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21 Oct 2019 description


Unusually heavy seasonal flooding is affecting large areas of South Sudan, with estimates that between 600,000 and 800,000 people have been affected, according to authorities. As of late October, Ayod, Maban, Mayom, Nyirol, Pibor and Uror in Greater Upper Nile were among the counties most heavily affected by the floods.

21 Oct 2019 description
  • Heavy rain affected Maban County (northern South Sudan) in the past two weeks, causing widespread flooding.
  • According to UNHCR, as of 18 October, 200,000 people have been affected, including refugees and host populations. Public services, including hospitals and sanitation facilities, have been severely impacted. Around 500,000 people are reported to be affected by floods throughout the country.
  • UNHCR, in coordination with its partners and the local authorities are providing emergency shelter kits and material assistance for some 25,000 people affected.
18 Oct 2019 description


  • Rainy season flooding affects an estimated 365,000 people

  • EVD National Task Force conducts simulation to assess EVD preparedness

  • Food security projected to improve through December, worsen in early 2020


18 Oct 2019 description

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, 18th October 2019 – Unprecedented heavy flooding in South Sudan’s Maban County has affected nearly 200,000 people, including refugees and host population.

Situated in the Upper Nile State, the affected area is home to more than 150,000 refugees from Sudan.

South Sudan is on a gradual path to recovery from six years of civil war and now faces flooding that the region has not witnessed in recent decades.

14 Oct 2019 description

October to December rains forecast to be fully established by late October in eastern Horn

Key Messages

11 Oct 2019 description


  • South Sudan: Three humanitarian workers killed

  • Amid rising concerns about mental health, increased suicide cases in Malakal Protection of Civilians site

  • South Sudan Humanitarian Fund allocates US$36 million to respond to life-saving needs

  • New research finds 1.5 million internally displaced persons in South Sudan

  • More than 6.35 million people severely food insecure in August despite large scale humanitarian assistance


11 Oct 2019 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 10, 2019 (TORIT) – A week of heavy rain has destroyed over 2,000 households in Torit state town, a local official said on Thursday.

The commissioner for Torit county, Fermo Peter Isarra said the situation has left many of the people with nowhere to go stranded.

He urged humanitarian partners to assist the population in his county.

Separately, the state administrator for Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, Emmanuel Okullo Eliseo said heavy rains also destroyed at least 50 households and killed eight goats in Torit West County.

23 Sep 2019 description

LUK RIEK NYAK Heavy downpours brought on by the rainy season have blocked access to roads leading to the greater Mayom area, hindering the delivery of humanitarian assistance to cantonment sites located there.

“The roads are in dire conditions because of the rain,” Mayom town council executive director, James Mathak, told a reporter from Radio Mairaya. “I am calling on all humanitarian partners to deliver as much assistance as possible.”

05 Sep 2019 description

Persisting heavy rainfall triggers flooding across parts of West and East Africa

  1. A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania has caused significant dryness.

  2. Persisting heavy rainfall following abnormally wet conditions in July has caused flash flooding in Sierra Leone.

30 Aug 2019 description

Flood risk persists in parts of West Africa and Sudan while Ethiopia remains abnormally dry

  1. A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal and Gambia has led to significant dryness.

  2. Continued heavy rainfall has caused flooding in Dakar. Heavy rainfall is likely to continue maintaining the risk for flooding in the region.

29 Aug 2019 description

In Numbers

26,561 mt of food and nutrition assistance distributed*

US$ 2.74 m in cash-based transfers made*

US$ 481.5 m six months (August ‘19 – January ‘20) net funding requirements

2.7 m people assisted*

*in June 2019

Operational Updates

22 Aug 2019 description

Risk of severe flooding continues in parts of Sierra Leone, Mali, and Sudan

  1. A poor start to therainfall season acrossSenegal and Gambia has ledto significant dryness.

  2. Heavy rains during the past weeks has led to flashflooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Continued rain thisweek will keep flood threats high.

21 Aug 2019 description


• June-September rainfall performance remained average to above-average from early July to early August in unimodal areas. This has sustained largely favorable cropping conditions across northern and western agricultural zones of East Africa.

21 Aug 2019 description

In Numbers

28,233 mt of food and nutrition assistance distributed*

US$ 3.29 m in cash-based transfers made*

US$ 189.3 m six months (June - November 2019) net funding requirements

3.2 m people assisted* *in May 2019

Operational Updates

16 Aug 2019 description
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  • Erratic rain in South Kordofan. Heavy rain, flooding in Blue Nile.

  • Food stocks depleted and communities reliant on jibraka harvest & markets.


Uncertain food security outlook

At the peak of the lean season in the SPLM-N controlled areas of south Kordofan and Blue Nile the food supply for communities is stressed.

15 Aug 2019 description

Flooding continues in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Sudan while Senegal, Ethiopia, and Cote d’Ivoire remain dry

  1. A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal and the Gambia has resulted in abnormal dryness.

  2. Heavy rainfall last week, following a wet weather pattern in July, caused flash flooding in Sierra Leone. Continued heavy rainfall will maintain a high flood risk.

  3. Fewer rainy days in southern Cote d’Ivoire has resulted in abnormal dryness. More seasonal rainfall is forecast next week.

14 Aug 2019 description


  • Health actors in South Sudan scale up EVD preparedness efforts near DRC and Uganda borders

  • Escalated insecurity hinders humanitarian access in Central Equatoria

  • FEWS NET projects Crisis and Emergency levels of acute food insecurity will persist through January