El Niño 1997-1998 & 2002-2003
EL NIÑO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSION
This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Palestinian Territories, (4) Afghanistan, (5) Pakistan
B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Sudan, (5) Eritrea, (6) Ethiopia
C) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire, (2) Chad
D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Madagascar, (3) Lesotho, (4) Swaziland, (5) Mozambique, (6) Malawi, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Zambia, (9) Angola, (10) Namibia
E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Indonesia
F) Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) Ecuador
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: This updates Fact Sheet #2, dated July 23, 2002
This report includes:
(A) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Burundi, (4) Republic of Congo, (5) Uganda, (6) Rwanda
(B) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Mozambique, (3) Madagascar, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Malawi, (7) Angola, (8) Namibia, (9) Swaziland, (10) Lesotho
(C) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Liberia (3) Sierra Leone (4) Guinea
(D) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea, (2) Indonesia
(E) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Palestinian Territories
Weather forecasters have some good news for storm weary residents across the United States: El Niño is weakening. On Thursday (Feb. 6), officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that the Pacific Ocean weather phenomenon is finally waning, but stressed that its impacts will continue to be felt around the globe until early spring.
GENEVA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - El Niño, which has brought drought and storms to many parts of the world since last May, has more bad weather in store for tropical Pacific areas before starting to fade around mid-year, scientists said on Friday.
Their research, collected by the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), confirmed that the phenomenon, a large-scale oceanic warming, has wreaked less havoc than during its last incarnation in 1997-8, when it caused $34 billion of damage.
Described as a "moderate event", the current El Niño has coincided with climate …
The Catholic aid agency CAFOD warns that the El Nino weather phenomenon threatens catastrophe across Southern Africa if, as predicted, it strikes before the next harvest.
JOHANNESBURG, 7 January (IRIN) - Zimbabwe's southwestern province of Matabeleland is one of the hardest hit regions in a country suffering the worst effects of the regional drought.
CCA Guidance for Southern Africa Rainfall for Jan-Mar 2003 At One Month Lead
Another Recommends Review of South-South
Cooperation for Development
Fifty-seventh General Assembly
HUGE FUNDING GAPS: 67% of UNICEF CAP is not funded
- "New variant famine" in the making; massive aid required
- Dramatic declines in school attendance in Zambia and Malawi
1. EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
"A New Variant Famine" in Southern Africa
Severe food insecurity is forecast during 2003 for Ethiopia and Eritrea. This continues to dominate the GHA food security agenda. High global demands for food aid, coupled with diminishing resources, a re a major concern.
In other GHA countries continuing civil insecurity denies access to food in some areas.
The rains have commenced in the equatorial sector of the GHA with above normal rainfall in the eastern part of the region. This is expected to result in improved crop and pasture conditions and replenishment of water resources.
CONCERN OVER THE START OF THE 2002/03 CROP SEASON