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20 Sep 2018 description

Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate current food insecurity in many countries

Some 39 countries in need of food assistance - FAO expects slightly lower global cereal production

20 September 2018, Rome - Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today.

20 Sep 2018 description

Drugs shortages persist for refugee camp clinics in White Nile State.

Flash flooding destroys refugee and host community homes in El Meiram, West Kordofan.

Inter-agency response plan for Khartoum’s ‘Open Areas’ launched in August.

Population Update

20 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Heavy rains and flash floods have affected over 142,000 people across Sudan.

• About 170,000 vulnerable people in the Abyei Area need humanitarian assistance, UN agencies and partners report.

• Better procurement and supply chain management in Sudan is key to adequate health service delivery.

• Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocates $20 million to Sudan to bridge humanitarian financing gaps.

FIGURES 2018

# people in need in Sudan (2018 HNO) 5.5 million

19 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Approximately 141,410 people were displaced in Somali region after conflict erupted on 4 August. The conflict led to the exodus of government personnel, leaving essential services significantly understaffed. This in turn created pressing and urgent humanitarian needs for children and women in the region.

• Through UNICEF support, 134,446 people in Gedeo-West Guji received essential and life-saving health care services and 30,579 children under 5 years were treated for Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

19 Sep 2018 description

Conflict continues to drives high needs, but some food security improvements expected

Key Messages

17 Sep 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

17 Sep 2018 description

Update of UNHCR’s operations in Africa

A. Situational context

12 Sep 2018 description

Flood risk remains high over parts of Nigeria, as heavy rainfall is expected to continue

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.

  2. Torrential rain has increased the level of the Atbara and Dindir Rivers. Additional rainfall over the region is likely to further raise water levels, including the Nile River and its tributaries.

12 Sep 2018 description
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Mid-year figures report
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East Africa worst hit by internal displacement in first half of 2018

Geneva, 12 September 2018 - Latest figures from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) reveal that millions of people across the world have become displaced inside their own country since January. Worldwide, there were 5.2 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and violence in the first half of 2018, based on the analysis of data from the 10 worst-affected countries.

11 Sep 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • During the month of August, Sudan continued to receive significantly above-average rainfall, which caused additional widespread flooding, fatalities, livestock and crop losses, and infrastructure damage. As moderate to localized heavy rainfall is forecast over the next two weeks, particularly in southern areas, a heightened flood-risk is expected through mid-September.

10 Sep 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Declaration of the end of the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cholera in Niger
Cholera in Cameroon
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.

07 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 5,467 mt of food assistance distributed

  • US$103.5 million, six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements, representing 46% of total

  • 1.6 million people assisted in July 2018*

Operational context

06 Sep 2018 description

Despite a recent improvement in rainfall, dryness remains over parts of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.

  2. Torrential rain has increased the level of the Atbara and Dindir Rivers. Additional rainfall over the region is likely to further raise water levels, including the Nile River and its tributaries.

01 Sep 2018 description

Widespread flooding across Sudan caused by torrential rainfall

Key Messages

30 Aug 2018 description

Rains shift south over West Africa and Eastern Africa records average rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Weeks of abovenormal rainfall have caused river levels to rise.
    This includes the Volta River, where water has been released from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso causing downstream flooding.

  2. Above-average rainfall has damaged infrastructure and caused fatalities in Sudan. Continuing rainfall may trigger additional floods through early September.

29 Aug 2018 description

Refugee relocations to support camp decongestion in White Nile State.

Flash flooding destroys refugee and host community homes in West Kordofan.

WASH progress made in Al Lait, North Darfur.

Population Update

27 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Heavy rainfall in July has resulted in major flooding in West Kordofan and Kassala states, impacting over 7,000 household. The Government of Sudan, civil society, UNICEF and humanitarian partners have quickly scaled up the response to the emerging needs providing critical services including WASH, health, nutrition, and education.

• UNICEF and partners provided emergency Child Protection, Education, Health & Nutrition and WASH support to over 1,000 newly displaced people in Golo and Nertiti (Central and West Jebel Marra, Darfur).

27 Aug 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Macroeconomic conditions, including devaluation of the local currency and high inflation continue to erode household purchasing power, FEWS NET said.

  • 1,888 families lost all their possessions in East Darfur’s El Neem IDP camp, when an unattended cooking fire engulfed a large section of the camp.

  • Results of a nutrition survey indicate GAM rates above WHO’s emergency threshold of 10 per cent across all refugee camps in White Nile State

22 Aug 2018 description

Flooding continues in West Africa, while dryness strengthens in Ethiopia

22 Aug 2018 description

Executive summary

This report provides United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members with an overview of the numbers of people in acute need of emergency food, nutrition and livelihood assistance in 22 countries/territories affected by conflict. It analyses the factors driving food insecurity and examines if those factors are a consequence of conflict and/or if they are driving further tension.