Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 05 - September 2012

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 30 Sep 2012

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lesotho has launched a Flash Appeal to respond to the dire food security situation.

  • The appeal is only 22% funded to date, with a current shortfall of around $30 million

  • Swaziland was hit by severe storms in September that affected hundreds of people

  • The SADC Preparedness Workshop enables Governments and partners to identify priority areas in the run-up to the rainfall season and address gaps.

  • According to the Global Hunger Index, the number of undernourished people globally has remained almost constant since the mid-90s.

  • SADC and IFRC held a regional training on International Disaster Response Law earlier this month.

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