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Every week, we publish new highlights on recent humanitarian developments to enable crisis responders to prioritise based on the needs of affected populations.



Since 9 April 2024, heavy rains and flash floods in Kenya have led to the death of more than 13 people, with an estimated 15,000 people displaced. The March–May rainy season has brought about intense storms, rising river levels, infrastructure damage, and livestock and property losses. Impeded road access across various regions is disrupting access to essential services, including markets and healthcare facilities. Particularly affected counties include Garissa, Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Kisumu, Kitui, Marsabit, Meru, Murang’a, Nairobi, Tana River, and Turkana, where several roads are inundated. Affected populations require shelter and increased healthcare access. Despite efforts to address immediate needs such as food, water, sanitation, shelter, medical aid, and evacuation support, persistent challenges remain. The Kenya Meteorological Department warns of continued heavy rainfall with the likelihood of flash floods in several parts of the country, including the Highlands, Rift Valley, Lake Victoria Basin, Southeastern lowlands, Coastal, Northwestern, and Northeastern regions. (OCHA 11/04/2024, VOA 12/04/2024, ECHO 12/04/2024)



On 13 April 2024, clashes escalated in Al Fasher city, North Darfur state, involving the Rapid Support Forces, the Sudanese Armed Forces, and other armed groups, increasing the risk of violence expanding across the state. Six villages were burnt down in western Al Fasher, and at least ten civilians were killed. This escalation of violence will likely further hinder aid delivery across Darfur region, as Al Fasher is considered a humanitarian hub for international organisations. North Darfur has also seen limited clashes since the start of the conflict in April 2023, and it has been hosting over 574,000 displaced people in school buildings and open areas. Al Fasher hosted at least 100,000 people as at 4 April 2024. Clashes have likely led to new displacement, but exact figures remain unclear. (UNSG 15/04/2024, PressTV 15/04/2024, IOM 15/04/2024)


Costa Rica

36,000 new migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, 67% of whom were Venezuelan, entered Costa Rica in March 2024. This brought the number of people entering the country in 2024 to almost 115,000, up from 84,000 during the same period in 2023. The increase is a result of more migrants crossing the Darién jungle between Panama and Colombia, the main entry point for those transiting the region in search of the north of the continent. Migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in Costa Rica need access to food, drinking water, and WASH services. (IOM 12/04/2024, IOM 15/03/2024)

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