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Somalia + 2 more

The threat of starvation looms in East Africa after four failed rainy seasons

SITUATION MAY WORSEN DUE TO PROSPECTS OF AN UNPRECEDENTED FIFTH POOR SEASON BETWEEN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER The following statement is a joint alert by meteorological agencies and humanitarian partners. 30 May, 2022; Nairobi, Kenya: The current extreme, widespread,…

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News and Press Release
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Columbia University, FEWS NET, FAO, Govt. UK, IGAD, Islamic Relief, Mercy Corps, UNICEF, UNHCR, OCHA, WFP, WMO
Posted:
30 May 2022
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South Africa

South Africa declares state of emergency after deadly rains

The South African government has declared a national state of emergency to deal with the impact of heavy rainfall and flooding in the province of KwaZulu-Natal last week. On 11 and 12 April, between 200 and…

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News and Press Release
Source:
WMO
Posted:
21 Apr 2022

Somalia + 2 more

Drought tightens grip in Eastern Africa

Eastern Africa is facing the very real prospect that the rains will fail for a fourth consecutive season, placing Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia into a drought of a length not experienced in the last 40 years.…

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News and Press Release
Source:
WMO
Posted:
13 Apr 2022

Madagascar + 3 more

Climate change increased extreme rainfall in Southeast Africa storms

Climate change made extreme rainfall heavier and more damaging during five back-to-back storms in January and February in Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique, according to rapid attribution analysis by an international team of leading climate scientists. More…

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News and Press Release
Source:
WMO
Posted:
13 Apr 2022

Ethiopia + 10 more

Forecast of good rains for Greater Horn of Africa coupled with caution

A new seasonal forecast for the drought-stricken Horn of Africa shows higher chances of a strong rainy season in many parts of the region. But this is coupled with caution and warnings that stakeholders should still…

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News and Press Release
Source:
WMO
Posted:
17 Feb 2022

Madagascar + 1 more

Cyclone Batsirai hits Madagascar

Tropical cyclone Batsirai made landfall in Madagascar on 5 February, bringing devastating winds, rainfall and flooding to the Indian Ocean nation which is still struggling with the aftermath of a previous tropical storm, Ana. Initial reports…

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News and Press Release
Source:
WMO
Posted:
08 Feb 2022

Madagascar + 1 more

Cyclone Batsirai threatens Madagascar

The tropical cyclone season in the Indian Ocean is now underway. The first named storm, Ana, last week caused heavy rain, flooding and a number of casualties in Madagascar and other southern African countries including Mozambique,…

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News and Press Release
Source:
WMO
Posted:
07 Feb 2022

Kenya + 4 more

Early warnings protect lives on Africa’s Lake Victoria

A successful four-year project in East Africa has demonstrated how improved weather, water and climate services save lives and livelihoods and support socio-economic development of vulnerable communities. The High Impact Weather Lake System (HIGHWAY) project established a…

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News and Press Release
Source:
WMO
Posted:
29 Mar 2021

Mozambique + 7 more

Tropical Cyclone Eloise hits Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone Eloise made landfall early morning on 23 January near Mozambique's city of Beira, causing widespread damage and flooding on a long swathe of coastline and impacting an area still recovering from Cyclone Idai. Neighbouring…

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News and Press Release
Source:
WMO
Posted:
26 Jan 2021

Mozambique + 7 more

Tropical Cyclone Eloise threatens Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone Eloise is intensifying and is expected to make landfall at 0300 UTC on 23 January in Mozambique, as the equivalent of a category 2 strength on the Saffir Simpson scale. It will bring hurricane-force winds,…

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News and Press Release
Source:
WMO
Posted:
22 Jan 2021

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