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06 Jul 2018 description
report Oxfam

3 Million People displaced in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia by drought conditions

13.1 Million Food insecure people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

16 Million People affected by drought in the region

1 Million People affected by floods

Heavy rains and flooding have continued to compound an already fragile humanitarian situation and worsening conditions for communities who recently endured a long period of drought.

06 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Children at grave risk as violations spike.

  • Interview with outgoing DHC.

  • The Gu rainy season ends, but needs remain high.

  • Humanitarians step up vaccination campaigns.

  • Lack of funding hampers aid operation.

FIGURES

  • # of people in need 5.4m

  • # of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis (IPC Phases 3 &4) 2.m

  • # of people Emergency (IPC Phase 4) 0.5m

05 Jul 2018 description

Food security has improved significantly in many of the areas worst-affected by the 2016/17 drought, thanks to large-scale humanitarian assistance and improvement in seasonal performance1. Some 2.6 million people are now estimated to be internally displaced. Nearly 2,700 households are displaced following the armed standoff between the Somaliland and Puntland in Tukaraq, Sool region.

DISEASE OUTBREAKS

05 Jul 2018 description

5 July 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 304 new cases of cholera, including three associated deaths for week 25 (18 to 24 June) of 2018. The number of reported cases has increased compared to the previous week (292 cases). The cumulative total of cases is 5 329, including 39 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.

03 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

6,663 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 10.38 m cash based transfers made

US$ 129.4 m six months (June -November 2018) net funding requirements

1.72 m people assisted in May 2018

Operational Updates

02 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 304 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 25 compared to 292 cases week 24.

• 49% (149) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Shabelle and Lower Jubba regions

• 3 new deaths were reported in week 25 compared to 4 deaths reported in week 24

• The AWD/Cholera death reported in week 25 occurred in Banadir and Lower Shabelle regions.

• A cumulative total of 5,239 cases including 39 deaths have been reported since December 2017

01 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

  • 217 health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance (EWARN) system in week 26.

  • Total number of consultations increased from 55,256 in week 25 to 55,343 in week 26.

  • A total of 284 alerts were received. 42 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts in week 26.

30 Jun 2018 description

Seasonal performance improves in the Horn, although flooding remains a concern

Key Messages

30 Jun 2018 description

Above-average rainfall throughout 2018 expected to drive improvements in food security

KEY MESSAGES

30 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Health cluster partners provided consultation services to 805,167 individuals in 395 health facilities (including 19 mobile health units).

• In attending to the flood affected patients, partners continue to record increased incidences of malaria. A total of 7,0042 confirmed cases of malaria were reported in 2018.

• During 2018, 5.0474 suspected cases of measles were reported, 650 in May and 419 in June.

• In response to flooding along river Juba and Shebelle, partners provided health services to 665,128 patients.

28 Jun 2018 description

28 June 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 292 new cases of cholera, including four associated deaths for week 24 (11 to 17 June) of 2018. There has been a reduction of newly reported cases since week 23. The cumulative total of cases is 4 935, including 36 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Of the 223 stool samples so far collected from six cholera treatment centers (CTCs) in four regions since the beginning of the year, 70 tested positive for Vibrio cholera o1 Ogawa.

24 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

  • 219 health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance (EWARN) system in week 25.

  • Total number of consultations increased from 44,883 in week 24 to 55,256 in week 25.

  • A total of 341 alerts were received. 50 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts.

21 Jun 2018 description
report World Vision

• Children on the move:
Natural disasters and conflict has forced 8.5 million people to flee their homes across South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Conflict is the largest driver of displacement – with children often witnessing or experiencing horrific violence, exploitation and abuse.

• Families facing starvation:
More than 12 million children go to bed hungry across South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya everyday. Children don’t have enough to eat because of various crises – drought, conflict, flooding or hyperinflation.

21 Jun 2018 description
report World Vision

Key Messages

• Humanitarian situation:
The combined effect of the flash flooding and the Tropical Storm ‘Sagar’ that occurred in central, southern and northeastern regions of Somalia has affected an estimated 830,000 people, of which nearly 290,000 have been temporarily displaced. The flooding has destroyed farmlands, infrastructure and roads, and disrupted livelihoods in the worst-hit areas.

21 Jun 2018 description

21 June 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 343 new cases of cholera, including four associated deaths for week 23 (4 to 10 June) of 2018. There has been a slight upward trend in the cases. The cumulative total of cases is 4 643, including 32 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.

20 Jun 2018 description

During the month of April the main driver that has impacted the operation’s context was flash and riverine floods.
The flash and riverine floods affected around 427,000 persons and left 199,000 displaced in southern and central part of the country.
The monitoring agencies predict that the Gu rains will continue and possible causing flash and riverine floods.

Major developments

Early Gu rains caused floods

20 Jun 2018 description
report Tearfund, Oxfam

*by Sini Maria Heikkila, Humanitarian Policy Officer Tearfund and *

Denis Kongere, Regional Drought Policy and Campaigns Manager, Oxfam