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29 Sep 2017 description

Executive Summary

DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND BACKGROUND CONTEXT

In just the last 36 years, Malawi has experienced eight major droughts, affecting more than 24 million people1. The impact, frequency, and spread of drought in Malawi have intensified in the past four decades and are likely to worsen with climate change, compounded by other factors, such as population growth and environmental degradation.

28 Sep 2017 description

CERF enables fast, flexible and needs-based support for people affected by humanitarian emergencies. The UN General Assembly established the fund in 2005 to provide timely assistance in crises. Since its operational launch in 2006, CERF has developed a reputation for its ability to kick-start humanitarian action, scale up the response to emergencies and serve as a lifeline for people struggling to survive in the world’s most underfunded crises.

28 Sep 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production recovers strongly in 2017 to above-average level, mostly reflecting improved weather conditions

  • Maize meal prices decline to lower year-on-year levels, mainly reflecting reduced import costs and improved supply situation

  • Food security conditions improve in 2017/18

Cereal production recovers in 2017

28 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Ahmed Khan

It is mid-morning in Katana Village, Ward 2, Mudzi District, Mashonaland East Province in Zimbabwe. There is a slight breeze on this otherwise warm winter day. Nyaradzai Masimba aged 21, a mother of two children Pretty Bhurashu a girl aged 1yr 9 months and Brendon Bhurashu a boy aged 4 months old prepares traditional food for her family. This household is fortunate on this day. The children are healthy; the baby is feeding well; and the young mother has a smile on her face.

27 Sep 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Charles Mkoka

LILONGWE, Sep 27 2017 (IPS) - Lydia Katengeza, a community vaccinator with the Nathenje Community Vaccination Association (NCVA), wakes up as early as 5 a.m., ready with her I-2 vaccine vial in a storage container in her hand. She moves from one house to another, visiting each poultry farmer. All of them are alerted a day in advance so that they don’t release their free-range chickens in the morning.

27 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Integrated food security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis shows that 837,000 people are in IPC phase 3 or 4 and will not be able to meet their food requirements from December 2017 to March 2018. The Humanitarian Response Committee is yet to be convened to map out the response

  • WFP continues to work with Government on the finalisation of the Malawi National Social Support Policy framework. The Framework’s designs have a strong focus on resilience and effective social protection systems.

27 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is shifting the focus of its operations towards resilience strengthening. 14 priority communes have been identified for Food Assistance for Assets resilience strengthening activities.

  • Early recovery activities implemented in the targeted ENAWO cyclone affected areas aiming to support communities for restoring damaged infrastructure ended in August.

27 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • 36,500 people in Leribe, Berea, Maseru, Mafeteng and Mohale’s Hoek received food support from USAID/PEPFAR under the categories of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, people receiving antiretroviral therapy or treatment for tuberculosis and orphans and vulnerable children.

  • 11,166 children aged 6-23 months in Mokhotlong,
    Thaba-Tseka, and Mohale’s Hoek received super cereal plus under the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme.

27 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • In August 2017, WFP assisted 8,088 people through the Food by Prescription programme.

  • Due to funding shortfalls, a pipeline break is expected in September 2017 for WFP’s Food by Prescription programme.

  • Assistance to Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) resumed in August 2017, reaching 28,000 beneficiaries by the end of the month.

  • The 2017 Vulnerability Analysis Assessment has recently been completed, with results showing that many are still recovering from the 2016/2017 drought.

27 Sep 2017 description

On 22 September 2017, H. E. Dr. Sun Xianghua, the Ambassador of P. R. China to Lesotho attended the agricultural donation ceremony by the China-Lesotho People to People Friendship Action Fund (CLPPFA) to the vulnerable farmers in Maseru. Hon. Keketso Sello, Minister of Mining, Hon. Lehlohonolo Moramotse, Minister of Public Works and Transport, Hon. Chalane Phori, Minister of Small Business, Cooperatives and Marketing, Hon. Thabo Sofonia, MP of Thaba Bosiu Constituency, Mr.

22 Sep 2017 description

Normal food consumption to continue into the lean period in most parts of the country

Key Messages

22 Sep 2017 description

Stable acute food insecurity outcomes continue in most parts of the region

Key Messages

21 Sep 2017 description

El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos

21 Sep 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne la hausse des récoltes dans les pays aux plus faibles revenus et plus importants déficits vivriers

21 Sep 2017 description

Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output

FAO report notes rebounding harvests in most low-income food-deficit countries

21 September 2017, Rome-- Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

21 Sep 2017 description
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The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region. Calculated each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. By raising awareness and understanding of regional and country differences in hunger, the GHI aims to trigger actions to reduce hunger.

21 Sep 2017 description

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Violence and conflict during political activities is widespread and they have a disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities (PWDs) in a multitude of ways. Through a number of factors, conflict situations also contribute to extreme mental, emotional, and physical harm to individuals with disabilities (acquired through conflict or otherwise), their families and the community at large. These harms and their after-effects can last for year’s even decades, causing further stress between and within communities.

20 Sep 2017 description

20 September 2017, Harare - The United Nations Team in Zimbabwe, in support of national development priorities and in partnership with development partners, reiterates its commitments articulated under the 2016-2020 Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF).

The United Nations, through the ZUNDAF, continues its support in poverty reduction, advancing good governance and gender equality, and enhancing service delivery in education, health, water and sanitation, protection, and food and nutrition security.