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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.

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

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341 Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, 15–16 June 2016

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341 Comité consultatif mondial de la sécurité des vaccins, 15–16 juin 2016

14 Jul 2016 description

SEAR/PR/1629

New Delhi, 14 July: Lauding India’s most recent public health achievements, World Health Organization today presented certificates declaring elimination of yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus to the Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr J P Nadda.

12 Jul 2016 description

By Isheeta Sumra

The first 1,000 days are a critical window of opportunity to give a child the best possible start in life for good nutrition for cognitive and physical development. WFP and the government of Kerala are helping parents give their children this essential boost with food distributed through social safety nets.

12 Jul 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

India's monsoon rains, though vital for agriculture, regularly bring death and destruction

NEW DELHI, July 11 (Reuters) - Flash floods triggered by torrential rain have killed at least 22 people in India and forced more than 170,000 from their homes, officials said on Monday, as forecasters predicted more downpours in coming days.

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11 Jul 2016 description
report Government of India

In flood-affected Assam and Madhya Pradesh, the situation continues to be grim.

The army has been pressed into service in Assam on Friday to rescue flood hit people in Jorhat district.

Severe land erosion has been reported in a few places including river island Majuli. More than 70% area of the ‪#Kaziranga‬ National Park is inundated in flood water.

08 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 2-9 July 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, polio, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile virus and yellow fever in Angola.

23 Jun 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Ashutosh Sharma | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:53 GMT

UDHAMPUR, India, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a landslide swallowed up the mountain village of Saddal in September 2014, Neemu lost his wife and a child, along with his terrace farm and livestock.

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18 Jun 2016 description

Media Statement from WHO South-East Asia Regional Office

The South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization (WHO), comprising of 11 countries including India, continues to be polio free. No child has been afflicted by wild poliovirus since the last case was reported from West Bengal, India, in January 2011.

15 Jun 2016 description

New Delhi, India | AFP | Wednesday 6/15/2016 - 12:08 GMT

Two years after it was declared polio free, India said Wednesday it was launching an emergency vaccination drive after discovering a strain of the disease that is not covered by its existing inoculations.

Although no actual case of the disease has been detected, health officials said they would vaccinate hundreds of thousands of children living in the southern state where the variety of the virus was found in a sewer during routine checks.

10 Jun 2016 description

The 2015 International Annual Report describes how SOS Children’s Villages around the world supported children and strengthened families and communities in 2015 through community-integrated responses in care, education, health and emergency services.

The 573 SOS Children’s Villages around the world in 2015 are described as ‘care and protection hubs’ for their local communities, as they provided a range of locally-tailored services to support vulnerable children.

03 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 29 May - 4 June 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, an outbreak of enterovirus and yellow fever.

03 Jun 2016 description
report Caritas

With ever increasing proportion of humanitarian crisis, the role of humanitarian workers becomes more challenging. Disaster can affect anyone but situation becomes more vulnerable when physical loss is clubbed with severe psychological turmoil.

The Role of humanitarian workers becomes more challenging in the new times due to the ever increasing trend of humanitarian crisis.

03 Jun 2016 description

The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño remains deeply alarming, now affecting over 60 million people. Central America, East Africa (particularly Ethiopia), the Pacific and Southern Africa remain the most affected regions. The El Niño phenomenon is now in decline, but projections indicate the situation will worsen throughout at least the end of the year, with food insecurity caused primarily by drought not likely to peak before December. Therefore, the humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017 .

31 May 2016 description
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Shock at the Scale of Grave Violations Committed Against Children in 2015

New York – In his Annual report on children and armed conflict covering the year 2015, the UN Secretary-General expressed his shock at the scale of grave violations committed against children in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

31 May 2016 description
report Sphere India

A. SITUATION REPORT

In the past few days, Manipur received heavy rain the beginning of 17th May 2016, which led to flash flood, breaching of embankments that causes huge damage to life and property affecting thousands of people homeless in the valley districts of Manipur which are District Thoubal, Imphal East, Imphal West and Bishnupur. Most of the affected population is taking shelters in nearby relative and neighboring village houses.

Source: IAG-Manipur WhatsApp Group, PRDA, ADRA and Media