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23 Sep 2016 description
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Key Updates

 Angola epidemiological update (as of 15 September):

o The last confirmed case had symptom onset on 23 June.

o Three of the four laboratory positive cases reported in the previous situation report have been discarded as having recent vaccination history. The remaining case reported in Tchindjenje district in Huambo province is under investigation.

o Phase II of the vaccination campaign has been prepared and will begin shortly in 12 districts in nine provinces.

22 Sep 2016 description

Summary

The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

21 Sep 2016 description

Overview

The SADC region is experiencing a devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Nino event which threatens to impact negatively on livelihoods and quality of lives. The region experienced a delayed onset of the 2015/2016, rainfall season, followed by erratic rains. Analysis of rainfall performance shows that the October to December 2015 period, which represents the first half of the cropping season, was the driest in more than 35 years in several southern parts of the region

Recommendations (Short-Term)

21 Sep 2016 description

EN BREF

27.250 Nouveaux réfugiés sud soudanais arrivés en RDC depuis fin 2015.

95.606 Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.

31.867 Réfugiés burundais en RDC.

525.978 Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

3.914 Réfugiés rapatriés de la RDC en 2016.

21 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

27,250 Newly arrived South Sudanese refugees in DRC since late 2015.

95,606 Refugees from the Central African Republic in the DRC.

31,867 Refugees from Burundi in DRC

525,978 Congolese refugees in African countries

3,914 Refugees repatriated from DRC in 2016.

21 Sep 2016 description

Executive Summary

The region experienced in many parts of the countries, the below normal rainfall conditions depicted by the devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Nino event which threatens to impact negatively on livelihoods and quality of lives in the Region.

The SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC) had predicted, in August 2015, during SARCOF-19 the below normal rainfall conditions. This was consistent with the observed poor rainfall performance.

The current rainfall 2016/17 outlook is the opposite (reverse) of the last season.

20 Sep 2016 description

Key Messages

  • While generous donor support has assisted humanitarian responders to reach millions of drought-affected people, significant funding shortages continue to impede the response. Only half of the funds for emergency food and agriculture assistance has been raised, while many other sectoral responses remain largely unfunded, including education (12 per cent funded); protection (18 per cent); water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) (18 per cent); and early recovery (26 per cent).
19 Sep 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • While the 2015-2016 El Niño weather event is now over, humanitarian needs continue to grow, and are not expected to peak until early 2017 as food security continues to deteriorate in many regions. WFP, working closely with partners on the ground, is rapidly scaling up life-saving operations for communities reeling from the catastrophic effects of El Niño.

19 Sep 2016 description

An analysis based on actual persons registered in the UNHCR refugee database (proGres)

16 Sep 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 11-17 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

16 Sep 2016 description

Key Updates

 Angola epidemiological update (as of 15 September):

o There have been four new laboratory positive cases this week, two of which have been discarded as having recent vaccination history. The other two are currently under investigation.

o Phase II of the vaccination campaign has been prepared and will begin shortly in 12 districts in nine provinces.

 Democratic Republic of The Congo (DRC) epidemiological update (as of 14 September):

13 Sep 2016 description

I. Key Highlights

  • A total of 2,807,628 (94 %) individuals 6 months and above have been vaccinated in the 22 most recently vaccinated districts as of 01 September 2016, 15 districts out of 22 achieved 90% or more of vaccination coverage. 4 districts achieved between 80-90%. Three districts did not reach 80% coverage and the vaccination campaign was extended there for another one week : Dirico, Namacunde and Sumbe

12 Sep 2016 description

Situation overview

The 2015/16 agricultural season in Southern Africa was the driest in 35 years. In a region where over 70 percent of the population is dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, and following two, and in some cases three, consecutive years of drought, El Niño has had devastating impacts on the lives and livelihoods of farmers and herders.