Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin: Issue 16, July 2014

Highlights

  • Resilience refers to the ability of a system, communities and households to endure stresses and shocks.

  • Southern Africa as a region is characterized by high levels of vulnerability.

  • Recent momentum around the resilience building agenda in Lesotho and Malawi shows great promise.

  • A groundbreaking resilience framework is being developed to guide future activities in the region

Figures (SADC)

No. of countries - 15
Population* - 212 m
Ave. life exp. - 55.1 yrs
HIV Prev. rate (15 – 49 yrs.) - 12.6%
Food insecure population* - 8.65 m
Stunting rates - 18 – 53%
Asylum seekers* - 272,000
Refugees * - 134,000

Funding

297 million committed/contributed in 2013 (US$)*

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