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22 May 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

22 May 2017 description

Population Affected

  • 143,000 people are facing Famine in Nigeria and South Sudan

  • 9.9 million people facing Emergency food security outcome levels (IPC 4) in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

  • Yemen and Somalia could face Famine (IPC 5), if no assistance is provided between May and August

Why are these countries affected by famine?

22 May 2017 description

The International Rescue Committee predicts imminent famine in Somalia, Yemen, and northeastern Nigeria

The IRC scales up emergency response across the region, calls for urgent increases in funding

New York, NY, March 11, 2017 — The International Rescue Committee today described looming famines facing Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria, as well as the already declared famine in South Sudan, as a “catastrophe that has already arrived.”

22 May 2017 description

Famine has been declared in South Sudan, and is looming in Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen. Here's what you need to know and how you can help.

March 11, 2017

22 May 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 18, 2017 (YAMBIO) – The Government Gbudue, one of South Sudan’s newly states, has formed a task force to monitor an Ebola disease outbreak.

The state health minister, Hussein Enoka said the task force, which comprises of other health partners, is mandated to monitor the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The taskforce, comprising of 17 members selected from various health institutions, will monitor and report Ebola related cases.

22 May 2017 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites [i]

  • As of 18 May 2017, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 230,482 including 119,139 in Bentiu, 30,559 in Malakal, 38,833 in Juba UN House, 1,956 in Bor, 651 in Melut and 179 in Wau, in Western Bahr El Ghazal adjusted area 39,165.
22 May 2017 description
report The Guardian

Country has seen nearly a million incomers from South Sudan alone

Dazed and exhausted, Joyce Mori sits on the floor cradling her sleeping daughter as they wait to have their fingerprints taken. One of 1,600 refugees who have arrived at the Imvepi reception centre in the West Nile region of northern Uganda, she has finally made it out of South Sudan’s war but, like many others, is thinking about loved ones left behind.

Read more on The Guardian

22 May 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

CARGO DISPATCHED 1,509 MT

VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED 9,74 million USD

PARTNERS SERVED 6

UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.

21 May 2017 description

In Numbers

1.8 million South Sudanese assisted by WFP (April)

2 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

1.7 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

231,537 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

5.5 million people facing severe food insecurity from May to July 2017 (IPC, Feb. 2017)

Highlights

  • WFP conducted a successful test airdrop of Energy Biscuits (HEB), specialized nutritious food as well as water, blankets and medical kits.

21 May 2017 description

Regional Strategic Objectives Financial Requirements

  1. Uphold the quality of asylum for South Sudanese refugees in the region by meeting their lifesaving needs according to applicable minimum standards.

  2. Anchor the response within national and regional multi-year protection frameworks, policies, laws, and standards which address legal and physical protection needs of South Sudanese refugees.

20 May 2017 description

Mixed migration flows within, from and to the East Africa and Yemen region continued to be affected by a number of complex dynamics, including conflict, drought and economic reasons among others. Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees continued to be at a significant risk of harm, ranging from abduction, physical abuse and death on land and at sea. Policy considerations remained focussed on limiting irregular migration, particularly to Europe.

Irregular Movement from East Africa and Yemen

Northward (through Egypt into Israel)

20 May 2017 description

May 18, 2017. Written by: Olivia Akumu and Bram Frouws / RMMS

20 May 2017 description
infographic UN Radio

L’OMS publie aujourd'hui des chiffres sur les attaques contre les personnels de santé en 2016. Les données montrent que les attaques contre les établissements de santé, les agents de santé et les ambulances continuent d' augmenter avec une vitesse alarmante. En 2016, on compte 302 attaques dans 20 pays. Ces attaques ont des répercussions directes sur la prestation des services de santé, privant les personnes de soins souvent urgents. Ces données de l’OMS ont été collectées à partir de sources publiques et ont été classées selon le type d’attaque et le pays.

19 May 2017 description

STALIN GEBRESELASSIE

The UNMISS, via a quick impact project (QIP), completed the renovation of the Piantok Basic Primary school in Wau.

During the handing over ceremony, UNMISS Head of Office in Wau, Ms. Winnie Babihuga, said “We are constructing three projects and all fall in line with the mandate of the mission, aimed at peace building and stabilization accompanied by the elements of peace and development.”

The Head of Office then thanked the local community for their support during the renovation of the school.

19 May 2017 description

Abstract

​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 14 May - 20 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, polio, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.

19 May 2017 description
report Oxfam

As famine takes hold in South Sudan and threatens to spread to northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen, world leaders must immediately step up to fully fund the United Nations’ appeal for $6.3 billion. Of this amount, $4.9 billion is urgently needed by July for critical assistance, including health, food, nutrition, and water. If lives are to be saved, humanitarian agencies must be able to rapidly scale up and access people in need.