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04 Aug 2018 description

RÉGION OCCIDENTALE: CALME

SITUATION. Des ailés isolés étaient présents dans le centre et l’est de l’Algérie.

PRÉVISIONS. Une reproduction à petite échelle aura lieu dans le Sahel septentrional de la Mauritanie, du Mali, du Niger, du Tchad et le sud de l’Algérie, et des larves en faibles effectifs apparaîtront. On ne s’attend à aucun développement signifi catif.

RÉGION CENTRALE: CALME

SITUATION. Des ailés isolés étaient présents à l’intérieur du Soudan.

02 Aug 2018 description

WESTERN REGION:

CALM SITUATION. Isolated adults were present in central and eastern Algeria. FORECAST. Small-scale breeding will occur in the northern Sahel of Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and southern Algeria with very low numbers of hoppers appearing. No significant developments are likely.

CENTRAL REGION:

05 Jul 2018 description

Situation générale en juin 2018 - Prévisions jusqu'à mis-août 2018

REGION OCCIDENTALE: CALME SITUATION.
Une reproduction a petite echelle s'est poursuivie dans le centre de l'Algerie oia 581 ha ont ete traites. PREVISIONS. Une reproduction a petite echelle debutera dans les zones qui ont regu des pluies saisonnieres dans le Sahel septentrional de la Mauritanie, du Mali, du Niger, du Tchad et dans le sud de l'Algerie, et des larves en faibles effectifs apparaitront. On ne s'attend a aucun developpement significatif.

03 Jul 2018 description

WESTERN REGION: CALM

SITUATION. Small-scale breeding continued in central Algeria and 581 ha were treated. FORECAST. Small-scale breeding will commence in areas that receive seasonal rains in the northern Sahel of Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and southern Algeria with low numbers of hoppers appearing. No significant developments are likely.

CENTRAL REGION: CALM

15 Jun 2018 description

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near East and North Africa region. The agency said in a new report issued today that a more pro-active approach based on the principles of risk reduction is needed to build greater resilience to droughts.

13 Jun 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS (MARKET ALERT)

With hydrocarbons accounting for around 60% of export earnings, there has been a significant deterioration in Oman's external performance since the collapse in oil prices in mid-2014.

Economic growth is however expected on the back of increasing natural gas output from the first phase of the Khazzan gasfield, which started operations in late September 2017. In addition, rising oil prices this year, will push up private and government consumption.

11 Jun 2018 description

Introduction

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) supports disaster response and preparedness activities in 20 countries by working closely with Humanitarian Coordinator’s (HC)/Resident Coordinator’s (RC) offices, OCHA Country Offices and Humanitarian Advisory Teams (HATs).

06 Jun 2018 description

Situation générale en mai 2018 Prévision jusqu'à mi-juillet 2018

RÉGION OCCIDENTALE: CALME

SITUATION. Une reproduction à petite échelle a eu lieu dans le centre de l’Algérie.

PRÉVISIONS. Une reproduction à petite échelle devrait démarrer à partir de mi-juillet avec le début des pluies saisonnières dans le nord du Sahel de la Mauritanie, du Mali et du Niger. On ne s’attend à aucun développement signifi catif.

RÉGION CENTRALE: CALME

SITUATION.

05 Jun 2018 description

5 June 2018 – Within a week, 2 record-setting tropical cyclones that formed in the Gulf of Aden made landfall, wreaking widespread havoc in Somalia, Oman and Yemen. The World Health Organization is supporting direct response efforts in Somalia and Yemen, while Oman relies on its preparedness developed in partnership with WHO.

31 May 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Mekunu hits Yemen and Oman, while West Africa records mixed rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

  2. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

31 May 2018 description
report Government of Oman

Dr Abdulmunim bin Mansour al Hasani, Minister of Information, on Wednesday met editors-in-chief of local newspapers and DGs of the private radio and TV stations. During the meeting, the minister praised the print, audio, visual and electronic media for facing challenges during the coverages of Cyclone Mekunu that hit the governorates of Dhofar and Al Wusta. He appreciated the role of journalists, especially those who have been in the field, and praised the role played by the media in providing accurate information.

30 May 2018 description
report Government of Oman

The State Council Bureau held its eleventh meeting for the third annual session on Tuesday. The meeting was chaired by Dr Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Mantheri, Chairman of the State Council, in the presence of the Bureau members and the Secretary-General of the Council. The Bureau on Tuesday also discussed the proposal on ‘Challenges of handicrafts and ways to address them’ and commended national cohesion during cyclone Mekunu in Dhofar Governorate.

26 May 2018 description

On Saturday 26 May, Tropical Cyclone MEKUNU blew into the Arabian Peninsula with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain. According to media, as of 26 May, one person has been killed in Oman, 40 people are missing from the Yemeni island of Socotra and hundreds of others have been evacuated in this Island. Portions of Salalah, Oman's third-largest city, lost electricity as the cyclone made landfall.

26 May 2018 description
report Government of India

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Mekunu’ over Oman moved further northwestwards with a speed of 14 Kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 0530 hours IST of today, 26 th May, 2018 over Oman near latitude 17.2 0N and longitude 53.30 E, about 85 km west northwest of Salalah. It is very likely to move northwestwards and weaken into a severe cyclonic storm during next 06 hours and into a deep depression during subsequent 06 hours.

Warning:

As the system is away from Indian coast, no adverse weather is expected along & off west coast of India and Lakshadweep.

25 May 2018 description

by Reuters Friday, 25 May 2018 17:59 GMT

Yemen declared a state of emergency on Thursday for Socotra (Updates casualties, dateline)

By Mohammed Mokhashaf

ADEN, May 25 (Reuters) - Five people were killed and at least 40 missing on the Yemeni island of Socotra on Friday as Cyclone Mekunu pummelled the area before making its way to the Arabian Peninsula's southern coast.

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