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30 Dec 2012 description

The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) conducted in September 2012 aimed at obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of refugees in Malawi with regard to food, livelihood, their nutritional/health situation and related matters. The current programme is coming to an end, and this JAM Report aims to provide information for further assistance through the design of a new programme cycle for both WFP (the PRRO) and UNHCR. The last JAM was carried out in 2009 in coordination with the GoM and other stakeholders.

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


  • 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.

08 Nov 2012 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-seventh General Assembly
Third Committee
32nd & 33rd Meetings (AM & PM)

António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Presents Report; Some 40 Speakers Express Strong Support for Agency’s Work, Professionalism

04 Oct 2012 description

Assemblée générale Soixante-septième session Conseil de sécurité Soixante-septième année Point 64 b) de l’ordre du jour provisoire**
Nouveau Partenariat pour le développement de l’Afrique : progrès accomplis dans la mise en œuvre et appui international : les causes des conflits et la promotion d’une paix et d’un développement durables en Afrique


03 Oct 2012 description

General Assembly
Sixty-seventh session
Item 64 (b) of the provisional agenda**
New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in
implementation and international support: causes of
conflict and the promotion of durable peace and
sustainable development in Africa

Security Council
Sixty-seventh year


06 Sep 2012 description


  • 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”

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.

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 Jul 2012 description

Executive Summary

This document reports the findings of a UNICEF/UNESCO Mapping of Global DRR Integration into Education Curricula consultancy. The researchers were tasked with capturing key national experiences in the integration of disaster risk reduction in the curriculum, identifying good practice, noting issues addressed and ones still lacking and reviewing learning outcomes.
The methodology employed has been one of meta-research of available literature and case study documentary research into the experiences of thirty countries.

06 Jul 2012 description


  • 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.

27 Jun 2012 description
report Save the Children


Breaking the Cycle of Crisis presents expert synthesis of and reflections on four research-based evaluations of Save the Children’s Rewrite the Future work to improve the quality of children’s education in Afghanistan, Angola, Nepal and South Sudan. It is intended as a policy resource for agencies interested in public service delivery in conflict-affected fragile states (CAFS) – governments, donors and NGOs.


05 Jun 2012 description

An Extra-Ordinary Meeting of Ministers of Higher Education and Training was held on the 5th of June 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Honourable Ministers from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Swaziland, and Deputy Ministers from Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe attended the meeting. The Seychelles and Mauritius were represented by their Ambassadors to the Republic of South Africa, while Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania were represented by Senior Officials.

31 May 2012 description

Overcrowded classrooms, too few trained teachers, insufficient schoolbooks and few toilets, often without separation between boys and girls: these are some of the problems facing primary school students in Sub-Saharan Africa. A statistical survey of school and teaching resources in the region by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) highlights these challenges which undermine children’s chances to succeed in their studies*.

26 Apr 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Yolanda Nunes Correia

LUANDA, Angola, 25 April 2012 – Today, 25 April, is World Malaria Day, an event that calls attention to the critical need bring malaria under control.

Despite progress made in Angola’s fight against malaria, the disease remains the country’s principal killer of young children, accounting for 35 per cent of deaths among children under age 5.

This is more than a statistic for Catarina Cassinda, from Namibe Province. One year ago, in April, she lost her 18-month-old child to malaria.

05 Apr 2012 description

This update is issued by the OCHA Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA). It covers the period of 01 March to 04 April 2012. The timing of the next report will depend on changes in flood conditions.


  • No reports of new flooding have been received in the past three weeks, and no new cyclones have formed over the south-west Indian Ocean.

  • Flood conditions persist in northern Namibia.

  • Between April and June, normal to below normal rainfall is forecasted for most of the region.

27 Jan 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund


UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children 2012 describes the daily situation of some of the world’s most vulnerable children and women in more than 25 countries and territories beset by emergencies and crisis.

26 Jan 2012 description

Soyo – About 64 youths finished last Wednesday in Soyo Municipality, northern Zaire Province, the ninth course of the Teachers of the Future School (EPF) in Kintambi locality, sponsored by the NGO Humana People to People (ADPP), with the objective of increasing the number of this type of professionals in this region’s education sector.

For thirty months, the newly trained primary school teachers deepened their knowledge in areas like didactics, pedagogy, philosophy, sociology, Portuguese, mathematics and English, among others subjects.

26 Jan 2012 description

Namibe – At least 250.000 books will freely be handed over to primary schools in the South-West Namibe province by the Ministry of Education, Science and Tehcnology.

This was said to Angop on Thursday by the provincial director of Education, Science and Tehcnology Department, Pacheco Francisco.

According to him, the books are already in the province and they will start to be handed over by schools by next week.

Pacheco Francisco said that over 90.000 students were registered in the region and the sector has more than 5000 teachers.