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02 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Funds will be used to address the WASH, nutrition, health, education, child protection, C4D and emergency cash needs of children and their families affected by disasters in 2018.
07 Dec 2017 description
Global food supplies are high due to strong cereal harvests, but localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity.
27 Nov 2017 description
Normal to above-normal rainfall is predicted for January to March 2018. While conducive to agricultural production, the rains will inevitably lead to flooding, and tropical cyclones will likely affect Indian Ocean countries.
19 Oct 2017 description
International community must act swiftly, and on a large scale. The worm reportedly has a foothold in 28 nations in Africa, and it feeds on crops that include maize, consumed by more than 200 million Africans.
27 Jun 2017 description
After two consecutive poor harvests, increased supply has lowered prices to pre-2015-flood levels, reducing the prevalence of negative coping strategies.
09 Jun 2017 description
Protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry with some 37 countries, 28 of which are in Africa, requiring external assistance for food.
04 May 2017 description
Tackling the pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires coordinated action, a massive awareness campaign, scientific innovation and multi-institutional collaboration.
29 Mar 2017 description
report IRIN
El Niño-induced droughts have left four million people needing food aid. This year, good rains had raised hopes of a decent harvest, but now the fall armyworm is dashing them for many farmers.
22 Mar 2017 description
A fall armyworm outbreak is causing considerable crop damage in seven countries in the region, concurrently with a cyclone in Madagascar, flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
16 Feb 2017 description
Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and is currently affecting crops in at least seven countries in the region.
09 Feb 2017 description
More than 129,000ha in Zambia have been affected, while 5,471ha are reported to be damaged in Malawi. Slow responses by governments could result in cuts in household production.
24 Jan 2017 description
The consistent rainfall is in some cases not allowing households to weed their crops, so yields in some parts of the region may likely be adversely affected by these continuous heavy rains.