CrisisInSight Weekly Picks, 5 October 2022 – Haiti – ReliefWeb

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A cholera outbreak was declared by Haitian authorities on 1 October, and 20 cases including 7 deaths from Port-au-Prince and Cite Soleil are under investigation as at 2 October. Suspected cases have come from areas that are largely under gang control. Violence and insecurity pose a significant access challenge for the cholera response, alongside petrol shortages resulting from gang-imposed restrictions — including at some oil ports of entry — that have been hampering mobility and humanitarian access. Lack of fuel supply at power plants was affecting the functioning of medical centres and reducing humanitarian operations before the outbreak. The poor functioning of hydropower plants and inability to mobilise water tankers, especially in the hardest-to-reach places for humanitarian aid, has hindered access to clean water, sanitation, and safe food, increasing the risk of a rapid expansion in the number of cholera cases.
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Typhoon Noru (known locally as Super Typhoon Kardin) made landfall in the Philippines on 25 September and has affected more than one million people across eight regions, according to government data. Twelve people were killed, 67 others were injured, and five are still missing as at 4 October. Central Luzon was hardest hit, registering 85% of people affected by the typhoon, and the vast majority of damaged and destroyed homes. Overall around 47,000 people remain displaced, most staying with their relatives or friends, with some in evacuation centres or having returned home. Around 60,00 houses total were damaged (over 52,000) or destroyed (over 8,000). Farmers suffered damage to over 170,000 hectares of farmland across a variety of crops, including rice, corn and cassava as well as poultry and fisheries. A government-coordinated response is underway.
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Conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan has resulted in an influx of refugee arrivals in 2022 — nearly 106,000 by 15 September, projected to reach 150,000 by end of year. Nearly 70% are from DRC. Transit centre resources are overstretched and the overcrowding and proximity to borders creates security and safety risks. Nyakabande transit centre (Kisoro district) has a capacity for 7,200 people, but is hosting 13,465 refugees. Latrine coverage in Nyakabande holding areas was 1 per 434 people in mid-September. The Lokung collection point (Lamwo district) and Kagoma reception centre (Kikuube district) are well over capacity. The Ugandan government intends to close the Nyakabande transit centre by 31 October, with refugees instructed to go to resettlement areas or return to their places of origin. Core relief items including construction poles, plastic sheets, and sleeping mats to facilitate relocation of refugees to resettlement areas are urgently needed.
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