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12 Oct 2017 description

Despite average rainfall over East Africa, risk of flooding remains high in Sudan and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. and below-normal rainfall in August and early September has produced moderate to large moisture deficits in parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Below-average rain over the past three months has resulted in poor ground conditions in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

05 Oct 2017 description

Below-average rain recorded in West Africa, while above-average rain persists over Eastern Africa

  1. Inconsistent and below-normal rainfall since mid-August has increased moisture deficits and led to abnormal dryness for parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Recent heavy rains have caused the Niger and Benue Rivers in Nigeria to flood. Reports indicate that 100,000 people were displaced by flooding and many crops have been destroyed. Continued rain will keep rivers high.

02 Oct 2017 description

Main rainy season performs well, but dryness and flooding likely to lead to crop losses in some areas

Key Messages

29 Sep 2017 description

Rainfall decreases in West Africa, while heavy rains continue in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Inconsistent and below-normal rainfall since mid-August has increased moisture deficits and led to abnormal dryness for parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Recent heavy rains have caused the Niger and Benue Rivers in Nigeria to flood. Reports indicate that 100,000 people were displaced by flooding and many crops have been destroyed. Continued rain will keep rivers high.

28 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 105,000 people in Deribat (East Jebel Marra) are in need of humanitarian assistance.

• AWD cases have nearly reached 34,000—including 774 related deaths—across 18 states in the country since August 2016.

• The 2017 HRP is only 38% funded, affecting humanitarian operations and the lives of people in need.

• Over 461,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan since midDecember 2013.

105,000 people in the Deribat area, East Jebel Marra locality, need assistance

28 Sep 2017 description

Key Messages
- Rainfall was above average during September over much of Sudan, northeastern South Sudan, and the western and central highlands of Ethiopia, which has generally been the case since the start of the season in June. In Sudan, localized areas are expected to face below average production due to mid-season dryness and severe flooding, while Fall Armyworm remains a concern in some areas of Ethiopia.

28 Sep 2017 description

Heavy rain and flooding since early June have affected over 99,000 people and destroyed over 19,000 houses in many parts of Sudan, according to the Government of Sudan and partners. The most affected states are White Nile, South Darfur, North Kordofan, Al Gezira, Sennar, West Darfur and Kassala.

23 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Flash floods caused the death of two people in El Gedaref in eastern Sudan on Wednesday and blocked off the road leading to and from 27 villages.

The Bandigyo-Simsim road has become inaccessible. A resident in Bandigyo told Radio Dabanga that a pregnant woman died on the road, in Sidra area, as she attempted to travel to El Gedaref on a tractor.

A herder died in a flash flood the same day. “The water washed away the part of the Bandigyo-Simsim road at Khor Sidra a few days ago.

22 Sep 2017 description

River flooding and above-average rainfall continue in Nigeria and Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
    The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

19 Sep 2017 description

Bangladesh

Affected areas: Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sylhet divisions

Cause of displacement Disaster:

Figures More than 427,000 new disaster displacements between 12 August and 4 September

Context

19 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Three children died in separate incidents with extreme weather in Darfur. A fire broke out in a basic school in a camp in South Darfur.

Two children died when a thunderstorm hit El Mustagabal district in northern Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, on Saturday. One of the neighbours told Radio Dabanga that the storm caused a room to collapse on children Mecca and Zahra Adam Hamad, both pupils at El Mustagabal district basic school.

15 Sep 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazard

Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

  1. Recent heavy rains have caused the Benue River in Nigeria to overflow its banks. Reports indicate that 100,000 people may have been displaced by flooding. Continued rainfall will keep rivers high.

14 Sep 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Harvests in October will maintain or improve food security through to January 2018 - FEWS NET.

  • About 460,000 South Sudanese refugees—fleeing hunger and violence in South Sudan—have arrived in Sudan since December 2013.

  • The third consecutive week of above-average rainfall in Sudan has resulted in flash floods, damage to infrastructure, and displacement - FEWS NET.

13 Sep 2017 description
  • 2,005,631 Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 August (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

  • 574,871 South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 August

  • 275,187 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 July

Regional Highlights

12 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

A commissioner in El Gezira announced that more than 200 houses were completely destroyed because of the water flowing from fractures in the canal. Houses in river areas in neighbouring states were also swept away by flash floods.

The commissioner of El Hasahisa told Sudanese media that 433 houses partially collapsed besides the complete destruction of 204 houses. Fractures in the canal caused problems to the water drainage in the area, which lies between the Blue and the White Nile in the east-central region of Sudan.

08 Sep 2017 description

Despite recent decreases in rainfall, torrential rains have caused flooding across sub-Saharan Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
    The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

08 Sep 2017 description

Increased influx of new arrivals to South Darfur continues in August.

Acute watery diarrhea outbreaks in White Nile and East Darfur refugee camps have been contained.

Biometric registration in El Meiram, West Kordofan completed, with registration now underway in Kharasana.

  • 5,846 Total new arrivals in August 2017

  • 182,100 Total new arrivals in 2017 so far

  • 459,811 South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Sudan since December 2013.

08 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Attempts to shore-up Al Aawar dam that sustained cracks and a partial failure after floods in Sudan’s White Nile state on Monday have failed. Al Aawar has now almost completely collapsed, threatening the homes of some 15,000 people in its wake.

06 Sep 2017 description

Heavy rainfall causes flooding over eastern Sudan, western Ethiopia, and eastern Uganda

KEY MESSAGES

  • Rainfall has remained persistently above average over the past month in the western Ethiopian highlands and the eastern lowlands of Sudan which has caused extensive soil saturation, localized flash floods, crop water-logging, and property damage.