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20 Sep 2018 description

Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate current food insecurity in many countries

Some 39 countries in need of food assistance - FAO expects slightly lower global cereal production

20 September 2018, Rome - Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today.

17 Sep 2018 description

Update of UNHCR’s operations in Africa

A. Situational context

14 Sep 2018 description
report Oxfam

15.8M People facing food insecurity

4.1M People displaced

16.3M People affected by drought in the region

1M People affected by floods

12 Sep 2018 description
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Mid-year figures report
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East Africa worst hit by internal displacement in first half of 2018

Geneva, 12 September 2018 - Latest figures from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) reveal that millions of people across the world have become displaced inside their own country since January. Worldwide, there were 5.2 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and violence in the first half of 2018, based on the analysis of data from the 10 worst-affected countries.

12 Sep 2018 description

The food security situation has continued to improve, however needs remain critical with IDPs being the most vulnerable. An estimated 4.6 million people are in need, down from 5.4 million (February 2018).
Forced evictions of IDPs have continued to surge in 2018, affecting an estimated 204,000 individuals by end August.


05 Sep 2018 description


• Food security improving, but nutrition levels remain critical.

• Rise in forced evictions raises concern

• Children < 5 targeted in nationwide polio campaign

• Somalia marks World Humanitarian Day

• SHF releases $7.5million for the north

Food security improving, nutrition situation remains worrying

02 Sep 2018 description


• Health cluster partners provided consultation services to 385,574 individuals in 371 health facilities (including 15 mobile health units). Of this, 185,844 were reached through funds received from the humanitarian appeal process.

• The effects of floods has led to the increased cases of vector borne diseases including malaria. In July, a total of 1,4822 confirmed cases were recorded by health cluster partners.

• During 2018, 6,9794 suspected cases of measles were reported, of this 562 was reported in July.

29 Aug 2018 description


  • 294 (73%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning alert and response network (EWARN) system in week 33.

  • Total number of consultations increased from 60,037 in week 32 to 67,588 in week 33.

  • A total of 441 alerts were received. 13 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts in week 33.

28 Aug 2018 description

Over 204,000 people were forcibly removed from their homes this year, nearly double the same period last year, with many people made homeless multiple times.

27 Aug 2018 description

- A total of 39 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 33 compared to 53 cases week 32.
- A total of 8 (21%) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Jubba region.
- No new death was reported in week 32 and week 33.
- A cumulative total of 6,169cases including 41 deaths have been reported since December 2017.
- The new AWD/cholera cases reported in Beletweyne started in December 2017.
- In 2018 new outbreaks were reported in Banadir, Kismayo, Jowhar, Bulobarde, Merka, Brava, Kurtunwarey and Afgoye.

27 Aug 2018 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-ninth session
10–28 September 2018
Agenda items 10
Technical assistance and capacity-building

Note by the Secretariat

23 Aug 2018 description

23 August 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 39 new cases of cholera, including no associated deaths for week 33 (13 to 19 August) of 2018. 72% of new cases are 5 years and below. There has been a decreasing trend of newly reported cases for the past five consecutive weeks, and no new deaths were reported since week 32. The cumulative total of cases is 6169, including 41 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.

22 Aug 2018 description

Executive summary

This report provides United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members with an overview of the numbers of people in acute need of emergency food, nutrition and livelihood assistance in 22 countries/territories affected by conflict. It analyses the factors driving food insecurity and examines if those factors are a consequence of conflict and/or if they are driving further tension.

18 Aug 2018 description

Key Messages

  • Since mid-July, persistent and well above-average seasonal rains in Sudan caused significant levels of flooding. According to reports, over 45,000 people have been affected in West Kordofan, Kassala, El Gezira, Sennar, and Northern states. Meanwhile, large areas of western Ethiopia, southeastern South Sudan, and northern Uganda have experienced significant rainfall deficits for the past month, resulting in soil and crop moisture stress.

17 Aug 2018 description

Recurrent flooding along the Shabelle River in Southern Somalia has been one of the key challenges for agencies involved in community development in the area. The Shabelle River is worst affected owing to the topography of the area, uncontrolled irrigation activities and poor river basin management following the collapse of pre-war flood control infrastructure.