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02 Nov 2017 description
WHO is working with national health authorities in risk countries to complete a plague preparedness checklist to assess their readiness, and to identify concrete actions to bridge gaps.
04 Nov 2016 description
Because tsunamis are the deadliest type of major natural disaster in terms of the proportion of victims killed, World Tsunami Awareness Day is being inaugurated on November 5, 2016.
28 Aug 2016 description
The Africa Human Development Report 2016 analyses the drivers that hamper African women’s advancement, and proposes policies and concrete actions to close the gender gap.
10 Feb 2015 description
The Toolkit is targeted at practitioners responsible for implementing recovery programmes, designed as a ‘how to’ guide on managing complex post-disaster recovery programmes.
24 Dec 2014 description
The bulk of Southern Africa is expected to receive normal to above-normal rainfall as part of the current rainfall season, increasing the likelihood of flooding across the region.
05 Sep 2014 description
Ten years after the strongest tsunami in living memory, 24 countries participate in an exercise to assess the effectiveness of communication flows between stakeholders, country readiness and the efficiency of emergency procedures.
11 Jul 2014 description
The region is characterized by high levels of vulnerability but recent momentum around the resilience-building agenda in Lesotho and Malawi shows great promise.
17 Jan 2014 description
The region is prone to multiple, frequently repeating and compounding shocks, which occur against a backdrop of poverty and have severe impacts on food and livelihood security.
04 Dec 2013 description
UNISDR and the Indian Ocean Commission’s ISLANDS Project are supporting the strengthening of local capacities and expertise so the countries are able to produce their own risk assessments and loss databases.
14 Aug 2013 description
Cholera has become endemic in a number of southern African countries, with periodic outbreaks that challenge national capacities. Donors are encouraged to support the new initiative.
13 Jun 2013 description
Even as the flood season draws to a close, poor distribution of rainfall in most countries may result in below average rainfall-related crop performance this season.
15 Feb 2013 description
A storm system has formed in the Mozambique Channel, which has the potential of causing heavy rains across much of central and northern Mozambique, exacerbating flood conditions.
08 Feb 2013 description
Government resources are limited and levels of relief stocks low while more rain and flooding are expected until the flood and cyclone season ends in April. OCHA's latest situation report provides updates on the affected countries.
01 Feb 2013 description
Heavy rains brought by the tropical storm Felleng combined with a high tide resulted in severe flooding and caused extensive devastation to coastline areas and widespread structural damages to infrastructure.
29 Jan 2013 description
The region enters the critical period of the rainfall season, and high river levels across the region indicate that more flooding can be expected.