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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot, 4 - 10 November 2015

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Snapshot 4–10 November 2015

Nepal: Crossings on the India–Nepal border have been closed since late September as a result of protests, leading to fuel shortages that are severely hampering humanitarian assistance. Of particular concern are 400,000 people living in remote areas who cannot be reached during winter and need winterisation supplies. Hospitals in Terai region are reporting acute shortages of medicine, while food and cooking-gas shortages are reported across the country.

Somalia: More than 90,000 people have been affected by floods since 23 October, mainly in south-central Somalia. Over 42,000 have been displaced. In some areas, access to affected populations is hampered by impassable roads. Several cases of cholera have been confirmed in Kismayo, Lower Juba.

Iraq: Heavy rains and flooding have affected 84,000 IDPs in 40 settlements, predominantly in Baghdad and Anbar province. 58 people have died from electric shocks as floodwaters met with unsafe electricity supply infrastructure. Floodwaters have been contaminated by sewage in areas affected by an ongoing cholera outbreak, heightening the risk of further transmission.

Sudan: An outbreak of suspected dengue haemorrhagic fever has been declared in all five Darfur states. Between late August and November, 210 suspected cases have been reported and 104 people have died, indicating a case fatality rate of 50%. 83 people have died in West Darfur.

Updated: 10/11/2015. Next update: 17/11/2015

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