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23 Feb 2018 description
report EastAfrican

By EDMUND KAGIRE

Zambia will not be a permanent home for Rwandan refugees, President Edgar Lungu declared on Thursday.

President Lungu said that in line with the expiry of the deadline of the cessation clause that ended Rwandan refugee status in December, they have to return home.

“We will not allow a situation where we have permanent refugees in Zambia, whether they are fugitives or those who fled as victims. The bottom line is, we have to put a closure to this chapter,” President Lungu told journalists in Kigali on Thursday.

22 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • 12,200 smallholder farmers registered and verified for conservation agriculture, savings, input credit and weather index insurance.

  • WFP conducted an aggregator selection exercise in five districts. This exercise was aimed at assessing aggregators’ potential to offer and extend their marketing services to small holder farmers and help to improve their livelihoods, incomes and establish a predictable and stable market.

21 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 5,796 cholera / AWD cases and 74 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.3%) have been reported in 9 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

20 Feb 2018 description

Zambia closed some schools and markets, among other measures, to curb the spread of the disease

LUSAKA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Zambia's cholera epidemic continues to slow with seven deaths recorded over the last month, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Tuesday.

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15 Feb 2018 description

NCHELENGE, Thursday 15 February 2018 – A team from the European Union (EU) met with Congolese refugees and familiarized themselves with the situation at Kenani Transit Centre and Mantapala Refugee Settlement in Zambia’s Nchelenge District, Luapula Province.

The team was composed of H.E, Alessandro Mariani, Ambassador of the EU to Zambia, H.E. Filippo Scammacca, Ambassador of Italy, H.E. Sylvain Berger, Ambassador of France and Mr. Mark Richardson, Head of the DFID Office.

14 Feb 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Friday Phiri

LUSAKA, Zambia, Feb 14 2018 (IPS) - In the past, Lameck Sibukale only knew savings in the form of rearing chickens, goats and more importantly, cattle—a long cherished cultural heritage of the Tonga-speaking people of southern Zambia.

But thanks to a village savings scheme, the 78-year-old from Nachibanga village in Pemba district is now part of this growing financial inclusion crusade, bringing some fresh air to the functionality of the village economy.

14 Feb 2018 description
report People in Need

Executive Summary

PIN conducted a multi-sectoral assessment in Western Province of Zambia in August 2017 in order to inform future programming. The methodology included a desk review of literature, key informant interviews and focus group discussions with all female, all male and mixed groups. Key findings and recommendations are as follows:

1.1 Dietary Diversity, IYCF and Community Management of Acute Malnutrition

13 Feb 2018 description

Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Zambia Anglican Council Outreach Programmes (ZACOP) to provide critical emergency support following a cholera outbreak in the Lusaka Province.

The outbreak first began in October 2017 and is spreading rapidly throughout the country. So far, over 3,800 people have contracted this infectious disease and 83 deaths have been reported.

12 Feb 2018 description

Joint FAO-UNDP Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme provides advanced training on evaluation techniques and tools to improve adaptation planning

December 2017, Zambia – By improving the capacity of its ministries to monitor and evaluate the impact of climate change actions, the Government of Zambia is ramping up its efforts to plan for low-carbon, climate-resilient development, and reach global goals for poverty reduction, food security and climate action outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

09 Feb 2018 description

In another promising development for people affected by large-scale cholera epidemics, recent data from Zambia’s 2016 cholera epidemic has highlighted that just one dose of oral vaccine provides effective short-term protection against the disease during an outbreak, similar to that of the currently recommended two doses. The results of the study – conducted by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the organisation’s research arm, Epicentre, the Zambian Ministry Of Health (MOH), the Pasteur Institute and the World Health Organization (WHO) - were published in the 8 February edition of

06 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • More than 4,057 cholera / AWD cases and 51 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.3%) have been reported in 11 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

06 Feb 2018 description

NCHELENGE, Tuesday, 06-02-2018. The Vatican Ambassador to Zambia has called upon the International Community to assist thousands of Refugees currently settled at Kenani Refugee Settlement in Nchelenge district. He has further praised the UNHCR in Zambia for rendering support, generosity and humanity towards refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

02 Feb 2018 description

DAPP Zambia is implementing the Zambia Family South-Central (ZAMFAM) project reaching over 125,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) per year for five years, with comprehensive life changing activities.

The goal of the project is to improve the care and resilience of orphans and vulnerable children living with or affected by HIV by supporting, protecting, and strengthening the capacity of children, families, and communities. ZAMFAM started in January 2016 and is funded by USAID.

01 Feb 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.

01 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

LUSAKA/COPPERBELT, ZAMBIA, 14-16 November 2017 – Upgraded health facilities in Lusaka and Copperbelt Provinces worth 10 million kwacha (US$ 1 million) have been officially inaugurated by the Ministry of Health during site visits with officials from the European Union, which provided the funding through the Millennium Development Goal initiative (MDGi).

31 Jan 2018 description

Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 January 2018 – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a grant extension to Mayfair Insurance Company Zambia Limited, to support Mayfair in scaling up its weather-based index insurance product line in Zambia. The additional performance-based grant, awarded through the Global Index Insurance Facility, is expected to help Mayfair reach an additional 300,000 farmers by December 2019.

26 Jan 2018 description
report Theirworld

The government said that, although it is close to containing the problem, some students must wait until health standards are improved at their schools.

Many schools in Zambia reopened this week after the outbreak of cholera that infected more than 3600 people and killed 78.

But some will stay shut for at least another two weeks until the education ministry is satisfied over their hygiene and sanitation standards.

24 Jan 2018 description

IPA Zambia is pleased to share its final bulletin from 2017. This bulletin features updates from our Saving for Safe Delivery study and the scale-ups of the food constraints and Catch Up projects.

23 Jan 2018 description

Cholera is a bacterial disease transmitted through food and water that causes severe diarrhea that can lead to sometimes deadly dehydration

LUSAKA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Zambia is close to containing a cholera outbreak that has killed 78 of the more than 3,600 people who have fallen sick since October, the government said on Tuesday.

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