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09 Jun 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Jun 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Above-average crop production expected in 2015; However, dry spells affected crops in parts of the country

  • Food prices increase significantly in parts of the country

  • Inflation rates increased in 2015; removal of fuel subsidies in December 2014 has exerted some upward pressure on food prices

  • An estimated 460 000 people were affected by drought conditions

31 May 2015 description

Malanje - At least 1,618 explosive devices were removed from the soil in Malanje and destroyed during the first quarter of this year, as part of demining operations of National Intersectoral Commission for Demining and Humanitarian Aid (CNIDAH).

Information was released by the official of the operating room against landmines of CNIDAH in Malanje, Gaspar Carvalho, stating that this number stands out 23 antipersonnel landmines, one anti-tank, 83 unexploded ordnances and 1,511 various caliber ammunitions.

30 May 2015 description

Pretoria (ICRC) – The ICRC and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have recently concluded a memorandum of understanding that will strengthen relations between them and improve coordination of their activities.

The memorandum was signed on 15 May in Gaborone, Botswana, by Stergomena Lawrence Tax, the executive secretary of the SADC, and Jürg Eglin, the head of the ICRC's regional delegation in Pretoria.

29 May 2015 description

Huambo - At least 81,255 square metres of land were cleared from January to the present date in the central Huambo province by the National Demining Institute (INAD), against 38,929 square metres of land clarified in the same previous period.

Speaking to Angop, the head of INAD operations in Huambo, Castro Kapanda, stressed that the work focused on the cities of Huambo and Chicala-choloanga.

He stressed that the initiative aims to increase the areas for the practice of agriculture in the two municipalities, where 42 suspected landmined areas are controlled.

28 May 2015 description

Cuito - At least 9, 790 various landmines were deactivated in the central Bie province by demining operators carrying out work in this region for the period between 2002 and 2014.

The information was told to Angop in Cuito city (Bié) by the field officer of the Interministerial National Committee for Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH), Norberto Quintas, when presenting the landmines situation in the country.

The official stressed that among the landmines removed and destroyed, there are 7,868 anti-personnel landmines and 1,922 anti-tanks.

27 May 2015 description

Angola has over the past few years suffered from recurrent impact of climatic alterations leading to prolonged droughts or floods, especially in the southern part of the country. The southern region has been considered as part of the Government plans for adaptation to climate change. Early recovery and building resilience of vulnerable communities has been a priority to break a cycle of flood and drought episodes.

27 May 2015 description
  • Beneficial rainfall in the driest regions of Ethiopia and Djibouti; little rainfall for eastern areas of the Horn of Africa.

  • Moisture surpluses emerge in far western portions of the Western Africa region, while deficits remain to the east.

26 May 2015 description

Ondjiva - At least 1,230 non-detonated explosive ordinances were destroyed on Friday in Ochindungulu locality, southern Cunene province, by the National Demining Institute (INAD).

Among the destroyed explosive devices, it includes 24 howitzers of 82 mm, one anti-personal landmine, four dilagramas, two F1 bombs and 1,200 ammunitions of weapons of several calibers.

On the occasion, INAD director in Cunene, Pedro Seteco Severino said that these explosive devices were removed from rural areas of Ondjiva commune in Cuanhama municipality.

24 May 2015 description

Stressed and Crisis Acute food insecurity outcomes expected due to below-average harvests

KEY MESSAGES

22 May 2015 description

Abnormal dryness continues to affect parts of Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Very poor rainfall since February, combined with six consecutive weeks of virtually no rainfall since midMarch, has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia, Djibouti, and eastern Eritrea. The extended mid-season absence of rainfall is likely to adversely affect cropping activities for Belg-producing areas of Ethiopia.

20 May 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

20 May 2015 description
  • Most of the greater Horn of Africa observed a decrease in rainfall over the previous week.
  • Early season rainfall remains below normal for portions of West Africa.

1) Since late December, an unseasonable distribution of monsoonal rainfall has resulted in anomalous dryness and poor ground conditions unfavorable for crops across several local areas in southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa.

15 May 2015 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Very poor rainfall since February, combined with five consecutive weeks of virtually no rainfall since midMarch, has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia, Djibouti, and eastern Eritrea.

  2. Seasonally above-average rainfall, combined with heavy rainfall forecast across eastern Ethiopia and Somalia, is expected to increase the risk for localized flooding along the Jubba and Shabelle River basins in Somalia.

13 May 2015 description
  • The first substantial rains in many weeks across rift valley regions of Ethiopia this past week may benefit grazing activities and water resources.

  • Rainfall becomes more seasonably well distributed across portions of West Africa.

1) Since late December, an unseasonable distribution of monsoonal rainfall has resulted in anomalous dryness and poor ground conditions unfavorable for crops across several local areas in southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa.

12 May 2015 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 12 May 2015
Subjects: (1) South Sudan, (2) Yemen, (3) Angola, (4) Indonesia and (5) Republic of Moldova

(1) South Sudan

07 May 2015 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Very poor rainfall since February, combined with five consecutive weeks of virtually no rainfall since midMarch, has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia, Djibouti, and eastern Eritrea.

  2. Seasonally above-average rainfall, combined with heavy rainfall forecast across eastern Ethiopia and Somalia, is expected to increasethe risk for localized flooding along the Jubba and Shabelle River basins in Somalia.

06 May 2015 description
  • A continued absence of rainfall across northern Ethiopia expected to adversely affect crop and pastoral conditions.

  • Delay in onset of early monsoon rainfall continued through the 3rd dekad of April across a large portion of western Africa.

1) Since late December, an unseasonable distribution of monsoonal rainfall has resulted in anomalous dryness and poor ground conditions unfavorable for crops across several local areas in southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa.

01 May 2015 description

Drought continues in central and northern Ethiopia, with abnormal dryness in Djibouti and Eritrea

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Very poor rainfall since February, combined with five consecutive weeks of virtually no rainfall since mid March, has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia, Djibouti, and eastern Eritrea.