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28 Dec 2005 description


Weekly Introduction
Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead: April – June 2006

Northern Horn of Africa

Climatology is expected across most of the region, except locally over northwestern and southwestern Sudan, where there is a slight tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall. There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall locally over eastern Ethiopia, northern Somalia, and portions of Djibouti. Climatology is expected elsewhere.

Gulf of Guinea

21 Dec 2005 description

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead

January -- March 2006 Southern Africa

The outlook for Jan-Mar 2006 southern Africa rainfall at one month lead shows a low to moderate tilt in the odds favoring below average rainfall over Namibia, portions of southern Angola, southern Botswana, Swaziland, portions of southern Mozambique, the Maize Triangle and the Western Cape Province of South Africa, and locally over southern Madagascar.

19 Dec 2005 description

Nutritional assessments undertaken in a number of countries over the past month show an increase in acute malnutrition. In the drought affected areas in Mozambique, acute malnutrition records 5%; the food insecure districts in Zambia show acute malnutrition figures of 7.7%; in Malawi the centre and southern parts recorded increased number of admissions to Nutritional Rehabilitation Units compared to last year; in Zimbabwe vulnerable districts recorded acute malnutrition rates of 9% and in Madagascar, acute malnutrition rates doubled since 1997 to 14% country wide.

19 Dec 2005 description


State Department releases chronology of activities spanning 143 years

The United States has spent more than a billion dollars in the past dozen years on humanitarian land mine removal efforts around the world.

This money has been spent to remove land mines, pay for educational messages on the risks posed by mines, help victims of mine injuries, and fund research and development to improve existing humanitarian mine removal programs.

16 Dec 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors:Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Occupied Palestinian Territories (3) Pakistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Ethiopia (4) Kenya (5) Rwanda (6) Somalia (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire (2) Guinea (3) Liberia (4) Niger

(E) Southern …

14 Dec 2005 description

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. government agency for implementation of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), a $1.2 billion, five-year commitment created to dramatically reduce the burden of malaria in Africa. This initiative will be focused, results-based, and will exhibit a high level of financial and programmatic accountability.

14 Dec 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:
Update of El Niño:

Synopsis: ENSO-neutral or weak La Niña conditions are likely during the next 6-9 months.

13 Dec 2005 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

As the hunger season begins in earnest in Southern Africa, the food security situation is rapidly deteriorating in those countries facing severe food shortages as a result of a poor 2004/05 crop production season. Whatever household food stocks that were available have been drawn down, and levels of purchases are constrained by very high food prices, limited purchasing power and lack of employment opportunities.

09 Dec 2005 description

Maputo, 9 December 2005 - A meeting of Permanent Secretaries on Harmonization of Seed Regulations was held at the Cardoso Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique on 8 & 9 December 2005, and was attended by Permanent Secretaries from the Ministries of Agriculture of 12 Member States, namely: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Also in attendance were the representatives of seed organizations and International Agricultural Research Centers.

02 Dec 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter & Non-food items, Water & Santitation

30 Nov 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four Months Lead:

March – May 2006

Southern Africa

The outlook for March-May 2006 southern Africa rainfall at four months lead shows a tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall across Namibia and locally over western Botswana. There is a tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall over southern and northern Angola, portions of central and northeastern Zambia, northern Mozambique, Malawi, and portions of southern Tanzania.

East Africa

25 Nov 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter & Non-food items, Water & Santitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Pakistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Djibouti (4) Ethiopia (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Liberia (3) Niger

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Angola (2) Lesotho (3) Madagascar (4) Malawi (5) Mozambique (6) Swaziland (7) Zambia (8) …

23 Nov 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at One Month Lead:

December 2005 – February 2006 Forecasts for Southern Africa:

18 Nov 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, security, shelter & non0food items, water & santitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Occupied Palestinian Territories (2) Pakistan (3) Russian Federation (Caucasus)

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Ethiopia (4) Rwanda (5) Somalia (6) Sudan (7) Tanzania (8) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote d'Ivoire (3) Liberia (4) Niger

(E) Southern Africa: (1) …

18 Nov 2005 description

Before the Committee on Foreign Relations,
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.
November 17, 2005