Two children in western Ukraine have been paralyzed by polio, in the first cases of the disease seen in Europe in five years, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday.
Although the infections are a setback in the global drive against polio, the W.H.O.’s director of polio eradication, Dr. Hamid Jafari, said that the outbreak appeared to be small and that similar ones had been quickly snuffed out.
The Ebola virus disease (Ebola) outbreak in West Africa began in late 2013 in Guinea (1) and spread unchecked during early 2014. By mid-2014, it had become the first Ebola epidemic ever documented. Transmission was occurring in multiple districts of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and for the first time, in capital cities (2). On August 8, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (3).
On 26 August, President Salva Kiir signed the compromise peace deal in presence of regional leaders in Juba. President Kiir called upon the international community to help South Sudan implement the agreement.
The cholera outbreak continued in Central Equatoria State (South Sudan).
Since the outbreak, 1,681 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.74 per cent) have been reported.
Erika became the fifth named storm of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season on August 24, 2015. Erika began impacting the CDEMA Participating States from Wednesday, August 26 and degenerated to a trough of low pressure on Saturday, August 29, 2015.
Amid heavy fighting in Upper Nile state of South Sudan, Cordaid works with the local Ministry of Health to continue essential healthcare to refugees. We ensure that salaries of healthcare staff are being paid and transported 6 tons of medical supplies to Kodok.
Dr Lisa Searle from Tasmania has recently returned from Haiti where she was setting up a new sexual violence clinic in Port-Au-Prince.
“Marie* was 15 years old and was on her way home from the market when she was raped by a couple of men; people who were unknown to her. When she told her parents her father said: ‘you’ve disgraced the family, you’ve disgraced yourself, you’re never getting married and you can never come home again’. Her father beat her and kicked her out of home.
3 September 2015
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has completed a targeted cholera vaccination campaign reaching over 160,000 people in Juba. The vaccination campaign, undertaken in coordination with the South Sudanese Ministry of Health, provides additional protection against cholera to people living in areas most-affected by the current outbreak, helping to reduce spread of cholera within those neighbourhoods.
For the past 18 months, 400 people (mostly Muslim traders and their families) have been living under self-imposed exile within their own city behind the high walls and locked gates of the Bishop’s compound in Berbérati, Central African Republic (CAR), to escape violence. But in recent weeks, they finally decided it was safe enough to return home.
Rome, Italy | AFP | Thursday 9/3/2015 - 14:37 GMT |
by Fanny CARRIER / Ella IDE
The sensation of drowning, short-term memory loss, insomnia and suicidal tendencies: they may have made it safely to Italy, but many asylum seekers are plagued by symptoms of trauma and the psychological help they need is in short supply.
Between 10 percent and 30 percent of asylum seekers reaching Europe are estimated to have been tortured in their home countries. All are at risk of trauma during desert crossings, a lawless Libya, or treacherous boat journeys.
Thursday 3 September, 2015 – The MSF boats Dignity I and Bourbon Argos together with the MY Phoenix, operated jointly with MOAS, yesterday rescued 1,658 people in MSF’s biggest day of operations on the Mediterranean Sea since operations began on 2 May. In six separate rescue operations, the three search and rescue vessels brought on board people primarily from Eritrea, Nigeria and Somalia, many of them women (547) and children (199), including many toddlers and babies.
UN Security Council Resolution 2165/2191
Date : L’évaluation multisectorielle s’est déroulée du 26 au 28/08/2015.
Zone d’évaluation : Localité de Minime, Commune de Niem-Yéléwa, Sous-Préfecture de Bouar, Préfecture de la Nana-Mambéré.
More than a dozen people died of malaria in the West Darfur Murnei camp for the displaced last month.
A Murnei camp leader informed Radio Dabanga that because of the rainy season, many displaced are hit by malaria. “At least 12 of them died in August, because their relatives could not afford to buy medicines.”
He explained that the laboratory costs for examining blood on malaria have risen to SDG40 ($6.50). “The medicine now costs SDG80 ($13), while we pay SDG20 ($3.75) for a box of Panadol.”
Sick and wounded people in the city of Taiz are facing a terrible reality – that their trip to hospital might kill them.
The few hospitals still open in the conflict-hit city are treating many injured people. But the streets are being hit by shells so travelling to hospital is dangerous. And it’s not just the patients who are suffering – medical workers are coming under attack.
Aid organisations in Central Darfur are concerned that in recent weeks most of the children who died in Nertiti hospital came from Jebel Marra area
The Central Darfur State Ministry of Health conducted a Community Nutrition Surveillance (CNS) in the Jebel Marra area, which will shed light on the nutrition situation in the area
Aid organisations are concerned that the phasing out/scaling down of activities by INGOs due to funding will create gaps in the provision of services to people in need in Central Darfur
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Appeal Target: US$ 1,127,407
Balance Requested: US$ 865,407
Geneva, 27 August 2015
The humanitarian situation in Eastern Ukraine remains difficult. This is due to the fighting clashes which began in April 2014 between militia armed groups in Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, which proclaimed the slogan of autonomy/independence of their territory from the central authorities of Ukraine, and on the other side – the forces and armed groups under the central government in Kiev.