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31 Dec 2005 description

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In Brief

Appeal No. 05AA018; Programme Update no. 2, Period covered: July to November 2005; Appeal coverage: 150.4% (adjusted as per revised appeal budget).

31 Dec 2005 description

Maputo (AIM) - Heavy rains continue to fall in central and northern Mozambique, and several low-lying suburbs of the country's second largest city, Beira, remain under water.

31 Dec 2005 description


HIGHLIGHTS
- Tanzania exports a record volume of maize through informal trade as fears of trade ban loom.

- Retail maize prices continue to rise, signifying dwindling stocks in most parts of the region.

- Rice and bean trade resurge but overall trade still significantly lower than last season

RECORD EXPORT OF MAIZE BY TANZANIA

29 Dec 2005 description

Maputo (AIM) - A survey of the damage done by the storm that hit the northern Mozambican city of Nampula on Xmas Day reveals that at least 1,200 homes were destroyed, reports Thursday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".

29 Dec 2005 description

Maputo (AIM) - A storm that struck the southern Mozambican city of Xai-Xai, capital of Gaza province, on Wednesday night destroyed or severely damaged about 100 houses built of flimsy materials, leaving dozens of families homeless.

29 Dec 2005 description
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28 Dec 2005 description

Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, today announced details of a humanitarian and recovery aid package of over €12.8 million for Africa and the Middle East.

28 Dec 2005 description

Maputo, 28 December 2005 - WFP has welcomed the arrival of the M/V Asian Hope carrying 5,250 metric tons of rice from the Japanese Government to support Mozambicans affected by the drought.

28 Dec 2005 description

Maputo(AIM) - The Mozambican government on Wednesday received 5,250 tonnes of rice, donated by the Japanese government, that will be distributed, via the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), to the victims of drought and hunger in southern Mozambique.

28 Dec 2005 description


Weekly Introduction
Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead: April – June 2006

Northern Horn of Africa

Climatology is expected across most of the region, except locally over northwestern and southwestern Sudan, where there is a slight tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall. There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall locally over eastern Ethiopia, northern Somalia, and portions of Djibouti. Climatology is expected elsewhere.

Gulf of Guinea

27 Dec 2005 description
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23 Dec 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors:Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Refugees and IDPs, Shelter and Non-food Items, Security

22 Dec 2005 description


Appeal Target: US$ 1,642,930
Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 1,051,680

Geneva, 22 December 2005

Dear Colleagues,

22 Dec 2005 description

Johannesburg, 22 December 2005 - While much of the rest of the world feasts over the holiday season, more than nine million southern Africans face an uncertain future in 2006 because WFP lacks the funding to deliver enough food aid to the hungriest in the region.

21 Dec 2005 description

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead

January -- March 2006 Southern Africa

The outlook for Jan-Mar 2006 southern Africa rainfall at one month lead shows a low to moderate tilt in the odds favoring below average rainfall over Namibia, portions of southern Angola, southern Botswana, Swaziland, portions of southern Mozambique, the Maize Triangle and the Western Cape Province of South Africa, and locally over southern Madagascar.