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06 May 2016 description

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Friday 5/6/2016 - 13:14 GMT

by Tristan MCCONNELL

Refugees from Somalia will no longer be accepted in Kenya, the government said Friday citing security fears.

"The Government of the Republic of Kenya, having taken into consideration its national security interests, has decided that hosting of refugees has to come to an end," said a statement signed by interior ministry official Karanja Kibicho.

06 May 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • A yellow fever outbreak was detected in Angola late in December 2015 and confirmed by the Institut Pasteur Dakar (IP-D) on 20 January 2016. Subsequently, a rapid increase in the number of cases has been observed.

  • As of 4 May 2016, Angola has reported 2149 suspected cases of yellow fever with 277 deaths.
    Among those cases, 661 have been laboratory confirmed. Despite vaccination campaigns in Luanda, there is still circulation of the virus in most districts of Luanda and in five additional provinces.

06 May 2016 description

Increased rainfall providing some relief to early season dryness in Guatemala and the Greater Horn

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall since October 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.

05 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• In 2015, one of the strongest El Ninos on record, led to intense droughts in Ethiopia, Sudan and Somaliland. The growing season(s) of 2016 have assumed great importance: their performance will determine much of the well being of the affected populations, as further droughts could bring disastrous consequences.

05 May 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the first quarter of 2016 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

•During Q1-2016, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by 14 percent year-on-year thanks to ample supplies and stock positions. The index is now at levels last seen in early 2007. The FAO global food price index is 15 percent lower than in Q1-2015.

05 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 30 April 2016, Kakuma had received 54,163 refugees from South Sudan. This brings the total registered camp population to 190,822 with South Sudanese making up 52% of the overall camp population.

05 May 2016 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Situation Report 005- Floods and Huruma Collapse

Sitrep No. 005/May/2016

Date of Issue-04/05/2016 at 1700Hrs

Current Situation

05 May 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By SAMMY LUTTA

River Napasinyan breaks its banks and water levels rise in River Kawalase, cutting off towns.

The raging floods have hit the county badly, with seven people already confirmed dead and over 600 goats killed in the past one week.

While on a tour of the most affected villages that include Soweto, California, Natambusio, Kapua and Kalokol, Governor Josephat Nanok said hundreds of people were displaced with four people killed in Kalokol.

05 May 2016 description

In March 2016, fighting in Western Bahr el-Ghazal continued to forced thousands to flee their homes in and around Wau. In Gette payam, Jur River County, more than 5,000 IDPs are reported to be living in makeshift structures in four newly establish settlements after fleeing fighting in the border area between Bessilia and Gette payams during the month. In Jonglei, inter-communal fighting in Pochalla North and South counties from 21 to 31 March left thousands of people estimated to be displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance.

03 May 2016 description
report IRIN

By Robert Kibet

The Kenyan authorities have promised dire punishment for all those responsible for the collapse of a six-storey apartment building in Nairobi’s low-income Huruma suburb on Friday, in which at least 22 people died and scores are still missing.

Read the full story on IRIN

03 May 2016 description

Uganda - Japan is providing USD 1.8 million to IOM to help the Ugandan government to improve its border security through an integrated border management approach.

Uganda’s porous borders make it extremely challenging to counter transnational organized crime, including terrorism, trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants. As a country fully engaged in regional integration, Uganda must also ensure the legitimate cross-border flow of people and goods.

03 May 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

City Hall has pledged to continue to mobilise resources to reduce and mitigate the severity and impact of the floods.

In Summary

•Dr Kidero said that the aftermath of the heavy rains is likely to include traffic congestion, inconvenience to residents and sometimes injuries and fatalities.

•City Hall has also urged all residents to take care of their front yards and ensure drainage infrastructure is free of debris.

03 May 2016 description

KENYA

• Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of the country, especially the capital Nairobi, over the past few days causing floods and landslides.

• As of 2 May, national authorities reported that at least 16 people had been killed, 135 had been injured and 75 had gone missing after a building collapsed in Huruma district (Nairobi) on 29 April. Search and rescue operations are still ongoing.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

02 May 2016 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Sitrep no. 004/May/2016

Date of issue – 02/05/2016

Time period of Sitrep: As at 1500hrs

Current Situation

01 May 2016 description
report Mercy Corps

Chronic violence and instability in the Horn of Africa have spurred major investments in resilience in the hopes of preventing future humanitarian crises. Yet how best to build resilience in conflict contexts remains unclear. Mercy Corps began tackling these issues through previous research that demonstrated that peacebuilding interventions can have positive effects on pastoralists’ abilities to cope with and adapt to severe drought.