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Ethiopia + 7 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 18 – September 24, 2014

  • Seasonal shower activity weakens, leaving many anomalously dry areas as the ITCZ/ITF withdraws across the Sahel.
  • Heavy September rains lead to flooding, and damaged crops throughout many parts of Uganda.

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.

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World + 17 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: West and East Africa



• The Sahel region has undergone significant and widespread rainfall deficits, leading to significantly below average vegetation levels.

• Worst affected areas are Senegal, southern Mauritania, eastern Niger, NE Nigeria and central Chad • There was some recovery from late July, in particular in Niger and Chad. However, Senegal and Mauritania remained affected by persistent rainfall deficits.

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World + 1 other
Strategic Research into National and Local Capacity Building for DRM - Ethiopia Pilot Report

In September 2013, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) contracted Oxford Policy Management and the University of East Anglia to conduct Strategic Research into National and Local Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management. Our central aim in the research is to draw lessons and guidance on ‘how to’ build DRM capacity in a range of contexts. Our research will analyse the characteristics, effectiveness and relative importance of a range of capacity building for DRM interventions across a variety of country contexts. To ‘road test’

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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Somalia + 3 others
Over 130,000 people displaced in Somalia so far this year as IDPs bear brunt of food insecurity crisis

Forced displacement within Somalia and across its borders shows no signs of easing, as forced evictions, drought, conflict and lack of livelihoods have forced over 130,000 people from their homes since the start of the year.

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014


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Madagascar + 21 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for August with a Forecast till Mid-October, 2014


The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.

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World + 7 others
Investing in Adolescent Girls for Africa’s Development

By Hinda Deby Itno and Julitta Onabanjo

H.E. Mrs Hinda Deby Itno, is the First Lady of the Republic of Chad and President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS and Dr. Julitta Onabanjo is UNFPA’s Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.As the United Nations prepares to hold a Special Session of the General Assembly (UNGASS) on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) on Sept. 22, they call for renewed commitment to adolescent girls in Africa, saying, “It is critical that we act now.”

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Ethiopia + 3 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 15 September 2014


  • On 9 September, the Federal Flood Task Force revised the Flood Alert which was first issued on 18 August to urge Government and humanitarian actors to implement flood prevention and preparedness measures in at-risk communities.

  • Despite on-going reports of a deteriorating food security in Somalia, there was no major change in the Somali refugee arrival trend in eastern Ethiopia so far.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia: IOM’S South Sudan Refugee Relocation 9 September, 2014


International Organization for Migration:

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Kenya + 4 others
Drought, famine and food insecurity solutions for East Africa to be revealed at Nairobi conference

Innovative solutions to prevent and tackle drought, famine and other major humanitarian crises will be top of the agenda at this week’s Humanitarian Partnership Conference 2014.

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South Sudan + 1 other
Interview with Justine Fleischner: A View from War-Ravaged South Sudan

Enough Project

South Sudan’s civil war began in December 2013 as a political power struggle, but quickly led to ethnic-targeted killings and revenge attacks. Thousands have been killed, although no one knows the exact number, and the country now faces what could become the most deadly famine in Africa since the 1990s. The Enough Project’s Justine Fleischner recently returned from a month-long trip to South Sudan and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the regionally mediated peace process is underway. As part of Enough’s new interview series, Fleischner spoke with Greg Hittelman about what she saw.

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 8-14 September 2014


South Sudan: IOM provides 30 litres safe water available per person per day

Sudan: Over 47,646 refugees have been tracked and registered by IOM.

Kenya: Heighted refugee movement recorded in Kenya this reporting period.

Ethiopia: Number of migrants relocated by IOM in Ethiopia reaches 173, 862.

Uganda: Uganda remains the second largest receiving country in the region for refugees from South Sudan.


International Organization for Migration:

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World + 19 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 12 - 18, 2014

Dryness remains despite improved rains in Latin America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  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 hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

  2. An early cessation of Mar-May seasonal rainfall and an abnormally dry July has hurt crop and pasture conditions in parts of central and northern Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
ACT Alliance Alert: Flooding in South Sudanese refugee camp, Leitchour, Ethiopia

ACT Alliance

Geneva, 12th September 2014

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

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World + 3 others
Drought Risk Reduction in Agriculture: A Review of Adaptive Strategies in East Africa and the Indo-Gangetic Plain of South Asia

This report is a component of the Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS)–-funded project “Impacts of Climate Extremes on Future Water and Food Security in South Asia and East Africa.” The goal of the project was to characterize extreme drought events, to improve on a methodology to assess the probability of these events in the future under climate change, to illustrate their impacts, and to provide suggestions on coping strategies.

International Food Policy Research Institute:

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World + 2 others
Scaling up existing social safety nets to provide humanitarian response

A case study of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme and Kenya’s Hunger Safety Net Programme

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World + 34 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief August 2014