- 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
People making $1,000 a year or less are most likely to die in disasters, research shows
By Laurie Goering
LONDON, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fatalities and economic losses from severe weather are rising in many of the world's poorest countries as climate change and a lack of disaster preparedness worsen threats, risk experts said.
Over the last 35 years, 60 percent of weather-related deaths globally were among people who earn $1,000 a year or less, said Ernst Rauch, a strategy expert at German reinsurance firm Munich Re.
How much fresh water is available to people, where it is and how it is managed are probably the most important questions in water security. Miren Gutierrez of CDKN looks at the context in which CDKN and the Global Water Partnership put in place a capacity building programme aimed at improving resilience in Mozambique. This is part II of a two part blog; read the first one here
The next harvest is not due until March/April, forcing some to eat vital seed stocks, sell possessions and eat fewer meals
By Alex Whiting
ROME, Nov 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More funds are urgently needed for a worsening hunger crisis in drought-hit southern Africa that is expected to peak early next year and already affects 39 million people, forcing some to eat seeds and pull children out of school, aid agencies said.
Disasters in recent years, such as drought and floods, have driven poor Mozambican families deeper into destitution, and more women into prostitution
By Ray Mwareya
BEIRA, Mozambique, Sept 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bemusa was only eight when her parents died of tuberculosis and she was left in the care of an "aunt", who made ends meet by working as a prostitute in Mozambique's second city, Beira.
Read the full article on the Thomson Reuters Foundation
An eruption of laughter, then silence as the girls looked nervously at each other. Finally, with an awkward smile and glance back at her friends, one young woman stood up and grasped the purple wrapper. With a deep breath, she ripped open the package.
“This is how you use a female condom,” she said, giggling briefly before beginning a clear, confident explanation of how to insert and remove the condom.
Country's second-largest city in race against time to protect itself from cyclones, floods and rising sea levels
By Astrid Zweynert
BONN, Germany, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Daviz Simango is one of Mozambique's most influential politicians but last year when yet another flood inundated Beira, the coastal city he has served as mayor since 2003, he felt powerless.
Risk rises as women and girls turn to sex to survive and hungry patients miss treatment, UNICEF says
By Magdalena Mis
ROME, July 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Drought exacerbated by the El Nino weather pattern could lead to a spike in new HIV infections in southern Africa as women and girls turn to sex to survive and patients miss treatments, the United Nations childrens' agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.
Twenty two years of data represents best practice for sector
CHIMOIO, MANICA PROVINCE – The HALO Trust hands over two shipping containers’ worth of mine clearance records to the government of Mozambique today, closing the final chapter of its 22-year history there.
PRETORIA, February 5, 2016 - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and a Regional Coordinating Mechanism (RCM) representing a group of 10 Southern African countries today signed a landmark grant to pioneer innovative models to reduce high rates of TB in the mining sector.
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Ambassador Deborah Birx, Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibe, and Executive Director of the Global Fund Mark Dybul travelled to Mozambique to meet President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, Minister of Health Nazira Karimo Vali Abdula and other government officials to improve the support provided to the country in the implementation of programs against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Mozambique has achieved remarkable progress in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.
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.
DREAMS is an ambitious partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.
The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women.
Girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Global Fund partnership brings together a myriad of strengths: finances; technical expertise; the experience and knowledge of communities affected by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria; innovation; and a capacity for constant evolution. The partners who comprise the Global Fund come with diverse abilities and points of view, yet they share a determination to serve people, to strive for social justice, and to achieve impact against HIV, TB and malaria and ultimately end the epidemics.
• Landmine charity calls end of 22 years’ work ‘an historic achievement’
• DFID/US/Irish/Japan/Swiss/Norwegian/Swedish/Australian/Belgian/Dutch international aid helps bring security and development to thousands of people
The government of Mozambique will officially declare the country free of landmines today, shortly after the British mine clearance charity The HALO Trust confirmed it had destroyed the last known mine on its territory.