Humanitarian Assistance in Review: Southern Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2013

from US Agency for International Development
Published on 04 Feb 2014

Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, complex emergencies, environmental degradation, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and manmade disasters, including floods, droughts, and food insecurity throughout Southern Africa; cyclones in Madagascar and Mozambique; complex emergencies in Angola, Comoros, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe; disease outbreaks in Angola, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; locust outbreaks in Madagascar; a tsunami in Seychelles; refugee returns in Angola; and an earthquake in Malawi.

Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID provided nearly $1.4 billion in humanitarian assistance to Southern Africa, including more than $1.2 billion from USAID/FFP for emergency food assistance and nearly $143 million from USAID/OFDA for interventions in agriculture and food security, economic recovery and market systems, health, humanitarian coordination and information management, logistics and relief commodities, nutrition, protection, shelter and settlements, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).