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02 Sep 2015 description

Situation Update

Two new cholera cases have been reported in Juba County today. As of 1st September 2015, a total of 1,698 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.71%) have been reported in South Sudan. In Juba County, a total of 1562 including 45 deaths (CFR 2.88%) from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 130 cases including one death (CFR 0.77%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

02 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least ten people killed in renewed sectarian clashes in Bambari

  • Gender based violence an endemic problem in CAR

  • RRM cuts activities due to low funding

  • Humanitarian needs rising in Bria after upsurge of violence

  • Chronic malnutrition has increased being among the highest in the world

02 Sep 2015 description

Highlights

• Philippe Lazzarini assumes his duties as new Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator

• Lebanon pays tribute to its humanitarian heroes

• ERC makes first visit to Lebanon; calls for continued international support to maintain stability

• Refugees’ socio-economic situation records serious deterioration

• As of September, WFP will cap assistance at five members per household

• Contributions allow UNRWA to open 2015/16 school year; cash assistance still at risk

02 Sep 2015 description

QUETTA: A fresh case of crippling polio disease was confirmed in a five-year-old girl in Quetta on Wednesday bringing the total number of cases to five in Balochistan and 30 in Pakistan during the current year.

According to Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Balochistan, the polio virus has been detected in the Gul Afshan, a 60-month-old girl belonging to Shadizai Union Council of Quetta.

02 Sep 2015 description

Summary

This report follows two visits made by the Independent Expert and presents an overview of and major developments in the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic.

02 Sep 2015 description

Changing Dynamics and Fresh largescale Displacements

The first six months of 2015 has seen fresh fighting, changing dynamics and the massive displacement of over 1 million people, some multiple times, throughout Syria.

02 Sep 2015 description
report IRIN

GAZIANTEP, 2 September 2015 (IRIN) - In Syria's brutal civil war, the announcement in late January that the country had effectively beaten polio again was a rare bright spot. It was the result of an unprecedented vaccination campaign in almost all areas of the country, including in the vast eastern region controlled by so-called Islamic State (ISIS).

But even this small achievement is now threatened as the Islamist militants have cracked down on aid groups, and others have been scared off by counter-terrorism measures.

02 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The resumption of flights to Wau Shilluk has made it possible for partners to deliver vital aid.

• Health agencies have ramped up efforts to respond to the sharp increase in malaria cases.

• Partners scaled up response efforts in PoC sites following an influx of people needing aid.

02 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- IOM and partners continue to respond to the influx of IDPs at the Bentiu and Malakal PoC sites
- More than 37,700 IDPs receive first -round oral cholera vaccine at Malakal PoC
- Multi-agency effort delivers more than 8,500 survival kits in Greater Upper Nile

02 Sep 2015 description

HUMANITARIAN NEEDS

An estimated 404,000 children under age-5 and 185,000 Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLWs) are at risk of acute malnutrition.

02 Sep 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance: WFP in Tajikistan contributes to the food security, social protection and resilience goals of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2010-2015 and supports the United Nations Millennium Development Goals 1, 2 and 3. WFP’s activities reach almost half a million vulnerable and food insecure people every year.