10 June 2020
The monthly risk briefing reports on new, emerging or deteriorating situations; therefore, ongoing events that are considered to be unchanged are not featured and risks that are beyond the scope and scale of the Start Fund are also not featured. It is collated by the Start Network Anticipation and Risk Financing team using information from academia and research institutes, government departments, ACAPS, global risk indexes, risk information provided by Start Members and their partners, and the media. Key risks are shared and collated each month with FOREWARN input.
What is high priority this month?
The outbreak of Ebola in the western Democratic Republic of Congo is being assessed by various organisations, with the risk of a significant outbreak.
Secondary impacts of flooding are likely in both Yemen and across East Africa, with both forecast to expect further flooding, landslides and displacement as a consequence.
Escalating conflict in Libya is exacerbating the response to COVID-19 and socio-economic condition, while an above-average hurricane season has begun in the Atlantic, with the earliest reported occurrence of three named storms happening this month.
Download this month's briefing to learn about the food security outlook in Madagascar, as well as the latest at risk due to desert locusts.