Swaziland: Heavy Hail Storm - Feb 2007
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The International Federation's 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.
Drought conditions have resulted in crop failure across western parts of RSA's Maize Triangle, Lesotho and southern Zimbabwe, with crop stress in the eastern part of the Maize Triangle as well as central Zimbabwe and Swaziland. Drought conditions have developed in eastern Botswana and southern Mozambique as well.
Favorable growing conditions in northern Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola and Namibia have resulted from abundant rains.
JOHANNESBURG, 8 March 2007 (IRIN) - After months of erratic weather, relief agencies are again predicting widespread food shortages throughout southern Africa, where cyclones, extreme drought and flooding have devastated the harvests of millions of people.
"All indications are that southern Africa could be heading for yet another year of critical food shortages," said Amir Abdulla, Regional Director for Southern Africa of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in a statement released today.
Torrential rains have drowned ripening harvests in Angola, Madagascar, …
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This DREF Bulletin is being issued based on the situation described below reflecting the information available at this time. CHF 51,535 (USD 41,228 or EUR 31,811) has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to assist some 500 families.