Epidemiological weeks 32-35 of 2009 N. of Reporting Units 17/17 Population under surveillance 869 375
− The number of people under surveillance for this reporting period is 869,375 out of 1,073,303 (81%) Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA in the Gaza Strip.
Preparation for 2004/05 Agricultural Season: Main Challenges and Constraints
A few weeks before the start of the 2004/05 season, the availability of agricultural inputs is still uncertain. Prospects of a good season are dampened by the difficulty to access agricultural inputs by most farmers.
GMB Expected to Play Pivotal role in Mobilising Surplus Grain for Re–distribution
Low Sanitation Coverage a Cause for Concern in Kariba District
Health officials now fear that cholera may be endemic in Nyaminyami area of Kariba District. Nyaminyami, located in the North Western part of Mashonaland West province in Kariba District is still reporting sporadic cases of cholera with seven suspected cases treated at Mola clinic between April and May 2004.
Crop Production Figures Essential For Planning
The United Nations Humanitarian Co-ordinator has underscored the need for well-researched crop production figures for proper planning of programmes. In normal circumstances a joint FAO/WFP and Government of Zimbabwe Crop and Food Supply Assessment is the basis for estimating the size of the harvest. The CFSAM is only conducted with the agreement and participation of the Government.
More Needed To Fight Malaria
UN Team and Ambassadors Visit Matebeleland South Province
UN launches Consolidated Appeal for Zimbabwe
Malaria Cases Increasing Countrywide
Water Treatment Chemicals for Harare City
Residents of Harare and the surrounding satellite towns of Norton, Ruwa and Chitungwiza are now getting a constant supply of clean water after having experienced irregular supplies from late November to mid December 2003.
This has been made possible by a grant of US$200,000 (ZW$1.3 billion at market rate) from the United States government through USAID for the purchase of water treatment chemicals.
Planning the 2004 humanitarian interventions
Planning to adapt the 2004 humanitarian programme to the current situation is well underway. A mid-year review of the Consolidated Appeal was held on the 4th of December. This followed a humanitarian-planning meeting held in October, at which time critical priorities were reviewed. The major causal factors of the crisis were agreed to be:
- The macro economic policy environment;
World AIDS day celebrated with the launch of a new initiative
Cholera outbreak in the northern provinces
FAO agriculture update
GoZ plans for agricultural assistance
GoZ sign Memorandum of Understanding with World Food Programme
WFP and the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the WFP Emergency Operation (EMOP 10290). The MoU, signed on 25 September 2003, is the basic document that sets out the framework by which food aid sourced through WFP is distributed in Zimbabwe. The agreement defines the target beneficiaries, the beneficiary selection criteria, the roles of partner agencies and relevant government officials in the beneficiary registration and distribution process.
Humanitarian Assistance Modalities
The UN Resident/Humanitarian Co-ordinator issued the statement given below on humanitarian assistance modalities in Zimbabwe. The statement, issued on Wednesday, 10 September, was developed from a series of meetings held between the UN, Government, NGOs and donors, as part of building a shared understanding with all the parties involved in the humanitarian programme in Zimbabwe:
Clarification sought on new guidelines for NGO operations in humanitarian assistance