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16 Aug 2018 description


14 Aug 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


The current number of IDPs in Somalia has increased to 2.6 million from 2.1 million in May

3,590 cumulative Cholera/AWD cases resulting in 26 deaths (CFR 0.4) have been reported in 2018

14 Aug 2018 description

Further flooding expected across East Africa throughout 2018

14 Aug 2018 description

Further flooding expected across East Africa throughout 2018

Well above-average March to May 2018 Gu/long rains caused significant flooding over the Eastern Horn of Africa and has been followed by heavy rainfall at the start of the June to September main rainy season in the northern part of the region (Figure 1).

09 Aug 2018 description
report CBM

19 August is World Humanitarian Day, a time to recognise those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. This year we provide a snapshot into our work with partners during a response to flooding in Kenya.

Flooding causes mass internal displacement

09 Aug 2018 description

Key Messages

Protracted conflict drives food insecurity; and flooding in the north affects livelihoods

06 Aug 2018 description

2,488,756* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 June (preand post-Dec 2013 caseload)

7,557* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in June, based on field reports as of 30 June

297,150 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.88 million IDPs including 210,545 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites.


63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

4.66 million Total population of concern (South Sudanese refugees,
South Sudanese IDPs and refugees inside South Sudan)

02 Aug 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicator

The County is currently experiencing Normal vegetation conditions in EWS classification.


  • The county received normal rainfall amount in the month at 7.2mm. However, the Tana delta region of county continued to suffer from floods of the last rain season. Floods have not yet receded completely.

28 Jul 2018 description

Enhanced seasonal rains and likely flooding are forecast for northern parts of the region


  • June to September seasonal rains are fully established in the northern sector of the region, as above-average rainfall amounts have been received across parts of Sudan, western Ethiopia, and northern South Sudan, helping ease localized early season deficits. These enhanced rains have largely benefited early season agricultural activities in these countries.

25 Jul 2018 description

Available harvests, low staple prices, and increased milk production improving food security

Key Messages

19 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• In March 2018, approximately 2.55 million people were food insecure1 , down from 3.4 million as from August 2017. The record-high March to May rains resulted in significant improvement of food security and nutrition status in the second quarter of 2018. Massive flooding across 40 out of 47 counties, affected 800,000 people and displaced 291,171 (approximately 47% children) and 186 killed by mid-May 2018

• A total of 114,543 acutely malnourished children were admitted for treatment from 1 January to 31 May 2018 with UNICEF support.

19 Jul 2018 description

We develop, test and implement the research methodology to evaluate household water filters for use in an emergency context. Our goal is to understand users' and implementers' experience and preferences regarding operation and maintenance of products, and evaluate technical performance in the field. Feedback we provide to the manufacturers will enable optimization and further development of the products. 420 filters of five types are evaluated in Occupied Palestinian Territories, Somalia and Kenya.

18 Jul 2018 description

Humanitarian assistance and improved seasonal performance mitigate a deterioration in food security


16 Jul 2018 description


12 Jul 2018 description

Rainfall continues in the Sahel, no weather hazards reported over Africa

Africa Overview

Rainfall continues over the Sahel

09 Jul 2018 description

by Isaiah Esipisu | @Andebes | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Monday, 9 July 2018 02:14 GMT

Heavy rain has brought more than just flooding to the village of Gitugu: it has torn apart the very ground beneath people's homes and fields

By Isaiah Esipisu

MURANG'A, Kenya, July 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The heavy rain that pounded Kenya earlier this year brought more than just flooding to the village of Gitugu: it has torn apart the very ground beneath people's homes and fields, making the village unliveable.

07 Jul 2018 description

Above-average rainfall received in the north, with increasing risk of early season floods


06 Jul 2018 description

As a result of the heavy rains that poured across Kenya between April – May 2018, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) reported about 311,000 people have been displaced by floods and number of deaths estimated at 186. At least 32 counties have been affected by the floods. Tana River, Turkana, Mandera, and Kilifi counties have high numbers of displaced persons, with Tana River having the largest number of displaced persons at 97,215 people. There is widespread damage to infrastructure and livelihoods due to the heavy rains and widespread flooding.