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08 Nov 2013 description

(Pretoria, 08 November 2013): A groundbreaking study into the threats likely to confront southern African communities over the next decade has been released. Titled Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, the study identifies regional and global factors that may impact the lives and livelihoods of southern Africans and, as importantly, the available capacities to address these challenges.

06 Mar 2013 description

Geneva/Gaborone 4 March 2013: Over 6 million people across the southern African countries of Angola, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Malawi are facing severe food shortages, and are at serious risk from disease and malnutrition, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is warning.

In a crisis that has been largely underreported in the global media, millions of people across the southern Africa region are paying a heavy price for recurring cycles of severe drought and flooding.