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08 Dec 2017 description

Summary

The Emergency Appeal (EA) MDRSD023 for 3,258,282 Swiss francs was launched to support 12,900 households or 64,500 people affected by flood in shelter and settlement, health and care, WATSAN and national society capacity building. The EA was revised downward to 1,840,403 Swiss francs with fourmonth extension.

Most of the planned activities attributing to outcomes were accomplished (the infographics provide a snapshot of key accomplishments).

24 Nov 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 23, 2017 (WAU) – The governor of South Sudan’s Tonj state, Akech Tong Aleu said the ongoing disarmament process in Greater Bahr el Ghazal region faces logistical challenges, including mobility, food and other motivational needs.

Tong, who chairs the Greater Bahr el Ghazal state of emergency committee formed by President Salva Kiir two months ago, made these remarks while reporting on the security situation in the region.

29 Oct 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • After some early dry spells, cumulative aboveaverage rains from August to October triggered floods, but lifted crop production prospects

  • About 100 000 people estimated to be affected by floods in White Nile, South Darfur, North Kordofan,
    Al Gezira, Sennar, West Darfur and Kassala states

  • Prices of cereals increased in recent months, with seasonal factors compounded by flood-induced market disruptions

28 Oct 2017 description

Moisture deficits continue to grow in eastern Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Moisture deficits have grown in eastern Ethiopia, southern and central Somalia, and northeastern Kenya due to poor rainfall since late September. Over central and southern Somalia, a dry weather pattern is forecast, which could worsen conditions on the ground.
27 Oct 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

The White Nile River has flooded 10,000 acres of farmland at Um Jar Island in Sudan’s White Nile state. The flooding, a result of a damaged dam, has caused a power outage for 24 villages on the island for the last two days.

Journalist El Tahir Ishag told Radio Dabanga that the dam separating the island and the main stream White Nile was damaged which caused flooding of 60% of the agricultural land on the island. He pointed out that flooding is threatening a number of villages of Um Jar Island.

21 Oct 2017 description

Deyr rains perform poorly in early October in southern and central Somalia

KEY MESSAGES

  • The Deyr (October to December) season is delayed over southern and central Somalia, with rainfall totals less than 80 percent of average across many areas. In southeastern Ethiopia, rainfall has been average to slightly above average, but concentrated within 1-2 days of rainfall.

20 Oct 2017 description

Moisture deficits in the Greater Horn of Africa could indicate delayed onset of seasonal rains

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall during August and early September has delayed crop development over parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana. Below-average rain is forecast next week, which further reduces the chance for recovery.

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Flooding causes at least 24 deaths, affects approximately 100,000 people across Sudan

• 2017 HRP receives only 38 percent of requested funding

• An estimated 105,000 people need humanitarian assistance in a newlyaccessible area of Jebel Marra

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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

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