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27 Jun 2016 description

Disease epidemics result in substantial ill health and loss of lives and therefore pose a threat to global health security, undermine socio-economic lives and destabilize societies.

24 Jun 2016 description

IOM firmly believes in humane and orderly migration for all and all data reported through the flow monitoring aims to inform and highlight a migratory phenomenon in an area with dangers for migrants (challenging climate, dangerous road conditions, vulnerability to trafficking/other exploitation/abuse). Proportionally, the flows measured by IOM in the Agadez region are heavily concentrated on the route to and from the Libyan border. Migrants going towards Libya represent 68% of recorded migrants while those coming from Libya to Niger represent 20%.

24 Jun 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 19-25 June 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, public health risks associated with refugee movements, Zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile fever.

24 Jun 2016 description

Substantial rain returned to Uganda and the Lake Victoria region this past week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Low and infrequent rainfall since late March has resulted in drought across parts of southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania. The potential for recovery remains unlikely.

  2. Consistently below-normal rainfall over the past 4 weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for portions of Uganda and western Kenya. This pattern has resulted in low soil moisture and poor vegetation health index values.

23 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

 In Angola the total number of notified cases has increased since early 2016. As of 17 June 2016 a total of 3294 suspected cases have been reported, of which 861 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 347, of which 115 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all provinces, and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 79 of 123 reporting districts.

22 Jun 2016 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

DE NOUVELLES VIOLENCES ENTRAINENT DES MORTS ET DES DÉPLACEMENTS

21 Jun 2016 description

Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes quinquennales, qui indiquent les tendances saisonnières, et aux prix de l'année précédente.

18 Jun 2016 description

Accra, 17 June 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for being here,

17 Jun 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 12-18 June 2016 and includes updates for several diseases.

17 Jun 2016 description
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Contents

305 New momentum in prevention, control and elimination of cholera in Africa: priority actions identified by affected countries

314 Fact sheet on Zika virus disease (updated on 2 June 2016)

Sommaire

305 Nouvel élan dans la prévention, la maîtrise et l’élimination du choléra en Afrique: actions prioritaires identifiés par les pays touchés

314 Aide-mémoire sur la maladie à virus Zika (mis à jour le 2 juin 2016)

17 Jun 2016 description

Abnormal dryness in southern Haiti and parts of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite enhanced rain over some areas of the Gulf of Guinea over the past few weeks, low and erratic rainfall during April and May has persisted and led to growing moisture deficits over Liberia and parts of Sierra Leone.

16 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • In Angola the total number of notified cases has increased since early 2016. As of 15 June a total of 3137 cases have been reported, of which 847 are confirmed (Table 1). The total number of reported deaths is 345, of which 112 deaths reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all provinces, and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 78 of 121 reporting districts (Table 2).

16 Jun 2016 description
  • The overall number of refugees and migrants in Greece, including the islands, was reported as 57 113 on 12 June.

  • On 13 June, evacuation began of informal sites at Polykastro, close to the northern border and the former Idomeni site. Around 300 officers took part in the operation to relocate a total of around 4 000 migrants from the makeshift sites into state-run facilities.

15 Jun 2016 description

TCHAD

TAUX DE MALNUTRITION SÉVÈRE ÉLEVÉ PARMI LES DÉPLACÉS

Le taux de malnutrition aiguë sévère a atteint 4,63% dans 16 sites de déplacement dans la région ouest du Lac – un taux largement supérieur au seuil d’urgence de 2% - selon le résultat d'un exercice de dépistage effectué en mai par le PAM sur 1 511 enfants. Le traitement de la malnutrition est en cours, avec 8 116 admissions enregistrées entre janvier et avril.

GHANA

DE FORTES PLUIES PROVOQUENT DES INONDATIONS

15 Jun 2016 description

CHAD

SEVERE MALNUTRITION HIGH AMONG DISPLACED

The rate of severe acute malnutrition has reached 4.63 per cent in 16 displacement sites in the western Lac region - more than double the two-per cent emergency threshold - according to the outcome of a screening exercise carried out in May by WFP on 1,511 children. Treatment for malnutrition is ongoing, with 8,116 admissions registered between January and April.

GHANA

HEAVY RAINS UNLEASH FLOODS

15 Jun 2016 description

MYANMAR/BURMA
• Heavy rain has continued to affect the country over the past few days, causing more floods.
• According to media reports at least 12 people have died and 155 homes have been damaged in Rakhine state, as of 14 June

TAIWAN
• Heavy rain affected the capital city of Nicosia on 10 June, causing floods.
• According to local media, several homes were flooded and traffic was disrupted in several parts of the capital, as of 11 June

14 Jun 2016 description

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Tuesday 6/14/2016 - 20:33 GMT

At least 10 people including eight children have died in a torrential downpour in Ghana, the west African nation's national disaster agency said Tuesday.

Four days of rain last week swamped the capital, Accra, and much of the central region.

The downpour came a year after over 150 people were killed in Accra following an explosion at a petrol station where people were seeking shelter during heavy rains.