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25 Jul 2016 description

With nearly two years since the last case of wild polio on the continent, the Africa Regional Certification Commission has met to review progress.

The annual meeting of the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for the Eradication of Polio took place in Algeria from 27 June–01 July 2016 to assess progress towards the certification of the African region as polio-free. A Secretariat comprised of representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) from the African region chaired the meeting of 47 African Member states, represented by National Polio Committees.

25 Jul 2016 description

Dans le cadre de l’aide humanitaire que l’UNHCR apporte aux réfugiés au Tchad le Gouvernement fédéral allemand a accordé à l’UNHCR basée au Tchad une subvention à hauteur 2.000.000 € (Environ 1.311.914.000 FCFA) pour son projet intitulé:« Assistance et protection des réfugiés soudanais et des déplacés internes du Tchad»

22 Jul 2016 description


  • The situation remains stable in the Lac region, despite the resumption of military operations on the border with Nigeria and Niger.

  • The second report on humanitarian access in the Lac region concludes that overall, humanitarian access has been satisfactory for most partners during the second quarter 2016.

22 Jul 2016 description

Since 2015, the Emergency Relief Coordinator has released more than US$80 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for life-saving assistance in response to Boko Haram-related violence.

22 Jul 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 17 - 23 July 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever, influenzas A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) and Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea.

22 Jul 2016 description
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The security situation in south-eastern Niger continues to deteriorate due to a growing number of attacks by Boko Haram. Since the first Boko Haram attack on the Nigerien territory in February 2015 to date, several other incursions have been reported in the region. These attacks have caused the internal displacement of thousands of people. As a consequence, the humanitarian needs in the region have increased, in a context characterized by limited resources for an adequate response and by localized access challenges

22 Jul 2016 description

Mariam souffre de malnutrition depuis quelques semaines et a été admise au programme suite à un dépistage organisé par le PAM en partenariat avec la délégation régionale sanitaire du Kanem, laquelle assure la gestion du centre de santé de Nokou. Dans une région où les structures sanitaires et le personnel sont insuffisants, ce centre fait figure d’exception. En bénéficiant de l’appui du Programme alimentaire mondial et de ses bailleurs, il assure la prise en charge de la malnutrition aigüe et modérée pour 125 enfants.

22 Jul 2016 description


  • In Angola, as of 15 July 2016 a total of 3682 suspected cases have been reported, of which 877 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 361, of which 117 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 79 of 125 reporting districts.

22 Jul 2016 description

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, Somalia and countries in the Lake Chad basin is worsening due to the effects of El Nino and conflict in the region.

Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide a further $17.5 million to support people suffering from severe hunger and malnutrition, and those displaced from their homes and in need of protection from conflict.

21 Jul 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • La situation est restée globalement calme dans la région du Lac, malgré la reprise des opérations militaires à la frontière avec le Nigeria et le Niger.

  • Le deuxième rapport sur l’accès humanitaire dans la région du Lac souligne que l’accès humanitaire est globalement satisfaisant pour la plupart des partenaires.

21 Jul 2016 description


  • Crop prospects uncertain due to persisting rainfall deficits in many parts of the country
  • Coarse grain prices continued upward trend of previous months, driven mostly by depreciation of local currency
  • Food security situation deteriorated significantly in Borno State, due to impact of civil conflict

Crop prospects uncertain due to rainfall deficits in parts of the country

20 Jul 2016 description


  • Commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit are being transformed into an Action Plan.

  • Some 3.8 million people in the Lake Chad Basin are facing severe food insecurity in the current lean period.

  • Aid groups step up response to people in need across the Lake Chad Basin, where hunger and malnutrition are on the rise.

  • Heavy flooding triggered by torrential rains in Ghana, Chad and Niger.

  • Ebola outbreak is over in the three worst-hit West African countries.

20 Jul 2016 description

Ce bulletin a été publié par OCHA en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Le prochain bulletin sera publié aux environs du 31 juillet 2016.

Faits saillants régionaux

  • Des niveaux d’urgence en matière de malnutrition aiguë sévère (MAS) et des conditions proches de la famine ont pu être constatés dans l’État de Borno, et en particulier dans 15 camps satellites où vivent quelque 275 000 personnes, et ce, en raison de l’amélioration récente de l’accès humanitaire.

20 Jul 2016 description
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Wednesday 20 July 2016

By Kirsten Mathieson

Global immunisation progress has plateaued in recent years, as highlighted in our briefing Universal Immunisation Coverage: Further, Faster, Fairer, published earlier this year with RESULTS UK. The latest immunisation data just been released by WHO and UNICEF doesn’t offer encouraging news – global coverage remains unchanged.

20 Jul 2016 description

365,460 refugees, asylum-seekers and others of concern*
3.2 MILLION internally displaced persons

Sudan also hosts an estimated 350,000 South Sudanese individuals following the separation of South Sudan from Sudan

*This figure does not include an estimated 30,000 Chadians in a refugeelike situation in Darfur who are pending a verification exercise

20 Jul 2016 description

Restricted access to parts of the Northeast contribute to Emergency food insecurity