Global Emergency Overview Weekly Picks, 8 August 2017

from Assessment Capacities Project
Published on 08 Aug 2017 View Original


Cholera continues to spread in north, west and south Darfur, and has recently been detected in IDP camps in central Darfur. Malnutrition is also a serious concern in this area. Following improved access in central Darfur, alarming malnutrition rates were discovered in the Jebel Marra region.

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Over 180,000 people have been newly displaced in 2017 across 30 provinces. Access to health is restricted as armed groups target health facilities across the country. Kabul is a significant developing battleground this year with 19% of all civilian casualties occurring here.

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A spike in arrivals of Venezuelans and Colombian returnees in Norte de Santander, Colombia, has occurred ahead of the 31 July election that determined the constituent assembly to revise the constitution in Venezuela. Arrivals were notably reported in the border town of Cúcuta. Anecdotal information suggests shelter and protection needs. Norte de Santander is a fairly inhospitable environment where armed groups still operate.

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Updated: 08/08/2017
Next GEO updated on Tuesday 15 August

Information gap on food security and nutrition in Gambia

The combined effects of the recent Sahel food crises, localised heavy flooding in 2012 and 2013, and drought in 2014, have eroded vulnerable households’ coping mechanisms and resulted in protracted food insecurity and persisting acute malnutrition in pockets of the country.

Latest Cadre Harmonise highlighted 111,650 people in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in Gambia until August.

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