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11 Aug 2017 description

Addis Ababa August 10/2017 The Republic of Korea announced additional one million USD to support humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia, its embassy in Addis Ababa said.

Of the total assistance, 400,000 USD will go to the Humanitarian Action for Children 2017 of UNICEF and 500,000 USD to the Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund (EHF) of OCHA.

The funding also contributes 100,000 USD to IOM to assist Ethiopian returnees from Saudi Arabia, the release that the embassy sent to ENA said.

08 Aug 2017 description

MANAGUA – Trescientos 65 mil niños y niñas de preescolar y primaria en ocho departamentos del país y de la Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Norte reciben este año dátiles como parte de una generosa contribución del Reino de Arabia Saudita a través del Centro de Ayuda Humanitaria del Rey Salman.

03 Aug 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for June 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

03 Aug 2017 description

Meningitis in Yemen

The Ministry of Health in Yemen, in collaboration with WHO, are closely monitoring the epidemiological pattern of the ongoing reported cases of meningitis in Yemen. Since the beginning of the year up to 8 July 2017 (Epidemiological week 27), a total of 2,146 suspected cases have been reported through the electronic early warning surveillance system (eDEWS) in the country (Please see the graph).

Editorial Note

31 Jul 2017 description

The international debate packages the problem neatly, but offers few solutions for Africa.

31 JUL 2017 BY / BY TUESDAY REITANO

Combating human trafficking has become one of the biggest global challenges, attracting high-level pledges of support from world leaders, especially in the West.

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • The WFP Bangladesh Country Strategic Plan came into effect as of 1 April 2017. It replaces both the Country Programme and the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation.

  • Cyclone storm Mora made landfall on 30 May in the south-eastern coastal regions of Bangladesh. 148,000 people in 6 Rohingya camps are in need of immediate direct humanitarian assistance. WFP is providing micronutrient fortified biscuits to 134,000 people in the most affected areas.

Operational Updates

31 Jul 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

RIYADH, July 30 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia's King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre signed a USD 33 million grant with UNICEF on Sunday for programmes aimed at containing the cholera outbreak in Yemen.

The sum, which focuses primarily on water supply and environmental sanitation projects, is part of a wider USD 66.7 million package and comes in response to calls made by the World Health Organisation (WHO) over the cholera outbreak in the war-torn Arab country.

27 Jul 2017 description

Implementation of Event Based Surveillance in Jordan

Jordan is conducting a training workshop for the launch of event based surveillance (EBS) for acute respiratory infections. The workshop to be conducted in Amman, Jordan, from 24 to 27 July 2017 will target public health officers responsible for surveillance and response at governorate level and health professionals from all secondary and tertiary level hospitals in the country.

Editorial note

23 Jul 2017 description

Since its launch, the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSrelief) has implemented 139 projects at a cost of $615,839,175 across Yemen in a number of areas, including emergency relief food and medical supplies; project to prevent disease outbreaks and reduce child mortality; promote agricultural development and improve water supplies. KSrelief also provided support for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti and Somalia. The projects were implemented with support with national and international agencies.