Daily Archives: January 16, 2020

ECHO Factsheet Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Last updated 16/01/2020

Introduction

Climatic shocks, on top of economic and political challenges, continue to affect millions of people in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. Because of poor rainfall and failed harvests, extensive areas are currently suffering from a severe drought …

ECHO Factsheet Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Last updated 16/01/2020

Introduction

Climatic shocks, on top of economic and political challenges, continue to affect millions of people in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. Because of poor rainfall and failed harvests, extensive areas are currently suffering from a severe drought …

Drought in southern Africa: EU releases over Euros 22 million in humanitarian aid

The European Commission is mobilising a humanitarian aid package of Euros 22.8 million to help address emergency food needs and support vulnerable people in Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The funding comes as large parts of southern Africa are …

Southern Africa in throes of climate emergency with 45 million people facing hunger across the region

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON A record 45 million people mostly women and children in the 16nation Southern African Development Community are gravely food insecure following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray. As the crisis deepens, the world must step up now to …