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21 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 72 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

21 Oct 2019 description
report Voice of America

By Sora Halake
October 21, 2019 11:38 AM

U.S. weather forecasters predict continued heavy rainfall in eastern African regions that have already been hit hard by heavy rains and flash flooding.

The regions including the southern part of Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Uganda, the northern part of Tanzania, and Kenya usually get limited rainfall from September to December, according the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

21 Oct 2019 description
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Organizational diagram of the UN-AU partnership

by Daniel Forti and Priyal Singh

The United Nations and the African Union (AU) have worked in tandem since the AU’s establishment in 2002. During this time, their partnership has evolved to focus increasingly on conflict prevention and crisis management, culminating in the 2017 Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhanced Partnership in Peace and Security. But while the organizations’ collaboration on peacekeeping has been extensively studied, other dimensions of the partnership warrant a closer look to understand how to foster political coherence and operational coordination.

21 Oct 2019 description

WEEKLY OVERVIEW

DTM
● 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.

WASH ● Conducted a 2 day EVD Orientation Training for 29 Community Leaders and Key informants from the areas of Attende, Gimunu, Marakonye and Koya in Yei town ● Conducted community engagement meetings among communities in Kerwa, Pure, Khorijho, Kaya and Salia Musala ● Completed Round 3 IPC/WASH Assessment for Kaya PHCC and Kerwa

21 Oct 2019 description

The Scaling Fences: Voices of Irregular African Migrants to Europe report presents the results of an extensive study exploring the perspectives and experiences of 1970 individuals who migrated through irregular routes from Africa to Europe, originating from 39 African countries.

Its aim is to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between migration and development. The Scaling Fences report is the second major review of contemporary development issues affecting Africa to be published by UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa.

Highlights

20 Oct 2019 description

Nicholas Crawford, Sorcha O'Callaghan

Three years in, is the ‘new way of working’ for refugees actually working? Unsurprisingly, the picture is mixed.

With global refugee numbers at almost 26 million, a record high, and refugee situations extending for decades, the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) offer an opportunity to change the model of refugee hosting in order to benefit refugees and their hosts.

20 Oct 2019 description

Sorcha O'Callaghan, Nicholas Crawford, Kerrie Holloway, Christy Lowe, Alemu Asfaw Nigusie, Freddie Carver and Farah Manji

19 Oct 2019 description

Le partenariat travaillera à améliorer les techniques de gestion d’entreprises agroalimentaires, les techniques visant à réduire les pertes alimentaires et les méthodes de transformation agro-écologiques pour les rendre plus durables

18 Oct 2019 description

By Kimberly Howe, Jairo Munive, and Katja Rosenstock

Executive summary

18 Oct 2019 description

Focus includes improving agri-business management skills, sustainable agro-ecological and processing practices and food loss-reduction techniques

18 October 2019, Rome - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and FMO, the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank today launched a formal partnership which aims to increase investments in favor of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and small-scale producers operating within the agribusiness sector in developing countries.

18 Oct 2019 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By EVANS KIPKURA

A family of four was on Thursday night killed after their house was swept by a landslide in Turung village, Marakwet East.

The landslide was caused by heavy rains that has hit the area the last few days.

A man, identified as Titus Kiptoo, his wife Lorna Cheserek and their two children were asleep in their house when the incident happened.

Marakwet East police boss Vincent Kitili said the bodies of the victims were pulled out on Friday morning.

Mr Kitili urged residents to stay safe during this rainy season.

18 Oct 2019 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By Kalume Kazungu

In Summary

  • The flooding has made it impossible for vehicles to bring in food supplies into the villages, sparking fears of starvation.

  • Basuba ward representative pleaded with the national government and well-wishers to quickly intervene and bring humanitarian support to residents in the affected villages.

  • The floods have paralysed transport activities in the area.

18 Oct 2019 description

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 majorité des rapatriés proviennent de la Tanzanie, ainsi que du Kenya et de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) en moindre nombre.

17 Oct 2019 description

Parts of Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia receive heavy rainfall as flooding continues in Senegal

  1. Senegal has experienced significant flooding over the past two weeks. Belowaverage rainfall is forecast next week and is likely to reduce the risk for continued flooding.

  2. Flooding continues in central Nigeria. Heavy rainfall is expected next week.

  3. Heavy rainfall is expected in parts of Sudan next week, maintaining a high risk for flooding.

17 Oct 2019 description

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) Report on Food Security and Agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

  • potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats

  • new developments in countries already affected by protracted crises which are likely to cause a f further deterioration of food insecurity

17 Oct 2019 description

In September, an estimated 1,600 people, mainly women and children, fled to Yei in Central Equatoria following clashes between the government forces and the National Salvation Front in Otogo. Fighting between armed youth in Mayendit North in Unity and Tonj East in Warrap resulted in civilian casualties. Due to a localized dry spell, some 5,000 people from Tali in Terekeka reportedly migrated to Awerial County in Lakes in search of food and water. More than 4,200 South Sudanese refugees returned sponteneously, mainly from Sudan, in September, according to UNHCR.

16 Oct 2019 description

Violence, conflict and hunger continue to drive displacement in the Great Lakes region. In May and June, more than 360,000 people were uprooted in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bringing the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) country-wide to 4.8 million. Meanwhile, refugees from the broader region have continued to flee to Uganda, with more than 78,000 new arrivals from the DRC (nearly 47,100), South Sudan (more than 27,100), and Burundi (over 4,500) in 2019.