Southern Africa: Floods - Mar 2010
During this period, the southern Africa region experienced floods caused by heavy rainfall resulting in death, displacement of thousands of people and widespread damage to property, crops and livestock. Infrastructure was destroyed, rendering access to a large number of communities impossible. The worst affected countries were Lesotho, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa (Southern Africa: Floods - Mar 2010)
This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2011
Food insecurity conditions in vulnerable districts from July onwards
• While the Technical Secretariat for the Food Security and Nutrition (SETSAN)
Vulnerability Assessment Group (GAV) and partners are planning for annual assessments in the near future, food security appears to be generally stable in most of the country, including in many areas affected by last year’s drought.
This report covers the period 01/01/10 to 31/12/10
UNESCO’s post-disaster response
A series of severe natural disasters in all parts of the world marked 2010 with tragic consequences. These events tested to the full UNESCO’s capacities for rapid response. The Organization participated in 15 of the 25 humanitarian appeals launched by the United Nations, with project proposals in 13 post-conflict and post-disaster countries and regions. Some of these initiatives are described below.
Meanwhile, post-conflict and post-disaster work continued in many other countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
This report covers the period 01/01/10 to 31/12/2010
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.
- Generally, food security for rural households is currently stable. Yet, nearly 350,000 people from poorer households living in the semi-arid, arid, and remote areas are in need of food assistance until the next major harvest in March.
- Food security conditions remain stable across the country as the lean season progresses, given the availability of surplus staple grain stocks from the 2009/10 season on the local market. Surplus grain availability on the market is supporting more gradual grain price increases than is typical and lower maize prices as compared to the previous season, benefitting consumers in this lean season.
- In the first part of the outlook period from January through March, food security is expected to remain stable across the country.
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Summary: CHF 282,067 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent's (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 12 March, 2010 to support Mozambique Red Cross Society (CVM) in delivering immediate assistance to 10,000 people affected by floods in Mozambique and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks of the National Society.
After the heavy rains experienced since February 2010 affecting close to 17,000 people, CVM supported the government initially by mobilizing the affected population to move to safe areas, in …
1 THE LOGISTICS CLUSTER
The Cluster Approach was endorsed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) in September '05 http://www.humanitarianinfo.org/iasc/. Nine Clusters were agreed upon, with a lead agency designated for each. WFP is the lead agency for Logistics Cluster.
The global cluster leads are "accountable to the Emergency Relief Coordinator for ensuring predictable and effective inter-agency preparedness and response within the concerned areas of …
Luanda - Eleven people were killed in Luanda on Monday and Tuesday, mostly in electric shocks, following the heavy rains that hit the Angolan capital, Angop learned.
Speaking to Angop, the Spokesman for the National Service of Civil Protection and Fire, Faustino Sebastião, said five people died in electric shocks in the districts of Cazenga, Viana and Samba.
Meanwhile, another six people were killed in Cazenga, Sambizanga and Cacuaco, when their homes collapsed.
The rains destroyed various residences, trees and left many houses flooded.
HARARE/JOHANNESBURG, 30 December 2010 (IRIN) - The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) staffed jointly by officials from Zambia and Zimbabwe, says one of the two major dams on the river between the two countries will open its flood gates in early 2011, meaning that communities may have to be relocated.
"ZRA has issued the alert, but they have not yet informed us of the dates on when they will open the gates," said Patrick Kangwa, head of operations at Zambia's Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit.
The ZRA manages Kariba Dam situated between northwestern Zimbabwe and …
Sumbe - At least one person was killed and eight houses were destroyed by the heavy rains which hit Sumbe city, coastal Kwanza Sul province, in the last 24 hours.
This was said to Angop on Thursday by the local administrator, Sebasti=E3o Daniel Neto.
According to him, the seven-year old child was killed by the collapse of a house.
The rains affected mostly the wards of Bumba, Chingo, Salinas and Kissala.
Luena- A multi-sectorial commission of the Civil Protection department visited the eastern Moxico province, in order to assess consequences of rains which hit Alto-Zambeze district.
The central government delegation, led by the interior deputy minister for Civil Protection and Fire Services, Eugénio Laborinho, met with the local commission of the sector so as to outline an action strategy to be implemented in the ground.
Speaking to Angop at the end of the meeting, the spokesman and provincial delegate of the Ministry of Interior, Commissioner Filipe Barros Espanhol, said that …
12/20/10 10:12 AM
Luanda - Three people were killed and 156 residences were destroyed, following the rains that hit Puri locality in the Northern Uije province on Saturday.
Speaking to the press on Monday, the spokeman of the Civil Protection and Fire Department (SNPCB), Faustino Sebastião, said that among the dead people include two children and one adult.
According to him, more than 100 families are homeless.
12/19/10 6:16 PM
Luanda - The Home Affairs deputy minister for Civil Protection and Fire Service, Eugénio Laborinho, announced for 2011 the installation of natural calamity warning systems in some cities of the country, to control and prevent heavy rains and lightning, that have lately claimed many lives and causing material damages.
The government official was speaking to the press at the end of a visit he paid to four zones of central Huambo province, affected by rains, under a programme of checking the problems caused by natural calamities in the region.
The districts affected …
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Food prices remain stable as the lean season commences
- The food security situation in most parts of the country remains stable as the lean season commences. Food availability remains good with large in-country maize stocks and limited exports ensuring lower food prices for consumers.