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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.

11 Dec 2012 description

La République Démocratique du Congo subit depuis plus de 10 ans, une crise humanitaire continue, complexe et multifactorielle. Le Plan d'Action Humanitaire 2012 prévoyait un maintien global des besoins humanitaires au même niveau que l'année précédente, mais une augmentation sérieuse des violences armées à l'est du pays a entraîné une aggravation des incidents de protection, d'importants mouvements de population et une hausse des besoins humanitaires.

Le contexte humanitaire en RDC connaît huit facteurs de crise principaux:

03 Dec 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Malawi launched Response Plans to address increasing food insecurity.

  • The Response Plan is requesting $102 million of which $41 million have been sourced, leaving a shortfall of $61 million.

  • The number of people with missing food entitlements stands at 1.97 million, an increase of 21% from the June MVAC Report.

  • This situation is compounded by the devaluation of the kwacha and the increasing price of fuel and maize.

21 Nov 2012 description

Eastern Africa host to 8.52 million displaced people

As of October 2012, there were 8,515,310 people displaced in Burundi, (eastern) DRC, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Of these, 2,041,675 are refugees and 6,473,635 are internally displaced persons (IDPs). Starting August 2012, the coverage of this report has been extended to include Sudan and South Sudan, which as of the end of September 2012 were host to an estimated 1,935,000 IDPs and 349,000 refugees.

09 Nov 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In line with the original SARCOF forecast, the latest SADC CSC update predicts normal to above-normal rainfall for most of the region, with significant exceptions.

  • The whole of Madagascar is now expected to receive above-normal to normal rainfall, increasing the chances of flooding.

  • The first tropical cyclone this season – Anais – formed on 12 October and dissipated by 19 October without making landfall.

  • Early flooding in South Africa led to the Declaration of Provincial Disaster in the Eastern Cape.

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.

30 Sep 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lesotho has launched a Flash Appeal to respond to the dire food security situation.

  • The appeal is only 22% funded to date, with a current shortfall of around $30 million

  • Swaziland was hit by severe storms in September that affected hundreds of people

  • The SADC Preparedness Workshop enables Governments and partners to identify priority areas in the run-up to the rainfall season and address gaps.

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.

06 Sep 2012 description

Highlights

  • US$9.9 million allocated to boost humanitarian response in North Kivu

  • HAP 2012: mid-year review dominated by the North Kivu crisis

  • Violence in Katanga triples IDP numbers in six months, thousands out of reach

  • Majority of 2012 pooled funding has supported NGOs

North Kivu remains humanitarian “hotspot”

31 Aug 2012 description

In this issue

  • 2012/13 Seasonal Rainfall Forecast P.1

  • Regional Food Security Worsens P.2

  • Comoros Early Recovery Plan P.5

  • Regional Humanitarian Trainings P.5

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 …
31 Jul 2012 description

Highlights

Regional Food Security Outlook

  • Late onset and prolonged dry spells resulted in depressed production in many parts of the region

  • Projected 2012/13 regional maize surplus down 98% compared to 2011/12

  • SADC harvest lowest in past 3 years

  • Malnutrition levels remain very high in the SADC region

  • Some food insecure populations require immediate humanitarian assistance

  • 3% drop in 2012 cereal harvest compared to 201

09 Jul 2012 description

Highlights

  • Over 220,000 IDPS in recent weeks in North Kivu; access and funding critical to relief effort
  • Host families primary source of shelter for IDPs in North Kivu
  • Resurgence of diseases illustrates dysfunctional health system; long term engagement critical
  • Critical food security programme short on funds
  • HAP 2012 critically underfunded, continuing a trend in funding shortfall
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.