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18 Mar 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation


The cholera outbreak in Tana River has been contained, county executive member for health has said.

Speaking to the Nation, Ms Mwanajuma Haboka said only five patients were admitted to the county’s cholera treatment unit in Bura with two new cases reported in Daba.

The two patients have been referred to Hola District Hospital where they are being treated.

She also said that the 251 people who had been infected had so far been treated and were discharged from the various treatment units in stable condition.

18 Mar 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation



City Hall together with the Directorate of Urban and Nairobi Metropolitan Development have set aside Sh194 million to address the flooding menace in the county and avert similar incidences in future.

This development comes in the wake of a warning issued by the Meteorological Department for residents to brace themselves for heavy rains.


18 Mar 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation


At least three people were killed and two are missing after they were swept away by floodwaters on Friday evening in Samburu East.

The two missing men are feared dead.


Waso and Sereolipi Assistant County Commissioner Kimani Maina said two bodies were retrieved on Friday night and taken to Isiolo Hospital mortuary.

One more body was retrieved on Saturday afternoon. The other two were yet to be found.

Mr Maina added that they could have been trapped under their vehicle.

18 Mar 2018 description

Despite expected mixed performance, March-May rains expected to mitigate worse outcomes

Key Messages

18 Mar 2018 description

Kenya has officially been declared free of Guinea worm disease. The announcement was made by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization following the recommendation of the International Commission for the Certification of the Dracunculiasis Eradication (ICCDE), at its 12th meeting in Geneva from 15 – 16 February 2018.

16 Mar 2018 description
report UN Women

On the sidelines of the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), UN Women, along with civil society partners*, convened a dialogue with activists from rural areas and other allies. The conversation brought together diverse constituencies from around the globe to discuss what it would take to leave no woman or girl in any rural area behind in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

16 Mar 2018 description


This Outlook provides an overview of the anticipated humanitarian situation in the Great Lakes region from January to June 2018. It focuses on Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and neighbouring countries—including Angola, Kenya and Zambia—that have received refugees and asylum-seekers due to the DRC crisis.

16 Mar 2018 description

Executive summary

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is now recognised as a serious and widespread global health issue. During a humanitarian crisis, the risk of such violence is heightened, often continuing after the early phases of a crisis – reports of gender-based violence (GBV) are common in camps for refugees and displaced populations. However, there is limited evidence on how to provide effective response services to survivors of violence in humanitarian contexts.

15 Mar 2018 description


15 Mar 2018 description

Drought continues in Southern Africa, while parts of Madagascar and Kenya are on flood watch

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

15 Mar 2018 description

The application is vital for early detection of Fall Armyworm and guiding best response

14 March 2018, Rome - FAO has launched a mobile application to enable farmers, agricultural workers and other partners at the frontline of the fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa to identify, report the level of infestation, and map the spread of this destructive insect, as well as to describe its natural enemies and the measures that are most effective in managing it.

15 Mar 2018 description

Geneva, Thursday 15 March 2018

Humanitarian access has deteriorated in seven countries over the past six months, according to the Humanitarian Access Overview report released today by ACAPS.

Out of the 37 countries included in the report, nearly half of them (18) are currently facing high humanitarian access constraints. Moderate humanitarian access constraints are an issue in nine countries and ten present low humanitarian access constraints.

15 Mar 2018 description
  • In an apparent response to a clash between the Ethiopian military and regional authorities of Oromia State in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian military opened fire on the civilian population leading to 13 deaths, 20 injuries and 16 reported missing.

  • The aftermath of this armed encounter has resulted in the displacement of approximately 8 200 people (over 95% are women and children) fleeing serious unrest in their areas of origin to neighbouring Kenya (Moyale county).

14 Mar 2018 description

Globally, 35% of women have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual violence in their lifetime. And women and girls with disabilities are nearly ten times more likely to experience sexual violence–a serious violation of their rights.

“Violence against women and girls with disabilities is invisible, poorly understood, and largely ignored,” explains Bénédicte de la Taille, Humanity & Inclusion’s protection from violence expert.

14 Mar 2018 description


During 2017, almost 38,900 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement1 to 25 countries in Europe,2 36% more than during 2016 and over three times greater than the average rate of 12,400 submissions per year during the last decade.
Between 2007 and 2016, Europe’s proportion of resettlement sub-missions globally has increased from approximately 9% to more than 18%, and in 2017 reached 52%. This is primarily due to a significant decrease globally in new submissions for resettlement, most notably to the United States of America.

14 Mar 2018 description


↗ International prices of wheat and maize increased further in February, mainly supported by weather-related concerns and currency movements. Export price quotations of rice also continued to strengthen, although the increases were capped by subsiding global demand for Indica supplies.

↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, continued to increase in February and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

14 Mar 2018 description

High levels of food insecurity persist in the world, due largely to conflicts and to adverse climatic shocks that are taking a toll, particularly in East African and Near East countries, where large numbers of people continue to be in need of humanitarian assistance, a new FAO report notes. Some 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food, unchanged from three months ago, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today.