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30 Mar 2012 description

From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Executive Summary

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, climate change will disproportionately affect the most vulnerable populations in the developing world. Rising temperatures, increasingly severe floods and droughts, and sea-level rise threaten economies that are reliant on agriculture, in countries whose governments lack adaptive capacity, and in areas where populations have little access to healthcare and education.

22 Dec 2011 description

Outlook Highlights

  • Normal to above – normal rainfall is expected over the continental SADC countries.

  • Most of Madagascar is expected to receive above-normal to normal total rainfall

  • Heavy rainfall is forecast and is expected to bring relief to the dryness across southern Africa during the last next week of December 2011.

07 Dec 2011 description

SADC REGIONAL SUMMARY

  • Assessments by the end of October 2011 indicated that the 2011/12 rainy season had not commenced in most parts of the region except for a few isolated areas. Planting rains are mostly expected in November in the Region.

  • Latest rainfall forecasts indicate that most parts of the Region may receive normal to above normal rains during the period November 2011 to January 2012. Should this be realized and farmers are able to timely access inputs, the Region may have another good harvest in 2012.

27 Nov 2011 description

Introduction

The present study is in response to commitments made during the second session of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June 2009. The purpose of those commitments was to assess the level of disaster resilience in all schools in disaster-prone countries by 2011 and have all related government‘s agencies develop a national plan for school safety by 2015.

27 Nov 2011 description

Cyclical drought, food insecurity, disease outbreaks, prolonged complex emergencies, environmental degrada-tion, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S.

03 Oct 2011 description

Drawing on the RAPID Outcome Assessment methodology, this report examines the influence of Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme (RHVP) on policy in southern Africa and shares lessons learned from these experiences.

30 Sep 2011 description

Luanda, 30 September 2011 -- The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Luis Sambo, has highlighted the substantial progress in HIV/AIDS control and encouraged countries of the African Region to implement a package of key interventions to improve universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care including the control of HIV/TB co-infection.

12 Sep 2011 description

Favorable food security conditions projected through December 2011

Key Messages

31 Aug 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome:

To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

29 Aug 2011 description

Windhoek (Namibia), 27 August 2011 – The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Disaster Risk Reduction Unit in partnership with the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and UNISDR is conducting a disaster risk reduction (DRR) stakeholders training workshop from 27-28 August 2011. The workshop will be held alongside the Fifteenth Southern Africa Region Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-15) from 29-30 August 2011.

27 Aug 2011 description

Menongue – At least 46 former Angolan refugees in Zambia Wednesday returned back to the country, from Kuando Kubango province, under the Programme of the Organized Voluntary Repatriation.

For the time they are accommodated in Menongue, the capital city of Kuando Kubango province.

The provincial department chief of the Angolan Social Welfare Ministry, Sungo Matomona, told ANGOP that this is the second group coming from Zambia joining other 43 citizens who came first.

18 Aug 2011 description

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2011
Public Information: 202-712-4810

www.usaid.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the expansion of its Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) program. IRS is the application of safe insecticides to the indoor walls and ceilings of a home or structure in order to interrupt the spread of malaria by killing mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite. Malaria is the number one killer in Africa.

29 Jul 2011 description

Contents
- 325 Cholera, 2010
- 339 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–May 2011

Sommaire
- 325 Choléra, 2010
- 339 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-mai 2011

20 Jul 2011 description

This report was issued by the Regional Office for Southern & Eastern Africa (ROSEA). It covers the period January to May 2011.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· In total, an estimated 708,000 people were affected by floods and/or storms in southern Africa this rainfall season, with 314,361 either displaced or evacuated and 477 people killed.

· In comparison with the previous four seasons, the 2010/2011 flood season was average in terms of number of people affected, although the number of deaths was markedly high.