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Southern Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 10, May 2013

In this issue
The Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa Study
Rationale  P.1
Collaborations  P.1
Diverse emergency patterns  P.2
Emerging capacities  P.3
Looking ahead  P.4
Planning priorities  P.5
The way forward  P.6


  • The region is exposed to a range of environmental and social pressures.
  • 47 defined international humanitarian emergencies were identified between 2000 and 2012.
  • The results highlight the short recurrence intervals for major shocks and the annual co-occurrence of multiple shocks.
  • The research signals a transition from conditions of armed conflict seen in the 1980s and 1990s to social conflicts, often in urban areas, particularly in national capitals.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
13 May 2013
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin
Disaster Risk Reduction
Early Warning
Information Management
Natural Disasters