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27 Nov 2014 description

Faits saillants

  • Les attaques perpétrées par les groupes armés au nord-est du Nigéria ont entrainé des flux importants de populations à Diffa dans le courant du mois de novembre.

  • D’importants besoins humanitaires persistent au moment où le nombre de personnes déplacées continuent d’augmenter.

26 Nov 2014 description
  • In response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) in South Sudan, over 19,000 children were vaccinated last week in Bentiu Poc, where the two cases were reported. Outbreak response plans are in place to hold three rounds of supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in high risk areas to stop transmission of the virus.

26 Nov 2014 description

CAPE VERDE
1,000 PEOPLE EVACUATED AFTER VOLCANO ERUPTION
On Fogo Island, the Pico do Fogo volcano erupted on 23 November prompting the evacuation of approximately 1,000 people from the Cha das Caldeiras village. An emergency situation has been declared for the island of Fogo and neighboring island of Brava. The government has provided social housing to be used as shelters. The volcano last erupted in 1995 and a larger eruption occurred in 1951.

26 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Bonnes pratiques – Carte du risque en RCA

Suite à la flambée de cholera enregistrée entre le 01 et 06 Novembre dans les camps de réfugiés à l’Est du Cameroun à la frontière avec la RCA, le cluster WASH RCA a établi une carte du risque de propagation de l’épidémie (cf. figure 2).

Les mouvements de population ainsi que les ponts chauds cholera (marchés hebdomadaires et centre de transit) sont représentés sur la carte. L’objectif est de mettre en œuvre des activités bouclier contextualisées sur base d’investigation terrain.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

24 Nov 2014 description
report ECOWAS

Des agents de santé provenant de six pays de la sous-région subiront à partir de ce lundi 24 novembre 2014 à Accra une session de formation de cinq jours à l’issue de laquelle ils iront intégrer les équipes des ministères de la Santé dans les trois pays les plus touchés par la maladie à virus Ebola, à savoir la Guinée, le Liberia et la Sierra Leone.

19 Nov 2014 description
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Release of Solthis' latest report: “Managing Risk in Fragile States: Putting Health First! Optimising the Efficiency of the Global Fund’s Grants”

While the 32nd Global Fund Board Meeting will be held on November 20-21, we would like to share with you the recommendations formulated in this report.

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

18 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • In recent years, Nigeria has been facing an armed insurgency in the three north-eastern States of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, home to some 13 million people. On 14 May 2013, the Government of Nigeria declared a state of emergency in these three States and swiftly put in place operational measures for a counter-insurgency operation. As of May 2014, millions are believed to have been affected, with at least 650,000 of them internally displaced in the directly affected States.

14 Nov 2014 description

Seasonal malaria chemoprevention treatment (SMC) has shown extremely promising results in reducing the burden of malaria in young children in the Sahel region of Africa, according to international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). To reach as many children as possible in remote areas it has been crucial to get the community involved. At the same time, in order to tackle the other main childhood ‘killer diseases’, MSF is screening children for malnutrition and providing vaccinations.

13 Nov 2014 description
  • In Madagascar, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) has been confirmed. The virus was isolated from one case of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) with onset of paralysis on 29 September, and from three healthy contacts. An estimated more than 25% of children remain under-immunized against polio in the country. Madagascar was previously affected by a cVDPV2 outbreak in 2001/2002 (resulting in five cases) and in 2005 (resulting in three cases). Emergency outbreak response is being finalized, with campaigns to be held in December and January.

13 Nov 2014 description

La chimioprévention du paludismesaisonnier (CPS) a montré des résultats extrêmement prometteurs sur la réduction du nombre d’enfants atteints par cette maladie au Sahel. L’engagement des populations est primordial pour atteindre un maximum d’enfants dans des zones isolées. Pour combattre les autres principales maladies infantiles mortelles, MSF a ajouté à cette stratégie des activités de vaccination et de détection de la malnutrition.

12 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Alerte Cameroun/RCA :Epidémie de choléra dans les camps de réfugiés à la frontière centrafricaine

L’épidémie de choléra qui sévit au Cameroun depuis Avril a fait plus de 3 020 cas et 177 décès (2 Novembre). Environ 85% des cas de choléra sont enregistrés dans la région de l’Extrême Nord Cameroun. Depuis trois semaines, on note une recrudescence des cas de choléra à la frontière avec le Nigeria (Mora, Kolofata), dans la ville de Maroua et en bordure du lac Tchad (Mada).

12 Nov 2014 description

Des milliers de personnes déplacées par le conflit dans le nord-est du Nigéria ont trouvé refuge à Maiduguri.

11 Nov 2014 description

Two new cases of circulating vaccine derived polio virus (cVDPV) have been reported in South Sudan, constituting an outbreak. Immunization activities are planned in November and December in order to stop the spread of cVDPV.

Immunization campaigns in Iraq in September reached 88% of children under 5. Around 20 million children were vaccinated across the Middle East in October. These activities are helping to protect the gains made against the virus in the region, with no case reported for nearly 7 months.

11 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 5–11 November

Central African Republic: About 20,000 displaced people are seeking refuge in isolated rural areas in Ouham province following the arrival of armed groups in Boguila, Kouki and Nana Bakassa on 25 October. Nearly 1,000 people have been displaced since July in Bambari following violence in Batobadja and Matchika, and 4,000 have been displaced since January to Berberati town in Mambere province.

08 Nov 2014 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 207/2014

7 November 2014 [Accra, Ghana]

More ECOWAS Member States have announced financial contributions to the raise the total of the regional Solidarity Fund to fight Ebola to US$7.7 million.

At the just-ended ECOWAS extra-ordinary summit in Accra on Ebola and Burkina Faso, Nigeria which had earlier contributed US$3.5 million to the Fund, pledged additional US$1 million and affirmed its willingness to make 500 health volunteers available to help fight the disease in affected ECOWAS countries.