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23 Sep 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 18-24 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

23 Sep 2016 description
report Irrawaddy

By SAW YAN NAING / THE IRRAWADDY| Thursday, September 22, 2016

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – “I feel sad when I see villagers fleeing for their lives; it reminds me of my childhood. Every time I see people displaced due to war, I remember when I fled my own home,” said Hay Plah, a former refugee who recently visited a displaced persons shelter in Myaing Gyi Ngu village in Karen State.

23 Sep 2016 description

71.9 M required for 2016

16.7 M contributions received, representing 23% of requirements

55.2 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

23 Sep 2016 description

4.2 M required for 2016

809,938 contributions received, representing 19% of requirements

3.4 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

22 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
o Saint Kitts and Nevis

22 Sep 2016 description

Indonesia

  • The high intensity of rainfall has trigerred widespread flooding in Central Java Province.
22 Sep 2016 description

In order to provide medical care for refugees in Thailand, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation cooperate with Banphaeo Hospital and Ramathibodi Hospital to held a community medical outreach in Bangkok.

"Tzu Chi's free clinics have helped over 25,000 refugee patients. These people have had a difficult life. They are here without anyone to rely on. Because of this, we should offer them as much support as possible", Piyamitr Sritara, Ramathibodi Hospital superintendent said.

22 Sep 2016 description

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 22 September 2016 (NNT) – The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has maintained its call for caution in 7 provinces under threat of water disaster this September 23-24 as northern dams have been opened to alleviate flooding in the region.

Continual rains have resulted in inundation on several roads in Nakhon Ratchasima province with some areas under as much as 30 centimeters of water, heavily affecting traffic.

21 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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520,000
#\ of children affected out of
2,000,000
#\ of people affected
600,000
#\ Hectares of crop damaged
1,750,000
#\ people lost incomes
52 (18 most affected)
#\ provinces affected out of
64

Government-One UN Joint Emergency Response Plan 2016*
US$48.5 million
UN funds received:
$12.0 million

21 Sep 2016 description
  • On 20 September 2016, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.), Prime Minister of Thailand attended the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, held at the United Nations Headquarter in New York, at the invitation of President Barack Obama, to join the world’s efforts in pledging additional assistance for displaced persons. As the only ASEAN country attended, the invitation bore testimony to Thailand’s record of longstanding humanitarian assistance towards over one million displaced persons from various countries during the past four decades.

21 Sep 2016 description

The bombs that hit Thailand’s touristic south in August have helped derail the country’s peace dialogue. To get back on track, fragmented militants must end doubtful hopes of victory through violence, and the government must commit to a comprehensive settlement, including decentralisation and respect for the deep south’s Malay-Muslim identity.

I.Overview

21 Sep 2016 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the significant new support committed today by governments to improve protection and solutions for refugees at today’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, convened by US President Barack Obama in New York.

21 Sep 2016 description

4.2 M required for 2016

809,938 contributions received, representing 19% of requirements

3.4 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

20 Sep 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 2016 (IPS) - With record numbers of forcibly displaced persons around the world, many were left disappointed by the outcome of a high level UN summit designed to address the issue by bringing together world leaders on the sidelines of the UN’s annual General Assembly.

During the first-ever summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, global leaders approved a declaration that aims to implement a more coordinated, comprehensive and humane refugee response.

20 Sep 2016 description

WASHINGTON—As the United Nations General Assembly holds its refugee summit in New York, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Migration & Refugee Services has released a report assessing the refugee crisis in Southeast Asia.

16 Sep 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 11-17 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

16 Sep 2016 description

BANGKOK, 15 September 2016 (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health has revealed that on average, 20 new Zika infections are reported in Thailand each week.

Permanent Secretary for Public Health Dr. Sophon Mekthon said even though the Zika outbreak has not expanded to other parts of the country, it is important for everyone to ensure mosquito breeding habitats are destroyed.

15 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries in the Western Pacific Region have been reporting new cases as seen in Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia.

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None