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29 Aug 2016 description

KHARTOUM - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote food security through improvement of agricultural production among smallholder farmers in Sudan.

20 Aug 2016 description
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Situation Overview

The current rainy season in Sudan, which started in early June and is expected to continue until November this year, has resulted in torrential rains that heavily impacted several parts of the country, causing about 114 deaths and affecting more than 161,700 people. 14,700 houses were destroyed and another 10,800 damaged nationwide (UN OCHA, 14 Aug 2016).

20 Aug 2016 description
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Above-average rains remain favorable to cropping in northern areas, but flooding risks remain

KEY MESSAGES

  • Total rainfall since mid-July has been above average in most northern areas of East Africa, including most of Sudan, western and northern Ethiopia, South Sudan, Djibouti, and Yemen, and is contributing to mostly favorable cropping and rangeland conditions.

19 Aug 2016 description

Heavy rains expected to further increase risk of flooding in West and East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. The persistence of above-average rainfall continues to increase both short-term and long-term rainfall surpluses and trigger flooding throughout many areas in Sudan, South Sudan and western Ethiopia. Above-average rainfall is forecast to continue over the region, further worsening the potential for flooding over many downstream areas of eastern Sudan during the next week.

18 Aug 2016 description

Market Highlights

  • The South Sudan July 2016 inflation rate reached a historic high of 661.3 percent year-on-year, more than double the 309.6 percent in June, due to a 778.6 percent rise in food and non-alcoholic drink costs following the recent renewed fighting in Juba. Prices rose 77.7 percent month-on-month in July surpassing the hyperinflation threshold1.

16 Aug 2016 description
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Heavy rain and flooding since early June have affected over 161,000 people and destroyed over 14,000 houses in many parts of Sudan, according to the Government of Sudan and partners. The most affected states are Kassala, Sennar, South Kordofan, West Kordofan and North Darfur.

16 Aug 2016 description

Planting, weeding and harvesting together helps integrate Sudanese refugees into local villages, and boosts women’s independence.

By: Ibrahima Diane

KOUTOUFOU, Chad – In a large green field planted with vegetables in this village in eastern Chad, Achta Abdallah Biney was busy pulling up weeds from her plot and harvesting her best turnips for market the next day.

16 Aug 2016 description

What is La Niña?

La Niña is the cooling of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every three to five years, lasting from six to 24 months. On average, half of El Niño events are followed by a La Niña, which typically affects global climate patterns in the opposite way El Niño does. The intensity of the La Niña climatic phenomenon generally peaks between October and January

Purpose of this report

12 Aug 2016 description

Flooding risks remain over East and West Africa, while Central America remains drier than normal

Africa Weather Hazards

12 Aug 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2017

11 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

65,421
Refugees received second hand clothes in Maban

17,040
Exercise books handedover to schools in Maban

1,000
IDP families received assistance at Don Bosco compound in Juba

140
Refugees and key actors received protection training from UNHCR

10 Aug 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño.

The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998. The negative consequences of El Niño are foreseen to continue through 2017, particularly in Southern Africa where this event has followed multiple droughts compounding the already fragile situation.

09 Aug 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

The rainy season has made travel increasingly difficult for residents in South Kordofan's Habila, Dalami, and Karthala localities.

A villager in Habila told Radio Dabanga yesterday that the roads that connect these localities with El Dalanj have been affected by the rains. There are no bridges for the locals to use to cross the high water level in some parts. “It has affected the movement of people and the transportation of food, fuel, and other commodities,” the villager reported.

09 Aug 2016 description

Working and discussion papers | January 2016 | Virginie Le Masson, Maggie Opondo, Ubah Abdi, Patricia Nangiro, Melanie Hilton, Yee Mon Maung, Sophie Rigg, Emma Lovell and Florence Pichon

06 Aug 2016 description

The passage of Tropical Storm EARL expected to partially mitigate dryness over Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Consistent and aboveaverage rain over the past few weeks has led to moisture surpluses throughout much of Eastern Africa. Torrential rain is forecast to continue over western Sudan and the highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, likely to elevate the River Nile and Al Gash River levels further and potentially resulting in flooding over many areas of Sudan during the next week.

04 Aug 2016 description

The El Niño 2015-16 in the Context of Past El Niños

The 2015/16 El Niño Event

An El Niño event was officially declared in March 2015, gaining in intensity until it reached its peak in December 2015. The event came to an end in May 2016, becoming one the strongest on record, together with the El Niños of 1982-83 and 1997-98.

04 Aug 2016 description

Global Highlights

  • During Q2-2016, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by 6 percent year-on-year but it is 3 percent up compared to Q1-2016. The increase is because of rising maize and rice prices. The FAO global food price index has increased and almost returned to the levels of June 2015 (-1%), because prices particularly for sugar and oil increased significantly.

  • The real price2 of wheat is 20 percent below Q2-2015.
    This is because world supplies are at record levels thanks to increased production as well as beginning stocks.