DOCUMENT TAGS Anticipation
Monthly Risk Briefing: November
05 November 2018
The monthly risk briefing provides information on global weather, volcanic, human and health events where members may consider using the Start Fund’s Crisis Anticipation Window. It 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.
This monthly risk briefing 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?
Senegal is experiencing a severe dry spell of rain in particular areas - it is likely to have a severe impact on their crops. In an update from Africa Risk View, it is estimated that over 400,000 persons to be at risk of being affected by drought in Senegal in 2018/19. The Start Network and ARC Replica are currently discussing a potential drought insurance pay-out and an anticipation alert to complement the pay-out.
Ebola outbreak in East Africa: The ongoing ebola outbreak in The DRC has led to intensified cross-border risk monitoring with neighbouring countries in fear of further contamination. Neighboruing countries include;Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania & Uganda.
and emergency preparedness.
Download this month's briefing to learn about the risk of food insecurity in Mozambique and Southern Africa, violence in Sri Lanka and Mali, displacement in Burundi and extreme weather (dzud) in Mobngolia.