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13 Feb 2020 description

The locust outbreak continues to escalate in East Africa as dry conditions persist in parts of southern Africa

  1. Ideal conditions for feeding and breeding continue to foster the spread of desert locust in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. Locust swarms are moving into Tanzania and Uganda.

  2. Continued heavy rains over Tanzania have caused significant flooding. Heavy rain is forecast next week and over neighboring regions of Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique.

13 Feb 2020 description
report ACT Alliance

During the night of Sunday 26 January 2020, the district of Kilwa in Lindi region, Tanzania was hit by floods caused by heavy rainfalls which continued for three days from 23rd to 25th January 2020. These floods affected 13 villages of Kilwa district namely Njinjo , Kipindimbi, Kisimamkika, Mitole, Kikole, Ruhatwe, Mavuji, Mchakama, Nakiu, Nakangaga, Nanjirinji B, Kiranjeranje and Likawage. Njinjo village is the most badly affected as compared to other villages. More than 4,500 people and livestock have been displaced with 3,000 currently living in school buildings.

07 Feb 2020 description
  • Heavy rain and floods continue to affect most parts of Tanzania, particularly the Lindi, Mwanza, Morogoro and Manyara regions, leading to at least 40 fatalities.
  • According to media reports, 21 people were killed by floods in Lindi (south-east Tanzania) and 9 in Mwanza (north-west Tanzania) and 3 in Manyara (north-eastern Tanzania).
07 Feb 2020 description

The risk for continued flooding remains high following weeks of heavy rain in parts of Kenya and Tanzania

  1. Heavy rain last week caused flooding in several counties across Kenya.

  2. Desert locust swarms and hopper bands continue to threaten Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, and Uganda. These areas remain under high risk for the coming months.

  3. Persisting heavy rainfall over Tanzania has caused flooding in central and southeastern regions. Heavy rain is expected to continue into next week.

05 Feb 2020 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting southern Tanzania, particularly Lindi, Iringa, Ruvuma, and Mtwara regions over the last week, causing rivers to overflow and triggering floods.

  • Media report 21 fatalities across Kilwa, Liwale, and Ruangwa Districts (Lindi Region). In addition, more than 15,000 people have been displaced and around 1,750 houses destroyed.

  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast.

03 Feb 2020 description

Highlights

  • October to December 2019 rainfall was the lowest in central parts of the region since 1981

  • Extended dryness in December and January resulted in permanent wilting of crops in southern Mozambique and Zimbabwe

  • South Africa’s main maize growing areas received good rains during December and January

03 Feb 2020 description
  • Floods have been affecting Lindi, Iringa, Ruvuma, Mtwara regions in southern Tanzania since 27 January, leading to an increasing number of fatalities.

  • According to media reports, 13 people died in the southern District of Kilwa (Lindi Region) and at least 15,000 have been displaced, 8,000 of whom are currently sheltered in evacuation centres. 3 people died in Tungamalenga village, Iringa and several houses were destroyed. Flood waters extensively damaged farmland and killed livestock across 16 villages of Kilwa.