(Pretoria, 08 November 2013): A groundbreaking study into the threats likely to confront southern African communities over the next decade has been released. Titled Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, the study identifies regional and global factors that may impact the lives and livelihoods of southern Africans and, as importantly, the available capacities to address these challenges.
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When floods struck Mozambique two years ago, followed by a cyclone, over 100,000 people were forced to flee their homes.
The destruction was widespread. Farmland was deluged, energy supplies and roads were cut off and there was an urgent need for food, shelter and healthcare.
Yet the scenes that unfolded contrasted sharply with the events of seven years before.
Kampala, Uganda, 22 October 2009
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Colleagues,
I. INTRODUCTORY NOTE
This Review of the Economic and Social Plan for 2007 is an evaluation of the implementation of the Five-Year Government Programme for 2005-2009, in its third year of execution. The document presents the new simplified structure adopted in the Review of the First Half of 2007, and aims at adjusting the Review of the Economic and Social Plan as main monitoring and evaluation instrument of Government action.
By Charles Mangwiro
MAPUTO, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Around 350,000 people in Mozambique need food aid because of poor harvests, but the U.N.
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.
Period covered by this Final Report: 22 March to 31 December 2007;
Appeal target (current): CHF 2,005,707 (USD 2,005,707or EUR 1,274,273);
Appeal coverage: 76%;
The attached financial report is interim because of unspent funds.
By Walter Kälin, Representative of the Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and Co-Director, Brookings-Bern Project on Internal DisplacementChairperson, Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
One thing is certain: Climate change is happening and one of its visible impacts is the increasing numbers of persons displaced by natural disasters that can be linked to climate change. What is also clear is that we are only partially equipped adequately to deal with this challenge and are required to develop appropriate humanitarian responses both at the …
This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.
Programme summary: Mozambique Red Cross (1) (CVM) prioritized response to emergencies in order to meet the immediate needs of people affected by disasters such as an earthquake in February 2006, cholera outbreak in April 2006, flooding in January 2007, tropical cyclones in February 2007 and munitions explosion in March 2007. Through responding to the recurrent disasters, the National Society (NS) has gained experience in the provision of temporary shelter, …
by Fred Katerere
VILANKULO, Mozambique, March 18, 2008 (AFP) - Little more than a year after Cyclone Favio ripped through Mozambique's premier tourist resort of Vilankulo, the town still resembles a refugee camp as it struggles to recover.
With faded tents and roofless, unused buildings a stark reminder of the damage inflicted by Favio, residents breathed a sigh of relief when another cyclone headed their way was downgraded Friday to a tropical …
Beginning in December 2007, heavy rains in central Mozambique, compounded by severe rainfall in the neighboring countries of Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, led to flooding along the Zambezi River basin in Tete, Manica, Sofala, and Zambezia provinces. The floods caused widespread displacement, damaged roads and bridges, and destroyed crops.
Total WFP Caseload: 471,000 ongoing relief (2007 floods, cyclone and drought recovery) *See note in Target populations/beneficiaries
Total food distributed: 25,600 metric tons (emergency response, Feb-Dec 2007)
Staff on location: 46 (including 7 international, 5 local recruitments, 19 core staff and 15 national UNV district Food Aid Monitors)
This year, three key developments have influenced WHO's emergency work: 1) the increasing demands from Member States to strengthen WHO's emergency response operations; 2) the implementation of the humanitarian reform, resulting in new responsibilities for WHO; and 3) lessons learned during recent crises.
JOHANNESBURG, 4 January 2008 (IRIN) - As water levels continue to rise in Mozambique's main river systems, aid workers have expressed fears of a repeat of the 2007 flooding, the worst the country had experienced in six years.
"The water levels in four of the main river systems are way above the critical level," said Paulo Zucula, National Director for the Disaster Management Institute (INGC), told IRIN. The main river valleys Zambezi, Pungue, Buzi and Save - all in central Mozambique - which have …
Medair Serves the Most Vulnerable -- In the second part of this feature article, we examine the disasters and other crises that contribute to the vulnerability of our beneficiaries.
In the past 50 years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of natural disasters worldwide, and indications suggest that this trend will continue.(1) Climate change is the most prominently mentioned contributing factor, along with intensified concentrations of people living in vulnerable habitats.(2)
Many deadly natural disasters occur suddenly, such as earthquakes, …
This appeal seeks CHF 2,361,000 (USD 2,112,000 or EUR 1,431,000) to fund programmes to be implemented in 2008 and 2009.
In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.
Seasonal cyclones are a recurrent threat in the Indian Ocean Islands.
Johannesburg, 18 December 2007: Faced with the worsening impact of floods and cyclones, disaster managers in eight Southern African and Indian Ocean countries have agreed to work more closely together to combat the devastating effects of these natural disasters.