- Zambia: Cholera Outbreak - Oct 2017
- 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
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- New Zambia settlement gives refugees and hosts a chance to prosper
- WHO and CDC support the Ministry of Health to strengthen capacity for detection, investigation and response to Ebola Virus Disease in districts bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Paddling to school in Zambia
- Deported from Zambia, former Rwandan refugees choose to stay
- WHO supports the immunization of 1 million people against cholera in Zambia
• The 2017-18 rainfall season was characterized by a late start, an extended mid-season dry spell (December-January) and heavy rains from February into April. The dry spell caused moisture stress and wilting of the early planted crops in many areas in Botswana, south-western Madagascar, southern Malawi, southern and some central parts of Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Women in Innovations (WIN) Project is a new nutrition-sensitive intervention piloted by PIN in Kalabo district that began in September 2017. The project brings innovative packages of activities that are incorporated into a multisectoral integrated approach aiming to improve the nutrition, health and resilience of vulnerable populations with a particular focus on women and the first 1000 days of children.
In Zambia, where 80% of rural families are living below the poverty line (UNICEF), this shipment has provided immeasurable support to schools, children’s homes and unemployed youth in rural Zambia. Before the shipment arrived, staff described the lack of resources that is keeping community children in poverty in one of their target schools:
By Hannah Real
Direct Relief recently sent its first shipment of medical supplies to the Bwaila Fistula Center in Lilongwe, Malawi. Dr. Jeff Wilkinson is the lead surgeon at the Fistula Center, which is on target to provide life-restoring fistula repair surgery for 330 women this year. The unit is able to handle all types of cases, including the difficult procedures to assist women who have very complex injuries.
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Guide for policy makers
This report provides an overview of alternatives to immigration detention in Africa. Drawing from examples in 32 African countries, the report highlights some of the measures in place that contribute to the effective and humane governance of migration, while avoiding the use of unnecessary immigration detention.
African policy makers are facing both internal and external pressure to manage migration more effectively. The research undertaken for this report demonstrates that:
Oxfam GB’s Global Performance Framework is part of the organization’s effort to better understand and communicate its effectiveness, as well as to enhance learning for staff and partners. Under this Framework, a small number of completed or mature projects are selected at random each year for an evaluation of their impact, in an exercise known as an ‘Effectiveness Review’. One key focus is the extent to which the projects have promoted change in relation to relevant Oxfam GB global outcome indicators.
Mongu (January 24th, 2018) - People in Need (PIN), an NGO which, apart from its activities in the Czech Republic, provides humanitarian and development aid in 22 countries all over the world, has newly opened a permanent country programme in Zambia. The goal is to contribute to reducing malnutrition and increasing resilience of the inhabitants of the Western Province. Zambia is one of the world´s poorest countries, with one of the biggest gaps between the poor and the rich. The most vulnerable are the people living in remote rural areas, particularly women and children.
Full Results Announced At ICT4D Conference 2018, May 8-10, Lusaka, Zambia
LUSAKA, Zambia, May 8, 2018 – A major international survey of the humanitarian relief and development sector has tagged connectivity and ultra-low cost smartphones as the leading trends in information and communications technology for development (ICT4D) in 2018. Data analytics also scored highly and was closely followed by geospatial analysis/mapping.
Cereal production during the upcoming harvest season in Southern Africa is expected to be below average, despite the heavy late rains, which benefitted the late planted crops. This is due to a late start of the rainy season, minimal to no rains during the critical planting season (December -January), high temperatures and the prevalence of Fall Armyworm (FAW).
Global Overview APRIL 2018
Lusaka, Zambia, April 17, 2018: ICT4D Conference 2018, the largest event of its kind for the humanitarian development sector, this year aims at mapping out to the path for technology to make the maximum impact on improving humanitarian relief and development work.
New study: The climate change inequality at the heart of the Commonwealth
In 2017, the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) expanded from four to six countries. Overall, 57, 625 farmers (50 percent women) participated directly in R4 while around 300,000 people benefitted from it in five countries, namely, Ethiopia, Senegal, Malawi, Kenya and Zambia with its comprehensive risk management approach. This year saw the scaling-up of the initiative in Southern Africa, the R4 pilot in Kenya as well as the start of the inception phase in Zimbabwe.
(Kinshasa, 10 April 2018) – CARE International is calling on donors to significantly increase their commitment to the humanitarian crisis in the DRC ahead of this week’s pledging conference taking place in Geneva.
Labelled a “silent humanitarian tsunami”, as the humanitarian situation in the DRC deteriorates dramatically, this week’s meeting will seek to raise $1.68 billion, nearly four times the amount secured in 2017.
Cholera originated in Asia, but now presents a global threat.
This acute intestinal disease is biologically caused by exposure to the vibrio cholerae bacteria, but it’s fed socially by poor water and sanitation, limited health systems, crowding and poverty. With all these conditions present in abundance across the African continent, cholera outbreaks happen most frequently there relative to all other parts of the world. This leads in many cases to high numbers of deaths, high costs to health systems and regular social disruption.
Global Overview MARCH 2018
Early this year, Zambia experienced continuous heavy rains which resulted to floods, causing significant damages and losses.
On Wednesday, 21st February 2018 districts of Petauke and Chama were reported to be flooded. These floods washed away a bridge connecting Lundazi and Chama districts causing heavy traffic delay and the floods also caused destruction of houses , leading to displacement of community members.