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19 Sep 2018 description

Conflict continues to drives high needs, but some food security improvements expected

Key Messages

18 Aug 2018 description

Key Messages

  • Since mid-July, persistent and well above-average seasonal rains in Sudan caused significant levels of flooding. According to reports, over 45,000 people have been affected in West Kordofan, Kassala, El Gezira, Sennar, and Northern states. Meanwhile, large areas of western Ethiopia, southeastern South Sudan, and northern Uganda have experienced significant rainfall deficits for the past month, resulting in soil and crop moisture stress.

28 Jul 2018 description

Enhanced seasonal rains and likely flooding are forecast for northern parts of the region

KEY MESSAGES

  • June to September seasonal rains are fully established in the northern sector of the region, as above-average rainfall amounts have been received across parts of Sudan, western Ethiopia, and northern South Sudan, helping ease localized early season deficits. These enhanced rains have largely benefited early season agricultural activities in these countries.

07 Jul 2018 description

Above-average rainfall received in the north, with increasing risk of early season floods

KEY MESSAGES

11 Nov 2017 description

Deyr rains performed poorly in October in southern Somalia, with increases in early November

KEY MESSAGES

  • The onset of the Deyr (October to December) season was significantly delayed over parts of southern and central Somalia by 20-30 days. Rainfall totals in October were less than 50 percent of average, following by increases in rainfall during the first 10 days of November. Seasonal performance has been better in neighboring areas Ethiopia, where rainfall has been average to above average.

21 Oct 2017 description

Deyr rains perform poorly in early October in southern and central Somalia

KEY MESSAGES

  • The Deyr (October to December) season is delayed over southern and central Somalia, with rainfall totals less than 80 percent of average across many areas. In southeastern Ethiopia, rainfall has been average to slightly above average, but concentrated within 1-2 days of rainfall.

28 Sep 2017 description

Key Messages
- Rainfall was above average during September over much of Sudan, northeastern South Sudan, and the western and central highlands of Ethiopia, which has generally been the case since the start of the season in June. In Sudan, localized areas are expected to face below average production due to mid-season dryness and severe flooding, while Fall Armyworm remains a concern in some areas of Ethiopia.

06 Jun 2017 description

March to May rains performed poorly over many areas of the Horn of Africa

KEY MESSAGES

21 Jan 2016 description

Increased rainfall in December improves production prospects in the Eastern Horn

Key Messages

Rainfall performance has been above average in most areas that are depend on the October to December “short rains” season, mostly over the Eastern Horn of Africa. This rainfall, which is attributable to the very strong and ongoing El Niño event, created favorable conditions for crop production.

27 Oct 2015 description

Flooding likely between October and December in eastern Horn of Africa

Summary

12 May 2013 description

Widespread and well above-average amounts of March to May rains fell in East Africa

KEY MESSAGES

09 Apr 2013 description

Heavy rains characterized the onset of March to May rains in Eastern Africa

KEY MESSAGES

• The onset of March to May rains have been timely across the cropping, agropastoral, and pastoral areas of Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda,
Burundi, Uganda, and Tanzania in the areas that receive these rains. The rains started between mid-March and the first week of April. They have been heavier-than-normal in most areas(Figure 1).

24 Jan 2013 description

Late December and early January rains reduced some seasonal rainfall deficits in the eastern Horn

KEY MESSAGES

  • The October to December rains, which are important in the eastern Horn of Africa, continued into mid-January, reducing some of the deficits that had lasted through the first half of December.
    Nevertheless, cumulative, seasonal rainfall deficits remain in several areas of the eastern Horn.

20 Jul 2012 description

Highlights

  • Horn of Africa remains precarious
  • Crisis persists in Great Lakes
  • Deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan
  • Urban food security of concern in Kenya
  • Gains in fighting malnutrition in Kenya remain fragile
  • WHO concerned by cholera in Kismayo, Somalia
  • Food security interventions ramped up in Ethiopia
  • Ethiopia works to increase refugee hosting capacity
07 Jun 2012 description

Key rains begin in the northern and western sectors of the region

05 Jun 2012 description

Key Messages from the FSNWG meeting held May 17, 2012 (FSNWG, 17/05/12)

  • The current rains intensified late in the season and have largely been beneficial to most parts of the region.

  • However, significant rainfall deficits remain over the eastern horn of the region which is likely to affect crop production in eastern Kenya, southern Somalia and southern Ethiopia.

19 Mar 2012 description

Highlights

Horn of Africa Drought

Much of the Horn of Africa continuous to face the largest humanitarian crisis in the world today, in terms of scale and and severity, with more than 13 million people being severely affected and still in urgent need of humanitarian aid: in Somalia (4 million), Kenya (4.3 million), Ethiopia (4.8 million) and Djibouti (about 200 000)(OCHA, 11/12/11).