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27 Mar 2015 description

Late season dryness spreads across much of Southern Africa

  1. Below-average rainfall since February has resulted in rainfall deficits in southwestern Ethiopia.
    Rainfall forecast during the next week should help alleviate deficits.

  2. Below-average rainfall over bi-modal northern Tanzania during the past several weeks has increased rainfall deficits and affected crop conditions. A significant increase in rainfall is expected across Tanzania and neighboring countries in late March.

24 Mar 2015 description

A large-scale tsunami response exercise will take place in the Caribbean on 25 March. The purpose of this exercise is to test the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, established in 2005 under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO). It is designed to evaluate the response capacity of Caribbean countries and adjacent regions* in the event of a dangerous tsunami. The organizers** of the test have prepared two scenarii.

13 Mar 2015 description

Abnormal dryness continues in much of southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since February has resulted in rainfall deficits in southwestern Ethiopia. Dry weather is expected to continue during the next week, which is likely to increase moisture deficits in the region.

06 Mar 2015 description

Heavy rainfall continues in Malawi, Madagascar; seasonal rainfall slow to start in southwestern Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since mid-December, consistently heavy rainfall has occurred over southern Malawi and central/ northern Mozambique. Above-average rain forecast for the next week will keep flooding risks elevated.

27 Feb 2015 description

Dryness continues across much of southern Africa, flooding risks remain over Mozambique, Malawi and Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since mid-December, consistently heavy rainfall has occurred over southern Malawi and central/ northern Mozambique. Above-average rain forecast for the next week will keep flooding risks elevated. 2 Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in mid-season dryness across eastern Botswana, northern South Africa, central/southern Mozambique, and central/southern Zimbabwe. Dryness is forecast to continue next week.

20 Feb 2015 description

Rainfall deficits expected to worsen in South Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

13 Feb 2015 description

Flooding risks continue over Madagascar and northern Mozambique

Africa Weather Hazards

06 Feb 2015 description

Flooding risks continue in southeastern Africa; dryness remains in Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa

30 Jan 2015 description

Additional rainfall expected in flood-affected parts of southeastern Africa, dryness continues in Angola

24 Jan 2015 description

Flooding remains likely in southeastern Africa during the next week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although average rains fell over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

16 Jan 2015 description

Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding in southeastern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although average rains fell over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

09 Jan 2015 description

Heavy rainfall expected to continue in southeastern Africa

  1. Although good rainfall occurred over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

05 Jan 2015 description
report GFDRR

Since its launch in 2007, GFDRR has supported initiatives engaging civil society and community leaders on disaster risk management. Through its Civil Society Partnership Strategy, GFDRR works with civil society in projects and advocacy, while also leveraging community-driven development investments with its partners.

Why Civil Society and Community— Driven Resilience Matter

27 Dec 2014 description
report GFDRR

GFDRR works closely with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), national meteorological and hydrological services, and other partners to help countries modernize their weather, climate, and hydrological information systems

Why Hydrometeorological Services Matter

Hydrometeorological (“hydromet”) hazards—such as storms, floods, droughts, and heat and cold waves—are responsible for the greatest proportion of losses from adverse natural events, causing nearly 80 percent of disasters and over 50 percent of disaster-related deaths between 1980 and 2011.

25 Dec 2014 description

Some relief expected for abnormally dry patches in East and Southern Africa

1-. Although good rains were observed over the Greater Horn of Africa during late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season had already negatively impacted ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.
As the season is coming to an end, a recovery is unlikely.

10 Dec 2014 description
Reshumen ejecutivo

América Latina y el Caribe está muy cerca de lograr la meta de la Cumbre Mundial de la Alimentación

La región ha avanzado un 92% hacia la meta de reducir a la mitad el número total de personas que sufre hambre, mientras que a nivel global sólo se ha avanzado 41%

10 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • EARTHQUAKES: Strong earthquakes shook Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala without causing victims or major damages.
    National authorities continue assessing the situation in these countries.

  • RAINS: The rise of the Chapare River in Bolivia has affected at least 2,000 people and damaged crops in the Chimoré municipality.

  • TYPHOON IN PHIPILLINES: At least 23 are dead and more than a million evacuated after Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby as referred to by local authorities).

10 Dec 2014 description

Destacados

  • MOVIMIENTOS SÍSMICOS: Fuertes sismos sacuden Panamá, Costa Rica y Guatemala sin causar víctimas ni daños materiales de consideración. Las autoridades nacionales continúan evaluando la situación en estos países.

  • LLUVIAS: La crecida del río Chapare en Bolivia ha dejado al menos 2,000 personas damnificadas y cultivos dañados en el municipio de Chimoré.

  • TIFÓN EN FILIPINAS: Al menos 23 personas muertas y más de un millón evacuadas tras el paso del tifón Hagupit (bautizado como Ruby por las autoridades locales).

10 Dec 2014 description
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Executive Summary

Latin America and the Caribbean need final push to achieve World Food Summit Goal

Region has advanced 92 percent towards goal of halving the total number of people suffering from hunger

10 December 10 2014, Santiago, Chile - Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved 92 percent progress toward the the World Food Summit goal of halving the total number of people suffering hunger and final push is needed to fully achieve it, according to FAO's regional flagship report, the Panorama of Food and Nutritional Security 2014, released today.

30 Nov 2014 description

Key Messages

In West Africa, staple food markets were well supplied in October with carryover stocks and early grain, tuber, and legume harvests. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in deficit areas of Niger, Chad, and Mauritania and conflict-affected areas of northeastern Nigeria. The Ebola outbreak has led to both official and voluntary restrictions on the movement of goods and people in affected countries, resulting in atypical market trends in some areas.