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17 Nov 2015 description
report Caritas

Ali was 11 and his brother Akim was just 8 when they arrived alone in Swaziland in 2010. They remember little about their long journey here from their native Burundi – or maybe they prefer not to talk about leaving their home and what happened to their family. “We don’t have any parents,” the boys say.

“But we do remember that then we had two brothers. They died in the war. We’re scared of war.”

01 Sep 2014 description

Situation Overview: HIV and AIDS

The SADC region accounts for some of the highest HIV prevalence levels in the world. An estimated 14.6 million people in the region, are living with HIV. Women account for more than 50% of those living with HIV in the region.

24 Jul 2007 description

John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, this afternoon urged a timely donor response to a flash appeal launched today for drought relief in Swaziland.

"There are great worries of severe malnutrition if we don't act now," Mr. Holmes said of the crisis in the Southern African country, hardest hit by a drought that has also severely affected Lesotho, Zimbabwe and parts of Mozambique.

24 Jul 2007 description
report UN News Service

Lors d'un point sur les crises humanitaires en Afrique australe et au Moyen-Orient, le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence, John Holmes, a plaidé pour une réponse rapide de la part des donateurs à l'Appel éclair lancé aujourd'hui en faveur du Swaziland.

« Une situation très préoccupante en matière de malnutrition est à craindre si nous n'agissons pas sous peu », a-t-il déclaré à propos de la crise qui sévit dans ce pays frappé par une terrible sècheresse qui touche également le Lesotho, le Zimbabwe et certaines …

06 Jan 2005 description

Total Appeal Target : US$ 750,000

Balance Requested from ACT Network: 738,743.09

Geneva, 6 January 2005

Dear Colleagues,

During 2004, the ACT Rapid Response Fund assisted 26 ACT implementing members to save lives in sudden emergencies, providing financial assistance ranging from US$4,000 to US$50,000.