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01 Jun 2017 description

Region

The April 2017 harvest is expected to be above-average, with Tanzania, parts of Madagascar and northern Mozambique the exceptions. A good agricultural season is critical after two consecutive droughts led to unprecedented levels of food insecurity. Countries in the region continue to battle several hazards with potentially detrimental effects on food security, including an armyworm outbreak.

Angola

03 May 2017 description

Regional Overview

Region
The April 2017 harvest is expected to be above-average, with Tanzania, parts of Madagascar and northern Mozambique the exceptions. A good agricultural season is critical after two consecutive droughts led to unprecedented levels of food insecurity. Countries in the region continue to battle several hazards with potentially detrimental effects on food security, including an armyworm outbreak.

03 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

• Tanzania outbreak continues but with significant reduction in cases.

• A small outbreak in North Western Zambia bordering with DRC is reported to be under control and managed by MOH.

• Angola has seen a reduction in cases but the last official report available is that of week 8 - 26 February.

01 Mar 2017 description

The Joint Cholera Initiative for Southern Africa (JCISA) is a multi-agency technical partnership bringing together WHO, UNICEF, UNOCHA and OXFAM supporting national governments with the primary goal being to “strengthen regional capacity and collaboration in order to ensure more timely, integrated and effective technical support to countries in the areas of cholera preparedness, response and resilience”.

28 Feb 2017 description

Regional Overview

Fall Armyworm

An outbreak of fall armyworm, a new pest in the region, has been reported in Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Swaziland. Regionally, around 330,000 ha of staple crops (especially maize) have been affected. The remaining SADC mainland countries remain at high risk.

Floods

26 Feb 2014 description

Torrential rains continued over saturated areas in Zambia and Mozambique

An extended dry spell continued during the past week over southern Uganda, increasing rainfall deficits.

22 Jan 2014 description

Enhanced rains continue across parts of northern Mozambique and Madagascar, sustaining the risk for localized flooding.

1) Portions of Tanzania have experienced below average seasonal rainfall since late November. Poorly distributed rains since early December have also led to developing dry conditions in the Morogoro and Pwani provinces further east. The anomalous dryness has already negatively impacted vegetation conditions in the region.

15 Jan 2014 description

Average to above-average rainfall continues across southeastern Africa, replenishing ground moisture for many parts of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

A large scale suppression of rainfall over southwestern Africa is expected to provide some relief to saturated ground conditions across the Caprivi Strip region.

13 Jun 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An estimated 518,000 people across southern Africa were affected by floods and storms during the 2012/2013 rainfall season.

  • The most affected country was Mozambique, where 250,000 people received humanitarian assistance.

  • Due in part to the sub-optimal temporal distribution of rainfall, most countries may have below average rainfall-related crop performance this season.

05 Mar 2013 description

Prolonged dry spell compromises yields in several countries

KEY MESSAGES

  • A prolonged dry spell in the southern half of the region has resulted in moisture stress and potential yield reductions in southern parts of the region.

  • Short-term rainfall forecasts suggest a continuation of dry conditions in areas already affected by the dry spell.

27 Feb 2013 description

1) Heavy rain, during the past several weeks, has led to flooding, displacement of local population and cholera outbreaks in Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia. Locally heavy rains are forecast across parts of Zambia, Malawi and northern Mozambique for a sixth consecutive week. With above-average ground moisture in place, the risk for flooding in the region remains high.

18 Feb 2013 description

Minimal acute food insecurity outcomes to prevail across the region

KEY MESSAGES

  • With the exception of parts of Malawi and Mozambique, most rural households across the region will maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity outcomes from January to March by increasing reliance on market purchases through improved purchasing power and labor prospects, and supplementing these with food from green harvests which should become available in February.

13 Feb 2013 description
  • Above-average weekly rains added on to already large seasonal rainfall surpluses in northern Mozambique.

  • Below-average rains in Namibia, Angola, South Africa and Botswana have led to poor ground conditions.

06 Feb 2013 description
  • Light rains across southern Mozambique provide relief to extremely saturated and flood-affected regions.

  • Torrential rains across northern Mozambique and eastern Madagascar cause flooding

30 Jan 2013 description

1) During January, several weeks of enhanced precipitation has led to localized flooding, and elevated river levels in the Zambezi, Busi, and Pungue Rivers of Mozambique. Locally heavy rains associated with tropical moisture from the Mozambique Channel are forecast across parts of eastern Zambia, Malawi and northern Mozambique during the next seven days. With above-average ground moisture in place, this increases the risk for flooding in the region during the upcoming outlook period.