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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.

25 Apr 2019 description

Highlights

  • The 2018/2019 season was the driest since at least 1981 in central and western parts of the region.
    The drought resulted in crop failure, reduced forage, and poor water availability.

  • A delayed and erratic onset of rains, mid-season dry spells, and early cessation of rains in several parts of the region have contributed to poor crop production expectations in many areas.

19 Apr 2019 description

Donateur : Belgique (Fonds spécial pour les activités d’urgence et de relèvement)
Contribution : 100 000 USD
Date du projet : 1/12/2017 – 31/05/2018
Régions ciblées : Province de Luanda Norte et les municipalités de Lóvua et Dundo

Objectif : Rétablir les moyens d’existence et améliorer la sécurité alimentaire des réfugiés et des populations locales.
Partenaires : Le Ministère de l’agriculture.
Bénéficiaires : 1 600 ménages, dont 1 300 réfugiés et 300 locaux.

Activités réalisées :

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

10 Apr 2019 description

INTRODUCTION

Le présent document est un plan opérationnel dont le but est d’orienter la stratégie de réponse humanitaire à la crise dans la Région du Kasaï , les provinces de Kwilu, Kwango et le territoire de Kapanga dans la province de Lualaba, pour les six prochains mois (janvier – juin 2019).

06 Apr 2019 description

Widespread drought and flooding from Cyclone Idai drive high assistance needs through early 2020

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.

03 Apr 2019 description

In early February, clashes in South Sudan led to a new influx of refugees into DRC, particularly in the Kakwa and Kaliko chiefdoms in Aru Territory, Ituri Province.
Arrivals of Central African refugees slowed down compared to January. In February, 30 crossed into Ndu, Bas Uele Province, in addition to 235 who crossed in January.
UNHCR’s cash assistance for IDPs, returnees and refugees in DRC grew considerably in 2018, with USD 3.4 million spent. This is a 261% increase from 2017 and an 882% increase from 2016.

01 Apr 2019 description

This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region.

29 Mar 2019 description

Most parts of the region expecting poor harvest due to poor rainfall performance or flooding March 2019

Key Messages

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.

27 Mar 2019 description

538,268 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

1,090 newly registered South Sudanese refugees in February 2019.

Main activities – Refugees

Protection

27 Mar 2019 description

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

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74% des réfugiés sont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

1.090 nouveaux réfugiés sud-soudanais enregistrés en février 2019.

Activités principales – Réfugiés

Protection

25 Mar 2019 description

Speaking to Angop after three-day visit to Bié province, the official said that the Executive has outlined several projects for the coming months. The objective is essentially to tackle the negative effects of the drought affecting populations of southern Angola, in particular in the province of Cunene.

21 Mar 2019 description

Tropical cyclone Idai causes heavy flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

  1. Significantly below average rainfall since October has caused widespread dryness in southern Africa. Long-term dryness persists in Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  2. Tropical cyclone Idai has caused widespread flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Above-average rainfall is expected to continue into next week, sustaining flood risk in already affected areas.

  3. Below-average rainfall since mid-February has caused dryness in Ethiopia.

20 Mar 2019 description

The Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA) enables the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to take rapid and effective action in response to food and agricultural threats and emergencies.

The Fund has three components:

(i) a working capital component to advance funds once a resource partner's commitment is secured toward the immediate procurement of inputs to protect livelihoods, restart agricultural activities or contribute to an immediate response to a crisis;

19 Mar 2019 description

More than 10 million USD will advance food and nutrition security and sustainable agricultural livelihoods through projects in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia

14 Mar 2019 description

Tropical cyclone Idai poses flood risks in Mozambique and Malawi, while parts of southern Africa remain dry

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Significantly below average rainfall since October has caused widespread dryness in southern Africa. Long-term dryness persists in Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  2. Since January, below-average rainfall has sustained dryness in western Madagascar.

  3. Tropical cyclone Idai is forecast to bring another week of heavy rainfall to Mozambique and Malawi.

11 Mar 2019 description

This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region.

As of 31 January 2019, 825,002 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries. In January 2019 alone, some 6,318 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda, Zambia and Kenya.