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18 Jul 2019 description
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FOOD SECURITY AND AGRICULTURE

Uncertain food security outlook

At the peak of the lean season in the SPLM-N areas of south Kordofan and Blue Nile an atypical lean season is currently taking shape. The “near farm” (jibraka) harvests are only expected to start in August. With depleted household food stocks, communities are now dependent on markets and food assistance. Macro-economic conditions, the uncertain political situation and heavy rainfall are also taking their toll in these areas.

14 Jul 2019 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 71 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (environmental sample) in Ghana

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.

11 Jul 2019 description

Dry conditions persist in West Africa, while heavy rainfall triggers flooding in South Sudan and Uganda

  1. A delayed rainy season over Senegal, Mali, Gambia, and Guinea Bissau resulted in abnormal dryness. Despite increased rainfall last week, deficits are forecast to persist.

  2. Below-average rainfall since April has led to early-season deficits and abnormal dryness in central Nigeria.

  3. Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in western Sudan. Continued rainfall forecast next week maintains the risk for flooding.

08 Jul 2019 description

Juba (ICRC) - The number of patients admitted to International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)-supported surgical units in South Sudan with injuries from violence remains high ten months after the signing of a peace agreement.

07 Jul 2019 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 74 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

05 Jul 2019 description

Flooding continues across Uganda while dry conditions remain in parts of West Africa

  1. A delayed rainy season over Senegal, Mali, Gambia, and Guinea Bissau resulted in abnormal dryness. Despite increased rainfall last week, deficits are forecast to persist.

  2. Below-average rainfall since April has led to early-season deficits and abnormal dryness in central Nigeria.

  3. Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in western Sudan. Continued rainfall forecast next week maintains the risk for flooding.

30 Jun 2019 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 76 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

27 Jun 2019 description

Dry conditions persist in West Africa, while heavy rainfall continues in Uganda and Kenya

  1. A delayed onset to the March-May rainfall season coupled with high temperatures has caused dryness across many areas of the Gambia.

  2. Below-average rainfall since April has led to early-season deficits and abnormal dryness in central Nigeria.

  3. Heavy rainfall during the past weeks has caused flooding in eastern Uganda and northwestern Kenya. Heavy rainfall forecast next week is likely to maintain high flood risk.

21 Jun 2019 description

Highlights

• A record number of people – 6.9 million, or more than 60 percent of South Sudan’s entire population – do not know where their next meal will come from as hunger peaks during the lean season from May to July -- coinciding with the rainy season that cuts access by land.

• WFP has biometrically registered 1 million people in SCOPE. The milestone comes as a result of WFP’s efforts to carry out biometric registrations, collaboration with partners and the first successful interagency data migration.

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