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19 Sep 2018 description

Conflict continues to drives high needs, but some food security improvements expected

Key Messages

09 Jul 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Significant production losses for pulse and rice crops in 2018B season due to excess moisture and floods

  • About 50 000 people displaced in April and May due to widespread floods

  • Average 2018A season harvest, with localized production shortfalls in eastern areas due to below-average rainfall

  • Prices of maize declining to low levels in recent months, prices of beans unseasonally increasing in May

03 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

1,052 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 550,277 cash based transfers made

US$ 5.3 million 6 months (June-November 2018) net funding requirements

239,692 people in May 2018

Operational Updates

30 Jun 2018 description

Ongoing harvests improving food availability, except in landslide-affected western areas

KEY MESSAGES

09 Jun 2018 description

West Africa remains dry, while heavy rain is forecast over Kenya

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

  2. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

  3. Delays in seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

31 May 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Mekunu hits Yemen and Oman, while West Africa records mixed rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

  2. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

31 May 2018 description

Flooding and landslides inflict heavy toll on livelihoods and cropping conditions

Key Messages

24 May 2018 description
report Voice of America

May 24, 2018 12:13 PM
Rael Ombuor

NAIROBI — Heavy rains have left hundreds of people dead and hundreds of thousands more displaced across various parts of East Africa. Kenya, Somalia and Rwanda are the worst hit. The flooding comes as the region tries to recover from a severe drought in 2017 that threatened millions of people.

17 May 2018 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 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

14 May 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Torrential rains, which began early in March - have since turned disastrous, killing hundreds of people and animals, displacing thousands others and destroying acres of farmlands.

  • But as the heavy rains pound and flooding continues in various parts of the region the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) remains confident that the situation is still at manageable levels.

13 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS- APRIL 2018

• Due to incessant rains in the month of April, the temporary shelters hosting early childhood development (ECD) classrooms for about 2,700 Burundian children (3-6 years) collapsed. UNICEF carried out a quick assessment and temporarily accommodated the affected children in the existing facilities. The other two ECD learning in permanent centre and home-based is continuing. Immediate funds approx. US$ 200,000 are required to find a more permanent solution to the temporary shelters.

12 May 2018 description

Heavy rainfall and further flooding expected across East Africa through the end of May

12 May 2018 description

Seasonal rainfall well above normal in East Africa; recent evidence suggests food security further deteriorates in South Sudan

Key Messages

08 May 2018 description

América del Sur

Colombia- Fuertes Lluvias- 3/5/18

La temporada de lluvias que ha azotado varias regiones del país, deja hasta el momento personas muertas, 151 municipios con daños en infraestructuras y 3.371 familias afectadas y damnificadas.

08 May 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

In Summary

  • On Monday, people dug through mud to searching for missing people in the western province, where three people were missing and six injured.

  • Sunday’s death toll adds to the 183 who have died since January.

Landslides caused by heavy rains killed at least 18 people in Rwanda’s Northern and Western province over the weekend, pushing the death toll since January to more than 200, a government official said.

04 May 2018 description

On this 3rd May, 2018, the Media were briefed on the decisions of a special cabinet meeting on disasters which took place on 2nd May, 2018 and chaired by His Excellence, Paul KAGAME.

01 May 2018 description

Weekly picks

Cameroon

The Anglophone crisis continues to drive humanitarian needs in Northwest and Southwest regions.

In the last week of April, clashes between secessionists and the army escalated in Muyuka subdivision. Residents of at least two villages (Bafia and Munyenge) fled their homes. An estimated 40,000 people have been internally displaced by the violence in the past six months in two subdivisions of Southwest region alone.

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01 May 2018 description

From January to end April, heavy rains have been pouring in the whole country. Heavy rains caused different disasters including floods, landslides, thunderstorms and strong winds among others.

The disaster effects caused deaths and injured people. They destroyed infrastructures like roads, schools, and bridges and further damaged houses and crops.

27 Apr 2018 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting central and north-eastern Rwanda over the past few days. According to local media, as of 27 April at 7:00 UTC, at least 24 people have died as a result of floods and landslides triggered by the heavy rain. Buildings have been damaged in Kamonyi District.

  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate rains and thunderstorms are forecast for the already affected areas of the country.

24 Apr 2018 description

Seasonal rainfall well above average across many areas of the Horn

KEY MESSAGES

• Since late March, rainfall has been above average over broad areas of Somalia, eastern and southern Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi. Initial satellite-derived estimates suggest rainfall since late March has been as much as 200 percent of average across many areas.