Drought

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06 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Long Rains season in the Horn of Africa has come to an end in May. With no further rainfall until the Short Rains start next October, current conditions represent the available resources for the dry season that is now starting.

• Favourable seasonal conditionsin northern Kenya and south-eastern Ethiopiabroke a succession of poor seasons, easing the pressure on pastoralist livelihoods and allowing a degree of asset recovery.

06 Jul 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 150 000 personnes menacées par l’insécurité alimentaire à Aru suite à la sécheresse et l’invasion des criquets migrateurs.

  • Ituri : le manque de moyens pour la prise en charge des cas de violences sexuelles et basées sur le genre expose la vie de nombreuses victimes.

  • Les incidents de protection en Ituri ont augmenté de plus de 56% entre mai et juin 2015.

Aperçu de la situation

06 Jul 2015 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries

The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• Conflict in Yemen is causing increasing food insecurity.
As of June, at least 6 million people are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) food insecurity. Millions more could easily fall into the emergency conditions unless a political solution is found quickly.

06 Jul 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights

CM puts the province on Flood Alert

A helping hand: Red Crescent establishes heatstroke treatment centres in Karachi

More Monsoon rains predicted from coming week

Less need for UN on ground as disaster response in Pakistan improves

ADB $220 million aid to help Pakistan Build Hazard-Resilient Infrastructure

About 60,420 miscreants arrested under NAP

Military operation in Khyber ends successfully

Pakistan to alert UN on Indian involvement

Cut use of electricity, Govt advises consumers

06 Jul 2015 description

INDIA

Heavy rainfall across West Bengal caused landslides killing an estimated 40 people with many still missing.
Continuing rainfall is impeding relief efforts as the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) attempts to carry out rescue efforts.
There is a shortage of food and safe drinking water in the affected areas.

40 people dead

The NDRF is working alongside national disaster teams at the landslide sites. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue up to 9 Jul.

MYANMAR

06 Jul 2015 description

Situation acridienne toujours calme dans tous les pays

De bonnes pluies et au moins deux générations seront nécessaires pour que les effectifs augmentent cet été dans les aires de reproduction estivale traditionnelles du Sahel septentrional d’Afrique de l’ouest et du Soudan ainsi que de part et d’autre de la frontière indo-pakistanaise. Jusqu’à présent, les pluies tardent à tomber sur le Sahel, sauf dans le centre du Niger et l’est du Mali, alors que les pluies de mousson ont débuté de une à trois semaines plus tôt que la normale en Inde et au Pakistan.

06 Jul 2015 description

Jos, Nigeria - 09:48 GMT

At least 44 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the emergency services said on Monday, after a wave of mass casualty attacks blamed on Boko Haram militants.

Sunday's bombings took the death toll from raids, explosions and suicide attacks to 267 this month alone and to 524 since Muhammadu Buhari became president on May 29, according to an AFP count.

06 Jul 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction 1. The present report is submitted pursuant to the request contained in the statement by the President of the Security Council of 12 February 2013 (S/PRST/2013/2).

06 Jul 2015 description

Nearly 70 % of Somalia’s population depend on agricultural and pastoralist livelihoods. Livestock accounts for around 40% of GDP and more than 50% of export earnings for Somalia. That means nearly 8 million Somalis are dependent on livestock production to survive. Livestock production and animal husbandry requires reliable supplies of water and pasture land. However, farmers and pastoralists in Somalia are becoming increasingly sensitive to the intense droughts, residual flooding, and loss of grazing land caused by climate change.

06 Jul 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council informed me of the Council’s concurrence with my recommendation to extend the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) until 31 December 2016, and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.

06 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zamboanga Communications Working Group readies over 28,000 remaining IDPs for durable solutions.

  • Back-to-school campaign benefits conflict-affected children in Mamasapano.

  • Communication, accountability and community participation prompted for better humanitarian response and preparedness.

  • Carpenters build resilience in communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

FIGURES

Zamboanga Crisis

06 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Drought Phase: NORMAL

Biophysical Indicators

  • Biophysical indicators show no unusual fluctuations outside the expected seasonal range.
    o Good rainfall was received in the month – above normal range.
    o The vegetation condition index VCI-3month is slightly above normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

06 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The vegetation cover continues to improve as indicated by increasing vegetation condition index value from 15.66 in March to 29.1 in April and 55.47. The county average improved from moderate drought condition category to very good condition. All sub counties have shown improvement with least improved being Balambala with a value of 45.2 in normal drought condition category and highest improved was Lagdera with value of 71.37.