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ReliefWeb - Updates on Somalia

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    Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

    • Continuation of suppressed rainfall along coastal Gulf of Guinea regions and enhanced rain across the Sahel and far western Gulf of Guinea.
    • Dryness persists throughout parts of Ethiopia.

    1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.
    2) Below-average rainfall since August has led to a strengthening of moisture deficits throughout several provinces in southern South Sudan and northern Uganda. Below-average rainfall is expected in the region for the upcoming outlook period.
    3) Below-average rainfall over several bimodal areas of Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria has led to a rapid strengthening of moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions.
    4) High moisture levels resulting from heavy rains last week and a wetter than average season overall have led to a heightened risk of flooding. Flooding has been reported in northern Senegal. Increased chances of heavy rain for western Gulf of Guinea nations during the upcoming outlook period may trigger flooding in these regions.


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    Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Country: Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

    • Beneficial increase in rainfall along bimodal Gulf of Guinea regions and continued heavy rainfall across the far western Gulf of Guinea.

    • Many parts of the greater horn receive early season rains.

    1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of northcentral and eastern Ethiopia.

    2) Below-average rainfall since August has led to a strengthening of moisture deficits throughout several provinces in southern South Sudan and northern Uganda. Closer to normal rainfall is expected during the upcoming outlook period.

    3) Below-average rainfall over several bimodal areas of Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria has led to a rapid strengthening of moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions.


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    Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Country: Benin, Burundi, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

    Heavy rains have continued for far western Gulf of Guinea, while much drier conditions prevailed farther east across West Africa.

    Heavy rain continues for portions of East Africa raising flooding concerns.

    1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of northcentral and eastern Ethiopia.

    2) Below-average rainfall since August has led to a strengthening of moisture deficits throughout several provinces in southern South Sudan and northern Uganda. Dry conditions now stretch into Lake Victoria regions of western Kenya.

    3) Persistent Below-average rainfall since August over several bimodal areas of Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana,
    Togo, Benin, and Nigeria has led to a strengthening of moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions resulting in drought.

    4) Heavy rains over the last week have led to swelling rivers in the region. The White Nile and Sobat Rivers in northeastern South Sudan are forecast to be near or above flood stage. In Somalia and Southern Ethiopia, the Shabelle River, and more nominally, the Jubba River are forecasted to be near or above flood stage as a result of heavy rainfall this past week.
    Additional forecasted heavy rain threatens to exasperate the situation, adding in the threat for flash flooding


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    Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Country: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

    • Mostly near-average conditions have been observed across West Africa during this past week.
    • Heavy rain continues for portions of southern Ethiopia and Somalia, raising flooding concerns in East Africa.

    1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.

    2) Below-average rainfall since August has led to a strengthening of moisture deficits throughout several provinces in southern South Sudan and northern Uganda. Dry conditions now stretch into Lake Victoria regions of western Kenya.

    3) Persistent Below-average rainfall since August over several bimodal areas of Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria has led to a strengthening of moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions resulting in drought.

    4) Heavy rains over the last 2 weeks have led to swelling rivers in Somalia and Southern Ethiopia. The Shabelle River, and more nominally, the Jubba River are forecasted to be near or above flood stage. Flood risk is high for the middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle and moderate for the lower portions of the Jubba River. Additional forecasted rain threatens to exasperate the situation, continuing the threat for river and flash flooding.

    5) Erratic and poorly distributed rainfall over the past month has led to moisture deficits to begin the season in the Sugar cane growing region of South Africa. Vegetation indices reveal already degrading conditions on the ground.


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    Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Country: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    • Above-average rains forecast for Greater Horn expected to sustain the risk of flooding during early November.

    • Suppressed rains expected to continue for several parts of southern Africa.

    1) Persistent below-average rainfall since August over several bimodal areas of Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria led to strong moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions. Increased rainfall since October has resulted in much improved ground conditions in the region.

    2) Heavy rainfall over the past several weeks has led to swelling rivers in Somalia and southern Ethiopia. The Shabelle and Jubba Rivers are forecast to be near or above flood stage. Flood risk is high for the middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle and moderate for the lower portions of the Jubba River. Increased rainfall during early November is expected heighten the risk for flooding.

    3) Very low and poorly distributed precipitation has led to a prolonged delay of seasonal moisture available for cropping early season activities. Combined with higher than normal temperatures, the developing dryness is also exacerbated by pre-existing ground conditions associated with a poor monsoon last year which has depleted water resources, and may lead to an intensification of negative impacts. Suppressed rainfall is forecast across the region during early November.


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    Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Country: Angola, Benin, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia

    Enhanced rains and tropical cyclone activity sustains the risk of flooding during early November in East Africa.

    Delayed seasonal rains continue to strengthen early season dryness throughout several parts of southern Africa

    1) Persistent below-average rainfall since August over several bimodal areas of Ghana, Togo, and Benin led to strong moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions. However, increased rainfall since October has resulted in much improved ground conditions in the region.

    2) Several consecutive weeks of above-average rains has led to swelling rivers in Somalia and southern Ethiopia.
    The Shabelle and Jubba Rivers remain forecast to be near or above flood stage. In addition, locally heavy rainfall due to ambient tropical cyclone passages in the Gulf of Aden is expected heighten the risk for flooding in central and northern Somalia.

    3) Very low and poorly distributed precipitation has led to a prolonged delay of seasonal moisture available for cropping early season activities. Combined with higher than normal temperatures, the developing dryness is worsened by pre-existing ground conditions associated with a poor monsoon last year which has depleted water resources, and may lead to an intensification of negative impacts.

    4) Poorly distributed rainfall since September has resulted in a strengthening of early season moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions throughout several provinces of northern and central Angola.

    5) Several consecutive weeks of above-average rainfall has increased the risk for flooding and river inundation in the White Nile, Jonglei, and Eastern Equatorial provinces of South Sudan.

    6) Poorly distributed rainfall since the beginning of October has resulted in pockets of strong seasonal moisture deficits throughout parts of central Kenya and northeastern Tanzania.

    7) Abundant rain has caused flooding, cut off roads, overflowing of rivers, and affected people in many parts of Kenya, including the vicinity of Lous, Meru, Nairobi,
    Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, and Garissa during the past week. Elevated risks for flooding are maintained as locally heavy rain is expected to continue during the next week.


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    Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Country: Angola, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Somalia, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia

    • A short period of increased rains helped to relieve many anomalously dry areas in the Greater Horn.

    • Strengthening moisture deficits continue throughout parts of northern Angola and eastern Zambia.

    1) Low and poorly distributed seasonal “Deyr” rains have led to strengthening moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas in southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. The persistence of drier than average rainfall in November is likely to negatively affect crop and pastoral areas in the region.

    2) Suppressed and erratic rains across parts of southern Cote d’Ivoire and southern Ghana during October have led to strengthening dryness.
    Suppressed rains are forecast throughout the region during early November.

    3) Since late September, erratic and poorly distributed rains have led to strong moisture deficits throughout many parts of northern Angola. The early season dryness follows drought conditions from a poor rains season last year, which may further exacerbate ground conditions.

    4) Several weeks of infrequent and low rainfall totals has led to anomalously early season dryness throughout parts of southern DRC and northeastern Zambia.


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    Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office
    Country: Afghanistan, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Italy, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, World


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    Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Italy, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, World

    Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 18 November 2016, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 12,891 people in different locations along the Libyan coast, mainly Az Zawiyah, Tripoli and Tajurah. Since January 2016, Libyan local authorities have recovered more than 1,000 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean. The insecurity and volatile context in Libya prevents humanitarian actors, local authorities and UNHCR to support the rescue/interception at sea operations in all of the departure and disembarkation points along the Libyan coast.


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    Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Italy, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, World

    Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 18 December 2016, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 14,038 people in different locations along the Libyan coast, mainly Az Zawiyah, Tripoli and Tajurah. Since January 2016, Libyan local authorities have recovered 1,207 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe. UNHCR is present in five health posts at disembarkation points, at Az Zawiyah, Tripoli (2), Tajurah (Al Hamidiyah) and Al Khums, where it provides medical and hygiene assistance.


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  • 01/27/17--00:21: World: Global Fistula Map
  • Source: UN Population Fund, Direct Relief
    Country: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    An estimated 1 million women live with obstetric fistula, a devastating consequence of prolonged obstructed labor, and thousands of new case develop each year. Life-restoring treatment for women with fistula is available at the health facilities on this map


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  • 03/30/17--20:37: Italy: Migration Geo-Portal
  • Source: Xchange
    Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Italy, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, World

    The Migration Geo-Portal aspires to promote a better understanding of migratory trends towards Europe through in-depth data analysis and visualisation. Our work focuses specifically on migrant arrivals, and fatal incidences during the sea journeys, to Italy, Greece, and Spain. We update the Migration Geoportal monthly giving insight into the most recent developments in the Mediterranean diaspora.


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    Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Country: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Togo, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs

    The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.

    It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.  

    The portal’s services are directly accessible through dedicated FAO WaPOR APIs, which will eventually be also available through the FAO API store

    Water productivity assessments and other computation–intensive calculations are powered by Google Earth Engine.

    The first, beta release of WaPOR is available as of 14 April 2017. The beta release publishes Level 1 (continental, 250 m resolution) data from April 2009 to December 2016. WaPOR will be increasingly improved during the course of 2017 and beyond.

    WaPOR roadmap

    WaPOR: a tool to monitor water productiovity


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    Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Country: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

    • Despite a recent improvement in rainfall, dryness has persisted over parts of West Africa.

    • Below-average rainfall observed in northwestern Ethiopia and central South Sudan since the start of the season.

    1) An uneven distribution of the March-May rain has adversely impacted crops and ground conditions over the SNNP, central and Belg-producing areas of Ethiopia, eastern Eritrea, and Djibouti. As the March-May season had already ended, recovery is unlikely.

    2) A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western Niger, and northcentral Nigeria, The lack of rainfall over the past five weeks has delayed planting and already negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas of the region.


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    Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Country: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

    • Drier than average conditions observed in southeastern Senegal and western Mali.

    • Favorable rainfall distribution continues over the Greater Horn of Africa.

    1) A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria, The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and has already negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.


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    Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Country: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

    • A slight decrease in rainfall was observed over West Africa during the past week.

    • Parts of Eastern Africa have received below-average rain since the beginning of the season.

    1) A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria, The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and has already negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.


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    Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

    • Rains increase for Nigeria and far Western Africa during the past week.

    • Local parts of southeast Sudan and northwest Ethiopia exhibit increasing rainfall deficits in recent weeks.

    1) A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the central and northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria. The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and has already negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.


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    Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

    Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook July 16 – 22, 2015

    • Moisture increases for portions of the Senegal region; dry areas farther east show little improvement.

    • Moisture deficits deepen in southeast Sudan, Eritrea and northwest Ethiopia with a continued lack of rainfall.

    1) A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the central and northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria. The lack of rainfall has delayed planting and has already negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.

    2) A delayed onset and general lack of rainfall has resulted in abnormal dryness across extreme western portions of Ethiopia, western Eritrea, and eastern Sudan. The most impacted states in Sudan are Gadaref, Sinar, and Blue Nile, including important agricultural regions where much planting is being delayed.


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    Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

    Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook July 23 – 30, 2015

    • A delayed onset of rainfall is leading to abnormally dry conditions in Chad as well as Senegal and Gambia.

    • Moisture deficits worsen further in southeast Sudan, Eritrea and northwest Ethiopia with a continued lack of rainfall.

    1) A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the central and northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria. The lack of rainfall has already negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.

    1. A delayed onset and general lack of rainfall has resulted in abnormal dryness across extreme western portions of Ethiopia, western Eritrea, and eastern Sudan. The most impacted states in Sudan are Gadaref, Sinar, and Blue Nile, including important agricultural regions where much planting is being delayed.

    2. Infrequent and light rains since the beginning of the season have led to insufficient rainfall totals to date for some southern portions of chad. Affected regions include Batha, Biltine, and Ouaddai. A rainfall performance between 5 and 50% of normal,so far, has already led to low soil moisture and poor conditions for vegetation.

    3. A slightly delayed start to the season with only sporadic light rains in recent weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for Gambia and central areas of Senegal. Dry ground conditions have reportedly led to delayed planting and negatively impacted the health of livestock.


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    Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo

    • Abundant rain has continued across a wide portion of West Africa.

    • Despite a recent increase in rain, seasonal deficits have persisted over parts of the Greater Horn of Africa.

    1) Although an increase in rain has been observed over Eastern Africa during the past few weeks, seasonal deficits have persisted in south-central and eastern Sudan, western Eritrea, and northeastern Ethiopia due to the delayed onset and uneven rainfall distribution to the June-September season.

    2) Despite recent increase in rainfall, the much delayed start to the rainfall season has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.

    3) Widespread, heavy rain during the past few weeks has caused flooding over localities of West Africa, including several states of Nigeria. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week, which elevates risks for flooding over many alreadysaturated grounds of the sub-region.

    4) Eastern Chad and western Sudan have received above-average rain over the past four weeks.
    Abundant rain is expected to continue during the next week, heightening risks for localized flooding and potential waterborne disease outbreaks.


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