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Epidemic,South Sudan: The Ministry of Health of the Republic of South Sudan declared a measles outbreak on the 10th of Dec 2022.
This is the second declaration of a measles outbreak last year after the first one on 23 February 2022.
South Sudan started reporting measles cases in January 2022 in two counties -Torit in Eastern Equatoria State and Maban in Upper Nile State and as of week 5 (ending 04 February 2023), 55 counties across all 10 States have reported suspected measles cases. Out of the counties reporting measles cases, outbreaks have been confirmed in 25 counties after surpassing the outbreak threshold.
Drought,Micronesia, Federated States: El Nino is a recurring climate pattern that triggers changes in rainfall. Rainfall during the El Niño year starts declining as soon as August in the western Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Dryness increases through October and November and peaks in January in the year after El Niño. Rainfall in western FSM can be as much as 50-60% below average from January through April in the year after El Niño. Based on these predictions, it is expected that FSM will experience peak drought conditions during the first quarter of 2024, with a likelihood that the El Nino declared by September.
Impact of drought will be significantly experienced should the following parameters be met: two consistent weeks without rainfall and the water sounding informs over 50% of community water reservations will be less than 50% capacity. In the unlikely event, Government declares a state of emergency for drought before those parameters are met, MRCS will escalate their response.
Other,Armenia: Commencing on September 19, 2023, a protracted and intense conflict erupted along the line of contact between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan. As a result of the conflict escalation, thousands of civilians from localities of the NK Martakert, Martuni, Askeran and Shushi regions have been internally displaced and sought shelter in Stepanakert and other localities. Also, with the internal displacement, the cases of deaths and injuries within the civil population have been recorded. As a result of these developments in the course of several days, a significant number of people, mainly elderly individuals, women, and children, were forcibly displaced from their homes in the conflict-affected regions of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Epidemic,Sudan: 9 September 2023, Cairo, Egypt - Sudan has declared a cholera outbreak in Gedaref State, where 264 suspected cholera cases, 4 confirmed cases and 16 associated deaths had been reported by 25 September 2023. Investigations are ongoing to determine whether cholera has also spread to Khartoum and South Kordofan states, where increased cases of acute watery diarrhoea have been reported.
Flood,Viet Nam: Two dead after heavy downpours, widespread flooding
The heavy downpours in the central region in recent days were caused by a tropical low-pressure system formed in the East Sea which weakens as it moves inland.
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