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Early depletion of 2018 staple production by households likely to trigger staple price increases
09 July 2018, Gaborone, Botswana - The number of food insecure people in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region in the 2018/19 consumption year is 29 million people, representing 14 percent of the population, according to the “State of Food and Nutrition Insecurity and Vulnerability in Southern Africa” report. The report was compiled from results of the 2018 vulnerability assessments and analysis of 11 SADC Member States. The number of the food insecure population is 13 percent higher, compared to last year, 2017/8.
Armed insurgencies, social cleavages and governance deficits relating to authoritarian rule and abuse of state resources all imperil peace and stability in Southern Africa. The Southern African Development Community’s institutional framework for regional peace and security is proving ineffective because its leaders are unwilling to enforce democratic principles.
Michael Aeby, Researcher, Graduate Institute Geneva
Cereal production during the upcoming harvest season in Southern Africa is expected to be below average, despite the heavy late rains, which benefitted the late planted crops. This is due to a late start of the rainy season, minimal to no rains during the critical planting season (December -January), high temperatures and the prevalence of Fall Armyworm (FAW).
Despite improved rainfall in several areas in the region, crops affected by earlier dryness and drought conditions never recovered. Production prospects for the 2018 season in affected areas including southern and central Mozambique, Zimbabwe, southern Madagascar, and southern Malawi are very low because of below-normal yields and crop failure. The extent of the production losses will be released following the completion of ongoing and scheduled crop assessments.
Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 11 countries. Partner agencies reported 381 incidents in six countries and two security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in one country. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is not a complete count nor representative. For other incidents recorded by the Aid in Danger project, including from open sources, please see NGO Security Incident Overview.
Food security outcomes expected to deteriorate earlier than usual in drought affected areas
Extended dryness and high temperatures are likely to reduce 2018 harvests
- 540.396 réfugiés en RDC. Des réfugiés du Burundi, de la République Centrafricaine et du Soudan du Sud continuent d’arriver.
- 683.924 réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.
- 18.177 réfugiés rwandais rapatriés volontairement en 2017.
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Moisture deficits in parts of the region could adversely affect crops
A mixed start of season experienced during the 2017/18 rainfall season
Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 11 countries. Partner agencies reported 491 incidents in nine countries and 11 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in three countries. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is not a complete count nor representative. For other incidents recorded by the Aid in Danger project, including from open sources, please see NGO Security Incident Overview.
12 countries (Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe) had finalised their annual vulnerability assessments by the time that the SADC Dissemination Forum was held. Malawi and Tanzania still had to complete their vulnerability assessments.
Food insecurity outcomes to worsen for households in cereal deficit parts of the region in the coming months
Stable acute food insecurity outcomes continue in most parts of the region
Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 11 countries. Agencies reported 311 incidents in nine countries and two reported security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in one country.
Bruxelles, le 11 avril 2017
L'aide de l'UE de 47 millions d'euros contribuera à répondre aux besoins des populations les plus vulnérables dans les régions des Grands Lacs, d'Afrique australe et de l'océan Indien.