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07 Aug 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Little Progress as Regional Body Marks 25th Anniversary

(Johannesburg) –The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should use the opportunity of its 25th anniversary to reaffirm its commitment to improve respect for human rights among its member states, Human Rights Watch said today. Heads of state of the SADC’s 15 members will meet on August 19-20, 2017, in Pretoria, South Africa, for their 37th summit.

23 Jun 2016 description

Johannesburg, 23 June 2016 - Conflict, war and persecution drive people away from their homes, all too often, with only the clothes on their backs and whatever other possessions they could grab before fleeing. In recognition of these challenges, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Southern Africa ensures that education remains an essential part of rebuilding the lives of displaced people and has witnessed the fact that education irrefutably unlocks potential.

08 Nov 2013 description

(Pretoria, 08 November 2013): A groundbreaking study into the threats likely to confront southern African communities over the next decade has been released. Titled Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, the study identifies regional and global factors that may impact the lives and livelihoods of southern Africans and, as importantly, the available capacities to address these challenges.

24 Jul 2002 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam Community Aid Abroad has launched a Crisis in Africa Appeal to help the estimated 13 million people facing extreme food shortages in Southern Africa. The aid agency says that while millions risk dying of starvation, the international community is failing to acknowledge and address the crisis.

03 Jun 2002 description

More than 10 million people are at risk of starvation in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Angola, and Zambia. Thus far, Church World Service and other partners are attempting to provide 1) supplementary feeding for 52,000 children in 121 schools in Zimbabwe, 2) food-for-work projects for 11,000 Zimbabwean households, and 3) seeds for the next growing season--drought-tolerant varieties of sorghum, millet, and corn--for these 11,000 families.