- Southern Africa: Drought - Nov 2018
- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Angola: Drought - 2012-2014
- Angola: Cholera Outbreak - Dec 2011
- Angola: Floods - Dec 2011
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
- Angola: Floods - Oct 2010
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374,000 Congolese nationals arrive from Angola
Health officials record approximately 820 confirmed and probable EVD cases
Insecurity contributes to deteriorating food security conditions in the DRC
2,263 individuals have been relocated from urban areas to Lovua settlement during the reporting period.
Construction of transitional shelters is in progress and so far a total of 2,770 transitional shelters have been built
Update on Achievements
Heavy rainfall continues in southeast Africa while drought strengthens in parts of Angola and Namibia
Africa Weather Hazards
Significantly below average rainfall since October has resulted in extended dry spells in southern Africa. Improved seasonal rainfall in February has brought relief to many areas in South Africa.
Heavy rainfall is forecast over Madagascar next week with the potential for flooding.
Heavy January rainfall decreased moisture deficits, though cropping conditions unlikely to recover
In line with seasonal trends, national average maize prices have been increasing across the region. South Africa, the region’s largest maize producer/supplier, is seeing an uptick in prices partly due to lower than expected planting and the possibility of a poor 2018/19 harvest.
Markets in Zambia continue to experience higher than usual maize prices, and in December 2018, the national average maize price was 10 percent above the 5 year average (5YA).
87,490 refugee returnees (2014 - 2018)
This figure includes voluntary repatriation from Kenya (82,840) and Assisted Spontaneous return from Yemen (3,405) as well as 1,245 returns from other countries such as Djibouti (783), Libya (353), Sudan (64), Eritrea (34), Pakistan,
Gambia, Angola, Cambodia and others. Somali refugees from these or other countries who return spontaneously without assistance from the UNHCR are not included.
82,840 refugee returnees from Kenya (2014 - 2018)
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
31 INJURED IN FIRES AT IDP SITE IN KAGA BANDORO
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Crop production prospects in 2019 favourable in main cereal-producing provinces of centre
In southern provinces, however, below-average rainfall diminished production outlook
Food prices continued to rise, reflecting lower harvest in 2018 and weaker national currency
Food security situation worsened in southern provinces due to persisting dry weather conditions
Reduced rainfall diminishes 2019 production prospects in southern provinces
The number of people facing severe hunger in the world has been steadily rising and remains deeply of concern.
Conflict and extreme climate events remain the main drivers behind severe food crises. Often occurring simultaneously, all dimensions of food security – food availability, access and utilization – are further undermined.
235 350 people
USD 18.1 million
January – December 2019
In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas, and continues to cause significant population displacement in the region.
FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:
Background and methods
Evaluation Purpose and Scope
More international migrants move within Africa than beyond the continent
Malawi, Mozambique, and Madagascar receive heavy rainfall as dryness strengthens in Angola and Namibia
Africa Weather Hazards
Significantly below average and infrequent rainfall since October has caused widespread dryness in southern Africa. Improved seasonal rainfall since December has brought relief to many affected areas.
Heavy rainfall is forecast over Malawi, Mozambique, and Madagascar with the potential for flooding.
Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2009 and FY 2018, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural andman-made disasters.
This document provides a mid-month update on major developments between the publication of UNHCR’s monthly Operational Updates.
• In 2018, 319,726 children under the age of five were screened for malnutrition and 74,871 treated for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in drought affected areas and in Lovua settlement, where refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are located.
• With UNICEF support, 2,731 household latrines and showers were built for all refugees living in Lovua settlement, and 87,500 people gained access to safe water through water points and handpumps in droughtaffected areas.
- 7 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 941 cholera cases and 8 deaths with an average Case Fatality Rate of 0.9%, since the beginning of 2019. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Apart from Kenya, outbreaks from the rest of the countries spilled over from 2018. Kenya accounts for 60.8% (572) of the total cases reported this year, followed by Somalia at 21% (198). In 2019, highest Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has been recorded in Zimbabwe at 8.9%.