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Despite the fact that it has become a widely accepted practice to use modern weather satellites to monitor terrestrial rainfall, establishing a reliable context for relating space-based rainfall observations to current and historical ground-based rainfall data has been difficult.
What might happen if droughts were predicted months ahead of time?
Spring rains in the eastern Horn of Africa are projected to begin late this year and be substantially lower than normal.
Extended geographical monitoring and a common classification will facilitate the response.
Text of report by Nairobi-based online news service of UN regional information network IRIN on 15 September Nairobi, 15 September: More than half of Djibouti's population is food insecure and needs emergency aid due to drought and high food prices, an early warning information service has said.
Text of report by Nairobi-based online news service of UN regional information network IRIN on 31 July Nairobi, 31 July: Recurrent droughts, in addition to rising food and kerosene prices, have exacerbated food insecurity in the Horn of Africa country of Djibouti, according to a senior UN official.