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22 Apr 2019 description

AFGHANISTAN

Unseasonal heavy rains and floods affected a number of regions of Afghanistan as well as Kabul, between 13 and 19 April. As of 22 April, 1,700 people have been affected with 16 people killed, 112 injured, and 250 houses damaged or destroyed due to flash floods.
The floods have also damaged crops and infrastructure, including roads. 1,700 people affected by floods

INDONESIA

21 Apr 2019 description
report Start Network

Summary

The monthly risk briefing provides information on global weather, human and health events where members may consider using the Start Fund Anticipation process.

18 Apr 2019 description

Seasonal rainfall deficits continue to strengthen across the Greater Horn of Africa

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  2. Continued below-average rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened moisture deficits in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

17 Apr 2019 description
report World Bank

Story Highlights:

  • Residents of four villages in Kabul province faced a hopeless situation several times year when heavy rains brought flooding, destroying crops and access to essential services.

  • A recently completed river bank protection flood wall, built with support from the Irrigation Restoration and Development Project, now protects farms and homes against the floods, giving stability to livelihoods and unimpeded access to services.

14 Apr 2019 description

Abundant seasonal water available for normal growth of crops and pastures

KEY MESSAGES

• Weak El Nino conditions that led to above-average precipitation in March across the country are expected to generate heavy rains in the north, northeast and central basins through the 2nd week of April.

12 Apr 2019 description

SITUATION

• Afghanistan faces severe drought conditions in at least 20 of its 34 provinces. More than 10.5 million people are affected by drought, including 3.5 million people in need of emergency food and nutrition assistance, the Food Security Cluster reports. As of mid-March, more than 62,000 Afghans had returned from Iran and Pakistan since January, and approximately 46,000 people were internally displaced due to conflict and natural disasters, according the UN.

12 Apr 2019 description

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

• potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats

• new developments in countries already affected by protracted crises which are likely to cause a further deterioration of food insecurity

12 Apr 2019 description

Drought conditions remain in southern Africa as abnormal dryness strengthens across the Greater Horn

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

  2. Below-average rainfall since mid-February combined with high temperatures, have strengthened moisture deficits in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Africa Overview

12 Apr 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• USAID/FFP distributes 1,300 MT of food assistance to households affected by floods

• State/PRM offers critical support to displaced and returning populations

• USG provides additional $61 million in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Apr 2019 description

The U.S. Government (USG) and Afghanistan have partnered for 17 years to achieve shared security and development goals. The August 2017 U.S. South Asia Strategy reaffirms the commitment of the U.S. to Afghanistan and highlights the importance of the country’s stability to U.S. national security. Foreign assistance is crucial to addressing the security and development challenges that, in the past, have made Afghanistan a safe haven for terrorists and violent extremist organizations.

09 Apr 2019 description
report World Bank

Story Highlights:

  • Years of war ruined a government farm that worked to produce improved wheat seeds to benefit Afghanistan’s agricultural production.

  • Technical and financial support from the Afghanistan Agricultural Inputs Project is helping the farm recover its output of high quality seeds that produce climate-adapted, high-yielding crops resistant to disease and pest.

05 Apr 2019 description
report World Vision

Flash flooding today destroyed homes and causes further devasation in western Afghanistan, one week after tens of thousands were affected as floodwaters swept away homes and lives. The number of people impacted by today's flooding is not yet known, but early World Vision reports indicate it is worse than last week's.

04 Apr 2019 description

Droughts persist in southern Africa as rainfall deficits increase over dry areas of the Greater Horn

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

  2. Below-average rainfall since mid-February combined with high temperatures, have strengthened moisture deficits in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

04 Apr 2019 description
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Kabul, Afghanistan - Representatives from the U.S. government, the Afghan government, and the international community commemorated Landmine Awareness Day. Deputy Minister Mohammed Qaseem Haidari and Heidi Kuhn, the CEO of Roots of Peace, planted a tree to symbolize the turning of mined agricultural land into land that is now producing high value crops.

03 Apr 2019 description

Summary

The report provides a brief account of the current state of knowledge of the links between climate change and conflict. It then presents relevant literature from Afghanistan (although this is limited), and finally examples from other countries or regions where links have been proposed (many of which can be considered fragile and conflict affected states (FCAS)).

02 Apr 2019 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Heavy rains caused flash flooding on 27, 28 and 29 March in six provinces - Faryab, Balkh, Jawzjan, and Sar-e-Pul province in the Northern Region, and Hirat and Badghis in the Western Region. While assessments are ongoing, an estimated 17,000 people have been affected with Balkh and Hirat suffering the worst impacts. These are the first major floods in the Northern Region in the season.

01 Apr 2019 description

Overview

The objective of ACAPS risk analysis is to enable humanitarian decision makers to understand potential future changes that would likely have humanitarian consequences. By exposing the more probable developments and understanding their impact, they can be included in planning and preparedness which should improve response.