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16 Jan 2019 description

Situation générale en décembre 2018

Prévision jusqu'à mi-février 2019

Une résurgence du Criquet pèlerin se développe au Soudan et en Érythrée

09 Jan 2019 description

General situation during November 2018

Forecast until mid-January 2019

Desert Locust outbreak develops in Sudan and Eritrea

Favourable ecological conditions and extensive breeding caused a Desert Locust outbreak to develop in the winter breeding areas along the Red Sea coast in Sudan and Eritrea during December.

12 Dec 2018 description

Spotlight on Progress

While much remains to be done in the Arab States region to better address all forms of modern slavery, some positive steps are being taken. Most notably, after several years of persistent lobbying from international rights groups and worker’s unions, the Government of Qatar has pledged a series of labour reforms to improve the treatment of migrant workers there.

10 Dec 2018 description

Déplacement de criquets vers les zones de reproduction hivernale

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin reste calme dans tous les pays.

05 Dec 2018 description

by Jack Durrell

Executive Summary

Climate change threatens the viability of agriculture, ecosystems, and rural livelihoods in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In a region where agriculture is a critical source of employment and income, environmental degradation, and declining and more variable productivity, could potentially cause significant displacements, posing challenges in a region already beset by instability.

05 Dec 2018 description

5 December 2018, Cairo, Egypt – Seven countries from the Eastern Mediterranean Region are participating in a simulation exercise for a global pandemic which started on 4 December. The exercise is coordinated by the World Health Organization’s Global Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and the EOC Network, a global network of health emergency operations centres.

03 Dec 2018 description
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General situation during November 2018 Forecast until mid-January 2019

The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during November

30 Nov 2018 description

Geneva, Muscat – “The Sultanate of Oman is honoured to declare that we have completed the destruction of anti-personnel mines according to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention well ahead of our 2019 deadline,” said Colonel Yahya Adbulla Sulaiman Al Amri who presented the statement before the Seventeenth Meeting of States Parties taking place at the United Nations in Geneva until 30 November.

06 Nov 2018 description

Last week in the Middle East region, overall trends in armed violence and demonstrations continued at a similar or reduced rate. In Gaza, diplomatic efforts to curb violence appear to be working, while in Iran and Bahrain demonstrations continued due to a lack of change. In Iraq, armed attacks on civilians rose as Shiite pilgrims made their way across the country, and in Turkey, military forces assaulted Kurdish rebel positions in the southeast. In Syria and Yemen, several new or renewed offensives began in different areas.

02 Nov 2018 description

General situation during October 2018 Forecast until mid-Dececember 2018

The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during October

Although seasonal rains ended in the northern Sahel between Mauritania and Sudan and vegetation was drying out, a second generation of breeding took place in Chad and small-scale breeding occurred in norther Niger and southern Algeria.

01 Nov 2018 description

Rainfall continues in southern Africa, while seasonal dryness strengthens in Kenya and Somalia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall forecast next week may trigger flooding across eastern Tanzania, and coastal regions of southeastern Kenya.

Central America and the Caribbean Weather Hazards

  1. Poor rainfall since May has resulted in seasonal dryness across Hispaniola. Although continued rainfall has helped, dry conditions remain in Haiti.

17 Oct 2018 description
  • The passage of Tropical cyclone LUBAN from 8 to 14 October has caused flooding in the coastal district of Al Maharah Governorate in Yemen and in several areas of the border with Oman.
  • According to media reports, as of 17 October, three people died, 33 are injured and 2 000 families were affected in Al-Maharah (Yemen).
  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rain over south-west Yemen and the coastal governorates may continue to affect the country, including the areas already flooded.
14 Oct 2018 description

Cyclone Luban approaches southern Arabian Peninsula

14 Oct 2018 description

Le cyclone Luban s’approche du sud de la péninsule Arabique

12 Oct 2018 description
report Government of India

India Meteorological Department
Earth System Science Organisation (Ministry of Earth Sciences)

BULLETIN NO.: 36 (BOB 08/2018) and BULLETIN NO. : 46 (ARB 04/2018)
TIME OF ISSUE: 2130 HOURS IST DATED: 12.10.20180

12 Oct 2018 description
report Government of India

India Meteorological Department
Earth System Science Organisation
(Ministry of Earth Sciences)

BULLETIN NO.: 35 (BOB 08/2018) and BULLETIN NO. : 45 (ARB 04/2018)
TIME OF ISSUE: 1730 HOURS IST DATED: 12.10.20180

11 Oct 2018 description

Tropical cyclone Luban is expected to bring heavy rains to Yemen and Oman

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall in previous weeks has resulted in overflowing of the Niger and Benue Rivers of Nigeria. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to continue, maintaining high risks for flooding.