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26 Jul 2016 description

Weekly picks

AFGHANISTAN

On 23 July in Kabul, two explosions during a peaceful protest of Shiite Hazaras killed 80 and injured another 231 civilians --the deadliest attack in the capital since 2001. IS claimed responsibility for the attack, which risks to increase tensions between the Shias and the Sunnis.

UGANDA

26 Jul 2016 description

Fighting in Juba, South Sudan’s capital, from 7 to 11 July left hundreds of people dead or injured and tens of thousands displaced, mostly women and children. Humanitarian partners estimate that more than 36,000 people were displaced at the height of the fighting and had sought shelter in various locations throughout Juba. This includes more than 10,800 people hosted in the UNMISS sites, in addition to the more than 28,000 people who have been sheltering in the UN protection of civilians (PoC) sites in Juba before the recent fighting began.

22 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting in Juba left hundreds of people dead or injured and tens of thousands displaced.

  • Sharp increase in suspected cholera cases.

  • The number of South Sudanese people seeking shelter and safety in Uganda has risen significantly.

  • One aid worker killed during fighting in Buaw, Koch County.

  • Partners face challenges to meet growing needs in and around Wau.

Thousands displaced by fighting in Juba

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

LWF received more than 12,000 people this week

(LWI) – Following violent clashes in South Sudan, thousands of South Sudanese have now arrived in Uganda to seek refuge in the neighboring country.

Most are entering through Elegu collection center at the border between South Sudan and Uganda, which has been managed by The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) since December 2013.

22 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • 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 media, being one of the key partners, the Ministry and its partners have implored the media to support their efforts towards strengthening routine immunization coverage countrywide. Journalists from the print, electronic and online media were oriented and sensitized on delivering appropriate educational messages to the public on the benefits of immunization.

21 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • 14,960
    identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
  • 86
    households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015
  • 1,288,598
    NFIs distributed since January 2015
  • 2,931
    shelters distributed since January 2015

Population of Concern

Total of people of concern 562,357

Funding

USD 226,880,884 requested

21 Jul 2016 description

In a bid to intensify efforts towards the management of the Malaria epidemic in Northern Uganda, the Ministry of Health is undertaking Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in 10 epidemic districts this September. The exrecise is intended to contribute to the objective of achieving and sustaining protection of at least 85% of the population at risk of malaria through recommended Malaria prevention measures by 2017.

21 Jul 2016 description
report New Vision

By Cecilia Okoth

KAMPALA - The ministry of health has enough stock of vaccines to cater for South Sudan child refugees who have since last week fled their country due to political instability.

Dr. Henry Luzze, who is the deputy manager of Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunisation, said the immunisation program at the ministry is prepared for all eventualities including migrating populations.

19 Jul 2016 description

Syria - Conflict
• On 15 July, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein - expressed alarm about the increasingly desperate situation of civilians trapped in Syrian towns where air and ground military offensives are being carried out.

18 Jul 2016 description

Crisis overview

As of 16 July, an estimated 12,800 people remain displaced after fighting erupted in Juba over 7–11 July. They are at UN House (6,838), UNMISS Tongping (3,300), Don Bosco Gumbo (1,800), Rajaf village (500), St Joseph Parish Church (100), SSRC Compound (109), and San Francis Pitia school (150): see map page 6 (CCCM 16/07/2016).. Humanitarian agencies currently have access, but this is not stable as the ceasefire is fragile and the situation remains tense. Main needs include water, food, health, and protection.

16 Jul 2016 description

​​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health prefessionals on active public health threts. This issue covers the period 10-16 July 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, polio, West Nile virus, MERS, and yellow fever in Angola.

15 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • In Angola, as of 8 July 2016 a total of 3625 suspected cases have been reported, of which 876 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 357, 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 80 of 125 reporting districts.

15 Jul 2016 description
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Agencies launch revised appeal for South Sudan refugees amid concerns the numbers could pass the 1 million mark this year

Nairobi, 15 July 2016 (UNHCR) - The population of South Sudanese refugees in the region could pass the 1 million mark this year if cross-border displacement trends continue, according to Ann Encontre, Regional Refugee Coordinator for the South Sudan situation.

15 Jul 2016 description
  • Although the ceasefire continues to hold in Juba, the UN estimates that as of 13 July, around 34,000 people remain displaced in various locations in the city. Most of the affected people are women, children and elderly. Grave concern is also raised for possible ethnically motivated revenge attacks.

14 Jul 2016 description

The current epidemic of yellow fever, an acute viral haemorrhagic vector-borne disease, which has seen outbreaks in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, highlights the risk of infection for unvaccinated travellers. There is also a risk of further international spread through introduction of the virus into areas with a competent vector and susceptible populations.

13 Jul 2016 description

13-07-2016, Nairobi: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), with support from the UNOCHA and the UNDP, this morning held a ministerial level meeting a Regional Preparedness and Response for Outbreaks and Epidemics in Nairobi.