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26 Jul 2016 description
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Message from the Director

22 Jul 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 17 - 23 July 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever, influenzas A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) and Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea.

20 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit are being transformed into an Action Plan.

  • Some 3.8 million people in the Lake Chad Basin are facing severe food insecurity in the current lean period.

  • Aid groups step up response to people in need across the Lake Chad Basin, where hunger and malnutrition are on the rise.

  • Heavy flooding triggered by torrential rains in Ghana, Chad and Niger.

  • Ebola outbreak is over in the three worst-hit West African countries.

18 Jul 2016 description

Executive Summary

Alert 2016! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender, peace and security.

16 Jul 2016 description

​​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health prefessionals on active public health threts. This issue covers the period 10-16 July 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, polio, West Nile virus, MERS, and yellow fever in Angola.

14 Jul 2016 description

The current epidemic of yellow fever, an acute viral haemorrhagic vector-borne disease, which has seen outbreaks in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, highlights the risk of infection for unvaccinated travellers. There is also a risk of further international spread through introduction of the virus into areas with a competent vector and susceptible populations.

11 Jul 2016 description

Background and aims

In 2015, the Global Cluster for Early Recovery (GCER) sought to measure how well early recovery was integrated into each cluster, and in parallel, to advance understanding of the relative importance of early recovery principles and practices in humanitarian crises overall. In designing a methodology to undertake this analysis, two assumptions were made.

11 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 3 July, more than 5,500 have fled to Chad and Cameroon to escape the Central African Republic (CAR) violence – refugees arriving in the two neighbouring countries, which already host tens of thousands of refugees from CAR, said they had seen killings, kidnappings, looting and the torching of their homes;

  • In Chad, the majority of household heads are women and more than 20 per cent of those arriving have been identified by protection staff as vulnerable with specific needs;

08 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Population displacements in the Central African Republic are characterised by pendulum movements with a combination of IDP/refugee returns and sporadic displacement inside and outside of the country;  In Chad, UNHCR signed partnership agreements with five local government departments as a way to scale up efforts to improve refugees’ living conditions and self-reliance in the areas of agriculture, livestock, environment and fishery;

08 Jul 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health prefessionals on active public health threts. This issue covers the period 2-9 July 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, polio, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile virus and yellow fever in Angola.

05 Jul 2016 description

CAMEROUN

ONZE TUÉS DANS UN ATTENTAT SUICIDE

Le 29 juin, un attentat suicide perpétré par un présumé membre de Boko Haram a tué au moins 11 personnes dans la localité de Djakana, près de la frontière du Nigeria, dans la région de l'Extrême-Nord du pays. Les victimes étaient principalement des membres d'un groupe d'autodéfense local. Le Secrétaire général Ban Ki-moon a condamné l'attaque et a renouvelé son appel aux partenaires internationaux à fournir un appui aux pays du bassin du lac Tchad.

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

05 Jul 2016 description

CAMEROON

ELEVEN KILLED IN SUICIDE BLAST

A suicide bombing on 29 June by a suspected Boko Haram attacker killed at least 11 people in Djakana locality near the Nigerian border in the country’s Far North region. The victims were mainly members of a local vigilante group. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack and renewed his call on international partners to provide support to the countries of the Lake Chad Basin.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

LRA STEPS UP VIOLENCE

01 Jul 2016 description

Global Overview – Trends and Outlook