- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook Update - November 2015
- Mozambique, Country Programme 200286: An evaluation of WFP’s Operation (2012-2015) Management Response
- IFRC: Floods Emergency Appeal n° (MDRMZ011) Six Month Operations Update, 8 Sep 2015
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Despite some increase in precipitation, several regions experience strengthening dryness in southern Africa.
Heavy rains sustain the risk of flooding throughout parts of Kenya and northern Tanzania.
1) Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to above normal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed during the middle of November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.
- Heavy precipitation triggers numerous floods across several provinces of Kenya.
- Suppressed seasonal rainfall continues to strengthen dryness throughout many regions in southern Africa.
1) Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to abovenormal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed during the middle of November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.
Enhanced rains and tropical cyclone activity sustains the risk of flooding during early November in East Africa.
Delayed seasonal rains continue to strengthen early season dryness throughout several parts of southern Africa
1) Persistent below-average rainfall since August over several bimodal areas of Ghana, Togo, and Benin led to strong moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions. However, increased rainfall since October has resulted in much improved ground conditions in the region.
District Snapshots - Maganja da Costa, Mocuba, Mopeia, Morrumbala, Namacurra, Nicoadala, Pebane
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
There is a 26% (US$ 4 Million) short fall for the second phase of the anti-locust campaign in Madagascar. The last IDP site in Antananarivo is confirmed closed.
Camps in Phalombe, Mulanje and Zomba districts are reportedly closed but Nsanje and Chikwawa some IDP’s remain in camps.