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19 Sep 2017 description
infographic World Health Organization

HIGHLIGHTS

  • During the month of August, 917 cholera cases, with no death, were reported across the country as compared to 6 383 suspected cases including 20 associated deaths (CFR: 0.31%) reported in July 2017.

  • The cumulative number of cholera cases reported from January to August 2017 is 77 133 including 1 159 associated deaths with a case fatality rate of 1.5% reported in 52 districts of the country.

18 Sep 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 10-16 September 2017 and includes updates on cholera, measles, rubella, Legionnaires' disease, West Nile virus, malaria, chikungunya, and typhoid fever.

18 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Bosasso, Puntland, Somalia, 18 September 2017 – A partnership between UNICEF, the Puntland authorities, and partners is bringing piped water to thousands of people in the town of Bosasso for the first time.

18 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

Situation Updates

  • AWD/Cholera cases have drastically reduced in Somaliland but the communities are still vulnerable to AWD outbreaks due to poor nutrition uptake.

15 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA Somalia in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 24 August to 6 September 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 21 September 2017.

Highlights

14 Sep 2017 description
report World Vision

KEY MESSAGES

  • Humanitarian situation:The threat of famine persists with severe drought expected to deepen until the start of rainy season in October .

  • Food security deteriorating: An estimated 3.1 million people – 25 per cent of the population – are expected to be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or Emergency (IPC Phase 4) through December 2017.The loss of livestock, below average harvests and high food prices are further exacerbating food insecurity.

14 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The post-Gu Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) assessments was released in August indicating a decrease in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance from 6.7 million to 6.2 million due to sustained humanitarian assistance and improved localized rainfall. However, the famine threat continues in affected localized areas, and the situation could still worsen if humanitarian assistance is not sustained.

13 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

KEY STATISTICS

22.9 Million people affected by drought in the region

15 Million people are facing Crisis and Emergency Food Insecurity

15 million people won’t have access to safe drinking water in 2017

84,575 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/Cholera have been reported in 2017 – with 1,546 associated deaths

1.8 million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

$1.6 Billion Oxfam Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap

CONTEXT UPDATE

11 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

Situation Updates

• Migration to urban areas/town has increased in Adado district. This is attributed to the drought and conflict that has led to displacement of nearly 70% of the the pastoral communities from their origin villages. Some pastoral communities migrated with their animals in search of water and pasture.

• Conflict in Herale town has displaced approximately 6,000 people. The town remains deserted even after clan elders encouraged people to return. Many have settled in Adado town IDP camps.