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25 May 2017 description

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, nearly 8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection (Humanitarian Response Plan, OCHA, January 2017) and 6 million are food insecure. Population movements account for more than half of humanitarian needs. By the end of 2016, the country had more than 2.1 million IDPs and nearly 1.5 million refugees. According to UNHCR, there are nearly 75 000 South Sudanese refugees registered in the provinces of Ituri and Haut-Uélé.

24 May 2017 description

ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN GROSSLY UNDERFUNDED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

New report shows only a small fraction of official development assistance goes toward ending violence against children For the first time, a review of official development assistance (ODA) to end violence against children has been done. The report Counting Pennies found that in 2015, total ODA spending was $174 billion and of that, less than 0.6 per cent was allocated to ending violence against children.

24 May 2017 description
report Voice of America

By John Tanza

State authorities in South Sudan closed part of their border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week in an effort to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola outbreak, declared by the World Health Organization in a remote, northern part of the DRC two weeks ago.

The WHO has confirmed that four people have died from the disease in the DRC. Lino Utu, deputy governor of Tambura state, said the movement of people and goods between the two countries at the border town of Ezo had been restricted until further notice.

23 May 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

388,481*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 30 April

1,827,087*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 30 April 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

268,286
Refugees in South Sudan (30 April)

1.9 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,895 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

22 May 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

22 May 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 18, 2017 (YAMBIO) – The Government Gbudue, one of South Sudan’s newly states, has formed a task force to monitor an Ebola disease outbreak.

The state health minister, Hussein Enoka said the task force, which comprises of other health partners, is mandated to monitor the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The taskforce, comprising of 17 members selected from various health institutions, will monitor and report Ebola related cases.

21 May 2017 description

Regional Strategic Objectives Financial Requirements

  1. Uphold the quality of asylum for South Sudanese refugees in the region by meeting their lifesaving needs according to applicable minimum standards.

  2. Anchor the response within national and regional multi-year protection frameworks, policies, laws, and standards which address legal and physical protection needs of South Sudanese refugees.

20 May 2017 description
infographic UN Radio

L’OMS publie aujourd'hui des chiffres sur les attaques contre les personnels de santé en 2016. Les données montrent que les attaques contre les établissements de santé, les agents de santé et les ambulances continuent d' augmenter avec une vitesse alarmante. En 2016, on compte 302 attaques dans 20 pays. Ces attaques ont des répercussions directes sur la prestation des services de santé, privant les personnes de soins souvent urgents. Ces données de l’OMS ont été collectées à partir de sources publiques et ont été classées selon le type d’attaque et le pays.

19 May 2017 description

Abstract

​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 14 May - 20 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, polio, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.