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Community Flood Risk Mapping

The African continent has a very diverse climatic profile ranging from equatorial to desert with variable levels of rainfall and water flow. In the last 50 years, this variability has been increasingly exacerbated by effects of climate change. Indeed, flood-related impacts and associated economic losses have been on the rise in Africa2, and with the earth continuing to warm, these losses are likely to rise without effective and context-specific mitigation measures being put in place.

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Case Study – Use of earth observation products to enhance humanitarian disaster response West Pokot

Kenya is mostly affected by mudslides and floods during two rainfall seasons, namely March-April-May (MAM) and October-November-December (OND). These landslides, floods and mudslides more often than not lead to loss of human lives, destruction of houses, displacement of people, livestock deaths, and loss of livelihoods among other impacts. This paper highlights the use of earth observation satellite imageries from the Airbus Foundation for post-disaster impact assessment during the 2019 OND rainfall season to support an effective response. On the 23rd of November 2019 during the OND rainfall season, mudslides and floods occurred in West Pokot, disrupting road accessibility, loss of human lives, loss of livelihoods, house destruction, and displacement of people.

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An Analysis of Cyclic Variations that Indicate a Catastrophic Famine Event in East Africa in 2028-2035

This review article provides an analysis of cyclic variations in East Africa that indicate a catastrophic famine event. Using historical and contemporary data, we examine the cycles of drought and famine that have occurred in the region over the past centuries. Our analysis reveals that the frequency and severity of droughts and famines in East Africa have increased significantly in recent decades, with a clear cyclic pattern that suggests a looming catastrophic event in 2028-2035. We explore the underlying causes of these cycles, including climate change, population growth, and political instability, and consider the implications of our findings for future food security and humanitarian aid efforts in the region. Ultimately, this analysis highlights the urgent need for proactive measures to prevent and mitigate the impact of catastrophic famine events in East Africa.