An outbreak of yellow fever was reported in West and South Kordofan states between 3 October and 13 November 2013. By 24 November 2013, the Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 44 suspected cases of yellow fever with 14 deaths. (WHO/Govt, 7 Nov 2013)
Between 03 October to 14 December 2013, a total of 49 suspected cases of Yellow fever were reported including 15 deaths from the West Kordofan state of Sudan. (WHO, 15 Dec 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
- 297 Yellow fever in Africa and South America, 2013
- 307 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– May 2014
- 297 Fièvre jaune en Afrique et en Amérique du Sud, 2013
- 307 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-mai 2014
Yellow fever in africa and South america, 2013
• More than 100,000 people have been displaced by fighting over the past few months in SPLM-N areas of South Kordofan, according to SKBNCU.
• There are concerns about increased vulnerability of children in SPLM-N areas to disease in the absence of vaccination campaigns since 2011. Last vaccination for yellow fever was in 2005.
• A local NGO reports that 9,200 people have fled their homes in the Korma area in North Darfur and sought shelter near UNAMID team site in Korma following attacks by armed militia.
1. Who are we?
Period covered by this Ops Update: December 2013 to April 2014.
Appeal target (current): CHF 3,711,427
Appeal coverage: 27%
This Emergency Appeal was initially launched 16 May 2013 for CHF 3,711,427 for eight months to assist 150,000 beneficiaries.
An Operations Update n°1 was issued on 22 July 2013, to provide an update of the donor response to the appeal as well as request for continued donor support for appeal.
Syria: The security situation had deteriorated with escalating violence in the West of the country resulting in population displacement and hampering the delivery of humanitarian assistance. Large numbers of newly displaced are heading to the calmer regions of Idleb governorate, which hosts over 500,000 IDPs. In the East, Iraqi helicopters hit an opposition convoy in the first strike claimed by Iraq inside Syria since the conflict began.
Current major event
Progress made in establishing EWARN for Syrian crisis
Syria: Violence continues, with opposition infighting in the northwest and heavy clashes across large parts of the country, including Rural Damascus. While several military ceasefires have allowed some access to besieged areas, insecurity continues to interrupt aid distribution, and access to Ar-Raqqa, Deir-ez-Zor and areas around the capital remains highly constrained. To date, over nine million people are estimated to have been displaced by the crisis, at least 2.5 million of whom have crossed into neighbouring countries.
Syria: Violence is ongoing across the country, with rebel infighting in the northwest and renewed clashes in parts of Damascus. While several military ceasefires have allowed some access in besieged areas, insecurity continues to interrupt aid distribution, and access remains highly constrained from Damascus to Rural Aleppo, where 1.25 million people are estimated to be in need of food assistance. To date, over 9 million people have been displaced by the crisis, 2.5 million of whom have crossed into neighbouring countries.
Syria: Violence is ongoing across the country, with further government bombardments in the southeastern governorates of Damascus and Dara’a. To date, an estimated 2.5 million people have crossed into neighbouring countries, while 6.5 million are now internally displaced. In a separate development, the UN Security Council adopted a non-binding resolution to boost humanitarian access to Syria as increasing security incidents at the Turkish border threaten to compromise access to the north of the country.
Syria: Conflict continues in the country with further infighting reported between armed groups in Deir-ez-Zor, clashes between opposition and government forces in Idleb, and governmental bombardments on the governorates of Rif Dimashq, Dar’a and Aleppo. To date, over 2.4 million people have fled the country, and an estimated 6.5 million are internally displaced. Meanwhile, the latest round of Geneva II peace talks between Syrian Government representatives and opposition leaders came to an end with little progress being made.
In Syria, violence is ongoing with government bombardments on Aleppo and infighting between rival rebel factions in Deir-ez-Zor and Al-Hasakeh. Between 07-11 February, a temporary ceasefire in the city of Homs allowed for the evacuation of over 1,200 people and the entry of humanitarian convoys into the Old City for the first time in two years. To date, at least 242,000 people are trapped in besieged areas across the country. Meanwhile, the second round of the Geneva II peace talks began, with expectations regarding aid deliveries and the release of prisoners.
Snapshot 28 January – 04 February
Current major event
Meningococcal disease in Sudan: Trend is declining
For the last couple of years, the trend of meningococcal diseases in Sudan is visibly on the decline. Last year, a total of 1,110 suspected cases of meningococcal disease including 49 deaths were reported from Sudan. There was no localized outbreak from meningococcal disease reported from the country last year.
Snapshot 21 – 28 January
Central African Republic: While the capital Bangui remains relatively calm, the security situation in the northwest of the country remains highly volatile with several clashes reported between ex-Seleka and anti-Balaka factions. An estimated 902,000 people are now internally displaced as a result of the ongoing violence - half of them in the capital, and over 246,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries. Meanwhile, the European Union has approved the six-month deployment of a joint contingent of up to 1,000 soldiers to support French and African Union forces.
CCHF remains entrenched in Pakistan
In 2013, Pakistan has probably seen one of the worst outbreaks from Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF). As of December 2013, a total of 100 cases were reported across the country including 20 deaths (CFR: 20%). 64 of these cases have been laboratory-confirmed.
South Sudan: Ethnic violence which erupted in mid-December continues, with heavy fighting reported in the states of Jonglei and Unity, and sporadic clashes reported in Upper Nile and Central Equatoria. While numbers cannot be verified due to limited access, thousands of people have been killed or injured and reports indicate that civilians are being targeted in attacks, forcing an estimated 400,000 to flee, mostly internally.
Period covered by this Ops Update: July to November, 2013.
Appeal target (current): CHF 3,711,427;
Appeal coverage: 28%;
This Emergency Appeal was initially launched 16th May 2013 for CHF 3,711,427 for eight months to assist 150,000 beneficiaries.
An operations update n°1 was issued on 22nd July 2013, to provide an update of the donor response to the appeal as well as request for continued donor support for appeal.