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24 Jun 2016 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.

  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.

  • Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.

  • Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.

29 Apr 2016 description

In this issue

  • Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1

  • IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2

  • The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3

  • Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4

  • Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6

  • Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6

  • HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7

KEY FIGURES

# of IDPs 11 m

# of refugees 3.4 m

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses

22 May 2013 description

Heavy rains were observed in western Ethiopia, western South Sudan and Nigeria during the past week.

1) Poorly distributed and significantly below average seasonal rainfall has resulted in deteriorating ground conditions since January. This has negatively impacted crops and livestock throughout many parts of southern Angola and northern Namibia.

15 May 2013 description

Heavy rains continued for a second week across previously dry areas in western Ethiopia and South Sudan.

1) Poorly distributed and significantly below average seasonal rainfall has resulted in deteriorating ground conditions since January. This has negatively impacted crops and livestock throughout many parts of southern Angola and northern Namibia.

08 May 2013 description

Heavy, torrential rain fell over many parts of western Ethiopia, South Sudan, southern Somalia, Kenya and Uganda.

1) Poorly distributed and significantly below average seasonal rainfall has resulted in deteriorating ground conditions since January. This has negatively impacted crops and livestock throughout many parts of southern Angola and northern Namibia.

01 May 2013 description

1) Poorly distributed and significantly below average seasonal rainfall has resulted in deteriorating ground conditions since January. This has negatively impacted crops and livestock throughout many parts of southern Angola and northern Namibia.

2) Little to no rainfall since the second dekad of March has been received across portions of eastern Angola, and western Zambia. Late season moisture deficits indicate an early departure of the southern Africa monsoon in the region and may affect crops planted late in the season.

03 Apr 2013 description
  • Heavy precipitation continues across East Africa; however many local areas in western Ethiopia are experiencing a growing delay to seasonal rainfall with developing moisture deficits.

1) Since the beginning of the year, poorly distributed and significantly below average seasonal rainfall has led to deteriorating ground conditions, stressed vegetation and negatively impacted cropping activities and livestock throughout many parts of southwestern Africa.

03 May 2010 description

I. INTRODUCTION

1. Les éléments attestant les changements climatiques substantiels survenus dans le monde au cours du siècle dernier, ont été présentés dans le quatrième Rapport d'évaluation du Groupe d'experts intergouvernemental sur l'évolution du climat (GIEC, 2007). Il y est également indiqué que la variabilité du climat et le risque d'événements extrêmes et de brusques modifications des modèles climatiques, pourraient s'accentuer tout au long du XXIe siècle.

21 Aug 2009 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBOURG, 21 août 2009 (IRIN) - Depuis des milliers d'années, les agriculteurs de subsistance d'Afrique subsaharienne sont à la merci du quéléa à bec rouge (quelea quelea en latin) ; les essaims de ces oiseaux voraces surnommés les « criquets à plumes » continuent à venir obscurcir le ciel et dévaster les cultures à travers tout le continent.

« Sa principale caractéristique est de se déplacer en très grand nombre », a dit Clive Elliot à IRIN.

13 Sep 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund

Surveys reveal solid progress on child survival

NEW YORK, 13 September 2007 - New figures show solid progress on child survival, including a decline in the annual number of under-five deaths, according to UNICEF. Global child deaths have reached a record low, falling below 10 million per year to 9.7 million, down from almost 13 million in 1990.

"This is an historic moment," said UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman. "More children are surviving today than ever before.

27 Feb 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund

Addis Ababa, 27 Feb 2007: Experts and education officials from 20 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa are calling upon governments and development agencies to pay greater attention to the large number of children who fail to proceed to secondary school because of limited opportunities.

Meeting in Addis Ababa under the auspices of the UN Girls Education Initiative, the experts say governments need to consolidate the gains made in universal primary education by abolishing school fees for lower and upper secondary education, investing more in vocational and technical education and job …

27 Jun 2006 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Junto con la asociación World SwimforMalaria (WSM) distribuirán 28.000 mosquiteras en 9 países africanos para proteger a 100.000 menores y mujeres embarazadas.

27 Jun 2006 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies announced today a new partnership with the London-based charitable Foundation, World Swim for Malaria (WSM). Together they plan to provide life-saving long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) to families in 17 communities in nine East and Southern Africa countries: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Rwanda.

10 Mar 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of El Niño

Synopsis: A transition from weak warm-episode (El Niño) conditions to ENSO-neutral conditions is expected to continue during the next three months.

Sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies decreased in all of the Niño regions during February 2005. However, positive sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies greater than +1°C (~1.8°F) persisted in portions of the central and western equatorial Pacific.

03 Mar 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

June-August 2005 Forecasts

Sahel:

There is a low to moderate tilt in the odds favoring above normal across central Sahel from western Mali into central Niger. Climatology is expected elsewhere.

Northern Horn of Africa:

The outlook for June-August 2005 at four months lead calls for a slight tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall over portions of northern and central Ethiopia. Climatology is expected elsewhere.

Gulf of Guinea Region:

20 Jan 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

CCA Outlook Forecasts: February -- April

Southern Africa:

13 Jan 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of El Niño:

Synopsis: Weak warm-episode (El Niño) conditions are expected to continue for the next three months.

27 May 2004 description

Funding Accelerates Goals of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today awarded $6 million in funds to enhance medical injection safety programs to reduce the transmission of HIV in developing countries, sometimes the result of unsafe and unnecessary medical injections. The awards will support projects operating in six African countries - Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria and Uganda -- as part of the $15 billion President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.