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Eastern Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin No. 33, 11 February - 7 March 2014

Highlights

  • Heightened risk of epidemics due to overcrowding and poor hygiene in IDP and refugee populations.
  • Normal to near-normal March to May rainfall predicted for most parts of the region, but dry spells to continue in some areas.
  • Flooding deaths in Burundi could have been avoided.
  • More than 12,000 Somali returnees from Saudi Arabia are stranded in already stretched and insecure Mogadishu.
  • South Sudan urgently requires funds to preposition critical supplies before the rainy season in April. Food Security and Livelihood Sectors largely underfunded. 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
07 Mar 2014
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin
Theme(s): 
Climate
Conflict
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Natural Disasters