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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.

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

10 Feb 2001 description

Elevation and derived datasets such as slope, aspect and drainage basins are important inputs into  environmental and population models. These variables affect the distribution of human, plant and  animal populations in the region.

09 Feb 2001 description

Monthly vegetation index images are used to characterize existing land cover. Other environmental information,
such as climate and elevation, is incorporated in the land cover analysis.