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17 Jan 2020 description

Desert locust swarms reach Sudan, Eritrea, and Djibouti, as flooding continues in Zambia and Angola

  1. Over the past two weeks flash floods have been reported in Luanda,
    Uige, and Cabinda provinces of Angola.

  2. Increasing numbers of desert locust swarms are moving across eastern Africa from Ethiopia into Djibouti,
    Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, and Kenya. Heavy rain in Somalia during December could give rise to additional locust breeding in the coming months.

15 Jan 2020 description
report Inter Press Service

By Friday Phiri

It is early Saturday morning and Planeta Hatuleke, a small scale farmer of Pemba District in Southern Zambia, awakens to the comforting sound of rainfall. As the locals say, the “heavens have opened” and it is raining heavily after a prolonged dry spell.

“This is welcome after two weeks of a dry spell,” says Hatuleke with a sigh of relief. “The rainfall pattern has not been consistent so far; we could be headed for a repeat of last season” she adds pessimistically.

15 Jan 2020 description
report New Era

WINDHOEK - With heavy rains being experienced countrywide and into neighbouring countries, the Zambezi governor Lawrence Sampofu confirmed that some parts of the region, especially in the Kabbe South constituency have already been flooded.

In December, the SADC secretariat had cautioned some of the member states, Namibia included, of the heavy rainfall forecast, which is likely to result in localised floods.

14 Jan 2020 description

526.171* réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.

99,2%* des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74,2% des réfugiés sont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

890.044* est le nombre de Congolais réfugiés en Afrique.

* Statistiques de novembre 2019

Activités principales – Réfugiés

Protection

14 Jan 2020 description

526,171* refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.2%* of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74.2% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

890,044* refugees from DRC in Africa.

* November 2019’s figures

Main activities – Refugees

Protection

10 Jan 2020 description

OVERVIEW OF CURRENT FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY SITUATION

• Latest assessment figures continue to indicate that an estimated total of 41 million people will be food insecure in the southern Africa region during the peak lean season (January - March 2020)(Figure 1, Table 1). In addition, 2.2. million are estimated to be food insecure in the urban areas of Zimbabwe.

10 Jan 2020 description

Heavy rainfall causes flooding in parts of Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, and Madagascar

  1. Continued rainfall over southern Kenya and surrounds may maintain flooding .

  2. Desert Locust swarms are increasing and moving into Djibouti, Sudan, and Eritrea, toward Somalia, and northern Kenya. Heavy rain in Somalia could provide breeding conditions over the next several months.

  3. South Africa has observed a poor and below-average rainfall performance over the past 3 months and could remain dry through the end of January.

08 Jan 2020 description

In Numbers October

5,541 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 2,474,616 million cash-based transfers made

USD166 million net funding requirement for January - June 2020

999,450 people assisted in October 2019

Operational Updates

04 Jan 2020 description

Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania while parts of Southern Africa remain dry

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Parts of Lake Victoria, Rwanda, Burundi and the southern Kenya will remain under flash flood risk into next week.

  2. Desert Locust breeding is expected to extend from Afar region of Ethiopia northward into Djibouti and Eritrea, and northern parts of Kenya.

31 Dec 2019 description

Ondjiva - The beginning in November of the construction of the Cunene River water transfer system, from Cafu to Shana, to mitigate the effects of drought, was the remarkable event in Angola's south-based province (Cunene) in the year of 2019.

The 18-month project covers the construction of a Cunene River water catchment plant, pumping system and pipeline from Cafu to Cuamato.

31 Dec 2019 description

Résumé des besoins humanitaires

POPULATION TOTALE
99,9M

PERSONNES DANS LE BESOIN
15,6M

Contexte et impact de la crise

25 Dec 2019 description

Ondjiva - At least 72,473 heads of cattle died between April and December this year in the transhumance corridors of Cunene province due to water and pasture shortages resulting from the drought that struck the region.

This data was released today, to Angop, by the head of the Veterinary Services of Cunene province, Estevao Camalanga, regarding the cattle vaccination program in the district.

During the dry season, he said, most of the cattle died from lack of water and pasture, as well as from poor animal health and opportunistic diseases.

23 Dec 2019 description

Highlights

  • Early season rainfall has been erratic in southern and central parts of the region, despite a timely onset of the season. This has negatively impacted on crop germination in some areas.

  • Favourable rainfall conducive to crop development was received in some northern parts of the region.

  • Heavy rains and a cyclone caused flooding in parts of Tanzania and Madagascar respectively.

22 Dec 2019 description

Executive summary

 Southern Africa did not recover from the widespread drought persisting since 2018 and throughout 2019. Instead, with a suboptimal start of the ongoing rainy season, the situation further worsened over wide areas of South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Lesotho.

20 Dec 2019 description

As of 31 October 2019, 890,044 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. From 1 January to 31 October 2019 alone, some 84,221 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda.

UNHCR together with 63 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 30 June 2019 to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.

Regional Highlights and Operational Context

19 Dec 2019 description

Flooding risks persist across eastern Africa, while South Africa remains drier-than-average

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Continued above-average rainfall has triggered flooding across eastern Africa. Rain is forecast to continue next week maintaining high flood risk.

  2. Locust swarms continue to affect parts of Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, and Yemen. The chance of a lotus outbreak has increased in north and eastern areas.

19 Dec 2019 description

547,294 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.2% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 72.6% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

890,044 refugees from DRC in Africa.

Protection

19 Dec 2019 description

548,801 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 72.2% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

881,279 refugees from DRC in Africa.

Main activities – Refugees

Protection

19 Dec 2019 description

547.294 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.

99,2% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 72,6% des réfugiés sont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

890.044 nombre de Congolais réfugiés en Afrique.

Activités principales – Réfugiés

Protection

19 Dec 2019 description

548.801 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 72,2% des réfugiés sont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

881.279 nombre de Congolais réfugiés en Afrique.

Activités principales – Réfugiés

Protection