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17 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Insecurity and poor rains threaten harvests from the current cropping season.
• Food insecurity reported in Mvolo, many people surviving on wild food.
• Youth hard hit by the South Sudan violence and humanitarian crisis.
• Fighting and insecurity disrupt provision of humanitarian assistance and displace thousands in Upper Nile.
• Looting of humanitarian compounds and supplies increased in July.

In this issue

17 Aug 2017 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • The thinking is driven by conclusions that the worm and its rapid spread might have been as a result of climate change.
  • Currently, Uganda’s Ministry of Agriculture is evaluating the extent of the damage caused by the worms’ invasion to the first season’s crop.
  • Scientists advise that control measures be considered when egg masses are present on five per cent of the plants or when 25 per cent of the plants show damage symptoms and larvae are still present.

By HALIMA ABDALLAH

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall:
  • The cessation of long rains was experienced in the third dekad of May.
  • Vegetation condition: The 3 month vegetation condition index (VCI) for the County is 27.48 depicting a moderate vegetation deficit.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rainfall was received in the month and this is normal.
  • Vegetation condition index was above normal.
  • The state of water in main water points was declining and below normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of July was characterized by poor rainfall performance coupled with intervals of sunny and dry weather conditions.
  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was 45.89 indicating a normal vegetation condition compared to the long term average.
  • The water recharge levels and availability were below normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

12 Aug 2017 description

Well above-average seasonal rainfall continues over parts of Sudan, Ethiopia, and South Sudan

Key Messages

  • Rainfall in July continued to be above average over areas of eastern Sudan, western Ethiopia, and northeastern South Sudan, which has been favorable for cropping activities. In addition, heavier than normal rainfall is increasing the risk of flooding in many of the floodprone areas.

11 Aug 2017 description

Food Security

The number of severely food insecure people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia has increased to 14.3 million, following the publication of new data on the situation in Kenya.

10 Aug 2017 description

Créé le: Juin 2017

Valable pour: Déc. 2017

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Au total, le nombre de personnes en crise alimentaire et des moyens d’existence aiguë (phases 3 et 4) est estimé à 7,7 millions de personnes dans les zones rurales couvertes par ce 15ème cycle IPC. Celles-ci sont nécessiteuses de l’aide d’urgence dans le but de sauver des vies humaines par une assistance holistique pour les besoins essentiels (nourriture, eau, médicaments, logement, production agricole d’urgence etc.).

09 Aug 2017 description

SUMMARY

Southern and eastern Ethiopia continue to battle the impact of the Indian Ocean Dipole-induced drought, exacerbated by disease outbreaks, large scale loss of livelihood assets and displacement. The humanitarian situation countrywide has been further compounded by below average spring rains – the third consecutive poor/failed rains in the southern drought belt.

08 Aug 2017 description

In July, fighting in the Greater Equatoria region and Upper Nile drove further population displacement. In Central Equatoria, government forces allegedly attacked a civilian settlement on the outskirts of Yei town, leaving many dead. More clashes were reported about five kilometres outside Yei town. Heavy fighting was also reported between opposition and government forces in Jalei, Kajo-keji County. In Western Equatoria, fighting between opposition and government forces was reported in Lanyi, Mundri West County, leaving dozens dead, including civilians.

03 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The first half of 2017 has been marked by a deepening nutrition crisis across the Arid and Semi-Arid counties lands with the five counties in the country reporting global acute malnutrition rates above 20% since February. The June 2017 prevalence of acute malnutrition in Turkana is comparable to that of the 2011 drought emergency. Since February, five counties in the country have reported GAM in excess of 20%.

02 Aug 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Un répit, occasionné par le début des récoltes de la saison 2017B jugées bonnes, est perceptible au mois de mai.

  • La disponibilité du haricot sur les marchés reste insu-sante à Kirundo, Bujumbura rural, Makamba, Rutana et Bururi. Les stocks des ménages n'atteignent pas encore 10j à Bujumbura rural et Cibitoke n mai.

31 Jul 2017 description

by Kagondu Njagi

NYATIKE, Kenya, July 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the fields visible from the bumpy dirt road leading to Ongare Owuoda's home, acres of maize plants with sagging leaves suggest farmers here will reap a poor harvest this season.

Owuoda, however, is not worried.

"I am relying on my green gram harvest this season," said the farmer in southwest Kenya. "I do not expect much (harvest) from my maize crop because it has all been damaged by the pest."

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Ethiopia drought response is facing significant funding shortfalls. With current resources, WFP is only able to provide food assistance to 1 million people out of the 1.7 million people in the Somali region until the end of July.

  • For the Targeted Supplementary Feeding (TSF) Programme, WFP requires USD 55 million in the next six months (July-December 2017) to meet the nutritional needs of 2.7 million children under five years, pregnant and nursing women under moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) treatment.