- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Zambia: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2016
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Zambia: Floods - Jan 2013
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
- Southern Africa: Floods - Mar 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Southern Africa: Floods - Dec 2008
- Southern Africa: Floods - Dec 2007
Conservation farming is improving the lives of small scale farmers in Eastern Zambia
Three years ago many families in Rafael in eastern Zambia only had enough food to eat one meal a day. Today they have converted to conservation farming which has dramatically improved their livelihood.
Pamela Chisanga is country director of ActionAid Zambia. From schools so old they threaten to collapse, to mining companies not paying their way, she explains some of the problems she deals with in the course of her work.
When I was growing up, we were taught that Zambia was a beautiful country endowed with immense natural resources, and that the government was working hard to ensure all Zambians had a decent standard of living. I don’t actually remember the word poverty being used then. The aspiration was ‘an egg a day for each Zambian’, and we were hopeful it might happen.
ActionAid's HungerFREE Scorecard Investigates why a Billion People are Hungry
Over one billion people - a sixth of humanity - don't have enough to eat. Almost a third of the world's children are growing up malnourished. This is perhaps one of the most shameful achievements of recent history, since there is no good reason for anyone to go hungry in today's world.
Even before the food and financial crises, the number of people facing chronic malnutrition was extremely high, and falling extremely slowly. Since 2005, it has jumped by 20 percent.
The current floods in South East Africa could lead to massive food shortages unless action is taken to support the 182,000 farmers affected.
"Water levels in the Zambezi valley have risen again, in some places to more than 7 metres, the peak they reached on 10 January. The Limpopo river in the south has also started to rise," says Alberto Silva, director of ActionAid in Mozambique.
"Heavy rains are forecast to continue for the rest of the week in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Heavy rain is forecast and floodwaters in Mozambique are likely to rise again, the international anti-poverty charity ActionAid has warned.
Water levels in the Zambezi valley could rise above the peak they reached on 10 January, the agency said, and 200,000 people could be affected if the heavy rain forecast for Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique from 26 January materialises.
Alberto Silva, director of ActionAid Mozambique, said: "In Mutarara district up to 30,000 people are living in areas which are currently safe but cut off by floods.
Hundreds of thousands more people could be affected by flooding in South East Africa, if forecast heavy rain's fall, ActionAid is warning.
Water levels in the Zambezi valley could rise above the peak they reached on January 10, if the heavy rain forecast for Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique at the end of January materialise.
In Mutarara in the north of Mozambique, local committees set up by ActionAid are ready to evacuate a further 5000 people if the forecasts of heavy rains are confirmed.
ActionAid is working with local authorities to rescue about 800 families who lost …
Heavy rainfall in recent weeks has caused the Zambezi River to burst its banks resulting in widespread flooding in southern Africa. The river runs through nine African countries before it reaches the ocean but the impact is being particularly felt in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.
The situation is expected to worsen as rains have started early this year.
Severe floods have ravaged parts of the South Africa Region displacing hundreds of thousands of people in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and South Africa.
In Mozambique a powerful cyclone which hit the coast on February 22 has added to the misery of an estimated 120,000 people who have already been made homeless by un-seasonally heavy rains and the flooding of the Zambeze river.
The worst affected areas are Tete, Sofala Zambezia, Nampula and Niassa, where tens of thousands of people have been forced into temporary shelters.
In Malawi thousands of houses have been destroyed and crops, …
ActionAid is responding to the severe flooding that has affected swathes of southern Africa displacing hundreds of thousands of people in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and South Africa.
In Mozambique ActionAid is delivering relief aid to more than 20,000 people living in one of the worst affected areas of Mozambique where floods have displaced 170,000 people and killed at least 45 so far.
Food, blankets and jerry cans are being despatched from Maputo today en route to people in Mutarara district in the Zambesi basin - located 1,500 kms north of the capital - one of the areas hit hardest …
With six countries in Southern Africa facing a chronic food shortage, ActionAid charges that whilst the final trigger for the hunger facing the region has been lack of rain, the underlying causes are political and economic. This has led to extreme poverty and a consequent failure to cope with what has been a relatively "unexceptional" drought.
7 MILLONES DE NIÑOS, LOS MÁS PERJUDICADOS POR LA ESCASEZ DE ALIMENTOS EN EL ÁFRICA MERIDIONAL
A DEC (Disasters Emergencies Committee) appeal for the Southern Africa Crisis was launched in the UK on the 25th July 2002 covering Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The appeal has raised £14 million and ActionAid received £480,000 of this total to respond in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
This week, the government of Zambia is expected to announce whether it will take GM grain as food aid. Because of the seriousness of the issue and of the situation in southern Africa, ActionAid is speaking out on GM food aid. We currently fund famine relief work in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe and have 30 years of field experience.
En el Día Mundial de Alimentación, Ayuda en Acción alerta sobre la situación de escasez de alimentos en seis países del África austral
Seis países del África austral se ven lastrados por una inversión agrícola inexistente y una extremada vulnerabilidad a los cambios climáticos
La epidemia y la escasez de alimentos forman un círculo vicioso en una región con más de 13 millones de personas amenazadas por la hambruna
La tuberculosis, el paludismo y la mortalidad materna han aumentado en los países del África austral más afectados por la hambruna
13 MILLONES DE PERSONAS AMENAZADAS POR LA HAMBRUNA EN EL ÁFRICA AUSTRAL
14 MILLONES DE PERSONAS AMENAZADAS POR LA HAMBRUNA EN EL ÁFRICA AUSTRAL