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03 Feb 2016 description

Breeding continues in NW Africa while Red Sea area remains calm

Desert Locust breeding is continuing in north and northwest Mauritania and in adjacent areas of Western Sahara where a few small groups formed recently. Limited ground control operations have been carried out in these areas. Breeding will continue during February and may cause a further increase in locust numbers and the formation of hopper and adult groups. As temperatures increase, some adults may move to spring breeding areas south of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and Algeria.

03 Feb 2016 description

Situation Générale en janvier 2016
Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mars 2016

02 Feb 2016 description
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General Situation during January 2016

Forecast until mid-March 2016

Desert Locust breeding continued during January in north and northwest Mauritania and in adjacent areas of Western Sahara where locusts formed small groups. Limited ground control operations were carried out in these areas.

28 Jan 2016 description

More than 14 million people food insecure, in need of urgent livelihood support

28 January, Sana'a -- More than half of the total population of Yemen -- some 14.4 million people -  are food insecure, as ongoing conflict and import restrictions have reduced the availability of essential foods and sent prices soaring, FAO said today.

The number of food insecure people has grown by 12 percent since June 2015 (36 percent since late 2014), according to the UN agency.

07 Jan 2016 description

Control operations decline in Mauritania

Control operations against hopper and adult groups that formed as a result of an outbreak in western Mauritania declined in late December. Nevertheless, infestations and breeding have spread further north in the country as well as to adjacent areas of Western Sahara where limited control was undertaken. There remains a risk of further breeding that could cause locust numbers to increase and more groups and perhaps a few small hopper bands to form.

06 Jan 2016 description

Déclin des opérations de lutte en Mauritanie

05 Jan 2016 description

Situation Générale en décembre 2015 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-février 2016

04 Jan 2016 description

General Situation during December 2015
Forecast until mid-February 2016

06 Dec 2015 description

Développement d’une résurgence dans l’ouest de la Mauritanie

04 Dec 2015 description
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Outbreak develops in western Mauritania

03 Dec 2015 description

Highlights

FAO’s latest forecasts for global supply and demand of cereals continue to point to a generally comfortable 2015/16 marketing season, with world inventories by the close of seasons in 2016 expected to fall only slightly below their record opening levels.

28 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FAO activated a Level 3 Emergency Response in Yemen on 14 July 2015 given the urgent need to scale up its response to the large-scale impacts of the crisis on food security and nutrition. A Humanitarian System-Wide Level-3 Emergency has been active since 1 July 2015.

  • 14.4 million people – more than 50 percent of the population – are food insecure: 36 percent increase since 2014.

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

Light to moderate rains spread across many southern and central parts of Somalia are expected in the next three days. The northern parts of the country including Togdheer, Sool and Sanaag are expected to receive moderate rains over the same period. The upper catchment of the Shabelle River in Ethiopia will receive high rains as well, which translates to increase in river levels later in the week.

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.

09 Nov 2015 description

Tropical cyclone Chapala - estimated precipitation (2-3 November 2015)

Based on rainfall estimates, several years worth of rain probably fell during two days along the southern coast of Yemen near Mukallah and in the interior governorates of Shabwah and Hadramaut. Thereafter, the cyclone decayed and dissipated as it moved inland towards Shabwah and Marib. (source: OCHA/UNOSAT/UNITAR)