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07 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) continues to be reported in Amhara, Oromia and Somali regions although with a decreasing incidence rate.

  • The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) issued its first Flood Alert of 2017 on 26 June identifying woredas in 43 zones and three towns that are at risk of flooding. The Alert identified specific flood risks according to region and recommended preparedness actions including prepositioning of food and non-food items, disease surveillance among other measures.

07 Jul 2017 description

Brussels, 7 July 2017

Additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million will help scale up the response in the three countries worst affected by drought in the Horn of Africa.

The European Commission has announced additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million to help people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, who have been facing critical levels of food insecurity due to severe drought.

07 Jul 2017 description

Jjiga City, Somali Region - In disease outbreak situations, rumours are as valuable as actual surveillance data. In fact, disease response teams, particularly surveillance officers, attach a lot of importance to rumours and investigate them until proven wrong or right.

04 Jul 2017 description
report Oxfam


13.6 Million people are facing Crisis and Emergency Food Insecurity

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

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

More than 1.6 million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

04 Jul 2017 description

Somalia: An estimated 761,000 Somalis have been internally displaced by drought between November 2016 and 23 June 2017. More than 22,000 displacements were recorded between 1 and 23 June, of whom 13,500 individuals arrived in Baidoa town from remote villages in Berdaale, Dinsoor and Qansahdhere districts in Bay region and Rabdhuure district in Bakool. The cities of Baidoa (174,280) and Mogadishu (161,100) host 44% of these displaced people.

04 Jul 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Church leaders to work with Health Bureau in the fight against AWD in Amhara region

  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia extends the amnesty period for irregular migrants by one month

  • Government and partners to distribute 3,000 ES/NFI kits in Somali region

03 Jul 2017 description

So far, the deadly disease has hit about 300,000 people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and other countries.

“Conflict in Yemen, Somalia and South Sudan has ruined health sectors and public water and sanitation networks, spreading cholera to too many places where we have not seen it before,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council. “Cholera in 2017 is easily preventable and should belong only in the history books. Its return as a major killer today is an outrage.”

30 Jun 2017 description


843,374 refugees registered in in country
60,293 refugees newly registered so far in 2017
6,186 refugees newly registered in June
43,433 unaccompanied and separated children identified in country


26 Jun 2017 description
  • The drought in the Horn of Africa continues to hit the south and south-eastern pastoral regions of Ethiopia following the poor performance of the spring rains. Parts of the drought-affected areas have fallen in IPC 4 (crisis) and 7.8 million people are currently receiving food assistance in the country.

23 Jun 2017 description


  • UN and AU host High-Level Partnership Mission to the Horn of Africa in June, garnering increased donor commitments for droughtaffected countries

  • Compared to the 2010/2011 drought in East Africa, FEWS NET reports the 2016/2017 drought is more widespread but less severe


23 Jun 2017 description

On World Refugee Day of 20 June, the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees, Fillippo Grandi, visited Ethiopia. Arriving from South Sudan, he started his visit in Gambella refugee camps where most South Sudanese refugees are hosted.

22 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Between January and April 2017, 110,676 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were admitted into the national Community Management of Acute Malnutrition programme. While overall SAM admissions in April decreased by 11 per cent compared to March, drought affected zones in Oromia, SNNP and Somali reported increasing admissions.

22 Jun 2017 description



20 Jun 2017 description


Somalia: The significant reduction of rainfall across Somalia in the first week of June marks a possible end to the Gu rainy season. The reduction of rainfall within the Juba and Shabelle River basins in Ethiopia and Somalia has led to decreasing river levels which are expected to stabilize in the coming week.

19 Jun 2017 description


In 2016, Ethiopia experienced the worst drought in the past fifty years which lead to a record level of humanitarian needs. The El Niño phenomenon severely affected food security and agricultural production in Ethiopia, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. This was due to the combined effect of drought, flooding, disease outbreaks and malnutrition, as well as the disruption of basic public services, including health and education.

16 Jun 2017 description

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 40 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, five Grade 1, and 25 ungraded events.

13 Jun 2017 description


  • This weekly update focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: four Grade 3, seven Grade 2, four Grade 1, and 26 ungraded events.