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25 May 2005 description

HIGHLIGHTS

A mission of the Special Envoy on Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa is scheduled to take place between 14 and 23 June. During his mission, the Special Envoy is expected to visit Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

On 4 May 2004 the government of Zimbabwe recalled its officials that were participating in the FAO/WFP Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission (CFSAM), thereby effectively cancelling the mission.

The Canadian Government announced that it will contribute CAD $ 100 million over two years for the WHO target of treating three million people …

18 Oct 2004 description

RIACSO provides support to national efforts in addressing the southern African triple threat of food insecurity, weakened capacity for governance and HIV/AIDS and ensures cohesion and complementarity of the effort at a regional level. In addition, RIACSO supports the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa, Mr. James Morris, in his mandate to raise awareness of the situation, its underlying causes and to provide recommendations on how to strengthen the response and mobilise donor support.

REGIONAL AND COUNTRY SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENTS

07 Oct 2004 description

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18 Jun 2004 description

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03 Jun 2004 description

JOHANNESBURG, 3 June (IRIN) - A total of 39,277 flood-ravaged Zambian households are in need of 9,547 mt of cereal for the next four months at least, according to a Vulnerability Assessment Committee (VAC) report.

02 Jun 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0088
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Zambia -Floods

31 May 2004 description

Zambian Government invites support as Zambezi floods leave 39,000 households in need of assistance

10 May 2004 description

(New York, 10 May 2004) - UN and other humanitarian agencies are responding to humanitarian needs created by floods in Zambia that now affect more than 20,000 people.

07 May 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0071
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Zambia - Floods

06 May 2004 description

After causing flooding in Namibia, the rising waters of the Zambezi River and its tributaries have now inundated northern areas of Zambia, raising fears of serious food insecurity. Around 20,000 people have been displaced and are currently accommodated in schools and churches, but many have remained in flooded areas to look after their remaining assets.

04 May 2004 description

RIACSO provides support to the national efforts in addressing the southern African crisis and ensures cohesion and complementarity of the effort at a regional level. In addition, RIACSO supports the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa, Mr. James Morris, in his mandate to raise awareness of the situation, its underlying causes and to provide recommendations on how to strengthen the humanitarian response and mobilise donor support for the affected countries.

30 Apr 2004 description


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
Given the erratic rains in the first half of the season, necessitating multiple plantings, and the flooding that occurred in the second half, communities across the region are faced with a wide range of yield output possibilities. Overall prospects are not very good. Crop production assessments and crop forecasting surveys, which will provide an indication of food crop production and available food supplies for the 2004/05 consumption year, are currently underway in most countries of the region.

30 Apr 2004 description

Looming WFP-Angola food shortage threatens refugee repatriation

30 Apr 2004 description

JOHANNESBURG, 30 April (IRIN) - Humanitarian officials are concerned that more people may be affected by flooding in western Zambia than was originally thought.
Robert Tabana, national humanitarian officer in the office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Zambia, told IRIN that "it seems the number of people affected was under-estimated".

30 Apr 2004 description


SUMMARY
The rains ended in the southern region but continued in the northern areas.

Unusual flooding was reported in seven districts of western Zambia; the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) positioned 150MT of grain in each of the affected districts.

A worrying outbreak of livestock diseases requires urgent attention.

In the absence of an official crop assessment, important information to facilitate market activity is missing; there is a high risk that small farmers will not have sufficient buyers for their supplies just after harvest.

29 Apr 2004 description


CCA Guidance for August - September - October at 4 Months Lead
This week we focus on the outlooks for August-October for the following areas; the Sahel, the Gulf of Guinea and northeast Africa with four months lead-time.

Sahel