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08 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

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Humanitarian Context

• Due to the security situation, humanitarian access to people in need remains highly difficult in the Far North Region and in some areas close to the border with Central Africa Republic. This results in difficulties for UNICEF and humanitarians partners to procure assistance to people in need.

08 Feb 2016 description

(New York, 8 February 2016) I am gravely concerned by reports that over 30,000 civilians have been displaced from Aleppo city and other areas in northern Syria over the past week, by heavy clashes and aerial bombardment by the Government of Syria, allied forces and armed groups. About 80 per cent of them are estimated to be women and children. We have reports that civilians have been killed and injured, and that civilian infrastructure, including at least two hospitals, has been hit.

08 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

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  • The third round of the national vaccination campaign in response to the polio outbreak started on 25 January, targeting 4.75 million children from the age of 2 months to 10 years.

  • An extensive training programme is being held for health professionals, school principals and others to reinforce the vaccination campaign to increase coverage rates. UNICEF has intensified its communications strategy to increase awareness amongst parents and schools.

08 Feb 2016 description

Since late last year, the Administration has been aggressively working to combat Zika, a virus primarily spread by mosquitoes that has recently been linked to birth defects and other concerning health outcomes. The Federal Government has been monitoring the Zika virus and working with our domestic and international public health partners to alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika; provide public health laboratories with diagnostic tests; and detect and report cases both domestically and internationally.

08 Feb 2016 description

Al menos 140 familias, 700 personas se encuentran afectadas por un movimiento en masa – agrietamiento- que se presenta en el Resguardo de Aponte, Municipio de Tablón de Gómez, habitado principalmente por indígenas de la etnia Inga. Producto del movimiento, 130 viviendas han resultado afectadas; 42 familias se encuentran albergadas en casas de vecinos y esperan recibir subsidio de arrendamiento; un número no determinado de familias se ha desplazado hacía otros lugares donde familiares (Pasto, Ipiales, entre otros).

08 Feb 2016 description

Présent au Liban depuis 1967, le CICR a mené à bien son action humanitaire à travers les différents conflits, y compris la guerre civile de 1975 à 1990. Nous nous attachons actuellement à répondre aux besoins croissants de personnes déplacées fuyant la guerre et la violence dans la région ainsi qu'à ceux des communautés qui les accueillent.

En 2015, le CICR a aidé 700 000 personnes au Liban:

Voici un aperçu du travail du CICR au Liban en 2015.

  • 309 000 patients ont été soignés dans des centres de santé soutenus par le CICR.

08 Feb 2016 description

Disease Outbreak News
8 February 2016

Between 27 and 30 January 2016, PAHO/WHO was notified of cases of Zika virus infection in Costa Rica, Curaçao, Jamaica and Nicaragua.

Costa Rica

On 27 January, the National IHR Focal Point of the United States reported of a case of Zika virus infection in a patient returning from Costa Rica.

08 Feb 2016 description

Conakry, République de Guinée. – Dans le cadre de son projet pilote d’appui au Gouvernement guinéen dans la prise en charge psychosociale et socioéconomique des survivants d’Ebola en Guinée, l’OIM lance un programme de transfert de subventions et soutien au redressement socioéconomique et psychosocial des communautés de survivants à Boké (nord-ouest du pays), où a lieu cette semaine le premier atelier de formation en médiation et gestion des conflits communautaires destiné aux survivants et aux communautés de cette préfecture.

08 Feb 2016 description

The ICRC has been present in Lebanon since 1967 and has carried out its humanitarian work through periods of conflict, including 1975-1990 civil war. Currently it is responding to the rapidly growing needs of displaced people fleeing war and violence across the region and the communities hosting them.

In 2015, the ICRC assisted 700,000 people across Lebanon:

Health Care – 309,000 people assisted:

08 Feb 2016 description

In this issue
- Cross-border Humanitarian Assistance P. 1
- Cluster Response Progression P. 2
- Cluster Response Overview P. 2
- Humanitarian Pooled Fund P. 7

Cross-border Humanitarian Assistance Overview

08 Feb 2016 description
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• UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi Visits Syria

• UNHCR Crossing lines throughout Syria

• UNHCR uses Airlifts for Emergency Planning

• Winterization Programme Continues

• Sleeping bags in Aleppo

• CBIs improving Lives in Hassakeh

08 Feb 2016 description

European Red Cross Societies are working with the ICRC to find missing family members, restore contact and reunite families.

As hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants pass through several European countries, often very rapidly, the Red Cross Societies have deployed staff and volunteers to border crossings, railway stations and other locations where migrants and refugees pass through or are accommodated.

08 Feb 2016 description

Jose Manuel Rodriguez‐Llanes, Shishir Ranjan‐Dash, Alok Mukhopadhyay and Debarati Guha‐Sapir

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08 Feb 2016 description

The situation

Following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that affected the city of Tainan near Kaohsiung city, Taiwan, the Taiwan Red Cross Organization (TRCO) has mounted an emergency response in support of ongoing efforts of the authorities. The shallow quake – with a depth of 10 kilometres – struck at 03:57h local time (UTC +8) on Saturday, 6 February 2016, when most residents were still sleeping. The quake caused considerable damage to buildings, including multi-storey residential apartments.

08 Feb 2016 description

Luanda - The Chinese government is to give a financial assistance of USD 500,000 to Angola for this African country to purchase yellow fever vaccines, aimed to fight the recent outbreak in the country.

A note from the Chinese Embassy in Angola, which reached ANGOP on Monday, states that the donation happens in response to a request from the Angolan authorities that intend to put an end to the yellow fever outbreak, which has already claimed several lives.

Last week, 38 cases of yellow fever were recorded in Luanda, ten of which ended in death.

08 Feb 2016 description

WHO is currently mapping existing R&D for Zika in order to prioritize medical products and approaches that should be fast-tracked into development. These will be reviewed by expert advisory committees as soon as possible. As of today, most research that could be useful for Zika has been carried out on other flaviviruses – such as dengue or yellow fever.

08 Feb 2016 description
report Government of Haiti

Résumé de la situation de Zika en Haïti

• Entre la 42ème semaine épidémiologique 2015 et la 4ème SE 2016,

  • 329 cas suspects de Zika ont été notifiés en Haïti.

• Stratification des cas suspects de zika par département - 100 (30,40%) dans l’Ouest, 70 (21,28%) dans le Nord, 59 (17,93%) dans l’Artibonite, 47 (14,29%) dans le Centre, 15 (4,56%) dans les Nippes, 11 (3,34%) dans le Sud Est, 11( 3,34%) dans le Sud, 6(1,82%) dans le Nord ’Est, 6 (1,82%) dans la Grand 'Anse 6 (1,82%) et 4 (1.22%)dans le Nord-Ouest.

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Syrian Civilians Suffering Large-Scale and Widespread Executions and Deaths in Detention Centres on All Sides of the Conflict

Geneva, 8 February 2016 – Over the past four and a half years, thousands of detainees have been killed while in the custody of warring parties, according to the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria.

08 Feb 2016 description

San Salvador, 03 de febrero de 2016.Antes que la Organización Mundial de la Salud ( OMS) declarara emergencia de salud pública de importancia internacional, El Salvador ya había declarado, el pasado 11 de enero, una Alerta Nacional contra el zancudo Aedes aegypti que permitió la activación temprana de 253 Comisiones Municipales de Protección Civil y 9 que progresivamente se han ido incorporando al trabajo intersectorial.