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Monthly Risk Briefing: May 2020

Date added

12 May 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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What is high priority this month?

The approaching 20th of May Presidential elections in Burundi has increased the risk of mass displacement to Tanzania, with increased tensions and incidents reported. Secondary impacts of flooding are likely in both Indonesia and across East Africa, with both forecasts to expect further flooding, landslides and displacement as a consequence.

Escalating conflict in Myanmar is affecting the response to COVID-19, while typhoon season approaches for Eastern Pacific countries.

Download this month's briefing to learn about further deteriorating food insecurity in Nigeria and Somalia, as well as the latest at risk due to desert locusts.

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