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28 Apr 2017 description

Dryness continues to worsen over the Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February have resulted in moderate to locally strong moisture deficits, which have already negatively impacted agricultural and pastoral activities in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • Food distribution for school meals activities has ceased completely due to pipeline break.

25 Apr 2017 description
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WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs

The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.

It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.  

25 Apr 2017 description

Projected food assistance needs for October 2017

24 Apr 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • One hundred twenty-four public health events were reported across the country

  • Four confirmed cases of Measles reported from Montserrado County

  • One confirmed Bloody diarrhea case reported from Rivercess County

  • One confirmed case of Lassa fever reported from Bong County

  • 98% completeness in reporting from health facilities

  • 91% reporting timeliness from health facilities

23 Apr 2017 description
report Voice of America

MONROVIA, LIBERIA — Drawn-out deaths. Communities torn apart. Survivor's guilt. Patrick Fallah says his memories of the days when the Ebola virus swept through Liberia are so awful that he sometimes has trouble focusing on the present.

23 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Rice production continues to expand

  • Continued assistance needed for vulnerable people

Above-average cereal production harvested in 2016

Land preparation for 2017 cereal crops is underway in the South of the country and planting of the 2017 main maize crop is expected to start soon with the onset of the rains.

21 Apr 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I have the honour to refer to Security Council resolution 2333 (2016), adopted on 23 December 2016, in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to prepare a report for the Security Council within 90 days of the adoption of the resolution that sets out a well-developed peacebuilding plan to direct the role of the United Nations system and other relevant partners, including multilateral and bilateral actors, in supporting Liberia’s transition, and emphasized in this regard the important convening role of the Peacebuilding Commission …

21 Apr 2017 description

Rainfall remains well below-average during peak rainy season in the Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Light, uneven rainfall since late February has resulted in moderate to locally strong moisture deficits in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

20 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • 10% increase in cereal production compared to last year confirmed in West Africa. Third consecutive year of favourable production conditions.

  • Restrictive exchange rates development of regional economies such as Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria affecting trade patterns in the region

  • Difficult macro-economic conditions affecting commercial activities in Chad despite positive agricultural performances

  • Drop of world cocoa prices has diminished export and budgetary revenues in Côte d’Ivoire

18 Apr 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • One hundred twenty eight public health events were reported across the country

  • Three confirmed cases of Measles reported from commonwealth district in Montserrado County

  • 98% completeness in reporting from health facilities

  • 98% reporting timeliness from health facilities

  • IDSR Data Quality Audit completed in five counties

  • Intermediate Field Epidemiology Training Program is ongoing

18 Apr 2017 description

Off-season harvests and normal livelihood activities maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity across most of the country

Key Messages

14 Apr 2017 description

Main findings

Food Consumption: globally satisfactory except in the Lake Chad basin and in certain pockets of Niger, Mali and Senegal

Livelihood Change: livelihoods assets and strategies are sustainable and protected, nonetheless they remain eroded in conflict areas in the Lake Chad Basin, the north of Mali, and in the Liptako Gourma neighboring areas (Burkina Faso-Mali, Niger)

14 Apr 2017 description

Dryness remains in the Greater Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions. However, above-average rainfall since March has helped to alleviate seasonal dryness.

  2. Despite an increase in moisture following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, long- term moisture deficits remain due to very poor rains earlier in the season throughout central and eastern Madagascar.

13 Apr 2017 description

Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results. Almost half of those registered are women.

Voter registration was conducted between 1 February and 14 March 2017. Incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has reached the two-term limit for presidential office, which means a new president will be elected, as well as members of the House of Representatives by the end of 2017.