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10 May 2019 description
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10 May 2019, Geneva – Sub-Saharan Africa experienced more internal displacement than any other region in 2018, according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

10 May 2019 description

East and Southern Africa Remain Dry, Strengthening Moisture Deficits

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Rainfall deficits since the beginning of the southern African monsoon have negatively affected many countries in the region, including southern Angola, northern Namibia, southern Zambia, and northern Zimbabwe.

  2. Continued below-average rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda,
    Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

10 May 2019 description

The Detailed Site Assessment (DSA) was triggered in coordination with the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster in order to provide the humanitarian community with up-to-date information on location of internally displaced person (IDP) sites, the conditions and capacity of the sites and the humanitarian needs of the residents. The first round of the DSA took place from October 2017 to March 2018 assessing a total of 1,843 sites in 48 districts. The second round of the DSA took place from 1 September 2018 to 31 January 2019 assessing a total of 1778 sites in 57 districts.

10 May 2019 description

BACKGROUND

The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

09 May 2019 description

The Gu 2019 rains continued to spread across Somalia over the last few days. Many stations especially in the south have recorded light to moderate rains in the past three days. In the central and northern regions there were scattered rains, while in the Ethiopian highlands moderate to high rains were received over the same period. River levels along Shabelle continued with gradual increase, while the levels along Juba river started to decline after a sharp rise the previous week.

09 May 2019 description
  • 5.4 million food insecure people
  • 1.2 million children projected to be malnourished in 2019
  • 2.6 million internally displaced people

IN FOCUS: Food insecurity increases while the HRP remains underfunded

08 May 2019 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of March, mainly as a result of publication of the Syria HRP requiring $3.32 billion, the requirements had reached $25.11 billion. This month’s increase in requirements for the revised Zimbabwe Flash Appeal (following Cyclone Idai) from $233.8 million to $293.9 million, brings the total requirement as at 30 April to $25.17 billion.

08 May 2019 description
  1. INTRODUCTION

This bulletin reviews the March 2019 climate conditions over the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region and highlights the May 2019 rainfall and temperature forecasts together with the socio-economic impacts associated with both the observed and the forecasted climate conditions. There are six sections in this bulletin. The major highlights from both the observed and expected climate conditions are outlined in Section 2.

06 May 2019 description

The temporal and spatial distribution of the Gu 2019 rains continue to improve across Somalia. The rains started late in April, with many places across the country recording low rainfall or remaining dry to the end of the month. The situation has however improved over the last few days, especially in the southern parts of the country where moderate rains have been recorded in some stations. The Ethiopian highlands have also received moderate to high rains over the last two weeks, resulting to gradual increase in River levels along Juba and Shabelle.

06 May 2019 description

Little to no precipitation continues across most of central and northern Somalia

According to both remote-sensing imagery and ground reports, there was little to no precipitation across most of central and northern Somalia during the period of April 21-30. However, most of the South received localized light to moderate rainfall, with the exception of coastal areas.

06 May 2019 description

Below average rains since last October have resulted in the rapid deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Somalia leaving an estimated 2.2 million people, almost half of which are internally displaced persons, in urgent need of food.

Quote from Victor Moses, Country Director in Somalia.

03 May 2019 description

The Gu 2019 rainy season started late in many places across the country and have so far been characterized with low amounts of rainfall, poor temporal and spatial distribution. However, a few places are yet to receive the much awaited rains. Moderate rains within the Ethiopian highlands led to a gradual increase in river levels inside Somalia, which are still significantly below normal at this time of the year.

03 May 2019 description
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Written by Jim Jackson, Engagement Director - 3 May 2019

I recently had the privilege of visiting Medair’s programme in Somalia. It was my first time in this country in the Horn of Africa that has suffered so much from conflict and drought. In my almost 10 years working with Medair, I have heard many heart-breaking stories about the violence and humanitarian situation in Somalia. Travelling through the country and meeting Somalis, sadly, I did see much hardship and difficulty. And the security situation is intense and difficult.

02 May 2019 description

Northern Mozambique remains at risk for flooding following heavy rainfall from Tropical Cyclone Kenneth

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  2. Continued below-average rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

  3. Tropical Cylcone Kenneth made landfall over northern Mozambique last week. Heavy flooding is expected to persist into early may with continued rainfall.

02 May 2019 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Somalia faces another drought after two consecutive poor rainy seasons.

  • A spike in child recruitment.

  • Interview with South West Minister of Humanitarian Affairs.

  • A new lease of life for IDPs in Baidoa.

  • Donor aid vital to boost humanitarian response.

Somalia faces another drought after two consecutive poor rainy seasons

02 May 2019 description

Baidoa, 1 May 2019 – A senior United Nations official has cautioned that the harsh drought conditions currently afflicting much of Somalia are likely to trigger a major humanitarian crisis if urgent action is not taken to contain the situation.

During a visit to Baidoa, the interim capital of South West State, the Acting Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Somalia, George Conway, issued the warning while he was assessing the effects of the prolonged drought on vulnerable populations in the area.