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27 Oct 2011 description

Regional food security situation and outlook

Fighting disrupts major cropping season in Sudan

Food availability in the two states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan is forecasted to be significantly reduced with disruptions to the major cropping season, following renewed fighting between government troops and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).

27 Oct 2010 description

On the watch...

La Niña: Drought spells & floods predicted

The IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre ( ICPAC) and other global weather forecast centers confirmed convergence of evidences of the presence of La Niña event bringing drier-than-normal conditions during the October-December rainy season of 2010 in the eastern sector of East Africa, and wetter that normal conditions in the western and northern sectors .