OCHA Reports

29 May 2014
A quick and coordinated response saves lives

Katutura, on the outskirts of Windhoek, is a destination for people migrating from rural areas in search of a better life. The 200,000 people who live here are poor, and they have limited access to clean water and sanitation.

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07 May 2014
Malawi Monthly SitRep # 4, April 2014

Highlights

  • A joint pre-harvest food security assessment conducted in March 2014 indicated that 10 of the 28 districts may face food shortages in 2014/15 as a result of prolonged dry spells and army worm attacks. Access to food will be further affected by low production of cotton which is a main cash crop in some of the affected districts. The number of people that will be food insecure in the new consumption year (April 2014 to March 2015)...

21 Apr 2014
Kick-starting food aid

By November 2013, with 1.8 million people in need of food aid, Malawi’s humanitarian community faced a dilemma.

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02 Apr 2014
Flash Update: Thousands affected in Comoros and Mozambique; alerts lifted in Madagascar

Message sent on behalf of Mr. Ignacio Leon-Garcia Head of OCHA Regional Office for Southern Africa

In Madagascar, Hellen continues to weakening, with maximum wind speeds of 55 km/h. At 09H00 local time (UTC+3) the weather system was located 250 km north-east of Morondava and is currently moving in a south-easterly direction into the Mozambique Channel. The National Bureau of Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC) have lifted all alerts....

01 Apr 2014
Impact of Hellen less than feared; needs assessments continue

Message sent on behalf of Mr. Ignacio Leon-Garcia Head of OCHA Regional Office for Southern Africa

In Madagascar, Hellen weakened into a depression and exited the island this morning, 01 April. It is currently located 140 km north of Beselampy. While wind speeds have decreased to 45 km/h (with peaks of 60 km/h), continued rains could still bring flooding and landslides, although these rains are also expected to lessen tomorrow. A Blue (post-cyclone...