OCHA Reports

27 Nov 2013
Environmental Emergency Preparedness: Industrial Accidents In Toamasina, Madagascar - Scoping Mission April 2013

Executive summary

This report describes major industrial risks in the Toamasina city in the east of Madagascar, and provides recommendations to address a number of these risks. The report is based on a scoping mission undertaken by the Joint United Nations Environment Programme/Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Environment Unit (JEU) and the European Union Civil Protection (EUCP) Mechanism from 8 to 13 April 2013 upon request of...

08 Nov 2013
Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

(Pretoria, 08 November 2013): A groundbreaking study into the threats likely to confront southern African communities over the next decade has been released. Titled Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, the study identifies regional and global factors that may impact the lives and livelihoods of southern Africans and, as importantly, the available capacities to address these challenges.

The study found that,...

30 Oct 2013
Innovation: OCHA announces grant winners

OCHA has announced the winners of its 2013 Research and Innovation Grant Programme. The six winners will receive small cash grants to support their research into a range of issues related to humanitarian innovation.

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11 Oct 2013
Southern Africa Regional Food Security Update: Malawi – September 2013


  • According to FEWSNET, maize supplies are currently still available in all districts across the country, but supplies are much lower than normal.

  • The inflation rate in the country has further decreased by 1.9 percent points compared to the month before and is currently standing at 23.3 percent.

  • In September 2013, the national average maize price was 114.47 MK per kg compared to 56.18 MK per kg same time last year,...

06 Sep 2013
Southern Africa Regional Food Security Update: Malawi - August 2013


  • The final round of crop estimates published in August 2013 does not foresee a production surplus. If this assumption remains correct, the food security situation could become even more critical than expected by MVAC, and more people will be food insecure towards the lean season.

  • The inflation rate in the country is currently standing at 25.2 percent and the market prices for basic food commodities are continuing...