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28 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • SADC declares Regional Drought Disaster and launches a Regional Humanitarian Appeal for assistance to support the ongoing and planned response efforts of its Member States.

  • The Humanitarian Appeal is a result of the negative impacts of the 2015/16 El Niño induced drought, the worst in 35 years,

27 Sep 2016 description

180.6 M required for 2016
79.6 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
101.0 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

27 Sep 2016 description

Implications of Seasonal Climate Forecasts for Agrometeorology in 2016/2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SARCOF is predicting normal to above normal rainfall in the southern parts of the region, while normal to below normal rainfall is expected in the northern areas

  • The latest model forecasts have reduced La Niña expectations, and suggest near-equal chances for neutral ENSO and weak La Niña conditions through end of 2016.

23 Sep 2016 description

By: William Spindler

The number of people fleeing violence, threats, extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture and persecution in Burundi has passed the 300,000 mark some 18 months after the political crisis in the central African nation erupted in April last year.

21 Sep 2016 description

Overview

The SADC region is experiencing a devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Nino event which threatens to impact negatively on livelihoods and quality of lives. The region experienced a delayed onset of the 2015/2016, rainfall season, followed by erratic rains. Analysis of rainfall performance shows that the October to December 2015 period, which represents the first half of the cropping season, was the driest in more than 35 years in several southern parts of the region

Recommendations (Short-Term)

21 Sep 2016 description

Executive Summary

The region experienced in many parts of the countries, the below normal rainfall conditions depicted by the devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Nino event which threatens to impact negatively on livelihoods and quality of lives in the Region.

The SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC) had predicted, in August 2015, during SARCOF-19 the below normal rainfall conditions. This was consistent with the observed poor rainfall performance.

The current rainfall 2016/17 outlook is the opposite (reverse) of the last season.

21 Sep 2016 description

Summary

The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

20 Sep 2016 description

180.6 M required for 2016
79.6 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
101.0 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

19 Sep 2016 description
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As part of efforts to strengthen and harmonise responses to migrants and refugees, the UN is to lead a global campaign to counter xenophobia. Announced by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in April, member states are expected to pledge their support for the campaign at the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants taking place in New York today.

15 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES
296,739
New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 August 2016.

FUNDING
USD 180.6 million
requested for the overall situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)

10 Sep 2016 description

Highlights:

  • The South African National Crop Estimate Committee’s (CEC) eighth maize production estimate (August 2016) stands at 7.29 million tonnes, up by 0.5 per cent from the previous estimate (July). The expected yields per hectare are 3.05 t/ha for white maize and 4.51 t/ha for yellow maize.

09 Sep 2016 description

Welcome to the September issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED)
Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website, and are also available through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS).

09 Sep 2016 description

Introduction

Education is a basic human right, enshrined in both the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. And during times of displacement, education plays an additional, crucial role in fostering social cohesion, addressing psychosocial needs, and providing a safe and stable environment for those who need it most.

09 Sep 2016 description

La population Burundaise s’estime à 10,8m people de personnes; selon le HCR au moins 268,000 refugiés ont fui vers la RD Congo, le Rwanda, la Tanzanie, l'Ouganda et la Zambie. La fermeture de cinq organes de presse privés en Mai a entrainé un manque d’information ou une information très limitée relative à la course aux élections présidentielles en Juillet à 2015.

09 Sep 2016 description
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Burundi has an estimated population of 10.8m people; UNHCR says least 268,000 refugees have fled to DR Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia (as of end June 2016) since President Pierre Nkurunziza announced running for a third term in April 2015. The limited or lack of information followed the shutdown of five private media houses in May in the run-up to presidential elections in July 2015.

02 Sep 2016 description

CrisisWatch is a monthly early warning bulletin designed to provide a regular update on the state of the most significant situations of conflict around the world.

Global Overview, August 2016