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27 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 22-28 May 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, outbreak of yellow fever and Polio.

26 May 2016 description

Introduction

Au cours du plan d'intervention humanitaire 2016 (HRP), les indicateurs de résultats du Sahel ont été définis en consultation avec les points focaux du secteur régional pour fournir des indicateurs de performance standards pour le Sahel. Les points focaux des Cluster Pays ont fournis leurs objectifs annuels et commencé à rapporter sur leurs réalisations sectorielles pour chacun des indicateurs de résultats sur une base mensuelle.

26 May 2016 description

Introduction

During the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), The Sahel output indicators were defined in consultation with the regional sector focal points to provide a standard measure of performance for the Sahel. Country Cluster focal points provided their annual targets for each country and started to report on their cluster achievements for each of the output indicators on a monthly basis.

26 May 2016 description

With simultaneous epidemics of meningitis and measles in Niger, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have been supporting the Ministry of Health in its efforts to bring them under control, while taking steps to prevent cholera spreading from neighbouring Nigeria. The areas most affected by the outbreaks are sheltering large numbers of refugees and people displaced from their homes by violence in the region.

25 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rapid assessments in northeastern Nigeria indicate urgent humanitarian needs 
  • More than 20,000 newly displaced people registered in Cameroon’s Far North Region between February and April 
  • ERC Stephen O’Brien calls for increased assistance for Lake Chad Basin response

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 May 2016 description

En 2016, le Niger a dû faire face à des flambées épidémiques de méningite et de rougeole, principalement dans l’ouest du pays. Entre janvier et mai 2016, une épidémie de méningite de souche C a fait 94 morts sur 1 409 cas recensés. Alors que les cas de méningite sont sur le déclin depuis mi-mars, une épidémie de rougeole a touché 1921 personnes et fait 5 morts sur la même période.

24 May 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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.

20 May 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 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.

18 May 2016 description

Converging challenges, compounding risks - A region under high pressure

18 May 2016 description

Maritime Incidents
On 15 May, local authorities conducted a rescue at sea operation in Tajourah in Tripoli. 115 migrants were rescued, 50 of whom were women. IOM’s partners from Multakana centre went to the location and are working to provide the rescued migrants with medical assistance, clothes, and Hygiene Kits. There is no information available yet about the migrants’ nationalities.

18 May 2016 description

Plus de quatre ans après l’escalade du conflit dans le Nord, un nouvel élan est nécessaire pour éviter que le Mali ne s’enlise dans une crise prolongée. La signature de l’accord pour la paix et la réconciliation en juin 2015 a ouvert la voie à une opportunité unique qu’il faut saisir maintenant.
Les communautés dont les vies ont été brisées par le conflit s’attendent à sentir dès que possible les effets positifs de la paix dans leur quotidien.

DES BESOINS HUMANITAIRES QUI PERSISTENT

18 May 2016 description
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Four years after the escalation of conflict in the North, new momentum is required to avoid that Mali deteriorates into a protracted crisis. The signature of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in June 2015 opened a unique window of opportunity. If it is not seized, it will soon be too late. Communities whose lives were shattered by the conflict expect to see peace dividends as soon as possible.

Persisting Humanitarian Needs

13 May 2016 description

In Niger, poverty, demographic pressure and recurrent shocks -droughts, floods, epidemics, and high food prices -are among the key causes of vulnerability.

Insecurity in Mali and Nigeria, has led to displacement of people to Niger. In addition, the country is experiencing internal displacement of people due to armed attacks in Diffa since February 2015. The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2016 is 2 million, and 316 million of funding is required.

10 May 2016 description
  • From the 17 April to the 1 May, 155 countries and territories participated in the historic trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine switch, withdrawing the type two component of the vaccine to protect future generations against circulating vaccine derived polioviruses. Track the switch live.

06 May 2016 description

Since the beginning of 2016, an outbreak of meningitis C has been affecting every region of Niger. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed emergency teams and has been supporting the Ministry of Health to contain the epidemic since January. The number of weekly cases is now decreasing but there are insufficient stocks of vaccine available to protect those at risk in the event of another outbreak of the disease.

05 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • As part of its information and awareness campaign, IOM organized a three-day cultural festival in Agadez, Niger. The festival opened at the IOM transit centre with a video screening exploring migration in Niger and the region. Other activities included a football match in the town square between a migrant team and young people from Agadez, and an evening of participatory theatre to encourage discussion around informed decisions about migration and safer alternatives.

04 May 2016 description

Niger : activités à Diffa, de janvier à avril 2016

La région de Diffa accueille depuis le début du conflit au Nord-est du Nigeria des dizaines de milliers de déplacés, dans des conditions humanitaires particulièrement préoccupantes. Cette situation pèse sur les ressources et les moyens de subsistance des communautés résidentes, qui subissent déjà des difficultés économiques et les aléas climatiques qui s'abattent régulièrement sur la région.