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11 Jan 2018 description
Since the start of the outbreak on 4 October 2017, the Ministry of Health reports a total of 2,672 cases, with Lusaka alone accounting for 2,558 cases. There have been 63 deaths.
10 Jan 2018 description
report Theirworld
The start of the school year in Zambia has been postponed by a cholera outbreak that has killed 61 people and affected thousands. Children will be staying home until at least end-January.
01 Dec 2017 description
Some 80% of the refugees are women and children, driven out by the extreme brutality of rampaging militias, with reports of civilians being killed, women being raped, private property looted and houses torched.
30 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
A new UNICEF report includes practical examples of governments, civil society partners and host communities working to support and integrate uprooted children and their families.
27 Nov 2017 description
Normal to above-normal rainfall is predicted for January to March 2018. While conducive to agricultural production, the rains will inevitably lead to flooding, and tropical cyclones will likely affect Indian Ocean countries.
14 Nov 2017 description
The region faces a major displacement crisis with 10.7 million people uprooted by the end of September 2017, and this figure expected to rise in the months ahead.
24 Oct 2017 description
Since 2015, the number of people displaced internally has more than doubled and now stands at 3.9 million, with 428,000 having been displaced in the past three months alone.
19 Oct 2017 description
International community must act swiftly, and on a large scale. The worm reportedly has a foothold in 28 nations in Africa, and it feeds on crops that include maize, consumed by more than 200 million Africans.
03 Oct 2017 description
This is the largest influx of Congolese refugees into Zambia in the past five years. UNHCR is worried that the insecurity in the DRC may lead to further displacement.
08 Sep 2017 description
Generalised insecurity, characterized by clashes between Congolese and different militias around the towns of Pweto and Moba, has led them to seek asylum in Zambia.
30 Aug 2017 description
Over 500 Congolese asylum-seekers were received on 30 August through border entry points in the north, bringing the 2017 cumulative total to over 3,000, with August alone accounting for some 1,000 people.
06 Jul 2017 description
More than 61,000 smallholder farmers will benefit from the deal. The project will promote market-oriented agriculture and focus particularly on women and young people.
23 May 2017 description
With no sign of improvement in the political situation, the total refugee population is expected to grow to over half a million by end 2017 – making it potentially the third biggest in Africa.
22 Mar 2017 description
A fall armyworm outbreak is causing considerable crop damage in seven countries in the region, concurrently with a cyclone in Madagascar, flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
16 Feb 2017 description
Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and is currently affecting crops in at least seven countries in the region.
09 Feb 2017 description
More than 129,000ha in Zambia have been affected, while 5,471ha are reported to be damaged in Malawi. Slow responses by governments could result in cuts in household production.
24 Jan 2017 description
The consistent rainfall is in some cases not allowing households to weed their crops, so yields in some parts of the region may likely be adversely affected by these continuous heavy rains.
24 Nov 2016 description
report Oxfam
Oxfam is kick-starting campaigns in Morocco, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Guatemala, South Africa and Zambia to coincide with the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
08 Nov 2016 description
Several factors - including depleted food reserves, rising food prices and slowing economic growth - are exacerbating the El Niño-induced drought, the worst in 35 years.
23 Sep 2016 description
UNHCR expects the number of arrivals to continue to rise, but fears Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and DRC and aid agencies will struggle to continue providing adequate services.