Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Maps & Infographics
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Erratic and below-average rainfall performance during the March to May season
March to May rains have been erratic and well below-average in East Africa, particularly in parts of Kenya, Tanzania, eastern Ethiopia and central and northern Somalia.
Conversely, the main rainy season began early in much of South Sudan with above-average rainfall in April and May. Torrential rains in the Tanzanian Coastal Strip caused some flooding and resulted in property damage in the area.
Rainfall has been erratic over the eastern Horn of Africa
Erratically timed rains fell across the eastern Horn in early April. In the western sector of the region, cumulative rainfall remained below average in most areas.
Very heavy, torrential rains over Tanzania’s coastal strip, especially over Dar es Salaam from April 12 to 14 and over Morogoro Region led to floods. Short-term forecasts suggest the possibility of further flooding.
Famine, food shortages, malnutrition, massive loss of livestock and skyrocketing food prices continue to affect more than 11 million people in East African countries as drought and hunger spread across the region.
People living in the drought-affected areas of north Kenya, Ethiopia and south Somalia will continue to face difficulties in the months to come despite improvements in the humanitarian conditions as a result of the recent long rains.
Food and water shortages are expected until the next harvesting season in February 2007.
Southern Africa CCA Guidance for November -- January at Four Month Lead
The outlook for southern Africa rainfall at four months lead indicates a tilt of the odds for below normal rainfall over northern Mozambique, southern Malawi and southwestern Tanzania. There is a tilt of the odds toward above normal rainfall over much of southern Africa and limited regions of Angola and Zaire. Climatology is expected elsewhere.