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Malawi + 14 others
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin: Issue 16, July 2014

The region is characterized by high levels of vulnerability but recent momentum around the resilience-building agenda in Lesotho and Malawi shows great promise.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 15 others
IOM Regional Strategy for Southern Africa 2014-2016

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IOM Strategy Responds to Complex Migration Challenges in Southern Africa

Southern Africa experiences all types of movements such as mixed and irregular migration, labour migration and forced migration, including displacement due to conflict and natural disasters. These migration flows involve over four million economically active persons, and an additional unspecified number of undocumented migrants, including many vulnerable populations such as women and children.

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 4 others
Indian Ocean Islands Annual Report 2013 (MAA64002)

This report covers the period 01/01/13 to 31/12/13.

Overview

Highlights of 2013 include: The Indian Ocean Islands (IOI) office organized the first RM workshop in Africa with participation from all National Societies (NS) in the sub-region (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles). Resource mobilisation plans were established and developed during this workshop.

Youth networking in IOI NSs also improved during 2013, and the NS youth coordinators were able to maintain good relations during the year.

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Madagascar + 13 others
Southern Africa: Floods and Cyclones (Rainfall Season Oct 2013 - May 2014)

Situation Overview

During the 2013/2014 rainfall season (October 2013 - May 2014), severe weather events caused flooding in several Southern African countries, with almost all affected by some level of flooding. Nine tropical cyclones were recorded during the season, compared to the seasonal average of ten, of which three made landfall: Hellen, Amara and Deliwe. A total of 383,256 people were affected and 117 deaths reported. 195,000 USD was issued in the form of OCHA emergency cash grants to assist in response activities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Zimbabwe + 13 others
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin: Issue 15, May 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An estimated 383,261 people were affected by floods or storms and at least 117 people lost their lives during the 2013/2014 rainfall season.

  • Tropical Cyclone Hellen, which impacted Mozambique, Comoros and Madagascar in late March, was one of the most powerful cyclones ever recorded in the Mozambique Channel.

  • In Zimbabwe, the more than 15,625 people evacuated remain in dire living conditions.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Government of Mauritius pledges to working towards removing HIV-related restrictions on stay and residence

Report
UNAIDS

The government of Mauritius commits to removing the current stay and residence restrictions for people living with HIV. During a meeting with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé in Port Louis on 18 April, Prime Minister of Mauritius Navin Ramgoolam pledged to setting up a special committee to review and make recommendations towards lifting the remaining travel restrictions in the country.

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Zimbabwe + 13 others
SADC Climate Services Centre - Outlook for April– June 2014

JANUARY– MARCH 2014 RAINFALL HIGHLIGHTS

Significant rainfall was received in most parts of SADC as a result of an active inter-tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and the attendant active tropical incursions into the region. The eastern part of the contiguous SADC and the highland states received the highest rainfall.

The seasonal anomalies to date indicated:

  • Above normal rainfall conditions stretching from eastern Namibia to Southern Mozambique, Mauritius and parts of Madagascar

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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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World + 23 others
Réduire la pauvreté et investir dans le capital humain : le nouveau rôle des filets sociaux en Afrique - Études de cas dans 22 pays

Report
World Bank

La stratégie de protection sociale de la Banque mondiale pour l’Afrique de 2012 à 2022 met en lumière la nécessité d’établir une base factuelle solide pour étayer la préparation et la mise en œuvre de programmes de protection sociale sur ce continent. Depuis 2009, la Banque mondiale a réalisé des évaluations approfondies des filets sociaux dans 22 pays d’Afrique subsaharienne.

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World + 15 others
Regional food security and water in SADC: The potential for sectoral-synergies within CAADP for the implementation of the SADC Regional Agricultural Policy

Executive Summary

About this study

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) was established by the Assembly of the African Union (AU) in 2003. The Programme’s main aim is to raise agricultural productivity by at least 6% per year while increasing public investment in agriculture to 10% of the annual national budgets. Following an initial focus on interventions at the national level, there is growing awareness of the need to work more on the regional dimensions of the CAADP.

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Papua New Guinea + 5 others
L’UE finance un nouveau projet de l’OIM sur les migrations, l’environnement et les changements climatiques

Posté le sam., mars-01-2014

Suisse - L’OIM lance aujourd’hui un projet de 3 ans financé par l’Union européenne qui permettra de fournir de nouveaux éléments pour élaborer des politiques en matière de migration, d’environnement et de changement climatique dans six pays pilotes.

International Organization for Migration:

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Papua New Guinea + 5 others
EU Backs New IOM Migration, Environment and Climate Change Project

Switzerland - IOM today launched a 3-year, European Union (EU)-funded project which will provide new evidence for policymaking on migration, environment and climate change in six pilot countries.

A consortium of research partnerswill meet today at IOM headquarters in Genevato develop a common research design and methodologies for the six national assessments and country-level household surveys in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Kenya, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea and Viet Nam.

International Organization for Migration:

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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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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GIEWS Country Brief: Mauritius 11-February-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

•Food prices rise marginally towards the end of 2013, but overall national inflation rate remains stable

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Malawi + 3 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (4 to 10 February 2014)

Malawi: Since November 2013, 7,344 households have been affected by rainstorms in 17 districts, of which 1,525 households were affected by floods in Mangochi district.
Sightings of red locusts have been reported around Lake Chilwa, and there are concerns that once nymphs hatch in February/March, these locusts could cause damage to crops. An outbreak of armyworms has also affected 2,601 ha of crop fields in 14 districts.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Mauritius: Tropical Storm Edilson 6 Feb 2014

Tropical Storm Edilson:
Today, 06 February, as at 11h30 Mauritius local time (UTC+4), a Moderate Tropical Storm named Edilson is moving past Mauritius at a distance of around 100km in a south-westerly direction. A warning is in force, with 62 people currently being accommodated in emergency shelters. Schools have been closed since yesterday, as has the airport, although runways are available for emergency landings if necessary.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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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.