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21 Oct 2016 description

Outbreak continues in Mauritania and could develop in Sudan

A Desert Locust outbreak continues in western Mauritania where groups of mature adults are present, and egg-laying and hatching are underway, causing early instar hopper groups and small bands to form. Ground control operations are in progress and have treated nearly 6,500 ha since the beginning of the campaign.

In Morocco, solitarious adults are present in the Adrar Settouf area of the extreme south as well as further north along the southern side of the Atlas Mountains.

18 Oct 2016 description

Location Information

State: Unity State

County: Mayom

Payam: Wangbour

Boma: Pibor

GPS Coordinates: E029 07’’43.72 N09 08’21.13’’

Situation Overview

DRC conducted needs assessment in late July and reported to the SFP and the national cluster who requested a mobile partner to go and conduct a deeper sector specific needs assessments.

17 Oct 2016 description

Women and men access, use, and benefit from water differently; yet due to existing gender disparities, their relationship to water is often unequal.

In many households, women are the primary users and managers of water for domestic activities, including cooking, cleaning, subsistence agriculture, health and sanitation; men primarily use water resources for income-generating activities such as irrigation for cash crops or supporting livestock.

16 Oct 2016 description
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45,450 Refugees and IDPs received NFI from UNHCR across South Sudan

37,746 Refugee children involved in Back to School campaign in Maban

8,385 Refugees and host communities received seeds and farming tools

450 Refugees, IDPs and key stakeholders involved in various training

Population of concern
A total of 1.61 million IDPs
A total of 262,728 refugees

15 Oct 2016 description

An outbreak develops in Mauritania as summer rains end and vegetation dries out

An outbreak has developed in western Mauritania and seasonal rains have ended in the Desert Locust summer breeding areas in the Sahel of West Africa and Sudan. As annual vegetation continues to dry out, Desert Locusts are concentrating and forming groups in those areas that remain green. This is most evident in Mauritania but it is also occurring on a smaller scale in northern Niger, northeast Chad and northern Sudan.

15 Oct 2016 description

Situation Générale en septembre 2016
Prévision jusqu'à’mi-novembre 2016

15 Oct 2016 description


• Since mid-September, Uganda, eastern DRC, and southeastern South Sudan received above normal rainfall amounts, which helped ease prolonged dryness.

• In central and southern Ethiopia, particularly in SNNPR and central and eastern Oromia, below-average seasonal rains have persisted.

This has resulted in poor cropping conditions in these areas.

15 Oct 2016 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

13 Oct 2016 description
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As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

12 Oct 2016 description


  • Violence in Darfur’s Jebel Marra area displaces populations

  • More than 90,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive in Sudan from January to August

  • GoS reports more than 3,000 AWD cases

  • June–September flooding affects more than 204,000 people


12 Oct 2016 description

A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.

08 Oct 2016 description

Flood and landslide threats will continue after Matthew hit the Hispaniola region hard

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Seasonal Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years across the inner Niger delta in Mali

07 Oct 2016 description

Qu’elles soient productrices ou simplement consommatrices, les femmes jouent un rôle essentiel dans l’agriculture. À mesure que la planète se réchauffe et que les pluies se raréfient, les femmes sont souvent le plus touchées, car ce sont elles qui ont la responsabilité de trouver l’eau, la nourriture et le combustible pour la famille. Elles passent de plus en plus de temps à se procurer des ressources toujours plus rares.

06 Oct 2016 description

La FAO et le Fonds français pour l’environnement mondial (FFEM) travaillent à protéger les zones humides en rendant la chasse plus durable

06 Oct 2016 description

FAO and the French Facility for Global Environment aim to protect wetland resources by making water birds hunting more sustainable

6 October 2016, Rome- FAO and the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) will work together in a new partnership to improve the state of natural resources in the wetlands of Africa's Sahel region, in particular the sustainable management of migratory water birds which are crucial for food security for the local populations.

06 Oct 2016 description


  • FEWS NET says that food security is likely to improve with harvests starting in October / November due to above average rainfall this year.

  • Since 2011, about 100,000 Syrians have arrived in Sudan, with about 5,500 jointly registered by UNHCR-COR by the end of August 2016.

  • Community leaders reported an estimated 1,600 individuals had been displaced from 13 villages and farms near Kosa to Katur in North Darfur’s Tawilla locality.