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Global Weather Hazards Summary April 4-10, 2014

Weakened Tropical Cyclone Hellen expected to make landfall in Mozambique

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locally heavy rainfall throughout central Tanzania during the last seven days has resulted in isolated flooding, damages to infrastructure, displaced populations, and damages to crops and livestock in the Kagera, Singida, and Dodoma provinces.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 March – 1 April

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 19 - 25 March

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

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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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Global Weather Hazards Summary March 21-27, 2014

Rains maintain flooding and ground saturation risks throughout southern Africa

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1.Heavy rains over the past several weeks have destroyed houses, damaged infrastructure, and displaced local residents over the Kitwe region of north-central Zambia. Moderate to heavy rains forecast during the next week could maintain elevated risks for localized flooding over many areas of the region.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 11 - 18 March

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 04 – 11 March

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 February – 04 March

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 18 - 25 February

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Study merges worldwide data on sex assaults on women

02/12/2014 00:01 GMT

by Richard INGHAM

PARIS, February 12, 2014 (AFP) - Worldwide, one woman in 14 has been sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner, according to the first global estimate of the problem, published on Wednesday.

Its authors said that despite important gaps in data, the overall picture was clear: sex attacks on women are a big and widely overlooked problem.

Reporting in The Lancet, researchers carried out an overview of investigations in 56 countries.

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Africans Give Govts Failing Marks On Power, Water Supplies

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Cape Town — Although two of every three Africans believe their governments are performing well in the fight against HIV and Aids, fewer approve of their delivery of basic health services and education, and most say governments are failing to provide enough power, water and sanitation.

These are the findings of a new report from Afrobarometer, the 34-country survey which is becoming recognised as Africa's most comprehensive indicator of public opinion.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 17 December – 07 January

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 10 – 17 December

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 03 – 10 December

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 26 November – 3 December

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 19 – 26 November

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 12 – 19 November

Viet Nam has been affected by both Cyclone Podul and Typhoon Haiyan over the past ten days. At least 41 people have been killed in rains triggered by Podul, adding to the 14 people killed during Haiyan.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 5 – 12 November

Snapshot 5 – 12 November

In Syria, the opposition agreed to participate in international peace talks in Geneva under the condition that President al-Assad is excluded from any transitional government, which constitutes a major obstacle to the initiation of the process as the Government stated it will not enter discussion if this demand is upheld. The peace dialogue has been repeatedly postponed and will not go ahead as planned in November. To date, the overall number of Syrian refugees is over 2.2 million and the number of people in need in the country stands at 9.3 million.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 29 October – 5 November

Snapshot 29 October – 5 November

In Syria, the opposition remains divided over their participation to proposed peace talks in Geneva, with a decision being expected by 9 November. In Damascus, the Government repeated that it will not enter discussions if President al-Assad is forced to resign. While the overall number of Syrian refugees went over 2.2 million, revised estimates indicated that the number of people in need in Syria has increased from 6.8 million in April to 9.3 million in late October. An estimated 6.5 million are internally displaced.