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Southern Africa Weekly Report (19 - 25th May 2015)

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Regional Overview


According to the latest report from the Ministry of Agriculture, maize production is expected to decrease by 49 per cent compared to last year, and for all cereals (maize, sorghum, pearl and finger millet) a 649,859 ton deficit is predicted (requirements: 1,458,688 tons; available food production: 808,829 tons).
Sources: 2nd Round Crop Assessment Report, Zimbabwe Ministry of Agriculture.

United Republic of Tanzania

As of 22 May, a cholera outbreak in Tanzania's lakeside Kagunga area has killed two locals and 29 Burundian refugees, adding to the serious challenges created by the forced population displacement from Burundi.

Some 3,000 cases have been reported, and numbers are increasing at 300-400 new cases per day, particularly in Kagunga and nearby areas.

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