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27 Nov 2015 description

Situation overview

The amount of rainfall in most areas of Juba and Shabelle river basins inside Somalia and in the Ethiopian Highlands continued to reduce, according to the FAO-Managed Somalia Land and Water Information Network (SWALIM).

Except for Jowhar, the river levels are currently within normal range in most sections of the two rivers. While the flood risk from River Juba remains moderate, there remains a risk of flooding along the lower and middle reaches of River Shabelle, mainly due to existing open river banks and weak river embankments.

27 Nov 2015 description


  • As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign IOM’s Protection and Assistance Unit will be distributing brochures and conduct awareness-raising sessions, targeting 100 college students throughout the 16 day period.

  • To date, IOM in Djibouti has assisted over 4,500 migrants with emergency shelter, food, NFIs, medical assistance and Onward Transportation Assistance (OTA).

27 Nov 2015 description
  • On 24 November, Stephen O'Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs released a statement on Houthis and popular committees of blocking deliveries of aid to the country's third city of Taiz where 200,000 civilians are living under siege since several months. The UN USG is concerned about reports that some of the aid has been diverted away from the people it was intended for.

24 Nov 2015 description

Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.

23 Nov 2015 description
report Guardian

Pastoralists long accustomed to a harsh environment are reeling as drought and cyclones lay waste to their herds and leave families weak from thirst and hunger

Clár Ní Chonghaile in Lughaya

Monday 23 November 2015 07.59 EST Last modified on Monday 23 November 2015 08.05 EST

20 Nov 2015 description


  • Humanitarian partners continue to respond to people in need
  • Floods raise concerns of disease outbreaks
  • Humanitarian needs remain vast

Tens of thousands affected by floods

Humanitarian partners continue to respond to people in need

17 Nov 2015 description

Yemen: 14.4 million people are now food insecure: two million more than in June and four million more than before the escalation of conflict in March. 7.6 million people are severely food insecure. Heavy fighting continues, in particular in Al Dhalee and Taizz governorates. Peace talks between Houthi and government representatives, which were expected to begin mid-November, are yet to take place.

13 Nov 2015 description


  • Since April, IOM has assisted 2,060 migrants, including 90 resettlement cases to Sweden and France to leave Yemen by air, and has also organized 12 boat rotations evacuating a total of 2,257 migrants by sea.

  • In response to Cyclones Chapala and Megh, IOM is transporting 100 Non-Food Item kits containing mattresses, blankets, and cooking equipment to Shabwah governorate, which will be distributed to 700 displaced persons.

11 Nov 2015 description

Stricte vigilance requise en Afrique du nord-ouest, dans la Corne de l'Afrique et au Yémen

11 novembre 2015, Rome – Les pluies inhabituellement fortes et généralisées qui sont tombées récemment dans le nord-ouest de l’Afrique, la Corne de l'Afrique et au Yémen pourraient favoriser la reproduction des criquets pèlerins, avertit aujourd'hui la FAO, soulignant qu’une surveillance étroite est nécessaire au cours des six prochains mois pour empêcher les insectes de former des essaims destructeurs.

11 Nov 2015 description

Strict vigilance required in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen

11 November 2015, Rome - Unusually heavy and widespread rains that fell recently in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen could favour Desert Locust breeding, FAO warned today, stressing that close monitoring is needed over the next six months to prevent the insects from forming destructive swarms.

11 Nov 2015 description

Precipitation Accumulation Analysis with GPM Derived Data (IMERG-Real Time) Acquired from 06 November to 10 November 2015 12h UTC

11 Nov 2015 description

The Bahamas – TC KATE
• KATE turned into a Tropical Storm on 9 November and moved through the eastern and central islands of the Bahamas.
• KATE is forecast to move north and then north-east over the Atlantic, slightly intensifying, but remaining over water and far from any land, over the next 48 h.

10 Nov 2015 description

Snapshot 4–10 November 2015

Nepal: Crossings on the India–Nepal border have been closed since late September as a result of protests, leading to fuel shortages that are severely hampering humanitarian assistance. Of particular concern are 400,000 people living in remote areas who cannot be reached during winter and need winterisation supplies. Hospitals in Terai region are reporting acute shortages of medicine, while food and cooking-gas shortages are reported across the country.

10 Nov 2015 description

Heavy rains reported in Puntland as tropical storm MEGH passes the northern coast of the country

The north eastern parts of Somalia experienced extreme weather in form of a tropical storm since 8th November 2015. The tropical storm named MEGH was associated with strong winds and heavy rains in some parts of Puntland with most stations recording more than three times their long term mean annual rainfall. For instance, Eyl recorded a total of 160mm while Allula received 154mm in a single day.

10 Nov 2015 description

Precipitation Accumulation Analysis with GPM Derived Data (IMERG-Real Time) Acquired from 06 November to 09 November 2015 9h UTC