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Comoros + 3 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (15 to 21 April 2014)

Comoros:
UNESCO and the Indian Ocean Commission sent experts from 16 to 18 April to assess the cracked soil and landslide in Anjouan, following rains from Tropical Cyclone Hellen and an earlier 4.8 magnitude earthquake on 12 March 2014. Both experts recommended that in some parts of the village La Mahale, displaced people can return to their homes, but not to all parts of the village.

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Comoros + 2 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (8 to 14 April 2014)

Comoros:

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Comoros + 4 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (1 to 7 April 2014)

Comoros:
Moderate Tropical Cyclone Hellen reportedly affected around 8,800 people to date, according to ongoing assessments by the General Directorate of Civil Protection (DGSC) and the Red Crescent. Government is leading the response with the assistance of UN Agencies and the Red Crescent.

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Comoros: Cyclone Hellen Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRKM005

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Since 24 March, Comoros was hit by heavy rains, particularly on the island of Anjouan. The storm alert as a result of cyclone Hellen in the Mozambique Channel was issued on 26 March. Based on the intensity of the rain and the strong winds the Comorian civil security increased the alert to yellow 29 March. In the following days the rain intensified and spread to Grande Comore and Moheli, exacerbated by Cyclone Hellen.

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Comoros Islands: Cyclone Hellen (as of 2 April 2014)

Hellen passed the Comoros as a moderate tropical cyclone on 29 March, coming within 50 km of the island of Mohéli, with wind speeds of 105 km/h and 5m waves recorded. The Meterological Services recommended the application of vigilance alert on 28 March, which has been upgraded to yellow and orange alerts respectively on 29 and 30 March which led to the closure of the international airport and schools. Anjouan island was the most affected. Authorities are still conducting assessments, which will provide more information on damage and people affected.

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Madagascar + 2 others
Flash Update: Thousands affected in Comoros and Mozambique; alerts lifted in Madagascar

Over 3,900 ha of rice fields have been submerged in flood waters in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Hellen in an area that was already struggling with a locust outbreak in the last months.

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Madagascar + 2 others
Impact of Hellen less than feared; needs assessments continue

The storm passed the Comoros over the weekend, and made landfall in Madagascar on Monday. Needs assessments are ongoing and pre-positioned aid supplies are mobilized.

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Comoros Islands Cyclone Hellen (as of 01 April 2014)

Cyclone Hellen: Tropical Cyclone Hellen passed the Comoros as a moderate tropical cyclone on 29 and 30 March. Damage to houses and infrastructure is being reported.
Relief supplies are being dispatched.
Assessment results will provide a more detailed picture of needs over the next few days

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Burundi + 14 others
Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands Region Representation Office Long Term Planning Framework 2012-2015 Version 2

  1. Who are we?

The IFRC Regional Representation for Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, as part of the IFRC Africa Zone, supports National Societies (NS) to train and mobilise volunteers to respond to emergencies and to make communities more resilient to risks. It aims to make this work sustainable by bringing evidence-based cases of the benefits of Red Cross/Red Crescent volunteer action to new and existing stakeholders in the humanitarian and development sector.

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Mozambique + 4 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (11 to 17 March 2014)

Mozambique: Flood Update

As of 14 March:

  • 7 basins are on alert: Pungué, Zambeze, Limpopo, Messalo, Lugenda, Incomáti and Maputo
  • Maputo, Umbeluzi, Incomáti and Limpopo Basins in Southern Mozambique (and also covering Swaziland) are at risk of inflows due to rains.

Rains from 12 and 13 March affected most districts of Maputo province. In Maputo city, a total of 262 houses in informal settlements have flooded.

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Madagascar + 14 others
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin: Issue 14, February 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 2012/13 rainfall season was erratic, with torrential rainfall early in the season followed by dry conditions over parts of the region.

  • Insufficient rains and droughtlike conditions in the west and south-west of the region led to a poor agricultural season and death of livestock, resulting in heightened food insecurity.

  • Armyworm and red locust outbreaks in Southern Africa, although largely contained, may lead to secondary outbreaks this year.

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Zimbabwe + 14 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review Southern Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, complex emergencies, environmental degradation, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Madagascar + 3 others
Indian Ocean Islands: Development Operational Plan 2014

1. Executive Summary

The Indian Ocean Islands is a region prone to natural disasters. In recent years, the number and severity of emergencies have been significant with cyclones, floods, droughts, and volcanic eruptions affecting the region, along with the major Indian Ocean tsunami, food security problems, and occasional man-made disasters. In addition, chronic threats posed by the high prevalence of HIV and AIDS, malaria and malnutrition further weaken community resilience.

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Somalia + 14 others
Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Regional Representation Office (EAIOIRO): Development Operational Plan 2014

1. Executive Summary

Situated in a region prone to man-made, natural, slow-onset or rapid complex emergencies, the IFRC EAIOIRO supports Red Cross and Red Crescent (RC / RC) National Societies in humanitarian response and enhancing communities’ capacity to be more resilient to hazards and risks.

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Zimbabwe + 14 others
Southern Africa: Humanitarian Overview (as of January 2014)

The region is prone to multiple, frequently repeating and compounding shocks, which occur against a backdrop of poverty and have severe impacts on food and livelihood security.

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Namibia + 15 others
Southern Africa: Relevant Humanitarian Events (2013)

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World + 15 others
L’AFD soutient 15 nouveaux projets d’Organisations françaises de la société civile pour un montant de 8,9 millions d’euros

Le Comité spécialisé du Conseil d’Administration de l’AFD pour l’appui aux initiatives des ONG s’est réuni le 17 décembre 2013. Il a approuvé l’attribution de 15 subventions.

AIDES - Accès à la prévention et aux traitements du VIH/sida en Afrique et dans les Caraïbes