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    SADC Humanitarian Response Monitoring Report - December 2016

    A severe drought, associated with the El Niño phenomena, resulted in a humanitarian emergency. In response to this, the SADC Council of Ministers at its meeting of March 2016 recommended the declaration of a regional drought disaster and issuance of a regional appeal for assistance. Council also recommended the establishment of a SADC El Niño Logistics and Coordination Team at the SADC Secretariat to coordinate a regional response in close collaboration with Member States and supported by international cooperating partners (ICPs). This team was established in May 2016 with the support of several UN Agencies, including the FAO, WFP, UNICEF, UNDP and WHO.