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22 Oct 2018 description

19th October 2018: Representatives from Government, the private sector, civil society organisations; the international community and traditional authorities in August met in Lilongwe at a round-table event which challenged them to look at the problems that Malawi is facing and look at possible solutions that would propel the country to achieve SDG 2 by the year 2030.

09 Oct 2018 description

The past may reveal local patterns and triggers of urban risk, highlighting the importance of long-term exposure to everyday events and barriers to risk reduction. A historically grounded response to risk will ensure greater legitimacy and enhance effectiveness of local actions to secure urban resilience.

04 Oct 2018 description

DoDMA making arrangements to dispatch relief items

Strong winds that blew over some parts of Phalombe District on the night of 29th September affected 846 households (approximately 4,653 people).

A report from the District Council indicates that the winds left six people injured.

“Five of the six were treated as outpatients while one was admitted to Holy Family Hospital,” reads part of the report signed by District Commissioner Gossam Mafuta.

02 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

In August 2018 reporting was at 100 percent. All the 619 Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) centres, 104 Nutrition Rehabilitation Units (NRU) and 611 Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) centres in Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) reported as follows:

  • 3,870 children aged 6 to 59 months with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) received lifesaving treatment in OTP centres and NRUs.

  • 4,892 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) treated in the SFP centres.

29 Sep 2018 description

Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes projected in central and southern Malawi

Key Messages

29 Sep 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

35,421 refugees received food assistance

170,000 households targeted for Food for Assets

41,921 children, adolescents and adults treated for acute malnutrition

880,929 children received school meals

Operational Updates

Refugee Programme

22 Sep 2018 description

The Government of Malawi, through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), will from the month of September 2018, undertake a once-off maize distribution exercise targeting acute food-insecure households in 26 districts of the country, pending the final Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) report and development of the 2018/2019 Food Insecurity Response Plan.

13 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

In the southern African region, maize prices are already beginning to show mixed trends. In South Africa and Tanzania, maize prices remain below their respective 5 year average (5YA) levels, while in other countries, such as Malawi and Mozambique, maize prices are on an upward trend and closing in on their 5YA levels.

A look at the Alert for Price Spikes (ALPS) shows that in both June and July, a few markets in Zambia were already showing signs of stress.

13 Sep 2018 description

By Tina Ghelli in Dzaleka refugee camp, Malawi

Remy Gakwaya fled his native Burundi at 15 years old after his parents were killed in ethnic clashes. He made it to Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi in 2008. Ten years later, he is now leading the charge for technology and education for refugees.

It all started with courses in computer programming in Lilongwe and by the Jesuit Refugee Services and the Jesuit Worldwide Learning where Remy learnt computer programming languages like HTML, Java, Python and SQLite.

13 Sep 2018 description

Strong winds that blew over some parts of Chikwawa District during the night of Sunday, 9th September, have affected a total of 1350 households.

A preliminary report from the District Council indicates that the winds wreaked havoc in Traditional Authorities Ngabu, Lundu, Chapananga and Katunga, and left three people injured.

“One person has been admitted to St. Montfort Hospital in Nchalo and the other two sustained minor injuries and were treated as outpatients,” reads part of the report.

06 Sep 2018 description

BY CATHERINE RAGASA AND JOHN MAZUNDA

Malawi’s agricultural policy is coming up short for farmers. While they receive heavy subsidies for seed and fertilizer, farmers continue to grapple with challenges to food security and productivity. Our recent research examines these gaps in Malawian agricultural policy, focusing on these questions: How can agricultural services best help farmers? And where is the ideal intersection of subsidies and extension services?

05 Sep 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

04 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

In July 2018 reporting was at 100 percent. All the 619 Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) centres, 104 Nutrition Rehabilitation Units (NRU) and 611 Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) centres in Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) reported as follows:

04 Sep 2018 description

Dzaleka, 4 September 2018 - The first ever Naweza Girls Conference was held at Dzaleka Refugee camp in the Red Cross Hall last month. The conference was part of the Naweza project, a partnership between the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and the Fidel Götz Foundation that aims to empower refugee girls, increase their access and improve the quality of their education, security and overall well-being.

01 Sep 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food supply and price trends in countries at risk of food insecurity. The Regional Supply and Market Outlook report provides a summary of regional staple food availability, surpluses and deficits during the current marketing year, projected price behavior, implications for local and regional commodity procurement, and essential market monitoring indicators.

31 Aug 2018 description

Southern Malawi to face an early start to the lean season

31 Aug 2018 description

Overview

The SADC Region Food and Nutrition Security Strategy 2015-2025 emphasises that the regional food and nutrition security situation remains unstable and unpredictable.

Almost 16% of SADC’s rural population have been consistently designated food insecure over the past 5 years. This despite improved production in some Member States.