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Southern Africa: Weekly Report (28 May to 3 June 2013)

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  • Madagascar:

The first round of presidential election is currently scheduled to be held on 24 July 2013. No decision yet on whether it will be postponed or not.

  • Namibia:

On 17 May 2013 the President declared a national drought emergency and called for assistance from international community. An estimated 330,925 people have now been classified as food insecure - 14 percent of Namibia's 2,324 million people (total population)

  • South Africa:

In the Western Cape, thousands of people have been affected by driving rains and strong winds. UNHCR expressed concern over the recent spate of violence affecting foreigners, including refugees and asylum-seekers, in Gauteng and Eastern Cape Provinces.

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