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Zimbabwe + 2 others
Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 1-7 July 2014

Angola:

A Cabinet Commission Review found that during the 2013/2014 flood season, all provinces with the exception of Namibe recorded rains with considerable material and human damage, including the destruction of 6,317 houses, affecting more than 70,000 people.

Zimbabwe:

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Mozambique + 2 others
Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 24 - 30 June 2014

Madagascar:

A military intervention named “Operation Coup d’Arret” was undertaken in the south, in response to cattle raiding incidents. During the military intervention 62 dahalo were killed and 32 others arrested. IDPs have reportedly started returning home as security conditions have improved in the affected area.

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Madagascar + 1 other
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (3 to 9 June 2014)

Madagascar:

Further support is being provided to authorities in assisting the 1,400 people displaced by clashes between the two villages of Andranondambo and Ambatotsivala in Androy, southern Madagascar, which took place on 8 May, including distribution of food, health and non-food items.

Mozambique:

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Madagascar + 3 others
Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 27 May to 2 June 2014

Madagascar:

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale was recorded in Antananarivo on 27 May.
The epicenter of the quake was 45 km from the capital, but no damage was recorded.

Earthquakes occur almost daily in Madagascar, which recorded 1571 earthquakes since 2011, of which 28 measured more than 4 on the Richter scale.

Support is being provided to authorities in assisting the 1,400 people displaced by clashes between the two villages of Andranondambo and Ambatotsivala in Androy, southern Madagascar, which took place on 8 May.

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Mozambique Livelihood Zone Descriptions Map (as of May 2014)

Summary

The Livelihood Zone Map for Mozambique is the result of secondary data review and key informant workshops in October and November 2013.

A livelihood zone is an area within which people share broadly the same pattern of livelihood, including options for obtaining food and income and market opportunities. A livelihood zoning is essential for the following reasons:

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World + 18 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary April 11-17, 2014

Locally heavy rainfall may ease moisture deficits in parts of western Angola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly distributed seasonal rainfall since February has led to deteriorating ground conditions in western Angola. These long-term moisture deficits may negatively impact developing crops and pastoral areas. However, precipitation forecasts indicate the potential for locally heavy rainfall in the Benguela and Cuanza Sul provinces, which may provide some relief to moisture stress in the country.
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Angola + 7 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook April 10 – April 16, 2014

  • Average to above average seasonal rainfall continues throughout many parts of the Greater Horn of Africa.

  • The weakening of precipitation associated with the departure of the monsoon was observed across southern Africa.

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Comoros + 4 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (1 to 7 April 2014)

Comoros:
Moderate Tropical Cyclone Hellen reportedly affected around 8,800 people to date, according to ongoing assessments by the General Directorate of Civil Protection (DGSC) and the Red Crescent. Government is leading the response with the assistance of UN Agencies and the Red Crescent.

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World + 17 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary April 4-10, 2014

Weakened Tropical Cyclone Hellen expected to make landfall in Mozambique

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locally heavy rainfall throughout central Tanzania during the last seven days has resulted in isolated flooding, damages to infrastructure, displaced populations, and damages to crops and livestock in the Kagera, Singida, and Dodoma provinces.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook April 3 – April 9, 2014

  • The continued suppression of rainfall suggests an early cessation of the monsoon over parts of southern Africa.
  • Increased rains observed over the Afar and highland regions of Ethiopia during late March.

1) Heavy and above-average rains over the past few weeks have increased rainfall surpluses and resulted in flooding across the Omusati region along the Angola-Namibian border. The inundation has led to the closure of several schools in the area. Moderate to heavy rains are forecast to continue during the next week.

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Madagascar + 1 other
Madagascar: Predicted moderate tropical Madagascar Storm Hellen trajectory (as of 29 March 2014)

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Head of OCHA Regional Office for Southern Africa

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Madagascar + 1 other
Madagascar: Tropical Disturbance 28 March 2014

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Mozambique + 2 others
Estimated Rainfall Accumulation from 20th to 25th March over Mozambique, Madagascar and Southern Tanzania

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UNOSAT

This map presents the estimated total rainfall accumulation for Mozambique, Madagascar and the southern part of Tanzania covering the period 20th to 25th March 2014. This total estimate was derived from the Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission (TRMM) precipitation dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 0.25 degrees for this region. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and is not a substitute for ground station measurements.

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Namibia + 15 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook March 27 – April 2, 2014

A decrease in rainfall has been recorded over Southern Africa during the past week.

A favorable start of the March-May season has been observed over the Greater Horn of Africa.

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Mozambique + 3 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (18 to 24 March 2014)

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Mozambique:
Seven river basins are on alert. In central Sofala the Pungue River burst its banks, cutting road access between Beira and the Zimbabwe border. In Zambezia, some people living near the Licungo river coastal area have voluntarily left to seek shelter in temporary camps set up during the 2013 flood emergency.

Since the beginning of the season at total of 15,115 families have been affected,1,665 houses totally destroyed and 5,951 houses partially destroyed.

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World + 23 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary March 21-27, 2014

Rains maintain flooding and ground saturation risks throughout southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

1.Heavy rains over the past several weeks have destroyed houses, damaged infrastructure, and displaced local residents over the Kitwe region of north-central Zambia. Moderate to heavy rains forecast during the next week could maintain elevated risks for localized flooding over many areas of the region.

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Angola + 13 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook March 20 – March 26, 2014

  • A favorable distribution of rainfall was observed over Southern Africa during the past week.

  • Widespread and above-average rains fell across the Greater Horn of Africa during the past week.

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Mozambique + 4 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (11 to 17 March 2014)

Mozambique: Flood Update

As of 14 March:

  • 7 basins are on alert: Pungué, Zambeze, Limpopo, Messalo, Lugenda, Incomáti and Maputo
  • Maputo, Umbeluzi, Incomáti and Limpopo Basins in Southern Mozambique (and also covering Swaziland) are at risk of inflows due to rains.

Rains from 12 and 13 March affected most districts of Maputo province. In Maputo city, a total of 262 houses in informal settlements have flooded.

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Mozambique + 11 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook March 13 – March 19, 2014

1) Heavy downpours over the past few weeks have caused the overflowing of the Licungo River across the Zambezia province of northern Mozambique. The flooding has negatively affected the livelihoods of many residents of the Namacura and Maganja da Costa districts. Light rains are expected during the next week, which could sustain oversaturation and worsen conditions on the ground.

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Mozambique + 4 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (4 to 10 March 2014)

Southern Africa: Risk of Flooding

Southern Africa has been experiencing torrential rains since 1 March, which have been particularly affecting Swaziland, southern Mozambique, and north-east of South Africa.

In Mozambique, the basins of Incomati, Limpopo and Umbeluzi have been on alert since 6 March. As of 8 March, Incomati river levels reached their peak and Maputo basin reached alert levels. Other basins still on alert in the rest of the country were Pungue, Zambeze, Messalo and Lugenda.

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