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- World Vision: The number of people affected by hunger in southern Africa ‘will stretch around the world’. 10 Nov 2019
- FAO: As climate shocks intensify, UN food agencies urge more support for southern Africa’s hungry people. 31 Oct 2019
- Govt. Angola: Hepatitis outbreak tops 1 600 confirmed cases. 21 Nov 2019
- Govt. Angola: Over 40 cases of polio recorded in Angola. 18 Nov 2019
- UN RC Angola: United Nations supports voluntary repatriation of refugees to DR Congo. 14 Nov 2019
There are more than 11 million people now experiencing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity (IPC Phases 3 and 4) in nine Southern African countries1 due to deepening drought and climate crisis. If urgent humanitarian action is not taken, the number will likely rise in the coming months, according to the Regional Interagency Standing Committee Africa (RIASCO).
Millions displaced; women, girls hit hardest; crises compounded by conflicts, poverty and inequality; $700m average climate-related losses; urgent action needed now
More than 52 million people in 18 countries across southern, eastern and central Africa are facing up to crisis levels of hunger as a result of weather extremes, compounded by poverty and conflict.
Some areas are facing a second extreme drought in four years and worse than that sparked by El Nino in 1981.
Luanda - A national monitoring and warning plan on burning at national level should be set up to mitigate its effects on climate change, said Friday, the Environment Ministry's director of the Center for Tropical Ecology and Climate Change, Joaquim Laureano.
Speaking about “Wildfires and forest fires”, in the framework of the workshop on journalism and sustainable environment, he stressed that this plan will allow us to predict, to know, and monitor where they occur, their intensity, damage, mitigate their effects and take action, recovery of degraded ecosystems.
Johannesburg – A record 45 million people across the 16-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) will be severely food insecure in the next six months, United Nations food agencies have warned.
This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region
As of 31 August 2019, 886,881 Congolese refugees and asylum seekers are being hosted in several African countries. From 1 January to 31 August 2019 alone, some 61,652 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in the flows to Uganda.
A record 45 million Southern Africans will be severely food insecure at peak lean season
WFP to support 7.2 million people in 8 countries
US$ 260 million being sought to meet urgent food needs (US$ 139 million of the required US$ 399 million secured to date)
WFP is stepping up both emergency assistance to those most in need and interventions to help vulnerable communities withstand increasingly frequent and intense climate shocks.
This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region.
As of 31 July 2019, 873,987 Congolese refugees are being hosted in several African countries. From 1 January to 31 July 2019 alone, some 62,291 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in the flows to Uganda.
UNHCR, together with 57 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 30 June 2019 to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.
Global Environment Facility approves $179 million to support FAO-led projects
14 June 2019, Rome - FAO today welcomed a decision by the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to provide $179 million to support the UN agency's work with countries worldwide at the critical nexus between agriculture and the environment. This includes projects focussed on biodiversity conservation, transboundary water resources management, sustainable land management, highly hazardous pesticide remediation, and climate change adaptation.
The United Republic of Tanzania was host to 84,347 refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC, as of 31 December 2018, representing the 25.8 per cent of the total refugee population in the country. The majority of refugees, some 84,246, continued to reside in the refugee camp of Nyarugusu and the remaining population in urban areas.
Extensive U.S. flooding leads to multi-billion-dollar impact in the Missouri & Mississippi River Basins
Cyclone Idai leaves nearly 1,100 people dead & causes a humanitarian crisis in Southern Africa
Windstorm Eberhard poised to become the costliest event of the 2018/19 season in Europe
8.0 billion Anticipated global cost of flooding events in March 2019 in USD
Lubango - Studies of the food Resilience and Nutrition Security Programme in Angola (FRESAN) conducted in 2018 indicate that over 1.1 million Angolans living in the southern provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene are affected by drought as a result of the climate change phenomenon.
Such number represents 12 percent of the rural population of Huíla, 99 percent of Namibe and 97 percent of the inhabitants in the rural areas of Cunene.
Luena - The Environment Minister, Paula Francisco Coelho, on Thursday in Luena (Moxico), recommended the creation of a legal instrument that aims to detect, identify, and monitor areas of risk in order to eliminate the emergence of ravines.
The official made the recommendation at the opening of the workshop on ravines in Angola, arguing that the spread of gullies not only affects the communities but also conditions the country's sustainable development and the ecosystem conservation.
09 July 2018, Gaborone, Botswana - The number of food insecure people in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region in the 2018/19 consumption year is 29 million people, representing 14 percent of the population, according to the “State of Food and Nutrition Insecurity and Vulnerability in Southern Africa” report. The report was compiled from results of the 2018 vulnerability assessments and analysis of 11 SADC Member States. The number of the food insecure population is 13 percent higher, compared to last year, 2017/8.