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30 Nov 2004 description
report Save the Children

Two years ago, Southern Africa was the focus of attention for the humanitarian community and for public concern. Between the 6 focus countries of a regional appeal (Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and Angola, over 16.5 million people were estimated to be in need of emergency assistance to meet their food needs.

03 Nov 2004 description

Better practices in food aid programming that are relevant to an HIV/AIDS context are explored in two new studies compiled by the Consortium for Southern Africa Food Security Emergency.

24 Sep 2004 description
report World Vision

It's a little off the beaten track, but a small garden in World Vision's Muecate Area Development Program in northern Mozambique holds the community's hopes for food security.

Erratic rainfall, infertile soil and a virus that has decimated the cassava crop means thounsands of people in Muecate are now threatened with food shortages.

However, farmers from the project are working together to find places where they can grow what cannot be grown anywhere else.

"This is where we're able to produce the food we need to eat and to sell for our survival," said …

31 Aug 2004 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

This paper is intended both for managers and technical staff working either in food security and livelihoods or in HIV/AIDS and reproductive health who require an introduction to the linkages between the two areas, and as a guide to the many issues that need to be considered when carrying out assessments (or reviewing others' assessments) and when planning interventions. The focus is specifically on economic impacts of AIDS, and does not address important emotional, psychological and social impacts.

03 Aug 2004 description
report World Vision

Millions of people in southern Africa remain at risk of severe food shortages, while productive communities are being decimated by the AIDS pandemic in a humanitarian emergency that is both chronic and complex in nature.

31 Jul 2004 description
report Oxfam

Uni=E3o Nacional de Camponeses (UNAC), Mozambique
Environmental Rights Action, Nigeria
Consumers International Regional Office for Africa, Zimbabwe
The Oakland Institute, US
Accion Ecologica, Ecuador
Oxfam Solidarité, Belgium
Third World Network, Malaysia
Friends of the Earth International, The Netherlands

With the support of:

World Council of Churches Working Group on Genetic Engineering

21 Jul 2004 description
report World Vision

Food-for-Work activities in Tete, Mozambique, reached 130,000 people in May. However, World Vision relief staff say that the situation in the area is yet to improve.

07 Apr 2004 description

Appeal Target: US$ 595,030
Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 2,295,783

Geneva, 7 April 2004

Dear Colleagues,

31 Mar 2004 description
report Oxfam

Introduction & Objectives

In the 2002-2003 period, Southern Africa experienced the worst food crises the region has encountered since 1992. Most assessments of this period of acute food insecurity and vulnerability have understood this phenomenon to be as much a crisis of livelihoods, or of development in general, as a simple food shock. The key difference between 1992 and 2002 is that the latter crisis can be attributed to a number of factors other than climate, among them structural imbalance, governance, economic and social decline, HIV/AIDS and to a lesser extent drought.

12 Mar 2004 description
report AlertNet

By Steve Swindells

04 Mar 2004 description
report Malteser

International Women's Day on 8 March 2004: Education, health and equal rights

03 Feb 2004 description

MSF is also prepared to expand its intervention if requested. Other cholera cases have been declared in other provinces in the country.

26 Jan 2004 description

Emergency food aid begun during a devastating drought in southern Africa in 2002 has been completed in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, while Zimbabwe is still receiving food shipments.
"Overall, the drought has passed (in most countries), " said Willie Reimer, MCC's director of Food, Disaster and Material Resources. "The support was very, very helpful."

23 Jan 2004 description
report World Vision

"World Vision will continue to implement a food aid programme under food for work and vulnerable group feeding for 80,800 people until March 2004, and the UNICEF Supplementary Feeding programme until February 2004," says Anthea Spinks, WV Mozambique's Emergency and Relief Manager.

22 Jan 2004 description
report AlertNet

By Steve Swindells