Abundant rain has continued across a wide portion of West Africa.
Despite a recent increase in rain, seasonal deficits have persisted over parts of the Greater Horn of Africa.
1) Although an increase in rain has been observed over Eastern Africa during the past few weeks, seasonal deficits have persisted in south-central and eastern Sudan, western Eritrea, and northeastern Ethiopia due to the delayed onset and uneven rainfall distribution to the June-September season.
Abnormally wet conditions are continuing for several nations in the western Gulf of Guinea region
Moisture deficits worsen further in southeast Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia with a continued lack of rainfall.
16,000 ARRIVE FROM NIGERIA
Around 16,000 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram attacks recently crossed into Cameroonian border villages. UNHCR, its local partners and the authorities in the Far North Region are planning to transfer them to Minawao camp, the main refugee settlement in the region. Cameroon’s Far North region is already hosting some 50,000 refugees and 117,000 people in the Far North Region.
588 DISPLACED AFTER ATTACK
IDPs Begin to Return Home
Displaced populations in the country’s western Olodio locality and other areas are gradually returning to their villages despite lingering insecurity. Some 3,000 people fled their homes following armed attacks on Dahioké, Grabo and Irato areas in January. Humanitarian actors are assessing the possibility of food distributions in communities of return.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
120 FAMILIES FLEE TO CAMEROON
Around 120 families have fled to Gbiti locality in eastern Cameroon following an attack blamed on Central African Republic’s Seleka rebels. The assailants burned down houses during the 29 January raid on Banga village north of the capital Bangui.
BOKO HARAM ATTACKS CHAD ARMY
REPUBLIQE CENTRAFRICAINE (RCA)
10 000 FUIENT VERS LA RDC SUITE AUX VIOLENCES A OUAKA
Le 9 Janvier, le HCR a indiqué que depuis le 16 Décembre, 10 000 personnes de la RCA ont fui vers la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) après de violents affrontements entre les ex-Séléka et anti-Balaka dans la province de Ouaka. Il est estimé qu’un total de 68 000 réfugiés centrafricains sont en RDC.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
10,000 FLEE VIOLENCE IN OUAKA PROVINCE TO DRC
On 9 January, UNHCR reported that since 16 December, 10,000 people from CAR have fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after violent clashes between ex-Seleka and anti-Balaka in Ouaka Province. There is an estimated total of 68,000 CAR refugees in DRC.
- Suppressed seasonal rains were received across the western Sahel during late August.
- Enhanced rains continued over western Ethiopia, eastern Sudan and eastern South Sudan.
1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.
- Below-average rains observed across western Sahel during late July.
- Wetness continues in Eastern Africa.
1) Since early June, seasonal rainfall has been both suppressed and infrequent across northeastern Nigeria leading to a strengthening of moisture deficits. While there is a chance for some relief with increased rainfall forecast during the upcoming outlook period, anomalously dry ground conditions are expected to persist, which still may negatively impact developing crops later into the season.
Heavy rains in parts of eastern Sudan resulted in flooding which damaged infrastructure.
Ground conditions continue to deteriorate due to poor rains in northeastern Nigeria, western Chad and Senegal.
- A large area of enhanced rainfall may trigger localized flooding across parts of eastern Sudan.
- Consistently poor rainfall has led to deteriorating ground conditions across northeastern Nigeria and western Chad.
1) The potential for significantly heavy rainfall remains forecast over the River Nile and Kassala provinces of eastern Sudan, which may trigger localized flooding and elevated river levels along the Nile River basin during the next seven days.
Les événements de décembre 2013 en République Centrafricaine, théâtre d’une hausse sans précédent de la violence et du chaos ont provoqué le déplacement de plus de 1 million de personnes en internes et plus 380 000 autres ont traversé les frontières.
Plus de 187 251 individus immigrants ont été évacués vers leurs pays (Tchad, Cameroun, Congo, RDC,
Nigeria, Cote d’ivoire, etc...). La fermeture de la frontière Tchad/RCA depuis 9 mai 2014 a eu un impact considérable sur les échanges entre les deux pays.
The events of December 2013 in the Central African Republic (CAR) has seen of an unprecedented rise of violence and chaos, and has led to the internal displacement of over 1 million people. More than 380,000 people have crossed the borders to neighboring countries and more than 187,251 people have been evacuated to their countries of origin (Chad, Cameroon, Congo, DRC, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, etc.). The closing of the Chad/CAR border has had a considerable impact on the exchanges between the two countries
- Below-average rains were observed across much of West Africa during the past week.
- Locally heavy rains continued across saturated areas in South Sudan and southern Sudan.
1) Above-average rain during the past thirty-days has resulted in saturated grounds and localized flooding in parts of South Sudan and southern Sudan. With above-average rain forecast during the next week, the risk for localized flash flooding is elevated.