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South Africa: SA's Drought a 'Harvest of Dysfunction' - Oxfam

Tue, 2017-03-28 17:35
[News24Wire] The ongoing drought has exposed "hazardous shortcomings" in the planning and management of the country's water resources, according to report by Oxfam SA released on Tuesday.

East Africa: Number of Kenyans Going Hungry Doubles to 3m - Red Cross

Tue, 2017-03-28 17:03
[Monitor] The number of Kenyans needing emergency food aid has doubled in the past three months to three million, the Red Cross said Tuesday, as the impact of a devastating drought worsens.

South Africa: Port St Johns Learners Have to Be Sent Home When It Rains

Tue, 2017-03-28 13:28
[GroundUp] Teachers and learners at Ndlumbini Junior Secondary School near Port St Johns were promised in 2012 that their school would be fixed. But five years later, the roof is still leaking and learners have to be sent home when it rains.

Somalia: Finland Allocates $20 Million to Famine-Hit African Countries

Tue, 2017-03-28 12:45
[Shabelle] The Finnish government has allocated over £18 million (over $20 million) to five famine-hit African countries at risk of death and starvation caused by drought and conflict.

Angola: Benguela - Ceast Bishops Recall Victims of March 11 Rain

Mon, 2017-03-27 15:55
[ANGOP] Lobito -Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tome (CEAST) recalled Saturday in Catumbela municipality the victims of the rain of March 11, 2015, on a guided tour by the provincial governor of Benguela, Isaac dos Anjos, to the models of the ongoing works.

Somalia: Turkish Red Crescent Assess Drought

Mon, 2017-03-27 14:52
[Shabelle] As hundreds of thousands of Somalis have been struggling to survive in the face of famine and drought, the Turkish Red Crescent has mobilized to offer them a lifeline.

Mozambique: Ireland Supports Unicef's Response to Dineo

Mon, 2017-03-27 11:55
[AIM] The Irish Government is donating 200,000 euros to UNICEF to support the emergency response to cyclone Dineo, which hit the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane in mid-February.

Mozambique: Canadian Support for Victims of Cyclone Dineo

Mon, 2017-03-27 11:46
[AIM] Maputo -The Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF) has donated 200,000 Canadian dollars to support the victims of cyclone Dineo, which hit the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane in mid-February.

Zimbabwe: Floods 'Cause Spike in Malaria Cases'

Mon, 2017-03-27 11:13
[News24Wire] Health authorities in Zimbabwe are stepping up the distribution of anti-malarial drugs after 151 malaria deaths were recorded in the last two months, the Sunday Mail said.

Africa: UN Peacekeeping, African Debt, and a Referendum in Turkey - the Cheat Sheet

Mon, 2017-03-27 11:10
[IRIN] Geneva -Every week, IRIN's team of editors takes a look ahead at what's lurking on the humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed:

Sudan: UN Welcomes Sudan Food Corridor

Mon, 2017-03-27 11:03
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Marta Ruedas, today welcomed the decision by the Government of Sudan to open a new humanitarian corridor for food aid to be delivered by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) from El Obeid in central Sudan to Bentiu, a town in Unity State, South Sudan, where 100,000 people are enduring famine amid a deepening humanitarian crisis across the country.

Zimbabwe: Floods Leave Villagers Stranded

Mon, 2017-03-27 11:02
[Al Jazeera] Musa Ndlovu, 97, Sehelo Msebele, 35, and Siphiwenkosi Ndlovu, 20, are standing at the bank of a fast-flowing river. The three women are preparing to return home after a day spent grinding maize.

Kenya: Fighting Climate Change a Marathon Effort

Mon, 2017-03-27 09:27
[Nation] Tackling climate change is a marathon team effort. When one of the runners gets cramp in the middle of the race, they receive help to relieve them of the discomfort and pain so they can continue running.

Africa: Climate Breaks All Records - Hottest Year, Lowest Ice, Highest Sea Level

Sun, 2017-03-26 22:30
[IPS] Rome -Climate has, once more, broken all records, with the year 2016 making history-highest-ever global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, unabated sea level rise and ocean heat. And what is even worse- extreme and unusual trends continue in 2017.

South Sudan: Salva Kiir Is Ignoring Famine - UN Chief

Sat, 2017-03-25 22:47
[Al Jazeera] UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has accused South Sudan's government of ignoring the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine , 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fighting .

Angola: Floods Kill 11, Cause Widespread Destruction

Sat, 2017-03-25 10:50
[Al Jazeera] Eleven people have died and several more are missing after torrential rain hit northern parts of Angola between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday.

Africa: Research Shows Link Between Temperature Rise and Human Influence, Says Head of UN Climate Panel

Fri, 2017-03-24 17:02
[UN News] Speaking today at a United Nations forum to invigorate political momentum on climate change, the head of a major UN panel on climate change underlined that human influence on the climate system cannot be disputed.

Somalia: Official Says 80 Percent of Livestock Dead in Somaliland

Fri, 2017-03-24 17:01
[VOA] Authorities in the breakaway republic of Somaliland say at least 80 percent of the region's livestock have died due to the crippling drought that has also killed dozens of people and forced thousands into displaced persons camps.

Kenya: Climate Change Making Droughts More Severe

Fri, 2017-03-24 16:50
[IPS] United Nations -The Super El Nino of 2015 to 2016 wrought droughts and floods around the world, yet it is its sister La Nina that is now fuelling drought and hunger in East Africa.

Somalia: President Appeals for Famine Assistance

Fri, 2017-03-24 16:00
[VOA] Somalia's new president appealed to the international community Thursday to help his nation avert an approaching famine.