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24 May 2016 description


By the end of 2015, strong progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives. The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past. The virus is now more geographically constrained than at any point in history. As the GPEI enters 2016, it is more important than ever to redouble efforts to eradicate poliovirus in every corner of the globe.

23 May 2016 description

Eléments clés

  • 36 762 personnes déplacées internes (7 019 ménages) ont été enregistrées et identifiées par le programme DTM dans l’ensemble des régions du Mali. 27 422 PDIs sont dans les régions nord et 9 340 PDIs dans les régions sud.

  • Une enquête réalisée auprès des personnes déplacées montre que 55,2% des ménages interrogés souhaitent retourner dans leur lieu d’origine tandis que 43,2% souhaitent rester sur leur lieu de déplacement.

22 May 2016 description
report World Bank

SENDAI, Japan, May 21, 2016—The World Bank Group today launched the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), an innovative, fast-disbursing global financing mechanism designed to protect the world against deadly pandemics, which will create the first-ever insurance market for pandemic risk. Japan, which holds the G7 Presidency, committed the first $50 million in funding toward the new initiative.

21 May 2016 description

Rainfall deficits continue to increase in the Gulf of Guinea region

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall since October 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.

20 May 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 15-21 May 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, outbreak of yellow fever and Polio.

20 May 2016 description

Guinea - IOM, in partnership with International Medical Corps (IMC), last week (14/05) officially launched the Community Event-Based Surveillance (CEBS) system in the Kindia Prefecture, in the south-western region of Guinea, along the border with Sierra Leone. This brings to a total of four, the number of prefectures in which IOM is currently implementing the CEBS activities, after the Boke, Forecariah and Dubreka Prefectures.

20 May 2016 description
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  • In Greece, during the week of 9 May, IOM led an escort mission for 20 unaccompanied children (seven from Pakistan, six from Afghanistan, five from Syria, one from Palestine, and one from Egypt) who were escorted from the First Reception Centre in Lesvos to a new accommodation facility in Mytilene.

19 May 2016 description
  • The Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) related to Ebola in West Africa was lifted on 29 March 2016. A total of 28 616 confirmed, probable and suspected cases have been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with 11 310 deaths.

19 May 2016 description


In preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), the WHS secretariat commissioned Ipsos to conduct community consultations with crisis-affected communities in multiple focus countries. The countries chosen for the consultations were Afghanistan, Guinea, South Sudan, Syria, and Ukraine, representing a diverse range of geographic regions, humanitarian contexts, and actors.

18 May 2016 description

At the height of the Ebola crisis, Sierra Leone turned to mobile wallets to make fast, accurate, and secure payments to Response Workers. Before digitization, cash payments were slow, inaccurate, and open to graft and theft.

Digitization cut payment times from over one month to around one week, putting an end to payment-related strikes. In doing so, digital payments strengthened Sierra Leone’s capacity to contain the Ebola disease, treat those infected, and ultimately save lives.

18 May 2016 description
report World Bank

Emerging from Crisis, Preventing the Next One

By Melanie Mayhew, World Bank Group

Every day for 27 years, in the early morning blackness that only fishermen know, John* and his crew dislodged their boat from Sierra Leone’s shore and paddled north toward Guinea, returning at sunset with nets flopping with fish.

17 May 2016 description

189,414 arrivals by sea in 2016 1,357 dead/missing

Published 10:00 CET 17 May 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

16 May 2016 description


  • On April 16, IOM participated in the official closing ceremony marking the end of the micro-quarantine at Koropara, in the Forest Guinea, where the latest EVD cases in the country resurfaced in mid-March 2016. The Minister of health, Dr. Abdourahmane Diallo, the National Coordinator, Dr. Sakoba Keita, the EU Ambassador, Mr. Gielen, the IOM Chief of Mission Representative, Dr. Blaise Bathondoli, participated in the ceremony.

16 May 2016 description
  • Le 16 avril, l’OIM a pris part à la cérémonie officielle de fin du micro-cerclage de Koropara, en Guinée forestière, où étaient apparus les derniers cas d’Ebola en Guinée. Une délégation composée du Ministre de la Santé, M. Abdourahmane Diallo, du Coordinateur National, Dr Sakoba, de l’Ambassadeur de l’Union Européenne, M. Gielen, du Représentant du Chef de mission de l’OIM Guinée, Dr Blaise Bathondoli, et d’autres partenaires de la Riposte, avait fait le déplacement depuis Conakry.