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- UNICEF: Angola's drought takes heavy toll on children's education. 2 Oct 2019
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- Amnesty: The end of cattle's paradise: How land diversion for ranches eroded food security in the Gambos, Angola. 15 Oct 2019
- UNICEF: Where drinking water is a 90-minute walk away. 2 Oct 2019
- Govt. Angola: Cunene records rainfall after 12-month drought. 14 Oct 2019
- WHO: Angola conducts review and validation of data on Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9 Oct 2019
- Govt. Angola: Drought affects over 200,000 in Huila. 9 Oct 2019
While responding to the large-scale food shortages in Southern Africa and Ethiopia, Action Against Hunger is highlighting the dramatic nutrition situation in many forgotten African countries. In the light of recent articles in the British press, making comparisons between the situation in Southern Africa and Ethiopia, Action Against Hunger wishes to emphasise the vital importance of bringing assistance to all populations suffering from hunger.
Commonwealth cousins need more than lip service in a dark hour
Aid agencies have called on the Australian Government to provide more funds for urgent food relief to counter a humanitarian disaster unfolding in southern Africa. They have also asked the Australian community to dig deep in supporting current emergency appeals.
Southern Africa is in the throes of an acute humanitarian crisis that is having countrywide impacts in Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as affecting significant populations in Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland. It is estimated that, across the entire region, 7.5 million (plus a further 1.9 million in Angola) people already require immediate food assistance; a figure that will rise to 16.3 million over the January -March 2003 period. Of those in need, at least 60% are under the age of 18 years.
The international humanitarian aid system is facing unprecedented stress. Poor weather and the legacy of conflict are threatening tens of millions of people, primarily in Africa and Central Asia. The situation is so grave that Andrew Natsios, Administrator of the U.S.
At a glance
In Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe, more than 16 million people may go hungry in the months to come.
12 million people in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola and Malawi are facing immediate hunger and food shortages. It is an unprecedented crisis for many reasons.
Story by Sarah Lowe, based on reports by Emergencies Coordinator Jaffer Nurmohamed and Oxfam workers in the field.
Less than fifty cents by a few would end the crisis
Relief and development agency Tearfund today thanked its supporters for raising £4 million to help ease the desperate food shortages in Southern Africa. The appeal total continues to rise.
UMCOR Advance #101250-4
"Thirteen million people are at risk in southern Africa and yet the world has done little. I have been in the middle of a famine and the cries of the children still haunt my dreams." Phoebe Fraser
Immediate assistance is needed to avert humanitarian catastrophe
Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 26 Jul 2002