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28 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 July 2015

Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.

25 Jul 2015 description

Aujourd’hui, seule la moitié des personnes vivant avec le VIH connaissent leur statut sérologique. Cette «lacune» dans le dépistage, associée à l’importance d'un traitement précoce, suscite l’intérêt pour l’autodépistage du VIH.

23 Jul 2015 description
report UNAIDS

Leading HIV researchers describing results from multiple clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa report that innovative service delivery models are achieving results across the HIV treatment cascade that approach or exceed the 90–90–90 target.

23 Jul 2015 description

Today only half of people living with HIV are aware of their status. This "testing gap", coupled with the importance of early treatment for HIV, is driving interest in of the role of self-testing for HIV.

“If I went to a clinic and the tester was someone I knew, I would just greet her, ask about her family and then go away without being tested for HIV. Most people have to go to clinics far away where they are not known by anyone in order to be tested.”

22 Jul 2015 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2016

21 Jul 2015 description

MSF warns successful global HIV response will require bigger emphasis on adherence

New MSF report surveying lay counsellor policies across eight countries highlights major weaknesses for adherence support

21 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 July 2015

Iraq: More than 74,440 people have been displaced from Saqlawiyah in Falluja district since 8 July, and tens of thousands reportedly remain trapped in Falluja and Ramadi districts. There are now more than 3.1 million IDPs across 3,613 locations in Iraq; 300,000 people have been displaced from and within Anbar since military operations began in April.

21 Jul 2015 description

Vancouver - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) applauded the results of the Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment (START) trial, released today at the International AIDS Society Conference (IAS) in Vancouver, showing that immediate treatment is beneficial for the individual regardless of the status of their immune system. This builds upon previous evidence that showed HIV treatment itself dramatically prevents transmission of the virus.

16 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

16 juillet 2015 – L'Union européenne et l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) ont lancé un nouveau partenariat visant à renforcer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, l'agriculture durable et la résilience dans au moins 35 pays.

16 Jul 2015 description

Aide aux pays partenaires et aux organismes régionaux pour élaborer des politiques plus énergiques

16 juillet 2015, Addis-Abeba – L'Union européenne et la FAO ont lancé un nouveau partenariat visant à renforcer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, l'agriculture durable et la résilience dans au moins 35 pays*.

16 Jul 2015 description

Partner countries and regional bodies will receive support to develop stronger policies in these crucial sectors

16 July 2015, Addis Ababa - The European Union and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a new partnership agreement to boost food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and resilience in at least 35 countries*.

16 Jul 2015 description

Reference: 2015-169-EN

The European Investment Bank, the world’s largest multilateral bank, and the Dutch government are joining forces in support of the water and sanitation sector. Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Lilianne Ploumen and EIB Vice-President Pim van Ballekom, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the margins of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) today.

14 Jul 2015 description
report UNAIDS

UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule

The world has exceeded the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

14 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 8–14 July 2015

Yemen: More than 1,500 civilians have been killed since conflict began to escalate in March, and airstrikes and fighting continue despite the agreement to a six-day humanitarian pause over 11–17 July. There are now 1.26 million IDPs in the country – a 24% increase since mid-June. Only 20% of the fuel needed is available in the country, which is impacting upon all basic needs.

10 Jul 2015 description

10 July 2015

In many countries where Purchase for Progress (P4P) is implemented, exchange visits are held to promote first-hand learning about effective approaches for supporting smallholder farmers. This exchange of information between government officials, farmers and WFP staff develops crucial capacity and relationships between actors, fostering South-South Cooperation.

09 Jul 2015 description

An El Nino event active since March 2015 will almost certainly last through 2015 and is likely to extend into early 2016.

The intensity of this event is increasing with a peak expected in the last quarter of 2015 and there is a significant chance that it may become one of the strongest events of the past 30 years.

09 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Prospects for world cereal production in 2015 remain favourable, despite recent adverse weather conditions in some regions and continuing concerns over El Niño, with the global cereal supply and demand outlook for 2015/16 pointing to generally stable conditions.

07 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 1–7 July 2015

Syria: Civilian deaths made up 81% of the total death toll in June, which was 2,137, bringing the total number of people killed so far in 2015 to 11,000. 705,000 people have been displaced in the first five months of this year: 439,000 were internally displaced, and the vast majority of the rest fled to Turkey.

07 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

6 juillet 2015 – Face aux préoccupations majeures suscitées par les épidémies de choléra en cours ou anticipées au Soudan du Sud, en Tanzanie, au Népal et au Yémen, l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) a préconisé lundi l'utilisation de vaccins administrables par voie orale comme un moyen efficace de lutter contre la propagation de la maladie.

« L'utilisation de vaccins anticholériques oraux se révèle être un outil efficace pour contrôler les épidémies de choléra », a déclaré l'OMS dans un communiqué de presse rendu public à Genève.

06 Jul 2015 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries

The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• Conflict in Yemen is causing increasing food insecurity.
As of June, at least 6 million people are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) food insecurity. Millions more could easily fall into the emergency conditions unless a political solution is found quickly.