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17 Jan 2018 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 23,563 drought-affected people in five districts. Since the start of the DFID-funded programme in July 2016 and up to December 2017, a total of 131,267 people (51 per cent female) gained access to WASH services in 45 communities, 34 primary schools and 4 health centres in 5 districts (Berea, Mafeteng,
    Thaba Tseka, Quthing and Botha Bothe).

16 Jan 2018 description

Climate change is helping drive a "silent crisis" as drought lingers, aid officials say

By Sally Hayden

ANKILIBEVAHAVOLA, Madagascar, Jan 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every morning, residents of this village in southern Madagascar's Amboasary Sud district set off on an eight-hour round-trip journey to collect water from the nearest river.

14 Jan 2018 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • La production nationale de riz (paddy) est estimée à un peu plus de 3,1 millions de tonnes en 2017, soit 20 pour cent de moins qu’en 2016 et 19 pour cent de moins que la moyenne des trois précédentes années (2013-2015).

  • Ce recul de la production est principalement dû à un démarrage tardif de la saison des pluies et à une sécheresse sévère qui a tout particulièrement touché les principales régions productrices de riz du nord, du centre et de l’est en milieu de campagne.

14 Jan 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cyclone Ava brings heavy rains to eastern regions in early 2018

  • Rice production in 2017 estimated at well belowaverage level mainly reflecting dry conditions in main-producing areas

  • Prices of rice in 2017 up on annual basis, mostly on account of tighter supplies

  • Moderate improvement in food security situation in southern regions, but conditions worsened in southeastern areas due to weather shocks

Heavy rains impact coastal regions in early 2018

10 Jan 2018 description

This report assesses the potential for strengthening ‘shock-sensitive’ social protection in Malawi. Bringing together recent experiences and knowledge, it analyses the ways in which existing social protection system components can more effectively prepare for and address the impacts of events that result in humanitarian emergency response. It provides clear options and recommendations for a more shock-sensitive social protection approach in Malawi.

The report focuses on the following social protection system components:

09 Jan 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Busani Bafana

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 9 2018 (IPS) - Conditioned that ploughing is the sure way to produce crops, Zimbabwean farmer Handrixious Zvomarima surprised himself by trying a different method. He planted cowpea seeds directly without tilling the land. It worked.

The new method tripled Zvomarima’s cowpea yield when many farmers did not harvest a crop following the El Nino-induced drought which affected more than 40 million people in Southern Africa.

09 Jan 2018 description

ANTANANARIVO – A la demande du gouvernement de Madagascar à travers le VAC (Vulnerability Assessment Committee) représenté par le Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et Catastrophes, le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) finance une analyse approfondie des marchés dans 56 communes du sud et sud-est du pays, deux régions à vulnérabilité socio-économique accrue, et exposées aux catastrophes naturelles récurrentes.

08 Jan 2018 description

This Synthesis Report consolidates the evidence and lessons learned from the DFID-funded Shock-Responsive Social Protection Systems research programme, drawing on six country case studies and an international literature review (among other outputs).

08 Jan 2018 description
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Case study report

This case study report (policy brief here and Portuguese version here explores responses to climatic and economic shocks in Mozambique, and analyses whether social protection can play a greater role.

08 Jan 2018 description
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Case study report

This Lesotho case study report (policy brief here) draws on fieldwork in October 2016, which looked at the extent to which social protection interventions and systems formed part of the response by the government and its partners to the El-Niño-induced drought and food insecurity of 2015-16. We also consider the potential for using these programmes and systems to address future shocks and provide a set of policy and operational recommendations.

02 Jan 2018 description

Project code:OSRO/ZIM/603/USA

Objective:

To safeguard farmers’ livelihoods, avert hunger and make up for the loss of productive assets many communities experienced as a result of the El Niño-induced drought.

Key partners:

2 NGOs – LEAD and World Vision, Government line ministries and district extension workers.

Beneficiaries reached:

02 Jan 2018 description

Full title of the project: Assistance d'urgence aux ménages vulnérables affectés par la sécheresse et les effets de El Niño

Target areas: sud de Madagascar

Recipient: Madagascar
Donor: Belgium

Contribution:USD 500 000

Project code:OSRO/MAG/603/BEL

02 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 1.9 million
Total children (<18) in need: 932,000
Total people to be reached: 770,000
Total children to be reached: 362,000

2018 programme targets:

Nutrition
- 25,000 children under 5 with SAM admitted to therapeutic treatment sites
- 362,000 children under 5 supplemented with vitamin A, dewormed and screened for acute malnutrition twice in 2018

02 Jan 2018 description

Project code:OSRO/SFS/603/UK

Objective:

To improve the food and nutrition security of vulnerable households, while protecting and restoring agriculture-based livelihood opportunities.

Key partners:

Government ministries, NGOs

Beneficiaries reached:

181 292 households (906 460 people) – about 55% were headed by women.

Activities implemented:

31 Dec 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2017 description

Most households in Southern Africa depend on maize as their main source of food and energy, given the high volumes and ease with which it is produced. Alternative food crops that are consumed as substitutes include rice, wheat, sorghum, millet, and tubers such as cassava and potatoes. Consumption of these substitutes occurs mainly when maize is not available or among those households in areas where such substitutes are more easily available (for example, cassava in northern Mozambique).

31 Dec 2017 description

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