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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.

01 Oct 2012 description

Maize grain prices rise as regional supplies tighten

Key messages

01 Oct 2012 description

9/29/12 5:42 PM


Kuito – The Angolan Red Cross Angola (CVA) in Bié needs various support to continue with prevention programme against landmine accidents and other explosive devices in the province.

This was said to Angop on Saturday by the secretary of CVA, Ângelo Sassango.

With the achievement of peace, the international donors stopped receiving fund aimed for the prevention programmes against landmines and other explosive devices.

30 Sep 2012 description


  • 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.

27 Sep 2012 description
report Radio Okapi

Soixante huit congolais dont cinquante neuf hommes, huit femmes et un enfant ont été expulsés de la province de Cabinda (Angola), le 24 septembre 2012 par le poste frontalier de Yema à Muanda (Bas-Congo).

Selon la Direction générale de migration (DGM/Muanda), ces expulsés sont accusés par la police de la migration angolaise de séjour irrégulier.

Le point de la situation sur le terrain dans cet entretien que Jody Nkashama a eu avec Willy Iloma, président de la société civile de Muanda.

24 Sep 2012 description
report European Union

Brussels, 21 September 2012

“The European Union acknowledges the confirmation by the Constitutional Court of the final results of the general elections held in Angola on 31 August 2012.

23 Sep 2012 description
report EastAfrican

By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI Special Correspondent

In Summary

  • The African Medical Research Foundation (Amref) has partnered with health ministries to execute the three-year programme.

  • The three-year campaign dubbed “Stand up for African mothers,” aims at training midwives and create awareness about maternal deaths in the region.

  • Lennie Bazira, the Amref Kenya country director, said currently one skilled midwife is able to provide care for 500 mothers every year and safely deliver 100 babies.

20 Sep 2012 description

More than half a million people die violently every year - in armed conflicts; from criminal activity; and from violent attacks in their own homes.

An estimated 1.5 billion plus people are live in countries affected by war, violence, and/or high levels of crime.

17 Sep 2012 description
report Voice of America

Emilie Iob

MALANGE, Angola – Ten years after the end of the civil war in Angola, the country still remains, despite its best efforts, one of the most unexploded mine-affected countries in the world. The African nation was due to finish the demining by 2013, but the Angolan government is requesting a five-year extension to complete the task.

13 Sep 2012 description

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.

10 Sep 2012 description

This document provides simple practical guidance on land issues for mine action organisations. It covers the following topics: why land matters for mine action; land rights and land release; what mine action organisations can do; and where to get additional information and support.

07 Sep 2012 description
  • The outbreak in Katsina, northern Nigeria, is continuing, with four new wild poliovirus (WPV) type 1 cases reported this week. Katsina has reported 16 cases of WPV1 since May, more than any other state in the country. Katsina now accounts for 40% of all WPV1 cases in Nigeria since May. Upwards of one-third of children remain under-immunized in the state. During the most recent supplementary immunization activity (SIA), nearly one-third of children were missed in Katsina city (the most populous part of the state and location of the bulk of cases).

07 Sep 2012 description

Food Insecurity to Intensify in the Region

A total of 5.48 million people will be food insecure in the 2012/13 consumption year. This is a staggering increase of 39% from the 2011/12 consumption year.

Increasing staple food prices, high fuel prices and declining purchasing power

05 Sep 2012 description

Release date: 05-09-2012

The Sixteenth Southern Africa Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-16) was convened from 23 to 24 August 2012 in Harare, Zimbabwe, by the SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC) to formulate consensus guidance for the 2012/2013 rainfall season over the SADC region. A rainfall outlook covering the period October 2012 to March 2013 was prepared by climate scientists from the National Meteorological and/or Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of the SADC region, the CSC, and well as international cooperating partners.