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09 Nov 2019 description

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began on Saturday airlifting Government of Kenya relief food and supplies to areas cut off by widespread flooding.

In response to a formal request by the Government, WFP deployed a Mi-8 helicopter to deliver life-saving assistance to families in parts of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Tana River counties.

08 Nov 2019 description


During this reporting week, a total of 4,602 entrants were surveyed. Of these, 60.9% were South Sudanese nationals; 31% were from Uganda; 2.9% from Democratic Republic of Congo, 2.3% from Kenya; and a further 2.8% were from other countries. Entrants’ origin information is self-reported.


08 Nov 2019 description
  • Ongoing heavy rain triggered floods and landslides across several parts of Kenya, resulting in 48 fatalities, following the UN OCHA's latest report.
  • More than 144,000 people across 25 counties have been affected by severe weather events, including landslides and flash floods, while at least 17,000 people have been displaced. Severe damage to key infrastructure has isolated several areas, hampering humanitarian assistance.
  • Shortages of food, drinking water, and medical supplies have resulted in an outbreak of water-borne diseases in several areas.
08 Nov 2019 description


SITUATION. Une reproduction a petite echelle a eu lieu en Mauritanie et au Niger (29 ha), s'etendant au sud de I'Algerie (15 ha). Des groupes se sont formes au Niger. Des ailes isoles etaient presents au Maroc et en Libye.

08 Nov 2019 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author: Evan Thomas;
Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

Disclosure statement
Evan Thomas works for the University of Colorado Boulder and is CEO and a shareholder of SweetSense Inc. He receives funding from the National Science Foundation, USAID, the Millennium Water Alliance, and DT Global for the work described in this article.

07 Nov 2019 description

Southern Africa observes a poor start to the rainy season, while high flood risk persists across East Africa

  1. Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in Accra, Ghana last week.

  2. Rising water levels in the Ubangui River triggered flooding along the river basin into northern and western DRC 3. Heavy rainfall during the past couple of months has significantly raised water levels in the Nile River and its tributaries in Sudan and South Sudan triggering floods.

07 Nov 2019 description


Severe flooding caused large displacement in the Central African Republic. On 25 October, the government declared a state of emergency and appealed for external support. Needs assessments are still ongoing.

The government stated that over 20,000 people have been displaced across the country and an additional 8,000 people have been displaced in the capital Bangui. According to media reports, over 45,000 people could be displaced...

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07 Nov 2019 description

In Numbers

5,357 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 2.85 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 100 m six months (October 2019−March 2020) net funding requirements

616,000 people assisted in September 2019

Operational Updates

07 Nov 2019 description
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Le HCR et ses partenaires ont commencé à organiser le rapatriement volontaire des réfugiés burundais au mois de Septembre 2017, à la suite des résolutions de la Commission tripartite entre le Burundi, la Tanzanie et le HCR. Ce rapatriement s’inscrit dans le cadre des solutions durables que propose le HCR pour les réfugiés qui ont manifesté la volonté de rentrer chez eux. La la grande majorité des rapatriés proviennent de la Tanzanie, ainsi que du Kenya et de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) en moindre nombre.

07 Nov 2019 description

UNHCR and partners began to assist the voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees in September 2017 as a durable solution for those refugees who indicate a desire to return home. The vast majority of returns have been from Tanzania, with smaller numbers assisted to return from Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Almost all returns from Rwanda and Uganda have so far been self-organized.

07 Nov 2019 description
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Millions displaced; women, girls hit hardest; crises compounded by conflicts, poverty and inequality; $700m average climate-related losses; urgent action needed now

More than 52 million people in 18 countries across southern, eastern and central Africa are facing up to crisis levels of hunger as a result of weather extremes, compounded by poverty and conflict.

Some areas are facing a second extreme drought in four years and worse than that sparked by El Nino in 1981.

07 Nov 2019 description

The Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria) infestation in Ethiopia has deteriorated, despite ongoing ground and aerial control operations. Together with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for immediate action to control the infestation.

06 Nov 2019 description

Entebbe 6 November 2019-- In cooperation with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), IOM and other partners, UN-Habitat recently hosted the first East African Regional Dialogue on Migration and Development in Refugee Hosting Cities from 22nd to 23rd of October in Entebbe, Uganda.

06 Nov 2019 description

Nairobi, 5 November 2019—About 100 planners drawn from Kenya’s 47 counties will benefit from a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) capacity building training organized by UN-Habitat and UNDP with funding from UKAid and the Department for International Development (DfID). The GIS Certificate Training will be held between 18 Nov to 6 Dec 2019 at the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) located inside the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

05 Nov 2019 description

On 30 October, the European Commission provided €3 million in humanitarian assistance, allocated as follows: €1.5 million for South Sudan, €850,000 for Somalia, €500,000 for Ethiopia, €150,000 for Kenya

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05 Nov 2019 description


Camp Management agencies have a critical role to play in addressing the cultural, structural, and capacity-related barriers to women’s participation in coordination. When these barriers are addressed, women’s role improves the well-being of the whole community, as well as the safety of women and girls.

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