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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

04 Jul 2014 description

Contents

  • 297 Yellow fever in Africa and South America, 2013
  • 307 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– May 2014

Sommaire

  • 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

12 Jun 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

26 May 2014 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: December 2013 to April 2014.

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

Appeal coverage: 27%

Appeal history:

  • 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.

29 Apr 2014 description

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.

16 Mar 2014 description

Current major event

Progress made in establishing EWARN for Syrian crisis

11 Mar 2014 description

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.

04 Mar 2014 description

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.

25 Feb 2014 description

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.

18 Feb 2014 description

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.

11 Feb 2014 description

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.

02 Feb 2014 description

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.

21 Jan 2014 description

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.

14 Jan 2014 description

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.

14 Jan 2014 description

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.

10 Jan 2014 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: July to November, 2013.

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

Appeal coverage: 28%;

Appeal history:

  • 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.