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18 Nov 2017 description
map MapAction

Example: Map shows the extent of known flooding from satellite images on 1 Jan 2015. Affected population figures are from Government of Vulgaria Ministry of Health reports. Planned rapid assessment routes by UNDAC teams for the coming two days are shown.

15 Nov 2017 description

Main season harvests in much of the northeast have been severely limited by the ongoing conflict

KEY MESSAGES

• Boko Haram conflict in the northeast has severely limited normal livelihoods activities over several years. Many poor and/or displaced households in the region are highly dependent on humanitarian assistance to meet minimal food requirements, and remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3!).
Many of those households unable to access assistance are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) or worse outcomes.

14 Nov 2017 description

Key points:

  • The agricultural production is expected to be overall average to above-average in West Africa and the Sahel.

  • Fodder deficits persist in the extreme North-East of Chad, the pastoral zone of Niger, Northern Senegal and the agro-pastoral zone of Mauritania.

  • The Fall Armyworm continues to spread in the region, the situation remains very worrying.

19 Oct 2017 description

The West and Central Africa region has experienced severe flooding in the 2017 rainy season, causing significant material and human casualties. A combination of swollen rivers and high impact incidents has led to destruction of infrastructure and agricultural assets, population displacement, and complications for access and relief assistance.

12 Oct 2017 description

Despite average rainfall over East Africa, risk of flooding remains high in Sudan and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. and below-normal rainfall in August and early September has produced moderate to large moisture deficits in parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Below-average rain over the past three months has resulted in poor ground conditions in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

12 Oct 2017 description

OVERVIEW

Key achievements toward the strategic objectives

For the implementation of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) in 2017, the HCT achieved the following:

  • 2.3 million individuals, approximately 77 per cent, have benefitted from food assistance through in-kind and cash/voucher interventions;

  • Approximately 1.1 million people accessed clean and safe water, representing 57 per cent of target;

05 Oct 2017 description

Below-average rain recorded in West Africa, while above-average rain persists over Eastern Africa

  1. Inconsistent and below-normal rainfall since mid-August has increased moisture deficits and led to abnormal dryness for parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Recent heavy rains have caused the Niger and Benue Rivers in Nigeria to flood. Reports indicate that 100,000 people were displaced by flooding and many crops have been destroyed. Continued rain will keep rivers high.

29 Sep 2017 description

Rainfall decreases in West Africa, while heavy rains continue in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Inconsistent and below-normal rainfall since mid-August has increased moisture deficits and led to abnormal dryness for parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Recent heavy rains have caused the Niger and Benue Rivers in Nigeria to flood. Reports indicate that 100,000 people were displaced by flooding and many crops have been destroyed. Continued rain will keep rivers high.

28 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Lake Chad region continues to face large-scale humanitarian needs as a result of the long-running violence associated with Boko Haram. The recent months have seen an increase in attacks, especially in northeastern Nigeria.

  • The ongoing trend of return of Nigerian refugees continues. Most returnees arrive with serious humanitarian needs including food, water, shelter and health. This is putting a tremendous strain on the communities hosting returnees who are already struggling with limited resources.

28 Sep 2017 description

In Numbers

5.2 m people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, and 50,000 people estimated to be in famine-like conditions across Northeast Nigeria during the lean season (June-September) (Cadre Harmonisé, March 2017)

1.62 m people displaced across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, August 2017)

Highlights

26 Sep 2017 description

Weekly country updates as of 20 September 2017

Afghanistan

No new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. The total number of WPV1 cases for 2017 remains six. The most recent case in the country had onset of paralysis on 10 July, from Zabul province, neighbouring Kandahar province and Pakistan.

25 Sep 2017 description

OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW

  • 8.5 MILLION PEOPLE IN NEED OF LIFE-SAVING ASSISTANCE IN 2017

  • 6.9 MILLION PEOPLE TARGETED FOR LIFE-SAVING ASSISTANCE IN 2017

22 Sep 2017 description

River flooding and above-average rainfall continue in Nigeria and Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
    The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

20 Sep 2017 description

Key figures (HRP 2017)

  • Population in Need: 2,300,000
  • Shelter sector target population: 1,040,000
  • Funding Required: $70.3 Million
  • People reached by Shelter-NFI Interventions: 371,056
  • DMS/CCCM sector target population: 800,000
  • Funding Required: $11.6 Million
  • People monitored through DMS/CCCM Interventions: 659,004

Response Highlights (2017)

15 Sep 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazard

Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

  1. Recent heavy rains have caused the Benue River in Nigeria to overflow its banks. Reports indicate that 100,000 people may have been displaced by flooding. Continued rainfall will keep rivers high.

14 Sep 2017 description
  • New on polioeradication.org: Polio vaccines reach vulnerable children in hard to reach areas of Syria.

  • Following flooding in Benue, Nigeria, the World Health Organization has deployed its polio infrastructure across the state to strengthen disease prevention efforts.

  • Pakistan and Afghanistan plan to implement National Immunization Days during the second half of September.

12 Sep 2017 description

North-eastern Nigeria is in its 8th year of crisis; resulting in two out of every three health facilities completely or partially destroyed. Although the situation and access to populations has changed over time, the goal for WHO and its partners remains the same: to reduce the risk of disease outbreaks and bring life-saving health services to those who need them.

11 Sep 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 45 events in the region. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

• Cholera in Borno State, Nigeria

• Necrotising cellulitis/fasciitis in São Tomé and Príncipe

• Humanitarian crisis in the Central Africa Republic

• Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania

• Cholera in Chad

• Dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire.