- 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
Issued by Episcopal Relief & Development, Member of the Faith Alliance for Health
An interfaith coalition of faith-based organizations has announced it will mobilize one million faith leaders over the next five years to help improve the health of women and children in countries with high child mortality rates.
Episcopal Relief & Development will expand its maternal and child health programs in Ghana, Kenya and Zambia through the Empowering Rural Communities to Improve Child and Maternal Health project. The project’s goal is to end preventable child deaths by promoting life-saving behaviors and increasing the availability and use of high-impact health services in areas where people live far from medical facilities.
Episcopal Relief and Development is providing emergency assistance to communities in Malawi and Zambia affected by devastating flooding in the region. Torrential rains in southern Africa have swollen the Zambezi River to well above the flood limit while washing away entire villages and thousands of acres of crops.
The crisis along the Zambezi is going from bad to worse, impacting hundreds of thousands of people in the region, and more rain is expected. At least 50 people have died as a result of the floods.
Episcopal Relief and Development's (ERD) NetsforLife malaria partnership is providing life saving protection to children and families in 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The program is protecting close to 700,000 people, including mothers and vulnerable children who are most susceptible to contracting the disease.
The NetsforLife partnership encompasses ERD and a number of private individuals and corporations including ExxonMobil Foundation, Standard Chartered Bank and the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation. Christian Aid is playing a key role as well.
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is providing emergency assistance to communities affected by flooding in Luapula and Lusaka, Zambia.
In southern Africa, the October 2006 to April 2007 rainy season produced excessive rainfall causing floods in low-lying areas in many countries in the region. Flooding destroyed homes, submerged roads and swept away bridges, crops and food supplies. In Zambia, farmers who make their living by producing maize, groundnuts, soya beans, cotton and other crops were most affected by flood damage.
Torrential rains have displaced thousands living in Mozambique, Malawi and Angola. Heavy flooding has destroyed homes and crops and damaged schools, public buildings and communications infrastructure. The floods have also caused an increase in the occurrence of cholera and malaria.
by Malaika Kamunanwire, (800) 334-7626
Robert W. Radtke, President of Episcopal Relief and Development, was a featured speaker at the White House Summit on Malaria in Washington, DC on Thursday, December 14th. The Summit was hosted by President and Mrs. Bush at the National Geographic Society in collaboration with the Department of State, the U.S.
Episcopal Relief and Development is expanding its efforts to reach people affected by the food crisis in Africa by providing emergency assistance in eastern Zambia. Erratic rainfall and prolonged dry spells in the Eastern province of Zambia, especially in the Luangwa Valley, have caused a dramatic decrease in crop production. An estimated 1.2 million people in the country need food aid.
"Most of Central Africa has suffered from a very bad drought, the worst in over a decade.