- 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
Commission de la population et du développement
Commission on Population and Development
ODI Briefing Paper 50
Context is critical for tailored responses
The global HIV epidemic may have stabilised, and the number of new infections has fallen slightly since 2001. But there is no room for complacency. In 2007, 33 million people were living with HIV, and two million people died as a result of AIDs-related illnesses. Sub-Saharan Africa continues to bear the brunt of the global epidemic, accounting for more than two-thirds (68%) of all adults and 90% of all children with HIV (UNAIDS, 2008). In many regions, high levels of HIV infection coincide with humanitarian emergencies.
Item 67 (b) of the provisional agenda*
Five days' torrential rain in Ampara and Batticaloa districts of Sri Lankahas led to over 28,000 people fleeing their homes to avoid the deluge. Save the Children is already responding to families who have been affected by the flooding, many of whom had previously been displaced by conflict.
In Ampara alone more than 65,000 families, including 70,000 children, have been affected and nearly 13,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed.