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08 Apr 2016 description

In this issue
- 181: A review of the role of training in WHO Ebola emergency response
- 186: Yellow fever urban outbreak in Angola and the risk of extension
- 192: Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–February 2016

Dans ce numéro
- 181: Examen du rôle des formations dispensées dans le cadre de la réponse de l’OMS à la crise Ebola
- 186: Flambée urbaine de fièvre jaune en Angola et risque d’extension
- 192: Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-février 2016

21 Nov 2013 description

SCALING UP EFFORTS TO IMPROVE MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health together with the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched on 28 August 2013 Sudan's National Acceleration Plan for Maternal and Child Health.

17 Sep 2013 description

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • 10 years since the Darfur conflict broke out, violence and insecurity continue to cause displacement and inhibit returns, despite the Doha Peace Agreement.

  • Since early 2013 due to the fighting among Arab tribes in Darfur an estimated 300 000 people were newly displaced causing an increase in insecurity and lack of access.

09 Aug 2013 description

LES TITRES

  • Paludisme: après 30 ans de recherches, un nouveau vaccin ravive l'espoir (BFMTV, 09/08/13)

  • Une enquête de mortalité lève de graves inquiétudes sur la situation humanitaire dans le Darfour Centre (MSF, 06/08/13)

  • L’allaitement en net recul dans certains pays d’Afrique (Afrik.com, 04/08/13)

  • MSF Survey: Gunfire is Main Cause of Death of People Fleeing Darfur (MSF, 06/08/13)

22 Jul 2013 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: May to July 2013

Appeal target (current): CHF 3,711,427

Appeal coverage: 4%;

Appeal history:

· This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 16 May 2013 for CHF 3,711,427 to assist 150,000 beneficiaries (25,000 families) for eight months.

· This operational update n°1 provides an update of the donor response to the appeal to date and also seeks to request donors to support the appeal further.

Summary:

26 Jun 2013 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In 2012, humanitarian needs in Sudan continued to be driven by a cycle of conflict, displacement and vulnerability. In the context of continued conflict and the protracted emergency in Darfur, as well as heavy fighting in Blue Nile and South Kordofan, humanitarian partners faced significant operational challenges limiting their access to affected people. In a climate of declining humanitarian funding, humanitarian partners had to pursue a constant drive for efficiency.

24 Jun 2013 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea decided to provide humanitarian aid worth 500,000 US dollars to Sudan's Darfur region, which is facing difficulties due to chronic food shortages.

  2. The aforementioned aid will be used for the World Food Program (WFP)’s emergency food aid program.

03 Jun 2013 description

Snapshot 27 May – 03 June

In Syria, the government military continued its offensive on opposition-controlled Qusayr, a strategic city in Homs province connecting the capital to the Mediterranean coast. Humanitarian agencies expressed alarm over the fate of thousands of civilians still trapped in the city. The UN estimates that over 6.8 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in Syria. While an estimated 5 million people are internally displaced, the number of Syrians registered or awaiting registration in host countries has surpassed 1.6 million.

31 May 2013 description

Summary:

CHF 247,437 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 27 November 2012 to support the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) to complement the Ministry of Health (MoH) social mobilization efforts and in delivering immediate preventive assistance to 53,359 households in 23 localities affected by yellow fever in five states in Sudan.

16 May 2013 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 3,711,427 in cash, kind, or services to support the Sudan Red Crescent Society (SRCS) to assist 150,000 beneficiaries (25,000 families) for eight months, and will be completed by the 15 January, 2014. A Final Report will be made available by 15 April 2014 three months after the end of the operation.

Summary

06 May 2013 description

In Syria, fighting between the Government and opposition groups continued in all governorates apart from Tartous and As-Sweida. Following a large scale offensive by the Government initiated on 26 April, heavy fighting has been reported in and around Damascus. Clashes in Eastern Ghouta forced the closure of Damascus international airport. Approximately 6.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the country while some 4.25 million people are displaced and over 1.4 million people have fled into neighbouring countries.

06 May 2013 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2012

Overview

03 May 2013 description

Overview

Across the East Africa region, consecutive good seasons transformed food security conditions from the initial low point in 2011, which was a great relief coming out of a severe drought. However, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) continued working with other players including government and regional bodies such as the Inter-Governmental Climate Information, Prediction,

29 Apr 2013 description

Fighting continued unabated throughout Syria, in particular in Hama, Aleppo, Ar-Raqqa, Dar’a, Deir-ez-Zor, Homs, Idleb, Lattakia and around Damascus. 6.8 million people are in need in of humanitarian assistance in the country, 4.25 million people are displaced and over 1.4 million people have fled into neighbouring countries.

22 Apr 2013 description

6.8 million people are in need in of humanitarian assistance in Syria and the UNHCR has defined the crisis as the worst humanitarian disaster since the end of the cold war. 4.25 million people are displaced and over 1.3 million people have fled into neighbouring countries. Fierce fighting continues across the country and cross-border shelling into Lebanon has intensified over the last days.