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21 Apr 2015 description

Destacados

  • PERÚ: Como consecuencia de las intensas lluvias registradas en la región de Loreto, se reportan más de 115,000 personas afectadas en zonas urbanas y rurales.

  • HAITÍ: Las lluvias de los últimos días han destruido 8,800 casas, dejando sin vivienda a 50,000 personas. Las zonas más afectadas están en el suroeste del país y la capital, Puerto Príncipe.

  • CHILE: El Ministerio de Obras Públicas ha fijado la fecha del 30 de abril para tener un catastro que refleje el costo de la reconstrucción.

21 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • PERU: As a result of heavy rains in the region of Loreto, more than 115,000 people are affected in urban and rural areas.

  • HAITI: About 50,000 people lost their homes as recent severe storms destroyed 8,800 houses. The most affected areas are in the southwest of the country and the capital, Port au Prince.

  • CHILE: The Ministry of Public Works expects to release an official report on the costs of reconstruction 30 April.

21 Apr 2015 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity established its office in Mauritania in 2007 as it previously implemented activities solely through national partners. Its ambitious relief program is working to enhance the readiness and preparedness of the office and partners in emergency response for the benefit of millions of refugees and displaced populations in eastern Mauritania, via the provision of food and medical aid, clothes and blankets.

21 Apr 2015 description
report Voice of America

Nina de Vries April 20, 2015 4:45 PM

FREETOWN— The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone has sparked worries about another disease: rabies. Many dog owners fear their pets could infect them with the Ebola virus and have abandoned them, leading to an increase in the country's stray dog population.

Rabies is endemic in Sierra Leone, which has one of the largest stray dog populations in Africa. The situation has become worse during the Ebola crisis.

21 Apr 2015 description
report Voice of America

Lenny Ruvaga
April 20, 2015 10:27 AM

NAIROBI, KENYA— The World Health Organization estimates 3.4 billion people are at risk of malaria, with children under the age of five and pregnant women being the most vulnerable.

As World Malaria Day approaches (April 25), mortality rates are falling and a new test - well into the last stage of trials - is having positive results in Kenya.

21 Apr 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Over 1.5 million people have been displaced inside South Sudan. Currently, 2.5 million people face severe food insecurity and this number is expected to rise as the lean season unfolds.

The immediate aims of the aid operation are to save lives, protect the rights of the most vulnerable - including their freedom of movement, and to protect, restore, and promote livelihoods. As the planting season approaches, supporting people's freedom of movement and their ability to plant and tend their animals safely is a key priority.

21 Apr 2015 description

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is facing a daunting task to find out the children, who have not been covered under the polio vaccination programme, according to sources.

They said that about 35 per cent of the total missed children in every campaign were never recorded by the vaccinators and weren’t included in the polio eradication programme.

The unimmunised children put at risk the vaccinated ones and are seen as one of the two remaining obstacles in the way of anti-polio efforts. Of the total 10,000 children, names of 300 hadn’t been recorded.

21 Apr 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • L’insécurité dans la zone de Geti, dans le sud d’Irumu en Province Orientale, affecte, entre autres, la sécurité alimentaire.

  • Quatre sites abritant des personnes déplacées ont été attaqués en mars

  • Plus de 204 000 personnes ont été déplacées au Nord-Kivu durant les trois premiers mois de l’année.

CHIFFRES CLES

Personnes déplacées internes: 2,7 M

Cas de choléra au Katanga Jan-mars 2015: 2 000

21 Apr 2015 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is deeply concerned by the news that on Monday, 13 April, a boat capsized about 120 kilometres south of Lampedusa Island. So far around 140 people have been rescued, but 400 others are still believed missing.

21 Apr 2015 description

Posted by Carol Han

On March 19, a 44-year-old woman walked into the emergency room of Monrovia’s Redemption Hospital displaying Ebola-like symptoms. Hospital staff quickly isolated the patient and safely transported her to an Ebola treatment center. She would later test positive, becoming the first confirmed Ebola patient in Liberia after almost three weeks without a single case.

21 Apr 2015 description

Posted by Clara Wagner

In Liberia, life will never be the same. The lost lives will never be forgotten. Much work remains in not just defeating the Ebola virus but making sure it does not return. As the number of Ebola cases gets close to zero, new stories, signs of hope and efforts to rebuild are emerging. Citizens are regrouping, government services are emerging from a standstill and eyes are looking to the future.

21 Apr 2015 description

Summary

IFRC’s Ebola strategic framework is organised around 5 outcomes:

  • The epidemic is stopped

  • National Societies have better Ebola preparedness and stronger long term capacities

  • IFRC operations are well coordinated

  • Safe and Dignified Burials (SDB) are effectively carried out by all actors

  • Recovery of community life and livelihoods

21 Apr 2015 description

DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 3,494

NEW CASES

  • New Confirmed cases = 0 as follows:
    Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 0
    Bombali =0, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko = 0, Tonkolili = 0
    Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0 Pujehun = 0
    Western Area Urban = 0, Western Area Rural = 0, Missing = 0
21 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • As the conflict reaches its fourth week, fuel, water, and food supplies are rapidly depleting and electricity and communications networks throughout the country are increasingly cut off for long periods of time. This is putting immense pressure on individuals as well as on the humanitarian response.

  • UNICEF delivered 90,000 vaccines to Dhamar Governorate in the south as well as essential medications and emergency supplies to Sa’ada health office, intended to benefit 200,000 people for up to two months.

21 Apr 2015 description
report UN News Service

20 April 2015 – Although more investment and stronger coordination have helped the international community make significant inroads in the global fight against malaria, continued investment for malaria control and elimination targets remains essential for a post-2015 future, top United Nations officials declared today.

21 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

● Access impediments restrict the delivery of essential humanitarian assistance in a number of villages along the contact line, increasing the needs of local population in terms of access to basic life-saving assistance.

● Limited locally available resources to sustain/expand social services amid increased influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to many communities create tensions between host population and IDPs.

20 Apr 2015 description

KEY POINTS

• Presidents of the three Ebola-affected countries put forward their regional post-Ebola recovery plan ($8bm). Donors pledge over $1bn in funding, including at least $650mn from the World Bank.

• Resistance continues to inhibit counter-EVD activity in Guinea.

20 Apr 2015 description
  1. UNHCR tracking figures indicate an estimated 18,890 families have been displaced from Ramadi and surrounding areas in Anbar Governorate between 8 and 20 April, of which 6,461 families are displaced within Anbar, while the remaining families have travelled to Baghdad (9,000), Babylon (314), and most recently Kerbala (600) and Sulaymaniyah (2,515). The majority of new arrivals are dispersed across numerous unidentified locations, hampering rapid assistance.