A government that takes El Niño occurrences as serious quasi-periodic threats and seeks to enact policies to protect its citizens and their livelihoods and properties, public and private, can be considered an El Niño-ready nation. El Niño is a recurring phenomenon in the tropical Pacific Ocean, appearing on average […]
FRI, SEP 16 More than one million people face the threat of hunger in southern Madagascar during a third year of drought.
By Leigh Morgan April 15, 2016 at 7:30 AM updated April 15, 2016 at 1:18 PM El Nino appears to be on the way out, but another climate phenomenon may be waiting to take its place. A group of researchers including the National Weather Service issued a La […]
May 9, 2016 Source:American Geophysical Union A new study provides insight into how the current El Niño, one of the strongest on record, formed in the Pacific Ocean. The new research finds easterly winds in the tropical Pacific Ocean stalled a potential El Niño in 2014 and left […]
Business News 25 January 2016 By: Tawanda Karombo Harare – Food inflation is on the rise in most southern African countries as economies such as Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi battle the effects of the El Niño which has resulted in drought. Rising inflation in Malawi, Namibia and Zambia […]
On 3 February 2015, the Director of Medical Services in Kenya issued a cholera outbreak alert following an increase in cases of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) in several counties in the country. (IFRC, 23 May 2015) A cholera outbreak has affected 21 out of 47 counties since December […]
The UK government has launched a project in the Rift Valley and Western in which farmers will get updates on weather through the SMS. The platform known as Western Wiser Project is expected to benefit more than 300,000 farmers. It is being piloted in Trans Nzoia, Siaya, Kisumu […]