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Horn of Africa: Humanitarian Impacts of Drought – Issue 1 (as of 31 March 2017)

Rainfall performance: Between March 1 and 10, Djibouti, Somalia, central and eastern Ethiopia, and northeastern and eastern Kenya recorded less than 6 millimetres of rainfall. Less than 75 per cent of the long term average rainfall was observed over much of Ethiopia and Kenya, in parts of Uganda, and in southwestern Somalia. However moderately wet conditions prevailed in northeastern Ethiopia and northern Somalia during March due to rainfall at 125 per cent levels compared to the long term average.

During February and March, the United Nations in Somalia established three Drought Operations Coordination Centres (DOCC) in Mogadishu, Baidoa and Garowe.

Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
31 Mar 2017
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Snapshot
Location(s): 
Djibouti
Kenya
Uganda
Somalia
Theme(s): 
Information Management
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Natural Disasters
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Kenya: Cholera Outbreak - 2015-2017
Kenya: Drought - 2014-2017