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Eastern Africa: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot

27 October 2016
Eastern Africa: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot

Although the El Niño weather event has passed its impact continues to be felt in the region: food insecurity doubled from 12 million in August 2015 to 23.4 million today.

Humanitarian partners are targeting 1.25 million children under ve for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) this year, of which nearly 83 per cent are from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia.

Violence and rising food insecurity in South Sudan and Burundi have displaced nearly 290,000 people (205,541 refugees and 84,459 internally displaced) in the last 3 months alone.

Simultaneous disease outbreaks continue to affect the region, with cholera and acute watery diarrhea as biggest concern.

The operating environment in the region continues to deteriorate both through bureaucratic impediments and violence against aid workers.

See detailed Eastern Africa: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot by UN OCHA and ReliefWeb.

Source: REGIONAL OUTLOOK FOR THE AND THE GREAT LAKES REGION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HUMANITARIAN ACTION AND RESILIENCE RESPONSE