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29 Jul 2016 description

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 12 July 2016, there were 180 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is higher than the number of cases reported in the same period of the previous four years (2012-2015)

Malaysia

29 Jul 2016 description

Situation

• The Rohingya are the largest stateless group worldwide. There are at least 1 090 000 stateless persons in Myanmar (UNHCR global trends 2015), most of them are Rohingya living in Rakhine state. Rohingyas in Myanmar face severe movement restrictions, lack of access to health care, livelihoods and education and therefore remain extremely dependent on international humanitarian assistance.

28 Jul 2016 description

 As of 27 July 2016, 67 countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (64 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

 50 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards.

 Four countries are classified as having possible endemic transmission or have reported evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.

22 Jul 2016 description
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

22 Jul 2016 description

NEPAL
• Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of the country over the past few days causing floods and landslides.

19 Jul 2016 description

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.

17 Jul 2016 description

SHARJAH, 16th July, 2016 (WAM) -- The Big Heart Foundation, TBHF, a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide, has donated US$ 150,000 (AED 550,000) to support Rohingya refugees in Malaysia and displaced people in Iraq.

Distributed by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, the funds will be used to help overcome the recipients’ challenging circumstances and difficult living conditions.

13 Jul 2016 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No Updates)

As of 13 June 2016, there were 154 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is higher than the number of cases reported in same period of the previous four years (2012-2015) (Figure 1).

Malaysia

13 Jul 2016 description

Highlights 1-30 June 2016

  • Bangladesh: In June, IOM provided return assistance to two Bangladeshis returning from Thailand. There were no minors among these returnees. IOM provided food and onward transportation to the returnees. To date, IOM has provided return assistance to 2,679 Bangladeshis.

05 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Renewed conflict in northern Shan displaces approximately 3,900 people in May

  • Seasonal floods affect 28,000 people across five regions and states in Burma

  • USG provides an additional $11.6 million to address humanitarian needs resulting from the Burma complex emergency

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Jul 2016 description

Global overview

What is La Niña?

La Niña is the cooling of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every three to five years, lasting from six to 24 months. The chances of La Niña following an El Niño episode are higher on average — half of the El Niño events are followed by a La Niña — and typically it affects global climate patterns in the opposite way El Niño does. The intensity of the La Niña climatic phenomenon generally peaks between October and January.

Purpose of this report

01 Jul 2016 description

ON THIS EDITION

NEWS HIGHLIGHT

ASEAN WebEOC Refresher Course and WebEOC Improvement Workshop

NEWS STORY

New Zealand Field Visit:
Leadership on Crisis Training
and Emergency Management Training
Leadership on Crisis Training

INSIGHTS

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make in a Crisis

30 Jun 2016 description

4.2 M required for 2016
795,300 contributions received, representing 19% of requirements
3.4 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

30 Jun 2016 description

Summary

 As of 29 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

29 Jun 2016 description

In Johor Bahru, Malaysia, strong winds recently swept through Kangkar Tebrau, blowing away more than 100 rooftops. After assessing the damages, volunteers of Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Malaysia, arrived on the scene to distribute 300 packs of daily supplies and blankets. The assistance this time reminded the residents that ten years ago Tzu Chi was also there to offer help in the aftermath of a disaster.

29 Jun 2016 description

BY UNHCR INNOVATION

Urban refugees sometimes have a wealth of assistance at their fingertips, and yet no comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate online resource to help them access it. UNHCR Innovation tackled this issue with a challenge through UNHCR Ideas and came up with a winner: a website that is simple, effective and now—scaling up to become a global solution.

28 Jun 2016 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No Updates)

As of 13 June 2016, there were 154 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is higher than the number of cases reported in same period of the previous four years (2012-2015) (Figure 1).

Malaysia

23 Jun 2016 description

 As of 22 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

23 Jun 2016 description

139.7 M required for 2016

29.3 M contributions received, representing 21% of requirements

110.4 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD