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19 Jan 2019 description

Key Messages

This Market Fundamentals report for Mozambique presents findings to inform regular market monitoring and analysis for all regions of the country. The information gathered serves as essential input to food security monitoring and analysis and can be used to support the design of food assistance programs.

This report is based on desk research, fieldwork using Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) techniques, and a stakeholder workshop held in Maputo from August 9–11, 2016.

19 Jan 2019 description

Locally grown rice and vegetables are flourishing in Mozambique’s Massangena district, a testament to the success of an agriculture and rural development project that has brought massive dividends to inhabitants of the traditional farming region, once seen as semi-arid.

19 Jan 2019 description
report New Vision

By Gerald Tenywa

UWA’s Public Relations manager, Bashir Hangi, said the items will support 200 people from 34 families, staying at Bukalasi, which was the epicenter of the flash floods on October 11th, 2018.

BUDUDA - Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has donated items worth sh10m to Bududa landslide victims, through a local church at Bukalasi.

The donation is in response to a request for garden tools made to UWA, by the victims.

18 Jan 2019 description

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18 Jan 2019 description

Operational Updates

  • In December, WFP assisted 457,700 people across DPR Korea, distributing 1,060 mt of food. This assistance was focused on some of the most vulnerable children under five (332,000 were assisted in December), as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women in areas outside the capital where food and nutrition security are fragile.

18 Jan 2019 description

Operational Updates Refugee Programme

• The profiling exercise carried out by WFP, UNHCR and the Malawi Government has been finalised. Preliminary results indicate that 92 percent of the refugees are dependent on food assistance. In general, 76 percent of the population is classified as “highly vulnerable” and stopping food assistance would pose a major risk to their lives.

18 Jan 2019 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationTania Prinsloo
Lecturer in Informatics, University of Pretoria, University of Pretoria

South Africa is in the middle of a severe outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Although it’s not harmful to humans, it causes mouth ulcers and foot lesions in hoofed animals such as cattle, goats and camels, making them lame.

18 Jan 2019 description

Food Security Snapshot

  • Above average cereal harvest gathered in 2018
  • Import requirements similar to average levels
  • Food prices largely stable, following seasonal trends
  • Humanitarian assistance needed for vulnerable people

Above average cereal harvest gathered in 2018

18 Jan 2019 description

À la fin du mois de décembre 2018, 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour la Syrie (3RP) nécessitaient 24,93 milliards de dollars pour assister 97,9 millions de personnes ayant un besoin urgent d’assistance humanitaire. Les financements requis restaient identiques à ceux enregistrés à fin du mois de novembre 2018. Les plans sont financés à hauteur de 14,58 milliards de dollars, comblant 58,5% des besoins financiers pour 2018.

18 Jan 2019 description

Executive Summary

  • This FEWS NET Enhanced Market Analysis (EMA) report presents findings to inform regular market monitoring and analysis in southern Malawi. The information can be used to support the design of food security programs, including but not limited to informing a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bellmon determination in advance of an FY 2019 USAID Community Development Fund-supported (CDF) Development Food Security Activity (DFSA).

18 Jan 2019 description

Executive Summary

  • This FEWS NET Enhanced Market Analysis (EMA) report presents findings to inform regular market monitoring and analysis in southern Madagascar. The information can be used to support the design of food security programs, including but not limited to informing a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bellmon determination in advance of an FY 2019 USAID Funded activity.

18 Jan 2019 description

Executive Summary

Between May and July 2018, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) carried out an Enhanced Market Analysis (EMA) in Turkana, Marsabit, Isiolo, Baringo, Samburu, and Kitui counties (Figure 2), Kenya in advance of a FY19 FFP-funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA), which is anticipated to include a mix of Title II and Community Development Funds.

18 Jan 2019 description

Description of the disaster

29 December 2018: Tropical Depression (TD) Usman made landfall in the vicinity of Borongan, Eastern Samar and weakened into a Low-Pressure Area.

PRC escalates preparations at the chapter and National HQ levels and started to deploy ERUs, rapid assessment teams, assets, equipment and personnel to the likely affected areas.

31 December 2018: IFRC allocates 242,368 Swiss francs (CHF) from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society's readiness measures.

18 Jan 2019 description

Increased seasonal rainfall is forecast to relieve dryness throughout southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. An erratic rainfall distribution since the Short-Rains season has caused dryness in Somalia,
    Ethiopia, and Kenya.

  2. Continued below average rainfall since October has resulted in widespread dryness throughout southern Africa.

  3. Poor rainfall has led to anomalous dryness across Madagascar. Heavy rainfall forecast later this month is expected to provide relief.

17 Jan 2019 description

BALTIMORE, Jan. 17, 2019—Insufficient rainfall that led to failed harvests in 2017 and 2018, along with ongoing pockets of conflict and insecurity in West Africa, has caused spikes in the prices of staple cereals and left up to 2.5 million across the region without enough food to meet their daily needs.

17 Jan 2019 description
report Inter Press Service

By Emilio Godoy

FELIPE CARRILLO PUERTO, Mexico, Jan 17 2019 (IPS) - “I couldn’t plant my cornfield in May, because it rained too early. I lost everything,” lamented Marcos Canté, an indigenous farmer, as he recounted the ravages that climate change is wreaking on this municipality on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.