Greater Horn of Africa
PRESS RELEASE June to September Climate Season Forecast
June to September continues to be an important rainfall season for the northern sector as well as the costal and the western areas of the equatorial sector of the Greater Horn of Africa The regional consensus climate outlook for the next four months shows that the rains are likely to be near normal to
above normal over most parts of the Greater Horn of Africa region.
By Patrick Luganda
Necjogha secretariat, Kampala
Kampala 4th June 2012: The Greater Horn of Africa has become the home of drought and the frequency of drought has drawn global attention to the countries in the Horn, because of the negative impacts caused by the lack of rains, especially famine. In other parts of the world, more severe droughts occur but few deaths are witnessed. But in the Horn of Africa, hundreds of deaths are reported with thousands of people looking to humanitarian assistance for survival.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTE
THIRTIETH GREATER HORN OF AFRICA CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM (GHACOF 30); 27-29 FEBRUARY 2012
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FAO’s new Director-General prioritizes Horn of Africa
3 February 2012, Nairobi - The United Nations declared an end to famine conditions in Somalia today, but warned that with recurrent droughts in the Horn of Africa hunger remains a threat unless long-term measures are taken to restore food security.
Press Release FAO Rome
25 August, Rome - As world governments met today in Ethiopia for an international pledging conference aimed at winning more aid for the Horn of Africa, FAO has warned that efforts to keep farmers and pastoralists on their feet, prevent the crisis from worsening and speed progress toward recovery are not being adequately funded.