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10 Aug 2017 description

This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator in Lesotho in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It is issued by the Humanitarian Country Team. It covers the period from 31 May 2017 up to 7 August 2017.

09 Aug 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF provided eight water tanker trucks to the Government of Namibia to support water-stressed communities in seven drought-affected regions. UNICEF also provided 15,000 bednets in support of the malaria outbreak response which has affected more than 11,900 people in the first quarter of 2017.

09 Aug 2017 description

Near average maize grain prices recorded as harvesting concludes across the country

Key Messages

08 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Results of SMART surveys conducted, in seven livelihood zones, in May 2017 show a slight improvement in nutrition in Malawi, with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) prevalence declining from 2.5 per cent in May 2016 to 2.2 per cent in May 2017. Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) also declined from 0.5 to 0.3 per cent in the same period.

08 Aug 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 12,323 people assisted under Health and Nutrition in June.

  • 9,258 refugees assisted in June.

Highlights

  • WFP supports the Government of Zimbabwe to develop a Home Grown School Feeding strategy for the country.

  • Productive Assets Creation programme scaled up from 7 districts in 2016, to 11 in 2017.

  • Seasonal Livelihood Programming extended to Matobo District, bringing the total number of Districts covered to 13.

08 Aug 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 2.1 million food insecure people

  • 175,233 (May), 119,979 (June) reached w ith FFA/ GFD

  • 59,430 (May), 98,337 (June) children received school meals

  • 8,715 (May)/25,929 (June) received nutrition support

Highlights

  • WFP gradually scales down the El Niño drought response as food security situation improves and enhances its focus on pro-resilience activities.

08 Aug 2017 description

The Lesotho Vulnerability Assessment Committee (LVAC) conducted the annual vulnerability assessment in June 2017, which shows a Food Insecure Population by Year large improvement in food security, in comparison to the previous years. The LVAC assesses food security, nutrition and WASH needs in the 10 districts of Lesotho. In 2017, for the first time, the LVAC also assessed urban vulnerability.

07 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • La Banque mondiale soutient les efforts du pays pour accélérer la réforme foncière à travers deux projets soutenant la sécurité alimentaire, la protection sociale, la croissance agricole, et la sécurisation foncière.

  • Le gouvernement malgache prévoit la sécurisation de 500 000 parcelles auprès de 180 communes.

  • La commune rurale d’Andriambilany pilote une réforme foncière. Après avoir identifié 17 000 parcelles non titrées, la commune a délivré 2 800 certificats fonciers en l’espace de deux mois.

05 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The World Bank is supporting Madagascar’s efforts to accelerate land reform through two projects promoting food security, social protection, agricultural growth, and secure land tenure.

  • The Government of Madagascar is planning to regularize land tenure for 500,000 parcels of land in 180 communes.

  • The rural commune of Andriambilany is piloting land tenure reform. Having identified 17,000 parcels of land without a title, the commune issued 2,800 land certificates within a two-month period.

04 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners have provided lifesaving treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) to 250 children aged 0-59 months and 5,088 children aged 6-59 months during the period January to June 2017.

  • A total of 54,252 caregivers have been reached with key messages on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF)

  • 219,859 children 6-59 months have been provided with Vitamin A Supplementation (VAS).

04 Aug 2017 description

8 August has been confirmed as the starting date of the relocation exercise to transfer refugees from Mussungue reception centre to the Lóvua site.

The rate of new refugee arrivals to Angola remains low with an average of 1 to 5 per day.

Malaria infection rates decreased in Cacanda reception centre with morbidity of 28 per cent (decrease from 47 per cent in the past week).

KEY FIGURES

04 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Final results of UNICEF-led nutrition SMART surveys in the Grand Sud show Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) prevalence classified as “high” (>10%) in three districts according to WHO standards. The most recent Integrated Phase Classification for Acute Malnutrition exercise (IPC AM, July 2017) classified these same districts in “serious” acute malnutrition phase 3.

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

04 Aug 2017 description

Key points:

  • Food prices remain stable

  • Households in the south are under more stress than those in the north

  • The use of some food-related negative coping strategies has fallen in rural areas

  • Fewer poorer households are using negative coping strategies

Situation update

04 Aug 2017 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationLourens Swanepoel, Associate lecturer, University of Venda
Steven Belmain Professor of Ecology, University of Greenwich