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21 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 5,796 cholera / AWD cases and 74 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.3%) have been reported in 9 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, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

20 Feb 2018 description

The Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA), a process led by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Federal Member States (FMS), with technical and financial support by the World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), aims to reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate shocks, strengthen resilience and significantly reduce the future risk of famine in Somalia.

20 Feb 2018 description

The Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA), a process led by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in partnership with the Federal Member States (FMS), the World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), aims to reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate shocks, strengthen resilience and significantly reduce the future risk of famine in Somalia.

20 Feb 2018 description

This drought impact and needs assessment (DINA) was conducted using remote sensing technology to validate findings. This DINA goes beyond determining the damages, losses and resulting needs; it aims for a multi-sectoral, phased recovery strategy focused on strengthening resilience to future disasters and effectively preventing the cyclical risk of famine.

20 Feb 2018 description

Somalia – IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, has partnered with Americares to donate more than eight tonnes of medical supplies, for distribution across IOM project locations in Somaliland, Puntland, Lower Juba, Gedo and Banadir regions. The supplies will immediately be dispatched to IOM’s static and mobile clinics, to increase local access to life-saving primary healthcare services.

20 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • Total of 226 health facilities across Somalia have submitted weekly report of communicable diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance system in week 5, 2018.

  • Total number of consultations decreased from 66,114 in week 4 to 57,359 in week 5.

  • The highest number of diseases reported in week 5 were: other acute diarrhoea (2,182 cases), influenza like illness (2,109 cases) followed by severe acute respiratory illness (701 cases).

19 Feb 2018 description
report Oxfam

The Horn and East Africa region has been affected by yet another drought with hardly any reprieve from the 2016 El Nino induced crisis. By end of March 2017 the UN estimated that 22.9 million people in the greater Horn were food insecure, a figure expected to rise as the crisis worsens. The number of people affected in the three countries is 8.5 million people in Ethiopia, 3.2 million in Somalia and 3.4 million in Kenya.

16 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

SITUATION HIGHLIGHTS

5.4 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services

4 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance

4.4 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services

1.2 million children under-5 projected to be malnourished in 2018

1 Million+ people displaced due to drought and conflict in 2017

2.4 Million children require education support

5.7 Million people require health support

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

15 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • According to the FSNAU-FEWSNET 2017 Post Deyr findings, despite a limited improvement in food security and nutrition, the situation remains fragile, with 5.4 million people in need of urgent assistance, including an estimated 2.8 million children.

  • During the reporting period, UNICEF reached 65,598 IDPs in Banadir, Buuhoodle and Nugaal regions through temporary access to water supply by water trucking, voucher and chlorination.

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.

01 Feb 2018 description
report IRIN

Tonderayi Mukeredzi

Southern and East African countries are facing a severe cholera outbreak that is exposing the failure in public sanitation and the impact of government neglect.

Last year, there were more than 109,442 cholera cases resulting in 1,708 deaths in 12 countries in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR), according to the UN children’s agency, UNICEF.

Read the full report on IRIN

31 Jan 2018 description

Sector Overview

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs represent vital components of USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) responses to slow - and rapid -onset di sasters and complex emergencies , which render populations more susceptible to illness and death from waterborne and communicable diseases.

31 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Famine risk declines, but needs remain high.

  • $1.5 billion needed to sustain life-saving and livelihood support

  • Efforts to boost famine resistance

  • Displacement worsens vulnerability

  • Localization of aid

Famine risk declines, but needs remain high

Some 5.4 million people are now in need of assistance

30 Jan 2018 description

Mogadishu, 30 January 2018

I was last here in Somalia in January and May last year - just before taking the position as Emergency Relief Coordinator - when this country was one of the four countries in the world threatened by famine. There has only been one famine in the world in the last twenty years, here in Somalia, which took the lives of a quarter of a million people in 2011.

30 Jan 2018 description
infographic World Health Organization

BACKGROUND

Somalia is currently experiencing the effects of prolonged drought conditions leading to food and water scarcity and consequent malnutrition and increased population displacement.

THESE EXTREME CONDITIONS CREATE INCREASING HEALTH NEEDS

The cholera outbreak has been contained. The suspected measles outbreak is ongoing, in addition to the critical situation of severe acute malnutrition. WHO and partners have scaled up efforts to control and prevent further spread of these diseases.

30 Jan 2018 description
infographic World Health Organization

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In November 2017, an estimated 435 Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) cases and no deaths were recorded from 10 regions.

  • The overall trends of AWD cases have significantly declined with no deaths being recorded in the past three months.

  • Since the beginning of 2017, the cumulative number of suspected cases of cholera reported are 78,784 including 1,159 deaths (CFR-1.5%)