OCHA Reports

31 May 2012
Angola: Impact of Drought on Food Security and Nutrition, Situation Report No. 1

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Regional Office for Southern Africa. It covers the period from 01 April to 24 May 2012.

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

• An estimated 366,780 households (1,833,900 people) are expected to be affected by drought in Angola, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries (MINADERP). The country received less than 60 per cent of normal rain...

30 Apr 2012
Aid workers arrive as emergency declared

OCHA, UNICEF and the World Food Programme have sent emergency support to the Comoros Islands, where the Government has declared a State of Emergency following heavy rains and flash flooding.

The islands, which lie between Madagascar and Mozambique, have been battered by torrential rains since 20 April, causing heavy floods, landslides and rockslides.

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05 Apr 2012
Southern Africa Floods and Cyclones Situation Update# 3

This update is issued by the OCHA Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA). It covers the period of 01 March to 04 April 2012. The timing of the next report will depend on changes in flood conditions.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • No reports of new flooding have been received in the past three weeks, and no new cyclones have formed over the south-west Indian Ocean.

  • Flood conditions persist in northern Namibia.

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29 Feb 2012
Southern Africa Floods and Cyclones Situation Update# 2

This bulletin was issued by the Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA). It covers the period of 02 to 29 February 2012. The timing of the next report will depend on changes in flood conditions.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
• Tropical Cyclone Irina is expected to make landfall on southern Mozambique in the next few days.
• Irina crossed northern Madagascar on 26 February, but did not cause major damage.
• The bulk of the region...

27 Feb 2012
Southern Africa - Regional Food Security Update, February 2012

Lesotho
- Due to poor and erratic rains at the beginning of the season most farmers in the lowland areas have not planted. - Prices of maize meal (staple food) are gradually increasing.

Madagascar
- Rice production has decreased by 9% and local rice prices have increased by 11% compared to 2010 campaign.
- The National Meteorology Department has forecasted a very active cyclone season this year – Cyclone Giovanna about to make landfall

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