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- FEWS NET: East Africa: Maize, Regional Supply and Market Outlook, November 6, 2019. 14 Nov 2019
- OCHA: Kenya Flash Update No. 2: Floods | 5 November 2019. 7 Nov 2019
- WFP: WFP Airlifts Kenyan Government relief food as floods cut off major roads in parts of the country. 9 Nov 2019
- Mercy Corps: Relying on rainfall: How one community in Kenya is affected by climate change. 13 Nov 2019
- OCHA: Kenya: Heavy rains impact more than 100,000 people. 1 Nov 2019
ORIGIN OF ENTRANTS TO SOUTH SUDAN
During this reporting week, a total of 7,150 entrants were surveyed. Of these,
62.8% were South Sudanese nationals; 28.6% were from Uganda; 3.9% from Kenya; 2.4% from Democratic Republic of Congo; and a further 2.3% were from other countries. Entrants’ origin information is self-reported.
● DTM continues to operate 24 FMPs at the borders with DRC, Uganda and CAR, of which six run in cooperation with DTM Uganda on the Ugandan side of the border
Considerable flooding continues across East and West Africa
Heavy rainfall was reported in northern Ghana and bordering areas of Burkina Faso.
The Logone River in northern Cameroon has flooded and continued rain expected next week is likely to maintain high water levels.
Northern South Sudan has reported flooding from high river levels accumulating from parts of Sudan and Ethiopia.
In late April 2018, heavy rains deluged Kenya’s Makueni County, pouring down 300 percent of the area’s average seasonal rainfall in just 48 hours. The rainfall and resultant flooding resulted in the deaths of at least 28 people and damaged or destroyed hundreds of houses. It also collapsed the county’s Kamunyolo dam and swamped the water treatment plant in Makueni’s Wote town, downing Wote’s two major water sources and cutting off access to safe drinking water for thousands of people in the county.
According to Long Rains Assessment (LRA) 2019, the overall food security in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Counties deteriorated 2019 with more households in crisis and emergency phase classification. A total of 2.56 million people still require immediate food assistance. This includes 2.26 million people who are in crisis drought classification and 298,000 people who are in emergency drought classification and require immediate food assistance.
Food security outlook: Across the Horn of Africa, Stressed! (IPC Phase 2!) or Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes are present in many pastoral and agropastoral areas, including southeastern and northeastern Ethiopia, most of Somalia, and northern and eastern Kenya. The June-August cereal harvests were below-average to failed, with cereal production estimated at 60 to 90 percent below average in Somalia and Kenya.
Scientists increasingly see links between healthy ecosystems and reduced risks of hazards like landslides
The boy stares puzzled at the gash on his grandmother’s land. Also puzzled are 30 global disaster experts and professors on a study tour. ‘What kind of landslide was it?’ they wonder. Could exotic trees be to blame?
While some climb gingerly down the debris to get a better view, others interview his grandmother.
‘Was there a crack and a loud noise when it fell?’ they ask Faith Wangari,
Heavy rain has been affecting several counties since last week, causing flash flooding and landslides.
According to media reports, as of 24 October, 9 people have died as a result, 4 in Elgeyo-Marakwet County, 4 in Wajir county and 1 in Turkana County. Thousands of people have been displaced and roads and houses have been damaged.
Moderate to heavy rain is expected over central and eastern counties over the next 24 hours.
By MANASE OTSIALO
Four children drowned on Tuesday in Eldas, Wajir County as they attempted to swim in a swollen stream.
Two of the victims were in Standard Five, one in Grade One and another in Grade Three.
Heavy rains in the area have occasioned flash floods which have cut off roads and marooned villages.
Wajir County Director of Education Hussein Osman confirmed the deaths.
The official said as a result of the heavy rains, some examination centres have been moved.
In September, 31,000 new internal displacements were monitored by the UNHCR-led Protection and Returns Monitoring Network (PRMN). Of the 302,000 new displacements monitored year-todate, drivers include conflict and insecurity (157,000), drought-related (126,000), floods (7,000) and other reasons (12,000).
35,523 refugees & asylum-seekers
Executive Summary “We have a broken heart here. We feel insecure. No one wants to help us.” – “Aisha,” trans refugee woman from Somalia. Up to 150,000 refugees and asylum seekers reside in the urban centers of Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya. Most refugees in Kenya are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia, and South Sudan, having fled brutal armed conflict, human rights violations, and persecution.
by Wesley Langat | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 07:00 GMT
Millions of rural households in Kenya rely on agriculture for their income, but a warming climate is bringing more intense and frequent droughts
By Wesley Langat
MACHAKOS, Kenya, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the past two years, Beatrice Ndavi, a 56-year-old farmer in central Kenya, has received vouchers for good-quality seeds and fertiliser, as well as training to improve her yields.
The flash floods have also rendered several roads impassable.
Mr Thuo said that since Friday last week, four people have been killed by flash floods.
St Kevin Secondary School and Erait Academy have already closed and learners sent home following the floods.
By SAMMY LUTTA
A woman died on Tuesday evening after she was swept away by flash floods in Lorugum village, Loima in Turkana County.
- 13.7 million people are currently food insecure and require urgent action (IPC Phase 3+).
- Up to 4 million children under 5 years of age are acutely malnourished.
- 17 million people are living with water insecurity.
- Forecast above-average rains are likely to benefit second season harvests and pastoral livelihoods at the end of this year. However, the risk of flooding is elevated.
The Safe Schools Declaration and the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict (the Guidelines) have succeeded in highlighting the issue of attacks on students, teachers, schools, and universities, and the military use of schools and universities as a global problem, and represent a coordinated international political response to address this problem. The Safe Schools Declaration was opened for endorsement in May 2015, and as of September 23, 2019, had been endorsed by 96 countries.
Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
Rainfall: Offseason rains were received majorly in Moyale sub-county and few pockets across the County. The off-season rains were poorly distributed both spatially and temporally.
Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification Drought Phase: Alert-Worsening
Biophysical indicators show negative fluctuations away from the expected seasonal ranges.
Below average rainfall was received in the month of September 2019.
The September Vegetation Condition Index values for Tana River County are below normal and clearly indicating all sub-counties are currently experiencing moderate vegetation deficit compared to last month.
La majorité referait le voyage malgré les risques
New York – Les migrants irréguliers qui ont effectué le périlleux voyage de l’Afrique vers l’Europe le referaient, même conscients des dangers. Environ 93 % des près de 2 000 migrants en situation irrégulière interrogés ont connu le danger durant leur voyage, mais seulement 2 % ont déclaré qu’ils seraient restés chez eux s’ils avaient eu connaissance des risques.