Appeals & Response Plans
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2018
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Tanzania: Earthquake - Sept 2016
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- Uganda: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Uganda: Measles Outbreak - Aug 2013
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - May 2013
- Uganda: Floods - May 2013
- Uganda: Marburg Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Uganda: Ebola Outbreak - Jul 2012
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- Uganda map (20 September 2018)
- UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report - August 2018
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.
IOM’S RESPONSE FOCUS
Population Mobility Mapping (PMM) and Flow Monitoring (FMP) at border-crossings and in the affected province
Points of Entry (POE) surveillance (health screening, risk communication, hand washing and hygiene promotion)
Cross-border coordination between DRC, Republic of Uganda (Uganda) and Republic of Rwanda (Rwanda)
1. Situation update
More than 28,553 cholera / AWD cases and 388 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.4%) have been reported in 10 out of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 21 % of the total case load reported this year.
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:
Update of UNHCR’s operations in Africa
A. Situational context
During the month of August 2018, 9,458 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 continue to 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.
Burundians indicate several reasons for leaving their country including insecurity and family reunification.
Following the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 1 August, UNICEF and partners are supporting the Government with preparedness efforts that include community mobilization, psychosocial support as well as water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in eight districts bordering the DRC.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2019
Flood risk remains high over parts of Nigeria, as heavy rainfall is expected to continue
Africa Weather Hazards
Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.
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.
Description of the disaster
1. Situation update
Situation Update from Democratic Republic of Congo as on 17th August 2018
Cumulative cases: 78
Confirmed cases : 51
Probable : 27
Total deaths : 44
Cases under investigation : 24
Areas affected : Two provinces
o North Kivu - Mabalako; Butembo; Ocha; Musienene; Beni and Bingo
o Ituri- Mambasa, Mandina
141,600+ Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items across South Sudan.
8,000+ Children early childhood development activities in Unity.
3,000+ Tree seedlings distributed to refugees and host community in Unity.
KEY FIGURES INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
298,881 Refugees inside South Sudan as of 31 August 2018.
1.84 million IDPs in South Sudan including 198,444 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 26 July 2018.
US $809.4 million - Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in 2018.
During the month of August, Sudan continued to receive significantly above-average rainfall, which caused additional widespread flooding, fatalities, livestock and crop losses, and infrastructure damage. As moderate to localized heavy rainfall is forecast over the next two weeks, particularly in southern areas, a heightened flood-risk is expected through mid-September.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
Declaration of the end of the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cholera in Niger
Cholera in Cameroon
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.
Regional Flow Monitoring Network
26 FMPs and 10 mobile FMPs are currently operational in 7 countries. No FMPS were activated or de-activated during this period.
Current major event
EMFLU and improved influenza data sharing
More than 24,897 cholera / AWD cases and 354 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.4%) have been reported in 10 out of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 23.8% of the total case load reported this year.
14,029 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 1.8 m cash based transfers made
US$ 96.6 m six months (August, 2018 – January, 2019) net funding requirements
1.14 m people assisted in July 2018
Despite being East Africa’s breadbasket and a major exporter of grains, levels of food insecurity were still classified as ‘serious’ by the 2017 Global Hunger Index.