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04 Dec 2016 description

International Development Secretary announces new focus on disability on International Day for People with Disabilities

The UK will lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced.

To mark International Day for People with Disabilities (3 December) Ms Patel is calling on partners to do more to prioritise reaching the poorest and most excluded by ensuring people with disabilities are not being left behind.

02 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity increases population displacement, humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Relief actors continue cholera response efforts across South Sudan

  • Ongoing conflict increases number of South Sudanese refugees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Dec 2016 description

Contents

561 Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, October 2016 – conclusions and recommendations

583 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– October 2016

Sommaire

561 Réunion du Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination, octobre 2016 – conclusions et recommandations

583 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvieroctobre 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

Conflict and drought to drive severe acute food insecurity through at least May 2017

Key Messages

01 Dec 2016 description

Delayed short rains to heighten food insecurity in pastoral and marginal cropping areas

Key Messages

01 Dec 2016 description

Insufficient and uneven rainfall exacerbates ground conditions in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has occurred in western Mauritania. Ground control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Poor early season precipitation has resulted in increasing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout portions of Angola, southern DRC, and northern Zambia.

01 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

CONTENT

Depressed rainfall in ASAL counties signals continued drought stress Pg 1

Support to Garissa strategic boreholes keeps water flowing Pg 2

Livestock vaccination cushions livelihoods Pg 3

Debunking myths: Pastoralists can sell off livestock Pg 4

Baringo County tests drought response readiness Pg 5

Drought Contingency Fund disbursements from July to November 25, 2016 Pg 6

Depressed rainfall in ASAL counties signals continued drought stress

01 Dec 2016 description

Kenya - First aid is quickly given to an unconscious woman lying on the floor. The room is dark. Even though she cannot see clearly, the nurse can tell that all is not well by the state of the room. The woman on the floor is Halimo*, a 24-year-old Somali refugee and mother.

01 Dec 2016 description

Switzerland - "Poorly managed migration could contribute to the global impact of AIDS, but migration itself is not a cause for the disease," said IOM Director General William Lacy Swing on World AIDS Day, December 1.

01 Dec 2016 description

PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016: 6.1M

PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016: 5.1M

PEOPLE REACHED IN Q1 2016: 2.89 M

In the second quarter of 2016, the humanitarian situation in South Sudan remained critical, with the onset of the lean season, fighting and displacement in new locations, the spread of measles and the beginning of a cholera outbreak in June.

29 Nov 2016 description
report Kenya Red Cross

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) launched a waste management project in Daadab on Friday, 25 November 2016.

28 Nov 2016 description

As worsening drought makes harvests more uncertain, Kenya's small farmers are turning to clean small-scale irrigation

By Benson Rioba

HOUMA BAY, Kenya, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the scorching sun, Alphonce Abok keeps an eye on his fields of watermelons growing near the banks of the Sound River, one of the major channels feeding into Lake Victoria.

28 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drought conditions worsen across the country

  • Conflict displaces thousands of people

  • Kenya extends Dadaab refugee camp closure

  • Partners scale down due to lack of funding

Drought worsens humanitarian situation

Authorities appeal for humanitarian assistance for worst affected areas Drought conditions continue to worsen in Somalia.