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17 Mar 2016 description

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.

16 Mar 2012 description

The Infant & Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project's Final Report "Our global efforts to prevent malnutrition during the first 1,000 days" has been released.

The report summarizes the IYCN Project's accomplishments and offers recommendations for building on IYCN's maternal, infant, and young child nutrition programming that spanned 16 countries over the past five years.

25 Nov 2011 description
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Les dirigeants des sociétés civiles de l’Angola, du Burundi, de la Centrafrique, du Congo Brazzaville, de la RDC, du Kenya, de la Tanzanie, du Rwanda, de l’Ouganda et de la Zambie se joignent à CARE pour presser les gouvernements à agir contre la violence sexuelle contre les femmes.

21 Feb 2007 description
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After last month's flooding in Southern Africa, towns remain submerged and crops and homes destroyed, leaving thousands without shelter, food or clean water.

The deluge has affected a number of countries where CARE International works, including Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia.

10 May 2006 description
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The facts and figures:

10 May 2006 description
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Up to 12 million people in southern Africa have been facing severe food shortages since last autumn, as stores from the last harvest ran out. The situation is especially dire in Zimbabwe and Malawi, but also in Zambia, Lesotho and Mozambique.

09 Dec 2005 description
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CARE urges donors to support programs to counter long-term crisis

01 Dec 2005 description
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Overview of the Situation:

Up to 12 million people in southern Africa face severe shortages of food in the coming months. This period, just before the annual harvests of March-April, is known as the "hungry season" -- the time when stores from the last harvest have proved insufficient to last until the next.

The situation is commonly described as "an acute phase of a chronic situation." Food insecurity is especially dire in Zimbabwe and Malawi, with growing needs in Zambia, Lesotho and Mozambique. Food aid is needed, but food aid alone is insufficient.

01 Dec 2005 description
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Millions of people across Africa face severe hunger and starvation unless the international community heeds calls for rapid action.

03 Oct 2005 description
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Chronic poverty and the catastrophic effects of HIV and AIDS are having as much impact on the worsening food crisis across southern Africa as erratic rainfall, CARE International highlighted today.

13 Sep 2005 description
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Millions of southern Africans face acute hunger

12 Sep 2005 description
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About 10 million people in southern Africa face severe shortages of food in coming months, threatening a crisis that could dwarf recent events in the west African nation of Niger. CARE estimates that some 700,000 metric tons of food is needed immediately to alleviate the crisis.

The situation is especially difficult in the countries of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Millions of southern Africans live with chronic food insecurity, rarely able to obtain enough food for their families.

22 Jul 2005 description
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CARE International is working in Niger and across Africa to address food shortages, help people combat the impact of drought, and improve food production.

Nearly a dozen countries in Africa are facing severe food shortages this year. The UN estimates that more than 30 million people in East, West and Southern Africa will need food aid in coming months.

In Niger, CARE is delivering food and seeds to thousands of starving families, and has been preparing for this crisis since last year.

06 Jul 2005 description
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More than 30 million people in need of food aid

While members of the G8 gather today in Scotland to discuss whether or not to help Africa, 3.6 million people in Niger are walking the slow road to starvation. The worst locust infestation in 15 years decimated crops through west and central Africa, and a worsening drought has withered any remaining harvest.

This is the Africa being discussed at this week's conference, where drought and food shortages are problems that many Africans face every day.

11 Sep 2003 description
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Michael Drinkwater

Presentation for the United Nations Regional Inter-Agency Coordination and Support Office Technical Consultation on Vulnerability in the light of an HIV/AIDS Pandemic

9-11 September 2003
Johannesburg, South Africa

02 Jul 2003 description
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CARE International is in the process of rehabilitating a borehole in Siayumbo, 35 km from Siavonga, in Southern Province.

30 Apr 2003 description
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Martha Mwene is playing a major role in a community project that has transformed the day-to-day lives of hundreds of villagers in Zambia's Southern Province.

30 Apr 2003 description
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Southern Province is one of the areas hardest hit by the droughts. Last year this resulted in the failure of the maize and a severe food shortage for most households.

30 Apr 2003 description
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More than 220 farmers and their families in Zambia's drought-stricken Southern Province have received cassava cuttings from CARE International.