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07 Nov 2019 description

Southern Africa observes a poor start to the rainy season, while high flood risk persists across East Africa

  1. Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in Accra, Ghana last week.

  2. Rising water levels in the Ubangui River triggered flooding along the river basin into northern and western DRC 3. Heavy rainfall during the past couple of months has significantly raised water levels in the Nile River and its tributaries in Sudan and South Sudan triggering floods.

31 Oct 2019 description

Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in parts of Central and East Africa

  1. Heavy rainfall was reported in northern Ghana and bordering areas of Burkina Faso.

  2. The Ubangui River has triggered flooding along the river basin into northern and western Democratic Republic of Congo last week.

  3. Flooding will continue this week due to saturated ground conditions and continued rainfall in the Afar region of Ethiopia, eastern South Sudan, and the border of Ethiopia and Sudan.

24 Oct 2019 description

Considerable flooding continues across East and West Africa

  1. Heavy rainfall was reported in northern Ghana and bordering areas of Burkina Faso.

  2. The Logone River in northern Cameroon has flooded and continued rain expected next week is likely to maintain high water levels.

  3. Northern South Sudan has reported flooding from high river levels accumulating from parts of Sudan and Ethiopia.

17 Oct 2019 description

Parts of Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia receive heavy rainfall as flooding continues in Senegal

  1. Senegal has experienced significant flooding over the past two weeks. Belowaverage rainfall is forecast next week and is likely to reduce the risk for continued flooding.

  2. Flooding continues in central Nigeria. Heavy rainfall is expected next week.

  3. Heavy rainfall is expected in parts of Sudan next week, maintaining a high risk for flooding.

10 Oct 2019 description

Southern Mauritania remains abnormally dry as heavy rainfall persists in several parts of Africa

  1. Southern Mauritania has been abnormally dry for the past three months. Recovery before the end of the season is unlikely.

  2. Flash flooding was reported in central Senegal last week. Continued heavy rainfall is likely to maintain high risk for flooding.

  3. Central Nigeria has experienced significant flooding over the past two weeks and remains at risk for continued flooding next week.

20 Jun 2019 description

By Carol Thompson O'Connell

According to the United Nations, every 20 minutes a person is forced to leave behind everything to escape war, persecution, or terror. Today, more than 70 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide, the highest number on record.

June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a global observance dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of refugees around the world. It's also a day to stand with these individuals and to let them know they have the support of the international community.

28 May 2019 description

Il s’est tenu du 16 au 17 avril 2019, à l’hôtel Radisson Blu à Nairobi au Kénya, la réunion des points focaux gouvernementaux et experts des Etats membres de la CIRGL en matière d’éradication de l’apatridie dans la Région des Grands Lacs.

La première journée a été marquée, outre les allocutions d’usage, par :

1- L’exposé sur les objectifs et résultats attendus du Segment de haut niveau sur l’apatridie qui aura lieu à Genève le 7 octobre 2019 ainsi que l’importance des engagements des Etats membres de la CIGRL pour rester à l’avant-garde de la lutte contre l’apatridie.

23 May 2019 description

Nigeria and the western Gulf of Guinea region continue to receive limited rainfall

  1. Continued belowaverage rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

  2. Below-normal rainfall since April has led to significant early-season deficits and abnormal dryness.

  3. Heavy rainfall along the coast of Tanzania has caused flash flooding in Dar es Salaam. Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue next week.

16 May 2019 description

Abnormally dry conditions develop in Nigeria following another week of below-average rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Rainfall deficits since the beginning of the southern African monsoon have negatively affected many countries in the region, including southern Angola, northern Namibia, southern Zambia, and northern Zimbabwe.

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

15 May 2019 description

Luke Kelly
University of Manchester
26 April 2019

1. Summary

This query looks at the role of regular UN humanitarian forums that involve conflict parties in conflict situations to discuss humanitarian issues of concern. It focuses on forums that are held outside of any political processes or peace talks. It provides examples and lessons from those forums.

10 May 2019 description

East and Southern Africa Remain Dry, Strengthening Moisture Deficits

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Rainfall deficits since the beginning of the southern African monsoon have negatively affected many countries in the region, including southern Angola, northern Namibia, southern Zambia, and northern Zimbabwe.

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

06 May 2019 description

This post was written by Christina Justice, Inbal Becker-Reshef and Brian Barker from the University of Maryland, College Park, and Chris Funk from the University of California, Santa Barbra.

02 May 2019 description

Northern Mozambique remains at risk for flooding following heavy rainfall from Tropical Cyclone Kenneth

  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 dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

  3. Tropical Cylcone Kenneth made landfall over northern Mozambique last week. Heavy flooding is expected to persist into early may with continued rainfall.

25 Apr 2019 description

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth expected to make landfall over northern coast of Mozambique

  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 dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

  3. Tropical Cylcone Kenneth is expected to make landfall in northern Mozambique early next week. Heavy rainfall and flooding are possible in parts of Mozambique and Tanzania.

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.

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

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.

28 Mar 2019 description
  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

  2. Tropical cyclone Idai has caused flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Less rain is forecast next week though additional rainfall could extend flooding.

  3. Below-average rainfall since mid-February and high temperatures, have caused dryness in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.