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20 Oct 2017 description

Since the revision of the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) in August 2017, the humanitarian context in Ethiopia has continued to evolve which has led the Government and humanitarian partners to further adjust the HRD requirements. In the food sector the needs have been revised slightly upwards to accommodate an increase in the number of beneficiaries through the inclusion of 4 million former Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) clients in the HRD.

19 Oct 2017 description

Key Messages

  • 1.7 million people are facing emergency food insecurity in the country out of which 45,000 people are facing catastrophe or famine in Unity and Jonglei States.

  • The number of food insecure is expected to rise to 6.0 million during the peak of the lean season.

  • Fall armyworm crop destruction in Greater Central Equatoria and Greater Bahr El Gazal is likely to impact negatively on harvest prospects for the 2017/2018 agricultural season

17 Oct 2017 description

Early Warnings by Region!

South western: During August at the start of the second season rainfall and planting season, below normal rainfall was received, but the rainfall trend picked up to above normal in September. Therefore, favourable conditions in districts of Kanungu, Kisoro, Kabale, Rukungiri and Ntungamo; and watch conditions in the districts along in the cattle corridor extending to the Western region.

17 Oct 2017 description

The food security and nutrition situation in Kenya has deteriorated significantly since March 2017, due to late onset and below-average March-May long rains, high staple food prices and the Fall Army Worm infestation.

16 Oct 2017 description


  • Vulnerable populations in six Southern African countries will likely require humanitarian assistance through mid-2018

  • FAW infestations reported in at least eight Southern Africa countries

  • USAID/FFP provides nearly $47 million in additional funding to improve food security throughout the region


16 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

The 2015–2016 El Niño phenomenon resulted in the worst drought in 35 years for much of southern Africa.
In the eight most-affected countries (Angola, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia,
Swaziland and Zimbabwe), an estimated 16.1 million people required assistance between December 2016 and March 2017, including some 5 million children who required urgent humanitarian assistance.

11 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Kenya


Off-season rainfall in July and August, particularly in parts of the northern Rift Valley and coast, has reduced distances to water and improved livestock body condition, with positive consequences for milk production, livestock prices, and food consumption. Elsewhere, however, drought stress is deepening as the dry season reaches its height. The prices of basic foodstuffs, though generally falling, are still unusually high. As expected, the long rains harvest was poor, and therefore unlikely to have any significant impact on households’ access to food.

10 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Led by the Federal Government, humanitarian partners are working together to provide assistance to people displaced as a result of floods and inter communal clashes. Priority needs are emergency shelter, food, and safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

06 Oct 2017 description


The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

25 Sep 2017 description

Les premiers signes d’épuisement des réserves alimentaires dans les ménages

Points saillants :

  • Après les récoltes de la deuxième saison culturale 2017B, la sécurité alimentaire commence déjà à se détériorer particulièrement dans les provinces de Kirundo et Kayanza.

  • Au bout de deux mois successifs de baisse, les prix des denrées alimentaires sur le marché commencent déjà à augmenter pendant qu’ils restaient largement audessus de la moyenne des deux dernières années.

18 Sep 2017 description

Early Warnings by Region

Acholi: Conditions are close to average but remain under “watch” for most districts in the region due to poor rainfall during July except for Kitgum that is above average due to increased rainfall leading to favorable conditions in the district.

15 Sep 2017 description

Early Warnings by Region:

Crop conditions in the greater Northern Uganda region remain affected by major rainfall deficits from the early stages of the season. Conditions are currently average and improving due to above average rainfall during July.


15 Sep 2017 description


In August, the number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries reached the 2 million mark. Of those, 1 million are in Uganda. Fighting in the Equatorias and Upper Nile continue to displace thousands of people. According to health partners, the cholera outbreak was declining due to the multi-sectoral response in the affected areas.

12 Sep 2017 description

With worsening droughts drying fields and hydropower, solar energy is providing a way forward in rural areas.

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi

MASHABA, Zimbabwe, Sept 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Until recently, farmers in this town in southern Zimbabwe struggled to water their crops, frustrated by poor rainfall and the regular breakdown of the diesel engines that powered their irrigation systems.

08 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall was received countywide during the month under review with a temporal distribution of 14-16 days. The cumulative rainfall for the 6-month period (March-August) for Nasukuta rainfall station amounts to 90% of the normal for the same period.

  • Vegetation condition improved significantly as evidenced by the shift in VCI-3month for the county from 37 in July to 45 in August. All Sub Counties exhibited normal vegetation greenness.

08 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of August was characterized by poor rainfall performance coupled with intervals of sunny and dry weather conditions.
  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was 28.44 indicating a moderate deficit vegetation condition compared to the long term average.
  • The water recharge levels and availability were below normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

08 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Off seasonal rainfall was experienced during the month.

  • The vegetation condition Index VCI-3Month) was 56.27 in the month of August from 50.86 in July which is normal.

  • The VCI indicated vegetation condition showed greenness above normal. The situation overall drought phase in the county was at normal in August.

Socio Economic Indicators

Production indicators

08 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Below-normal rainfall was received in both livelihood zones.

  • The Vegetation Condition Index was above normal at 54.63

  • The state of water sources was normal for this time of the year.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

  • Livestock body condition was normal at this time of the year.