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09 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • 271,000 people have now been displaced by floods, with the death toll rising to 118.

  • The number of people displaced is expected to increase to 280,000 by 14 May, as the Kenya Meteorological Department has warned that more heavy rain is expected.

  • Eight temporary humanitarian coordination hubs have been reactivated to support the flood response.

Situation Overview

09 May 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

16.3 million people in need of humanitarian services

8.2 million children in need of humanitarian services

667,948 children under-five in need of SAM treatment

14.8 million people are in need of water

At least 6.2 million children are at risk of dropping out of school

CONTEXT ANALYSIS

SOMALIA

  • Over 582,000 people have been affected by the flash and river floodingin Bakool, Banadir, Bay, Hiraan, Lower Juba, Middle Juba and Middle Shabelle regions, including 200,000 people displaced.

07 May 2018 description

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 new and ongoing events, including:

07 May 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 64 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

07 May 2018 description

Significantly above-average rainfall since the beginning of the Long Rains rainy season in March have led to flooding across the country. Between 244,000 and 260,000 people are estimated to have been displaced. Rains are expected to continue in the following weeks, meaning further flooding is likely and recovery will take time. Among the displaced population, there are needs for shelter, food, WASH, and health assistance.

04 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • Floods have displaced around 260,200 people and reportedly killed 100 across Kenya.

  • 205 schools across affected counties have been damaged.

Situation Overview

Heavy rains continue to be reported across Kenya, where floods have now displaced 48,177 households (about 260,200 people), and the death toll has risen to an estimated 100 people, according to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS). Many of those impacted by the floods live in counties previously affected by drought.

03 May 2018 description

Nairobi/Geneva, 3 May 2018 – More than a month of heavy rains are wreaking havoc in Kenya, triggering floods that have claimed an estimated 100 lives and displaced nearly 260,000 people.

Many of the communities affected were already struggling to recover from the 2017 drought.

03 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • Floods have displaced more than 244,400 people and reportedly killed 80.

  • The highest displaced populations are reported in Tana River, Turkana, Mandera and Kilifi counties.

  • The heavy rains and floods have compounded the ongoing cholera outbreak and chikungunya epidemic and are increasing the risks of a large scale outbreak.

  • Several parts of Western and Central Kenya are likely to experience above-normal rainfall during the month of May.

Situation Overview

27 Apr 2018 description
report Oxfam

According to FEWSNET, the ongoing La Niña is forecast to drive poor performance of the Gu rains over much of the Horn of Africa, especially in pastoral areas of Somali Region and Southern Oromia. International, regional, and national forecasts indicate below-average rainfall is likely between March and May 2018 in South Eastern Ethiopia, and Kenya following three poor rainy seasons.

25 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 15,042 cholera / AWD cases and 237 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.6%) have been reported in 10 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.

23 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 61 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Cholera in Congo
Cholera in Zimbabwe
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

22 Apr 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By ANGELA OKETCH

In Summary

  • Community health worker Jessica Ajikon urged residents to use mobile toilets supplied by the county.

  • WaterAid, an intervention non-profit organisation, said millions of Kenyans still lack access to safe water.

Lack of toilets and poor hygiene in most restaurants in Turkana County have been blamed for increasing cases of cholera that have so far claimed three lives with 78 others hospitalised.

20 Apr 2018 description
report Save the Children

Friday 20 April 2018

Heavy rains and flash flooding in northern Kenya have destroyed homes, displaced thousands, and left tens of thousands at risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera—including in Dadaab, one of the world’s largest refugee camps.

In Mandera county, at least 750 homes were swept away and an estimated 4,500 people have been displaced. In Turkana county, a bridge has been washed away, cutting off stranded communities from supplies and support.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By GAITANO PESSA

Four people have been hospitalised following cholera outbreak in Busia County.

County Health Executive Phaustine Barasa on Wednesday confirmed that two of the patients had been treated at Port Victoria Sub-County Hospital and discharged. She added that two more were treated at Rukala Health Centre in Bunyala sub-county.

“No deaths or new admissions have been reported, while those in the wards have stabilised,” said Mrs Barasa.

She added that active surveillance of the disease was on-going.

CONTAMINATED WATER

18 Apr 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

They said raw sewer and garbage from the nearby fish market had contaminated water in the stream.

Residents linked the outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting to contaminated water from a nearby stream.

A team of public health officers had been sent to the estate to investigate a possible cholera outbreak in the slum inhabited by more than 600 people.

By BENSON AMADALA

17 Apr 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe

  • Lassa fever in Liberia

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Namibia

  • Cholera in Uganda

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

  • Humanitarian crisis in Niger

10 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • More than 13,118 cholera / AWD cases and 201 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.5%) have been reported in 10 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.

09 Apr 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Lassa fever in Nigeria

  • Listeriosis in South Africa

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan