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19 November 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.

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This month’s Risk Brief includes:

  • Escalating violence in Ethiopia may trigger further displacement and significant humanitarian needs.
  • The short notice closure of displacement camps in Iraq threatening to heighten exposure of at-risk populations.
  • WMO have confirmed La Nina has developed meaning differing impacts across the globe.
  • Central America faces further rainfall leading to flooding and secondary impacts.
  • Upcoming elections in Central African Republic, and Burkina Faso pose a risk of increased violence.
  • There has been a spike in Yellow Fever in the South of Nigeria.
  • A new wave of desert locusts poses a threat in Horn of Africa.   

Read the full risk brief here