| Recovery in West Africa needs more urgency as the region’s battered systems have limited capacity to reactivate essential health services |
NEW YORK/GENEVA/BRAZZAVILLE (06 July, 2015) — In the lead-up to a major fundraising conference for Ebola recovery, the World Health Organization (WHO) called the rebuilding of the national health systems in West Africa a critical priority. While the countries are still working to get to zero Ebola cases, staying at zero is inconceivable unless rebuilding of the health systems begins now.
Summary: 6 July 2015, Brussels - Today, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, co-signed new regional funding for cooperation with representatives of regional organisations from West Africa, covering the time until 2020. The so-called Regional Indicative Programme under the 11th European Development Fund amounts to a total of €1.15 billion.
Aiming to strengthen the regional response system through clear coordination of roles and responsibilities during a hurricane or other emergencies, the Pan-American Disaster Response Unit (PADRU) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the English speaking Caribbean National Societies along with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management (CDEMA) and the Red Cross Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Reference Centre (CADRIM), gathered from 24 to 25 of June in Port-au-Spain, Trinidad to discuss preparations for the 2015 hurricane season.
VIENNA, 6 July 2015 – Protecting groups vulnerable to human trafficking along migration routes and in destination countries is the focus of the 2015 Alliance conference, where during the next two days leading experts are looking for new ways to assist at-risk migrants.
Dr. Sakandar Hyet Khan (Shajib), 30, could have chosen to practice anywhere, like at a private clinic in the urban centers of Bangladesh where the dynamic doctor would have quickly become a renowned medical specialist. Instead, driven by a desire to help his community, he chose to take up the role of Health Project Manager at the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, leading the organization's medical staff in Cox's Bazar.
Since 22 June 20151 the lntertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) has been affecting Mindanao. Moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms were experienced in Regions IX, XII and ARMM, resulting to flashfloods and flooding especially in the low-lying areas.
1. SITUATION OVERVIEW
Tropical Storm "Egay" has slightly intensified as it continues to move northward.
At 4:00 AM, 07 July 2015, the center of Tropical Storm (TS) 11EGAY" was located at 260 km Northwest of Laoag City, llocos Norte or at 280 km West of Basco, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100kph. It is forecasted to move North at 7 kph.
Many parts of Europe have been impacted by a severe and unusually early heatwave since 27 June. There have been record-breaking temperatures in the United States of America, with wildfires in both Canada and the USA. Southern China has been gripped by high heat accompanied by torrential downpours and widespread flooding.
These are the highlights of a roundup by the World Meteorological Organization of some of the extreme weather events currently taking place in the Northern Hemisphere.
"I am increasingly concerned by the continued lethal incidents in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem against Israelis and Palestinians. I call for an immediate end to the violence. All sides must exercise restraint, maintain calm and promptly bring the perpetrators of the violence to justice.
I condemn today’s fatal shooting by Israel Defense Forces of a 17-year-old Palestinian during an alleged stone-throwing incident.
Thousands of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants – including children – making dangerous journeys across the Balkans are suffering violent abuse and extortion at the hands of the authorities and criminal gangs and being shamefully let down by a failing European Union (EU) asylum and migration system which leaves them trapped without protection in Serbia and Macedonia, said Amnesty International in a new report.
Period covered by this Ops Update: 5 December 2013 to 5 December 2014. This represents a twelve-month summary.
Appeal target (current): 4,583,956 Swiss francs (CHF)
The preliminary emergency appeal was launched on 5 December 2013 for CHF 11,244,952.
It will cover 24 months and assist 600,000 beneficiaries.
The first operation update was published in July 2014.
Juba, 6 July 2015: Mary Wani frantically waves a paper from the hospital bed where she sits, eager to share the exciting news of her recovery and subsequent discharge from the ward with anyone who will listen to her.
“I am going home,” she says , adding that she feels very strong. The 58-year-old mother of nine has just been discharged from Juba Teaching Hospital, where she was receiving treatment for cholera. The hospital was the first Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) to be designated in the current outbreak.
World Health Organization together with UN and NGO partners met with donors last week to present a progress report detailing achievements and results under the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) – an interagency framework developed by partner organizations to guide humanitarian action in the Syria crisis.
On 29 and 30 June, Envoys of the Middle East Quartet met in Cairo as the first step in their regular and direct outreach to Arab states.
Over the two days, the Envoys from the EU, Russia, US and UN met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Nabil el-Araby, and National Security Advisor Fayza Abou el-Naga.
Discussions focused on ways to advance the two-state solution, and on how to create the conditions for the return to meaningful negotiations.
Dakar, 06 July 2015 – The Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA), Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, is encouraged by the initial measures taken by stakeholders in Guinea and calls on them to redouble their efforts to reach an agreement that will enable the organization of peaceful, credible, inclusive and transparent elections.
1,385,298 IDPs (188,547 households) were identified in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states through DTM.
The number of IDPs in Borno reached1,002,688.
122,719 returness who were displaced in Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba were identified in Adamawa (Mubi North, Mubi South, Michika, Maiha, Hong and Gombi).
This DREF operation is a preliminary request from the National Society a second allocation may be considered in case the situation changes. The timeframe of the operation is two months, first month to conduct the preparation activities and the second month for monitoring and reporting purposes.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster