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Southern Africa"s drought: Can disaster be derailed?

joint hearing before the Select Committee on Hunger and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee ... hearing held in Washington, DC, May 6, 1992

by United States

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Open LibraryOL7368621M
ISBN 100160390877
ISBN 109780160390876

The names of commercial farmers in the Northern Cape – who are facing financial ruin as a result of the debilitating drought – have been handed to South Africa’s commercial banks in a. South Africa plans to declare the drought that’s gripping the western and southern parts of the country a national disaster. Cape Town, the South African city contending with the worst drought.

The experience of Southern Africa during the /92 drought is not a complete success story. Mozambique fared less well than other Southern African countries, in part because donors were reluctant to send food aid that could be stolen by the Mozambican armed forces and not reach displaced people (Ayisi ). In South Africa's Eastern Cape province, no one can remember the last proper downpour. Some say it was five years ago, others six. "This is a disaster," says Bothma who in his three decades.

In the East African drought history, many drought events have been recorded, especially after the s. For example, the years , and are recorded as major drought years in specific parts of EA (Fig. 2; Guha-Sapir et al., ; Wagaw et al., ; Degefu and Bewket, ).As illustrated in Fig. 2, drought hit the northern parts of EA in , including Northern Ethiopia, Southern Cited by:   A severe drought is threatening South Africa's wildlife industry, with game farmers keeping fewer animals and tourists visiting game lodges in .


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Get this from a library. Southern Africa's drought: can disaster be derailed?: joint hearing before the Select Committee on Hunger and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, of the House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, second session, hearing held in Washington, DC, May 6, [United States.

Congress. The months-long drought is affecting most of southern Africa. The United Nations estimates that more than 11 million people now face crisis levels of food insecurity in places like Zimbabwe and Mozambique, where two cyclones wiped out crops earlier this : Mogomotsi Magome.

A drought in three South African provinces that is threatening to leave Cape Town residential areas without any municipally-supplied water has been declared a national disaster by South Africa’s.

Droughts have become more commonplace in South Africa in recent years. In the past two decades since12 of those years were defined as drier years compared to only seven years in the. droughts and desertification.

Africa is a good example of great vulnerability to drought and desertification and a seemingly inability to manage these climate based issues. A drought means a long period of dry weather during which the lack of rain results in a severe shortage of Size: 1MB.

The European Commission is mobilising a humanitarian aid package of € million to help address emergency food needs and support vulnerable people in Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The funding comes as large parts of southern Africa are currently in the grip of their harshest drought in decades.

South Africa have increased significantly, and the most common type of disaster is drought. Data from the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disaster () show that drought is a major disaster in South Africa in terms of the number of people affected and total economic loss, whilst floods top the chart in terms of number of mortalities.

In parts of Africa, Hassan [21] argued that provisions of water resources through dam construction can be a long-term drought management practice, which can be preferred to the short-term. The survey shows that over 80% of people in eight provinces have adequate food access, except in Free State (FS), averaging below around 70%.

The survey further indicates that duringfood inaccessibility was most serious in Free State where 20% of the households have inadequate food access, followed by KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) at 15% and Eastern Cape at around 10%.Cited by: The current drought in the Horn of Africa has caused an unprecedented food crisis that is quickly turning into a regional humanitarian disaster.

East Africa: Why the Horn of Africa Is Starving. South Africa, traditionally a regional breadbasket, is just recovering from what it described as its worst drought in about 30 years, receiving the lowest rainfall Author: Lucy Lamble.

The recent drought in southern Africa has underscored the need for detailed analysis of the phenomenon. While geographers have researched the causes and impacts of drought in many African contexts, South Africa and in particular its Bantustans have not received sufficient similar attention.

This paper outlines firstly the dimensions of drought in South Africa, including the Cited by: Although drought affects every part of the globe, there are parts of the world which are more frequently impacted by drought. From toAfrica stands first in drought frequency with a total of reported drought events that affected million people (Gautam, ).

The Greater Horn of Africa, the Sahel, and Southern Africa are the. Southern Africa is one of the regions most affected by serious impacts of climate-induced natural disasters. This year alone, a succession of cyclones and floods has already resulted in significant loss of life and assets in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe, and kept humanitarian organisations busy with emergency responses, as well.

Drought can be triggered by a high level of reflected sunlight and above average prevalence of high pressure systems, winds carrying continental, rather than oceanic air masses, and ridges of high pressure areas aloft can prevent or restrict the developing of thunderstorm activity or.

Deadly Drought in Southern Africa Leaves Millions Hungry Novem In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 14,Paul van Wyk, a Author: VOA Learning English. Cape Town, South Africa, is running out of water.

Drought and overuse have brought the city to the edge of disaster. Day Zero, the day that taps run dry, is set to happen on April Congress. House. Select Committee on Hunger: Southern Africa's drought: can disaster be derailed?: joint hearing before the Select Committee on Hunger and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, of the House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, second session, hearing held in Washington, DC, May 6,   One of the worst-affected countries is likely to be Malawi, where the worst drought in almost 10 years is expected to cause a further increase in severe malnutrition next year.

In South Africa. Farmers, traders and consumers across East and Southern Africa are feeling the impact of consecutive seasons of drought that have scorched harvests and ruined livelihoods. The El Niño-driven crisis has increased the malnutrition rates of rural.

Southern Africa's drought can disaster be derailed?: joint hearing before the Select Committee on Hunger and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, of the House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, second session, hearing held in Washington, DC, May 6,United States.

Congress. House.THE first phase of the biggest drought relief effort ever mounted is helping to avert a human disaster in the 12 countries of southern Africa.

The regional drought, which came at a time of extreme Author: John Battersby.EU funding in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region goes towards emergency relief response, food assistance and disaster preparedness.

Since Januarythe EU has supported humanitarian action in the region with € million in funding.