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01 May 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 May 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 May 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.

30 Apr 2019 description

Following sustained drought in Somalia, the European Union has provided €125 000 in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected people suffering from food shortages requiring humanitarian assistance. The drought resulted from insufficient seasonal rainfall at the end of last year and ongoing dry weather conditions and high temperatures in Somalia.

29 Apr 2019 description

KEY ISSUES

• Below-average rains across most of Somalia during the 2018 Deyr (October-December), followed by harsh weather conditions during the dry Jilaal (January– March 2019) season and the poor performance of the Gu (AprilJune 2019) rains in April, has led to worsening drought conditions in many parts of the country.

29 Apr 2019 description

The week ending 28 April 2019 saw moderate rains in parts of Juba and Shabelle basins both inside Somalia and in Ethiopia. No significant rains were reported in the Central Regions, Puntland and Somaliland in the same period.
The good rains in Ethiopian highlands led to a slight increase in river levels inside Somalia, and consequently restoring the river flow in the lower reaches of Shabelle which had gone dry since February 2019. River levels are however still below normal at this time of the year.

29 Apr 2019 description

Mogadishu, 28 April 2019 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has donated non-food items to help alleviate the suffering of residents of Sabiid town which was captured from Al-Shabaab early this month.

The consignment comprising blankets, polythene sheets, and mosquito nets, among other items, was handed over to the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) officials by the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira.

27 Apr 2019 description
  • "Analyses show that rainfall levels through mid-April will likely be amongst the driest on record (since 1981)…” (IGAD, 17/4/2019). Current conditions are worse than in the same period of 2017 and are only surpassed by the drought of 2011. Much of the Somali population affected in the 2017/18 drought has had no opportunity to recover.

  • Significant deficit in 2019 Gu rainfall is forecasted to continue in May, already resulting in water shortages, increased commodity prices, deterioration of livestock and agropastoral conditions, and displacement of people.

27 Apr 2019 description

Humanitarian food assistance needs remain high, primarily driven by conflict and drought

Key Messages

27 Apr 2019 description

Moderate to heavy rainfall in late April may alleviate dry conditions, but is forecast to subside in May

Key Messages

  • Below-average rainfall over the past month has exacerbated drought conditions in equatorial East Africa and the Horn. This has delayed or impeded crop production in many agricultural and agropastoral areas and resulted in significant vegetation and surface water deficits that have impacted livestock production

25 Apr 2019 description

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth expected to make landfall over northern coast of Mozambique

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  2. Continued below-average rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

  3. Tropical Cylcone Kenneth is expected to make landfall in northern Mozambique early next week. Heavy rainfall and flooding are possible in parts of Mozambique and Tanzania.

25 Apr 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Persistent dryness has affected most of East Africa since early 2019, leading to severe rainfall deficits that are likely to endure through the current March to May rainfall season.

  • In Somalia, conditions are worse than in the same period of 2017 and are only surpassed by the devastating drought of 2011. A poor performing previous season will compound problems affecting in particular pastoralist communities.

24 Apr 2019 description

In Numbers

5,025 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 6 m cash-based transfers made

USD 74.8 m six months (Apr-Sept 2019) net funding requirements

1.48 m people assisted in March 2019

Operational Updates

23 Apr 2019 description

Highlights

Inflation: SoSh (Somali shilling)-using areas: Compared to one month ago, Consumer Price Index (CPI) mildly increased (2-4%) in March 2019 due to mild increase in cereal prices. Compared to a year ago, CPI declined (by 9%) in southern regions due to lower cereal prices this year while the CPI remained relatively stable in central and northeast.

SISh (Somaliland shilling)-using areas: CPI declined mildly (3%) in March 2019 compared to a month ago but it is still higher by 15 percent compared to last year (March 2018).

23 Apr 2019 description

Severe dryness at the start of 2019 first rainy season and unfavourable weather forecasts raise food security concerns

Highlights

• Severe dryness prevailed in March 2019 and in the first half of April in large parts of Eastern Africa, as the Tropical Cyclone “Idai” redirected precipitations away from the subregion.

• Weather forecasts previously pointed to average to above-average March-May rains, but subsequent updates predicted dry conditions in April and a mixed performance of rains in May depending on the locality.