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22 Aug 2017 description
  • Heavy rains have been affecting central and northern Darfur in the past few days, causing casualties and damages.

  • According to media, as of 22 August at 7:30 UTC, two people have been killed, at least 80 families have been displaced and 50 shelters have been destroyed in the camps of Nierteti and Zamzam (south-west of Jebel Marra).

  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rain is forecast to affect the area.

19 Aug 2017 description

1,986,025* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 July (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

560,688* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 July

275,187 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 July

Regional Highlights

17 Aug 2017 description

Heavy rainfall in the western Gulf of Guinea triggers flooding and damages to infrastructure

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-normal rainfall since July has elevated the risk for flooding in southeastern Sudan and parts of western Ethiopia. Heavy rainfall is forecast for mid to late August.

  2. Despite increased moisture in early August, poorly distributed rainfall across parts of Eritrea, Ethiopia,
    Djibouti, and western Somalia since early July have led to high seasonal moisture deficits.

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
report Radio Dabanga

Floods and torrents that struck localities in North Kordofan have caused severe damages to houses, infrastructure and livestock, affecting more than 500 families in initial estimations.

Torrents in Hamrat El Wiz, Abu Hadida, El Gahawi, Um Surra and Abu Hadid in North Kordofan affected 556 families, local authorities reported to Sudanese media. 435 houses partially collapsed and 130 residences were completely destroyed. 628 animals drowned.

10 Aug 2017 description

Despite heavy rains in other parts of East Africa, dryness remains in northern Ethiopia and Eritrea

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Several weeks of above-normal rainfall has led to saturated ground conditions and increased the risk of flooding in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. Heavy rainfall is forecast over the region during early August.

03 Aug 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aid organisations plan to send an additional 90,000 tons of aid to South Sudan through Sudan.

  • Fighting between farmers and pastoralists temporarily displaced 1,300 people to Kalma IDP camp, South Darfur.

  • Thousands of students in the Jebel Marra area receive education assistance.

  • European Union (EU) contributes €3.1 million ($US 3.53 million) to UNHCR for South Sudanese refugee response.

  • Over 410,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan since mid-December 2013

28 Jul 2017 description

Flooding observed in Nigeria and heavy rain continues in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan

  1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.

  2. Repeated weeks of very heavy, above-normal rains have oversaturated the ground in parts of Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. More heavy rain during the next week is likely to cause further flooding.

27 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• HAC revises NGO hiring procedures • UNSC extends UNAMID mandate through June 2018

• Humanitarian actors report critical nutrition conditions in Jebel Marra

• Flooding in North and South Darfur affects approximately 10,600 people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Jul 2017 description

Continued heavy rainfall causes ooding in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.

  2. Repeated weeks of very heavy, above-normal rains have oversaturated the ground in parts of Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. More heavy rain during the next week is likely to cause further flooding.

20 Jul 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Federal Minister of Health and senior UN delegation visits Kalma IDP camp to see AWD response.

• Heavy rains and flash floods affect over 10,000 people in North and South Darfur.

• In 2017, an estimated 15,000 people have returned to their home areas in the Rokoro area, North Jebel Marra locality.

• Humanitarian needs in the Rokoro area include food, emergency household supplies, water, health and education assistance.

16 Jul 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 15, 2017 (NYALA) - South Darfur Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Kalma camps Saturday minimised reports about an agreement with the state governor to relocate the residents affected by water floods into a new camp.

Last June, torrential rains affected some 9,000 people residing in Kalma camp. After visiting the camp, an interagency team composed of government and UN humanitarian officials recommended relocating the affected households to higher ground areas.

14 Jul 2017 description

Continued heavy rainfall causes flooding in Sudan and Nigeria

08 Jul 2017 description

Emergency (IPC Phase 4) food security outcomes likely in SPLM-N and Jebel Marra areas

Key Messages

07 Jul 2017 description

Rainfall deficits persist over Kenya and Uganda

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.

  2. Torrential rain led to destroyed houses in Central Darfur, Sudan. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week. High flooding risks in the region continue.

06 Jul 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Flash floods affect 9,000 people (1,780 families) in Kalma IDP camp, South Darfur.

• About 42,700 children have been screened for acute malnutrition in Jebel Marra, of whom 800 had SAM and 3,909 had MAM.

• UNICEF launches a malnutrition treatment campaign to deliver lifesaving services to people affected by malnutrition in Jebel Marra.

• UNICEF needs US$22 million to provide lifesaving response for over 100,000 children.

• 403,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan since 2013; 39% of them arrived in 2017.

05 Jul 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Heavy rains destroyed 132 homes in the Sortony camp for the displaced in North Darfur’s Kabkabiya locality on Sunday.

The coordinator of the Kabkabiya camps told Radio Dabanga that torrential rains accompanied by strong winds caused the collapse of the shelters.

He warned for the dire environmental situation in the camp. “As cholera continues to spread, we expect a disaster unless the authorities intervene and help us cleaning the camp and fight the numerous flies in the area.”