Despite some increase in precipitation, several regions experience strengthening dryness in southern Africa.
Heavy rains sustain the risk of flooding throughout parts of Kenya and northern Tanzania.
1) Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to above normal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed during the middle of November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.
The total population of new Burundians in Tanzania stands at almost 113,000.
Nyarugusu Refugee Camp has over 91,000 refugees making it one of the world’s largest refugee camps in the world.
Refugees to arrive into Tanzania on a daily basis, as political instability continues in Burundi.
On estime que 15,8 millions de personnes sont désormais sous traitement contre le VIH, soit deux fois plus qu’il y a cinq ans, tandis que les pays adoptent la Stratégie d’accélération à l’aide de données permettant d’affiner la prestation des services de prévention et de traitement du VIH afin d’atteindre les personnes laissées pour compte
In March 2015 the President of Burundi controversially stated his intent to run for a third term. The resulting political violence led to people being displaced into neighbouring countries, including an influx of 70,000 people into Tanzania.
The Start Fund was alerted on 21 May and three projects, by Plan International, Oxfam and Help Age International, were funded by 24 May, and began soon after.
A total of 221,375 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015.
Burundi is one of the world’s poorest countries and over a decade of war has left the country in a constant state of instability.
The unstable political situation and election tensions in 2015 led to weeks of violent protests which badly affected the economy and left the most vulnerable people in society in an even worse situation than before. Tens of thousands of Burundians left their homes in fear of the violence and fled to neighboring countries, particularly Tanzania and Rwanda.
Countries adopt UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy to double number of people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2020
An estimated 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment, a doubling from five years ago, as countries adopt the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy using data to fine-tune delivery of HIV prevention and treatment services to reach people being left behind
Cumulative number of suspected/confirmed cholera cases for URT is 9,240 with 132 cumulative total deaths as 18th November.
12 regions on mainland reported a total of 81 new suspected Cholera cases on 18th November.
Kigoma, Singida, Mwanza and Dar es Salaam are reporting more than 10 cases per day
Number of cases are gradually decreasing in mainland over the past one week (12 Nov) from 112 seven days average to 94. Dar es salaam carries the highest burden (49.7%) of all cases in the outbreak.
Overstretched and underfunded refugee camps put over 110,000 Burundians in Tanzania at risk, as potential influx and heavy rains loom large warn aid agencies
Authors: Michael Boyce and Francisca Vigaud-Walsh
Since April 2015, Burundi has been descending into chaos, forcing more than 200,000 civilians to flee to neighboring countries. But these well-documented refugee flows are only part of a larger, more disturbing story. The impunity and targeted persecution that exists in Burundi today has resulted in the internal displacement of untold thousands of Burundians, with some in hiding and too scared to even seek humanitarian assistance.
Increased rainfall to bring some relief to anomalously dry areas of South Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Several consecutive weeks of above-average rainfall has increased the risk for flooding and river inundation in the White Nile, Jonglei, and Eastern Equatorial provinces of South Sudan.
Summary of the 2015/16 Tanzania food security and vulnerability situation based on the results of the 2015 vulnerability assessment.
Crop Production Season Overview 2014/15
Major hazards/shocks in 2014/2015 season
• Rainfall onset: Late onset of seasonal rains (Long rains-Masika).
• Dry spells: Prolonged dry spell in all seasons (Vuli, Masika and Msimu).
NEW YORK — Aspirations for a new global climate agreement in Paris next month hinge on commitments made by national governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, Indigenous Peoples—who own, occupy or manage up to 65 percent of the Earth’s land surface—have been largely excluded from these national plans, according to new research.
Abnormal rainfall patterns during 2014/2015 have contributed to a spike in food insecurity, which is currently affecting at least 27.4 m people regionally (and this excludes Angola, which has yet to publish official figures; and Madagascar, which did not present to SADC, but where 1.9 m people are food insecure, of which 460,000 people are severely so). In Malawi and Zimbabwe, 2.8 m and 1.5 m people are food insecure respectively.
GENEVA - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund have signed a US$10.5 million grant to address human rights barriers faced by vulnerable communities in Africa, and facilitate access to lifesaving health care. The grant is the first of its kind and will cover 10 countries including Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.