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31 Dec 2013 description

 Heavy rains are expected in eastern Southern Africa, increasing risks for localized flooding during the next outlook period.

1) Both delayed start and poor distribution of rainfall since the beginning of the October-December rainy season have led to moisture deficits and below-average ground conditions across northern Kenya and parts of southern Somalia. With the season already coming to an end, the potential for recovery is unlikely.

31 Dec 2013 description

UNHCR is extremely concerned about the tens of thousands of people caught up in or uprooted by the fighting in South Sudan. Since deadly clashes between competing factions within the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM and SPLA) broke out in Juba on December 15, more than 180,000 South Sudanese have fled their homes and some 10,000 have crossed into neighbouring countries. Continued fighting and insecurity make access to these people challenging, and in some cases impossible.

31 Dec 2013 description

Executive Summary

In 2009, an estimated 400 000 children were newly infected with HIV, with 90% of infections occurring in children in sub-Saharan Africa through mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). Without any intervention, the risk of MTCT ranges from 20% to 45%; without any treatment, half of the babies will die before their second birthday. About 42 000 to 60 000 of pregnant women die from HIV. In contrast, in high-income countries, the number of new infections among children as well as the number of maternal and child deaths due to HIV are virtually zero.

31 Dec 2013 description

L’importance d’une approche globale

VOICE (pour «Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies» – organisations volontaires pour une coopération dans les situations d’urgence) est un réseau européen de 82 organisations non gouvernementales (ONG).

31 Dec 2013 description

Editorial

Sometimes it‘s difficult to imagine that another natural disaster could ever happen again, leaving massive destruction in its wake like the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami or the earthquake in Haiti. But then with incredible force, typhoon Haiyan struck, creating a catastrophe of almost incomprehensible proportions.

31 Dec 2013 description
report Government of Kenya
  • In December 2013, few parts of Turkana County received fair rains in the second week of the month. Most areas recorded below 37.10 mm of normal rains; for example the Lodwar Meteorological station recorded 1.2 mm. The rainfall decreased from 22.6 mm recorded in the month of November 2013. Agro pastoral received the highest of 9.13 mm while the pastoral received the lowest of 5.12 mm.
31 Dec 2013 description
report Government of Kenya

SITUATION OVERVIEW
- Baringo County received below normal rains in December - 101 mm rainfall average was received during the month from 5 recording stations average of 7 days. This was around normal at this time of the year. The spatial & temporal distribution was poor.
- Rainfall was heavily received in Komolion. The rains were experienced sporadically during the month in different pockets of the county, mainly areas around Komolion, Salabani and Marigat.
- Quality of the available pasture is deteriorating in all the livelihood zones.