On 29 October 2012, Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) notified WHO of a possible yellow fever outbreak in 17 localities in Central and South Darfur (WHO, 10 Jan 2013). During that time, a total of 98 suspected cases were reported, including 42 deaths.
New cases continued to emerge with cases being reported across Darfur States, and by 9 January 2013 the yellow fever cases reached 849 cases, including 171 deaths across 35 of the 64 localities in Darfur. Three phases of immunization commenced in 16 localities in Darfur and reached total of 4,368,000 populations, a coverage of about 91 per cent. (IFRC, 31 May 2013)
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
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.
Humanitarian situation and needs
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.
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)
Period covered by this Ops Update: May to July 2013
Appeal target (current): CHF 3,711,427
Appeal coverage: 4%;
· 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.
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.
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.
The aforementioned aid will be used for the World Food Program (WFP)’s emergency food aid program.
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.
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.
A SOUND HUMANITARIAN INVESTMENT
Snapshot 21 - 27 May 2013
Snapshot 13 – 21 May
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.
Snapshot 06 - 13 2013
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.
This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2012
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,
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.
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.