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• The 2017-18 rainfall season was characterized by a late start, an extended mid-season dry spell (December-January) and heavy rains from February into April. The dry spell caused moisture stress and wilting of the early planted crops in many areas in Botswana, south-western Madagascar, southern Malawi, southern and some central parts of Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Cereal production during the upcoming harvest season in Southern Africa is expected to be below average, despite the heavy late rains, which benefitted the late planted crops. This is due to a late start of the rainy season, minimal to no rains during the critical planting season (December -January), high temperatures and the prevalence of Fall Armyworm (FAW).
Donors and Southern African governments must act swiftly, collaboratively, and generously in responding to the South African Development Community’s (SADC) announcement of a regional drought emergency triggered by El Nino, warn Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE.
In a statement this week, SADC Council has approved a ‘Declaration of the Regional Drought Disaster’. Approximately 28-30 million people in Southern Africa now face severe levels of hunger and food insecurity. If no action is taken, that number could rise quickly to 49 million.
Smallholder farmers, and particularly women, are on the frontline in the fight against hunger and climate change in southern Africa. Unequal access to resources, poor access to finance and limited linkages to markets to sell their produce impose critical constraints, and food insecurity and poverty are the direct outcomes of this failure. In countries such as Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, between a quarter and half of the population are classified as being chronically undernourished.
(Pretoria, 08 November 2013): A groundbreaking study into the threats likely to confront southern African communities over the next decade has been released. Titled Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, the study identifies regional and global factors that may impact the lives and livelihoods of southern Africans and, as importantly, the available capacities to address these challenges.
In the six months since the tsunami hit, the relief and reconstruction effort has delivered real progress for the millions of people affected by the disaster. The relief effort helped to stop the outbreak of diseases such as cholera in affected communities, partly through the effective delivery of clean water and sanitation. A predicted massive increase in malnutrition was also prevented through the speedy delivery of food aid.
The unprecedented humanitarian response to the Tsunami has been one of the most effective and successful responses to an emergency in recent times, said Oxfam international today, two months after the Tsunami hit.
Two months on from the disaster there have been no large-scale outbreaks of disease, no widespread food shortages, and rebuilding work in many places is already underway.
BOSTON-International aid agency Oxfam America announced today that it will stop raising NEW funds for survivors of the tsunami and earthquake in southern Asia.
Oxfam is today thanking the British public for their generosity that has made Oxfam's tsunami appeal the most successful appeal in their 60-year history. As a result of the unprecedented public response Oxfam's work is now fully funded and Oxfam is able to suspend its Asian tsunami appeal.
Oxfam's International Director, Jasmine Whitbread said: "We asked the public to give and give quickly and they have done just that. The speed and scale of response has helped us save thousands of lives.
The response of the world to the Tsunami has been impressive but important lessons need to be learnt according to a new report issued today by international agency Oxfam, one month after the Tsunami struck.
The report, which summarises Oxfam's response to the Tsunami, 'Learning the lessons of the Tsunami: one month on', shows how immense the response has been from governments, international aid agencies, the United Nations, local charities and the world's public.
Oxfam International External Bulletin
Minimum Number of Beneficiaries reached by Oxfam as of 24th January 2005
India - 130,000
Sri Lanka - 100,000
One month after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated coastal settlements across southern Asia, Oxfam has already helped more than 300,000 people in several countries begin to rebuild their lives. Many deaths have been prevented, and communities in several regions are already well on the road to recovery.
INTERNATIONAL agency Oxfam has welcomed confirmation from Germany that its $680 million donation to the tsunami relief appeal is "new" money that has not been diverted from other crises.
Oxfam is concerned that other donors, including the US ($350m), Japan ($500m), the UK ($96m), the World Bank ($250m), Norway ($181m), the EU ($529m) and Australia ($815m), may instead be "borrowing" from aid pledged to other crises including to the Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, or from money otherwise earmarked from development budgets.
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International agency Oxfam today urged the people of the world to hold their leaders to account for the Tsunami Summit promises of nearly $4 billion in aid as well as action on debt relief to assist those countries devastated by the Tsunami.
International agency Oxfam has recorded an overwhelmingly generous response across the globe for the millions affected by the Tsunami - as of noon US time, Oxfam had raised a record $16 million dollars US (8,350,000 pounds), a total climbing every minute.
José María Vera: "=BFPor qué el Gobierno español da el 90% en créditos cuando el resto de países ofrece donaciones y condonación de deuda?"
Intermón Oxfam considera que la respuesta económica del Gobierno español a los países afectados por el tsunami del Océano Índico no cumple las expectativas y corre el riesgo de caer en los mismos errores de antes, sobre todo porque las ayudas ofrecidas por el Gobierno emplean el mecanismo FAD, son fondos reembolsables y, en gran medida, ligados a la adquisición de productos españoles.
El 90% de la ayuda oficial española …