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02 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 1 August 2015, a total of 1,411 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 2.98%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,293 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.17%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 118 cases including one death (CFR 0.85%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

02 Aug 2015 description

1,081 refugees have been provided with legal counseling and assistance since the beginning of 2015

02 Aug 2015 description

38,484 acute/chronic Primary Health Care consultations for girls, women, boys and men since the beginning of2015

02 Aug 2015 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

Durante el presente periodo se vienen registrando Heladas meteorológicas (temperaturas iguales o inferiores a 0°C) en gran parte de las zonas alto andinas y altiplánicas que se encuentran por encima de los 3,500 msnm. Esta situación viene afectando de manera significativa la vida y salud de las personas; así como, sus bienes y medios de vida (ganadería y agricultura).

02 Aug 2015 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

Durante el presente periodo se viene registrando heladas meteorológicas (temperaturas iguales o inferiores a 0°C) en gran parte de las zonas alto andinas y altiplánicas que se encuentran por encima de los 3,500 msnm. Esta situación viene afectando de manera significativa la vida y salud de las personas así como a sus bienes consignados (ganadería y agricultura).

02 Aug 2015 description
  1. Epidemiological Highlights

 There are no more quarantine homes in Kambia district
 There were no new EVD positive cases reported by Kambia district today
 The last EVD positive case in Kambia district was reported on 10.07.2015
 The last EVD positive case was discharged from Kambia ETC with a negative test on 19.07.2015
 Today 10 deaths alerts were reported to the DERC and were all processed. No live alerts
 Today all the 17 samples which were sent to the Kambia based laboratory yesterday were processed and found negative for EVD

02 Aug 2015 description

The death toll from landslides and flooding caused by heavy Monsoon rain in the last two days of July in various VDCs of Kaski district has reached to 34. Most of the victims were senior citizens and young children including a baby aged 3 months.

Lumle, Bhadure Tamagi, Dhikurpokhari are the most affected villages due to landslide. Four persons are still missing.

According to Bamdev Dhungana, president of Kaski Red Cross Chapter, 14 houses in Lumle and 20 houses in Bhaure Tamagi were swept away. Villagers fear multiple others might have been buried under the debris.

02 Aug 2015 description

Three months after the first of the two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, hundreds of thousands of people affected still require vital humanitarian assistance. With nearly 600,000 houses destroyed and another 280,000 damaged by the quake. With the monsoon approached after the earthquake, all the 14 most affected districts are at increased risk of floods, landslides, avalanches, and public health emergencies. Large portions of the earthquake-affected population are still living in very basic emergency shelters with limited access to safe water supply and hygiene and sanitation facilities.

02 Aug 2015 description

The Saudi National Campaign to Support Syrian Brothers funded medical centers in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan provided psychological services to about 1,400 Syrian patients per week.

The Psychological Support Unit of the Saudi Specialized Clinics treats 1,400 patients suffering from depression, after shock, phobia, and all other types of psychological problems. In addition, more than 2700 refugees benefitted from the Saudi Vaccine Program during the first half of 2015.

02 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Indrias G. Kassaye

With the number of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone dwindling but still dangerous, care centres for children are a vital measure for ensuring their protection and preventing further transmission.

02 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Issa Davies

As birth registration in Sierra Leone has fallen since the start of the Ebola outbreak, a campaign reaches out to register children under age 5 and at the same time to provide polio vaccinations.

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 31 July 2015 – Abass Mansaray, a 48-year-old farmer in Blama town, in eastern Sierra Leone, beamed proudly while displaying the small yellow paper that has just been given to his one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Isata, by local health officials.

02 Aug 2015 description

Summary

Background

A recombinant, replication-competent vesicular stomatitis virus-based vaccine expressing a surface glycoprotein of Zaire Ebolavirus (rVSV-ZEBOV) is a promising Ebola vaccine candidate. We report the results of an interim analysis of a trial of rVSV-ZEBOV in Guinea, west Africa.

Methods

02 Aug 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rainfall along Guyana’s coastal regions during the period of Wednesday, 15 July and Thursday, 16 July 2015 has resulted in increased water levels in rivers and canals. Regions #3 and #4 are the most affected regions with flooding in several communities, in yards and homes in some instances.

02 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 31 July 2015, a total of 1,396 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 3%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,280 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.2%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 116 cases including one death (CFR 0.86%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

01 Aug 2015 description

UN Security Council Resolution 2139

On 22 February 2014, the Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2139 which, among other aspects demands that all parties allow rapid, safe and unhindered access by UN humanitarian agencies and their implementing partners to people in need. Humanitarian assistance is to be delivered by the most direct route whether across borders or across conflict lines.

01 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

1 August 2015 – The top UN children's representative in Myanmar reminded candidates from more than 80 political parties running in historic elections 99 days from today “to make new commitments for children” to improve spending for health, education and social welfare that remains the lowest in the Southeast Asian region.

01 Aug 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • They were admitted at Bimos dispensary where health workers confirmed the infection to be cholera.
  • At least 27 people have died of cholera in the county since January.

A primary school in Migori County has been closed indefinitely over cholera outbreak.

The county government said goldmines in Nyatike were also being closed as the disease spreads in the county.

01 Aug 2015 description
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Food securi ty outcomes expected to improve with the new rice harvest later this year

KEY MESSAGES

  • Due to the residual effects of the Ebola outbreak on local livelihoods, household purchasing power is atypical weak in July . As a result, the majority of the poor households will face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity between now and the end of the lean season.