Southern Africa Crises


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Software

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Information pages

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)
Southern Africa Appeal - Background on the crisis
http://www.cafod.org.uk/southernafrica/background.shtml

Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Information and Mapping Systems (FIVIMS)
http://www.fivims.org/index.jsp

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Food crisis in Southern Africa
http://www.ifrc.org/disasters/safrica.asp

The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)
http://www.drought.unl.edu/index.htm

Oxfam

The Race Against Time for southern Africa
Looking Behind the Drought
Double Jeopardy for Rural Zimbabweans
Staving off Starvation in Zimbabwe
Background on the Crisis
Death on the Doorstep of the Summit*
Structural Adjustment Programs in Humanitarian Emergency
Crisis Alert in Zimbabwe*
Crisis in Southern Africa*
Against the Tide of Violence in Zimbabwe

Relogs- Regional Logistics in Southern Africa
http://www.wfprelogs.org/

Southern African Development Community

Food Security Programme
http://www.sadc-fanr.org.zw/
Drought Monitoring Centre
http://www.dmc.co.zw/

UNICEF
More than 6 million children at risk in Southern Africa crisis
http://www.unicef.org/noteworthy/safricacrisis/index.html

USAID, USGS, SADC
Southern Africa Flood & Drought Network
http://edcw2ks40.cr.usgs.gov/sa_floods/

 

 

 

 

 

In the News...

Latest News using the Google News server ("southern Africa" +famine)
http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&q=%22southern+Africa%22+%2Bfamine&btnG=Google+Search

 

Africa's Agricultural Crisis
Dr. Norman Borlaug Dr. Robert Chandler Jr Dr. Nyle Brady
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This discussion features Dr. Norman Borlaug, 1970 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Founder of the International Wheat and Maize Institute; Dr. Robert Chandler Jr., Founding Director Emeritus of the International Rice Research Institute; and Dr. Nyle Brady, International Development Consultant for the World Bank and United Nations. ©1994 32 min.
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AFP
UN fears twin tragedy of famine, AIDS in southern Africa
http://news.f2.com.au/2002/05/19/FFXG6ZYSD1D.html

AllAfrica.com
Millions of Children Risk Death in Southern Africa
http://allafrica.com/stories/200207220120.html

BBC
Famine in southern Africa: Why has it happened?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/2006122.stm
Southern Africa's famine: Country by country
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/2027079.stm

CBSNews
Famine Threat Stalks Africa
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/05/29/world/main510510.shtml

The Christian Science Monitor
Man-made food crisis grips Southern Africa
http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0515/p01s04-woaf.html

DisasterRelief.org
Food Shortage Threatens Southern Africa
http://www.disasterrelief.org/Disasters/020502africafamine/

HelpAge International
Responding to southern Africa's crisis
http://www.helpage.org/news/Africacrisis/Africacrisis.html

The Irish Examiner
13 million people at risk of catastrophic famine
http://www.online.ie/news/irish_examiner/viewer.adp?article=1831224

MediLinks
A Deadly Embrace: Famine and AIDS in Southern Africa
http://medilinks.org/Features/Articles/aug2002/FamineandAIDS3.asp

Reuters Foundation
AlertNet
http://www.alertnet.org/thefacts/reliefresources/250405/

Time
Drought And Famine
http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/2002/0610/mbeki/drought.html

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
IRINnews.org
Latest news from Southern Africa
http://www.irinnews.org/frontpage.asp?SelectRegion=Southern_Africa&SelectCountry=Southern_Africa

World Food Programme
SOUTHERN AFRICA HUNGER REPORTS: 12.8 MILLION LIVES AT RISKS
http://www.wfp.org/newsroom/in_depth/Africa/sa_main_page020607.htm

World Press Review
Southern Africa: Famine's Pall
http://www.worldpress.org/Africa/646.cfm

World Socialist Web Site
Famine spreads across southern Africa
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/may2002/afr-m18.shtml

Washington Post
Famine Looms for Southern Africa
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A62864-2002May9?language=printer
Famine Threatens 14 Million in Southern Africa
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A26734-2002Sep16?language=printer

 

 

 

Institutional links

Famine Early Warning Systems Network
http://www.fews.net/

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
http://www.fao.org/

Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture
http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/faoinfo/economic/giews/english/giewse.htm

International Food Policy Research Institute
http://www.ifpri.org/

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
http://www.ifrc.org/

World Food Programme
http://www.wfp.org/index2.html

 

 

 

 

 

Reports and Alerts

FEWS Net
http://www.fews.net/current/updates/
http://www.fews.net/current/special/

GIEWS
http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/faoinfo/economic/giews/english/alertes/sptoc.htm

Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture

Foodcrops and Shortages
http://www.fao.org/giews/english/fs/fstoc.htm

Food Supply Situation and Crop Prospects in
Sub-Saharan Africa
http://www.fao.org/giews/english/eaf/eaftoc.htm

Sahel Weather and Crop Situation
http://www.fao.org/giews/english/esahel/sahtoc.htm

Integrated Regional Information Network, OCHA
Weekly roundup
http://www.cidi.org/humanitarian/irin/safrica/ixl3.html

OCHA Latest Emergency Reports
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf/VDHALatestEmergencyReports?OpenView

OXFAM

Crisis in Southern Africa
http://oxfamint.cust.poptel.org.uk/eng/pdfs/pp0206_no23_Crisis_in_Southern_Africa.pdf

HIV/AIDS and Food Insecurity in Southern Africa
http://www.oxfam.org/eng/pdfs/pp021127_aids_safrica.pdf

Reliefweb
Southern Africa Humanitarian Crisis
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf/vLCE/

SADC Region Early Warning Unit--Ministerial Brief
http://www.fews.net/centers/current/monthlies/report/?f=r3&m=1000716&l=en

Past Briefs
http://www.fews.net/centers/current/monthlies/?submit=y&f=r3&d=al&l=en

The United States Agency for International Development, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

  • Situation Report #6, fiscal year (FY) 2003
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  • Situation Report #5, fiscal year (FY) 2003 
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  • Situation report #4, fiscal year (FY) 2003 
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  • Situation Report #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2003
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  • Situation Report #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2003
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  • Situation Report #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2003
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  • Situation Report #13, Fiscal Year (FY) 2002
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  • Situation Report #12, fiscal year (FY) 2002 
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  • Situation Report #11, Fiscal Year (FY) 2002
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  • Situation Report #10, Fiscal Year (FY) 2002
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  • Situation Report #9, Fiscal Year (FY) 2002
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  • Situation Report #8, Fiscal Year (FY) 2002
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  • Situation Report #6, Fiscal Year (FY) 2002
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World Food Programme
Country Reports
http://www.wfp.org/country_brief/index.asp?continent=1

World Health Organization
Situation Reports for Southern Africa Humanitarian Crisis
http://www.who.int/disasters/emergency.cfm?emergencyID=34&doctypeID=2

 

 

 

 

 

Publications

AIDS and Food Security
http://www.ifpri.org/pubs/books/ar2001/ar2001e.pdf

Building Household Food Security From the Ground Up
http://www.fantaproject.org/downloads/pdfs/hfs_measure.PDF

Établir les corrélations : agriculture à petite échelle, sécurité alimentaire et nutrition
http://www.developmentgateway.org/download/131371/Food_Security_Brief_-_FRENCH.PDF

Famine in Africa: Causes, Responses, and Preventions
http://www.ifpri.org/pubs/fps/fps28.htm

Fighting Famine in Southern Africa: Steps out of the Crisis
http://www.ifpri.org/pubs/ib/ib8.pdf

Food Security in Southern Africa: Assessing the use and value of ENSO information
http://www.esig.ucar.edu/sadc/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software

Anthro
ANTHRO software can be used by health professionals to compare the growth of individual children with the growth patterns of a large reference population of the same age and sex.
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/anthro.htm

The Key Indicators Mapping System (KIMS)
KIMS is user-friendly software, accessible to non-GIS specialists and developed for the specific purpose of collecting, mapping and disseminating food insecurity and vulnerability indicators that are relevant to FIVIMS.

http://www.fivims.org/EN/kims/kims.htm

Windisp
Windisp is a public domain, easy to use software package for the display and analysis of satellite images, maps and associated databases, with an emphasis on early warning for food security.
http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/faoinfo/economic/giews/english/windisp/windisp.htm

 

 

 

 

Databases

Africa Nutrition Database Initiative Website
http://www.africanutrition.net/

FAO-FAOSTAT
http://apps.fao.org/
http://apps.fao.org/page/collections 

The Key Indicators Database System (KIDS)
http://www.fivims.org/EN/kids/kids0.htm

Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) household surveys
http://www.worldbank.org/html/prdph/lsms/index.htm

Measure-Demographic and Health Surveys
http://www.measuredhs.com/

Poverty Monitoring Database
http://wbln0018.worldbank.org/dg/povertys.nsf

United Nations Environment Programme
http://www.unep.net/

WHO Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition
http://www.who.int/nutgrowthdb/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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