces through the construction of TARPA Tents in Inhambane
2.1 million food insecure people
175,233 (May), 119,979 (June) reached w ith FFA/ GFD
59,430 (May), 98,337 (June) children received school meals
8,715 (May)/25,929 (June) received nutrition support
WFP gradually scales down the El Niño drought response as food security situation improves and enhances its focus on pro-resilience activities.
Rodent infestation threatens second season crop production
With the harvest now taking place countrywide, greater food availability has led to Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes in southern and central areas, which is expected to improve to Minimal (IPC Phase 1) in June. However, it is still likely that localized poor households in areas directly impacted by the armed conflict, flooding/cyclone events or erratic rainfall in parts of the central region’s semiarid zone may face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) or Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through September and require targeted humanitarian assistance.
From January until the end of March 2017, 276,238 children, under the age of five years, have been screened for acute malnutrition, of which 19,151 children with severe acute malnutrition were admitted to nutrition treatment programmes.
UNICEF, in partnership with CARE, has built 26 Tarp-a-tents as temporary learning spaces (TLS) benefiting 2,600 children affected by Tropical Cyclone Dineo which made landfall in Inhambane.
· WFP has scaled up its El Niño response, reaching 748,925 food insecure people in February.
· A Budget Revision to extend WFP’s Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200355 by a further three months from April to June 2017 is currently underway.
· WFP plans to respond to Cyclone Dineo in Inhambane province targeting 50,000 people over the next three months and is seeking donor funding to cover borrowed stocks.
· 2.1 million people acutely food insecure
Crisis outcomes expected through at least March due to drought, floods, and cyclone effects
2.1 million people acutely food insecure
616,744 people reached in January
589,458 people reached under FFA/GFD
13,780 children reached with school meals
13,506 displaced people assisted
1,615 received nutrition rehabilitation support
Heavy rainfall and flash floods in parts of Manica province have damaged access roads resulting in delays for food deliveries.
Above-average seasonal rains cause flooding in some southern and central areas
Near Term: October 2016 - January 2017 Medium Term: February - May 2017
Since the beginning of January 2017, heavy seasonal rains have been affecting central and southern provinces in Mozambique. 44 people have died and 79,000 have been affected. The Mozambican authorities issued an orange alert for the provinces of Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane and Nampula, yet areas of Tete and Sofala provinces have also been affected. The orange alert means that government institutions are planning for an impending disaster. Continued rainfall has been forecaste for the first quarter of 2017.
A. Appeal History
1.4 million people food insecure
629,612 people reached in December
622,765 people reached under FFA/GFD
6,847 received nutrition support
Mozambique is now entering the peak of the lean season. The period leading up to the next harvest in March/April marks the height of the lean season.
Summary of WFP assistance:
There are 176,139 people under worrying food insecurity situation distributed in four provinces namely Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala and Niassa where poor households are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 31 ) outcomes at least until 2016 staple harvests;
In addition there are 575,455 people at risk of food insecurity especially in Zambézia, Maputo and Niassa provinces;
Up to date 50,360 people are receiving food assistance in Gaza and Sofala provinces;
Delayed and erratic rains and high food prices to prolong stressed outcomes
Summary of WFP assistance: In addition to a Country Programme (CP), a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO), and a Special Operation (SO), WFP also implements a Bilateral Agreement designed to provide procurement and logistics services in support of the Nutrition Rehabilitation Programme (PRN), established by the Government of Mozambique. Through a Trust Fund to Accelerate Progress towards Millennium Development Goal 1, WFP is able to focus additional support on nutrition activities and strengthening market access.
El Niño conditions may prolong Stressed outcomes in parts of the southern region