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30 Apr 2016 description
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Dry conditions developing in the Gulf of Guinea region and northern Hispaniola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall since O ctober 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.

28 Apr 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme


Of the total 10.2 million people in need of food assistance as identified by the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), the Government of Ethiopia (GoE)
National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), together with WFP, is assisting 7.6 million people.
The remaining beneficiary caseload is covered by the Joint Emergency Operations Program (JEOP) NGO consortium.


26 Apr 2016 description

As delivered

Distinguished guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are given a tremendous opportunity to help the millions of people, families, and communities affected by one of the strongest El Niño episodes in history. Together, we must now act to prevent enormous suffering by supporting the national and international response to the immediate needs and indeed for longer-term resilience.

24 Apr 2016 description

Dire Dawa: The recent flash floods are worsening the situation for many drought-affected communities in Ethiopia. “The rain has led to livestock deaths that in their weakened state are more susceptible to illnesses. For many this was the last hope they had,” said Mohamed Hassan, Head of Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) operations in the Jigjiga region in Ethiopia.

19 Apr 2016 description
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Technical Annex - Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: 77 000 000 EUR

15 Apr 2016 description

Increased rainfall forecast for dry areas in Guatemala and the Greater Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

12 Apr 2016 description

Key Issues

  • The number of priority 1 woredas increased from 186 (December 2015) to 219 (March 2016), indicative of a deteriorated humanitarian situation.

  • The National Disaster Risk Management Commission reactivated the National Flood Taskforce on 7 April, following flooding in three regions.

  • As of the end of March, 101,333 individuals or 1/3 of the people displaced between August 2015 and March 2016 by the El Niño-caused climate change, returned to their places of origin.

11 Apr 2016 description

By Degsew Amanu

Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) has distributed food and non-food items (NFI) for 200 households who are affected by the recent El Niño induced flood in Jigjiga town of Somali region.

According to Ato Hagos Gemechu, Deputy Secretary General for Programs, the Society has extended NFI as well as biscuits and juice worth of more than 200,000 ETB in collaboration with the local administration.

08 Apr 2016 description

Early season dryness developing in parts of Guatemala

The Global Weather Hazards report anticipates severe weather or climate events in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Central Asia. This product provides maps with current weather and climate information; short and medium range weather forecasts (up to one week); and the potential impact on crop and pasture conditions. It does not reflect long range forecasts or food security conditions.

06 Apr 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

Months of a severe drought broken by heavy rain as torrential downpours develop along the East African Rift Valley.

06 Apr 2016 12:14 GMT | Weather, Africa

Seasonal rains have come early to parts of Ethiopia, causing deadly floods in places. The state broadcaster, the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation told the Associated Press news agency that 28 people have been killed in two remote regions of the country.

Read the story on Al Jazeera