- 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
In January 2015, the Start Fund responded to flooding in Malawi and Mozambique. The floods had caused mass displacement and destroyed the vast majority of agricultural livelihoods, affecting more than 1 million people.
The Learning and Evaluation Committee conducted its normal peer-review of the response, and a number of key questions arose. With their approval, the Monitoring and Evaluation team at Action Against Hunger decided to launch a learning exercise from July 11-18 using the 1% learning budget.
The Start Fund has disbursed a total of £700,000 in a double activation for the flooding in Malawi and Mozambique. In Malawi, funding has been awarded to Concern Worldwide, ActionAid, Christian Aid and Save the Children for a total £350,000, while in Mozambique, funding has been awarded to Save the Children (on behalf of the COSACA Consortium with Care, Concern and Oxfam) and World Vision for a total of £350,000.
Since December 2014, heavy rainfall has caused widespread flooding across a number of Southern African countries. The largest impact of the flooding has been felt in Malawi and Mozambique where thousands of people have been affected. The floods have resulted in mass displacement in both countries and heavily impacted agriculture and key infrastructure.
Heavy rainfall since the beginning of January has caused significant flooding in northern and central parts of Mozambique, particularly in Zambezia, Niassa, Nampula, and Cabo Delgado provinces.
As of 16 January, 20,000 people have been displaced and 100,000 people are estimated to be affected.
Power cuts in northern and central provinces are affecting 300,000.
Very little further information on the impact of the rains is available.