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11 Dec 2018 description

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Pakistan

Nineteen districts in Sindh and 11 districts in Balochistan province are facing moderate to severe drought with below average rainfall from June to November. The lack of water puts agriculture and livestock at risk.

There is no data on the amount of people affected by drought. Over 600 children have died this year in drought-hit Thar, Sindh province due to contaminated water and malnutrition. Health and livelihood concerns are high.

18 Oct 2018 description

12,000 people have been affected by flooding and landslides in Bukalasi and Buwali sub-counties in Bududa district since 11 October. The Bududa landslide disaster followed three days of consistent and heavy rainfall in the areas around Mount Elgon National Park in Bukalasi. 858 people have been displaced (The Tower Post 14/10/2018). 51 deaths have been reported (Howwe 14/10/2018).
Reported humanitarian needs are shelter, food, healthcare and NFIs (ActAlliance 15/10/2019).

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22 Aug 2018 description

As of 18 August, 91 cases of Ebola and 50 deaths (CFR 54.9%) have been reported in Ituri and Nord Kivu provinces of DRC. Conflict and insecurity in both areas are aggravating the crisis and increasing the risk the disease will spread further. Conflict is hampering humanitarian access of health workers to the local population, as well as driving displacement across the border to Uganda. Around 99,400 refugees from DRC have arrived in Uganda since January 2018, and the number of new refugees in Uganda from the two Ebola-affected provinces rose in July to 250 a day from 170 a day.

16 Mar 2018 description

Intercommunal violence between Lendu and Hema communities since December has internally displaced over 100,000 people and led to a severe humanitarian crisis. In a conflict where civilians are being directly targeted, protection of the affected population is a major concern. Thousands of houses have been burned down and livelihood activities, including agriculture, have been disrupted, resulting in significant needs for shelter and food assistance.

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20 Feb 2018 description

Iraq

There are 3.3 million IDP returnees in Iraq compared with 2.4 million IDPs. Health, protection and shelter needs are the key humanitarian concerns facing these population groups.

13 Feb 2018 description

Myanmar

The humanitarian situation for the Rohingya population in Rakhine state remains highly concerning. Civilians face restricted movement and people are regularly denied access to fields, coastal waters, rivers and markets. This leads to food shortages and risk of starvation. Livestock theft is also reported which further aggravates food insecurity.

02 Feb 2018 description

Key findings:

  • About 7,000 people arrived in Burundi between 24 and 29 January from DRC, and new arrivals have been reported daily since then.

  • Even though the displaced have been arriving mostly in southern provinces of Burundi, the north and east of the country are also likely to be affected.

  • Poor underlying conditions in affected areas of Burundi exacerbate acute shelter, food, WASH, health, and protection needs.

10 Jan 2018 description

OVERVIEW

On 18 December 2017 violence escalated in Ituri and Nord Kivu provinces of north-east Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), causing displacement and an increased refugee influx into Uganda. At least 7,185 refugees have crossed into west and southwest Uganda. Refugees are being relocated to Kyangwali settlement and the Malembo C site in Hoima district, and Kyaka II settlement in Kyegegwa district. Cross-sectoral response must be strengthened as humanitarian resources and capacities are strained due to the increase in arrivals.

07 Apr 2017 description

Crisis overview

671 cholera cases have been reported in Awerial county, Lakes, since June 2016, of which at least 117 are new cases since 6 March. Most new cases have been reported in Mingkaman IDP camp. The case fatality rate (CFR) is 1.49% - or ten deaths.

A lack of WASH facilities has been reported, further spreading the outbreak. The upcoming rainy season, from May/June onwards, will also likely further deteriorate the WASH situation and result in an increased number of cholera cases.

23 Mar 2017 description

Crisis Impact

Outbreaks of Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, have been reported in DRC, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Ghana and Kenya. Regionally, around 330,000 hectares of staple crops, especially maize, have been affected. The remaining southern African mainland countries remain at high risk (OCHA 27/02/2017).

07 Feb 2017 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Between 25 and 31 January, 24,280 people fled to Uganda following clashes around Yei town on 22 January. In Upper Nile, 20,500 people who fled fighting in Wau Shilluk between 25 January and 3 February are in need of shelter, safe drinking water, food and healthcare. On 4 February, five people were killed and 25 injured in a government bombing of an IDP camp in Wau Shilluk. Humanitarian operations were temporarily suspended.

30 Aug 2016 description

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SOUTH SUDAN

Food prices have spiked since the violence in Juba. It is the peak of the lean season and prices are more than ten times the five-year average. Inflation is now above 660% and the highest in the world. In Wau, the spike in prices will further restrict food access for households already facing Emergency food security (IPC Phase 4): households will likely move into Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) in the coming weeks. Food prices have spiked since the violence in Juba.

26 Jul 2016 description

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AFGHANISTAN

On 23 July in Kabul, two explosions during a peaceful protest of Shiite Hazaras killed 80 and injured another 231 civilians --the deadliest attack in the capital since 2001. IS claimed responsibility for the attack, which risks to increase tensions between the Shias and the Sunnis.

UGANDA