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20 Aug 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Typhoid fever in Zimbabwe

  • Measles in Chad

  • Cholera in Niger

  • Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

18 Aug 2018 description

Key Messages

  • Since mid-July, persistent and well above-average seasonal rains in Sudan caused significant levels of flooding. According to reports, over 45,000 people have been affected in West Kordofan, Kassala, El Gezira, Sennar, and Northern states. Meanwhile, large areas of western Ethiopia, southeastern South Sudan, and northern Uganda have experienced significant rainfall deficits for the past month, resulting in soil and crop moisture stress.

16 Aug 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2019

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.

13 Aug 2018 description

OVERVIEW

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Cameroon

  • Cholera in Tanzania

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.

13 Aug 2018 description

During the month of July 2018, 9,154 persons from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi and other countries, arrived in Uganda—the majority from DRC. The humanitarian situation remains unpredictable in South Sudan, DRC and Burundi.

Refugees from South Sudan report fleeing primarily out of fear of being killed by fighters from either side of the conflict inside the country, while those from DRC report interethnic clashes and fears related to the upcoming elections.

13 Aug 2018 description

6,800+ Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items and seeds during the reporting period.

9,900+ Tree seedlings raised in Upper Nile during the reporting period

1,400+ Refugees and IDPs received livelihood support across South Sudan during the reporting period

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

298,038 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 July 2018.

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

09 Aug 2018 description

Key Messages

Protracted conflict drives food insecurity; and flooding in the north affects livelihoods

08 Aug 2018 description
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Introduction

Following the outbreak of violence in Juba in July 2016, the conflict in South Sudan expanded to previously peaceful areas, including the Greater Equatoria region (Central, Eastern, and Western Equatoria states). Many areas in the Greater Equatoria region are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside of a few large towns and displacement sites.

06 Aug 2018 description

2,488,756* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 June (preand post-Dec 2013 caseload)

7,557* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in June, based on field reports as of 30 June

297,150 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.88 million IDPs including 210,545 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites.

KEY FIGURES *

63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

4.66 million Total population of concern (South Sudanese refugees,
South Sudanese IDPs and refugees inside South Sudan)

03 Aug 2018 description

ASSISTED VOLUNTARY RETURNS

24 migrants-- 21 Somalis and 3 Kenyans-- were supported with Assisted Voluntary Return to their home countries

1 Burundian refugee resetteled to Finland from South Sudan

1 South Sudanese national returned from Niger

2 document verifications conducted for South Sudanese citizens

MIGRATION MANAGEMENT

4 assessments were conducted (2 in Nimule; 1 in Renk; and 1 in Juba)

02 Aug 2018 description

6,400+ Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items and seeds during the reporting period.

600+ Individuals received capacity building trainings during the reporting period

2,000+ Refugees ID cards issued in Upper Nile during the reporting period

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

297,150 Refugees in South Sudan as of 30 June 2018.

1.88 million IDPs in South Sudan including 200,571 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 12 July 2018.

01 Aug 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

30 Jul 2018 description

OVERVIEW

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • The declaration of the end of the Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Focus on the outbreaks in Nakivale refugee camp in Uganda

  • Monkeypox outbreak in Central African Republic

28 Jul 2018 description

Enhanced seasonal rains and likely flooding are forecast for northern parts of the region

KEY MESSAGES

  • June to September seasonal rains are fully established in the northern sector of the region, as above-average rainfall amounts have been received across parts of Sudan, western Ethiopia, and northern South Sudan, helping ease localized early season deficits. These enhanced rains have largely benefited early season agricultural activities in these countries.

23 Jul 2018 description

OVERVIEW

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including: