Category Archives: Legal

Global Weather Hazards Summary: December 13 – 19, 2019

Tropical Cyclone Belna causes flooding in Madagascar, while heavy rain and flooding persist in East Africa

  1. Continued above-average rainfall has triggered flooding across eastern Africa. Heavy rain is forecast to continue next week maintaining high

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention receives support from World Bank

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12, December 2019— The Board of the World Bank Group has approved a total of $250 million to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the Federal Republic of …

WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 50: 9 – 15 December 2019 Data as reported by: 17:00; 15 December 2019

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 66 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and …

Drop in cholera cases worldwide, as key endemic countries report gains in cholera control

The number of cholera cases decreased globally by 60% in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in a report that points to an encouraging trend in cholera prevention and control in the world’s major …

Global Weather Hazards Summary: December 20 – 26, 2019

Flooding risks persist across eastern Africa, while South Africa remains drier-than-average

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Continued above-average rainfall has triggered flooding across eastern Africa. Rain is forecast to continue next week maintaining high flood risk.
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Southern Africa: Humanitarian Key Messages, December 2019

Southern Africa is warming at about twice the global rate and has been buffeted by multiple and compounding shocks.

Some 12 million people in nine countries across the region are experiencing severe food insecurity.
Consecutive …

African politicians asked to develop legal instruments to fight climate change

MADRID,  African legislators have been challenged to come up with legal frameworks for climate change to enable countries avoid catastrophes and reactionary emergencies that eat up their budgets.

“African countries are spending up to 3.9 …

Humanitarian Action for Children 2020 – Eastern and Southern Africa

Protracted and new disasters have impacted a staggering number of people in Eastern and Southern Africa, and in 2020, will require substantial effort in terms of emergency preparedness and response strategies, mechanisms, tools and partnerships. …

Feasibility Study on Cash and Voucher Assistance Programming in Central Province of Zambia, November 2019

Executive Summary

Zambia is suffering from a slow-onset food insecurity crisis caused by a failed and late 2018/2019 rain season, which caused reduced and failed crop production resulting in 58 districts in Zambia currently experiencing …