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17 Oct 2012 description

1) With seasonal rains ending and as vegetation dries out, locust swarms have formed in Chad and are expected to form shortly in Niger and Mali. Swarms are then expected to migrate towards the north as well as potentially into cropping areas in western/central Mali.

09 Nov 2010 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MAY 2011

13 Jul 2010 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2010

This section summarizes FEWS NET's most forward-looking analysis of projected external emergency food assistance needs, six months from now, in countries where FEWS NET has a staff presence. Those needs are compared to typical needs at this time of year during the last five years and categorized as Above-average, Average, and Below-average/No need.

11 Jul 2010 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR NOVEMBER 2010

This section summarizes FEWS NET's most forward-looking analysis of projected external emergency food assistance needs, six months from now, in countries where FEWS NET has a staff presence. Those needs are compared to typical needs at this time of year during the last five years and categorized as Above-average, Average, and Below-average/No need.

12 Apr 2010 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR SEPTEMBER 2010

This section summarizes FEWS NET's most forward-looking analysis of projected external emergency food assistance needs, six months from now, in countries where FEWS NET has a staff presence. Those needs are compared to typical needs at this time of year during the last five years and categorized as Above-average, Average, and Below-average/No need. For more detail on these projections, please visit www.fews.net.

31 Dec 2008 description

EAST AFRICA: October- December rains began on time but ended early in south- central Somalia, northeastern and southeastern Kenya, and in parts of southeastern Ethiopia, negatively affecting crop prospects and pasture in these areas. In south- central Soma lia, increased civil insecurity and rampant sea piracy also continue to exacerbate existing food insecurity through displacement, dis ruption of both commercial and humanitarian food imports, and restrictions on food access among already impoverished popula tions.

25 Nov 2008 description

CHAD: Civil insecurity has increased in the east following the end of the rainy season, impeding humanitarian assistance. Localized flooding, dryness, and pest attacks may increase food insecurity in other areas. Cereal prices remain high due to flooding in produc tion areas, the retention of food stocks, poor road access, and high trader demand, preventing improvements in livestock/cereal terms of trade.

24 Jan 2007 description


FEWS NET Alert Status



Highest Priority—Urgent Action Required

Emergency

06 Dec 2006 description


FEWS NET Alert Status



Highest Priority—Urgent Action Required

Emergency

Chad: Conflicts have put the entire population of eastern Chad at risk of food insecurity, despite the record harvest this year. Agricultural, commercial and vital humanitarian operations have been severely curtailed. See back page for more details.

08 Nov 2006 description

FEWS NET Alert Status

Highest Priority-Urgent Action Required

Emergency

Ethiopia: Heavy rains in October caused severe flooding in Somali Region, further exacerbating the humanitarian crisis there and expanding the areas affected by floods this year. Still, these rains in the medium term are likely to benefit drought affected pastoral populations, allowing the slow process of their recovery to begin.

19 Apr 2006 description

FEWS NET Alert Status

Highest Priority-Urgent Action Required

Chad: Civil insecurity in eastern Chad is putting the large Darfurian refugee population at increased risk. In southern Chad, the food and non-food needs of a growing number of refugees from Central African Republic are not being met.

Djibouti: Therapeutic feeding and health centers have been overwhelmed by the growing number of sick and malnourished people.

29 Mar 2006 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of CPC Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead: July-September 2006 Forecasts

Sahel

There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above normal precipitation locally over the southern areas of Mali and Niger. Low to moderate tilts in the odds favoring below normal rainfall are confined to the of central and northern Mali and Chad.

Gulf of Guinea Region

21 Jul 2005 description


Weekly Introduction

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead:

Aug-Oct 2005 Forecasts

Gulf of Guinea Region:

Climatology is expected across the domain, except locally over northwestern Cote d’Ivoire.

Northern Horn of Africa:

02 Jun 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) Position:

26 May 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four Month Lead: Sept - Nov 2005 Forecasts:

Northern Horn of Africa:

Climatology is expected, except locally over portions of northwestern Ethiopia, where there is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall.



East Africa: