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23 Jun 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 18 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.

19 Jun 2017 description

Reverend Bill Bigger and the local community are coming together to help shelter refugees resettled to North Carolina.

By: Joanne Levine in Durham, North Carolina | 20 June 2017

02 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting in southeastern CAR displaces up to 100,000 people during May

  • WFP begins food airlifts to conflict affected Bangassou

  • Conflict resurfaces in Bria town during mid-May

  • Relief actors suspend and reduce operations in Ouham due to insecurity

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 May 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author
Ana Rita Sousa Sequeira Research associate, Murdoch University

Disclosure statement
Ana Rita Sousa Sequeira does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.

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.

08 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed actors ambush humanitarian convoy, killing six aid workers

  • GoRSS suspends proposed international worker fee increase

  • GoS opens new humanitarian corridor from Sudan to South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict-related displacement continues in central and eastern DRC

• USAID staff assess humanitarian situation in Tanganyika Province

• UN releases HRP calling for $748 million in 2017

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

31 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tensions between armed groups in Ouaka continue to displace civilians from Ippy sub-prefecture

  • Despite operational challenges, USAID partners continue reaching conflictaffected populations in CAR

  • UN urges donors to contribute to 2017 HRP, which was 5 percent funded as of late March

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

31 Mar 2017 description
report Theirworld

Shanyn Ronis - named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education list - tells how her Education Global Access Program aims to train 3000 teachers this year in Africa and Latin America. What do teachers do? They teach, obviously! But they also inspire young people, serve as role models and even save lives.

17 Mar 2017 description

FEATURE

Iraq

AFFECTED AREAS Mosul district, Salahuddin governorate

CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT Conflict

FIGURES About 43,000 new displacements between January and 5 March

CONTEXT

03 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Famine declared in two counties in South Sudan’s Unity State

  • UN calls for improved humanitarian access amid ongoing insecurity

  • Health actors record more than 5,300 suspected cholera cases

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Feb 2017 description
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‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear

03 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes in Upper Nile prompt IOM to temporarily suspend relief activities

  • GoRSS lifts government restrictions on humanitarian activities in Panyijiar

  • Health actors respond to ongoing cholera and measles outbreaks

  • Displaced populations continue to flee to Uganda and neighboring countries

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Feb 2017 description

NUMBERS A T A GLANCE

  • 2.2 million

    • People in CAR Requiring Humanitarian Assistance (2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview)
  • 434,000

    • IDPs in CAR (UN - November 2016)
  • 45,400

    • IDPs in Bangui Displacement Sites (UN - October 2016)
  • 461,700

    • Central African Refugees in Neighboring Countries (UN - December 2016)

HIGHLIGHTS

06 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing conflict displaces populations, exacerbates humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Health actors respond to measles outbreak in Wau

  • South Sudanese refugees continue to flee to neighboring countries

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) officials deported four relief workers in recent weeks, raising concerns regarding restrictions on humanitarian organizations.

06 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict continues to result in civilian deaths, displacement in eastern DRC

• USAID partners respond to humanitarian needs, despite security constraints

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity increases population displacement, humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Relief actors continue cholera response efforts across South Sudan

  • Ongoing conflict increases number of South Sudanese refugees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

01 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 Violence, floods displace an estimated 19,000 people in Kaga-Bandoro

 Response agencies address needs of populations affected by Bria clashes

 Donors pledge nearly $2.3 billion for emergency and long-term activities in CAR; UN releases 2017 HNO