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01 Nov 2019 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Nov 2019 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Oct 2019 description

Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in parts of Central and East Africa

  1. Heavy rainfall was reported in northern Ghana and bordering areas of Burkina Faso.

  2. The Ubangui River has triggered flooding along the river basin into northern and western Democratic Republic of Congo last week.

  3. Flooding will continue this week due to saturated ground conditions and continued rainfall in the Afar region of Ethiopia, eastern South Sudan, and the border of Ethiopia and Sudan.

31 Oct 2019 description
report World Vision

Executive summary

A high tolerance for ambiguity is essential to conduct rapid context analysis in fragile contexts, and the Good Enough Context Analysis for Rapid Response (GECARR) tool was designed for that purpose.

It is built to equip decision-makers with a practical and locally informed snapshot analysis during times of crises, and to enable and incentivise timely, effective and safe humanitarian decision-making in difficult contexts and circumstances.

31 Oct 2019 description

ORIGIN OF ENTRANTS TO SOUTH SUDAN

During this reporting week, a total of 7,243 entrants were surveyed. Of these, 65.2% were South Sudanese nationals; 27.3% were from Uganda; 2.3% from Kenya; 2.2% from Democratic Republic of Congo; and a further 3% were from other countries. Entrants’ origin information is self-reported.

WEEKLY OVERVIEW

DTM

31 Oct 2019 description
  • The rainy season has brought floods, flash floods and landslides since eary October, leading to casualties and damage.

  • 43,000 people have been affected in Wajir County (north-east Kenya) and the number of flood-related deaths has increased to 29. Approximately 36,000 people have been displaced, more than 101,000 affected, 52 schools and 14 facilities are inaccessible. Roads are flooded and two bridges damaged, including the main bridge linking Tanzania and Kenya.

31 Oct 2019 description

2,153 new arrivals were registered in September; 946 in urban areas, 991 in Kakuma and 216 in Dadaab.

84,673 Somalis have been assisted to return to Somalia under the voluntary repatriation programme since 2014, of these 1,952 in 2019. In addition, 744 Burundians have been assisted to return home since the beginning of 2018.

By end of July 2019, there were 215,405 (44%) refugees in Dadaab, 191,570 (40%) and in Kakuma & Kalobeyei Settlement, 75,467 (16%) in urban areas.

Working with Partners

30 Oct 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Below-average 2018 short rains and 2019 long rains lead to deteriorated food security conditions in the ASALs

  • The USG provides more than $121 million to support humanitarian needs across Kenya in FY 2019

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

30 Oct 2019 description

This week in Africa, armed groups made territorial gains in Nigeria and the Central African Republic, while inter-ethnic and inter-clan violence was prevalent in the DRC, Madagascar, and Kenya. In Ethiopia, riots concerning the security of a popular Oromo activist acquired religious and ethnic dimensions over the three days in which they occurred.

30 Oct 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Heavy rainfall since early October has affected more than 100,000 people, displaced thousands and caused at least 29 deaths in Kenya.

• The rains have driven flash floods, mudslides and landslides in various counties, with Wajir county amongst the hardest-hit.

• Floods have damaged infrastructure, including roads and bridges, and access to food, education and healthcare has been hampered.

30 Oct 2019 description
report World Bank

While all infrastructure public-private partnerships (PPPs) inevitably deal with financing, construction, regulatory, demand, and operational risks, among others, projects in disaster-prone regions must additionally develop commercially and technically viable solutions for managing disaster and climate risk. This technical brief highlights key considerations and good practices for structuring resilient infrastructure PPPs through Policy and Legislation; Contracting and Disaster Risk Allocation; Procurement, Monitoring, and Payment; and Insurance.

30 Oct 2019 description

“You should always ask people what they want, get their opinion and involve them. That’s the only way they can feel ownership and have a successful project,” says Ivan Kiptui, project officer for World Vision in Baringo County, Kenya.

His job is to train people in farmer-managed natural regeneration, a methodology that helps farmers manage their land in a way that will preserve or improve the ecosystem, building upon indigenous knowledge and the latest approaches adapted to the landscape.

30 Oct 2019 description

This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region.

886,881 Total number of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.

4.5 M Internally displaced people (as at December 2017) Source: OCHA

1.1 M Planning figure of DRC refugees by December 2019.

51 Total number of Congolese refugees assisted to return in 2018

BASIC INFORMATION

POPULATION FIGURES

30 Oct 2019 description

As heavy flooding in the Horn of Africa region continues to put the lives of many vulnerable communities at risk, the European Commission today is providing an additional €3 million in emergency aid. The funding will be provided through humanitarian organisations in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan.

28 Oct 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 68 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including: