In the Bafatá region of eastern Guinea-Bissau, more than 28,500 children between six months and five years old have been vaccinated against measles by the country’s Ministry of Health and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The vaccination campaign lasted five days, from 11 to 16 July and, according to preliminary data, 97% of the children in the area have been vaccinated.
These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.
Maghreb & Middle East
Since the scale up of the conflict in March, nearly 25,000 additional people are going hungry each day in Yemen as the blockade and fighting restrict food, fuel and other vital supplies. One in two people – nearly 13 million people – are now struggling to find enough to eat, and half of them are on the brink of starvation.
Above-average temperatures and rainfall lead to flooding in Central Asia
Central Asia Weather Hazards
High temperatures during the first half of July have led to mudflows and flooding, damaging infrastructure and displacing populations across eastern Tajikistan.
This book seeks to critically examine the challenges of fragility and security in West Africa, along with the factors of resilience. It seeks to investigate key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they impact the countries of the subregion. Along with emerging threats and challenges, these include the challenge of youth inclusion; migration; regional imbalances; extractives; the fragility of political institutions and managing the competition for power; security; and land.
Abnormally wet conditions are continuing for several nations in the western Gulf of Guinea region
Moisture deficits worsen further in southeast Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia with a continued lack of rainfall.
Overall EVD transmission decreases in Guinea and Sierra Leone since mid-July, according to local health officials
The GoL discharges remaining two EVD survivors from ELWA 3 ETU; Liberia currently has no confirmed EVD cases
All known contacts in Boké Prefecture, Guinea, graduate from contact tracing on July 23
Au 28 juin 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (AOC) a enregistré environ 10 054 cas et 204 décès (Let. = 2.0%) de choléra dans 7 pays. Comparativement à la même époque en 2014, on note dans la région 71% de cas rapportés en moins.
The Government of Liberia (GoL) reports no new EVD cases since July 12, discharges two of the four remaining EVD patients from Montserrado County EVD treatment unit (ETU)
During the week ending July 19, the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) confirms three new EVD cases, a 79 percent decrease from the previous week
From July 13–19, the Government of Guinea (GoG) reports 22 new EVD cases, a 70 percent increase from the previous week
4 July 2015 - The United Nations have commemorated the 4th July as the International Day of Cooperatives. According to the UN, the cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their economic, social and cultural needs and common aspirations through a common owned and democratically managed.
UNDP & UN-OHRLLS Discussion Paper
Written by Gail Hurley, Policy Specialist on Development Finance
The Government of Liberia (GoL) reports three additional EVD cases linked to the Margibi County cluster, including one in Liberia’s Montserrado County; new confirmed case total reaches six
Recently extended Operation Northern Push strengthens contact tracing and EVD prevention activities in Sierra Leone
The Government of Guinea (GoG) and EVD response actors investigate source of infection for EVD-positive nurse in Forécariah Prefecture, the area’s first confirmed case among health care workers since March
L’arrivée tardive des pluies entraîne la prolongation de la soudure pastorale et le retard du dé-marrage de la campagne agricole.
L’indice FAO des prix des produits alimentaires est tombé à son plus bas niveau depuis septembre 2009.
La disponibilité globale de céréales demeure satisfaisante dans la plupart des marchés de la région, cependant on observe les premières hausses des prix avec le début de la période de soudure.
Summary: 10 July 2015, Brussels - EU response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The Current Situation and Financial Assistance
West Africa is facing the largest and most complex Ebola epidemic on record. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been the most affected countries. Over 27, 514 people have been infected, more than 11,220 of whom have died.
DAKAR, 10th July 2015 (WAM) --- The UAE Embassy in Senegal has overseen the distribution of food baskets donated by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to 880 poor families in Bissau, the capital city of Guinea-Bissau.
Each basket of the food aid contains 15 kilogrammes of sugar, cooking oil and rice in addition to ten cans of milk and is enough to sustain a family of five for two months.
Prospects for world cereal production in 2015 remain favourable, despite recent adverse weather conditions in some regions and continuing concerns over El Niño, with the global cereal supply and demand outlook for 2015/16 pointing to generally stable conditions.
8 July 2015 – The origin of the new cluster of Ebola cases is “not yet well understood,” the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today about the outbreak in West Africa where a residual lack of trust in the response means that some cases still evade detection for too long, increasing the risk of further transmission.