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28 Apr 2015 description
The early production forecast for maize - a staple food throughout the subregion - is about 21.1 million tonnes in 2015, 15 percent lower than the average for the last five years, FAO says.
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.
01 Apr 2014 description
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07 Aug 2013 description
Compared with last year, the biggest increase in the number of food insecure populations has been recorded in Namibia, followed by Zambia and Swaziland.
07 Jan 2013 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
03 Jan 2013 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
17 Dec 2012 description
Tropical cyclone Evan hit Samoa and Fiji on 13 and 16 December. As a category 4 storm, Evan caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure on both islands.
06 Dec 2012 description
An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 has hit South Khorasan province in Iran, killing at least eight people and injuring 12. As of 6 December, no further information available
03 Dec 2012 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
26 Nov 2012 description
Household food security in Kyrgyzstan has deteriorated, with an estimated 25 % of the population - about 1.3 million people - considered food insecure
19 Nov 2012 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources, including Reliefweb and media sources, and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
09 Nov 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS In line with the original SARCOF forecast, the latest SADC CSC update predicts normal to above-normal rainfall for most of the region, with significant exceptions. The whole of Madagascar is now expected to receive above-normal to normal rainfall, increasing the chances of flooding. The...
19 Oct 2012 description
(Harare / New York, 19 October 2012): United Nations Deputy Humanitarian Chief Catherine Bragg wrapped up her five-day visit to southern Africa today, calling on countries and partners in the region to strengthen their efforts to work together to promote disaster preparedness and tackle food...
31 Aug 2012 description
In this issue 2012/13 Seasonal Rainfall Forecast P.1 Regional Food Security Worsens P.2 Comoros Early Recovery Plan P.5 Regional Humanitarian Trainings P.5
31 Jul 2012 description
Highlights Regional Food Security Outlook Late onset and prolonged dry spells resulted in depressed production in many parts of the region Projected 2012/13 regional maize surplus down 98% compared to 2011/12 SADC harvest lowest in past 3 years Malnutrition levels remain very high in the SADC...