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Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), 16 May 2014, vol. 89, 20 (pp. 205–220) [EN/FR]

Contents

205 Outbreak news – Ebola virus disease, West Africa

206 Meningococcal disease control in countries of the African meningitis belt, 2013

214 Oral cholera vaccine campaign among internally displaced persons in South Sudan

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205 Le point sur les épidémies – Maladie à virus Ebola, Afrique de l’Ouest

206 Lutte contre la méningite à méningocoques dans les pays de la ceinture africaine de la méningite (2013)

214 Campagne de vaccination orale contre le choléra chez les personnes déplacées au Soudan du Sud

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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 41 | 7 – 13 October 2013 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN Security Council calls upon the Government of Sudan and SPLM-N to urgently resolve differences to implement the polio vaccination campaign in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

  • MSF reports that some 2,500 refugees from South Kordofan had arrived in Fashoda and Malakal counties in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State.

  • Four UNAMID peace keepers were killed last week. Thirteen peacekeepers have been killed in Darfur in 2013.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 23-30 September

The UN Security Council endorsed the Russia-US agreement on the elimination of Syria’s chemical stockpile. Heavier than usual monsoon rains have resulted in floods in large parts of Thailand.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16 - 23 September

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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South Sudan Humanitarian Update May-August 2013

Access constraints include active hostilities, violence against personnel, assets and facilities and bureaucratic impediments. Upper Nile State was the worst affected with 32 incidents.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 19 - 26 August

Since mid-August, China has experienced two typhoons in the south and extremely severe flooding in the north. Authorities estimate the total number of people affected by the disasters to be over 10 million.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 12 - 19 August

Snapshot 12 – 19 August

In Syria, fighting between governmental forces and opposition groups has been concentrated in Aleppo, Deir-ez-Zor, Homs, Lattakia and Rural Damascus this week. Meanwhile, infighting is ongoing within the opposition. As during previous weeks, FSA forces have clashed with Islamist opposition groups on multiple occasions while Kurdish groups continued to fight with Islamist groups in the north of the country. The mass influx of Syrian refugees to neighbouring countries is ongoing. As of 19 August, over 1.9 million Syrians had fled the country.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 05 - 12 August

Typhoon Utor, locally known as Labuyo, struck the Philippines in the mountainous north of Luzon. While information to date remains limited, some 22 people are reportedly missing and an estimated 935 are affected.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 29 July - 05 August

In Syria, Government forces are advancing in Homs and expected to retake opposition-held districts in the short-term, while operations have been ongoing in other major cities, including Aleppo and Damascus. Meanwhile, infighting within opposition forces is spreading between various armed groups. Clashes are continuously reported between Kurdish fighters and al-Qaeda affiliated Islamists near the border with Turkey in Al-Hassakeh and Ar-Raqqa governorates.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 – 22 July

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Mid-Year Review of the Consolidated Appeal for South Sudan 2013

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The mid-year review of the South Sudan Consolidated Appeal shows that although humanitarian needs remained very high in the first half of 2013, the situation has stabilized and even improved in some areas.

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South Sudan: Humanitarian Funding Update (as of 31 May 2013)

The humanitarian community appealed for US$1.16 billion to address urgent humanitarian needs in South Sudan for 2013. As of 31 May, the humanitarian appeal was 47 per cent funded, corresponding to $545 million. $412 million was requested for projects of high immediate priority, out of which $274 million has been secured to procure, transport and preposition emergency aid in remote locations before the rainy season.

The largest five donors were Canada, European Commission, Japan, UK and USA, together contributing $330 million.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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South Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 31 May 2013)

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Lack of access to people affected by persistent insecurity in Pibor County, responding to the needs of displaced people elsewhere in Jonglei State, meningitis outbreak and relocation of refugees in Upper Nile State were the key humanitarian concerns in May. Partners also responded to the needs of people displaced by a cattle raiding incident in Upper Nile State.

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Meningococcal disease: 2013 epidemic season in the African Meningitis Belt

6 JUNE 2013 - From 1 January to 12 May 2013 (epidemiologic week 19), 9 249 suspected cases of meningitis, including 857 deaths, with a case fatality ratio of 9.3 percent, have been reported from 18 of the 19 African countries under enhanced surveillance1 for meningitis. The number of cases reported so far are the lowest recorded during the epidemic season in the last ten years2.

Outbreaks of the meningococcal disease have been confirmed in Guinea and South Sudan, where 404 suspected cases3 (38 deaths) and 196 suspected cases (13 deaths) have respectively been notified.

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South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin 27 May - 2 June 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) gave aid agencies in South Sudan US5.4 million to strengthen life-saving medical capacity and transport services to assist people affected by ongoing hostilities in Jonglei.

  • Insecurity persisted in Jonglei State’s Pibor with most civilians displaced.

  • Aid organizations visited Boma and Mewun, Jonglei State to assess the situation, three weeks after they temporarily suspended operations due to insecurity

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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