Ondjiva - The Health minister, Luís Gomes Sambo, ensured on Tuesday in Namacunde municipality, southern Cunene province, the regular supply of medicines to health units, in order to minimize the deficiencies registered there.
Speaking to the press after delivering a batch of anti-malaria drugs and mosquito nets to the government of Cunene, the minister said it was intended to increase the purchase of essential medicines for health units, especially in the periphery.
Ondjiva - Four million cases of malaria, which resulted in 15,000 deaths, were recorded in the country's 18 provinces in the last 12 months, said Tuesday in Oihole, Namacunde municipality, Cunene province, the Minister of Health, Luis Gome Sambo.
The head of the health ministry, who was speaking at the central event of World Malaria Day, which is marked today, in spite of the efforts that have been made, malaria continues to be the biggest cause of morbidity and mortality in the country, which affects more children under five years and pregnant women.
More than one million people are estimated to have been displaced by the violence that started in Kasai Central and rippled across neighboring Kasai, Kasai Oriental, Lomami and Sankuru provinces since August 2016. The crisis has generated needs that are above the humanitarian community’s response capacities.
To respond to the needs of some 731,000 people, in majority women and minors, the humanitarian community today launched an appeal for USD 64.5 million
Plus d’1 million de personnes ont été déplacées par les violences qui ont affecté les provinces du Kasaï Central, Kasai, Kasai Oriental, Lomami et Sankuru depuis août 2016. La crise a généré des besoins qui dépassent les capacités de réponse de la communauté humanitaire.
Pour répondre aux besoins de quelque 731 000 habitants, en majorité des femmes et des mineurs, la communauté humanitaire a lancé aujourd'hui un appel pour 64,5 millions d’USD
THE PRESIDENT’S MALARIA INITIATIVE STRATEGY FOR 2015–2020
The PMI Strategy for 2015–2020 takes into account the progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen, setting forth a vision, goal, objectives, and strategic approach for PMI through 2020, while reaffirming the longer-term goal of a world without malaria. Malaria prevention and control remains a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and this strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty.
Democratic Republic of the Congo - The UN Migration Agency Director General William Lacy Swing has approved the release of USD 100,000 from the agency’s Operational Support Income budget to kick-start relief operations for more than 1.1 million people displaced by widespread hostilities to the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s south central Kasai region.
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The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.
It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.
Kasai: 1.5 million children affected by the crisis
Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Babar Baloch – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 21 avril 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.
74.148 Réfugiés sudsoudanais en RDC, dont la plupart sont nouvellement arrivés.
103.617 Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.
39.837 Réfugiés burundais en RDC.
539.106 Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.
828 Réfugiés rwandais rapatriés de la RDC en 2017.
Travail avec les partenaires
74,148 South Sudanese refugees, most of whom are new arrivals.
103,617 Refugees from the Central African Republic.
39,837 Refugees from Burundi.
539,106 Congolese refugees in African countries
828 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC in 2017.
Working with partners
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Maize price trends were mixed in February in the region. Tanzania and the DRC saw significant month-on-month (m-o-m) price increase of their main staple. Zambia and especially Tanzania registered the highest increase in the number of markets in ALPS Crisis.
Rainfall remains well below-average during peak rainy season in the Horn of Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Light, uneven rainfall since late February has resulted in moderate to locally strong moisture deficits in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.
Plus de 62 000 nouvelles personnes déplacées internes ont été rapportées depuis une semaine dans la région des Kasaï, dont environ 32 000 dans la province du Kasaï Central et 29 000 dans le Kasaï, suite à des affrontements entre les milices et les FARDC ou des tensions intercommunautaires.
L’impact de la crise s’étend au-delà des Kasaï, avec par exemple plus de 11 000 Congolais ayant fui vers l’Angola depuis le 13 avril dernier, et 28 000 personnes qui ont quitté la province du Kasaï pour celle du Lualaba.
Over 62,000 new internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been reported in the Kasai region for the past week, in the wake of clashes between the militia and the FARDC or as a consequence of intercommunity tensions. Among them, approximately 32,000 are in Central Kasai Province and 29,000 in Kasai Province.
The impact of the crisis extends beyond the Kasai region: over 11,000 Congolese have fled to Angola since 13 April, and 28,000 people have left Kasai province for Lualaba province.
Speaking to the press at the end of the visit to Mussungue shelter centre, the commander of the Angolan ground forces, general Sá Miranda, reiterated the country’s responsibility under the United Nations 435 resolution, which defends the protection of refugees that come from countries wrapped in conflicts.
However, the military high-ranking officer stressed both countries’ joint efforts also based on friendship ties, so as to ease the conditions in the shelter centres, which are continuously receiving Congolese citizens.
This Operations Update presents the progress on the implementation of the operation to date. In addition, it is meant to request for the extension of the operation up until 31 May 2017, to allow the NS to complete the planned activities. The Ministry of Health (MoH) is continuing with the vaccinations in the first two months of 2017 and it is of the utmost importance that the NS continues to complement immunization efforts through social mobilization.
• More than one million people are currently displaced in the Kasai region, of which 60 per cent come from Central Kasai. This figure has more than doubled compared to the first situation report, due to methodological improvements and new data.
• The assistance continues with 40 humanitarian actors in the field, providing multisector assistance for at least two months, to some 352,000 people in the provinces of Kasai, Central Kasai and Eastern Kasai.
Dryness remains in the Greater Horn of Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions. However, above-average rainfall since March has helped to alleviate seasonal dryness.
Despite an increase in moisture following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, long- term moisture deficits remain due to very poor rains earlier in the season throughout central and eastern Madagascar.