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16 Dec 2002 description
report Christian Aid

Appeal update

25 Nov 2002 description

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.

08 Oct 2002 description
report Oxfam

Commonwealth cousins need more than lip service in a dark hour

04 Oct 2002 description

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.

30 Sep 2002 description
report Save the Children


BACKGROUND
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.

30 Sep 2002 description

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.

18 Sep 2002 description
report CARE

In Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe, more than 16 million people may go hungry in the months to come.

13 Sep 2002 description
report Trócaire

12 million people in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola and Malawi are facing immediate hunger and food shortages. It is an unprecedented crisis for many reasons.

09 Sep 2002 description
report Oxfam

Story by Sarah Lowe, based on reports by Emergencies Coordinator Jaffer Nurmohamed and Oxfam workers in the field.

04 Sep 2002 description
report CARE

Less than fifty cents by a few would end the crisis

29 Aug 2002 description
report Tearfund

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.

26 Aug 2002 description
report Oxfam

Dear Prime Minister,

20 Aug 2002 description
report Oxfam

Background

08 Aug 2002 description
report CARE

"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

29 Jul 2002 description
report Save the Children

Immediate assistance is needed to avert humanitarian catastrophe