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20 Oct 2015 description
report UN News Service

19 octobre 2015 – Plus de 27 millions de personnes en Afrique australe risquent d'être confrontées à l'insécurité alimentaire au cours des six prochains mois, ont prévenu lundi l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) et le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) qui ont annoncé une extension de leurs opérations.

20 Oct 2015 description
report Voice of America

Lameck Masina

BLANTYRE—Recent fighting between government forces and opposition RENAMO fighters in Mozambique is increasing the influx of asylum seekers into Malawi. More than 150 Mozambicans have entered Malawi in recent days as the conflict over the disputed election intensifies. But their fate is in limbo as the Malawi government plans to close down the refugee camp where 140 others are living.

19 Oct 2015 description

JOHANNESBURG – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are expanding their operations in response to growing food insecurity as a result of poor harvests across much of southern Africa. There will be an estimated 27.4 million food-insecure people in the region during the next six months, according to the Southern African Development Community 2015 Vulnerability Assessments. *

19 Oct 2015 description

Executive Summary

The 2015 In – depth Vulnerability and Needs Assessment was triggered by prolonged dry spells experienced mainly in the southern half of the country between February and March 2015. The Assessment was designed to understand the impact of these prolonged dry spells on selected sectors of the economy in forty-eight (48) districts of Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga, Northwestern, Southern and Western Provinces.

19 Oct 2015 description

DFID's country offices are playing a key role to ensure help is available for those suffering as a result of El Niño

What is El Niño?

El Niño is a natural climate phenomenon that happens roughly every four years, linked to abnormally high ocean temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific. It increases the risk of extreme weather from droughts to floods to cyclones.

16 Oct 2015 description

Southern Africa is in the grip of food insecurity, with more than 13 million people facing hunger over the next six months. The situation has been caused by widespread crop failure, mainly due to drought across much of the region. Worst affected is Malawi, which also suffered devastating floods earlier this year. In October, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) began a major relief operation in Malawi, where nearly three million people will not have enough to eat between now and the next harvest in March.

15 Oct 2015 description


A slow onset of the rainy season was followed by severe flooding that destroyed crops. This situation was followed, and exacerbated, by a long dry spell, resulting in a crop yield below the 5 year average.
Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZIMVAC) report estimated 16% of Zimbabwe’s rural population are food insecure and 1,490,024 people will be in need of food assistance at the peak of the hunger period. Coping mechanisms are severely strained, and social safety-net interventions by the Government and partners are limited.

14 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam


14 Oct 2015 description
report New Era


The water situation at Okankolo is reported to have worsened of late, as the majority of the boreholes on which the community heavily depends are malfunctioning or have completely dried up.

Following erratic rains over the past three years, not enough water has collected in the boreholes to sustain the community.

Constituency Councillor Joseph Imbili says 75 percent of people in his community get water from boreholes; only 25 percent of the community has access to clean potable water.

14 Oct 2015 description

Tzu Chi’s long-term humanitarian project first began in 1995 in South Africa. Zulu women were empowered by Tzu Chi volunteers emigrating to the country, spearheading humanitarian projects with sustainable programs such as sewing groups that would later develop into sewing and other vocational skills training centers, as well as vegetarian farms, all of which are by women for women, an encapsulation of what is now goal 5 of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

13 Oct 2015 description

Chad: Violence continues to fuel large-scale displacement in Lac region. Suicide attacks on 10 October killed 41 people and wounded 48 at a busy Bagasola market and a refugee camp on the town’s periphery. Over 71,000 people who have been displaced since July face urgent shelter, food, WASH and health needs.

13 Oct 2015 description

Last weekend Namibia lost against Argentina the last match of its Rugby World Cup adventure.

But Namibia faces another challenge – one that will last long after the rugby boots have been hung up and the pitches cleared. The World Food Programme works with the Namibian government to tackle hunger in the country that, whilst famous for its rugby, also suffers from droughts and flooding – making it a struggle for people to grow and access food.

Here are ten facts about hunger in Namibia.

12 Oct 2015 description
report World Vision

Charles Kabena, World Vision Malawi

Blantyre, 12 October: In the wake of the food crisis in several countries in Southern Africa, the World Food Programme (WFP) and World Vision Malawi launched the 2015/2016 food relief programme on 9 October 2015. The programme will provide aid to three million Malawians who are experiencing acute food shortage due to the combined effects of a flood and drought experienced in the last growing season.

09 Oct 2015 description

Harare, 9 October 2015 – The United Nations in Zimbabwe appealed today to humanitarian and development partners for US$ 86 million to urgently fill a shortfall to support 1.5 million people affected by food insecurity in the country. The UN agencies participating in the response to the food insecurity are: FAO, UNICEF, WFP, and WHO.

08 Oct 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Malawi is facing the worst drought and subsequent food crisis in almost a decade, with UNICEF raising concerns over the potential increase of SAM, especially among children under 5, in the coming months. The State President released an emergency response plan on Monday 21st September, and urged all donors and development partners to do what they can to alleviate the situation.

08 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Un extracto del documento presentado a la Sexta Reunión del Órgano Rector del Tratado Internacional sobre los Recursos Fitogenéticos para la Alimentación y la Agricultura

Las lecciones y recomendaciones de política presentadas a continuación, son parte de un documento presentado en la 6 Reunión del Órgano Rector del Tratado Internacional sobre los Recursos Fitogenéticos para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (TIRFAA). Este documento fue entregado conjuntamente por:

  • Oxfam, Holanda

08 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Il s’agit de l’extrait d’un texte soumis à la Sixième Session de l’Organe Directeur du Traité International sur les Ressources Phytogénétiques pour l’Alimentation et l’Agriculture

Les leçons tirées et les recommandations en matière de politiques présentées ci-dessous font partie d’un texte soumis à la 6ième Session de l’Organe Directeur du Traité International sur les Ressources Phytogénétiques pour l’Alimentation et l’Agriculture (TIRPAA). Il s’agit d’une soumission conjointe de la part de :

  • OXFAM, les Pays-Bas

08 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

The rights and technical capacities of indigenous peoples and smallholder farmers are the focus of the three-year global program, ‘Putting lessons into practice: Scaling up People’s Biodiversity Management for Food Security’. The program aims to support farmers to influence policies and institutions on the sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food security in the context of climate change. Around 83,700 households have benefitted to date: including 15,532 primary target households, or 82,400 individuals, 60% of whom were women.

08 Oct 2015 description

Continuing El Niño drives increased food insecurity across many regions