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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

KEY MESSAGES

• 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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Highlights

  • Erratic rain in South Kordofan. Heavy rain, flooding in Blue Nile.

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

FOOD SECURITY AND AGRICULTURE

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

04 Aug 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 72 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

30 Jul 2019 description

Key Messages

  • Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) outcomes remain widespread in South Sudan. According to the May IPC analysis, an estimated 6.96 million people will face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse outcomes through the July/August peak of the lean season in the presence of planned humanitarian food assistance. Among those in need, an estimated 21,000 people are likely in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) in Canal/Pigi of Jonglei, Cueibet of Lakes, and Panyikang of Upper Nile.
28 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 74 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

25 Jul 2019 description

Abnormal dryness persists in parts of Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon

  1. A delayed rainy season followed by poorly distributed rainfall in southern Senegal has maintained abnormally dry conditions.

  2. Central Nigeria received heavy rainfall last week which is expected to relieve the abnormally dry conditions that have developed over the past two months.

  3. Heavy rainfall along the coast of Cameroon is likely to provide relief to abnormal dryness that has developed over the past two months.

23 Jul 2019 description
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21 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 70 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Measles in Chad

  • Cholera in Cameroon.

18 Jul 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spontaneous South Sudanese refugee returns from Sudan continue in July

  • Bureaucratic impediments restrict humanitarian operations in Central Equatoria, Jonglei

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

18 Jul 2019 description

Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in Sudan, as dryness persists in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon

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

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

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.