Humanitarian Bulletin Southern Africa, 1st - 31st July 2012

MALAWI:
In southern and central Malawi, it is estimated that 1.63 million people (11% of the population) are food insecure, and will require support for 3 to 8 months.

MADAGASCAR:
A mutiny by a group of military personnel occured in the early hours of 22nd July 2012 at a camp near the Antananarivo airport.

ANGOLA:
An estimated 366,780 households (1,833,900 people) are expected to be affected by drought, and an estimated 533,000 children under age 5 could be affected by various levels of malnutrition.

MOZAMBIQUE:
According to the July VAC assessment, there is a total of 255, 297 food insecure people in the affected 11 districts Mozambique. There is a cereal deficit of 480,000 MT and stressed acute food insecure households may require assistance.

LESOTHO:
Preliminary LVAC results indicate 725,000 people are food insecure after the combined cereal harvest produced only 32% of the normal harvest, the lowest in 10 years

COMOROS:
Comoros is focussing on Early Recovery Plan in response to floods of April 2012

SWAZILAND:
On 11 July 2012 , civil servants from the National Association of Public Service and Allied Workers Union (NAPSAWU) staged a 500-strong demonstration

ZIMBABWE:
In Zimbabwe, the national cereal production estimate is 33 per cent less than the 2010/11 season harvest and 14 per cent below the 2006-2011 average. The ZimVAC assessment results indicate a total of 1.67 million food insecure people.

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