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29 Jun 2016 description
With their personal SIM card, the cash grant recipients can claim their grant from the local phone operator or from a Red Cross distribution centre - 96 per cent of them use the money to buy food.
01 Aug 2013 description
report IRIN
Swaziland’s reliance on international donors has averted famine but masked the reality of chronic food shortages and widespread malnutrition and stunting, a new study finds.
23 Mar 2013 description
report UNAIDS
UNAIDS and Swaziland's Minister of Health launched a new National Framework to stop new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keep their mothers alive.
08 Nov 2012 description
8 November 2012: - A new Roll Back Malaria report, entitled “Focus on Swaziland” documents the successes of malaria control efforts in the Kingdom of Swaziland and points to the key factors that enabled them. Swaziland is well on track to become malaria-free over the next few years. If the...
22 Sep 2012 description
EU and FAO’s efforts to revitalize Swazi agriculture pick up steam 21 September 2012, Mbabane, Rome - Rural farmers in Swaziland are starting to reap the fruits of a comprehensive effort by the government and FAO with support of the European Union (EU) to reverse the country's declining...
16 Mar 2012 description
report IRIN
MBABANE, 16 March 2012 (IRIN) - It is 6am in rural Mliba in central Swaziland, and Melody Thwala and her seven-year-old granddaughter Thandi are busy with their daily task of harvesting wild `umbhidvo' weeds before Thandi goes to school. Thwala will use what they have gathered to make a...
15 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN
MBABANE, 15 December 2011 (IRIN) - Archaic agriculture practices and erratic rainfall in the recent planting period is expected to lead to an increase in food insecurity for most of Swaziland's 1.1 million people in 2012, says a government agriculture official. "Generally crop production...
09 Aug 2011 description
report ACT Alliance
Brief description of the emergency During July and early August 2011 reports were received of a worsening drought-caused hunger situation in the South Eastern area of Swaziland where the Lutheran Development Service operates. This is an area of endemic drought and perennial food insecurity....