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11 Sep 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • During the month of August, Sudan continued to receive significantly above-average rainfall, which caused additional widespread flooding, fatalities, livestock and crop losses, and infrastructure damage. As moderate to localized heavy rainfall is forecast over the next two weeks, particularly in southern areas, a heightened flood-risk is expected through mid-September.

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.

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The water point map viewer, which monitors 234 water points from Mali to Somalia, will help a range of government and non-government actors understand the current availability of water for livestock and human consumption. This will inform food security analysis, humanitarian assistance planning, and a range of other activities

09 Mar 2012 description

Interpreting March-May seasonal forecasts for the Eastern Horn of Africa

Key Messages

  • Though forecasts are relatively weak, FEWS NET’s forecast analysis suggests that, in the most‐likely scenario, March‐May rainfall in the eastern Horn of Africa will be ten percent belowaverage and poorly distributed. A mediocre season would not be expected to have substantial negative impacts on crop and livestock production.

03 Feb 2012 description

Interpreting early March-May seasonal forecasts for the Eastern Horn of Africa

Background

  • The March to May season is the major rainfall period for pastoral and agricultural areas of northern Kenya, southern Ethiopia, and most of Somalia, accounting for 50‐60 percent of annual rainfall in many parts of the sub‐region (Figure 1). These rains are also critical for the secondary Belg season in Ethiopia.

28 Jan 2011 description

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192

Chris Funk
Phone: 805-755-6534

A. Park Williams
Phone: 805-755-6533

Jessica Robertson

31 Mar 2003 description

Maps produced by USGS, FEWSNET, and EROS Data Center

10 May 2002 description

Heavy Rains:
Southern Somalia
Northeast Kenya
Southeast Sudan
Lake Victoria Basin in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
Rufiji Basin in Tanzania