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03 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 28 June, 396 cholera cases, including 26 deaths, had been reported in Juba County. Interviews with patients admitted to Juba Teaching Hospital with cholera have revealed knowledge gaps on how the disease is spread. Humanitarian partners called for improved access to safe drinking water, latrine use and good personal and food hygiene.

03 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

704,816Total number of refugees
36,733 New arrivals in 2015
49.6% Percentage of women and girls
36,109 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

02 Jul 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

Measles is rapidly spreading among adults in the densely populated Zamzam camp for the displaced, near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur.

“More and more adults are stricken, as measles are being transmitted from the children in the camp,” an activist told Radio Dabanga from the camp. “During the past weeks, seven women, three of them breast-feeding, died of the disease.”

He appealed via Radio Dabanga to all the displaced in Zamzam to have their children vaccinated at the various health centres in the camp that hosts more than 150,000 displaced.

02 Jul 2015 description

Additional help from the UK to provide emergency aid, jobs and education, to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis

A range of new programmes from the UK will provide emergency aid as well as jobs and education to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

02 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The influx of South Sudanese refugees to Sudan continues with over 31,000 refugees arriving in June alone, according to UNHCR

  • In East Darfur, aid agencies provide assistance to some 11,400 people affected by conflict in Abu Karinka and 800 in El Gidamia

  • Some 15,000 returnees to Central Darfur's Um Dukhun locality lack the most basic of services in their hometowns

  • In West Darfur, WFP’s food voucher programme in El Geneina IDP camps will assist some 70,000 people

02 Jul 2015 description

In this issue:

  • How Surveillance Works

  • Containing a Polio Outbreak: Horn of Africa and Central Africa

  • Review of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan

  • Global Voices in Support of Polio Eradication

30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

30 Jun 2015 description
report Geneva Call

On 30th June 2015, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-Sudan (SPLM (Sudan)) signed Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment for the Protection of Children from the Effects of Armed Conflict, and became the first African armed non-State actor (ANSA) to commit to child protection through this tool.

30 Jun 2015 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) employs more than 2,800 South Sudanese staff and more than 300 international staff to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies and provide free and high quality healthcare to people in need.

MSF teams are currently running medical projects in six of South Sudan’s ten states and the Abyei Administrative Area. MSF also provides life-saving medical assistance to South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries.

29 Jun 2015 description

Ces dernières années ont été marquées par des crises humanitaires majeures en République Centrafricaine, au Sud Soudan, en Syrie, en Irak, et dans les régions touchées par le virus Ebola. Plus près de chez nous, l’est de l’Ukraine est en proie au chaos, suspendu à un fragile cessez-le-feu. Ces crises mobilisent comme jamais jusqu’alors l’ensemble de la communauté humanitaire qui doit faire face à de multiples conflits inscrits dans la durée.

Les ressources humaines et financières de nos organisations sont durement éprouvées alors même que les besoins grandissent.

26 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

· Food pipelines are stretched and WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the needs of new arrivals and existing refugees in Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. WFP started 30 percent rations cuts in the second round of June distributions. Without new contributions for Kenya, rations may be reduced further in the coming months, in order to stretch available resources. In addition, the refugee operation in Uganda and Sudan face pipeline breaks if additional funding is not available.

26 Jun 2015 description

IOM Launches Research on Human Trafficking and Exploitation of Mobile Populations in Crises

Switzerland --New research just launched by IOM confirms that trafficking in persons and other forms of exploitation occur in times of crisis yet remain largely overlooked in the context of humanitarian response.

26 Jun 2015 description

As one of the world’s least developed and most fragile countries, Chad is beset by multiple, overlapping humanitarian crises, all in the context of a harsh and worsening climate, acute poverty, and weak infrastructure.

Food insecurity and malnutrition affect millions of people, particularly in the Sahelian belt.

Successive waves of instability and conflict in neighboring countries have caused large-scale population movements into Chad, which now hosts the seventh highest number of refugees worldwide.

25 Jun 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Refugee influx from South Sudan continues with over 15,600 people crossing the border between 4-17 June, according to UNHCR.

• Aid agencies continue to assist some 23,000 IDPs in Saiyah administrative unit in Mellit locality, North Darfur.

• People displaced from Central Darfur’s Funga Suk area of North Jebel Marra locality to IDP camps in Zalingei need assistance.

• In Blue Nile, an estimated 8,600 people fled their homes due to fighting in the Wedabok area, Bau locality, according to HAC.

25 Jun 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

The locality of Mellit in North Darfur has launched the measles vaccination campaign, which will continue until next Tuesday. The campaign will target 87,783 boys and girls in villages, nomadic settlements and camps in the two areas of Mellit and Sayah.

More than two hundred health and technical cadres and volunteers will take part in the vaccination campaign. The campaign's targeted age group is all children between six months up to fifteen years old. The under-15-years age group has the highest percentage of reported cases, according to Sudan's Ministry of Health.

24 Jun 2015 description

Dakar / Genève, 23 Juin 2015 – Au vu du nombre croissant de personnes qui risquent leur vie pour rejoindre l'Europe, les Sociétés nationales de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge d'Afrique et d'Europe se sont donné rendez-vous cette semaine à Dakar pour discuter des moyens de renforcer le dialogue avec les principaux intervenants afin de mieux répondre aux besoins des migrants.

23 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 17–23 June 2015

Yemen: 2.3 million more people are food insecure than in March – the total is now at 12.9 million people. 279 children have been killed and 402 injured in the conflict, out of almost 2,600 total deaths and 11,000 injured. 53 health facilities have been damaged. Peace talks have ended with no agreement.

23 Jun 2015 description

Refugees’ vulnerability on the rise

The Vulnerability Assessment Framework (VAF) Baseline Survey for Jordan was launched on 19 May to facilitate the targeting of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugee households on the basis of their vulnerability. The survey, produced in a collaborative inter-agency effort, provides yet more evidence of the severe difficulties facing refugees in Jordan. Some key findings include:

  • 86% of Syrian refugees in urban areas live below the Jordanian poverty line;

23 Jun 2015 description

Foreword

In 2015, the world continues to face an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises.