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16 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In January 2018, UNICEF has distributed 2,909 cartons of Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) across nine counties.

  • A total of 95,757 people (15,321 children under five) were reached with malaria control interventions including indoor residual spraying, distribution of insecticidal treated nets, as well as behaviour change communication.

16 Feb 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2018

14 Feb 2018 description

37,806 Refugees received non-food items during the reporting period.

1,016 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period

2,966 Refugees reached with human rights awareness campaign during the reporting period

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

286,256 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 January 2018.

1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 204,247 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 25 January 2018

12 Feb 2018 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops, and cotton. FAW can cause significant yield losses if not well managed. It can have a number of generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night. Its modality of introduction along with its biological and ecological adaptation across Africa are still speculative.

12 Feb 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:

  • Declaration of the end of cholera outbreak in South Sudan

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Angola

08 Feb 2018 description

January rainfall improves harvest prospects in Burundi and Rwanda

KEY MESSAGES

  • Tanzania continued to receive well above-average rainfall in January, resulting in favorable agricultural conditions across the country.

  • Burundi, eastern Rwanda, and localized areas of eastern DRC also received above-average rains during this period, improving harvest prospects following dry spells during the Season A (October to December) rains.

07 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- UNICEF’s Humanitarian Appeal for Children 2018 is 20 per cent funded. UNICEF and partners will not be able to respond to the urgent needs of children and women experiencing emergency situations in 2018 if additional funding is not secured.
- Over 3,300 Congolese refugee children (1,737 girls and 1,604 boys) were immunised against measles as they crossed into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

06 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • More than 4,057 cholera / AWD cases and 51 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.3%) have been reported in 11 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

05 Feb 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 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

    • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

    • Lassa fever in Benin

    • Lassa fever in Nigeria

    • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Uganda

    • Rift Valley fever in South Sudan

01 Feb 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

In West Africa, regional staple food production for the 2017/18 marketing year is projected to be above average, increasing for the fourth consecutive year. Locally-produced grain prices declined seasonally in December as post-harvest sales and trade flows intensified. Staple food prices remained above average across much of the region. Below average pastoral conditions continue to influence livestock markets in many areas. Market anomalies remain largely concentrated in the eastern marketing basin.

01 Feb 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.

01 Feb 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.

Staple Food Markets in East Africa:

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• Intra-communal fighting has forced nearly 600,000 people from their homes within Central African Republic (C.A.R.) and another half million outside of its border. Despite these rising needs, insecurity continues to hinder humanitarian access and relief operations across C.A.R.

• WFP continues to airlift food to Bangassou and Zemio with a direct consequence on the cost of the operation. The newly opened corridor from Uganda through Democratic Republic of Congo began to be used to reach conflict-affected populations in Zemio.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • The WFP Uganda Country Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2022 was approved by the WFP Executive Board in November 2017, to take effect on 1 January 2018.

  • In 2017, WFP purchased 865 mt of food from small-scale farmer organizations. Out of this, 340 mt was purchased through direct negotiation with the farmers.

  • WFP introduced a beneficiary feedback helpline in Karamoja region and the Kiryandongo refugee settlement. The helpline will be extended to all WFP’s operations in the coming months.

31 Jan 2018 description

Refugee arrivals from DRC into Uganda continue to increase

Key Messages

In bimodal areas of Uganda, the November to January second season harvest is complete and average production has supported seasonal declines of staple food prices. In December, the prices of local staple cereals across key markets were well below the same time last year and near the five-year average. Food availability and access are expected to remain normal in most areas throughout the projection period, and Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes will likely continue.

31 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • In December, the average retail prices for maize grain increased by 10% compared to November, while the prices for sorghum and beans remained stable. The prices for maize grain and sorghum were significantly higher in Nakapiripirit by 33% and 25% respectively, due to high demand from traders from neighboring districts and regions;

31 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • Compared to October, there was a slight reduction in the average retail price for maize grain, sorghum and beans in Karamoja in November 2017 by 3%, 8% and 7% respectively.

  • Annual and long-term average (2013-2016) analysis indicates that average retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans were favourable for consumers in November 2017 except for Moroto, Napak and Amudat.

31 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • While the average retail price for maize grain and beans were relatively stable, the price for sorghum fell by 7% in October compared to September, due to improved supplies from the September-to-October harvest. Sorghum price was significantly lower in Kaabong, Kotido and Abim by 30-20-13 percent respectively;