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Rainfall continues in the Sahel, no weather hazards reported over Africa
Rainfall continues over the Sahel
Gulf of Guinea is abnormally dry, while areas of Kenya remain at risk for flooding
Africa Weather Hazards
Poorly-distributed rain during the March-May rainfall season has led to large moisture deficits in southeastern Tigray and eastern Amhara regions of Ethiopia.
A slow onset to seasonal rainfall and consistent limited rain over the past several weeks has maintained moisture deficits and caused abnormal dryness over the Gulf of Guinea countries.
Abnormal dryness over the Greater Horn of Africa despite recent increase in rainfall
Africa Weather Hazards
Poorly-distributed rainfall since October 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.
Snapshot 28 January – 3 February 2015
DRC: 30,000 refugees have fled CAR for Equateur province since December. In North Kivu, 18,000 new IDPs need humanitarian assistance; another 21,000 are in need in South Kivu. Nationwide, food security is worsening: over one-third of territories are in Crisis or Emergency phases.
Snapshot 14–20 January
Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.
Snapshot 10–16 December
Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.
Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.
Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.
Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.
Snapshot 5–11 November
Central African Republic: About 20,000 displaced people are seeking refuge in isolated rural areas in Ouham province following the arrival of armed groups in Boguila, Kouki and Nana Bakassa on 25 October. Nearly 1,000 people have been displaced since July in Bambari following violence in Batobadja and Matchika, and 4,000 have been displaced since January to Berberati town in Mambere province.
Snapshot 29 October – 4 November
Yemen: As a government was agreed by Houthi and other opposition parties, the Southern Movement announced a merger to represent all southerners in the campaign for independence. Houthi insurgents attacked the Sunni opposition Al Islah party headquarters in Ibb, while Al Qaeda killed 18 Yemeni troops during an attack in Hudaydah.
Central African Republic: In Ouaka prefecture, fighting among rival militias persists. Attacks on a number locations, including Bambari, have left dozens of people dead, and civilians have been executed. 3,000 people remain displaced from Bangui after violence began in the middle of the month.
DRC: A resurgence of ADF-NALU attacks in North Kivu are thought to have displaced 100,000 people, and killed at least 80. In South Kivu, there has been a significant increase in IDPs, mainly due to insecurity in Shabunda and Fizi territories. 7.3 million people across the country are estimated to be food insecure.
Central African Republic: 5,600 people have fled Bangui after a new wave of violence killed at least eight and injured 56. WASH and health are priority needs among the IDPs. A UN peacekeeper was ambushed and killed on the outskirts of the capital. In Kemo, IDPs have been slow to return as tensions have increased: ex-Seleka attacked Dekoa market on 11 October.
Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone: At 1 October, the total cumulative number of reported Ebola cases across the three countries had reached 7,470, including 3,431 deaths. However, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that only 40% of cases are being reported in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Social tensions and insecurity are growing. Many of the 3,700 children who have lost parents to Ebola are being rejected out of fear of infection.
Iraq:Up to 13% of IDPs are located in areas that are currently not considered accessible by humanitarian actors. The overall number and geographical spread of IDPs pose a major challenge for provision of assistance. Approximately 1.5 million individuals are in need of emergency food assistance. An estimated 580,000 people are in urgent need of emergency shelter assistance.
Assab, 07 February 2014 – Members of the NUEW branch in Southern Red Sea region have extended livestock to nationals displaced by volcanic eruptions in the sub-zones of Southern and Central Denkalia. The support provided is worth 4.5 million Nakfa. Accordingly, the displaced nationals comprising 615 families have become beneficiaries of 4 goats each.
Assab, 1 January 2013 – The Administration of the Southern Red Sea region indicated that it has implemented various development programs in 2012. The regional Administrator, Mr. Ali Mahmoud, disclosed that 7 villages whose inhabitants were leading nomadic lifestyle have fully resorted to community-based living, besides the putting in place of 6 potable water supply facilities.
Assab, 22 October 2012 – The Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare’s branch in the Southern region said that the active popular participation demonstrated in the process of rehabilitating volcanic eruption victims in the region attests to the noble Eritrean cultural values. It made the statement at an assessment meeting during which the material loss from the disaster is estimated to be around 61 million Nakfa, and that the role of government bodies and EDF members was commendable in the rehabilitation of the victims.
Assab, 22 November 2011- The Minister of Tourism, Ms. Askalu Merkerios visited displaced nationals due to earthquake and volcanic eruption and presently living in new places of settlement.
During her visit to Siraru, Afambo and Alalie, Ms. Askalu assured them that the Government would provide the necessary assistance so as to improve their livelihood.
Barentu, 25 August 2011 – The inhabitants of Gash-Barka region have contributed over 2 million Nakfa, 135 goats and 100 quintals of grain to victims of the volcanic eruption and earthquake in Sireru which occurred on June 12 and 14, according to reports from the regional Administration and Finance office.
Assab, 19 July 2011 – The necessary preparations are being finalized to relocate the displaced inhabitants of Siraro following the volcanic eruption to Alalie, Beilul administrative area, where they can get better access to water supply and shelter, stated the Administrator of the Southern Red Sea region, Mr. Ali Mohammed. He made the statement during a tour to the site were inhabitants are presently settled.
The Administrator indicated that the people and Government are extending the necessary support to the displaced nationals.