Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin: 1st - 30th September 2012

The United Nations and its humanitarian partners launched a Flash Appeal on 28 September in response to the dire food security situation in Lesotho. The appeal seeks $38.46 million to address the needs of the most vulnerable people affected.

Swaziland experienced heavy rains and cold weather in September which damaged many homes and affected an estimated 652 people . Around 1,000 head of cattle also died due to hypothermia. While these figures may appear low, limited response capacity in Swaziland means that even small scale disasters can have significant consequences.

Link: Humanitarian Bulletin Southern Africa, Issue 05 - September 2012

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