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23 May 2015 description

Abnormal dryness continues to affect parts of Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Very poor rainfall since February, combined with six consecutive weeks of virtually no rainfall since midMarch, has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia, Djibouti, and eastern Eritrea. The extended mid-season absence of rainfall is likely to adversely affect cropping activities for Belg-producing areas of Ethiopia.

21 May 2015 description

GENERAL TRENDS

NATURAL HAZARDS

In May 2015, according to long-term observations, there is very a high risk of an emergency caused by mudflows and landslides, heavy rains, and floods. There is a heightened risk of mudflow hazards throughout the Republic, and floods are possible in the basins of Vakhsh, Kofarnihon, Varzob, Shirkent, Karatogh, Yokhsu, Kyzylsu Rivers.

WEATHER

20 May 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Prolonged torrential rains caused a number of floods and mudslides between 11 and 13 May 2015 that damaged some communities in Qubodiyon, Jilikul, Khuroson, Vaksh and Hamadony districts in Khatlon province and Hoit administrative center of the Rasht valley of Tajikistan.

20 May 2015 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 is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. 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.

19 May 2015 description

Ambassador David Lane, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome

18 May 2015 description

Highlights:

  • At least 11 villages in six districts of Khatlon Province with a total of 109 households affected.

  • No human losses or injuries within the affected population recorded.

  • At least 23 houses in Kubodiyon district and one house in Khuroson district counted as unsafe to reside due to caused damages.

  • Non-food items, food support and shelter assistance are of highest priority for the most affected population.

15 May 2015 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Very poor rainfall since February, combined with five consecutive weeks of virtually no rainfall since midMarch, has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia, Djibouti, and eastern Eritrea.

  2. Seasonally above-average rainfall, combined with heavy rainfall forecast across eastern Ethiopia and Somalia, is expected to increase the risk for localized flooding along the Jubba and Shabelle River basins in Somalia.

08 May 2015 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Very poor rainfall since February, combined with five consecutive weeks of virtually no rainfall since midMarch, has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia, Djibouti, and eastern Eritrea.

  2. Seasonally above-average rainfall, combined with heavy rainfall forecast across eastern Ethiopia and Somalia, is expected to increasethe risk for localized flooding along the Jubba and Shabelle River basins in Somalia.

04 May 2015 description

Situation Overview

As a result of heavy snowfall and decrease of temperatures (-1 to -9 C°) in the period of March 29-April 1, 2015 a significant damage caused to agriculture crops and orchards in Sughd Province (northern part of Tajikistan).

02 May 2015 description

Drought continues in central and northern Ethiopia, with abnormal dryness in Djibouti and Eritrea

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Very poor rainfall since February, combined with five consecutive weeks of virtually no rainfall since mid March, has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia, Djibouti, and eastern Eritrea.

01 May 2015 description

Wheat flour prices rise further as currency depreciates

Key Messages

The average price for wheat flour is now 27 percent higher than in March 2014 and 36 percent above the five-year average. Factors contributing to the increased prices include the depreciation of the somoni (TJS) against the dollar (USD) and Kazakhstan tenge (KZT), reduced 2014 wheat harvests as compared to the previous year, and high prices for imported wheat flour from Kazakhstan.

30 Apr 2015 description

This report covers the period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014.

30 Apr 2015 description

This evaluation was designed to review the goals and implementation of activities relating to public and private extension services supporting the achievement of USAID agriculture and food security program objectives. It assesses the relevance and efficacy of current activities; identifies ways to make future USAID support in this area more efficient and effective; and may be used in shaping future Feed the Future programs both at the Washington support level and in mission programs.

29 Apr 2015 description

Global Highlights

  • In Q1-2015, FAO’s global cereal price index fell a further 13 percent year-on-year. It is now 5 percent lower than in Q4-2014.

  • Real prices of wheat have fallen by 10 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 20 percent lower than in Q1-2014 and at their lowest levels since mid-2010, thanks to large supplies, favourable production forecasts and strong export competition.

28 Apr 2015 description

GENERAL TRENDS

NATURAL HAZARDS

In April 2015, according to long-term observations, there is very a high risk of an emergency caused by mudflows and landslides, heavy rains, and floods. There remains danger of snowfalls and frosts, as well of avalanches.

WEATHER

24 Apr 2015 description

Little rainfall expected over atypically dry areas of northern Ethiopia

  1. Erratic, below-average rainfall in February and early March, followed by four consecutive weeks of little to no rainfall since mid-March has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia. The absence of mid-season rainfall is likely to adversely affect cropping activities in Belg-producing areas of the country.

22 Apr 2015 description

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.