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The Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum has issued its forecast for March, April, May, which is an important rainfall season for large parts of the region.
World Meteorological Organization
FAO seeks funds for control operations to safeguard agricultural production and livelihoods.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters

This paper argues that there is a need for a new policy framing that Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) investment is imperative that will generate dividends for governments and society at large. Under the auspice of the Sendai Framework for disaster risk

International Journal of Disaster Management (Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Research Center)
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UN to test drones with mapping sensors and atomizers to spray pesticides in parts of east Africa. The infestation threatens to increase food shortages in the region.
Thomson Reuters Foundation,
The FAO has warned that rains and cyclones triggered a recent surge in Desert Locust populations, causing an outbreak to develop in Sudan and Eritrea that is rapidly spreading to Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Given the major threat these swarms pose to crop production and livelihoods, countries are using aerial and ground control methods to curb damages.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters

The thematic report presents the first baseline for displacement risk associated with sudden-onset disasters in the countries of the Greater Horn of Africa with the ultimate aim of reducing future displacement risk. As sudden-onset natural hazards

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Drought in Ethiopia has led to successive failed harvests and widespread livestock deaths in some areas (Photo: WFP/Melese Awoke)
Already grappling with an extended dry spell, countries in Greater Horn of Africa are bracing for an even deeper drought, with the approach of the traditional March to May rainy season offering little cause for comfort.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
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The number people who do not have enough to eat in East Africa could rise by more than 80 per cent in the coming months. So far, El Niño has already caused drier than average conditions in Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti and parts of South Sudan, but also flooding in Somalia and Kenya. Priscilla Lecomte spoke to Julius Kabubi, a programme analyst for UNISDR, who warns that 'the worst is still to be seen'...
United Nations - Headquarters

International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, March 2015, volume 6, issue 1, pp. 49-61, doi:10.1007/s13753-015-0041-x

This article assesses the current state of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA), and focuses on

'Climate change will have far-reaching consequences for the poor and marginalized groups, among which the majority depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and have a lower capacity to adapt this situation is likely to become more desperate and to threaten the very survival of the most vulnerable farmers as global warming continues,' says the study...
Responding to Climate Change