OCHA Reports

15 Apr 2011
Southern Africa - Regional Food Security Update, April 2011


  • Following the joint rapid assessment led by DMA, the World Bank is assisting the country to undertake Post Disaster Needs Assessment to further understand the impact of heavy rains on different sectors. Poor crop production is anticipated this year.

  • The UN Emergency and Response Task Force chaired by WFP and co-chaired by UNDP met with NGOs to respond to the impact of heavy rains.


  • Damage...
14 Apr 2011
Flash Appeal 2011


On 29 March 2011, a state of national emergency was declared by the President to respond to largescale flooding in the north and north-east Regions of the country along with a simultaneous request for international assistance. The declaration and request for assistance was based on the results of an aerial rapid assessment conducted by the Government from 25 to 27 March 2011.

Following weeks of heavy rain, water levels in northern Namibia...

13 Apr 2011
Southern Africa Flood and Cyclone Situation Update #12


· The UN Country Team in Namibia is preparing to issue a Flash Appeal for US $2.2 million to support authorities in responding to floods in the north of the country.

· In Karonga District of northern Malawi, at least 4,658 households have been affected by flooding. Assessments are ongoing to determine more precisely numbers of persons affected and their needs.

11 Apr 2011
Report on the SADC Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Planning Workshop, Gaborone, Botswana. 05‐08 October 2010

Meeting Summary

The annual Southern African Development Community (SADC) Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Preparedness Planning Workshop took place in Gaborone, Botswana from 05‐08 October 2010, in partnership with UNISDR, the World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and UNOCHA. The theme of the workshop was “strengthening SADC and national capacities for disaster preparedness and response”. It provided a platform for national and...

30 Mar 2011
Southern Africa Flood and Cyclone Situation Update #11
This report was issued by the Regional Office for Southern & Eastern Africa (ROSEA). It covers the period 23-29 March 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 06 April 2011.


- The President of the Republic of Namibia declared a national state of emergency on 29 March 2011 to respond to large-scale flooding in the northern parts of the country. International assistance has been requested.

- In Malawi, an estimated 2,165 people...