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27 Aug 2015 description
report Voice of America

Jessica Berman

When it comes to a vaccine to prevent cholera, one dose may be as good as two. That is the finding of a new study whose authors say the strategy would make a new vaccine that is in short supply go further.

The World Health Organization is stockpiling 2 million doses of a recently licensed oral cholera vaccine to prevent the severe diarrheal illness.

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

26 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Cornelia Walther

After recently spending 24 hours in Gonaives, Artibonite department, the link between water and health is once again engraved in my mind. The day – spent on the ground with UNICEF partner Action Against Hunger (ACF) in and around the commune of St Michel d’Attalye – illustrated the direct connection between safe water and cholera, between life and death like no infographic or report could.

19 Aug 2015 description

L’épidémie de choléra suit une tendance positive depuis son début en octobre 2010. Cependant, le taux d’incidence hebdomadaire en juillet 2015 est le double qu’en 2014 et au cours de la première moitié de l’année, on a enregistré le triple des cas vus et de décès à la même période en 2014. Actuellement, la majorité des cas sont enregistrés dans les départements à haut risques particulièrement dans l’Ouest, le Centre, l'Artibonite et le Nord, mais la vigilance doit être maintenue dans tout le pays, car les flambées locales peuvent émerger n'importe où.

19 Aug 2015 description

Overall, the epidemic is following a positive trend since its start in October 2010. This notwithstanding, the weekly incidence rate in July 2015 is twice 2014's, and the first half of the year has registered triple the number of cases and deaths than the same period in 2014. Currently, most cases are registered in the high-risk Departments of West, Centre, Artibonite and North, but vigilance needs to maintained throughout the country, as local outbreaks can emerge anywhere.

18 Aug 2015 description

"The ERRF is an OCHA-managed strategic pooled fund, ensuring a quick and effective response to any small-scale unforeseen emergency in Haiti. The Fund - under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator - has responded to the country's most critical needs against a backdrop of reduced operational and financial capacities on the ground.

18 Aug 2015 description

Port-au-Prince, Haïti | AFP | mardi 18/08/2015 - 20:21 GMT

par Amelie BARON

Le bureau des Nations Unies pour la coordination des affaires humanitaires (Ocha) s'inquiète de la crise humanitaire en Haïti, aggravée par les changements climatiques, et appelle à l'aide financière internationale.

"Nous sommes dans une phase de flambée de choléra", a déclaré Enzo di Taranto, le chef d'Ocha en Haïti, le pays le plus pauvre du continent américain.

18 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 12 August –18 August 2015

Yemen: The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. 1.4 million people have become displaced since conflict escalated in March – a 12% increase since early July. Fuel shortages and access issues continue to affect provision of health services. 23% of Yemen’s health facilities are either partially funtional or non-functional.

15 Aug 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS   

• Haïti a enregistré le triple de cas de choléra (19 949 et 170 décès) en juillet 2015 par rapport à juillet 2014 (7 739 cas et 56 décès) ; une situation qui soulève des préoccupations et impose la vigilance dans le conteste de la saison des pluies et des ouragans ;

• Situation binationale : nécessité de conduire une évaluation intégrée et multisectorielle prenant en compte les vulnérabilités ;

13 Aug 2015 description

Situación del cólera en la Región de las Américas

Desde inicios de 2015 y hasta la semana epidemiológica (SE) 30 de 2015 se registraron un total de 20.388 casos de cólera en tres países de la Región de las Américas: Haití (20.043 casos),
Republica Dominicana (344 casos) y Cuba (1 caso). Mientras que en México, en lo que va del año 2015, no se ha notificado ningún caso de cólera.

13 Aug 2015 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

Since the beginning of 2015 up to epidemiological week (EW) 30 of 2015, a total of 20,388 cases have been recorded in three countries in the Region of the Americas: Haiti (20,043 cases), the Dominican Republic (344 cases) and Cuba (1 case). To date, no cholera cases have been reported in Mexico in 2015.

12 Aug 2015 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Diario Libre

Monseñor Nouel.-La directora general del hospital público Pedro E. De Marchena, doctora Caridad Acosta Guzmán, confirmó la existencia de un brote de cólera que afecta a decenas de moradores de varias secciones de este municipio.

Indicó que desde el pasado jueves hasta la fecha en el centro de salud estatal han sido atendidas 65 personas, de las cuales solo tres quedan internas debido a que no han podido superar los malestares de la enfermedad.

11 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 5-11 August 2015

Burkina Faso: Heavy floods in Ouagadougou, Kadiogo province, and Bobo-Dioulasso, Houet province, in early August affected around 19,780 people. Significant damage to houses and food stocks were reported. Additional flooding in the north could bring the total number of affected to 122,000. More than 1.5 million people are facing Stressed or Crisis food security outcomes in Burkina Faso, especially in the Sahel region in the north.

04 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 29 July–4 August 2015

Pakistan: Flooding has killed 118 people and affected more than 800,000 people in Pakistan. Hundreds of villages have been inundated. Most casualties were recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Myanmar : 46 people have been killed and 156,000–216,000 people are affected by flooding. Sagaing region and Kachin and Shan states have been particularly impacted. Another 350,000 people are estimated affected in Bangladesh and India.

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.

22 Jul 2015 description

ECOSOC/6717

Session de 2015, 52e et 53e séances - matin et après-midi

L’ECOSOC tiendra une session extraordinaire sur le problèmemondial de la drogue du 19 au 21 avril 2016, au Siège de l’ONU à New York

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.

06 Jul 2015 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 5 December 2013 to 5 December 2014. This represents a twelve-month summary.

Appeal target (current): 4,583,956 Swiss francs (CHF)

Appeal history

  • The preliminary emergency appeal was launched on 5 December 2013 for CHF 11,244,952.
    It will cover 24 months and assist 600,000 beneficiaries.

  • The first operation update was published in July 2014.