Humanitarian Bulletin Southern Africa, 1st - 31st July 2012

In southern and central Malawi, it is estimated that 1.63 million people (11% of the population) are food insecure, and will require support for 3 to 8 months.

A mutiny by a group of military personnel occured in the early hours of 22nd July 2012 at a camp near the Antananarivo airport.

An estimated 366,780 households (1,833,900 people) are expected to be affected by drought, and an estimated 533,000 children under age 5 could be affected by various levels of malnutrition.

According to the July VAC assessment, there is a total of 255, 297 food insecure people in the affected 11 districts Mozambique. There is a cereal deficit of 480,000 MT and stressed acute food insecure households may require assistance.

Preliminary LVAC results indicate 725,000 people are food insecure after the combined cereal harvest produced only 32% of the normal harvest, the lowest in 10 years

Comoros is focussing on Early Recovery Plan in response to floods of April 2012

On 11 July 2012 , civil servants from the National Association of Public Service and Allied Workers Union (NAPSAWU) staged a 500-strong demonstration

In Zimbabwe, the national cereal production estimate is 33 per cent less than the 2010/11 season harvest and 14 per cent below the 2006-2011 average. The ZimVAC assessment results indicate a total of 1.67 million food insecure people.

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