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27 May 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

  • Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Vanuatu

  • Syndrome grippal : Nouvelle-Calédonie

  • Fièvre prolongée : Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :

Virus Zika

27 May 2016 description

Zika virus (ZIKV) - Incidence and Trends

To date, 39 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (**Figure 1**). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 19 May 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

27 May 2016 description

• Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of the country, especially the northern provinces, over the past few days, causing floods and landslides.
• As of 25 May, 1 550 people were displaced and over 520 houses were partially or fully damaged. Media also reported one dead in Santiago.
• Over the next 24 h moderate to locally heavy rain may still affect Dominican Republic, especially the areas already affected.

26 May 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:35 GMT

Calais officials say the total number is 3,900, up from 3,500 at the end of March

PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Hundreds more migrants have made their way to Calais on France's north coast in recent months despite the bulldozing of part of their "jungle" camp in March, and despite extra port security aimed at stopping them from reaching Britain.

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26 May 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Kieran Guilbert | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 26 May 2016 15:03 GMT

DAKAR, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From displacement and deaths to funding and food prices, a new data map will enable aid agencies to compare and contrast various needs in a humanitarian crisis and boost their response, according to the U.N. team behind it.

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26 May 2016 description

25 DE MAYO DE 2016 | GINEBRA - Los Estados Miembros de la OMS acordaron hoy una de las transformaciones más profundas en la historia de la Organización: el establecimiento de un nuevo Programa de Emergencias Sanitarias. El programa complementa las funciones técnicas y normativas tradicionales de la OMS con nuevas capacidades operacionales para su labor en los brotes epidémicos y las emergencias humanitarias.

26 May 2016 description

GENEVA--Delegates at the World Health Assembly today agreed to implement two new health strategies that are closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. One relates to women’s children’s and adolescents’ health; the other to healthy ageing.

Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health

26 May 2016 description


  • The number of people arriving by sea to the Greek shores has sharply decreased since the beginning of April due to a variety of factors, including an understanding amongst refugee and migrant populations that the Balkan route is now closed, the implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement, and increased border control operations at the Aegean Sea. There was an average of 119 daily arrivals in April compared with 870 daily arrivals in March which constitutes an 85% decrease.

26 May 2016 description

We often hear the phrase “coordination saves lives” in humanitarian work. But what does coordination actually mean during a crisis? For OCHA, it means bringing various humanitarian partners together under one umbrella to organize relief and recovery operations. Effective coordination saves efforts, resources, time and, more importantly, lives.

Read the full top story on OCHA

26 May 2016 description


[Infographic] Health & WASH in South East Asia

London 24/05/2016 – Aid International Development Forum (AIDF) has released an infographic on healthcare in South East Asia (SEA). The infographic provides an overview of current health threats, including those related to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), trends in financing for health focus areas as well as gaps in development assistance.

26 May 2016 description

Calais, France | AFP | Thursday 5/26/2016 - 17:35 GMT

Some 20 people living in the "Jungle" refugee camp in the northern French port of Calais were injured in a brawl between around 200 Afghans and Sudanese on Thursday, local officials said.

Police said one person had been shot, and officials confirmed that several people received knife and baton injuries.

26 May 2016 description

Baroness Verma was appointed by the Prime Minister as Ministerial Champion for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls in December 2015. In January 2016, she launched a consultation to draw on a wide-ranging set of experiences and ideas on how best to use the role to leverage further action to address violence against women and girls. This process has been open, iterative one, and whilst the formal period for consultation has come to an end, the conversations with participants on the shape of the work will continue as it develops.

26 May 2016 description

International Development Minister Nick Hurd discussed challenges facing Africa and how UK aid is helping build a brighter future at the African Development Bank Annual Meeting.

International Development Minister Nick Hurd highlighted the UK’s leading role in supporting Africa to increase energy access and respond effectively to climate shocks, during his first visit to Zambia today.

26 May 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Thursday 5/26/2016 - 19:04 GMT

by Ella IDE with John HADOULIS in Athens

Over 100 migrants were feared dead Thursday after two crowded boats capsized off Libya in separate incidents, with one of the tragedies captured on video that shows dramatic rescues and desperate final moments.

The survivors of the first shipwreck, which happened Wednesday, said some 650 people were aboard their boat when it left chaos-wracked Libya.

26 May 2016 description

Bonn, Germany | AFP | Thursday 5/26/2016 - 16:17 GMT |

by Marlowe HOOD

Even after the world sealed a historic climate deal in Paris, the UN's climate chief is worried humanity won't be able break its fossil fuel habit in time to avert catastrophe, she told AFP Thursday.

"My concern is whether the transformation is going to happen fast enough to avert the worst impacts," Christiana Figueres said, referring to the global shift from carbon-polluting fossil fuels to green energy.

26 May 2016 description

Thessaloniki, Greece | AFP | Thursday 5/26/2016 - 15:27 GMT


Hours after leaving the mud and misery of the Greek border camp of Idomeni, Juan from Syria is dismayed to find his new home -- a warehouse turned into a shelter -- is hardly an improvement.

"The food is not enough, there are no showers and no doctor," the 32-year-old refugee from war-torn Aleppo tells AFP outside the newly-opened makeshift camp of Derveni, some 10 kilometres (six miles) north of Greece's second city Thessaloniki.

26 May 2016 description

(Istanbul, 24 May 2016) - At the World Humanitarian Summit, leaders from governments, United Nations, inter-governmental, regional and non-governmental organizations confirmed that achieving Zero Hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030 is possible.