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17 Feb 2019 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, amending Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU)
No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU and repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/20121 , and in particular Article 110 thereof,

14 Feb 2019 description

Heavy rainfall continues in southeast Africa while drought strengthens in parts of Angola and Namibia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Significantly below average rainfall since October has resulted in extended dry spells in southern Africa. Improved seasonal rainfall in February has brought relief to many areas in South Africa.

  2. Heavy rainfall is forecast over Madagascar next week with the potential for flooding.

14 Feb 2019 description

As the end of rainy season approaches, the Department of Water and Sanitation has advised people who live in areas experiencing severe thunderstorms to be careful of localised flash floods.

“Communities and businesses should remain vigilant at all times and follow hail and flood warnings. February and March are traditional wet months when South Africa experiences her last rains of the season,” the department said.

14 Feb 2019 description

Heavy January rainfall decreased moisture deficits, though cropping conditions unlikely to recover

Key Messages

13 Feb 2019 description

Highlights

In line with seasonal trends, national average maize prices have been increasing across the region. South Africa, the region’s largest maize producer/supplier, is seeing an uptick in prices partly due to lower than expected planting and the possibility of a poor 2018/19 harvest.

Markets in Zambia continue to experience higher than usual maize prices, and in December 2018, the national average maize price was 10 percent above the 5 year average (5YA).

11 Feb 2019 description

Par José Graziano da Silva - Directeur Général de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO)

La sécurité alimentaire pour tous est une pierre angulaire de l’Agenda 2030 des Nations Unies, qui reconnait qu’un développement mondial durable ne peut être atteint que si la faim et toutes les formes de malnutritions sont éliminées (Objectif de Développement Durable 0DD2).

08 Feb 2019 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

More international migrants move within Africa than beyond the continent

08 Feb 2019 description

Malawi, Mozambique, and Madagascar receive heavy rainfall as dryness strengthens in Angola and Namibia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Significantly below average and infrequent rainfall since October has caused widespread dryness in southern Africa. Improved seasonal rainfall since December has brought relief to many affected areas.

  2. Heavy rainfall is forecast over Malawi, Mozambique, and Madagascar with the potential for flooding.

07 Feb 2019 description

Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2009 and FY 2018, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural andman-made disasters.

02 Feb 2019 description

Delayed start of season and significant rainfall deficits negatively impacting cropping conditions

01 Feb 2019 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Feb 2019 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market supplies continued to increase in December with the progression of harvests. Coarse grain prices decreased seasonally month-to-month and remain below last year but near average. In contrast, rice prices remained elevated, especially in coastal countries where local currencies have recently depreciated and where inflation has increased. Markets activities remain disrupted and atypical price trends persist in insecurity-stricken Greater Lake Chad basin, Tibesti region, northern and central Mali, and Liptako-Gourma region (Page 3).

31 Jan 2019 description

Heavy rainfall continues over Mozambique and Madagascar, while dryness strengthens in Angola and Namibia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Significantly below average and infrequent rainfall since October has caused widespread dryness in southern Africa. Improved seasonal rainfall since December has brought relief to many affected areas.

  2. Heavy rainfall is forecast for Mozambique and Madagascar with potential for continued flooding.

30 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

In line with seasonal trends, national average maize prices have been increasing across the region. South Africa, the region’s largest maize producer/supplier, is seeing an uptick in prices partly due to lower than expected planting and the possibility of a poor 2018/19 harvest.

Markets in Zambia continue to experience higher than usual maize prices, and in December 2018, the national average maize price was 10 percent above the 5 year average (5YA).

29 Jan 2019 description

Situation Overview

  • The southern African continent is highly vulnerable to extreme climatological events, due to the combination of insufficient coping capacity, widespread poverty and strong seasonal rainfall patterns. The region is experiencing a meteorological drought.

  • This region has a strong precipitation seasonality, with most of the annual rainfall falling between November and March. The meteorological drought experienced in the region could impact the next lean season.

27 Jan 2019 description

Delayed and erratic rainfall marked the first half of the season

Key Messages

25 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

Well-below average rainfall has been received in most parts of the region for the October through early January period

  • Rainfall improved in parts of December through early and mid-January in some central areas, while erratic rains continued in the south

  • Extreme high temperatures affected many parts of the region in December

  • Seasonal forecasts for reduced rainfall continue to raise concerns of potentially negative impacts on crop harvests

Regional Summary

25 Jan 2019 description

Heavy rainfall received across Mozambique and Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Significantly below average and infrequent rainfall since October has caused widespread dryness in southern Africa. Improved seasonal rainfall since December has brought relief to many affected areas.

  2. Heavy rainfall was received across Mozambique and Madagascar with potential for continued flooding and above-averaga rainfall amounts next week.

24 Jan 2019 description

In this issue:

Focus on 32nd AU summit: elections could see big powers return to the PSC

The slow pace of ‘changing mindsets’ on AU reform

The AU should remain steadfast on Gabon

On the Agenda: A busy election year ahead in 2019

Human suffering underlines the urgency to do more in 2019