Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

The Drought Situation

The Horn of Africa is in the midst of a major drought resulting from La Niña and reduced moisture influx due to the cooling of the ocean water in the east African coast. Whilst Member States of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) are adept at managing droughts, what makes the current drought alarming in the Equatorial Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region is that it follows two consecutive poor rainfall seasons in 2016 and the likelihood of depressed rainfall persisting into the March - May 2017 rainfall season remains high. The most affected areas include, most of Somalia, South-eastern Ethiopia, Northern Eastern and coastal Kenya, and Northern Uganda.

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22-01-2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Secretariat presented to the IGAD Committee of Ambassadors the IGAD draft Treaty, the proposed IGAD organizational structure, the IGAD Budget previsions 2017, and the IGAD Operation Plan 2017 during a half a day meeting held in Addis Ababa yesterday.

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