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27 May 2015 description
  • Beneficial rainfall in the driest regions of Ethiopia and Djibouti; little rainfall for eastern areas of the Horn of Africa.

  • Moisture surpluses emerge in far western portions of the Western Africa region, while deficits remain to the east.

20 May 2015 description
  • Most of the greater Horn of Africa observed a decrease in rainfall over the previous week.
  • Early season rainfall remains below normal for portions of West Africa.

1) Since late December, an unseasonable distribution of monsoonal rainfall has resulted in anomalous dryness and poor ground conditions unfavorable for crops across several local areas in southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa.

13 May 2015 description
  • The first substantial rains in many weeks across rift valley regions of Ethiopia this past week may benefit grazing activities and water resources.

  • Rainfall becomes more seasonably well distributed across portions of West Africa.

1) Since late December, an unseasonable distribution of monsoonal rainfall has resulted in anomalous dryness and poor ground conditions unfavorable for crops across several local areas in southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa.

15 Apr 2015 description

Increased amounts of rainfall leads to favorable moisture conditions over parts of eastern Ethiopia, southern Somalia.

Late season dryness observed over parts of Malawi and Mozambique.

23 Apr 2014 description
  • Decreased amounts of precipitation were observed across parts of Ethiopia during the middle of April
19 Mar 2014 description
  • A favorable distribution of rainfall was observed over Southern Africa during the past week.

  • Widespread and above-average rains fell across the Greater Horn of Africa during the past week.

17 Apr 2013 description

1) Since the beginning of the year, poorly distributed and significantly below average seasonal rainfall has led to deteriorating ground conditions, stressed vegetation and negatively impacted cropping activities and livestock throughout many parts of southwestern Africa. Many local areas in Angola and Namibia have experienced less than half of their normal rainfall accumulation since January.

22 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

La situation en RDC est toujours instable avec une aide humanitaire qui ne parvient pas à atteindre plusieurs personnes. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. Elle se propage dans les pays d'Afrique australe.

15 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

La situation en RDC est toujours instable avec une aide humanitaire qui ne parvient pas à atteindre plusieurs personnes. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. Elle se propage dans les pays d'Afrique australe.

15 Dec 2008 description

General Context

The situation in DRC is still unstable with humanitarian aid not reaching many people. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is still out of control. The outbreak is spreading in the Southern African countries. WHO and partners continue to support efforts aimed at information sharing from affected border districts, strengthening surveillance, as well as for resource mobilization.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- Angola: The cholera outbreak is of high concern as the possibility of spreading to all the Country is becoming real.

01 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

Les combats dans l'est de la RDC et la situation humanitaire au Zimbabwe focalisent toujours l'attention de la communauté internationale et humanitaire.

01 Dec 2008 description

General Context

Fighting in eastern DRC and the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe continue to focus the attention of the international and humanitarian community. Other Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries are still on-going. Diseases outbreaks continue to strike several countries.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: High concern over security situation in many areas continues especially in the Northwest in view of the approaching date for the beginning of the Global and Inclusive Peace Dialogue of 5th of December 2008.

24 Nov 2008 description

Contexte général

L'attention de la communauté internationale et humanitaire est encore focalisée sur la situation humanitaire dans l'est de la RDC où environ 1,6 millions de personnes sont déplacées.

24 Nov 2008 description

General Context

The attention of international and humanitarian community is still focused on the humanitarian situation in the eastern DRC where about 1.6 million people are displaced. The upsurge of cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is also of high concern in an environment disrupted by a chronic humanitarian crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: High concern over security situation in many areas.

22 Aug 2008 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-third session
Item 42 of the provisional agenda*
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions

(covering the period 1 January 2007-15 June 2008)

18 Nov 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

17 Feb 2006 description

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Occupied Palestinian Territories (2)

Pakistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Djibouti (4) Eritrea (5) Ethiopia (6)

Kenya (7) Rwanda (8) Somalia (9) Sudan (10) Tanzania (11) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote d'Ivoire (3) Liberia (4) Niger (5) Sierra Leone

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Angola (2) Lesotho (3) Malawi (4) Mozambique (5) Swaziland (6)

Zambia (7) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Indonesia (2) Myanmar

(G) Latin America and Caribbean: (1) Bolivia (2) Colombia …