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31 Dec 2012 description

2012 a vu une augmentation constante du nombre de personnes deplacées internes, passant de 1,7 millions en décembre 2011 à près de 2,7 millions en décembre 2012. L'est du pays est demeuré très instable dû à l'insécurité née de la présence des différents groupes armés- au Katanga, la population déplacée interne a quintuplé.

La persistence et la resurgence de plusieurs maladies ont fragilisé des communautes déjà démunies. Dans le reste du pays, des poches humanitaires surgissent, le défi principal étant les programmes de développement.

05 Dec 2012 description

The figures above reflect people internally displaced due to conflict based on IDMC monitoring in 2011, but does not include those internally displaced by other causes including natural disasters or development projects. The Kampala Convention comprehensively includes all causes of displacement.

16 Oct 2012 description

Lesotho:
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners launched a Flash Appeal on 28 September in response to the dire food security situation in Lesotho. The appeal seeks $38.46 million to address the needs of the most vulnerable people affected.

13 Sep 2012 description

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Overview of reported outbreaks in the WHO African Region
Based on data received from the Early Warning System through the Event Management System (EMS)*, 56 public health events were reported to the Regional Office covering the period January - August 2012 of which 89% were due to infectious diseases.

Ongoing outbreaks

  • Cholera in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia
  • Cholera in DR Congo
  • Cholera in Zambia
  • Ebola in DR Congo
  • Ebola in Uganda
10 Sep 2012 description

MADAGASCAR Attacks by Dahalos again flared up over the past two weeks in various southern districts.

LESOTHO The Government of Lesotho is still to release their Response Plan to the food security crisis. The Humanitarian Country Team's draft response plan to the food security details over $40 million in projects.

SWAZILAND OCHA has been contacted by UNICEF regarding recent survey results which indicate a decline in micronutrient levels, particularly iodine.

27 Aug 2012 description

COMOROS: A donor round table meeting to launch the Comoros Early Recovery Plan will be held on 5 September 2012, in Pretoria, South Africa.

LESOTHO:
CERF: Agencies have begun beneficiary selection and discussion with relevant line ministries regarding the implementation of CERF funding. A response plan to the food security crisis should be released shortly pending the government's presentation of their response plan.

20 Aug 2012 description

COMOROS: A donor round table meeting to launch the Comoros Early Recovery Plan will be held on 5 September 2012, in Pretoria, South Africa.

LESOTHO:
A CERF grant for USD 6.2 million has been approved for Lesotho for the following areas.

Food Security: 1.Emergency agriculture interventions for vulnerable farmers 2.Food parcels or cash transfers to most vulnerable population.

Health and Nutrition: 1.Management of moderate, acute and severe malnutrition 2.Strengthening of disease surveillance

01 Aug 2012 description

MALAWI:
In southern and central Malawi, it is estimated that 1.63 million people (11% of the population) are food insecure, and will require support for 3 to 8 months.

MADAGASCAR:
A mutiny by a group of military personnel occured in the early hours of 22nd July 2012 at a camp near the Antananarivo airport.

ANGOLA:
An estimated 366,780 households (1,833,900 people) are expected to be affected by drought, and an estimated 533,000 children under age 5 could be affected by various levels of malnutrition.

31 Jul 2012 description

Overview 2011/12 Crop Production Season

  • Regional cereal harvest (maize, rice, wheat, sorghum and millet) dropped by 4% in 2012 compared to 2011,but still 5% above five year average - 2012 harvest lowest in past 3 years
  • Compared to 2011 harvest, all countries experienced a decrease in cereal production except Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania, estimated to have some increases
Overview 2012/13 Marketing Year: Cereal Balance
  • Overall regional maize surplus of 57,000 metric tonnes projected in current marketing year, down 98% from 2.73 million …
09 Jul 2012 description

Favourable food security conditions persist across most of the region; however localized acute food insecurity is being experienced in the following countries:

MALAWI:
In southern and central Malawi, it is estimated that 1.63 million people (11% of the population) are food insecure, and will require support for 3 to 8 months.

MADAGASCAR:
Approximately 84,000 households are experiencing severe food insecurity, partly due to floods, cyclones and locust infestation.

06 Jul 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • While favorable food security conditions persist across most of the region, localized acute food insecurity is being experienced in southern Malawi, the semi-arid districts of southern and central Mozambique, the southern and western provinces of Zimbabwe, south-east Madagascar, most parts of Lesotho and some parts of Angola.

  • In Malawi, it is estimated that 1.63 million people are food insecure, and will require support for 3 to 8 months.

  • In Lesotho, maize production fell by 77 per cent compared to last season.

12 Jun 2012 description

ANGOLA:
A CERF application has been submitted for US$ 7.67 million, but the amount will be reduced to US$ 5 million. The total amount required for the humanitarian response is around $104 million. The total number of affected people is 2,223,096 of which 1,833,900 are directly affected by food insecurity in 7 provinces. This includes 294,209 children under the age of 5 who are affected by acute malnutrition. In addition, 150,000 people are in need of water supply.

31 May 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Regionally, 553,773 people were affected by floods and storms this rainfall season.

  • The flood response in Comoros is moving towards the early recovery phase.

  • While the harvest season is progressing well, serious pockets of food insecurity persist.

  • In Angola, an estimated 366,780 households (1,833,900 people) are expected to be affected by drought, with 533,000 children under age 5 that could be affected by various levels of malnutrition.