Survivors of torture account for a significant number of vulnerable persons in South Africa. Many asylum seekers survive torture in countries of origin, en route to South Africa to seek asylum, and in South Africa itself at the hands of police and prisons officials. South Africa nationals also can face torture at the hands of domestic security organs. Survivors of torture of all nationalities struggle to find care they need in South Africa, from psychosocial support to medical care to assistance in finding housing and meaningful work.
USAID/Southern Africa is working towards a goal of a more integrated region for an improved quality of life for Southern Africans. As a comparative advantage of a regional mission, USAID/Southern Africa is able to provide regional analysis of and a regional approach to development challenges.
Water plays a crucial role in supporting Lesotho’s economy, fueling the country’s agriculture, trade, and livelihoods. As climate change makes water cycles less predictable, Lesotho’s economy will have to adapt to changing rainfall patterns and water availability.
Coral reefs are among the ocean’s most biologically diverse and ecologically important habitats. While they are vital to the survival of many marine species as well as the economy and food security of many coastal communities, they are threatened by pollution, global climate change, overfishing, and natural disasters.
Last updated: December 04, 2014