- Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia (S/2015/331)
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook April to September 2015
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin March 2015 | Issued on 24 April 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Strategic Response Plan 2015
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
Moderate to heavy rains are expected in the northern parts of the country in the next three days. Most regions of South-Central will remain dry or receive light rains, apart from Bay, Lower Shabelle and the Middle and Lower Juba Regions where rains of up to 20mm are expected in some parts.
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.
During the week ending on 25th May 2015, there was minimal rainfall activities within the Juba and Shabelle river basins both in Somalia and within the Ethiopian highlands. Most stations within the basins did not record any rainfall as seen in the table below. Map ‐ 1 shows the total satellite Rainfall Estimates (RFE) for the same reporting period while Map –2 shows the rainfall forecast for coming week.
This bulletin provides summary of 10 days (Dekadal) observed rainfall in Somalia
During the second Dekad of May 2015 (11th – 20th), there was a reduction of rainfall activities across the country. Figure (1) shows the rainfall observational network and monthly rainfall distribution for selected stations across the country. The table below is a brief summary of the rainfall situation by region for this dekad. This update will be issued every 10‐days throughout the Gu rainy season.
- 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.
During the week ending on 18th May 2015, there was a significant reduction of rainfall activities within the Juba and Shabelle river basins both in Somalia and within the Ethiopian highlands. Most stations within the basins did not record any rainfall as seen in the table below. Map ‐ 1 shows the total satellite Rainfall Estimates (RFE) for the same reporting period while Map – 2 shows the rainfall forecast for coming week.
The country will remain dry in the next three as most parts are expected to record little or no rains apart from a few pockets in Hiraan and Bay regions that may receive light rains.
Parts of Nugaal, Mudug, Bari and Sool regions are expected to record light to moderate rains in the next three days. The other parts of the country are expected to remain dry with little or no rains.