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09 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

6 of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have over 20% of their population using an unimproved water source and they include; Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Madagascar. Of these countries, Somalia has recorded the highest number of cholera cases and deaths. Countries which have 11 to 20% of their population using unimproved water sources include; South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eritrea, Angola, Zimbabwe and Lesotho. 5 of these countries (South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Angola and Zimbabwe) have reported outbreaks in 2017.

09 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

3 of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have over 50% of their population using unimproved sanitation facilities and they include; Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda. Cumulatively, Tanzania has reported 2697 cases since the beginning of 2017. Countries which have 25 to 50% of their population using unimproved sanitation facilities include: Somalia, Kenya, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Madagascar. Cumulatively, these countries have reported 83, 346 cases in 2017, and majority of these cases emerging from Somalia.

12 Jul 2017 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Situation Update
Further to the last situation update , Somalia continues to be one of the worst-affected countries, as forecast by the Famine Early Warning Systems (FEWS) Network and the International Red Cross, famine is likely to be declared in late 2017 in the state of Puntland, Somaliland and South West, Somalia.

17 Mar 2017 description
report IRIN

By Obi Anyadike, Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor

Farmers, traders and consumers across East and Southern Africa are feeling the impact of consecutive seasons of drought that have scorched harvests and ruined livelihoods.

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04 Dec 2013 description

Abnormal dryness has settled in across eastern Southern Africa due to a poor rainfall distribution during November.

1) While some local areas observed some moisture recovery along the Jubba River basin in southern Somalia during mid-November, the absence of precipitation in October has led to significant moisture deficits across many parts of southern Somalia and eastern Kenya. This dryness is likely to negatively impact the development of crops, and pastoral conditions with little opportunity for recovery before the end of the rains season.

22 Nov 2011 description
report AmeriCares

Ongoing programs and emergency response helps tens of thousands in crisis
November 17, 2011

These happy faces say it all: 3,200 Vietnamese children no longer go hungry, thanks to a Pediatric Nutrition Program supported by AmeriCares and its partners. In Vietnam, where one-third of children under age 5 suffer from stunted growth due to malnutrition, this program is a shining example of hope and progress.

09 Aug 2011 description

Highlights Countries in this issue: - International prices of wheat decreased for the third consecutive month but those of rice continue to increase.

05 Jul 2011 description

Summary

Desert Locust (SGR) infestations declined during June in the primary breeding and outbreak areas in the Sahel, North Africa and Red Sea coasts due to control operations and unfavorable ecological conditions.

21 Apr 2008 description
report Oxfam

Une réforme de fond en comble s'impose.

L'organisme international Oxfam qualifie le système d'aide internationale d'inapte à juguler le problème de la faim dans le monde et réclame une réforme de fond en comble du système pour qu'il soit mieux en mesure de lutter contre la flambée des prix des aliments et les crises alimentaires qui menacent l'Afrique de l'Est et de l'Ouest. L'organisme a fait cette déclaration au terme d'une conférence visant à définir les meilleurs moyens de remédier au problème de la faim dans le monde qui a réuni à Rome …

04 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 for the 2006-2007 Appeal.

In brief

Programme summary: Disaster Management programme: Special attention was given to preparedness and risk reduction in terms of training, contingency planning, partnerships and forums for information sharing and early warning. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the implementation of climate change initiatives in the Zone was concluded with the RCRC Climate Change Centre in Netherlands.

01 Oct 2006 description
report CARE

1. SOS Africa - permanent crisis in Africa?

By 2020 the world will have spent more than =A3165 billion this century fighting emergencies in Africa'. Yet it has been estimated that just =A3132 billion, if spent differently, could instead halve hunger by 20152. Rather than simply saving lives, this money could be spent improving lives and ending the cycle of emergencies.

In 1984, famine in Ethiopia prompted the unprecedented mass action of LiveAid to raise funds for the eight million people facing starvation.

03 Aug 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:
Update of the Africa Intertropical Convergence Zone Position:

23 Dec 2003 description


Africa Weather Hazards Assessment Text Explanation December 25-31, 2003