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- Who are we?
The Southern Africa Regional Office (SARO) located in Botswana is part of the Africa Zone and the wider IFRC Secretariat. The regional office covers 10 countries, namely Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
This report covers the period 1 January – 31 December 2013
During the first half of 2013, the focus has been on enhancing both the leadership and operational aspects of National Societies in the region. In 2013, southern Africa still presented with its unique humanitarian challenges. Hundreds of thousands of its most vulnerable communities continued to have their lives and livelihoods destroyed by annual floods and droughts.
1. Executive Summary
(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.
This report covers the period 01/01/12 to 31/12/12
This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation.
Life remains a daily struggle for most communities across the region who live in abject poverty. An increase in the frequency, complexity and magnitude of natural disasters, influenced in part by climate change, and coupled with socio-economic shocks, pandemic diseases and endemic inequality, has exacerbated the vulnerability of millions across the region. The region features prominently in terms of prevalence rates for tuberculosis, malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and maternal and child mortality.
This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2011
This report covers the period 01/01/10 to 31/12/10
This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2010.
Programme outcome: In line with Strategy 2020, strategic aim 2, to enable healthy and safe living, National Societies (NS) in the southern Africa region have continued to implement HIV interventions that aim at alleviating the suffering of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The Global Alliance on HIV (2006-2010), and its seven principles,1 has been rolled out in all ten National Societies in the Southern Africa region.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)'s Africa Zone (Zone) covers 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and is divided into six functional/geographical regions namely the Southern Africa (Johannesburg), Central Africa (Yaoundé), Sahel (Dakar), Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius), West Coast (Abuja) and East Africa (Nairobi). Southern Africa Regional Representation Office (SARRO) covers ten countries in Southern Africa1.
This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2009
Programme purpose: In support of Global Agenda Goal 2, and Millennium Development Goal 4, liaise with global immunization partners to ensure the continued involvement of the International Federation and Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in measles and polio supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) to increase uptake of services during both mass vaccination campaigns and routine immunization services and reduce global measles and polio-related morbidity and mortality.
- During the …
By Rudolpho Kikolo and Matthew Cochrane in Luanda
The line of children and their parents began to grow as soon as the Red Cross arrived. Many of the children looked slightly anxious: there was something a bit different about this morning, they could tell.
This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2008
The appeal MAA63001 covers the regional programmes and capacity building for seven Southern Africa Red Cross Societies, namely; Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland.
This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 31/12/08
In 2006, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Southern Africa Zone Office (SAZO) launched an innovative and dynamic five-year (2006-2010) regional HIV and AIDS programme. The ten National Societies (1) in the zone embarked on programme consolidation and building capacities to improve the overall implementation and management of the programme, and should resources be made available to eventually scale-up.
GLIDE n=B0 FL-2008-00004-ANG/BOT/LSO/MOZ/MWI/NAM/SW/ZMB/ZWE
Period covered by this Final Report: January-July, 2008.
Appeal target (current): CHF 8,773,852 (USD 8,436,396 or EUR 5,432,725);
Final Appeal coverage: 66%;
- The Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 18 January, 2008 for CHF 8,064,000 (USD 7.3m or EUR 5m) for six months to assist a total of 150,000 beneficiaries in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- The Appeal was revised and launched on 13 February, 2008 for CHF 11,409,294 (USD 10,332,633 or EUR …
The frequencies, complexity and magnitude of disasters in Southern Africa zone - such as drought, floods, hailstorms, cyclones and epidemics, HIV and AIDS in particular - as well as the socio-economic shocks, serve as triggers speeding up the plunge of extremely vulnerable households and communities over the edge of survival. Extreme weather conditions and climate change in some parts of the region severely influence the level of agricultural production.
This report covers the period 01/ 01/2008 to 30/06/2008
Programme purpose: Following the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Southern Africa zone's launch of a new, innovative and dynamic fiveyear( 2006-2010) regional HIV and AIDS programme in November 2006, ten National Societies' (NS)1 focus is on consolidating programming and building capacities in preparation for scaling-up the activities. The regional HIV and AIDS programme aims to quadruple target beneficiaries by 2010.
HIV and AIDS in Southern Africa
Southern Africa is the epicentre of the global HIV pandemic.
This Revised Appeal seeks CHF 8,773,852 (USD 8,436,396 or EUR 5,432,725) in cash, kind, or services to support the Red Cross National Societies of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe to assist a total of 19,510 households (97,550 people) for the next three months.
CHF 1,191,647 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support this operation. Unearmarked funds to replenish DREF are encouraged.
A Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 18 January 2008 for CHF 8,084,000 to assist a total of …