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19 Oct 2018 description

Despite the benefit of recent Belg rains, recovery of livelihoods will not be spontaneous, nor can it be expected without concerted assistance. Belg rainfall did not cover all regions equally. In the low plains of Afar and Somali Regions, rain has been resulting in floods and damage to irrigation infrastructure and cropland. Some pockets in Afar, Amhara and Tigray reported low or no crop yield.

19 Oct 2018 description


19 Oct 2018 description

Clarifying the roles of the African Union (AU) and subregional organisations is a central element of the AU reforms. It is key in terms of managing expectations about what the AU can or cannot do, as well as coordinating Africa’s responses to avoid duplication of efforts. But this issue is also divisive, and it is unclear whether AU member states will reach a concrete decision on a division of labour at the upcoming extraordinary summit on reforms in Addis Ababa on 17 November.

19 Oct 2018 description


• A total of 30 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 38 compared to 34 cases week 37.

• A total of 3 (10%) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Jubba region

• No new death was reported in week 38

• A cumulative total of 6,394 cases including 42 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The new AWD/cholera outbreak started in Beletweyne started in December 2017.

• No new cases have been reported in Southwest state and Hirshabelle for the past 4 weeks

19 Oct 2018 description


  • Many parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are experiencing prolonged conflict and poverty, contributing to population displacement, chronic food insecurity and restricted livelihood activities. Violence and insecurity continue to drive urgent food and relief needs in the DRC’s greater Kasaï region as well as Ituri, North Kivu, South Kivu and Tanganyika provinces, with a recent Ebola outbreak in Ituri and North Kivu further complicating the humanitarian situation.

19 Oct 2018 description

Health and Nutrition key highlights

  • Surveillance system has been modified from weekly to daily following the Ebola outbreak in the neighboring DRC. New arrivals are being screened for Ebola at all entry points into Uganda and no case has been reported in Uganda by end of August 2018

19 Oct 2018 description

Health and nutrition key highlights

  • Surveillance system has been modified from weekly to daily following the Ebola outbreak in the neighboring DRC. New arrivals are being screened for Ebola at all entry points into Uganda and no case has been reported in Uganda by end of September 2018

19 Oct 2018 description

Status of Measles outbreak in the refugee settlements

  • Outbreaks have been experienced in Nakivale, Oruchinga, Kiryandongo, Rwamwanja, Kyaka II and Kyangwali refugee settlements.

  • Kyangwali has so far registered 29 cases of measles of which 48% are refugees and 52% host population, 55% male and 45% female and 90% are above 9 months of age, 7% between 6 to 9 months of age and 3% below 6 months.

19 Oct 2018 description

The Jan - August dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need.
The Basic Assistance Sector in Lebanon is working to: OUTCOME 1) Strengthen the ability of vulnerable HHs, including female-headed, to meet their basic survival needs; OUTCOME 2) Ensure that In-kind assistance in support of populations affected by seasonal hazards and emergencies is provided; OUTCOME 3) Develop National Social Safety Net Strategy

19 Oct 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) on 17th October launched an appeal to the general public to raise 1.2 Billion shillings to support victims of the Bududa landslides and other neighboring districts that might be at risk. This is expected to benefit over 5000 people in the disaster prone districts of the Elgon region; Bududa, Namisindwa, Butalejja, and Manafwa. These battle with effects of climate change almost every year and there is urgent need to prepare for more disasters.

19 Oct 2018 description


Kenya hosts 470 000 refugees and asylum seekers from neighbouring countries who are fully dependent on humanitarian assistance to cover their basic needs. Voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees has continued, in spite of insecurity, drought, and forced evictions in their home country. The European Commission continues its long-standing assistance to refugees in Kenya and responds to disaster-related emergencies.

What are the needs?

19 Oct 2018 description


  • 46 suspected Measles reported mainly from Deir Ezzor and Hassaka.

  • Increase of Hepatitis A cases reported in three districts in Daraa.

Completeness & Timeliness of Reporting

  • The overall completeness of reporting was 83 %; (1053 out of total 1265 EWARS sentinel sites). 14 governorates have reported this week.

  • Timeliness of reporting was 87%

19 Oct 2018 description

Juba/Geneva – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has facilitated the release of 24 persons detained in relation to the conflict in South Sudan, including 16 detainees released on Friday.

This week marks the first releases of prisoners supervised by the ICRC and following the signing of the latest peace agreement in which parties to the conflict agreed to free detainees.

19 Oct 2018 description

Highlights for September

-Increased displacement of civilians in Mali due to armed conflict: According to a report from the Norwegian Refugee Council published on 7 September 2018, close to 50,000 people have fled their homes in northern and central Mali in 2018, due to intercommunal clashes, a rise in armed groups and military operations.

19 Oct 2018 description

“Social media at times will convince people to come to Europe, because of the things people put on Facebook—the lifestyle and so on. Maybe it does that. But I would never tell people to come through Libya, to make this journey.”

19 Oct 2018 description

Tillabéri – More than 500 members from communities, local authorities, civil society and security forces participated in IOM’s fourth crisis simulation exercise this week (17/10) in Tillabéri, Niger.

The exercise took place in close partnership with the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Humanitarian Action and Natural Disaster Management, and the Ministry of Health in Niger.