- ACT Alliance Appeal - Uganda: Adjumani Refugees Initiative for Self-reliance & Empowerment (ARISE Project) – UGA151, Revision 1
- Uganda Malaria Indicator Survey 2014-2015
- UNICEF Situation Report on Refugees from Burundi, 30 October 2015
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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.
27,858 Refugees and Aylum-Seekers
Key Statistics for (Post 01 January 2015)
- 49 % of the population are Children <18 (7,988 individuals)
- 73 % of the population are Women and Children (11,834 individuals)
- 2 % of the population are Elderly (332 individuals)
- Heavy precipitation triggers numerous floods across several provinces of Kenya.
- Suppressed seasonal rainfall continues to strengthen dryness throughout many regions in southern Africa.
1) Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to abovenormal 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.
Millions of vulnerable households globally could face increased hunger and poverty due to droughts and floods as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9 to 12 months. Typically, this climatic condition develops during April-June and reaches maximum strength during December-February; this event could be the most powerful on record (Earth Institute 2015).
217,323 newly arrived refugees from Burundi in neighbouring countries
The pre-elections contingency plan launched in April 2015 called for US$ 58 million for both preparedness and response for up to six months. Agencies have been using their internal funding mechanisms or diverting funding from their regular programmes to respond to the new situation. The revised post-elections plan (from September 2015 to February 2016) requires a total of $39.3 million to prepare and respond to the needs of up to 400,000 people. Agencies reported that they had received about $7.1 million by November 11, 2015.
Enhanced rains and tropical cyclone activity sustains the risk of flooding during early November in East Africa.
Delayed seasonal rains continue to strengthen early season dryness throughout several parts of southern Africa
1) Persistent below-average rainfall since August over several bimodal areas of Ghana, Togo, and Benin led to strong moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions. However, increased rainfall since October has resulted in much improved ground conditions in the region.
In October, fighting in central and southern Unity State intensified with grave consequences for civilians. Thousands were forced to flee in search of safety, including to Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site (6,000 new arrivals in October), Nyal and Ganyiel in Unity, Old Fangak in Jonglei State, and Rumbek in Lakes States. In Western Equatoria, around 50,000 people continued to be displaced within Mundri East and West counties. Displacement also took place in Jonglei because of insecurity due to cattle raiding in Bor South and Pibor counties.
- Mostly near-average conditions have been observed across West Africa during this past week.
- Heavy rain continues for portions of southern Ethiopia and Somalia, raising flooding concerns in East Africa.
1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.