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    • Press Release - SADC establishes a regional El Nino response team

      Date Signed: 2016-05-26

      Type: Documents & Publications, Media Releases & Statements

      Issues: Environment & Sustainable Development

      Themes: Agriculture & Food Security, Meteorology & Climate


      The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat has established a Team to coordinate a regional response to the impacts of the 2015/2016 El-Niño phenomenon on livelihoods in close collaboration with Member States.

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    • Outcomes of the Ministerial Workshop on Food Security and Poverty Eradication 16 May 2016

      Date Signed: 2016-05-24

      Type: Documents & Publications, SADC Technical & Thematic Reports

      Issues: Issues, Environment & Sustainable Development


      Outcomes of the Ministerial Workshop on Food Security and Poverty Eradication held at Gaborone, Botswana, 16 May 2016 under theme: “Towards a poverty free and food secure future”

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    • Media Release: Ministerial Workshop on Food Security & Poverty Eradication held on 16 May 2016

      Date Signed: 2016-05-17

      Type: Documents & Publications, Media Releases & Statements


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    • SADC Regional Situation Update on El Niño-Induced Drought Issue 01: 15 May 2016

      Date Signed: 2016-05-15

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters

      Issues: Issues, Environment & Sustainable Development


      The SADC region is experiencing a devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Niño event which is negatively affecting livelihoods and the quality of lives across the region. Four Member States have already declared national drought emergencies (Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland and Zimbabwe). South Africa has declared a drought emergency in 7 of the country’s 9 provinces. Mozambique declared a 90-day institutional red alert for some southern and central areas. Member States are currently conducting their annual vulnerability assessments and results are expected in early June 2016. These results will provide the effect of drought on food and nutrition security and vulnerability situation as a whole.

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