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04 Dec 2018 description

This quarterly update is compiled by OCHA ROSEA to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better engage with disaster-affected communities across Southern and Eastern Africa.

IOM ‘Know Before You Go’ Campaign Kicks off as part of Social Protection Week In Zambia

04 Dec 2018 description
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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

17 Aug 2018 description

Lara Palmisano

Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.

CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.

16 Aug 2018 description

In July, hostilities between armed groups and inter-communal fighting persisted in most of the country. In Western Bahr el Ghazal, fighting was reported between armed groups in Mboro and Bisellia in Wau County. Several IDPs from Wadhalele have arrived in Wau town. Civilians in Nagero were also displaced to Tambura town and Bazia in Western Bahr el Ghazal due to insecurity and conflict. In Central Equatoria an estimated number of 15,000 IDPs were reportedly displaced by conflict in Tore, Yei County. Thirty-seven civilians were abducted in Minyori Payam, Yei County.

08 Aug 2018 description

Funding Required: $25.41B

Funding Received: $9.39B

Unmet Requirements: $16.02B

Coverage: 37.0%

People in need: 134.0M

People to receive aid: 95.8M

Countries affected: 41

19 Jul 2018 description

In June 2018, thousands of people were forced to flee their homes due to hostilities in several parts of the Country. In Central Equatoria, about 20,700 IDPs were reported in Yei town- this follows fighting in several locations in Yei County and nearly 3,100 people were displaced from Kupera to Lainya following harassment and looting by armed elements. In Western Equatoria, some 18,500 IDPs were registered in Tambura; they fled fighting in Nagero, Nagero County.

10 Jul 2018 description

Funding required: $25.39 B

Funding received: $8.71 B

Unmet requirements: 16.68 B

Coverage: 34.3%

People in need: 134.0 M

People to receive aid: 96.2 M

Countries affected: 40

25 Jun 2018 description

CERF announces new findings in latest Results Report

Claudia Hargarten June 26, 2018

A new Results Report takes stock of how a US$439 million humanitarian investment from more than 50 donors delivered life-saving assistance to over 22 million people facing the consequences of natural disasters and conflict around the world.

19 Jun 2018 description

In May 2018, tens of thousands of people were displaced as a result of continued clashes in several parts of Unity, including Mayom, Rubkona, Guit, Koch, Leer and Mayendit. The people of Leer County suffered the worst of the fighting, with over 40,000 people reported to be displaced to the swampy areas of Meer, Pap, Kok, Dir and Toch-Riak. Partners continued to report the burning down of villages, looting, indiscriminate killings and sexual violence. In Central Equatoria, sporadic fighting was reported outside Yei town.

07 Jun 2018 description

Highlights
- An estimated 800,000 people have been affected by the floods countrywide.
- The death toll from ongoing rainfall and flooding has risen to 186.
- Interventions to assist 592,000 people in 25 counties are ongoing.
- The UN Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated US$5 million for the response.

Situation Overview

11 May 2018 description

In April, renewed fighting in Mayom, Rubkona, Guit, Koch, Leer and Mayendit counties in Unity led to displacement of thousands of civilians. Three villages were burnt down following clashes in and around Koch town, displacing over 7,000 people, while nearly 600 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) arrived in Nyal, Panyijiar County. In Jonglei, fighting was reported in Akobo, Nyirol and Uror counties where several civilians were killed and thousands displaced. At least 13,000 displaced people arrived in Guiy village, north-west of Motot following the fighting in Nyirol and Uror counties.

10 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • More than 311,100 people have now been displaced by floods, with the death toll rising to 132.

  • A dam in Nakuru burst its banks on 9 May, killing at least 30 people.

  • At least 40 counties have been affected by floods, with heavy rains expected to continue.

Situation Overview

10 May 2018 description

The National Meteorology Agency forecast continued risk of localized flooding

09 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • 271,000 people have now been displaced by floods, with the death toll rising to 118.

  • The number of people displaced is expected to increase to 280,000 by 14 May, as the Kenya Meteorological Department has warned that more heavy rain is expected.

  • Eight temporary humanitarian coordination hubs have been reactivated to support the flood response.

Situation Overview

04 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • Floods have displaced around 260,200 people and reportedly killed 100 across Kenya.

  • 205 schools across affected counties have been damaged.

Situation Overview

Heavy rains continue to be reported across Kenya, where floods have now displaced 48,177 households (about 260,200 people), and the death toll has risen to an estimated 100 people, according to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS). Many of those impacted by the floods live in counties previously affected by drought.

03 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • Floods have displaced more than 244,400 people and reportedly killed 80.

  • The highest displaced populations are reported in Tana River, Turkana, Mandera and Kilifi counties.

  • The heavy rains and floods have compounded the ongoing cholera outbreak and chikungunya epidemic and are increasing the risks of a large scale outbreak.

  • Several parts of Western and Central Kenya are likely to experience above-normal rainfall during the month of May.

Situation Overview