Somalia Drought Watch, March 2011

Situation Report
Originally published


Key messages

• Climate models predict increased likelihood of near to below normal rainfall in Somalia during the Gu 2011 rainfall season (April to June).

• Drought conditions persisted in most parts of the country during the month of March 2011.

• Pasture and water are in extremely poor conditions and close to a complete depletion in most areas of key pastoral livelihoods across Somalia.

• River levels are currently below their normal in both Juba and Shabelle rivers during this time of the year and are expected to further decrease until the next rainy season that is expected next month.