OCHA Reports

17 Mar 2014
Southern Africa Regional Food Security Update: Malawi, Updated – January 2014
  • The first round crop estimates from Ministry of Agriculture indicates prospects for a better harvest this year compared to last year and the overall rainfall so far has been good.

  • With the availability of maize in ADMARC markets and local markets, combined with the ongoing humanitarian assistance, prices are expected to decline in February 2014.

  • In January 2014, the national average maize price was MK147.21/kg compared to MK89.39/kg...

16 Dec 2013
Instant emergency relief with lasting results

For much of rural Malawi, 2012 and 2013 saw prolonged dry spells and meagre harvests. Yet some of the poorest communities in some of the worst-affected areas have thrived.

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02 Dec 2013
Southern Africa Regional Food Security Update: Malawi – October 2013


  • According to FEWSNET, the lean period started in October as normal in the south, but in areas in the central and northern regions the lean period began three months earlier than normal as a result of poor rainfall and poor harvests in the 2012/13 agriculture season.

  • The inflation rate in the country has further decreased by 1.6 percent points compared to the month before and is currently standing at 21.7 percent.

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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,...