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

Report
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