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19 Dec 2016 description

Foreword

Hunger is not inevitable As 2016 comes to an end, almost 130-million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Throughout the year, natural hazards, conflict and protracted crises have placed a particularly heavy burden on the poor, who are often extremely vulnerable to shocks. Across 22-affected areas, 70-million people are currently in Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Phase 3 or above.

09 Sep 2016 description

Introduction

Education is a basic human right, enshrined in both the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. And during times of displacement, education plays an additional, crucial role in fostering social cohesion, addressing psychosocial needs, and providing a safe and stable environment for those who need it most.

10 Aug 2016 description

Framing the FAO El Niño Response Plan

Situation and impact

Southern Africa has been struggling with an intense drought that has expanded and strengthened since the earliest stages of the 2015/16 agricultural season, driven by one of the strongest El Niño events of the last 50 years. The effects on food security and livelihoods have been exacerbated by sluggish economic performance in some countries and the depreciation of national currencies set against a background of chronic vulnerabilities.

26 Jul 2016 description

In Southern Africa, the effects of the 2015/16 El Niño event continue to devastate the lives and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers, pastoralists and agropastoralists. Two, and in some cases three, consecutive seasons of drought and poor harvests have particularly hit vulnerable families, as prices of staple foods have risen and their own production fallen. Lack of water and pasture has also severely constrained livestock production. Almost 40 million people are expected to face food insecurity by the peak of the coming lean season (late 2016/early 2017).

01 Dec 2014 description

Overview

Southern Africa currently hosts more than half a million people of concern. At the end of 2013, they included approximately 136,000 refugees, 278,000 asylum-seekers and nearly 1,700 returnees.

01 Dec 2013 description

Working environment

There are more than half a million people of concern to UNHCR in Southern Africa. At the end of 2012 they included some 134,000 refugees, 272,000 asylum-seekers and almost 19,740 returnees.

27 Jan 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

Introduction

UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children 2012 describes the daily situation of some of the world’s most vulnerable children and women in more than 25 countries and territories beset by emergencies and crisis.

28 Apr 2009 description

Foreword

WFP is deeply concerned that the scourge of hunger and malnutrition is on the increase across the developing world, with now over a billion hungry people on the planet. The global economic downturn is exacerbating the impact of the food crisis and increasing food insecurity for the world's most vulnerable people, reversing progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.

20 Feb 2009 description


Appeal Target: US$ 542,728

Geneva, 19 February 2009

The 2008/9 rainy season in Zambia has been characterized by excessive rains that have caused floods in a number of districts. The Southern Province of Zambia was the worst hit, with over 20,000 households directly affected. Over 5,000 houses were damaged, and people have re-settled in temporary shelter, set up by the Government of Zambia and other humanitarian organisations.

25 Jun 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

FOREWORD

In 2007, natural and man-made disasters continued to take a toll on the lives of people.

13 Feb 2008 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 11,409,294 (USD 10,332,633 or EUR 7,131,363) in cash, kind, or services to support the Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe National Societies to assist 30,830 households (154,150 people) for six months.

CHF 1,191,000 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support this operation. Unearmarked funds to replenish DREF are encouraged.

The National Red Cross Societies of Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia are requesting for international …

18 Jan 2008 description

GLIDE No. FL-2008-00004-LSO/MOZ/MWI/NMB/SWZ/ZMB/ZWE

This Preliminary Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 8,064,000 (USD 7.3m or EUR 5m) in cash, kind, or services to support the Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe National Societies to assist 30,000 households (some 150,000 people) for six months.

CHF 1,191,000 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support this operation. Unearmarked funds to replenish DREF are encouraged.

18 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 5,358,211 (USD 4,792,675 or EUR 3,247,400) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009.

Current context

Poverty is very high in rural areas of Zambia where two thirds of the population is extremely poor compared to a third in the urban areas. In order to address the socioeconomic challenges; the government launched Vision 2030 in 2006, which articulates the country's development agenda for the next 25 years.

25 Jun 2007 description

Appeal #641-R

Appeal amount: $100,000

SITUATION: Even though the Democratic Republic of Congo has held its first open elections in 40 years, violence by militias and foreign troops near DRC's borders threatens millions of refugees who have endured decades of conflict.