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27 Jul 2016 description

Situation summary in the Americas

  • In 2015, three countries in the Americas have confirmed yellow fever virus circulation: Bolivia (epizootic), Brazil, and Peru (human cases).

  • In 2016, as of epidemiological week (EW) 28, three countries have reported jungle yellow fever: Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.

Epidemiological Situation

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.

22 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • In Angola, as of 15 July 2016 a total of 3682 suspected cases have been reported, of which 877 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 361, of which 117 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 79 of 125 reporting districts.

22 Jul 2016 description

NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have opened a new environmental monitoring program in West Africa that will enhance the role of space-based observations in the management of climate-sensitive issues facing the world today.

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.

20 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Ghana is preparing a budget revision to extend the CP 200247 to align it with the 2012-2017 United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and the first medium-term phase (2018-2021) of Ghana’s long term national development plan (LTNDP); and WFP’s country strategic plan.

  • The Purchase for Progress unit is working with smallholder farmers, traders and other stakeholders to draw an action plan for the institutionalization and adoption of weights and measures.

Operational Updates

18 Jul 2016 description

FAO: Agricultura comercial generó casi el 70 % de la deforestación en América Latina

No es necesario cortar bosques para producir más alimentos, según el informe El estado de los bosques del mundo 2016

18 de julio de 2016, Santiago de Chile - En América Latina, la agricultura comercial es la principal causante de la deforestación, según el nuevo informe de la FAO, El estado de los bosques del mundo 2016 (SOFO, por sus siglas en inglés).

18 Jul 2016 description

Combler le fossé entre la foresterie et l’agriculture en vue d’améliorer la sécurité alimentaire

La FAO appelle à une meilleure coordination entre les deux secteurs afin de mettre en place des systèmes agricoles durables et d’améliorer la gestion des forêts

18 Jul 2016 description

Bridging the gap between forestry and agriculture to improve food security

FAO calls for better coordination between the two sectors towards sustainable farming systems and forest management

18 Jul 2016 description
report AlertNet

Outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu has stoked fears the disease may become endemic in the region

By Magdalena Mis

ROME, July 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu in west and central Africa has stoked fears that the disease may become endemic in the region, with lasting implications for people's livelihoods, the U.N. food agency said on Friday.

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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.

15 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • In Angola, as of 8 July 2016 a total of 3625 suspected cases have been reported, of which 876 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 357, of which 117 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 80 of 125 reporting districts.

15 Jul 2016 description

9,531 migrants have been rescued in 2016 to date, as reported by the Libyan Coast Guard (LCG)

Regional Migrant Figures Update

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.

14 Jul 2016 description

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency.

13 Jul 2016 description

Le Cameroun devient le dernier pays en date touché par cette grippe aviaire particulièrement virulente

13 juillet 2016, Rome - Les pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest et centrale sont en alerte alors que le virus H5N1, une grippe aviaire hautement pathogène, continue de se propager dans la région, avec le Cameroun qui devient le dernier pays africain en date à détecter la maladie. La souche peut contaminer les humains et les volailles et s'avérer fatale pour les deux espèces.

13 Jul 2016 description

Cameroon becomes latest country in region to detect virulent bird flu

13 July 2016, Rome - Countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1continues to spread across the region, with Cameroon becoming the latest African country to detect the disease. The strain can infect and cause death in humans and kills poultry at a high rate.

12 Jul 2016 description

Egyeikrom, Ghana | AFP | Tuesday 7/12/2016 - 01:54 GMT | 685 words

by Sophie BOUILLON

Five years after the return of peace to Ivory Coast, 11,000 Ivorian refugees living in Ghana are still afraid to go home despite an upbeat economic climate in the world's top cocoa producer.

While the international community deems it safe for those involved in a decade of trouble to return, Ange-Pelagie Baya told AFP: "We would prefer to die of hunger rather than go back."

11 Jul 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12442

7735th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

The Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) told the Security Council this morning that he was setting up a regional task force on the prevention of violent extremism in the region, as he appealed for greater efforts to counter the spread of terrorism and associated lawlessness.