Humanitarian Bulletins

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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30 Sep 2012
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 05 - September 2012


  • Lesotho has launched a Flash Appeal to respond to the dire food security situation.

  • The appeal is only 22% funded to date, with a current shortfall of around $30 million

  • Swaziland was hit by severe storms in September that affected hundreds of people

  • The SADC Preparedness Workshop enables Governments and partners to identify priority areas in the run-up to the rainfall season and address gaps.

31 Aug 2012
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 04 - August 2012

In this issue

  • 2012/13 Seasonal Rainfall Forecast P.1

  • Regional Food Security Worsens P.2

  • Comoros Early Recovery Plan P.5

  • Regional Humanitarian Trainings P.5

31 Jul 2012
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 03 - July 2012


Regional Food Security Outlook

  • Late onset and prolonged dry spells resulted in depressed production in many parts of the region

  • Projected 2012/13 regional maize surplus down 98% compared to 2011/12

  • SADC harvest lowest in past 3 years

  • Malnutrition levels remain very high in the SADC region

  • Some food insecure populations require immediate humanitarian assistance

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06 Jul 2012
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 02 - June 2012


  • While favorable food security conditions persist across most of the region, localized acute food insecurity is being experienced in southern Malawi, the semi-arid districts of southern and central Mozambique, the southern and western provinces of Zimbabwe, south-east Madagascar, most parts of Lesotho and some parts of Angola.

  • In Malawi, it is estimated that 1.63 million people are food insecure, and will require support for 3 to 8...