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06 Jun 2017 description

With the lean season beginning, an estimated 5.5 million people across South Sudan were facing severe food insecurity in May, including some 1.46 million on the brink of famine. The month saw the number of people displaced continuing to rise, albeit at a slower rate compared to April. At least 60,000 South Sudanese fled as refugees in May. Clashes in and around Yei in Central Equatoria caused an average of 2,000 refugees to arrive daily into Uganda from 15 to 21 May.

06 Jun 2017 description

March to May rains performed poorly over many areas of the Horn of Africa

KEY MESSAGES

06 Jun 2017 description

Situation Generale en mai 2017

Prevision jusqu'a'mi-juillet 2017

05 Jun 2017 description

Efforts are being intensified to mitigate the impact of drought in the country, according to Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO).

At a regular press briefing GCAO Minister Dr. Negeri Lencho gave here today, he said the government is striving to mitigate drought induced problems in parts of Somali, Oromia, Amhara and Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples regional states.

The Minister added that all necessary support, including food, water, health and education, has been extended to drought affected citizens.

05 Jun 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 41 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, five Grade 1, and 26 ungraded events.

05 Jun 2017 description

Key Issues

• A High-Level Partnership Mission to the Horn of Africa to visit Ethiopia and Somalia

• DPFSA Requested for humanitarian assistance to 2,395 flood-displaced persons

• Malnutrition looms in drought affected communities as food pipeline breaks at end of June

05 Jun 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for April 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

05 Jun 2017 description
report African Union

Commissioner’s Foreword

Foreword by: His Excellency Ambassador Smail Chergui, AU Commissioner, Peace and Security

02 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

June 02, 2017 2:55 PM
Sora Halake

Forecasters are warning that Ethiopia could face more rainfall deficits, deepening a drought that has left nearly eight million of the country's people in need of aid.

Dr. Chris Funk is a climate scientist at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) whose research focuses on African and Asian countries. He told VOA's Horn of Africa Service that there is a 50 percent chance another El Nino weather event could form in the Pacific Ocean this year.

02 Jun 2017 description
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General Situation during May 2017

Forecast until mid-July 2017

02 Jun 2017 description

Feature

Central African Republic

Affected areas Basse Kotto, Haute-Kotto,
Mbomou and Ouaka prefectures

Cause of displacement Conflict

Figures More than 33,000 new displacements between 1 February and 30 April; about 24,000 returns in March; about 87,000 IDPs in Ouaka prefecture as of 19 April; about 426,000 IDPs in the country as of the end of March

02 Jun 2017 description
infographic Nutrition Cluster

In 2017 projected caseload for children treated for SAM is 303,000 and 2.7 million children and pregnant and lactating women requiring MAM treatment. Ahead of the revised HRD 2017, and based on Q1 admissions rates across the country, the Nutrition Cluster projects increase in treatment needs from June-December and recommends early planning and resource mobilization to avert a pipeline break for SAM and MAM treatment.