Appeals & Response Plans
- South Sudan: Rift Valley Fever Outbreak - Dec 2017
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2018
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- South Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Sep 2014
- South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2014
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014
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- For third time this year, hundreds of children released by armed groups in South Sudan - UNICEF
- Displacement in East Africa: Which factors are driving returns of South Sudan refugees from Uganda and Kenya?
$841.5 million UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
Funded 69.2 million
Funding gap 772.3 million
Against a backdrop of critical humanitarian needs faced by asylum seekers and refugees in Libya, UNHCR has up-scaled its response in seeking durable solutions for persons of concern (POCs) in third safe countries through its resettlement and humanitarian evacuations programmes.
305 Dracunculiasis eradication: global surveillance summary, 2017
305 Éradication de la dracunculose: bilan de la surveillance mondiale, 2017
EU EMERGENCY TRUST FUND FOR AFRICA
TRUST FUND FOR STABILITY AND ADDRESSING ROOT CAUSES OF IRREGULAR MIGRATION AND DISPLACED PERSONS IN AFRICA
Tropical Cyclone Mekunu is expected to hit Yemen and Oman next week
Africa Weather Hazards
Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.
Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.
A slow onset to seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.
2,472,625*: Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 April(pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload)
10,274*: South Sudanese refugee arrivals in April, based on field reports as of 30 April
296,748: Refugees in South Sudan and 1.76 million IDPs including 202,154 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites.
63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)
162.5 Acres of land ploughed and 110 fuel efficient stoves built using local materials by refugees in Upper Nile and Unity
36,000+ Refugee children received polio vaccination during April 2018.
16,000+ Refugees received their ID cards (majority in Doro refugee camp) following a verification exercise.
Working with Partners in 2018
Imagine, for a moment, that you are a Syrian refugee family. You have fled from the atrocities of the Syrian Civil War to the relative safety of Cairo, in Egypt. Your children, like so many other refugee children, have had an extended period away from school and you want to get them back in the classroom and caught up. You know that an education can mean hope and a brighter future for your children, but there are too many expenses. You’re up against school fees, examination fees and even the costs of transportation to get your children to school and back each day.
• UN Humanitarian Chief urges parties to cease hostilities, protect civilians and aid workers.
• Partners scale-up cholera prevention campaigns to mitigate the risk of outbreaks during the current rainy season.
• Detained aid workers released, NGO suspends operation due to insecurity.
• Armed groups release more than 200 children in Pibor.
• Over 20,000 South Sudanese have fled insecurity and hunger to Ethiopia as refugees since January 2018.
- As of 31 March 2018, Ethiopia hosts 916,678 refugees and asylum seekers within its borders, including the more than 22,000 who arrived during the first quarter of 2018.
- The Government of Ethiopia has committed to address the concerns of refugees, including a pledge to grant local integration to those who have lived in the country for 20 years and above.
- 173,578 refugees in Ethiopia are between the ages of 15-24, representing 18.9% of the registered refugee population in the country.
- 68,472 refugee youth are South Sudanese sheltered in camps in the Gambella region. They make up 39.5% of the youth refugee population in Ethiopia.
In Pugnido camp, Gambella, a ‘Youth Peace Education Club’, comprising young people from the refugees and their hosts, works on initiatives aimed at fostering peaceful co-existence and peace-building between the two communities.
A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.
The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.
Thale Jenssen | Published 22. May 2018
Surrounded by a region in conflict, Ethiopia is Africa's second largest refugee hosting country, after Uganda. In addition, conflict, drought and flooding causes displacement inside the country. How are these refugees welcomed?
In January 2018, Ethiopia hosts close to 900,000 refugees, and the number is growing. They are mainly from neighbouring South Sudan, Eritrea, Sudan and Somalia. More than 1.5 million people in Ethiopia are internally displaced.
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59 Ongoing events
11 Humanitarian crises
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 63 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
Monkeypox in Cameroon
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a result of these attacks
Akobo town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia. Akobo is a key point of trade and transit between South Sudan and Ethiopia.
Ethiopia: Conflict between ethnic Oromos from West Gujji and Gedeos from SNNP region resulted in large scale displacement from both sides, leaving people in dire need of food and non-food assistance. Currently, the government and partners are assessing the needs and will continue to provide coordinated support. Meanwhile, the regional governments of Oromia and SNNP are working jointly to return displaced people to their place of origin and restore peace and security in the area.