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21 Sep 2018 description

A new approach that lets refugees live alongside the local community in Mantapala Settlement is boosting livelihoods for all.

By Josie Le Blond in Mantapala Settlement, Zambia | 21 September 2018

Mela Mwansa stoops to water her garden plants, soaking their roots in the red, sandy soil. Around her, green shoots reach up towards the dappled light under the trees. These plants mean a lot to Mela, a life-long farmer.

18 Sep 2018 description

The outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Beni, North Kivu province poses a risk of the disease spreading beyond the borders of the country to its neighboring countries including Zambia.

16 Sep 2018 description
report EastAfrican

By IVAN R. MUGISHA

Two former Rwandan refugees, Innocent Habumugisha and Egide Rwasibo, who were deported from Zambia in December 2015 on the grounds that they were working as spies for the Rwandan government and causing insecurity in Zambia, won a case in the Zambian High Court last week, with the judge ruling that their deportation was “unconscionable and unreasonable."

10 Sep 2018 description

Tikambisane – Support Group Intervention for Girls Living with HIV in Zambia

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Zambart, 3C Regional Consultants and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine conducted a pilot study between September 2017 and March 2018 to assess the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a six-session support group intervention designed to facilitate healthy transitions to adulthood among adolescent girls aged 15-19 living with HIV in Lusaka, Zambia.

06 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

By John James

The Zambian town of Mongu sits on a small hill. From its modest height you get an elevated view of the horizon across the Barotse floodplain, one of Africa’s largest wetland areas. The flooded Zambezi shows few signs of movement, though the water here is gradually flowing South, and will eventually gather speed to plummet over the majestic Victoria Falls. The 200 km long seasonal floodplain is home to around 250,000 people subsisting, as they have done for centuries, from fishing and cattle rearing.

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.

30 Aug 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Friday Phiri

PEMBA, Zambia, Aug 30 2018 (IPS) - Just having better information about when and for how long it will rain is proving the difference between success and failure among smallholder farmers in southern Zambia. Empowered with timely information about the weather ahead of the 2017/18 farming season, 56-year-old Fainess Muzyamba of Pemba district, ending up ditching her traditional maize crop for sweet potatoes.

“Through the monthly weather briefings that we get, I decided to plant sweet potatoes instead of maize,” Muzyamba told IPS.

29 Aug 2018 description

Zambia is one of the three countries that have been selected for piloting the 3rd edition of the Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) for the WHO African Region.

28 Aug 2018 description

Mr. Andrew Banda, Director Department of Resettlement Mr Abdon Mawere, Commissioner for Refugees Ambassadors, High Commissioners and members of the Diplomatic Corps Senior government officials The UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Janet Rogan Colleagues from the United Nations in Zambia Members of the media Invited Ladies and gentlemen

Thank you for joining us at the national stakeholders consultations for UNHCR’s Multi-year, Multi-partner Protection and Solutions Strategy.

27 Aug 2018 description
report People in Need

1 Introduction

The Women in Innovations (WIN) Project is a new nutrition-sensitive intervention piloted by PIN in Kalabo district that began in September 2017. The project brings innovative packages of activities that are incorporated into a multisectoral integrated approach aiming to improve the nutrition, health and resilience of vulnerable populations with a particular focus on women and the first 1000 days of children.

23 Aug 2018 description

SITUATION

• Zambia is a landlocked, lower-middle income country with a population of roughly 16 million people and a relatively peaceful history. Ongoing conflict in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has led to an influx of refugees, prompting the Government of Zambia to request increased support from the international community.

16 Aug 2018 description

In Zambia, where 80% of rural families are living below the poverty line (UNICEF), this shipment has provided immeasurable support to schools, children’s homes and unemployed youth in rural Zambia. Before the shipment arrived, staff described the lack of resources that is keeping community children in poverty in one of their target schools:

15 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

525 mt of food assistance distributed

US$4.86 m six months net funding requirements

169,473m people assisted in June 2018

Operational Updates

13 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• As of 28 June 2018, a total of 15,425 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were registered at Kenani transit centre in the Luapula Province of Zambia.

• UNICEF and partners are supporting the Government of Zambia to provide life-saving services for all the refugees in Kenani transit centre and in the Mantapala permanent settlement area.

• More than half of the refugees have been relocated to Mantapala permanent settlement area.

02 Aug 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.

25 Jul 2018 description
  • 225 Congolese refugees arrived in Zambia during the month of June, bringing the total number of new arrivals from the DRC, since 1 January 2018 to 30 June so far in 2018 to 4,095 individuals.
  • By the end of June, 444 children were accessing the UNICEF-funded Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) at Mantapala Refugee Settlement on a daily basis.
  • A cumulative total of 10,337 persons, have been relocated from Kenani Transit Centre to Mantapala Refugee Settlement, bringing to an end the relocation programme.