UN-SPIDER and ZFL carry out Virtual Regional Expert Meeting for Southern Africa
Southern Africa is exposed to hydrometeorological, geological, coastal and biological hazards. The region has been hard hit by droughts in recent years. Tropical cyclone Idai triggered massive floods in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe in March 2019, and in 2020 several countries experience a severe locust outbreak. And unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to impact all countries in this region.