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close this bookRefugee Nutrition Information System (RNIS), No. 35 - Report on the Nutrition Situation of Refugees and Displaced Populations (UNSSCN, 2001, 70 p.)
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Open this folder and view contentsSUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
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View the documentLISTINGS OF SOURCES FOR OCTOBER 2001 RNIS REPORT 35
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TABLES AND FIGURES

Information Available on Total Refiugee/Returnees/Displaced Populations requiring assistance (as of October 2001).

Please note that these are best estimates at the time of going to press


Population Numbers

Nutr


Situation

Condition

Total

Change from Jul-01

Stat*

Comments


I: V. High

II: High

III: Mod

IV: Not

V:






Risk

Risk

Risk

Critical

Unknown





Sub-Saharan Africa

1. Angola


2,300,000

800,000



3,100,000

-300,000

imp.

Situation remains extremely precarious for many and lack of access continues to be a problem

2. Great Lakes Region











Burundi

142,452

146,585

172,581



461,618

81,839

det.

IDPs and returnees remain at high risk in many areas of the country


E Dem Rep of Congo

990,000

932,000

300,720

184,000


2,406,720

71,721

det.

IDPs at v. high risk in worst war-affected areas. Others high to moderate. Refs. no change.


Tanzania


5,723

537,422



543,145

4,572

det.

Refs. at high risk due to cut in rations. Drought-affected not shown

3. Eritrea


43,995




43,995

-14,168

imp.

Many war displaced have returned but mines and poor rains contribute to continued food insecurutity

4. Ethiopia

176,000

200,000

100,000



476,000

-45,465

imp.

Many War IDPs have returned. Refs. not critical. V. severe situ. of drought-affected population not shown.

5. Kenya



213,610



213,610

0

sta

Refs. at heightened risk due to drought. Situ. of drought-affected population not shown.

6. Liberia/Sierra Leone Region











Liberia


75,000

55,000

20,000


150,000

0

sta

Refs. in upper Lofa at higher risk due to insecurity.


Sierra Leone

20,000

220,000

175,000


300,000

715,000

-860,000

imp.

IDP nos. v. imprecise. Those in Govt. areas v.high/high to mod. risk, others unknown.Refs. unknown.


Guinea-Conakry

7,000

100,000

120,000



227,000

463,000

imp.

Many Refs from Guinea have repatriated to Sierra Leone and Liberia

7. Somalia

200,000

180,000

120,000



500,000

143,000

det.

IDPs in Mogadishu at high risk. Others at high to very high risk.

8. S. Sudan

412,386

1,800,000

833,223

99,320


3,144,929

168,000

det.

IDPs in Darfur, Kordofan, E Equitoria and N Bahr al Ghazal high/v. highrisk. Others mod.

9. Uganda


262,733

250,865

197,328


710,926

-288,249

imp.

IDPs moderate risk. Refs.not critical.

10. Zambia



251,254

15,000


266,254

41,254

stat.

Refs. at mod. risk due to funding problems. IDPs not critical.

Total

8,213,874

6,266,036

3,929,675

515,648

300,000

12,959,197

-883,757













Asia/Europe (Selected Situations)

11. Afghanistan Region

3,400,000

4,100,000




7,500,000

3,900,000

det.

Extensive drought and conflict induced displacement within the country and to neighbouring areas

I. High Prev - Those reported with high prevalences of malnutrition (where available >20% wasting) and/or micronutrient deficiency diseases and sharply elevated mortality (x3 normal)

II: High Risk - Population at high risk, limited data available, population likely to contain pockets of malnutrition (e.g. wasting).

III: Mod Risk - Population at moderate risk, may be data available, pockets of malnutrition may exist.

IV: Not Critical - Probably not at heightened nutritional risk.

V: Unknown - No information on nutritional status available .

*Indicates status of nutritional situoation. Imp=improving; det=deteriorating; sta=stationary (i.e. no change)=


The number of refugees, returnees and IDPs in Sub-Saharan Africa and their nutritional risk over time

RESULTS OF SURVEYS QUOTED IN OCTOBER 2001 RNIS # 35

Survey Area

Survey conducted by

Date

% Wasted**

% Severely Wasted**

Oedema

Crude Mortality (/10,000/day)

Under 5 Mortality (/10,000/day)

Measles immunisation coverage (%)

The Greater Horn of Africa

ETHIOPIA

Sudanese Refugees, Bonga

UNHCR/WFP/ARRA

31/05/01

9.0

1.7

0

-

-

92.4

Sudanese Refugees, Sherkole

UNHCR/WFP/ARRA

31/05/01

9.8

1.1

0

-

-

84.1

Sudanese Refugees, Fugnido

UNHCR/WFP/ARRA

31/05/01

20.7

3

0

-

-

86.2

Sudanese Refugees, Dimma

UNHCR/WFP/ARRA

31/05/01

10.8

0.7

0

-

-

80.1

Denan, Ogaden

MSF-B

10/09/01

30

2.4

0.2

0.1

0.27

88.2

SUDAN

Bentiu

ACF

23/06/01

28.9

4.8

-

-


76.3

Rub Kona

ACF

23/06/01

38.4

6.8

-

-


76.2

Juba town

ACF

17/07/01

12.1

1

-

-

2.3

64.4

Juba surrounding

ACF

17/07/01

9.3

0.8

-

-

0.68

53.3

Aweil South County (OLS Sector)

AAH/Tearfund

11/08/01

21.9

3.1

0.3

-

3.86

13

Aweil town (GoS Sector)

ACF

15/09/01

26.4

5.4

0

-

6.5

41.1

Aweil camps(GoS Sector)

ACF

15/09/01

15.9

2.4

0.1

-

1.25

61

West African Region

SIERRA LEONE

Kenema District

Goal

08/01

6.2

1.6

0.9

1.06

1.8

49.9

The Great Lakes Region

UGANDA

Achol-Pii refugee camp

AAH-USA

27/06/01

9.3

1.8

1.1

-

-

86.9

Southern African Region

ANGOLA

Menongue

ACF

07/01

4.7

1.2

1

1.23

3.17

65.7

Cangandala

MSF-H

0/01

3.5

0.2

0

0.57

1.17

63.7

Afghan Area

Kosh valley, Badakhstan, N.E Afghanistan

Concern

08/01

11.5

3.2

1.4

-

-

-

Qayser and Almar districts, Faryab, N. Afghanista

MSF

06/08/01

9.8

0.8

0

0.6

1.4

19.4

* Oedema is included in this figure

** wt/ht unless specified; cut-off=n.s. means not specified but usually -2z scores wt/ht for wasting and -3z scores for severe wasting.

MUAC unless specified cut-off for wasting is <125 mm and <110 mm for severe wasting.

NOTE: see box on back cover for guidance in interpretation of indicators.