- 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 2016, the Surge Capacity Section (SCS) managed 144 deployments to 32 countries.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.
22 Jan 2013 - Heavy rain since 12 Jan has triggered small-scale flooding in 19 districts. Nine people have died and more than 18,000 people are affected. Authorities have declared the orange emergency level, which aim to scale up monitoring measures and strengthen preparedness.
UNICEF, 08 Mar 2010 - The Government of Mozambique is considering the option of declaring Red Alert starting from the afternoon of 9 March 2010, in light of the current localised flooding in parts of the country due to heavy rainfalls in Mozambique and in neighbouring Zimbabwe and Zambia.
21 Jul 2009 - A disease affecting fish stocks threatens the livelihoods of 25 million people in the Zambezi River basin. The most affected country is Zambia, where over 2,000 villages and some 7,000 people are now at risk of hunger.