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Monthly Risk Bulletin Issued: August 2020

Date added

25 August 2020

Summary

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.

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Escalating violence ahead of elections in Burkina Faso is increasing the risk of food insecurity. Flooding is anticipated due to high water levels and forecast heavy rainfall in Ethiopia and Central America. The Eastern Pacific is heading into the peak of hurricane season, during a historically highly active period. Escalating conflict in Libya is exacerbating the response to COVID-19 and socio-economic condition, while the risk of a polio outbreak in Sudan spreading is exacerbated by COVID-19.

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