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29 Apr 2017 description

Situation Summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015, while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases (Figure 1).

27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP reports critical funding gap for emergency operations in Nigeria

  • USG provides $30 million for WFP, advocates for GoN and donors to increase financial support

  • Authorities in Nigeria’s Borno State announce plans to repatriate 78,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

  • Conflict-affected households in Chad’s Lac Region expected to face reduced access to food from May to September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity, access limitations remain concerns in Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan

  • UN cites humanitarian and human rights concerns among Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine

  • Tropical Cyclone Maarutha makes landfall, damaging some infrastructure

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Improved vegetation conditions across Southern Africa increase likelihood of aboveaverage harvests

• USAID partners provide assistance to cyclone- and drought-affected populations

• USAID/OFDA provides nearly $1.6 million to UNICEF to help address nutrition and WASH needs in southern Madagascar

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting continues to damage critical water and power supply infrastructure, limiting access to safe drinking water for thousands of civilians

  • Restrictions on freedom of movement and access to basic services for civilians living in NGCAs continue

  • Humanitarian access and protection remain concerns in conflict-affected areas

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • International donors participate in high-level pledging event for Yemen crisis on April 25

  • USG agencies commit an additional $94 million in humanitarian funding for the Yemen response

  • UN officials warn parties to conflict against launching a military offensive in the vicinity of Al Hudaydah Port, noting humanitarian concerns

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) deployed Internet connectivity and security telecommunications services at the first humanitarian hub in Gwoza.

  • The first Local ETS Working Group in Maiduguri took place on 7 April and participants from five agencies attended.

  • The ETS carried out a mission in Damaturu between 15-17 March where over 35 humanitarians were trained on radio communications procedures.

27 Apr 2017 description

This report shares the promising practices and lessons learned from the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT)
Initiative. It was informed by a call for inputs, issued to more than 100 implementing partners in nine countries.
The report is for local, national, regional, and global stakeholders interested in the design, implementation, funding, and sustainability of HIV care and treatment for children. It can be used in the countries involved in ACT and beyond.

26 Apr 2017 description
report IRIN

STOCKHOLM, 26 April 2017

As Syria’s warring parties take stock of US President Donald Trump’s cruise missile strike and of his warnings against the use of chemical weapons, the dominant theme seems to be one of confusion. Has Trump’s policy toward Syria changed, or was the missile attack strictly about deterrence? If so, what was it intended to deter, and what would cause Trump to strike again?

Read more on IRIN

25 Apr 2017 description

This year, malaria will kill more than 400,000 people around the world. The vast majority will be kids in sub-Saharan Africa.

In Zambia, the disease is accepted as a fact of life. Despite success fighting the disease, nearly 5 million malaria cases were reported in the country in 2015, and it’s the number one cause of hospitalization. The disease causes Zambians to miss work and school, further entrenching them in poverty and hunger.

25 Apr 2017 description

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 USAID Press Office Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAID

Today the United States announced nearly $94 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Yemen, who have suffered through two years of civil war and are experiencing the largest food security emergency in the world. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution to nearly $526 million since the 2016 fiscal year.

19 Apr 2017 description

MAPUTO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes an additional US$2.7 million contribution from the United States to support pregnant and nursing women, and people living with HIV (PLHIV) or TB on anti-retroviral treatment. The funding will be used to buy, transport and distribute fortified blended food for the treatment of malnutrition among these vulnerable groups, whose situation has been made worse by the recent drought.

17 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict-induced displacement in 2016 40 percent higher than in 2015

  • 2017 Afghanistan HRP seeks $550 million to meet humanitarian needs

  • Relief organizations report spike in security incidents involving staff

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Apr 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Para atender a damnificados de lluvias e inundaciones

19:51. Lima, abr. 16. El Perú recibió un total de 232.881 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria de parte de once países para los damnificados de las intensas lluvias y las inundaciones que azotaron varias regiones del país, informó hoy el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci).

Las donaciones llegaron principalmente de Venezuela, país que aportó 70 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria.

13 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNSC adopts resolution addressing security and humanitarian assistance in the Lake Chad Basin Region

  • WFP reaches more than 1 million people for fourth consecutive month, but requires support to continue scale-up

  • IOM identifies 1.7 million IDPs in Nigeria’s northeastern states

  • IDP population in Cameroon’s Far North Region increases by 17 percent since January

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Apr 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Thousands of Haitians who fled Hurricane Matthew are being forced to make way for deportees expected from Trump's USA. The Mexican border town of Tijuana is struggling with a humanitarian crisis, reports Clément Detry.

11 Apr 2017 description
report Voice of America

April 10, 2017 5:00 PM
by Zabihullah & Ghazi Noor Zahid

NANGARHAR AND WASHINGTON — U.S. and Afghan special forces in eastern Afghanistan have cleared Islamic State fighters from much of a key stronghold IS has occupied since 2015, provincial officials and local residents told VOA.

10 Apr 2017 description

USAID spent about $1.4 billion in fiscal year 2016 on international food aid projects under the Food for Peace Act. These funds have traditionally been used to buy food in the United States and transport it abroad. In addition, USAID also spends some of this money on implementation and support costs, such as storing food in warehouses and—in recent years—providing cash and food vouchers to individuals.

10 Apr 2017 description

By Gabriel Lesser and Jeanne Batalova