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20 Jan 2017 description

Polio this week as of 17 January 2017

20 Jan 2017 description

Slovakia - IOM announced today that over 1,000 refugees have been resettled through Slovakia’s emergency transit facility to the USA, Canada and Norway since 2009.

On Tuesday (17/01), 23 refugees departed from Slovakia and arrived safely in the US, bringing the number of refugees resettled from Slovakia’s Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenne in other countries to 1,019, with 978 resettled in the United States.

20 Jan 2017 description


  • Around 7,300 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants seeking were counted in Serbia. With new spaces in Obrenovac (see below), the number of sheltered refugees and migrants in now 17 government facilities has increased to 6,200 or 85 % of the total, while the rest mainly stayed rough in Belgrade city centre.

20 Jan 2017 description

21 Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination: validation in Punjab Province, Pakistan, November 2016

35 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–November 2016

20 Jan 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Two more people have reportedly died and dozens more infected with acute watery diarrhoea at Tahamem, east of Haya in Red Sea State.

Journalist Osman Hashim, who specialises in coverage of health conditions in the eastern states, says that the Tahamem health centre recently saw the death of a basic school student, as well as a man in his 50s.

Hashim expressed concern at the rise of deaths and pointed to the lack of health care in the hospital.

He attributed the cases to the environmental degradation and lack of health care.

20 Jan 2017 description

In 2016, more than 690,000 people were newly displaced across Iraq; around 318,000 people remain displaced along the Mosul corridor where fighting has intensified over the last months. At the end of the year, over 121,000 people were living in displacement as a result of the Mosul conflict; 85 per cent of whom were staying in emergency sites and camps supported by the Government and humanitarian partners.

20 Jan 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Kiribati, Tonga
  • Influenza-like illness: Kiribati

Other updates


20 Jan 2017 description

For a long time, no person in Kenya suffered the devastating disability that is caused by polio. In fact, the only reminder in the early 2000s was the victims in the streets of Nairobi, many of whom had been paralyzed as children and adults. Their lives were ravaged by this terrible, vaccine-preventable disease.

20 Jan 2017 description

Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries

Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries, a new report by a coalition of 28 NGOs has found, warning that long-term efforts are still needed by the international community and host governments.

20 Jan 2017 description

Bujumbura, 19 jan 2017 : Le ministère des Droits de la personne humaine, des Affaires sociales et du Genre axe ses perspectives de l’année 2017 sur plusieurs points, a annoncé mercredi le 18 janvier, le titulaire dudit ministère, M. Martin Nivyabandi, au cours de sa présentation du bilan des réalisations de l’année 2016.

20 Jan 2017 description

3 Partenaires (AVSI, MDM-F, SBHF)* soutiennent le MSPP* dans le cadre de la réponse nutritionnelle à l'ouragan Matthew dans le département du Sud

*MSPP-Ministère de la Santé et de la Population, AVSI-Association Volontaire de Service International, MDM-F-Médecins du Monde France SBHF-Saint Boniface Haitian Foundation

20 Jan 2017 description

Key messages

  • Cameroon is hosting around 359 000 refugees. Approximatively 59 000 of them are Nigerian refugees fleeing Boko Haram violence and living in the Minawao camp, and 274 000 are from Central African Republic (CAR). In addition, some 182 000 persons are internally displaced (IDPs) in the Far North region because of the conflict, an increase of 15% since April 2016.

20 Jan 2017 description

Key messages

  • Humanitarian needs in Niger continue to be immense as a result of lasting food insecurity, high global malnutrition of children under age five and the displacement of people fleeing the conflicts in neighbouring Mali* and Nigeria*. Successive food crises, extreme poverty, displacement and rapid population growth continue to erode people’s resilience. Even in good agricultural years, between 4 and 5 million Nigeriens experience food shortages.

20 Jan 2017 description

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, January 19 (PIA) - - Some 2,882 families or 13,709 individuals from five barangays in Kapalong were affected by flooding as waters in Libuganon River spilled out this early morning due to incessant rains since Wednesday (January 18) night.

The identified barangays are Pag-asa, Florida, Mabantao, Maniki and Sua-on.

Municipal disaster risk reduction and management officer Gaspar Balinggao noted that among those affected, some 170 families are being evacuated in the Kapalong Municipal Gymnasium.

19 Jan 2017 description


  • GoN airstrike mistakenly hits IDP site, resulting in at least 70 civilian deaths in Borno

  • UN identifies critical humanitarian needs among more than 35,000 IDPs sheltering in Borno’s Rann town

  • WFP plans to reach 2 million beneficiaries in northeastern Nigeria per month by December 2017


19 Jan 2017 description

A total of $781.8 million * requested for the period January ‐ December 2017, including:

  • $**9.8 million** for CAR
  • $**30.3 million** for the DRC
  • $**157.7 million** for Ethiopia
  • $**40.5 million** for Kenya
  • $**171.7 million** for South Sudan
  • $**68 million** for Sudan
  • $**283.8 million** for Uganda
  • $**476,251** for HQ & Regional Coordination

* All dollar signs in this document denote United States dollars. This total includes support costs (7%)