Eastern Africa: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 30 November 2014)

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from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 05 Dec 2014

Seasonal outlook and impact on food security

There has been a general decrease in the number of food insecure people as harvests continue across the region. Following an extended dry period and delayed onset of rains, a large part of the arid, semi-arid lands (ASALs) have received below-average rainfall providing limited relief.

Above-average to average rains have been received in north-western Kenya and south-western South Sudan, while flooding has been reported in south-central Somalia; Ethiopia’s Afar region; and displacement sites in South Sudan. This excessive rainfall and flooding are expected to replenish water resources. However there are concerns over the negative impact on cropping conditions and post-harvest losses in flood-inundated areas.

The ICPAC October - December 2014 Outlook predicts rains will continue through December 2014 into January 2015. The overall post-harvest food security situation will be assessed by individual IPC country teams in early 2015

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