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19 Jul 2016 description

· El Nino is having a devastating impact on children in the Southern Africa region forcing them into early marriage, child labour and out of school, reveals a World Vision report released today

· The EU and its Member States urgently need to fund child protection programmes in the region

21 May 2014 description

Regional Update (updated 16 of May 2014)

Despite an erratic and delayed start of season, the overall regional perspective reflects that the 2014/15 consumption season in terms of cereals supplies is much better than last year’s with bumper harvests being recorded in Zambia, South Africa and an improvement in Zimbabwe compared to last season.Malawi and Mozambique are expecting good production despite late onset of rains and localized mid-season dryness. Angola and Namibia were more negatively affected by adverse weather conditions during the season.

16 Feb 2014 description


· Good rains received in December and early January significantly reduced earlier rainfall deficits experienced in the central parts of the region. Although much later than normal, rains were finally received in southern Malawi, parts of eastern Zambia, and central/northern Mozambique, thus enabling the planting of crops. Poor rainfall continues to negatively affect drought-stricken parts of southwestern Angola.

17 Oct 2009 description

A UMNS Report

By Linda Bloom*

United Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton keeps a $10 bill in his pocket so he can demonstrate how little money it takes to protect an African household from malaria.

But the roving ambassador for the denomination's involvement in the Nothing But Nets project, a joint effort with the United Nations Foundations and other groups, has a much larger goal than the millions of bed nets that have been sent to Africa.

Bickerton, who is chairperson of the Global Health Initiative for the United Methodist Council of Bishops, seeks nothing less than the …

09 Sep 2009 description

Une conférence régionale sur le sujet s'ouvre aujourd'hui à Pretoria

Pretoria, le 9 septembre 2009 -- Les membres de l'Union Africaine doivent redoubler d'efforts pour éliminer les mines terrestres sur tout le continent et pour assurer le respect des droits des survivants d'explosions de mines, a affirmé aujourd'hui la Campagne internationale pour interdire les mines (ICBL), lauréate du prix Nobel de la paix en 1997. Une conférence régionale sur le sujet se déroulera du 9 au 11 septembre à Pretoria.

06 May 2009 description

Contrary to the still prevailing belief caused by sometimes one-sided media coverage that a large share of African migrants relocate to Europe or the developed states in the North, research has shown that this is not the case. Only 1.5 percent of all Sub-Saharan Africans, living outside their country, live within the European Union. More than two-thirds of all migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa, however, migrate to other countries within Sub-Saharan Africa (approximately 16.3 million).

Sub-Saharan Africa is also a region characterized by high numbers of forced migrants.

09 Mar 2007 description

Torrential rains have displaced thousands living in Mozambique, Malawi and Angola. Heavy flooding has destroyed homes and crops and damaged schools, public buildings and communications infrastructure. The floods have also caused an increase in the occurrence of cholera and malaria.

21 Feb 2007 description
report CARE

After last month's flooding in Southern Africa, towns remain submerged and crops and homes destroyed, leaving thousands without shelter, food or clean water.

The deluge has affected a number of countries where CARE International works, including Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia.

25 Sep 2006 description

"Our intention is to strengthen civil society, and here, as in other regions of Africa, women play a vital role at all levels of civil society and family," says Tammi Mott. CWS's Mott is Regional Coordinator of the new CWS office in Maputo, Mozambique.

The current two-year plan anticipates reaching more than 143 communities in three countries--Mozambique, Malawi, and Angola--including some 14,150 households, with a special focus on over 15,000 women and children.

01 Jul 2005 description
report MAP International

In the next 60 days, MAP International will provide about $14 million in essential medicines to the most impoverished communities on the continent of Africa.

"Africa's growing crisis is being ignored by many. But it's real and it's escalating," said MAP President Michael J. Nyenhuis who recently returned from an organizational leadership summit in West Africa.

Public health estimates show that malaria kills an African child every 30 seconds.

16 Jan 2004 description
report Christian Aid

The Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) has received the independent evaluation of its Southern Africa Crisis Appeal (July 2002 to June 2003). Christian Aid is a member of the DEC and carried out emergency work in Malawi and Angola with funds raised during the appeal.

08 Apr 2003 description
report CARE

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

31 Mar 2003 description
report Christian Aid

A Christian Aid policy briefing
Kato Lambrechts and Gweneth Barry

25 Feb 2003 description
report Concern Worldwide

Given the scale of the crisis in Africa, provisional estimates from the World Food Programme have raised concerns over being able to meet increased food aid needs in 2003.

28 Jan 2003 description

January 28, 2003, Baltimore - Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) Executive Director, Ken Hackett, today announced the appointment of Annemarie Reilly to the position of Regional Director for Southern Africa. Ms. Reilly, who will assume her new post in Harare, Zimbabwe, on February 15, 2003, will oversee the agency's programs in Angola, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

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