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15 Jan 2019 description

A new Global Compact on Refugees has been agreed upon by UN members states. The compact will further guide the roll-out of Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in Ethiopia, and across the world.

Two multi-dollar investments were made by the global fund ‘Education Cannot Wait’ and the African Development Bank in December which have potential to further the Global Compact and CRRF agenda in Ethiopia.

13 Jan 2019 description

Key figures:

22.2M people in need

2M internally displaced persons (IDP)

81% of IDPs displaced for more than one year

1M IDP returnees

1.2M IDPs given in-kind or cash assistance in 2018

Funding in 2018

USD 198.7 M required for 2018 operations

USD 139.9 M received as of 8 January 2019

Cash assistance

11 Jan 2019 description

KEY INDICATORS

  • 2,202 Refugees evacuated temporarily from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – December 2018

  • 1,647 Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum

  • 53,510 Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi & Tahoua regions

Operational Context

The key situations include:

11 Jan 2019 description

Rainfall brings relief to dry conditions across South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Angola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. An erratic rainfall distribution since the Short-Rains season has caused large seasonal dryness in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

  2. Continued below average rainfall since October has resulted in significant moisture deficits throughout southern Africa.

  3. Several consecutive weeks of poor rainfall has led to anomalous dryness across Madagascar.

09 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Cholera continues to represent a major public health concern in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR). From January to December 2018, approximately 37,565 cases and 443 cholera-related deaths were reported in the region with an average CFR of 1.2%. These cases emerged from 10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR).

08 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

• A total of 405 (88%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly report in week 52.
• A total of 10,386 alerts of which 119 were confirmed as true were received in week 52.

Completeness of reporting

• A total of 405 (88%) of 461 active health facilities in EWARN submitted reports while the timeliness of reporting was 81%

07 Jan 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 30 new cases of AWD/cholera were reported in week 52 compared to 26 cases week 51

• No new death was reported in week 52

• A cumulative total of 6,761 cases including 46 deaths have been reported since December 2017 from 5 regions

• The cholera outbreak has been contained in 4 regions, however active transmission is still in Banadir region

KEY FIGURES

• 30 new cases with no new death

• 57% of the new cases were female

• 63% of the cases were ≤5 years

07 Jan 2019 description

KEY MESSAGES

• At the conclusion of the Deyr/short rains season, there remain large areas of drier-than-normal conditions across Somalia, in parts of eastern and southern Ethiopia, in eastern Kenya, and along the Kenya-Uganda border. However, December rainfall alleviated cumulative deficits in parts of the eastern Horn, bringing short-term but significant relief to pasture and water resources.

04 Jan 2019 description

Drought develops in eastern Africa as dryness strengthens across southern Africa

  1. A poor start to the Short-Rains season has resulted in large seasonal dryness in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

  2. Insufficient rainfall since October has led to large moisture deficits in South Africa, Lesotho, and Botswana.

  3. Several weeks of poor rainfall has caused dryness across Madagascar.

  4. Many weeks of below-average rainfall has strengthened dryness in Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

04 Jan 2019 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher, Similar, or Lower. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

03 Jan 2019 description

Drought continues to develop across Kenya, Somalia, and southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poor rainfall distribution since the beginning of the Short-Rains season has caused large moisture deficits in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

  2. Insufficient rainfall since October has resulted in early-season drought across South Africa, Lesotho, and Botswana.

  3. Several weeks of poor rainfall have caused dryness in central and western Madagascar.

03 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

• A total of 392 (85%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly report in week 51.
• A total of 9,796 alerts of which 77 were confirmed as true were received in week 51.
• Alerts of 9 deaths in Barawe and Marka district of Lower Shabelle is under investigation.

03 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

• A total of 403 (88%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly report in week 50.
• A total of 10,182 alerts of which 126 were confirmed as true were received in week 50.
• Alerts of 9 deaths in Barawe and Marka district of Lower Shabelle is under investigation.

03 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

• A total of 26 new cases of AWD/cholera were reported in week 51 compared to 36 cases week 50
• No new death was reported in week 51
• A cumulative total of 6,731 cases including 46 deaths have been reported since December 2017 from 5 regions
• The cholera outbreak has been contained in 4 regions, however active transmission is still in Banadir region

Key Figures

03 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• No Ebola case has been reported in Uganda despite the persistent influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and regular trade activities across the DRC/Uganda border. This is largely attributed to the intensive Ebola prevention and preparedness efforts by the Ministry of Health and partners, including UNICEF. Over 100,000 people, including 35,000 children, were reached with messages on signs, symptoms, prevention and control of Ebola by UNICEF and the Uganda Red Cross Society.

03 Jan 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Health cluster partners provided consultation services to 537,7261 individuals in 334 health facilities (including 10 mobile health units). Of this, 261,748 were reached through funds received from the humanitarian appeal process.

• No new case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) were discovered in November; with twelve (12) cases3 since January 2018.

• 8,7524 suspected cases of measles were reported during 2018 up until 2 December. Overall, surveillance is showing a decrease in the cases of measles.

31 Dec 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Deyr rainy season performs poorly, risk of drought in parts of Puntland and Somaliland; early Action needed to prevent a deterioration of the situation.

• The nexus between nutrition and food security;

• Disability and stigmatization in Somalia;

• Insecurity continues to hinder assistance efforts;

• Sustained donor support required in early 2019.

Deyr season poor, risk of drought in the north

Drought conditions expected in the north