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Africa: Drought Leaves 45 Million in Need Across 14 Countries

Mon, 2019-06-10 21:30
[The New Humanitarian] Nairobi -Failed rains across eastern Africa, southern Africa, and the Horn of Africa are seeing another dire season for farmers, increasing food prices and driving up the aid needs of tens of millions of already vulnerable people across the three regions.

Zimbabwe: Top UN Official Mueller Visits

Mon, 2019-06-10 17:53
[The Herald] United Nations (UN) assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and deputy emergency relief coordinator Ms Ursula Mueller is in Zimbabwe to assess the response to Tropical Cyclone Idai, which made a landfall and claimed hundreds of lives in Manicaland three months ago.

Zimbabwe: Govt Welcomes Support For Victims of Cyclone Idai

Mon, 2019-06-10 11:49
[The Herald] Government has commended efforts by Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora in assisting victims of Cyclone Idai.

Namibia: China Donates N$2.2m for Drought

Mon, 2019-06-10 09:44
[New Era] Windhoek -The Chinese government on Wednesday donated N$2. 2 million (US$150 000) in cash to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) to help alleviate the hunger of thousands of people in need of food aid across the country.

Botswana: Drought Management Strategy Critical

Mon, 2019-06-10 09:39
[Botswana Daily News] Lobu -A robust drought management strategy should be drawn and implemented as a matter of urgency to counter drought seasons.

Libya: Thousands Flee Devastating Floods in Southwest

Sun, 2019-06-09 16:07
[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency reports heavy flooding has devastated whole neighborhoods in the city of Ghat in south-west Libya forcing thousands of people to flee for their lives.

Somalia: Two Million Somalis Could Die of Starvation From Drought, UN Warns

Fri, 2019-06-07 12:07
[Shabelle] A United Nations emergency relief coordinator says more than two million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by the end of the northern summer if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken African country.

Uganda: Climate Change to Top CPA Summit - Kadaga

Fri, 2019-06-07 11:50
[Monitor] Parliament -Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has confirmed that climate change will be top on the agenda for the upcoming 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary conference.

Zimbabwe: Gospel Song for Idai Victims

Fri, 2019-06-07 11:22
[The Herald] Kadoma -based gospel musician Ireen Phiri, better known as Envoy Ireen, has penned a song dedicated to victims of Cyclone Idai which ravaged most parts of Manicaland Province.

Namibia: Nandi-Ndaitwah Lobbies for Drought Relief Assistance

Fri, 2019-06-07 10:49
[Namibian] INTERNATIONAL Relations minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, on Thursday met with members of the diplomatic corps to sensitise them on Namibia's need for drought relief.

Angola: Research Tool for Drought Mitigation in Cuvelai Basin, Both in Namibia and Angola

Thu, 2019-06-06 19:41
[Namibia Economist] A study released this week by German scientists proposes several interventions to mitigate the impact of drought in Owamboland, but according to the their findings there is one proviso, - the entire Cuvelai Basin and its population must be approached and managed as one coherent territory.

Uganda: 120,000 in Danger As Government Struggles to Resettle Bududa Survivors

Thu, 2019-06-06 18:19
[Monitor] Kampala -More than 120,000 people are living in high-risk landslide areas in the Elgon ranges, according to Mr Hillary Onek, the minister in charge of Relief and Disaster Preparedness.

South Africa: About 700 Homes Affected By Cape Town Rains, Flooding - City

Thu, 2019-06-06 16:42
[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town disaster risk management says no evacuations or emergency shelters have been activated following two days of heavy rains and flooding in some parts of the city.

South Africa: KZN South Coast Residents Left Without Water After April Floods

Thu, 2019-06-06 16:34
[GroundUp] It has been more than a month now that "water outages" have plagued Port Edward and surrounding areas, affecting as many as 28,000 homes and more than 175,000 people, as well as luxury tourism establishments, holiday homes and B&Bs.

South Africa: Shacks Flood in Cape Town Rains

Thu, 2019-06-06 16:33
[GroundUp] Heavy rainfall this week has caused flooding in informal settlements across Cape Town. About 700 homes have been affected according to the City's Disaster Risk Management spokesperson Charlotte Powell. However, no evacuations have taken place. Plastic sheeting was issued to fix leaking roofs.

South Africa: Community Spirit in Manenberg Comes to the Fore During Flood

Thu, 2019-06-06 16:29
[News24Wire] As heavy rains battered parts of the Western Cape on Tuesday evening, Manenberg residents rallied to help one another.

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Praises Nation for Embracing Clean-Up Campaign

Thu, 2019-06-06 16:11
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday hailed the nation for embracing the national clean-up exercise, which he launched last year and has become part of "stock- taking" exercise on actions on the environment which people live and depend on.

Southern Africa: Billions Needed to Rebuild Cyclone Hit Mozambique

Thu, 2019-06-06 14:00
[CAJ News] Maputo -Development partners have pledged US$1,2 billion (R17,5 billion) to support recovery interventions as Mozambique deals with the devastation caused by cyclones Idai and Kenneth.

Zimbabwe: Farmers Under Pressure to Sell Stock Amid Drought Fears

Thu, 2019-06-06 13:00
[CAJ News] Chiredzi -Farmers in Zimbabwe's dry regions have been urged to sell some of their cattle and buy significant amounts of stock-feeds as measures to thwart recurring drought.

Uganda: Bududa Mudslide Deaths Up, Hundreds Displaced

Thu, 2019-06-06 12:53
[Monitor] Bududa was on Tuesday plunged into mourning again after fresh landslides washed away villages, leaving five people dead, dozens injured and hundreds displaced.