Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Multimedia content

  • Documents (1)
    • OCHA-Bucky: A COVID-19 Model to Inform Humanitarian Operations - Model Methodology (October 2020)
  • All (1)
Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Coronavirus - OCHA-Bucky: A COVID-19 Model to Inform Humanitarian Operations - Model Methodology

Epidemic forecasting is one tool through which we can gain an understanding of the final outbreak size and indicators of when the COVID-19 epidemic peaks in a country

1 Introduction Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) emerged in Wuhan, China, in November 2019. By October 2020, this virus had resulted in more than 41.5 million cases of COVID-19 and 1 million deaths. The majority of COVID-19 cases currently being reported are predominantly in developed countries, such as the…

Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Coronavirus: Somalia Humanitarian Bulletin

Aid workers scale-up COVID-19 response as Government gradually opens the economy

HIGHLIGHTS More than 1.3 million people are currently food insecure, as 849,000 children face acute malnutrition due to cumulative shocks. Desert locusts since January continue to threaten food security in northern Somalia. At least 167,000 people are displaced by seasonal floods since September. Aid workers scale-up COVID-19 response as Government…

Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Coronavirus: Nigeria Situation Report (12 October 2020)

Borno is among the worst affected states in Nigeria

HIGHLIGHTS The number of people in need of urgent assistance in north-east Nigeria rose from 7.9 million at the beginning of 2020 to 10.6 million since the onset of COVID-19 Download Report: https://bit.ly/2FlJn0q  As many as 4.3 million people may become food insecure, up from pre-COVID-19 figures of 3.7 million…

Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Sudan: Floods in Sudan put more than 10 million people at risk of water-borne diseases

•COVID-19 transmissions continue and new cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus have been reported

HIGHLIGHTS Rains started to subside and flood waters are receding in Sudan, after months of heavy rainfall that left more than 875,000 people affected by unprecedented flooding. Over 10 million people are now at risk of contracting water-borne diseases and 4.5 million are exposed to vector-borne diseases, a 100 per…

Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Coronavirus - Chad: Quick Alerts (2 October 2020)

This is the seventh consecutive week with over 20 new reported cases, which denotes a steady presence of the pandemic although no major flare-up

HEALTH SITUATION COVID-19 update As of 30 September, there have been 1,203 confirmed cases and 85 deaths in 17 provinces. Between 27 and 30 September, there have been 23 new cases, all reported in the capital or in southern provinces: 13 in the Mayo- Kebbi ouest, six in the Logone…

Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Coronavirus - Africa: West and Central Africa COVID-19 Digest (28 September 2020)

As the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictive measures impact economic activities, food production, flows, markets and livelihoods, food insecurity could double

HIGHLIGHTS Humanitarian needs have reached an unprecedented level across the region - resulting from escalating conflict and rising food insecurity - exacerbated by the spread of COVID-19. Download Report: https://bit.ly/3icmUAl In 2020, prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, a record high of 44 million people across the region – 6 million…

Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Multimedia content

  • Documents (1)
    • West and Central Africa: Flooding Situation As of 25 September 2020
  • All (1)
Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

West and Central Africa: Flooding Situation as of 25 September 2020

Floods also risk increasing incidence of water-borne diseases, impact hygiene and sanitation, and reduce the capacity to put in place effective preventative measures against COVID-19

SITUATION OVERVIEW As of 25 September, flooding has affected around 1.7 million people in West and Central Africa, with many regions recording excess rainfalls. The impact in 2020 is particularly severe, and the number of people affected exceeding last year’s totals, when floods affected 1.1 million people in 11 countries.…

Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Multimedia content

  • Documents (1)
    • Coronavirus - Cameroon: COVID 19 Emergency Situation Report No. 07 - From 1 to15 September 2020
  • All (1)
Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Coronavirus - Cameroon: COVID 19 Emergency Situation Report No. 07 - From 1 to15 September 2020

Hightlights Phase three of the response strategy to COVID-19 in Cameroon was closed on 22 August 2020 with 20,303 confirmed cases since the onset of the pandemic, including 18,983 recoveries and 415 deaths as of 14 September 2020. 83 pregnant women are confirmed positive to COVID-19 as of 14 September…

Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Multimedia content

  • Documents (1)
    • Ethiopia: COVID-19 Humanitarian impact - Situation Update No. 12, as of 2 September 2020
  • All (1)
Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Coronavirus - Ethiopia: COVID-19 Humanitarian impact - Situation Update No. 12, as of 2 September 2020

Cases have risen exponentially in the last two weeks, with Addis Ababa counting a total of 31,979 cases followed by Oromia with 6,603 cases

This report is prepared under the auspices of the National Emergency Coordination Center for COVID-19 response, led by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), supported by OCHA Ethiopia with the participation of Cluster Coordinators. This issue covers the period from August 23- September 2, 2020. Download report: https://bit.ly/2ZwcG7q HIGHLIGHTS •…

Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Multimedia content

  • Documents (1)
    • Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue #15 | 23 Aug. – 06 Sept. 2020
  • All (1)
Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Coronavirus: Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin

Over 1 million samples tested, close to 59,000 confirmed cases and more than 900 deaths in six months

HIGHLIGHTS • Of 1,044,005 samples tested as of 06 September, 58,672 were confirmed positive making Ethiopia the country with the highest caseload in East Africa, and the fourth highest in Africa next to South Africa, Egypt and Morocco. • 25 highest-risk IDP sites further prioritized for decongestion and scaledup multi-sector…