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Monthly risk briefing: April

Date added

18 April 2019


The monthly risk briefing provides information on global weather, human and health events where members may consider using the Start Fund Anticipation process.

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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 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?

Drought in the Philippines: Weak El Niño is present in the tropical Pacific and is likely to continue until June 2019 resulting in varying impacts.

Escalating violence in Niger: An upsurge in threats from armed groups operating between the borders of Mali and Niger has triggered population movements in the region of Tillabéri

Waterborne diseases in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe: Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall mid-March in central Mozambique and affected nearly 3 million people, caused at least 743 deaths and displaced some 230,000 people in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Health needs are increasing with the first confirmed cholera cases, reports of diarrhoea and risk of other waterborne diseases exacerbated by damage to sanitation facilities and prevalence of unsafe water.

Download this month's briefing to learn about increasing violence in Nothern Mozambique, political instability in Sudan, heatwave in Pakistan, flooding in Ethiopia, and food insecurity in Burundi.

Download the monthly risk briefing for April