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- 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
Twenty-seventh Special Session
2nd Meeting (PM)
As the plenary of the General Assembly special session on children continued this afternoon, top officials from a number of African nations urged their fellow world leaders to consider the problems developing countries faced in implementing the goals of the 1990 World Summit for Children.
Period: 21 - 30 April 2002
Review of the rainfall situation
Above normal rainfall over Namibia and northern Tanzania.
Data not received from Angola, Botswana, Mauritius, Swaziland, South Africa and Zambia.
The southern parts of the SADC are in transition period (Summer - Winter).
Tropical Cyclone Kesiny is currently active.
Northern parts of Tanzania, northern Angola and most of DRC are expected to have moderate rainfall.
Likelihood of Tropical Cyclone Kesiny affecting some of the SADC countries.
The foreign aid department of German NGO Malteser Hilfsdienst was founded in 1966 but the organisation's roots reach back to the 11th century. Emergency aid programme officer Birke Herzbruch spoke to Beth Watts about the Malteser history and her own personal journey into humanitarian aid.
Large numbers of people are threatened
with starvation from drought- related food shortages in six countries in
southern Africa -- Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and
- worst hit - Malawi.
Massive amounts of food aid are needed soon to avert starvation. Church World Service and others are helping partners in Malawi to provide corn for food and next- season planting to 37,500 farming families, as well as a highly nutritious cereal mix to 17,000 severely malnourished children, along with nutrition education for their mothers.
Drought, floods, economic instability and HIV/AIDS is threatening the food security of millions of people spread across six countries in southern Africa. WFP is calling for a massive response to the unfolding crisis.
After floods swallowed their homes and farms in early 2001, nearly 700 families living along the Zambezi River in Mozambique resettled on higher ground in the town of Chupanga.
This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal Target (revised): CHF 3,500,000 (USD 2.2 million or EUR 2.4 million)
Period covered: January - March 2002; Next report expected in July
"At a Glance"
Appeal coverage: 35%
Outstanding needs: CHF 2.27 million (USD 1.4m/ EUR 1.56)
Written by Mason Anderson, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports
CROP AND FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION
(From April Transitions Newsletter.)
This is the first issue in 2002 of this quarterly report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation, cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in humanitarian operations.
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
This report includes:
JOHANNESBURG, 25 April (IRIN) - The World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that harsh weather conditions, economic and political instability and HIV/AIDS could see the 2.6 million people it is currently struggling to feed in Southern Africa double when regional assessments are completed in May.
Late season rains bring some relief to drought affected areas
Reduced rainfall activity in north-eastern parts of the SADC region
Frost damages crops in Lesoth
Climate scientists study possibility of an El Niño event during 2002/2003 season
Dekadal Rainfall Performance
This report includes:
Mr Poul Nielson
European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid
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Gaborone, Botswana, 11th - 12th April 2002