Humanitarian Bulletins

13 May 2013
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin: Issue 10, May 2013


 The region is exposed to a range of environmental and social pressures.

 47 defined international humanitarian emergencies were identified between 2000 and 2012.

 The results highlight the short recurrence intervals for major shocks and the annual co-occurrence of multiple shocks.

 The research signals a transition from conditions of armed conflict seen in the 1980s and 1990s to social conflicts, often in urban areas,...

21 Feb 2013
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 09, 11 January - 21 February 2013


  • The regional armyworm outbreak has been largely contained.

  • A plan has been drawn up to address the locust outbreak in Madagascar, but it requires funding.

  • Early warning systems save lives in Mozambique and Madagascar.

10 Jan 2013
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin: Issue 08 | 01 December 2012 – 10 January 2013


  • Above normal rainfall is expected for the remainder of the season.

  • Dry conditions in late 2012 have led to late planting, raising concerns that agricultural production could be negatively impacted.

  • Localized storm damage has been reported in Malawi, Angola, Zambia and Mozambique.

  • A Cholera outbreak has hit Zambia.

  • Madagascar has declared an emergency to address the locust invasion...

03 Dec 2012
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin: Issue 07 - November 2012


  • Malawi launched Response Plans to address increasing food insecurity.

  • The Response Plan is requesting $102 million of which $41 million have been sourced, leaving a shortfall of $61 million.

  • The number of people with missing food entitlements stands at 1.97 million, an increase of 21% from the June MVAC Report.

  • This situation is compounded by the devaluation of the kwacha and the...

09 Nov 2012
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin: Issue 06 | October 2012


  • In line with the original SARCOF forecast, the latest SADC CSC update predicts normal to above-normal rainfall for most of the region, with significant exceptions.

  • The whole of Madagascar is now expected to receive above-normal to normal rainfall, increasing the chances of flooding.

  • The first tropical cyclone this season – Anais – formed on 12 October and dissipated by 19 October without making landfall.

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