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19 Nov 2003 description


EL NIÑO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSION

13 Jun 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Palestinian Territories, (4) Afghanistan, (5) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Sudan, (5) Eritrea, (6) Ethiopia

C) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire, (2) Chad

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Madagascar, (3) Lesotho, (4) Swaziland, (5) Mozambique, (6) Malawi, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Zambia, (9) Angola, (10) Namibia

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Indonesia

F) Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) Ecuador

27 Mar 2003 description


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Note: This updates Fact Sheet #2, dated July 23, 2002

Background

14 Mar 2003 description


This report includes:
(A) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Burundi, (4) Republic of Congo, (5) Uganda, (6) Rwanda

(B) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Mozambique, (3) Madagascar, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Malawi, (7) Angola, (8) Namibia, (9) Swaziland, (10) Lesotho

(C) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Liberia (3) Sierra Leone (4) Guinea

(D) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea, (2) Indonesia

(E) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Palestinian Territories

13 Feb 2003 description
report DisasterRelief

Weather forecasters have some good news for storm weary residents across the United States: El Niño is weakening. On Thursday (Feb. 6), officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that the Pacific Ocean weather phenomenon is finally waning, but stressed that its impacts will continue to be felt around the globe until early spring.

17 Jan 2003 description

GENEVA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - El Niño, which has brought drought and storms to many parts of the world since last May, has more bad weather in store for tropical Pacific areas before starting to fade around mid-year, scientists said on Friday.

Their research, collected by the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), confirmed that the phenomenon, a large-scale oceanic warming, has wreaked less havoc than during its last incarnation in 1997-8, when it caused $34 billion of damage.

Described as a "moderate event", the current El Niño has coincided with climate …

13 Jan 2003 description

The Catholic aid agency CAFOD warns that the El Nino weather phenomenon threatens catastrophe across Southern Africa if, as predicted, it strikes before the next harvest.

07 Jan 2003 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 7 January (IRIN) - Zimbabwe's southwestern province of Matabeleland is one of the hardest hit regions in a country suffering the worst effects of the regional drought.

12 Dec 2002 description


CCA Guidance for Southern Africa Rainfall for Jan-Mar 2003 At One Month Lead

04 Dec 2002 description
report UN General Assembly

Another Recommends Review of South-South Cooperation for Development
Fifty-seventh General Assembly
Second Committee

03 Dec 2002 description
report UN Children's Fund


HUGE FUNDING GAPS: 67% of UNICEF CAP is not funded

  • "New variant famine" in the making; massive aid required
  • Dramatic declines in school attendance in Zambia and Malawi


Click here to see southern African Drought Affected Areas

1. EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

"A New Variant Famine" in Southern Africa

30 Nov 2002 description


Summary
Severe food insecurity is forecast during 2003 for Ethiopia and Eritrea. This continues to dominate the GHA food security agenda. High global demands for food aid, coupled with diminishing resources, a re a major concern.

In other GHA countries continuing civil insecurity denies access to food in some areas.

The rains have commenced in the equatorial sector of the GHA with above normal rainfall in the eastern part of the region. This is expected to result in improved crop and pasture conditions and replenishment of water resources.

28 Nov 2002 description


CONCERN OVER THE START OF THE 2002/03 CROP SEASON

27 Nov 2002 description


1.0 Rainfall Forecast for 2001/2002 Season