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09 Jun 2005 description

ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme today heralded the announcement by President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair of a major push to save millions of people on the brink of famine in the Horn of Africa and the victims of humanitarian crises elsewhere in Africa. Yesterday's announcement at the White House brings the United States' funding for humanitarian emergencies in Africa to more than US$2 billion, and the United Kingdom's support to some US$300 million.

17 Mar 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Outlook Updates:

April-June 2005 Forecasts

Gulf of Guinea Region:

The outlook for Apr-Jun 2005 Gulf of Guinea rainfall at one month lead shows a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall over most sectors in the Gulf of Guinea region from Sierra Leone eastward into western Nigeria. There is also a tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall over northeastern Nigeria.

Northern Horn of Africa:

10 Mar 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of El Niño

Synopsis: A transition from weak warm-episode (El Niño) conditions to ENSO-neutral conditions is expected to continue during the next three months.

Sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies decreased in all of the Niño regions during February 2005. However, positive sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies greater than +1°C (~1.8°F) persisted in portions of the central and western equatorial Pacific.

08 Feb 2005 description

Researched, written and published by the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI

Paul Harvey

20 Jan 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

CCA Outlook Forecasts: February -- April

Southern Africa:

13 Jan 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of El Niño:

Synopsis: Weak warm-episode (El Niño) conditions are expected to continue for the next three months.