- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hellen - Mar 2014
- Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2013
- Tropical Storm Irina - Mar 2012
- Mozambique: Storms and Floods - Jan 2012
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
The Vulnerability Sourcebook provides step-by-step guidelines to conduct vulnerability assessments and to monitor changes in vulnerability over time. Repeating vulnerability assessments on a regular basis is a rather new approach and serves as a valuable tool for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of adaptation by showing whether a reduction in vulnerability has really been achieved.
Regional Update (updated 18th of December 2014)
New study on child poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
Two thirds of children in sub-Saharan Africa experience multiple deprivations
New UNICEF study provides extensive new data and analysis of multidimensional child poverty
Most households in Southern Africa depend on maize as their main source of food and energy, given the high volumes and ease with which it is produced. Alternative food crops that are consumed as substitutes include rice, wheat, sorghum, millet, and tubers such as cassava and potatoes. Consumption of these substitutes occurs mainly when maize is not available or among those households in areas where such substitutes are more easily available (for example, cassava in northern Mozambique).
Maize, rice, and cowpeas are the most important food commodities for poor. Maize is the staple food for the poor, with rice most often used as a substitute. Among beans, cowpeas are the most important to poor groups. Each of the markets represented here act as indicators for the broader region. Tete is representative for the province by the same name, Nampula is the main market in the north and is representative for the region, and has linkages with the interior of Zambezia and Nampula provinces and coastal Nampula.
- Heavy rains brought needed moisture to dry areas in eastern southern Africa.
- Moderate to heavy rains were observed around Lake Victoria in Uganda and Kenya.
Dorcas takes action to help people in need and deep poverty irrespective of their religion, ethnicity, gender or political convictions. Inspired by Matthew 25:31-46 to care for the poor and oppressed, Dorcas has been working for 35 years to provide relief and development projects in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For this it can count on the enthusiasm of thousands of volunteers, entrepreneurs and donors in the Netherlands.
Ireland’s overseas aid programme is helping to lift millions of people out of poverty and hunger; reducing the number of mothers who die in childbirth and helping to tackle major health crises, including Ebola.
NAMPULA, Mozambique, December 24 (UNHCR) – When Oliviet Nyankuru heard his name being called out at a recent graduation ceremony in Mozambique's Lurio University, he became emotional at the thought of his long tough journey there.
"I remembered my whole story, I thought back to the last time I saw my mother and all the complicated moments I had lived through, but hearing my name, it was like I was dreaming and all my hard work paid off," says the 28-year-old medical graduate, who received his diploma from Mozambique's President Armando Guebuza.
GFDRR works closely with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), national meteorological and hydrological services, and other partners to help countries modernize their weather, climate, and hydrological information systems
Why Hydrometeorological Services Matter
Hydrometeorological (“hydromet”) hazards—such as storms, floods, droughts, and heat and cold waves—are responsible for the greatest proportion of losses from adverse natural events, causing nearly 80 percent of disasters and over 50 percent of disaster-related deaths between 1980 and 2011.
Some relief expected for abnormally dry patches in East and Southern Africa
1-. Although good rains were observed over the Greater Horn of Africa during late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season had already negatively impacted ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.
As the season is coming to an end, a recovery is unlikely.
A comprehensive 12-day training for police officers in the Gaza Province of Mozambique ended on Monday, November 24. The course is part of a government effort to establish a national capacity to manage the residual contamination from unexploded munitions of war (UXOs). It included training on identification of types of munitions, assessment of risks, disposal of explosive devices and basic first aid.
- Needed rainfall was observed across previously dry areas in southern Africa.
- Dry conditions prevailed across eastern Africa.
1) Although good rains were observed over the Greater Horn of Africa during late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October- December rainy season combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season had already negatively impacted ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia. As the season is coming to an end, a recovery is unlikely.
The benefits of strengthening disaster preparedness are cost effectiveness and the delivery of effective humanitarian response.
Countries in the region have varying levels of preparedness.
Mozambique and Madagascar are most exposed to tropical cyclones.
WASHINGTON, December 23, 2014 — The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today an International Development Association (IDA)* financing in the amount of US$50 million to support climate change related reforms agreed upon between the Government of Mozambique (GoM) and the World Bank under the Climate Change Development Policy Operation (DPO). This operation will improve the country’s resilience to effects of climate change through the implementation of reforms across several sectors of the economy.
Heavy rains in Maputo reportedly caused the deaths of 5 people. In Matola, approximately 300 people were left homeless after 19 houses collapsed and 370 houses were flooded. In Xai-Xai, hundreds of people have also reportedly been displaced. Mudslides, as a result of heavy rains, have also damaged roads, making access to affected areas difficult. According to the authorities, people living in flood prone areas will be moved to safe zones. Relevant authorities are responding to the situation.