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Somalia Deyr 2015 Rainfall Outlook

The Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF) has confirmed that El Nino conditions have intensified and will affect the region during the September to December rainy season. The El Nino event is likely to lead to a wetter than normal Deyr season in parts of the country. The rainfall forecast indicates that the Deyr 2015 season in  Somalia is expected to be above normal (45% probability of above normal rains) with a tendency of 35 % probability of normal rains in the south and central regions. To view the detailed outlook, download the Deyr 2015 Rainfall Oulook.

El Niño threatens Somalia’s humanitarian gains

Floods triggered by El Niño could affect up to 900,000 people along Somalia’s rivers. Much higher than normal rains in the last third of 2015, resulting from the El Niño climate phenomenon, could reverse many of the humanitarian and development gains made in southern parts of Somalia.  read more.

Video Q&A about El Niño with FAO's Hussein Gadain

 

SWALIM Launches New Website

SWALIM is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website. The new site is expected to provide our information users with an easier way to learn about who and what SWALIM is, what we do and how to access the extensive collection of data, documents, maps and other information that SWALIM has consolidated and produced on Somalia’s water and land resources over the past 10 years.

Information Management Training for Women

In partnership with East African University in Garowe and Golis University in Hargeisa, SWALIM conducted an information management training between 17 and 30 May 2015 for women. Participants in the training were drawn from staff members from any department within SWALIM's partner ministries and government agencies such as finance, administration, registry, stores, etc, who currently use or are in future expected to use computers and other computing devices. 

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River Breakages Along Juba & Shabelle Raise Concerns of Flooding

SWALIM has updated the river breakages database by mapping them from very high resolution satellite imagery for 2015. Some of the breakages were verified through field visits. Three types of breakages have been identified namely; open, potential and closed. The open breakages are those that were still open during the month of July 2015. The potential breakages represent points that have very weak river embankment or have experienced several breakages in the recent past.

SWALIM facilitates an Information Management Training for Women in Garowe and Hargeisa

SWALIM conducted an information management training from 17 to 23 May 2015, in conjunction with the East Africa University in Garowe, and from 20 to 26 May, in conjunction with Golis University in Hargeisa, for women working in government ministries and agencies and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

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Deyr 2015 Rainfall Outlook

The Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF) has confirmed that El Nino conditions have intensified and will affect the region during the September to December rainy season. The El Nino event is likely to lead to a wetter than normal Deyr season in parts of the country.

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The El nino phenomenon Infograph

An El Niño state occurs when the central and eastern equatorial Pacific sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) are substantially higher than usual.

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Status of River Breakages - Shabelle - August 2015

The Deyr 2015 (September to December) rainfall forecast points towards enhanced rainfall activities due to the foreseen El Nino event taking place in the region. The foreseen enhanced rains are likely to exacerbate the situation.

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