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14 Jan 2018 description

Presidency assures affected families of unrelenting support
DoDMA provides relief items

A cumulative total of 698 households have been critically affected by rainstorms and strong winds that struck most parts of Traditional Authorities Kachenga, Msamala, Sawali, and Nkaya in Balaka District; on Tuesday.

Adding salt to injury, the rampant fall armyworms have affected 19,000 of the 53,000 cultivated hectares of land, representing a total of 39 per cent.

31 Dec 2017 description

On time start of the rainy season with near to above average rainfall levels

27 Dec 2017 description

Most areas have received above normal rainfall, except for parts of southern Malawi

KEY MESSAGES

22 Dec 2017 description

Below normal rains received across the bulk of the country during the first half of the season

KEY MESSAGES

22 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

  • Good rains were received in the northern half of the region.
  • Low rainfall in the southern half of the region led to delays in planting and crop moisture stress in some areas.
  • Vegetation conditions deteriorated in southern and eastern parts of the region.
  • A fall armyworm outbreak has affected 20 out of 28 districts in Malawi.

Regional Summary

20 Dec 2017 description

Poor households in Chemba District are likely facing Crisis outcomes

KEY MESSAGES

  • Despite the peak of the lean season, Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes are expected to persist countrywide, except in the interior and remote areas of Chemba District in Sofala Province where poor households are likely facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3). In nearby districts of Mutarara, Doa, and Moatize in Tete Province, Caia in Sofala Province, and Tambara in Manica Province, Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes are likely to continue until the April harvest.

01 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

  • Onset of seasonal rains is delayed in parts of South Africa and Lesotho
  • Rainfall season has started on time in northern parts of the region, and most other areas are expected to experience onset of rains in November
  • Integrated pest management strategies have been recommended for countering fall armyworm outbreaks

Regional Summary

18 Nov 2017 description

Food availability and access largely remain favorable across Mozambique

01 Nov 2017 description

Below-average household incomes to affect food access as prices increase

KEY MESSAGES

01 Nov 2017 description

Minimal acute food insecurity outcomes expected to continue

KEY MESSAGES

01 Nov 2017 description

Overall favorable food security conditions to prevail across the country until the next harvest

KEY MESSAGES

27 Oct 2017 description

Generally favorable food security outcomes expected through May 2018

Key Messages

16 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 Sep 2017 description

Favorable food security conditions prevail across most of the country

Key Messages

15 Sep 2017 description

Key Messages
- This report summarizes the supply and market outlook for maize grain in the east African countries of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Rwanda, and Burundi. The outlook period follows the 2017/18 marketing year (MY), spanning from July 2017 to June 2018 and covering two main harvests—the 2017 June-to-August harvest and the 2017/2018 October-to-February harvest. While the June-to-August harvest data estimates are more reliable, the October-to-February harvests are projected and may be updated as data becomes available.

08 Sep 2017 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • Most areas across the country are experiencing Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity outcomes, with the exception of some areas in the south. Current outcomes in parts of the south are Stressed (IPC Phase 2) due to reduced maize and cotton production, as well as slow recovery of livelihoods from the 2016 El Niño induced drought.