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🇿🇦GDP decline (Q2 2022) - Construction and Mining Decline, Indicators and Influence Overview.

Updated: Jan 3, 2023

Real gross domestic product (measured by production) decreased by 0,7% for the second quarter of 2022, following an increase of 1,9% in the initial quarter of 2022.

*Total GDP , Mining and quarrying quarterly trends. source:statssa.gov.za


* Construction trends. source:statssa.gov.za


The pressure does not let caution to the wind. As numbers do not lie, as others in similar devastating times. Riots and the instability socio-economic state in 2022 Q1 Growth.

For the feel-good seekers; it goes without saying that as great as South Africa's weather, the same mother nature is cited to directly affect the decline at hand.

Climate change in the world scene is well-renounced, front-to-back, and all-encompassing. From entire educational institute faculties conducting years on years, of comprehensive research. Detailing and dissecting various causes and effects, to organizations operating on widespread worldwide platforms and spearheading the disaster relief mandate. Sophistication, modern and effective manners to fill an extensive diversified mandate and fit in Global Plan. Facilitation and coordination seem to be the strategy for dealing with humanitarian activities and issues at large.




A French-originated, early 20th-century world war I aftermath birthchild. "Originally called the League of Red Cross Societies, we were the brainchild of Henry Davison, the president of the American

Red Cross War Committee", seemly motivated by well being of others and how the positive effects of the humanitarian movement had on many geographic settings.

A clear mandate that Davison followed was looking after the immediate surroundings where one of his formed movements and or committees was formed. In that way, it would be evidential to the eye and soul of any human being that gets affiliated with the movement.


According to their integrated response to South African Floods and Landslides mid-'22 publication under their coordination declaration.

People Targeted and People Affected in the Target Province

* Target Province and Operation Targets. ©www.ifrc.org/appeals


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) supports SARCS through its Country Cluster Delegation located in Pretoria. A technical support platform


has been set up by the IFRC to support SARCS in managing the current emergency and any ensuing recovery programs. IFRC is currently providing technical support to SARCS for rapid assessment, communication, resource mobilization, design, and implementation of the response, in close coordination with other Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners.

For this response, the first aid skills which have been imparted to volunteers in the past through support from the Belgian Red Cross (BRC) has proven to be useful among first responders who have been displaying the capacity to attend to emergencies and crisis in their communities. Additionally, the IFRC provided Psychological First Aid (PFA) training to SARCS as part of their preparedness activities. This is proving to be useful in this current emergency response as the SARCS volunteers and staff are providing ongoing PFA support.


Forward by a Kwazulu Natal residing professional about their experience






 

Brief GDP Direct Impact Analysis Report

Natural Disasters.

As per the Internation Federation of Red Cross and Red Cresent Societies,

08/03/2022 Publication

2022 Cluster Operational Plan under the

Pretoria Delegation

Coordination jurisdiction within the Southern African region;

Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal floods Red Cross humanitarian needs response and analysis


Press Release: eThekwini municipality in the east coast of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) was pummelled by rains on the weekend of 10 April. The meteorological department has stated that this is one of the heaviest floods recorded in a day in 60 years and has left a trail of destruction on human life, private property, and infrastructure. The devastating floods have claimed over 400 lives so far. Over 50 people are unaccounted for, as search and rescue efforts continue. Damage to property and infrastructure is estimated to amount to billions of rands. Once the water subsided, thousands have been left without livelihoods and homes.

Ruth van Rooyen, Senior Disaster Management Officer, IFRC Country Cluster Delegation for Southern Africa said:

“The communities affected by the floods were already vulnerable due to the recent civil unrest and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had left many households without a source of income. Just as they were trying to rebuild, another disaster hit. Humanitarian aid is stretched, and partnerships are greatly needed as we support communities in their rebuilding process. This appeal aims to help communities build back better and regain the hope lost as they watched their lives washed away by the torrents of water.”

According to national authorities, 123,808 people were affected, 448 people died and over 30,000 are displaced, mostly in collective evacuation centers. Several dozens of people remain missing and unaccounted for. Rescue teams, including South Africa Red Cross Society volunteers, have been mobilized to the affected areas to search for the missing and bring others to safety.


In the immediate aftermath of the floods, the IFRC released 330,000 Swiss francs (R5 351 866) from its Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF) to help SARCS rapidly respond and provide immediate assistance to more than 7,500 people (over 1,500 households). To respond to the greater needs, the emergency appeal will allow SARCS to support a total of 30,000 people (6,000 households) with various relief activities in evacuation centers to enable early recovery in affected communities. Families with severely damaged homes and those who are economically vulnerable having lost their livelihoods and lacking alternative coping mechanisms to meet their basic needs will be the main targeted groups. Particular attention will be given to homeless women and children.

Below depicts the incoming "type of storm that forms over warm tropical waters". Described by the South African Weather Services in an online press release by NASA Earth Observatory.


Press Release: The South African Weather Service emphasized that the storm was not a tropical cyclone—a type of storm that forms over warm tropical waters.


Rather, the storm developed farther from the equator, when an area of low pressure detached from the prevailing westerly flow of cold air and drifted north toward South Africa. Once separated from the westerlies, “cut-off lows” like this often lose momentum and can get stuck in place for days. In South * NASA Observatory. ©earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images

Africa, this occurs most often during the southern hemisphere’s autumn, especially in

April. Cut-off lows often produce severe weather.



The storm began dropping rain over coastal South Africa on April 9, 2022. The rain continued for days, enhanced by moisture-laden air from the southern Indian ocean. Rainfall totals were especially substantial between April 11-12. In a news release issued on April 12,


the South African Weather Service wrote: “It appears that the exceptionally heavy rainfall overnight and this morning exceeded even the expectations of the southern African meteorological community at large.”


The map above depicts a satellite-based estimate of rainfall over a seven-day period ending on April 13, 2022. The darkest reds reflect the highest rainfall amounts, with some places in Botswana and South Africa receiving as much as 30 centimeters (12 inches) or more.


It is all well and understood that in a functioning world, where there is a way embarked compelled will force has to be brewed. IFRC Appeal number MAA63001 intends on reaching 5 Nations, Staff of 529, 2 650 000+ affected humans intended to be reached, over a combined population of 363 200 000+ humans.


A cold 599 470 000+ rands is anticipated to be utilized amongst specified mandates of floods, drought, tropical storms, climate change, migration and poverty. An understanding of prioritization over the vast regions is being conducted. With direct affiliation and analysis from a statutory ranking agency. An agency that provides various measures of specific criteria that affect the region. The United Nations Human Index agency conducts and submits periodical reports which are utilized as an evaluation scheme in conjunction with other supplementary reports and analysis.

United Nation Human Development Index( HDI).





















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