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26 Nov 2014 description

Scattered moderate to heavy rains observed in southern Somalia and eastern Kenya.

Below-average rains persist in central Angola, southern Zambia, and eastern South Africa.

1) Low and poorly distributed seasonal “Deyr” rains have led to strengthening moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas in southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. Recent rains have relieved dryness over most parts, but rainfall deficits have persisted over many localized areas.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Oxfam

Food security in southern Africa relies upon small-scale agriculture, a sector in which women take the lead. However, smallholder farmers are among the most vulnerable people to food insecurity, often lacking the resources and access needed to produce or procure adequate food. The effects of climate change exacerbate their vulnerability, which further compromises the food security of the entire region.

22 Nov 2014 description

Slow start to seasonal rainfall continues in Angola and Zambia, dryness remains in Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania

  1. Low and poorly distributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. The persistence of below-average rainfall in November is likely to reduce crop growth and limit the regeneration of pasture.

19 Nov 2014 description
  • A short period of increased rains helped to relieve many anomalously dry areas in the Greater Horn.

  • Strengthening moisture deficits continue throughout parts of northern Angola and eastern Zambia.

1) Low and poorly distributed seasonal “Deyr” rains have led to strengthening moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas in southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. The persistence of drier than average rainfall in November is likely to negatively affect crop and pastoral areas in the region.

14 Nov 2014 description

Poor rainfall leads to abnormal dryness in parts of East Africa; slow start to seasonal rainfall in Angola, Zambia

  1. Low and poorly distributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. The persistence of below-average rainfall in November is likely to reduce crop growth and limit the regeneration of pasture.

14 Nov 2014 description
DIPECHO Southern Africa and Indian Ocean - version 2
Technical Annex - version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 7 260 000

0 . Major changes since last version of HIP

12 Nov 2014 description
  • Despite a small increase in moisture during the last week, many areas in the Greater Horn remain anomalously dry.

  • Suppressed seasonal rains lead to strengthening moisture deficits across several regions in southern Africa.

09 Nov 2014 description

Quipungo - Quipungo Farmers, encouraged by the Municipal Directorate of Agriculture, will test in the agricultural year of 2014/15 the cultures of soybean and peas for the first time.

Speaking to ANGOP, the municipal director of Quipungo Agrarian Development Station (EDA), João Canonguembia said that in this agricultural year, the farmers were encouraged with seed crops of high yield, to cope with drought.

05 Nov 2014 description
  • Both poor seasonal rainfall and downstream flooding along the Jubba and Shabelle Rivers are expected to negatively affect many local areas in southern Somalia.
  • The continued delays in rains lead to strengthening moisture deficits across several areas in Angola and South Africa.
24 Oct 2014 description

Good rains expected to positively impact the start of the 2014/15 agriculture season

KEY MESSAGES

  • Food prices have stabilized in most parts of the country. However, market prices in Namibe continue to decline due to later than normal horticulture production. Increasing food supplies in the Namibe will likely improve access among households that are currently relying on market purchases for their food needs.

14 Oct 2014 description

Lubango - Three hydraulic dams will be built soon in the municipalities of Gambos, Chibia and Lubango, in the ambit of the emergency programme of the southern Huila Province government, aimed at fighting drought, a phenomenon that has been affecting this region of the country.

This was announced last Monday, in Huila,, by the province’s governor, Marcelino Tyipinge, in the end of a work visit to the municipality of Gambos, having informed that that the sites where the mentioned undertakings will be built have already been identified.

10 Sep 2014 description

Delays in input distribution may adversely impact the 2014/15 agricultural season

Key Messages

09 Sep 2014 description

Lubango - The Government of Japan has released this year Usd 1.2 million to reinforce the Angolan Government's integrated response to the drought affecting about 1.8 million people in the southern region since 2012.

The information was released on Tuesday in Lubango, southern Huila province, by the secretary of the Japanese Embassy to Angola, Yoshiko Miura.

08 Sep 2014 description

Menongue - The governor of the province of Namibe, Rui Falcão, reaffirmed this week-end, in Menongue, Cuando Cubango, his government's commitment to give further attention to combating drought that has affected that coastal region of the country.

26 Aug 2014 description

Regional Overview

The South African Government has placed an immediate ban on the entry of non-South Africans from the Ebola-hit West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

The Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF), taking place from 27 to 29 August in Windhoek, Namibia, will develop the first regional seasonal forecast for the coming rainfall season.

Two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in northern DRC, which are said to be a different strain to the outbreak in West Africa.

14 Aug 2014 description

Good regional harvests maintain stable food security outcomes in many parts of the region

KEY MESSAGES

  • Most rural households across the region will maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity outcomes between July and September. However in localized parts of Lesotho, DRC, Swaziland, Malawi, and Madagascar poor households are projected to face mainly Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and some Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes from October through December due to high prices of food and low incomes in addition to low production.

12 Aug 2014 description

Stable food security conditions expected as the harvest progresses

Key Messages

  • As projected in the previous month, the 2013/14 harvest season continues to increase food availability at the household level. This influx of food supplies continues to decrease food prices, improving access for households relying on market purchases and creating favorable food security conditions across most of the country.

05 Aug 2014 description

Snapshot 30 July–5 August

OPt: As a 72-hour truce begins, 1,179 civilians have been reported killed since Operation Protective Edge started. A third of the population of the Gaza Strip – 485,000 people – have been displaced, an increase of 270,000 since last week. Most IDPs are staying in schools, which are severely overcrowded. The health system is overwhelmed.

25 Jul 2014 description

Improved cereal availability may stabilize basic food prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • As the agricultural season progresses, overall production is considered to be good this season. The five provinces accountable for most of production are Kuanza-sul, Huambo,
    Bié, Malanje and Huila. Total 2013/14 seasonal cereal production is likely to be close to 2.6 million MT; this estimate is higher than last year’s levels and above historical trends.

22 Jul 2014 description

Snapshot 16–22 July

oPT: 583 have been reported killed and over 100,000 displaced since Operation Protective Edge began on 8 July. There are urgent needs for essential drugs, shelter, water, and food assistance in the Gaza Strip, requiring greater humanitarian space.