The trend of sharp increases in new cases is expected to continue. Out of the 48 new cases recorded during week 16 (17-23 April 2017), 96 per cent were un-immunized.
report — Norwegian Refugee Council
More than one million people have returned to northeast Nigeria since October 2015, often to towns with no basic services, infrastructure or ability for people to rebuild their lives.
Central African Republic + 1 otherInvestigations urgently needed into abuse by Ugandan troops in CAR
report — Human Rights Watch
Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, Human Rights Watch said.
report — Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Yemen's health ministry called on humanitarian organisations and other aid donors to help it deal with the epidemic and avert an "unprecedented disaster".
CAR: MSF calls for a ceasefire in Bangassou to allow for deployment of urgent medical aid
report — Médecins Sans Frontières
All wounded have the right to access medical care. Civilians should not be targeted, and all warring parties have a duty to respect the safety of medical facilities such as hospitals, ambulances and their staff.
In eight of the 11 regions declared in emergency, 19,318 cases of dengue have been reported. Piura and Ica are the regions that report the highest number of cases.
Alors qu'au moins un nouveau cas suspect de choléra ou de rougeole est rapporté tous les deux jours dans le pays, l’OMS a déclaré aujourd'hui 12 mai une épidémie d’Ebola dans la zone de Likati, Province du Bas-Uélé.
IOM warns of humanitarian impact of imminent military attack on Yemen’s Al Hudaydah Port, City
At least 400,000 people would flee Al Hudaydah eastwards, while the emergency response in Yemen is already facing huge difficulties of access, financial support and immense needs, says the UN Migration Agency.
UN refugee agency has increased its funding appeal by $91 million to meet the humanitarian needs of Somali refugees in in Ethiopia, Kenya, Yemen and those displaced inside Somalia.
The recent arrivals fleeing violence in the DRC include people with severe wounds and burn injuries, who have been transferred to a local hospital to receive urgent medical attention. About 70 people are being treated.
The new site is sheltering nearly 500 children, women and men - 96 families in total. The camp is located around 60 kilometres west of Mosul along the highway to Erbil.
report — UN Mission in South Sudan
Since the return of aid agencies, about 4,200 households have received shelter materials and non-food items through the ICRC. Other agencies are also on the ground responding to the most urgent needs.
report — Afghanistan Analysts Network
Most of the 600,000 Afghans who returned from Pakistan last year chose to settle in the province of Nangrahar. This has put considerable strain on both health and education services.
report — International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, Vanuatu Red Cross Society
Lessons learned during Cyclone Pam two years ago have ensured Vanuatu Red Cross’ preparations and response to the latest large cyclone to hit the island nation have gone smoothly.
International support for Somalia must focus on rebuilding security, averting famine – UN chief
report — UN News Service
In his opening remarks, Antonio Guterres called for an additional $900 million to aid the 6.2 million people whose crops have withered, livestock has died and waterholes have dried up.
Six months after the east Aleppo evacuations, thousands return to emptied and gutted towns, facing immense challenges to resume normal life, while millions remain displaced.
report — United Nations University
Climate risk insurance can be used as a customized tool to reduce the impact of disaster for affected individuals and countries. It can provide solutions that are localized, timely, and sustainable.
CAR Humanitarian Fund releases $9 million to support underfunded relief operations
This allocation will push the level of funding to 14 percent of the $399.5 million requested. "The peace process consolidation is at stake," said the humanitarian coordinator.
report — Trócaire
A Trócaire health clinic in northern Kenya monitors children until they are five years old so their progress can be tracked and any necessary support given.
From 27 April to 9 May 2017, a total of 2,301 suspected cholera/AWD cases was reported from 10 governorates. Out of that number, 47 deaths were reported.
European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)121