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Over 100 flood victim families get houses

Ondjiva - A total of 114 houses were handed over Wednesday to families affected by the floods in Onahumba neighbourhood, outskirst of Ondjiva city, southern Cunene province, during a ceremony chaired by the provincial governor, António Didalelwa.

The residential area is also equipped with health, education and public safety services to benefit 114 families who were in the sheltering centre number 1 and 2.

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Namibia: Plan 2010-2011 (MAANA002) Mid-year Report

Appeal No. MAANA002

This report covers the period 01/10/210 to 30/06/2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: In line with the strategic aims of the Strategy 20201, the Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) expected programme outcome is communities that are resilient to disasters and public health emergencies, with protected livelihoods and strengthened capacity to recover from disasters and crises, with healthy and safe living, social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.

Programme(s) summary: NRCS continued

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WHO Response to the 2009 floods emergency in Namibia: Preventing diseases, saving lives

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

From March 2009, north-central and north-eastern Namibia experienced the worst flooding in decades. The six regions affected were Caprivi, Kavango, Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana and Oshikoto. Nearly 700 000 people (over 30% of Namibia's 2.1. million population) were affected; more than 56 000 people were displaced, 28 932 of whom were accommodated in a hundred relocation camps.1 Many of those affected by the 2009 floods had not yet recovered fully from the floods of 2008, reducing their resiliency to cope with the new disaster.

The MoHSS requested support from WHO

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Angola: Cunene flood victims to get homes

Luanda - A total of 2,500 economic houses are being built in southern Cunene province, to accommodate the victims of the rains that hit the region over the last three years, Angop learned Thursday in Luanda.

The information was released by the minister of Environment, Fátima Jardim.

The official was answering members of the 5th and 6th Commissions of the National Assembly (Angolan Parliament), under the specialised debates of the reviewed State Budget draft.

According to Fátima Jardim, another measure intended to improve the accommodation of the Cunene population is the adoption

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Comoros + 3 others
COMMISSION DECISION of on the financing of humanitarian actions in the south-east African and south-west Indian Ocean region from the general budget of the European Union (ECHO/-FA/BUD/2010/03000)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1, and in particular Articles 2 and 4, and Article 15(3) thereof;

Whereas:

(1) The south-east African and south-west Indian Ocean region is exposed to a wide range of natural disasters, such as floods, cyclones, and volcanic eruptions,

(2) Local communities are very vulnerable to these disasters, the effects of which are compounded by socioeconomic

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Namibia: Floods Emergency Appeal No. MDRNA004 Final Report

Period covered by this Final Report: 25 March 2009 to 31 August 2009.

Appeal target (current): CHF 2,121,518 (USD 1,878,181 or EUR 1,403,594)

Final Appeal coverage: 80%

Appeal history:

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ZIMBABWE: IOM Provides Permanent Housing for Flood Victims

IOM dedicated 693 permanent housing units on May 13, built in partnership with the Civil Protection Unit of the Government of Zimbabwe, for victims of floods in the Country's eastern, Chipinge District.

Nearly 700 families from four flood prone communities including Nyerere, Masimbe, Gumira and Muchayiyana, each received a two-roomed house at an official handover ceremony chaired by the Minister of Local Government and attended by Zimbabwe's Housing and Social Amenities Minister, local authorities and IOM.

Zimbabwe's low lying areas were devastated

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Zambia: Floods DREF Operation No. MDRZM006 Final Report - 12 May 2010

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2009-000068-ZMB

Summary: CHF 132,288 or (USD 117,526 or EUR 86,451) was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 26 March 2009 to support the Zambian Red Cross Society (ZRCS) in delivering emergency assistance to 1,000 households (approximately 6,000 persons) affected by widespread flooding in Zambia.

The 2008/2009 rain season was heavy in January 2009 with all parts of Zambia receiving normal to above normal rainfall.

The heavy precipitation in the country, coupled with heavy rainfall in neighbouring Angola, caused flooding along

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Zambia: Cholera DREF Operation No. MDRZM005 Final Report - 12 May 2010

GLIDE n=B0 EP-2009-000020-ZMD

Summary: CHF 60,959.70 or (USD 54,560 or EUR 41,295) was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC's) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 30,000 families.

Zambia experienced heavy rains beginning of October 2008 that continued in the first quarter of 2009. The excess precipitation led to water logging and caused damage to sanitation infrastructure in most parts of Lusaka. In November 2008, the government of Zambia announced

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Zambia: Cholera DREF operation n° MDRZM005

GLIDE n=B0 EP-2009-000020-ZMD

Summary: CHF 60,959.70 or (USD 54,560 or EUR 41,295) was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC's) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 30,000 families.

Zambia experienced heavy rains beginning of October 2008 that continued in the first quarter of 2009. The excess precipitation led to water logging and caused damage to sanitation infrastructure in most parts of Lusaka. In November 2008, the government of Zambia announced

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Comoros: Emergency Crises Response Project

Report
World Bank
Project Objectives

The Project Development Objective is to increase access to short-term employment and to basic social and economic services in areas affected by the crises, both global and internally-generated.

Project Description

The Project would comprise the following three components:

Component 1: Social safety net (cash-for-work) (US$1.4 million). This component would finance a cash-for-work program to increase access to short-term employment in areas affected by the global economic crisis. This component would finance laborintensive sub-projects.

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Angola Appeal No. MAAOA001 Annual Report

In Brief

Programme Purpose: Angola Red Cross (ARC) programmes activities are based on its Strategic Development Plan, which is aligned to the four core areas of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC's) Global Agenda Goals. Focus is on assisting the vulnerable people and increasing visibility through initiatives such as disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction, food security and basic sanitation. In so doing, ARC contributes to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by ensuring a holistic integrated approach to providing humanitarian

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Droughts and Floods in Malawi - Assessing the Economywide Effects

Malawi suffers frequent droughts and floods. In an economy that is heavily dependent on the agricultural sector, it is crucial to understand the implications of these extreme climate events. Not only are rural livelihoods affected due to the severe impacts on the agricultural sector, but nonfarm and urban households are also vulnerable given the strong production and price linkages between agriculture and the rest of the economy. This study uses a general equilibrium model to estimate the economywide impacts of drought- and flood-related crop production
International Food Policy Research Institute:

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Angola: Floods DREF Operation No. MDRAO003 Final report

Summary: CHF 182,567 (USD 154,908, or EUR 123,488) was allocated on March 12 2009, from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF), to support Angola Red Cross Society (ARC) in delivering immediate assistance to 2,000 displaced families, as well as for social mobilisation and information education and communication (IEC) campaigns for up to 100,000 beneficiaries. The DREF allocation was increased to CHF 388,966 (USD 335,315 or EUR 255,899) on 12 April 2009 to enable the ARC to implement its revised
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Launch of Africa Adaptation Programme in Namibia

Ondangwa - Namibia has become one of the first African countries to launch the climate change adaptation programme. Supported by the United Nations Development Programme -UNDP - the Namibia Africa Adaptation Project (NAM-AAP) will aim to create systems to manage climate change risks and opportunities in the long-term. It will focus on improved planning to help Namibia deal with climate change aspects such as, floods and drought risks.

Funded by the Government of Japan, Namibia is one of 20 African countries that has been selected to participate in

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Mozambique + 1 other
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Preparing for the worst

Report
IRIN
JOHANNESBURG, 1 March 2010 (PLUSNEWS) - When a crisis strikes, access to antiretroviral (ARV) drugs can be among the first casualties, particularly in countries where many people are on treatment.

But experience in Southern Africa has shown that although preventing treatment disruptions may be wishful thinking, preparing for them has become a pressing need.

New research by the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) at South Africa's University of KwaZulu-Natal compared three recent crises that caused treatment disruption

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Botswana Floods: MDRBW001: DREF Operation Final Report

Summary: CHF 153,978 (USD 143,061 or EUR 101,837) was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 30 June 2009 to support the Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) in delivering assistance to some 620 families and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.

RED CROSS 8-2853The relief operation was initially expected to be completed by 30 August 2009; however there were delays in implementation as the relief items had to be procured externally owing to unavailability in the country. The final consignment of tents

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Namibia + 1 other
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Namibia, Zambia on 2009 natural disaster hit list

Report
IRIN
JOHANNESBURG, 1 February 2010 (IRIN) - Heavy rains in early 2009 caused one of the worst floods in four decades to hit Namibia, pushing the semi-arid Southern African country into second place in a list of countries most affected by natural disasters last year.

The only other African country on the list, released by the Belgium-based Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), is Zambia, where vast tracts of agricultural land were flooded by the bloated Zambezi River.

The list is based on a scale measuring

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Namibia: Floods Emergency Appeal No. MDRNA004 Preliminary Final Report

GLIDE n=B0 2009-00062-NAM

Period covered by this Final Report: 25 March 2009 to 31 August 2009

Appeal target (current): CHF 2,121,518 (USD 1,878,181 or EUR 1,403,594)

Final Appeal coverage: 97%

Appeal history:

- CHF 146,695 was allocated on 11 March 2009 from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) provide immediate assistance to 4,000 households (20,000 beneficiaries) displaced by floods. After a rapid assessment of the needs,

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Namibia: Floods loom in Kavango

Report
New Era
by Staff Reporter

WINDHOEK - Communities living along the Kavango River have been urged to move to higher ground, as there are fears the region might experience floods again.

According to Nampa, NamWater's artisan in the Kavango Region, Likoro Godfried, said considering the rapid rise of the water level, there is likelihood that the region might experience floods again this year.

Consequently, Councillor for the Kahenge constituency, Joseph Sikongo, has urged residents living close to the river to relocate to higher grounds now, and not to wait until the water reaches their homes.