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19 Mar 2018 description

By Bruce Mulenga

Over 15,000 DR Congolese refugees have fled their country following violent conflicts between Government soldiers and rebel groups. The refugees are currently hosted at newly opened Kenani transit centre and Mantapala refugee settlement in Nchelenge district, North of Zambia. The refugees are facing unique protection risks as a result of insecure shelter provisions, broken community structures, insufficient food, water and sanitation. Children and women are most vulnerable, with an increased risk of suffering from malnutrition and water-borne diseases.

15 Mar 2018 description

The application is vital for early detection of Fall Armyworm and guiding best response

14 March 2018, Rome - FAO has launched a mobile application to enable farmers, agricultural workers and other partners at the frontline of the fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa to identify, report the level of infestation, and map the spread of this destructive insect, as well as to describe its natural enemies and the measures that are most effective in managing it.

14 Mar 2018 description

by Shenggen Fan | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 08:00 GMT

More investments are needed to end hunger—but how much will it cost? Estimates range from $7 billion to $265 billion per year.

14 Mar 2018 description

Since July 2014 it has been my privilege to hold the position of Executive Director with MSF in the UAE. As I reach the end of my tenure, I find myself reflecting on our work in recent months and years – on the projects that may come to define us as a medical humanitarian movement.

13 Mar 2018 description

In response to the influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into Luapula province, the WHO Country Office is working in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to strengthen disease surveillance in order to reduce the risk of spread of communicable diseases. The WHO Representative, Dr.

12 Mar 2018 description

12/03/2018 - by Irene Amuron, Climate Centre, Lusaka

Zambia last week became the latest country to embrace the forecast-based financing (FbF) model as a component of its national strategy for managing flood risk.

10 Mar 2018 description

By Bruce Mulenga

Nchelenge UNHCR field office in Northern Zambia is newly opened to manage DR Congolese refugee influx, currently hosted at Kenani transit centre and Mantapala refugee settlement. With 21 staff, UNHCR ensures that 15,000 refugees are provided with timely international protection and life- saving assistance.

Pamela Michelo is a community-based protection associate and one of the three female staff in Nchelenge office.

10 Mar 2018 description

By Bruce Mulenga

UNHCR in conjunction with Zambian Government and other UN agencies have completed a sixth relocation operation to transfer up to over 15,000 DRC refugees currently living at Kenani transit centre to Mantapala refugee settlement situated further inside Nchelenge district. A total of 1,693 refugees have moved from Kenani, five kilometres North of Nchelenge to Mantapala settlement 35 km inland since the operation began in January 2018.

07 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

Investment surpasses April 2016 commitment three years ahead of schedule

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2018 – The World Bank Group (WBG) has invested US$3.2 billion over the past two years in education projects benefiting adolescent girls, surpassing its April 2016 commitment to invest US$2.5 billion over five years, the organization announced today on the eve of International Women’s Day.

07 Mar 2018 description

By Charles Mkoka

LILONGWE, March 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Zambian farmers facing more extreme weather are set to get better early warning and weather information to help them cope, as part of a new grant from the Green Climate Fund.

In a funding round announced this week, the international climate fund approved $32 million toward a broader effort by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme to help shore up food security and keep farmers from slipping into poverty.

04 Mar 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Badylon Kawanda Bakiman

This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8.

KIKWIT, DR Congo, Mar 4 2018 (IPS) - The numbers are hard to fathom. Nearly two million people driven from their homes in 2017 alone. The worst cholera epidemic of the past 15 years, with over 55,000 cases and more than 1,000 deaths. Countless others killed, maimed or sexually assaulted.

02 Mar 2018 description

Assisting communities in need of humanitarian assistance in Southern Africa

Southern Africa facts and figures for 2017

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in southern Africa carries out humanitarian activities in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

02 Mar 2018 description

The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$1 million (One Million United States Dollars) to UNHCR’s 2018 operations in Zambia.

Japan’s Ambassador to Zambia, H.E. Hidenobu Sobashima, made the announcement when he visited Mayukwayukwa Resettlement Scheme, under the local integration programme, in Western Province’s Kaoma District on Thursday 1st March 2018.

01 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank


  • Zambia launches a new $33 million project to improve sustainable rural livelihoods and forest protection.

  • The project addresses the drivers of deforestation in the Eastern Province, including clearing forests for agriculture, charcoal and fuelwood production.

  • Zambia’s forest landscape program with the World Bank’s BioCarbon Fund ISFL was the starting point for this new scaled-up project, launched this month in Chipata.

28 Feb 2018 description

US$137 million, 7-year project supported through UNDP in partnership with FAO and WFP works toward global goals for food security and poverty reduction

Zambia, 28 February 2018 - The UN in Zambia (specifically the United Nations Development Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Food Programme) have joined forces together with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to assist the Government of Zambia in tackling serious climate change induced risks facing smallholder farmers.

28 Feb 2018 description

GENEVE, le 29 février 2018 – Le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la réduction des risques de catastrophe a demandé à la Fondation de recherche CIMA de dresser un tableau des risques d'inondation et de sécheresse dans 16 pays d'Afrique sub-saharienne. Les pays qui participeront à l'évaluation des risques sont : Angola, Guinée équatoriale, Guinée-Bissau, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzanie, Côte d'Ivoire, Botswana, Zambie, Namibie, Gambie, Gabon, Cameroun, Ghana, Sao Tomé et Kenya.

28 Feb 2018 description

GENEVE, 28 February 2018 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has engaged CIMA Research Foundation to generate risk profiles on flood and drought in 16 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The countries that will be involved in the risk assessment are: Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Gambia, Gabon, Cameroon, Ghana, Sao Tome and Kenya.

28 Feb 2018 description
report UN News Service

Des pluies insuffisantes et des températures élevées ont entraîné un stress hydrique et nuisent au développement des cultures dans plusieurs régions d'Afrique australe, a mis en garde mardi l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO).

Si les stocks céréaliers de la région sont amples, la vague de chaleur et les pluies irrégulières tombées quelques temps plus tôt pendant la saison annoncent de nombreux risques pour les rendements agricoles et pourraient avoir pour effet d'aggraver l'impact de la chenille légionnaire d'automne.

26 Feb 2018 description

FAO Director-General: explore opportunities along the food chain, including urban food markets

22 February 2018, Khartoum - Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but opportunities should be explored beyond agriculture throughout the food chain in order to create enough jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

23 Feb 2018 description



• Builds on two pledges made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees (20 September 2016):
1. Adopt a new refugee law giving more rights to refugees
2. Provide quality education to all refugee children.