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09 Aug 2018 description

Key Messages

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

09 Aug 2018 description

9 August 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 50 new cases of cholera for week 30 (23 to 29 July) of 2018. There has been a decreasing trend of newly reported cases for four consecutive weeks. The cumulative total of cases is 6018, including 41 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.

06 Aug 2018 description

Flooding in southern and central areas of the country, a cyclone in the north, the escalation of regional conflicts, particularly in the disputed Sool region, a significant upsurge in the displacement crisis and continued evictions compounded the humanitarian situation in the first half of the year. Major diseases such as acute watery diarrhoea (AWD), began to decrease due to WASH and Health sector control measures; while malaria is on the increase.

EVICTIONS

06 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 50 new cases of AWD/cholera were reported in week 30 compared to 88 cases in week 29.

• 27 (54%) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Jubba regions

• No new death was reported in week 30 compared to 1 death reported in week 29

• A cumulative total of 6,018 cases including 41 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The AWD/cholera cases started in Beletweyne in December 2017.

05 Aug 2018 description

Highlights
- 237 (59%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning alert and response network (EWARN) system in week 31.
- Total number of consultations decreased from 69,519 in week 30 to 50,136 in week 31.
- A total of 177 alerts were received. 91 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts in week 30.

01 Aug 2018 description

1 August 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 88 new cases of cholera, including one associated death for week 29 (16 to 22 July) of 2018. There has been a decreasing trend of newly reported cases for three consecutive weeks. The cumulative total of cases is 5968, including 41 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Among them, 48% are below 2 years old. Of 248 stool samples so far collected since the beginning of this year, 79 tested positive for Vibrio cholerae, serotype O1 Ogawa.

31 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Resilience building key to ending need.

• Achievements in the first half of 2018

• Brussels hosts Somalia Partnership Forum

• Humanitarian access challenges persist.

• More resources needed to boost humanitarian response.

• The Response Plan revised

Resilience building key to ending need

31 Jul 2018 description

Gu production now expected to be above average

Key Messages

30 Jul 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13439

Security Council
8321st Meeting (AM)

Partnership Vital in Building Professional Forces, Says Permanent Representative

The Security Council renewed today its authorization of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for another 10 months, deciding to reduce uniformed personnel to 20,626 by 28 February 2019, and cautioning against any further delay in lowering that number beyond that date.

30 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

The Gu (June) 2018 season nutrition assessment among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the main settlements and two urban areas shows Critical prevalence of acute malnutrition (Global Acute Malnutrition-GAM ≥ 15%) in 7 out of 15 population groups surveyed in June 2018: Bossaso, Qardho, Galkacyo Garowe, Mogadishu, Dolow and Baidoa IDPs - see Map 1 and Table 2.

30 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

6,815 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 9.8 m cash based transfers made
US$ 129.4 m six months (July-December 2018) net funding requirements
1.67 m people assisted in June 2018

Operational Updates

29 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

• 286 (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 30.

• Total number of consultations increased from 58,449 in week 29 to 69,519 in week 30.

• A total of 432 alerts were received. 21 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts in week 30.

28 Jul 2018 description

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

KEY MESSAGES

  • 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.

26 Jul 2018 description

26 July 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 151 new cases of cholera, with no deaths, for week 28 (9 to 15 July) of 2018. Among those afflicted, 45% are under 2 years old. The reported cases have been decreasing for two consecutive weeks.

The cumulative total of cases is 5880, including 40 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%), since the beginning of the current outbreak, which began in December 2017. Of 248 stool samples so far collected since the beginning of 2018, 79 tested positive for Vibrio cholerae, serotype O1 Ogawa.

23 Jul 2018 description
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MOGADISHU, Somalia, 17 July 2018 – The European Union (EU) is contributing an additional €5 million in humanitarian support, towards UNICEF’s response, which will provide lifesaving health, nutrition, water, sanitation, education and protection services to children caught in the ongoing crisis in Somalia.

23 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 146 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 28 compared to 151 cases week 27.

• 66% (97) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle and Lower Jubba regions

• No new death was reported in week 28 compared to no deaths reported in week 27

• A cumulative total of 5,880 cases including 40 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The new AWD/cholera cases reported in Beletweyne started in December 2017.