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25 Oct 2017 description

Overview

Assessments showed that the population facing food shortage is 214,170, while population below livelihood protection threshold was estimated at 798,384.

Recommendations

  • Creation of employment opportunities in the rural areas.

  • Vocational training for agriculture and other related fields

  • Creation of more Green schemes to increase food production

  • Extension of Rural electrification

  • Extension of Rural Water Supply services

25 Oct 2017 description

Overview

Estimate the change in the situation of acute malnutrition in children from 6-59 months and of pregnant and lactating women and nutritional status of women from (15-49 years) at the end of the food shortage period in the districts Identified with great vulnerability to malnutrition and food insecurity.

Challenges

  • Increase the number of analysis by districts;

  • Have one training for nutrition and food security experts in the same room

25 Oct 2017 description

Situation

The country generally received normal to above normal rainfall and this resulted in high production for most crops. Flooding was largely experienced in northern districts (Lilongwe, Mwanza and Zomba).

  • Late onset of rains; Northern Malawi (the rest of the country received early planting rains. Amounts and distribution were very good).

  • Dry spells were experienced in pockets of Centre and Southern Malawi.

  • Floods heavily experienced in some parts of Northern Malawi.

25 Oct 2017 description

Northern Madagascar experienced an extremely dry season, particularly from Oct 2016 to Feb 2017. In March 2017 Cyclone Enawo hit north-eastern Madagascar, causing flooding and destroying crops. The World Bank estimated the agricultural loss at 207 million USD, including 164 million USD of Vanilla.
The price of imported rice increased by 25% and local rice by up to 47%.

25 Oct 2017 description

Situation

Normal to above normal rainfall was received across the country in August to December 2016. Water levels of rivers, springs and reservoirs improved significantly, but remained lower than normal.

25 Oct 2017 description

Situation

Heavy rains caused flooding in some areas, which was exacerbated by Cyclone Dineo in February 2017. This led to an increase in diseases such as diarrhea and malaria in some areas.

Higher rainfall compared to the previous season resulted in improved crop and livestock production, thereby significantly reducing households’ vulnerability to food insecurity.

25 Oct 2017 description

Situation

Angola experienced average rainfall during the 2016/17 rainy season except in Cunene Province. Cunene province experienced poor crop production and Cuando Cubango experienced the prevalence of livestock diseases particularly foot-and-mouth, which also resulted in death of cattle.

25 Oct 2017 description

1 INTRODUCTION

The Lesotho Vulnerability Assessment Committee (LVAC) was established in 2002. It is a government led multidisciplinary committee within the Office of the Prime Minister- Disaster Management Authority (DMA). Its membership consists of Government Ministries and Departments, United Nations Organizations, NonGovernmental organizations and the Private Sector. It is mandated to carry out livelihood vulnerability analysis and its aim is to provide timely analysis for emergency interventions as well as medium to long-term programming.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP successfully migrated the SCOPE Platform (a digital beneficiary registration and management platform) to support the people residing at Tongogara Refugee Camp, culminating in 2,700 refugees redeeming their assistance using the SCOPE card.

  • 2017 Productive Assets Creation cycle (PAC) registered an increase in the number of assets being created and rehabilitated from 55 in 2016 to 119 in 2017, as WFP gears up its resilience activities.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • August marked three months since the first Maano transaction. In three months, the Maano app has helped smallholder farmers in 28 rural communities sell 120.65 metric tons of their produce, worth 377,000 kwachas.

  • As a result of supplementary funding from the Government of Zambia WFP will be able to scale Up the Home-Grown School Meals from the current 1, 060, 770 children to about 1,500,000 children by 2018. This will result in about 15 additional districts being included on the HGSM programme.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlight

  • WFP in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC) and the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) undertook Regional and National Consultations to explore the possibility of private sector support to the school feeding programme through a formalised partnership strategy.

19 Oct 2017 description

Food insecurity outcomes to worsen for households in cereal deficit parts of the region in the coming months

Key Messages

18 Oct 2017 description

by Andrew Mambondiyani | Thomson Reuters Foundation

NYANYADZI, Zimbabwe, Oct 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In this drought-prone region of eastern Zimbabwe, relying on rain to grow crops no longer makes sense.

That's one reason Joseph Zviuya, a small-scale farmer in the Nyanyadzi area, looks with satisfaction at the canal near his fields that is now overflowing with irrigation water.

"This water is our lifeline; without this irrigation scheme we are hopeless," the farmer in Zimbabwe's Chimanimani district told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

16 Oct 2017 description

We can combat global hunger and malnutrition, but it takes a holistic approach to ensure long-lasting impact

World hunger is on the rise. Today, nearly one in 10 people around the world suffer from hunger.

The solution to combatting hunger seems simple — get food to people in need when they need it. And while we have answered the call time and time again in response to crises and humanitarian need, supporting food security requires much more than filling people’s bellies.

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

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • With support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), UNICEF provided safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene messages to 15,897 drought-affected people in 5 districts, from January to September 2017. Since the start of the DFID-funded programme in July 2016 and up to September 2017, a total of 131,267 people (51% female) gained access to WASH services in 33 communities, 25 primary schools and 4 health centres in 5 districts (Berea, Mafeteng, Thaba Tseka, Quthing and Botha Bothe).

16 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

The 2015–2016 El Niño phenomenon resulted in the worst drought in 35 years for much of southern Africa.
In the eight most-affected countries (Angola, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia,
Swaziland and Zimbabwe), an estimated 16.1 million people required assistance between December 2016 and March 2017, including some 5 million children who required urgent humanitarian assistance.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Kristin Myers

Despite global hunger levels falling, one in nine worldwide still face hunger. Here are the ‘ten hungriest’ countries according to the 2017 Global Hunger Index.