Increased, unseasonal rainfall forecast in some drought-affected areas
Vegetation conditions remain very poor in much of East Africa, following very poor rainfall between October and January in many areas, particularly in Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and northeastern Tanzania. Vegetations have continued to deteriorate into February, particularly in the Horn, as the dry season has continued.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2017
Update on performance of the October 2016 – May 2017 wet season
Heavy rainfall was widespread across much of southern Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.
Presentation to the Somalia Food Security Cluster
Summary Results and Key Messages
Over 363 000 acutely malnourished children need urgent treatment and nutrition support, including 71 000 who are severely malnourished
• Urgent humanitarian assistance is needed to support over 2.9 million people who face acute food security Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 & 4)