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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Somalia + 3 others
Over 130,000 people displaced in Somalia so far this year as IDPs bear brunt of food insecurity crisis

Forced displacement within Somalia and across its borders shows no signs of easing, as forced evictions, drought, conflict and lack of livelihoods have forced over 130,000 people from their homes since the start of the year.

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2015

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Madagascar + 21 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for August with a Forecast till Mid-October, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.

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Kenyan Coastal Town Struggles With Deadly June Attacks

Report
Voice of America

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Mohammed Yusuf

MPEKETONI, KENYA— Relative calm has returned to the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni, southwest of Lamu, after deadly attacks claimed by the militant group al-Shabab killed more than 100 people in June, local police said.

Three months after the attacks, some residents are still bitter about the assaults and question who or what group was really responsible.

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Village planning yields maternity services and water in Wajir, Kenya

Report
Adeso

For many rural communities, accessing development projects from the central government or county government is not easy. It is even tougher when the village is in a far-flung area in the arid northern Kenya, such as Burder village. Located in Wajir County, the village is three hours away by road from the nearest town, and 700 kilometres away from the country’s capital. Until recently, residents lacked basic health and sanitation facilities.

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Kenya + 4 others
Drought, famine and food insecurity solutions for East Africa to be revealed at Nairobi conference

Innovative solutions to prevent and tackle drought, famine and other major humanitarian crises will be top of the agenda at this week’s Humanitarian Partnership Conference 2014.

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Marsabit County Drought Early Warning Bulletin for August 2014

Situation Overview

  • Rainfall received in Marsabit central amounted to 14.2 mm. Light showers of rainfall were reported in the lowland areas of Loiyangalani, Turbi and some parts of North Horr. Heavy downpour was received on 23rd and 24th in Dukana, Mt Kulal, Garwole, Sabarei, Qorqa, Darade, Bulukh, Ndoto ranges and Dosole. All the other areas reported no rainfall at all which is normal for this period.

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Embu County Drought Monthly and Early Warning Bulletin – August 2014

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Sunny weather prevailed most of the days of the month of August, with a few cloudy days. Light showers with minimal significance were experienced in the third week of the month. These were poorly distributed.

  • Land preparation activities such as bush clearing and tilling were the key agricultural activities amongst farmers in both livelihood zones of the semi-arid region of the county. This is in readiness for the October-December short rains.

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Meru County Drought Monthly Bulletin - August 2014

Situation Overview

  • Notable showers were noted during the last days of the month which is not normal. Amounts received were also above normal.

  • Declines in pasture and browse quality and quantity were noted this month compared to last month. Current conditions are not normal.

  • Average distances to grazing areas increased to 14 km compared to 12 km the previous month. Current distances are above normal.

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Moyale Sub-County Drought Monitoring Bulletin - August 2014

Situation Overview

  • Insignificant amount of rainfall was received in the month of August across Agro-pastoral and pastoral livelihood zones. The situation is above normal at this particular period of the year.

  • Quality and quantity of pasture and browse is poor and deteriorating when compared to the preceding month and is normal at this time of the year.

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Narok County Drought Monitoring and Early Warning Bulletin – August 2014

Situation overview

  • The overall early warning stage for the county is NORMAL, with a worsening trend. The long rains season performed poorly with late onset and early cessation. This affected production.

  • A total of about 28 mm of rainfall was received during the month, less than 31 mm received in the previous month. The rainfall was light with minimal impact on water availability and pasture/browse.

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Nyeri Kieni Sub-County Drought Monthly Bulletin for August 2014

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall of 30.67 mm was realised during the month accounting for over 300 percent long term averages.

  • Vegetation condition index of 50-110 was reported as compared to normal range of 35-50 in the larger Nyeri County. However, Kieni lowland registered poor vegetation status ranging between moderate to severe drought.

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Samburu County Drought Early Warning Bulletin – August 2014

Situation Overview

  • The County remained dry and hot in the first and second dekad of the month. However heavy, erratic continental rains started in the plateau in last dekad of the month. The Pastoral LZ also received light showers towards the end of the last dekad of the reporting month. Generally the county recorded an average of 36.16 mm of rainfall.

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Elders to benefit from agency’s peace project

In Summary

  • In what could pave the way for their compensation, the Chief Cohesion Officer at the National Cohesion and Integration Commission Elmelda Mogoi said plans are underway to institutionalise the role of community elders due to the big responsibility they have in society
  • She pointed out that there is need to step up campaigns that encourage national cohesion and integration for the sake of peace and development

By DENNIS LUBANGA

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 8-14 September 2014

Highlights

South Sudan: IOM provides 30 litres safe water available per person per day

Sudan: Over 47,646 refugees have been tracked and registered by IOM.

Kenya: Heighted refugee movement recorded in Kenya this reporting period.

Ethiopia: Number of migrants relocated by IOM in Ethiopia reaches 173, 862.

Uganda: Uganda remains the second largest receiving country in the region for refugees from South Sudan.

Overview

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 24 others
Ten years after 2004 Tsunami, successful exercise demonstrates the efficiency of Indian Ocean Warning System

The Tsunami Warning System established under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO in the Indian Ocean following the December 2004 disaster is functioning effectively. This was demonstrated in a simulation exercise conducted on 9 and 10 September 2014, with the participation of 24 countries of the Indian Ocean Rim*.

According to the preliminary results of the simulated alert, all of the participating countries received timely tsunami advisory messages, and no delays were reported.