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02 Mar 2017 description

OVERVIEW

• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

21 Oct 2013 description

Madagascar: The Presidential elections are scheduled to take place this week on 25 October. It is hoped that these elections will break the political impasse that has affected the country since 2009, but there are also concerns that the elections could trigger unrest.

Mozambique: According to media reports, 2 RENAMO (Mozambican National Resistance) soldiers were killed on 17 October in confrontations with the Mozambican Army near the Renamo leader’s headquarters.

30 Sep 2013 description

Madagascar:

Election campaigning started on 24 September 2013. On 26 September 2013 a grenade detonated in front of the home of the President of the Special Electoral Court (CES) in Antananarivo. No damages or casualties were reported.

Angola:

02 Sep 2013 description

Regional:
According to the outcome of the Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF), normal to above normal rainfall can be expected for most of the region this coming rainfall season (October 2013 to March 2014).

05 Aug 2013 description

Madagascar:

The release of the new list of presidential candidates by the restructured Special Electoral Courts is scheduled for 20 August 2013.
Most of the funds required to start the locust eradication campaign have been received, including $5 million provided by the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)

Namibia:

The Drought Response Plan is expected to be approved by Government this week.

Malawi:

17 Jun 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Mozambique:

Since the beginning of a cholera outbreak in Mozambique in early January 2013, a total of 1,861 cases and 19 deaths have been recorded nationally as at 31 May 2013 (CFR=1%). The outbreak is considered over all provinces except Niassa, although zero cases have been reported there during the past few weeks.

Madagascar:

20 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.

LESOTHO:
A CERF grant for USD 6.2 million has been approved for Lesotho for the following areas.

Food Security: 1.Emergency agriculture interventions for vulnerable farmers 2.Food parcels or cash transfers to most vulnerable population.

Health and Nutrition: 1.Management of moderate, acute and severe malnutrition 2.Strengthening of disease surveillance