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Regional Snapshot Southern Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

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Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease and pest outbreaks, and political instability present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region.2 Recent USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) disaster response activities in the region have focused on providing emergency relief supplies and supporting humanitarian interventions to address the urgent needs of affected populations. USAID/OFDA also works to reduce the vulnerability of at-risk populations and increase their resilience to future shocks by strengthening agricultural livelihoods, alleviating sanitation and environmental health concerns, and building regional and national capacity for disaster risk management. USAID/OFDA maintains a regional presence in Pretoria, South Africa.