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27 Aug 2016 description

Lors d’une conférence au Kenya, le chef de la FAO souligne le rôle de l’agriculture dans la prévention des conflits et le relèvement

27 août 2016, Rome/Nairobi – La sécurité alimentaire et l’agriculture jouent un rôle primordial dans la prévention des conflits et des crises sur le continent africain. Elles en atténuent les effets et sont les moteurs du relèvement après un conflit.

27 Aug 2016 description

At Kenya conference, FAO leader highlights role of agriculture in preventing conflict, enabling recovery

27 August 2016, Rome/Nairobi - Food security and agriculture have an essential role to play in preventing conflicts and crises on the African continent, blunting their impacts and acting as engines for post-crisis recovery.

This was the central message of FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva to African leaders and international development actors gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, today for one of the foremost summits on African development.

26 Aug 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21-27 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and malaria in Greece.

26 Aug 2016 description
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Key Updates

Angola epidemiological update (as of 18 August): o There have been no new confirmed cases since 23 June; o 3984 suspected cases, with 369 deaths (case fatality rate, CFR: 9.2%); o 891 of 3984 suspected cases have been laboratory confirmed, with 120 deaths amongst confirmed cases (CFR: 13.6%); o 16 of 18 provinces have reported at least one confirmed case, with local transmission.

26 Aug 2016 description

SUMMARY

The bulk of Southern African Development Community (SADC) is likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall for most of the period October to December (OND) 2016 and the January to March (JFM) 2017. However, northernmost Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) northern Angola, southernmost of Tanzania, northern Mozambique, the islands states of Seychelles and eastern-most Madagascar are more likely to receive normal to below-normal rainfall most of the season.

THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL SOUTHERN AFRICA REGIONAL CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM

25 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • Rural communities of Cunene and Huila have food stocks less than 3 months.

  • 400,000 people are in need of food and in-kind assistance;

  • Water availability is diminishing rapidly, especially in the 4 municipalities of Cunene province and Gambos municipality.

  • In Huila, it is estimated that less than 20% of communities have access to safe water and adequate sanitation facilities.

Situation Overview

24 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Pendant les premières heures de la campagne de vaccination de masse contre la fièvre jaune à Kinshasa, les queues deviennent de plus en plus longues au centre médical Pierre Focon basé à Kimbanseke, zone sanitaire dans la banlieue Est de Kinshasa. Cette campagne de vaccination massive, la première dans son genre, vise plus de 10 millions de personnes à Kinshasa et les provinces avoisinantes de l’Angola.

Anicet, de l’incompréhension à la prévention

23 Aug 2016 description
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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Southern Africa

The impact of the drought in Southern Africa on WASH is already observed in places where the drought has been more acute and where WASH coverage was already low.

Only 61 per cent of the region’s population has access to safe drinking water and 39 per cent have access to adequate sanitation facilities.

Approximately 6.4 million people (including 3.2 million children) in the seven priority countries have reduced access to safe water as a direct result of the El Niño drought.

23 Aug 2016 description
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Nutrition Situation of Children in Southern Africa

UNICEF El Niño Nutrition results in 2016 in seven priority countries • Almost 15 million people are food and nutrition insecure (including approximately 7.8 million children) in the 7 priority countries.

• Approximately 36% of children in the 7 priority countries in Southern Africa are stunted and therefore not able to fully achieve their full developmental, intellectual and physical potential.

23 Aug 2016 description
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Health Situation of Children in Southern Africa

UNICEF El Niño Health response in 2016 in seven priority countries The impacts of El Niño and La Niña are expected to more than double the regular caseloads of childhood illnesses (malaria, cholera, pneumonia, measles and diarrhoea) in the most affected countries.

• Diarrhoea cases among children are expected to increase up to 4 times that of the regular yearly cases.

• Projections of pneumonia cases among children show a 1.5 times increase in cases.

23 Aug 2016 description

This issue focuses on the Yellow fever, Cholera, Zika Virus Disease and Chikungunya outbreaks.

During the period under review, there have been protracted urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreaks in Angola that have spread to the neighboring DR Congo and there have been exported cases to China and Kenya. Another outbreak of Yellow Fever was reported in Uganda but was not epidemiologically linked to the Angola or DR Congo outbreaks. The Uganda YF outbreak was rapidly and effectively contained.

22 Aug 2016 description

After fleeing the horrors of the 1994 genocide, increasing numbers are ready to return to Rwanda, although many still worry about how they will cope after decades away.

By: Martim Empis Gray Pereira and Casilda Gil de Santivanes Finat

LUANDA, Angola – Musabyenamariya Fratenata’s husband died five years ago, leaving her struggling to find the money to raise their six children alone in Angola.

Originally from Rwanda, she fled during the horrors of the 1994 genocide, and has been a refugee ever since. Now, she is finally going home.

20 Aug 2016 description

Addis Ababa, 19 August 2016 – Health ministers from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) African Region have begun a five-day meeting to discuss some key health issues affecting the Region.  Addressing the opening session in Addis Ababa, the President of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency, Dr Mulatu Teshome, observed that in the coming decades non-communicable and communicable diseases, epidemics and Africa’s demographic shifts will pose significant challenges to development.

19 Aug 2016 description

By Mark James Johnson, IFRC

With one of the largest mass yellow fever vaccination campaigns ever attempted in Africa underway in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo this week, Red Cross volunteers are donning the familiar red vests and fanning out across both countries to aid in the response.

19 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Angola epidemiological update (as of 11 August):
    o There have been no new confirmed cases since 23 June;
    o 3922 suspected cases, with 369 deaths (Case fatality rate: 9.4%);
    o 879 of 3922 suspected cases have been laboratory confirmed, with 119 deaths amongst confirmed cases (CFR: 13.5%);
    o 16 of 18 provinces have reported at least one confirmed case, with local transmission.

19 Aug 2016 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

In 2015, open sources reported 207 aid workers as assaulted or injured in 95 severe incidents. - During the first six months of 2016, 43 severe incidents reported 97 aid workers as assaulted or injured.
- 2 aid workers raped in South Sudan and Tanzania.
- 1 aid worker sexually assaulted in Zambia.

19 Aug 2016 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

816 aid workers reported killed, kidnapped, injured or assaulted between January 2015 and June 2016

In 2015, open sources reported 515 aid workers killed (179), kidnapped (129) and assaulted or injured (207) in 234 severe incidents. During the first six months of 2016, open sources reported 301 aid workers killed (129), kidnapped (75) and assaulted or injured (97) in 122 severe incidents.