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29 Dec 2016 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has continued in western Mauritania. Breeding has extended to southern Western Sahara, where limited control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Despite some increase in rainfall during late November, poor and erratic rain since late September has resulted in droughts, which have negatively impacted crops and water availability in southern Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and eastern Kenya.

23 Dec 2016 description

The October-December rainfall season has performed poorly in East Africa

  1. Locust outbreak has continued in western Mauritania. Breeding has extended to southern Western Sahara, where limited control operations are in progress, according to the FAO.

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

20 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR distributes Non-Food Items to IDPs in remote Upper Nile. In Upper Nile’s Malual, Warweng payams, Longochuk and Guel Guk counties, UNHCR partners ADRA and ACTED distributed NFIs to 3,097 IDPs. Items included mosquito nets, plastic sheets, jerry can, kitchen sets, soap, and blankets. The humanitarian assistance has been carried out following the UNHCR-led interagency mission conducted in late November.

16 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3,788 Refugees relocated from Yida to Pamir camp as of 30th November

  • 33,72 Refugees and IDPs received material assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan

  • 198 Refugees have been relocated from Juba to Ajuong Thok. Refugees fled violence and conflict which erupted in the Greater Equatoria region after July

  • 448 Refugees, IDPs and host communities involved in various protection training from UNHCR

Population of concern

  • A total of 1.7 million IDPs

15 Dec 2016 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

09 Dec 2016 description

Insufficient rain has led to drought in the Greater Horn

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has continued in western Mauritania. Breeding has extended to southern Western Sahara, where limited 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.

08 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Nearly 4,000 refugees relocate from Yida to Pamir camp: In Pamir refugee camp, as of 30 November, UNHCR relocated 2,332 refugees from Yida to Pamir including 2,185 refugees previously settled in Yida settlement. Cumulatively, 3,766 refugees have been relocated from Yida to Pamir, including 3,386 individuals previously settled in Yida settlement since opening its opening in September. The total population of Pamir camp now stands at 3,788 individuals (869 households).

07 Dec 2016 description

Key Figures

414,552 South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 13 Nov)

1,309,275 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 13 Nov (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

260,453 Refugees in South Sudan

1.8 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 204,370 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING (as of 17 November)

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

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.

22 Nov 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

362,478*
South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 31 Oct)

1,259,036*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 Oct (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

260,453
Refugees in South Sudan

1.73 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 202,019 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

22 Nov 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

260,453 Refugees in South Sudan

1,8 M IDPs in South Sudan, including 204,370 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

US $276 million Funding requested for comprehensive needs in 2016

US $132 million Funding requested for priority needs in 2016

OUTSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

17 Nov 2016 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

15 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the first half of October, close to 50,000 South Sudanese arrivals have sought asylum in countries in the region. Over 320,000 new arrivals have been recorded since 8 July, 2016. Uganda continues to receive the highest number of new arrivals, followed by Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • UNHCR financial requirements for the South Sudan situation remain only 24% funded. In multiple locations, ongoing assistance has been put on hold to redirect resources and ensure life-saving assistance to the new arrivals.

11 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

32,021 Eucalyptus tree seedlings raised by refugees in Maban

24,089 Refugees and IDPs received material assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan

13,952 Refugee and IDP women and girls received sanitary material across South Sudan

516 Refugees, IDPs and host communities involved in various protection training from UNHCR

Population of concern
A total of 1.73 million IDPs
A total of 260,453 refugees

08 Nov 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

260,453
Refugees in South Sudan

1,61 M
IDPs in South Sudan, including 202,019 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

US $276 million
Funding requested for comprehensive needs in 2016

US $128 million
Funding requested for priority needs in 2016

OUTSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

08 Nov 2016 description

Seasonal rainfall very delayed and well below average in Somalia, eastern Kenya, and southern Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since late September has increased moisture deficits and worsened ground conditions across eastern Kenya, southern Somalia, and southeastern Ethiopia.

  2. Below-average rainfall since late September has strengthened moisture deficits and led to abnormal dryness in north-central Angola and southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

06 Nov 2016 description

Delayed onset and early seasonal rainfall deficits worsen over eastern Horn

Key Messages