- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hellen - Mar 2014
- Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2013
- Tropical Storm Irina - Mar 2012
- Mozambique: Storms and Floods - Jan 2012
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
In response to the dramatic rise of global food prices since 2007, WFP has been providing funding and technical support to WFP staff and partners to assess the impact of higher prices and structural vulnerabilities and a growing and 'new face of hunger'.
This price watch bulletin covers the quarterly period from September to November 2008. The objective of the bulletin is to provide early warning information on price changes of staple food commodities and their likely impact on the cost of the food basket. Price changes are determined for each country on a quarterly basis.
- Prices still remain significantly higher compared to last year and long term averages, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and Middle East.
EAST AFRICA: October- December rains began on time but ended early in south- central Somalia, northeastern and southeastern Kenya, and in parts of southeastern Ethiopia, negatively affecting crop prospects and pasture in these areas. In south- central Soma lia, increased civil insecurity and rampant sea piracy also continue to exacerbate existing food insecurity through displacement, dis ruption of both commercial and humanitarian food imports, and restrictions on food access among already impoverished popula tions.
Maputo_(dpa) _ Heavy rains have forced Mozambican authorities to issue flood warnings and urge people in flood-prone areas to abandon their residences immediately.
The warning is aimed at preventing a repeat of disastrous flooding last year that forced more than 100,000 people to seek safety.
The country is facing its worst rainy season in decades. Rains and flooding have so far inflicted serious damage on infrastructure, property and field crops.
Silver Spring, Maryland - In the coastal region of Mozambique, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is improving food access for more than 100,000 rural Mozambicans through a three-year income generation project that will increase crop sales and productivity, improve health and nutrition, create better access to clean water and sanitation facilities, and strengthen communities' resilience to disaster situations within the targeted regions.
Titled Osanzaya Zambezia, or "Make Zambezia Happy" in the Lomue language, this project will increase food availability …
La situation sécuritaire dans l'est de la RDC est toujours précaire. En plus de cela une épidémie d'Ebola vient d'être confirmée dans la province du Kasaï Occidental, zone de santé de Mweka. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. L'épidémie s'est propagée dans les pays d'Afrique australe.
The security situation in eastern DRC is still precarious. In addition an outbreak of Ebola has been confirmed in the province of Kasaï Occidental, health zone of Mweka. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is not yet under control. The outbreak has spread in the Southern African countries. WHO and partners continue to support efforts aimed at information sharing from affected border districts, strengthening surveillance, as well as for resource mobilization.
- Angola: The cholera outbreak is still of high concern.
Cases of cholera continue to be reported throughout the region. The most critical situation continues to be in Zimbabwe, with more than 20,000 cases recorded. Ongoing migration and trade appear to have led to cholera outbreaks in countries bordering Zimbabwe. In South Africa, indigenous transmission has also become a reality. Zambia, Mozambique and Angola are also suffering from unrelated outbreaks.
Rome December 24, 2008 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 200.000 to FAO to finance the Regional FAO Office in Nairobi (REOA - Regional Emergency Office for Africa) activities, including coordination in emergency response in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes regions, in close cooperation with twenty-four African countries.
Furthermore, the initiative "Initiative on Soaring Food Prices" is to facilitate the exchange of information on food safety among all …
JOHANNESBURG, 24 December 2008 (IRIN) - More than 350,000 people in Mozambique are in need of food aid with hamstrung aid relief agencies saying the onset of the annual flood season in Mozambique will also jeopardise other food interventions for vulnerable children, home-based care recipients and people living with HIV/AIDS.
The World Food Programme (WFP) said 356,500 Mozambicans are in a "state of acute food insecurity and in need of immediate food assistance" as a result of rising food …
The security situation in eastern DRC remains precarious with humanitarian aid still not reaching many people. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is not yet under control. The outbreak has spread in the Southern African countries. WHO and partners continue to support efforts aimed at information sharing from affected border districts, strengthening surveillance, as well as for resource mobilization.
- Angola: The cholera outbreak is still of high concern. On week 50, a total of 131 new cases and 1 death were reported.
La situation en RDC est toujours instable avec une aide humanitaire qui ne parvient pas à atteindre plusieurs personnes. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. Elle se propage dans les pays d'Afrique australe.
by Nokuthula Sibanda
HARARE - Mining giant Anglo American has pledged R1 million (about US$100 000) to combat a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe and in parts of South Africa where the disease has spilled.
The funds, to be donated from the Anglo American Chairman's Fund and to be managed by the South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) come as the United Nations said on Thursday that the death toll from cholera in Zimbabwe has soared to 1 111 out of 20 581 cases recorded since the epidemic began in August.
Anglo's donation will be used as part of the SARCS' relief operation …
Water levels in the Mutarara section of the Zambezi river in central Mozambique are close to flood alert level raising fears of yet another humanitarian emergency.
Mutarara, located in Tete province, bore the brunt of two consecutive years of severe flooding.
GLIDE No. EP-2008-000219-MOZ
The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.
Project Title: Food Assistance Response to Natural Disasters in Mozambique
Target Population: 356,500 victims of drought and floods
Target Geographic Areas: Seven central and southern provinces - Zambezia, Tete, Manica, Sofala, Inhambane, Gaza and Maputo
Duration of response: February - April 2009
Food pipeline shortfalls: 10,840 metric tons
Funding shortfalls: US$ 8.4 million (PRRO 10600.0)
MAPUTO, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Nearly half a million people need food aid in Mozambique because food prices are high and crops have been badly hit by poor rains, the government said on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Agriculture said 450,000 people need food assistance and 150,000 face a critical situation in the southern and central areas of the country.
"The families in the affected region are getting by on one meal a day, and in addition to the lack of rain and high food prices, there is a lack of food reserves," the ministry said in a statement.
Mozambique said the late start …
1.1 The Public Service Agreement (PSA) framework has changed for the period 2008-11. Thirty PSAs now reflect a collective set of the UK government's priorities.
1.2 The Department for International Development (DFID) is the lead department on PSA 29: Reduce poverty in poorer countries through quicker progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).