- Zimbabwe Food Security Key Message Update, September 2017
- WFP Zimbabwe Country Brief, July 2017
- Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC) 2017 Rural Livelihoods Assessment
Appeals & Funding
- 2016-2017 Drought Disaster Domestic and International Appeal for Assistance
- WFP Zimbabwe Country Strategic Plan (2017-2021)
- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Zimbabwe: Flash Floods - Feb 2014
- Zimbabwe: Floods - Jan 2013
- Zimbabwe: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2011
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
- Southern Africa: Floods - Mar 2010
On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.
2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.
Vulnerable populations in six Southern African countries will likely require humanitarian assistance through mid-2018
FAW infestations reported in at least eight Southern Africa countries
USAID/FFP provides nearly $47 million in additional funding to improve food security throughout the region
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Between January and March 2017, Zimbabwe experienced severe flooding across 37 districts of the country, which damaged local infrastructure, livelihoods, transportation routes, and homes. The above-average precipitation during this period was exacerbated by the rains brought about by tropical depression “Ex-Dineo”, which caused significant flooding particularly in the southern parts of Zimbabwe.
Due to improved harvests, FEWS NET projects Minimal levels of food insecurity in Southern Africa through January 2018, with pockets of Stressed or Crisis levels in some countries
Relief actors provide targeted assistance to vulnerable populations to facilitate continued recovery
USAID/OFDA provides approximately $26 million in new funding to support cyclone- and drought-affected populations in the region
The Zimbabwe Peace Project has noted with concern the rise in informal settlement violence as witnessed through arbitrary demolition of houses by land barons, their functionaries and ZANU PF activists.
After being ousted from the committee of Nehanda Housing Trust, Never Kowo and Andrew Marauka ordered the demolition of houses of a few residents in Dzivaresakwa on the 7th of July through the services of some youths who are said to be ZANU PF members.
Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence
The recent food crisis in Africa has deteriorated during the past few months. As of to-date, an estimated 35 million people are in need of urgent food assistance in 11 African countries which includes the worst affected Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Other countries facing serious situation are Kenya, Cameroon, while Malawi, Namibia, Niger, Zimbabwe and Chad are also among the affected.
• Harvests begin across Southern Africa, improving food security for vulnerable households
• Projections for June to September indicate Minimal levels of food insecurity across the region
• USAID/FFP provides nearly $270,000 in new funding to UNICEF to continue nutrition
Following the impact of TD Ex-Dineo, IFRC launched a DREF for CHF 108,204 on 22 February 2017 to support the NS to an initial rapid needs assessment, deliver relief supplies to the affected population, and replenish Zimbabwe Red Cross Society stock. An Emergency Needs Assessment (ENA) was conducted in five provinces and ascertained the extent of the damage and related needs.
This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.
17 May 2017, Harare – The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has today committed USD 1.6 million to assist over 32,600 flood-affected people with life-saving shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene and protection in 20 districts in Zimbabwe. This UN fund is in addition to USD 8.2 million allocated last year in response to the severe drought that affected over 4 million rural Zimbabweans.
The handover ceremony was held in the presence of media today at the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Makombe boardroom, in Harare.
• Improved vegetation conditions across Southern Africa increase likelihood of aboveaverage harvests
• USAID partners provide assistance to cyclone- and drought-affected populations
• USAID/OFDA provides nearly $1.6 million to UNICEF to help address nutrition and WASH needs in southern Madagascar
Following the impact of TD Ex-Dineo, IFRC launched a DREF for 108,204 Swiss francs on 22 February 2017, to support the NS conduct initial rapid needs assessment, deliver relief supplies to the affected population and replenish Zimbabwe Red Cross Society stock. An Emergency Needs Assessment (ENA) was conducted in five Provinces and ascertained the extent of the damage and related needs.
This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from January - April 2017. The next report will be issued on or around June 2017.
The Government of Zimbabwe has declared the flooding situation affecting 36 districts in the country a national disaster, and has appealed for international assistance.
The Zimbabwe Peace Project is concerned about the dire human rights situation at Manzou farm were families have been evicted and the Rivers farm where they have been relocated.
Families that have been evicted from Manzou Farm to pave way for the First Lady Grace Mugabe takeover of the farm are living in extreme hardships and in need of urgent humanitarian aid.