Outbreaks & Disaster Management (ODM) - Monthly Emergency Situation Update: October 2013

from World Health Organization
Published on 31 Oct 2013 View Original

Key Highlights

The major humanitarian issues in the African region during the month of October 2013 were:

  1. Population displacements due to on-going political conflicts in Central African Republic (CAR) and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC);

  2. Flooding in South Sudan affecting access to remote areas following the heavy rain since August;

  3. Disease outbreaks in countries affected by crisis

  • Outbreaks of polio, and measles among the returnees in South Sudan, and the displaced populations in CAR respectively.

  • Outbreak of malaria in Chad and Cameroon

  • Outbreak of cholera in DRC, Nigeria, and Niger

  • Outbreak of Hepatitis E in South Sudan