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13 Dec 2016 description

Mozambique - Over the last decade, countries in Southern Africa have been hit by recurrent and frequent floods, droughts and strong cyclones, which have resulted in the displacement of people in both urban and rural areas.

Severe flooding in 2015 led to the displacement of thousands of people in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar, while drought in Namibia prompted the country to declare a state of emergency in 2016. Such environmental emergencies require timely and effective interventions in order to prevent massive internal and cross-border displacements of people.

07 Nov 2014 description

Angola - IOM Angola this week organized a three-day workshop on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for 25 disaster management officials from Angola’s Civil Protection Service and Ministry of Social Assistance.

The aim of the workshop was to explore how to address the displacement of people by natural disasters; the roles and responsibilities in managing a camp; the protection of the most vulnerable; the participation of communities; and recovery strategies and solutions for displaced people, in line with international CCCM standards.

06 Jun 2014 description
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Regional Strategy for Southern Africa - English version

IOM Strategy Responds to Complex Migration Challenges in Southern Africa

Southern Africa experiences all types of movements such as mixed and irregular migration, labour migration and forced migration, including displacement due to conflict and natural disasters. These migration flows involve over four million economically active persons, and an additional unspecified number of undocumented migrants, including many vulnerable populations such as women and children.

11 Apr 2014 description

Malaria is a major global public health problem affecting over 109 countries globally and ranked as the fifth cause of deaths among communicable diseases worldwide. Because of increasing internal and cross-border movements of people, Southern Africa is one of the world's high-risk malaria zones.

IOM will now back a cross border and regional campaign to reduce and eliminate malaria transmission in targeted border districts within the southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region.

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.

15 Nov 2010 description

A review of the current situation and recommendations for achieving the World Health Assembly Resolution on health of migrants. November 2010.

02 Mar 2010 description

A new IOM study has found that migrant workers in Southern Africa have relatively low and inadequate access to HIV prevention and treatment services, although they have high a vulnerability to infection.

The findings are based on a regional assessment of the HIV vulnerabilities of migrants and mobile workers in the southern Africa region commissioned by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and funded by the Southern Africa Prevention Initiative of the U.S.

17 Feb 2010 description

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Background

Southern Africa continues to bear a disproportionate share of the global burden of HIV: 35% of HIV infections and 38% of AIDS-related deaths in 2007 occurred in this sub-region'(UNAIDS, 2008b: 32). Southern Africa also experiences high levels of population movement, voluntary or forced, and comprises a diversity of people, including contract labor migrants, irregular migrants, families of migrants, refugees, traffi cked persons and mobile workers such as truck drivers and mine workers.

27 Jan 2004 description

Southern Africa - Regional Partnership on HIV and AIDS in Mobile Populations