OCHA Reports

30 Jan 2013
Southern Africa Floods Situation Report No. 2 (as of 30 January 2013)


  • Heavy rains continue to fall over northern Mozambique, causing floods in some areas and affecting at least 510 people.

  • Parts of northern and central Madagascar are also recording heavy rainfall from the same low pressure system located in the Mozambique Channel.

  • Felleng, now a Category Three Tropical Cyclone and expected to strengthen to Category Four in the next 24 hours, continues its southward...

29 Jan 2013
Southern Africa Floods Situation Report No. 1 (as of 29 January 2013)


  • At least 48 people have died in severe floods in southern Mozambique. Some 250,000 people have been affected, of which 146,000 people are still being housed in temporary shelters.

  • Tropical Cyclone “Felleng” is heading towards the eastern coast of Madagascar. While not expected to make landfall, significant rainfall may still occur; partners are requested to remain on alert.

  • Seychelles, hit floods and landslides,...

27 Jan 2013
Southern Africa Floods Flash Update (as of 28 January 2013)


Flooding of the Incomati and Limpopo Basins in mid to late January 2013 affected Gaza Province in southern Mozambique, in particular the districts of Chokwe and Guija. As at 28 January 2013, around 40 people have died and an estimated 250,000 people are affected out of a total population of 339,800 living in these areas, including 150,000 people displaced to temporary shelters - triple Friday's number - as rescue operations and evacuations continue....

20 Oct 2012
Southern Africa: People face “silent food-insecurity emergency,” warns Catherine Bragg

UN deputy humanitarian chief Catherine Bragg wrapped up her five-day visit to southern Africa today with a call for regional Governments and humanitarian organizations to work together to break the cycle of food shortages and poverty in the region.

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21 Sep 2012
Lesotho Flash Appeal 2012

Lesotho has experienced a more than 70% drop in domestic agricultural production that has put more than 725,000 people, over a third of the population, at serious risk of food insecurity. The sharp reduction in agricultural yields for 2011/2012, due to a series of flooding, late rains and early frost, has reduced domestic production to only 32% of the national average cereal harvest of the last 10 years.
The late onset of rains in the planting season (October-December...