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19 Sep 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Summary

There remain close to 208,000 registered refugees in the Dadaab camps, mostly of Somali orgin. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia and reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is a need to strengthen information on humanitarian needs and access to assistance and services in the camps. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in Dadaab refugee camps.

19 Sep 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Summary

There remain close to 208,000 registered refugees in the Dadaab camps, mostly of Somali orgin. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia and reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is a need to strengthen information on humanitarian needs and access to assistance and services in the camps. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in Dadaab refugee camps.

19 Sep 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Summary

There remain close to 208,000 registered refugees in the Dadaab camps, mostly of Somali orgin. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia and reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is a need to strengthen information on humanitarian needs and access to assistance and services in the camps. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in Dadaab refugee camps.

19 Sep 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Summary

There remain close to 208,000 registered refugees in the Dadaab camps, mostly of Somali orgin. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia and reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is a need to strengthen information on humanitarian needs and access to assistance and services in the camps. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in Dadaab refugee camps.

19 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 28,553 cholera / AWD cases and 388 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.4%) have been reported in 10 out of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 21 % of the total case load reported this year.

17 Sep 2018 description

Background & Methodology

Due to its proximity to three major humanitarian emergencies in South Sudan, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), its progressive refugee hosting and settlement policies, and the ease of border crossings, Uganda has received a large number of refugees over the past 3 years.
With over 1 million refugees in Uganda, humanitarian needs

14 Sep 2018 description
report Oxfam

15.8M People facing food insecurity

4.1M People displaced

16.3M People affected by drought in the region

1M People affected by floods

11 Sep 2018 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 9.2 million Swiss francs increased from 4.8 million Swiss francs, which reflects the overall operational plan of the Kenya Red Cross Society. The revised Appeal is focusing on shelter and settlement, health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, protection, gender and inclusion as well as food security and livelihoods, targeting 321,630 people or 53,605 families. The operation has been scaled up to assist an increased number of people within an extended timeframe, and an enlarged geographic scope.

11 Sep 2018 description

141,600+ Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items across South Sudan.

8,000+ Children early childhood development activities in Unity.

3,000+ Tree seedlings distributed to refugees and host community in Unity.

KEY FIGURES INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

298,881 Refugees inside South Sudan as of 31 August 2018.

1.84 million IDPs in South Sudan including 198,444 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 26 July 2018.

US $809.4 million - Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in 2018.

PROTECTION

10 Sep 2018 description

As western governments reduce funding for refugees in East Africa, aid programmes are being forced to shut down, leaving refugees in crisis. "Fast and furious budget cuts are hitting the East Africa aid sector hard. If more funding isn't found, malnutrition will rise, schools will close, and water -borne diseases will break out. Rich nations should step up to support countries that are still accepting refugees. We have a window to avoid a refugee catastrophe in East Africa if we act now," warned Nigel Tricks, Regional Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicator
- The County is currently experiencing Normal vegetation conditions in EWS classification.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- No rains were received in all parts of the County during the reporting month.
- Vegetation condition; the current three-month Vegetation Condition index for the County showed above normal vegetation greenness.
- The browse situation is good while pasture is fair in all the sub counties.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- The County received good rainfall across livelihood zones in the first and second dekads in July. The temporal and spatial distribution is good. The ongoing rainfall performance is generally normal.
- The vegetation condition still depicted a steady trend across the County as shown by the stability in the Vegetation Condition Index. All Sub-counties recorded above normal vegetation greenness. Forage condition remained good.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Rainfall Report
- The county did not receive any rainfall in the month of July, although characterised by cold, windy and cloudy weather in most part of Wajir County.
- Vegetation condition: Current VCI in the county recorded vegetation greenness above normal with avci score of 75.1 as compared to previous month figure of 81.92 showing aslight deterioration of vegetation deficit in some livelihood zones with though no significant changes.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- No rainfall was experienced in the county during the month of July. However, cumulative rainfall for the 6-month period covering February 2018 to July 2018 represents 166% of what is normally experienced.
- The condition of vegetation deteriorated slightly as evidenced by the shift in VCI-3month downwards but the level of greenness was above normal across all areas in the county.
- Across the three livelihood zones, pasture and browse condition was good although tending to fair in some few places.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- The month of July was characterised by intervals of calm, cloudy and sunny weather condition with selective parts of the county receiving some showers of rainfall.
- No actual rainfall was recorded in all the rain gauge stations however, water level in rivers remained normal compared to the long term average. Vegetation cover across the County was normal with a reducing trend compared to the previous month.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators - The county experienced light rains in the highlands of the county. The lowlands remained dry coupled with low temperatures.
- The county vegetation condition index was above normal. All the four Sub Counties VCI depicted vegetation greenness above normal.

Production Indicators
- Farmers were harvesting dry maize.
- Livestock body condition was good for all species.
- Milk production per HH per day was above normal.
- Livestock migration patterns were normal.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- Spontaneous and erratic showers of light intensity were experienced across some parts of the county.
- Vegetation condition cover improved further compared to June.
- Capacity of majority of water sources is over 80 percent.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- The month of July was generally dry. However, off season showers were received for an average of two days. Amounts received were poorly distributed in time and space.
- The vegetation greenness was above normal in all the livelihood zones.
- Access to water was fair. Rivers were flowing at normal levels while water holding structures were 50 percent full.