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11 Sep 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2009-000120-BWA

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

30 Jun 2009 description

GLIDE no. FL-2009-000120-BWA

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

29 Apr 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

1. In the Comoros, the President has declared a national emergency after weeks of heavy rain affected 41 villages.

2. The rainfall season has drawn to a close, and this will be the final Regional Flood and Cyclone Situation Report for 2009, except if further flooding occurs at a regional level. However, national situation reports will continue to be issued. A summary of the season, as well as the current situation, is provided below.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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23 Apr 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

1. The rainy season is drawing to a close. However, hundreds of thousands of people remain affected by floods throughout the region (see Annex 1).

SITUATION OVERVIEW

2. Regional: Seasonably dry weather is settling over southern Africa as the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) continues to move northwards.

16 Apr 2009 description
report ShelterBox

International disaster relief agency ShelterBox began distributing emergency shelter to flood-affected areas of northern Namibia on 15 April.

The UK charity is distributing 200 ShelterBoxes in Kavango region, providing shelter and emergency equipment to up to 2000 people affected by the severe floods that have hit large parts of the country since late February.

"The area the boxes are going to has really borne the brunt of the recent flooding," says ShelterBox Response Team volunteer Tom Lay.

08 Apr 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2008-00004-ANG/BOT/LSO/MOZ/MWI/NAM/SW/ZMB/ZWE

Period covered by this Final Report: January-July, 2008.

Appeal target (current): CHF 8,773,852 (USD 8,436,396 or EUR 5,432,725);

Final Appeal coverage: 66%;

Appeal history:

- The Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 18 January, 2008 for CHF 8,064,000 (USD 7.3m or EUR 5m) for six months to assist a total of 150,000 beneficiaries in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

- The Appeal was revised and launched on 13 February, 2008 for CHF 11,409,294 (USD 10,332,633 or EUR …

08 Apr 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

1. In Madagascar, Cyclone Jade made landfall on 6 April 2009, causing limited infrastructure damage in a number of districts. An assessment is underway, the results of which will be discussed between Governments and partners on 9 April 2009.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

2. Regional: As the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ, the low pressure system that brings rain to southern Africa) continues its northward migration, only the north-west part of Angola is predicted to receive more than 50mm of rain per week over the next two weeks (see Maps 1 and 2).

01 Apr 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

1. In Namibia, a Flash Appeal for US$ 2.7 million has been launched. This appeal includes a CERF component of US$ 1,3 million, which has already been approved.

2. In Angola, CERF funding totalling US$ 2,354,123 has been approved.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

3. Regional: Between 23 and 29 March 2009, the northern parts of Angola and Zambia received significant rainfall, whilst rainfall diminished over southern Africa, as the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ, the low pressure system that brings rains to the region) began its northward migration.

27 Mar 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

1. In Namibia, 350,000 people have been affected by flooding. A flash Appeal of US$ 2.4 million will be launched soon.

2. In Angola, 200,000 people have been affected by flooding. A joint IOM-UNICEF-WHO CERF application of US$ 2.3 million has been submitted and is pending approval.

3. Cyclone Izilda, lying south-west of Madagascar, is dissipating, but could still cause more heavy rainfall in central and southern Mozambique.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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