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    • SADC Logistics cell situation report-week 10 tables and charts.pdf

      Date Signed: 2017-03-20

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters

      Themes: Themes, Disaster Risk Management


      In this report: (i) Cereal exports from South Africa; (ii) Expected vessel imports; (iii) Expected vessels-Nacala Port; (iv) Vessels announced/expected-Beira Port; and (v) Maize grain exports ex-Zambia as at week 10.

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    • SADC Logistics cell situation report - 2017 week 04 tables and charts

      Date Signed: 2017-02-03

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters

      Themes: Themes, Disaster Risk Management


      In this report: (i) Cereal exports from South Africa; (ii) Expected vessel imports; (iii) Expected vessels-Nacala Port; (iv) Vessels announced/expected-Beira Port; and (v) Maize grain exports ex-Zambia as at week 04.

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    • SADC Logistics cell situation report - week 01 2017 tables and charts

      Date Signed: 2017-01-13

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters

      Themes: Themes, Disaster Risk Management


      In this report: (i) Cereal exports from South Africa; (ii) Expected vessel imports; (iii) Expected vessels-Nacala Port; (iv) Vessels announced/expected-Beira Port; and (v) Maize grain exports ex-Zambia as at week 01.

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    • Regional Situation Update on the El Niño-Induced Drought - Issue 03: 24 October 2016

      Date Signed: 2016-10-24

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters


      The negative impacts of the El Nino induced drought, the worst in 35 years, which has caused a humanitarian crisis affecting 39 million people or 13% of SADC population, continues to intensify. Several factors including depleted food reserves, rising food prices, lower commodity prices, slowing economic growth among other key factors, are exacerbating the situation. Staple food prices are rising due to the generally poor crop production over the past two years. The Regional cereal deficit currently stands at close to 7.4 metric tonnes and is 11% below the five year average dropping from 29 million tonnes in 2015 to 26 million tonnes in 2016 (figures exclude Mauritius and Seychelles). The majority of the population is now entirely dependent on the markets for food.

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    • SADC Regional Situation Update on El Niño-Induced Drought Issue 02: 16 Sep 2016

      Date Signed: 2016-09-16

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters


      In response to the impacts of the drought experienced in most parts of the Region during the 2016/17 rainfall season, six Member States (Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe) have declared national drought emergencies while two Member States have declared partial drought disasters. South Africa (8 of the country’s 9 provinces.) and Mozambique (red alert for some southern and central areas). At the Regional level, SADC has declared a Regional Drought Disaster and has issued a Regional Humanitarian Appeal. The Appeal is seeking local and international assistance to cover a response plan funding gap of US$2.5 billion for an estimated 41m affected people (about 14% of total SADC population), with 26m requiring immediate humanitarian assistance.

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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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