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15 May 2002 description

JOHANNESBURG, 15 May (IRIN) - Extreme food shortages and HIV/AIDS are forcing the elderly in Southern Africa to become breadwinners all over again, HelpAge said on Wednesday.

11 Jan 2002 description

The Botswana Red Cross Society has completed the construction of houses and sanitary facilities for victims of the devastating floods caused by cyclones Connie and Eline which ravaged the region two years ago.

08 Jan 2002 description

JOHANNESBURG, 8 January (IRIN) - Floods could hit parts of southern Africa again this year as experts predict above normal rainfall in many areas until at least the end of February.

13 Dec 2001 description

With above normal rains forecast for much of the SADC region, this issue of the Regional Flood Watch reports the onset of the rains, the likelihood of floods this season and the current state of flood preparedness in the region. The RRSU and FEWS NET will be issuing periodic Regional Flood Watch reports on an ad hoc basis throughout the 2001/2002 season.

27 Jul 2001 description

ZAMBIA: Food shortages loom say farmers

21 Jun 2001 description

Gland, Switzerland - New research commissioned by WWF, the conservation organization, has warned that dams built with the promise of reducing flooding can often exacerbate the problem with catastrophic consequences, as some recent floods have shown.

28 Mar 2001 description

JOHANNESBURG, 28 March (IRIN) - The prices of staple grain products in southern Africa were unlikely to be drastically affected by the impact of floods and drought on crops in the region, analysts told IRIN on Wednesday.

23 Nov 2000 description

Special Focus on Flood Disaster Preparedness efforts in Mozambique
Period covered: November, 2000; The end of the operation has now been revised from March 31, 2001 to December 31, 2000.

15 Aug 2000 description

GABORONE - The Botswana government estimates that it would spend 10 million pula to address the problems caused by the floods which wrecked havoc in the southern Africa region early in the year.

14 Jun 2000 description

FAO's June Food Outlook report signals a one percent increase in cereal output in 2000, compared to the previous year. However, according to current forecasts, total cereal production will not be enough to cover utilization requirements in 2000/2001 and global cereal reserves will have to be drawn down. If current forecasts materialize, global stocks could fall slightly below minimum safe levels.

14 Jun 2000 description

Rome, June 2000
Extracts from FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 3, 2000


Latest indications continue to point to a larger cereal output in 2000. However, based on the current forecasts, total cereal production would not be sufficient to meet expected utilization requirements in 2000/01 and global cereal reserves would be drawn down again next season.

02 Jun 2000 description

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Southern Africa
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01 Jun 2000 description

ANGOLA: Dos Santos warns Zambia

30 May 2000 description

The Department for International Development (DFID) is responsible for the UK Government's response to disasters and emergencies overseas.

Since the middle of January prolonged and exceptionally heavy rains have caused flooding throughout Southern Africa. These were especially serious in southern Mozambique. By 10 February some 200,000 people were estimated to be affected.

30 May 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA-2000/0107
Botswana - Floods
OCHA Situation Report No. 6
30 May 2000


This report summarizes information from the UN Resident Coordinator's Office in Botswana. In view of the fact that the emergency phase has ended, no more situation reports are envisaged at this stage.