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Race against time in drought-ravaged Southern Africa

With only a few weeks before land preparation begins for the next main cropping season, some 23 million people in Southern Africa urgently need support to produce enough food to feed themselves and thus avoid being dependent on humanitarian assistance until mid-2018, FAO said this week.

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USAID announces $127 million drought aid to Southern Africa

WASHINGTON D.C., USA - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced $127 million in additional humanitarian and recovery assistance to people affected by severe drought in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Lesotho, and Swaziland.

14 hours ago

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Emergency food aid for drought-ravaged Malawi

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun a new round of life-saving relief operations in Malawi where as many as 6.5 million people - nearly 40% of the population - may require emergency assistance in coming months. This is set to become the largest ever emergency food relief operation in the country's history.

1 day ago

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Social entrepreneurship key to maternal and child health in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya - The Healthymagination Mother and Child Programme, launched in March 2016 by GE and Santa Clara University's Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship to address maternal and child mortality - by supporting African social entrepreneurs operating in the health sector - has taken the first big step toward achieving its objective: selecting the first group of social enterprises that will receive training and mentoring.

25 Jul 2016

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New documentary seeks to stop spread of HIV

A new documentary has been launched at the International AIDS conference to support treatment expansion and stop the spread of HIV.

25 Jul 2016

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Southern Africa is experiencing the worst El NiƱo-induced drought in 35 years

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - Winding up a nine-day visit to the UK, Malawi and Madagascar, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang called for urgent action by governments and donors to assist millions of people affected by severe drought in the southern Africa region.

25 Jul 2016