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Madagascar + 6 others
Humanitarian Implementation plan (HIP) Regional DIPECHO HIP for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean (ECHO/DIP/BUD/2014/94000) Last update: 17/10/2013 Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2014/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 7 000 000

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World + 24 others
Africa Zone Region Annual Report 2012 (MAA60005)

This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012

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Mozambique + 7 others
Southern Africa Seasonal Monitor, February 6, 2013

Heavy rains cause flooding and waterlogging

KEY MESSAGES

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Malawi: Floods, DREF operation n° MDRMW007 - Final Report

Summary:

CHF 275,993 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 14 February, 2012 to support Malawi Red Cross Society in delivering assistance to some 6,159 beneficiaries.
Towards the end of 2011, heavy rains were experienced across Malawi leading to flash floods that caused destruction of houses, schools and other infrastructures. The rains affected the central, northern and southern regions of the country with Nsanje district in the southern region being among the worst a affected.

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Mozambique: Storm and Cyclone - Emergency Appeal n° MDRMZ009 (6-month summary update)

Appeal history:

• Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF):
CHF 297,349 was initially allocated from the IFRC’s DREF to support the National Society to respond.

• This Emergency Appeal was launched on 22 February 2012 for CHF 2,728,741 to support the Mozambique Red Cross Society to assist 14,000 households (70,000 beneficiaries) for 12 months.
Emergency appeal operation update Mozambique: Storm and Cyclone

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Appeal: Food Crisis in Malawi – MWI121

Report
ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 505,271

Balance Requested: US$ 481,852

Geneva, 24 October 2012

Dear Colleagues,

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Malawi’s Heroines of the Floods

By Mabvuto Banda

NSANJE, Malawi, Oct 13 2012 (IPS) - For many women in Malawi’s disaster-prone southern district of Nsanje, resilience is essential to survive the cyclical flooding.

Twenty-four-year-old Chrissie Davie, a mother of four, saved two of her three children from drowning when water filled her house as she slept early this year.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Mozambique 21-September-2012

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Lower cereal harvest in 2012

  • Maize prices rise following seasonable declines earlier in the year

  • Food insecurity aggravated by production losses in 2012 in southern and central areas

Cereal harvest decreases in 2012 compared to last year

Harvesting of the 2012 main season’s cereal crops was finalised under generally dry conditions in June; however, localized heavy rains were observed in parts of the north that may have disrupted harvesting activities.

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First international risk award goes to protection of vulnerable townships in Mozambique

GENEVA, 27 August 2012 - The flood-prone coastal city of Beira in Mozambique was named today as the winner of the first RISK Award, a collaboration between UNISDR, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Munich Re Foundation and the Global Risk Forum, Davos. The €100,000 prize for project implementation is funded through the Munich Re Foundation.

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GIEWS Country Briefs: Mozambique 20-August-2012

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Lower cereal harvest in 2012

  • Maize prices rise following seasonable declines earlier in the year

  • Food insecurity aggravated by production losses in 2012 in southern and central areas

Cereal harvest decreases in 2012 compared to last year

Harvesting of the 2012 main season’s cereal crops was finalised under generally dry conditions in June; however, localized heavy rains were observed in parts of the north that may have disrupted harvesting activities.

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Madagascar + 3 others
Commission Decision of 25.7.2012 on the financing of humanitarian actions in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean from the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) (ECHO/-SF/BUD/2012/01000)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 and revised on 22 June 20101, and in particular Article 72 thereof,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 617/2007 of 14 May 2007 on the implementation of the 10th European Development Fund under the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement2, and in particular Articles 5.4 and 8 thereof;

Whereas:

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Mozambique Food Security Outlook Update May 2012

Stressed food insecurity conditions continue in parts of semi-arid areas

Key Messages

  • While the countrywide post-harvest food security assessments are expected over the next few months, food security appears to be generally stable in most of the country, including areas affected by dryness and floods. Food is available in the markets and food access is currently favorable for the majority of poor and very poor households.

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Angola + 9 others
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 01 - May 2012

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Regionally, 553,773 people were affected by floods and storms this rainfall season.

  • The flood response in Comoros is moving towards the early recovery phase.

  • While the harvest season is progressing well, serious pockets of food insecurity persist.

  • In Angola, an estimated 366,780 households (1,833,900 people) are expected to be affected by drought, with 533,000 children under age 5 that could be affected by various levels of malnutrition.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Malawi: Floods, DREF operation n° MDRMW007 - Update n° 1

Period covered under by this update: 9 Februray 2012 to 4 May 2012.

Summary: CHF 275’993 was officially allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 9 February 2012 to support the Malawi Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to 6,159 beneficiaries. Un earmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

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Malawi + 9 others
Southern Africa Food Security Outlook, April through September 2012

Key Messages

  • Food security conditions over most parts of Southern Africa remain satisfactory and conditions are expected to remain so throughout the Outlook period. The projected average to above-average maize harvests are assessed to be sufficient to meet the region’s requirements for the next six months and beyond.

  • Current reports indicate that household food access has improved and increased on-farm food supplies have eased the pressure on local markets. Prices have stabilized, and in some cases, started dropping.

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Madagascar + 9 others
GIEWS Update - Southern Africa: A review of the 2011/12 cropping season -14 May 2012

Harvesting of the 2011/12 main season cereal crops is underway across Southern Africa and is expected to continue until June/July. Current crop prospects point to a slight decrease in maize production (the main food staple) compared to 2011, following a contraction in the area planted and a protracted dry spell in early 2012.

Irregular rains during 2011/12 cropping season

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Special Operation 200407: WFP Logistics augmentation and coordination in support of the humanitarian community's response to devastation caused by tropical storm Dando and Tropical Cyclone Funso

Total cost (US$): US$ 933 285
Duration: 01 May to 31 October 2012 (6 Months

Executive Summary

Since mid January 2012, Mozambique has been affected by severe seasonal weather including tropical storm Dando and tropical cyclone Funso. As a consequence, more than 40 people have been killed, and a total of 108,048 have been adversely affected. In addition, the Ministry of Agriculture estimates that 123,000 hectares of cultivated land have been affected, of which 6,000 ha have been completely destroyed.

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USAID Relief Commodities Help Cyclone-Affected Mozambicans Rebuild their Homes

In late January 2012, Tropical Cyclone Funso swept past the coast of Mozambique, pouring down heavy rains that resulted in flooding throughout central areas of the country. In Zambézia Province alone, the cyclone affected some 67,000 people and damaged or destroyed more than 13,000 homes constructed of traditional housing materials, such as mud, stones, sun-baked bricks, and thatch. Many already vulnerable families were left without roofs over their heads and limited resources to rebuild.