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18 Nov 2017 description

Continued heavy rains in November bring relief to dryness in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since late October, above-average rainfall has mitigated moisture deficits across Somalia and eastern Kenya. However, dryness remains in parts of the northern Somali region of eastern Ethiopia.
  2. Below-average rainfall since mid-October have resulted in considerable moisture deficits across parts of the Free State, Gauteng, and Mpumalanga regions of South Africa and in Lesotho and Swaziland.
09 Nov 2017 description

Despite a recent improvement in seasonal rainfall, dryness remains in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Increased seasonal rainfall was recorded in Somalia and northeastern Kenya, helping to mitigate early-season moisture deficits, although dryness remains. Average to above-average rainfall forecast in mid- November is expected to continue to provide relief to the region.

  2. Heavy rainfall continues to sustain the risk for flooding in southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania.

06 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USUN Ambassador visits Juba, meets with key stakeholders, advocates for peace

  • WFP reaches 4.6 million people with food assistance to date in 2017

  • IPC Technical Working Group reports Famine risks will persist during 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Nov 2017 description
report ALIMA

Early each morning, medical teams from ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) load up a small truck with lifesaving medications and supplies, and drive as long as two hours into remote communities in South Sudan’s Aweil State, to provide primary health care to local populations. The biggest concern at the moment: malaria.

05 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The nutrition situation in South Sudan remains critical. At a time when the harvest season should be at its peak, estimates are that about six million people are severely food insecure. The zones of severe food insecurity continue to increase throughout the country with potential for marked deterioration in 2018.

30 Oct 2017 description

Indian peacekeeping veterinarians held a special camp to treat sick cattle and a training demonstration in support of farmers in the flood-stricken Pibor area as part of week-long United Nations Day celebrations.

30 Oct 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Marburg virus disease in Uganda

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Malaria in Cabo Verde

  • Dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Cholera in north-east Nigeria.

28 Oct 2017 description

Moisture deficits continue to grow in eastern Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Moisture deficits have grown in eastern Ethiopia, southern and central Somalia, and northeastern Kenya due to poor rainfall since late September. Over central and southern Somalia, a dry weather pattern is forecast, which could worsen conditions on the ground.
26 Oct 2017 description

FRANCESCA MOLD

The 160-kilometre journey from the capital of South Sudan to the town of Yei in the south-west of the country should take no more than a couple of hours.

But war and weather have damaged the main route from Juba so badly that it has been largely impassable for months. It is not just the roads that have been washed away in the torrential downpours during rainy season but also important infrastructure, making it impossible for motorists, including traders, to travel safely.

23 Oct 2017 description

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 covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Marburg in Uganda

  • Monkeypox in Nigeria

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Tanzania.

21 Oct 2017 description

Deyr rains perform poorly in early October in southern and central Somalia

KEY MESSAGES

  • The Deyr (October to December) season is delayed over southern and central Somalia, with rainfall totals less than 80 percent of average across many areas. In southeastern Ethiopia, rainfall has been average to slightly above average, but concentrated within 1-2 days of rainfall.

20 Oct 2017 description

Moisture deficits in the Greater Horn of Africa could indicate delayed onset of seasonal rains

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall during August and early September has delayed crop development over parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana. Below-average rain is forecast next week, which further reduces the chance for recovery.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP has assisted 4.5 million people since the beginning of the year. This is the highest number of people served by WFP in South Sudan.

  • Visit of the newly appointed USAID Administrator to South Sudan to witness WFP, UNICEF and IOM projects funded by the United States.

  • For the first time since the suspension of activities in Baggari area, Western Bahr el Ghazal in April 2017, WFP reached 16,600 people in September.

Operational Updates

18 Oct 2017 description
report CCCM Cluster

introduction

What is CCCM? The common aim of the CCCM Cluster is to improve living conditions of displaced persons in humanitarian crises. The sector facilitates assistance and strengthens protection of the displaced and works with beneficiaries to attain durable solutions. Camp management is cross-cutting in nature and applies to all types of communal settings, including planned camps, collective centers, self-settled camps, reception or transit centers, and entails building relations with the host community.

16 Oct 2017 description

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Wildlife anthrax in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

13 Oct 2017 description
report ACTED

South Sudan is the world’s newest country that continues to face unprecedented levels of food insecurity, with the June IPC report approximating slightly over 6 million individuals to be food insecure. The country continues to face significant displacement of people, and quick depletion of livelihoods and natural resources. According to South Sudan National Programmes of Action (NAPA), the country has not been spared by intense and frequent climatic disasters including drought and floods.

13 Oct 2017 description

By Mach Samuel

Thousands of families already struggling because of ongoing violence in Pibor are in desperate need of further assistance after severe flooding washed away houses, livestock, and farmland in the Jonglei region of South Sudan.

Torrential rain has caused major damage across the region with the combination of a stream bursting its banks and the overflow from the Kengen, Lothila and Kubal rivers causing massive floods across Pibor.

13 Oct 2017 description

SITE UPDATES

National CCCM Cluster

CCCM cluster attended the Global CCCM cluster retreat in Geneva from 27 to 28 September 2017. In total, South Sudan was represented by eight participants from four agencies: three IOM, two UNHCR, two ACTED and one DRC. The team contributed to the global cluster strategy development and prioritization as well as sharing of experiences/practices with similar actors from all over the world.

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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.

09 Oct 2017 description

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Plague in Madagascar
  • Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cholera in Uganda
  • Cholera in north--east Nigeria
  • Hepatitis E in Niger
  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia