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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.

18 Jan 2008 description


Funds Sent To: Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ)

Amount Sent : US$ 46,283

Date:18 January 2008

Details of Response

Emergency: Floods in Mazabuka and Sinazongwe, Zambia

Date of Emergency: January 2008

Implementing partners: ACT Forum Zambia – Christian Aid, Norwegian Church Aid, DanChurchAid, Council of Churches in Zambia, Diakonia and the Lutheran World Federation

09 Jan 2008 description

Geneva, January 9, 2008 - During the 2006-2007 rainy season, close to 70 percent of Zambia experienced widespread flooding caused by excessive rains, especially in the low lying areas of the country. The water tables remained relatively high throughout most of 2007. In the 2007-2008 rainy season, the country again received above normal rainfall with most of it concentrated in the south-western part of the country. The highest rainfall to date was 459 mm in Southern Province recorded at Maamba Meteorological station.

The heavy rainfall has caused floods in 34 districts of the country.

06 Mar 2007 description

Appeal Target: US$ 514,757

Geneva, 6 March 2007

Dear Colleagues,

The 2006/7 rainy season in Zambia has been characterised by excessive rains that have caused floods in a number of districts. The rains started in December 2006. Since then most of the country has received more rain than the 30-year average on record and in mid February 2007 it was still raining heavily.

07 Feb 2007 description

Geneva, February 7, 2007 - The 2006/7 rainy season has been characterised by excessive rains that have caused floods in low-lying areas in a number of districts in the country. The rains started in September 2006, to date. The major areas affected by the floods are Chama, Lundazi and Mambwe in the Eastern Province and Chavuma West, Zambezi West, Mwinilunga, and Solwezi in the North Western Province. The floods have collapsed houses, submerged roads and washed away bridges, crops and household food stores. This has left the affected communities homeless and without food.

22 Aug 2005 description


Appeal Target: US$1,490,217

Geneva, 22 August 2005

Dear Colleagues,

06 Jul 2005 description

Geneva, July 6, 2005 - Inadequate seasonal rainfall in 2004/05 in the southern, western and parts of eastern Zambia has significantly reduced production level of maize, the staple food, and other food sources, putting more than 1.2 million Zambians at risk of food insecurity.

With the lack of carry-over stocks, scarce sources of food and income, and limited response strategies, it is very probable that the food deficit period will increase from the usual three-four months to seven - eight months.

A recent government-led Vulnerability Assessment Committee (VAC) survey projected an …

25 Apr 2005 description


Appeal Target: US$ 820,976

Geneva, 25 April 2005

Dear Colleagues,

According to UN reports*, remarkable efforts have been achieved already in the repatriation to Angola of nearly four million people, the bulk of them IDPs and refugees from neighbouring countries and as of the end of 2004 two-thirds of the returnees had been repatriated. UNHCR and the Government of Zambia intend to complete the repatriation of the remaining approximately 88,000 comprising 39,763 in camps and settlements, 79 in Lusaka, and estimated 49,000 spontaneously settled refugees.

21 Feb 2003 description


Appeal Target: US$ 2,335,311
Balance Requested from ACT Network: US$ 932,467

Geneva, 21 February 2003

Dear Colleagues,

22 Jan 2003 description


Appeal Target: US$ 2,304,841
Balance Requested from ACT Network: US$ 944,793

Geneva, 22 January 2003

Dear Colleagues,

14 Aug 2002 description


Appeal Target: US$ 727,518
Balance Requested from ACT Network: US$ 707,414

Geneva, 14 August 2002

Dear Colleagues,

14 Jan 2002 description


Appeal Target: US$ 1,996,840
Geneva, 14 January 2002

Dear Colleagues,