I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Only 2 out of 5 people in need will receive food security support with current funding levels.
Angola epidemiological update (as of 13 October):
The last confirmed case had symptom onset on 23 June.
Forty-five probable cases were reported in the last four weeks.
Phase two of the vaccination campaign is ongoing, targeting more than two million people in 10 provinces.
Democratic Republic of the Congo epidemiological update (as of 19 October):
The last confirmed non-sylvatic case had symptom onset on 12 July.
400,000 most vulnerable people are estimated to be in need of food and in-kind assistance;
High temperature registered in Cunene, over 41°C, limiting livelihood capacity to cope with the persistent drought.
Réfugiés sudsoudanais en RDC, dont la plupart sont nouvellement arrivés.
Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.
Réfugiés burundais en RDC.
Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.
Réfugiés rapatriés de la RDC en 2016.
Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR
429.613 réfugiés, 1.722.082 * déplacés internes
South Sudanese refugees in DRC, most of them new arrivals
refugees from the Central African Republic in DRC
refugees from Burundi in DRC
Congolese refugees in African countries
refugees repatriated from DRC in 2016
Luanda - The chairperson of the National Intersectoral Commission for Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH), Santana André Pitra "Petroff", acknowledged on Thursday in Luanda that the intervention of international donors allowed the reduction of landmined areas in the country.
- Angola epidemiological update (as of 6 October):
o The last confirmed case had symptom onset on 23 June.
o Forty-two probable cases were reported in the last four weeks.
o Phase two of the vaccination campaign launched on 10 October. The target population consists of more than two million people in 12 districts in 10 provinces.
- Democratic Republic of the Congo epidemiological update (as of 12 October):
o The last confirmed non-sylvatic case had symptom onset on 12 July.
Africa Weather Hazards
An estimated 1.42 million people (756,000 children) are affected by the drought, including 800,000 people food insecure in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huila.
In 2016, the estimated caseload of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the 7 most affected provinces is 95,877, with 44,511 cases registered in the Provinces of Huila, Cunene and Namibe.
Over 10,000 children under five with SAM have been treated through therapeutic treatment programmes assisted by UNICEF in 2016.
Southern Africa is experiencing the worst El Niño-induced drought in 35 years, following the failure of two consecutive rainy seasons. Governments have led the response. However, the scale of needs overwhelm national capacity. Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe have declared national drought emergencies, and Mozambique declared a red alert; all, together with Madagascar, calling for urgent international assistance.
As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.
Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and manmade disasters.
1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2277 (2016), in which the Council requested me to report on the implementation of the commitments under the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region.(1) It covers developments since the issuance of my report of 9 March 2016 (S/2016/232) and provides information on peace and security developments in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region until 20 September 2016.
The El Niño induced drought resulted in 15 percent drop in regional cereal production from 29 million tonnes in 2015 to 26 million tonnes in 2016 which is about 11 percent decrease compared to the five-year average1 . Southern parts of Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar as well as most of Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia have been significantly affected by this drought.
Approximately 40.8 million people (22.5% of rural population) will be food insecure in Southern Africa up to March 2017.