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02 Feb 2016 description

Precipitation Accumulation GPM Derived Data (IMERG Real TIme), acquired from 01 January to 31 January 2016

This map presents the estimated total rainfall accumulation for Mozambique covering the period from 01 to 31 January 2016. This total estimate was derived from the Global Precipitation Measurement-MERG dataset (Integrated Multi-satellite Retrievals for GPM) at a spatial resolution of approximately 10km. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and is not a substitute for ground station measurements.

08 Jun 2015 description

Regional Overview


Madagascar's parliament voted overwhelmingly on 26 May to dismiss President Hery Rajaonarimampianina for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence. The motion was backed by 121 of the 125 lawmakers who voted, easily clearing the two-thirds majority required.

The situation remains calm. Security has been tightened to prevent street protests.

01 Jun 2015 description

Regional Overview

OCHA ROSA has published a humanitarian bulletin on the regional flood season. Highlights include:

  • More than 1.82 million people were affected by floods or storms and at least 539 people lost their lives during the 2014/2015 Southern Africa rainfall season.

  • Extremely heavy rains over Malawi and Mozambique displaced 230,000 and 68,000 people respectively.

  • In Madagascar, Tropical Storm Chedza alone affected 123,225 people.

27 May 2015 description
  • Beneficial rainfall in the driest regions of Ethiopia and Djibouti; little rainfall for eastern areas of the Horn of Africa.

  • Moisture surpluses emerge in far western portions of the Western Africa region, while deficits remain to the east.

20 May 2015 description
  • Most of the greater Horn of Africa observed a decrease in rainfall over the previous week.
  • Early season rainfall remains below normal for portions of West Africa.

1) Since late December, an unseasonable distribution of monsoonal rainfall has resulted in anomalous dryness and poor ground conditions unfavorable for crops across several local areas in southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa.