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19 Feb 2017 description
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Buta, le 19 février 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : Comme la Tshuapa, le Nord-Ubangi, la Lomami, et prochainement le Sud-Ubangi, le Bas-Uélé sera bientôt doté d’une Coordination Provinciale Lèpre-Tuberculose (CPLT). Au nom de son Gouverneur en mission, le Ministre provincial de la Santé du Bas-Uélé, Dr Floribert TEPAGE Tedende, a posé vendredi à Buta (ville située à 325 km de Kisangani) la première pierre, ordonnant ainsi le début des travaux de construction de cette CPLT.

19 Feb 2017 description

More than 8 million children in Indonesia suffer from stunted growth caused by undernutrition. That translates into a lifetime of missed opportunities as stunting increases a child’s risk for infections, delays brain development, and reduces academic achievement and earning potential. Chronic undernutrition in young children is often due to poor maternal health during pregnancy, insufficient nutrient intake, frequent childhood illness, and inadequate sanitation and hygiene. But a concerted effort is underway to promote behavioral changes that can reduce stunting.

19 Feb 2017 description
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February 19th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has opened a series of humanitarian projects with the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) in the Bekaa, Lebanon.

Also, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the Chairman of KRCS, Dr. Helal Al-Sayer, and Head of QRCS's Mission in Lebanon, Omar Katerji. Then, they visited the new projects, accompanied by the officials of both Missions.

19 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

763,363 IDPs provided with NFIs since March 2015 to February 2017

134,149 Refugees and asylum seekers provided with health services since January 2016

63,712 IDPs provided with shelter assistance since January 2016

63,067 Refugee children enrolled in education since January 2016

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

19 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

2,007,216 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) *

1,027,674 IDP returnees

724,846 recipients of NFIs since March 2015

18.8 million people in need

263,432 people reached by the Protection cluster led by UNHCR in 2016

279,211 registered refugees and asylum seekers

1,839 new arrivals to Yemeni coast since 1 January 2017

19 Feb 2017 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

At 10:03 PM on 10 February 2017, Friday, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7 shook the island of Mindanao, The epicenter is located 16 km offshore northwest of Surigao City, Surigao Strait with a depth of 10 km. The earthquake was generated by the movement of Surigao segment of the Philippine Fault. Small-magnitude earthquakes followed afterwards, and as of 6:00 AM of 18 February 2017, 210 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.

19 Feb 2017 description

Barentu, 16 February 2017- Nurse Temesgen Berhe, head of Barentu healthcare center, explained that the number of pregnant women who have been provided with efficient maternity service has been increasing along with the expansion of healthcare facilities.

Nurse Temesgen, further elaborated that the healthcare center has been offering pediatric service to children below 5 years of age, prenatal and postnatal service to pregnant women, voluntary blood test for HIV/AIDS as well as counseling service related to reproductive health.

19 Feb 2017 description

Keren, 14 February 2017- Owing to concerted prevention actions so far taken in Ashara administrative area, Hagaz sub-zone, the prevalence of malaria, has in 2016 declined by 10% as compared to that of 2015.

According to Sister Senbetu Ghebrat, head of Healthcare center in Ashera administrative area, prevalence of various communicable diseases has substantially declined while prenatal and antenatal services has shown commendable progress.

19 Feb 2017 description
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Highlights:

• Held 46 immediate assistance distribution events in various parts of the country. 324 immediate assistance packages were delivered reaching 2,959 beneficiaries (1,458 males and 1,501 females).

• Enrolled 320 victims (248 males and 72 females) and 681 family members of victims (320 males and 361 females) in psychosocial counselling.
Counselling is ongoing for 821 beneficiaries (318 victims and 503 family members).

• Provided physical therapy visits and referrals to 464 beneficiaries (338 males and 126 females).

19 Feb 2017 description

Background

Following the military operation which brought the centre of Tilkeif under Government of Iraq control on 19 January 2017, OCHA fielded an inter-cluster mission (31 January 2017) to understand and verify the most pressing needs among the civilian population.

19 Feb 2017 description
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Designed by the country’s leading healthcare institutions, with support from the World Bank, NSHIP delivers a results-based approach to improve quantity and quality of health services

  • The performance-based financing (PBF) approach has also motivated health worker performance

  • The improved quality of care has led to more patients using health centers supported by NSHIP

19 Feb 2017 description

Desde el 11 de febrero la comunidad del resguardo indígena de Santa Rosa de Guayacán de la etnia Wounaan Nonam, compuesta por 153 personas (31 familias) se desplazó al casco urbano de Buenaventura, como consecuencia del accionar y la presencia de hombres armados en el territorio (ver Flash Update No. 1), presumiblemente miembros de un Grupo Armado Posdesmovilización (GAPD).

18 Feb 2017 description

More than 290,000 people live in refugee camps in Tanzania's northwestern Kigoma District. The vast majority came from neighboring Burundi. More people cross the border every day—according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees nearly 19,000 Burundians arrived in January 2017.

18 Feb 2017 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

At 10:03 PM on 10 February 2017, Friday, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7 shook the island of Mindanao, The epicenter is located 16 km offshore northwest of Surigao City, Surigao Strait with a depth of 10 km. The earthquake was generated by the movement of Surigao segment of the Philippine Fault. Small-magnitude earthquakes followed afterwards, and as of 6:00 AM of 18 February 2017, 210 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.

18 Feb 2017 description

Due to heavy rains a state of emergency was declared for the provinces of Huarochiri, Cañete, Barranca, Yauyos, Huaral, Huaura, Oy, and Canta. The declaration indicates that response and rehabilitation will be provided to the various affected areas. The Peru Army’s Military Field Hospital is equipped with all supplies necessary to respond to the people affected by the rains and flooding and will depart this tonight to board the vessel of the Peruvian Navy ship “Eten” toward Tumbes, one of the regions most affected by the rains and that has been declared a health emergency.

18 Feb 2017 description

RESUME EXECUTIF

Depuis 2015, le Burundi est confronté à une crise atypique et qui s’inscrit dans la durée liée à la situation de crise politique et économique, aux déplacements de populations et conséquences de mauvaises conditions climatiques. Une évaluation, réalisée conjointement par le gouvernement et les agences des Nations Unies, avait identifiée six provinces prioritaires en raison de risques élevés et croissants d’insécurité alimentaire: Bujumbura Mairie, Bujumbura Rural, Cibitoke, Kirundo, Makamba et Rumonge.

18 Feb 2017 description

Face à une augmentation anormale du nombre de cas de paludismes rapportés par le Ministère de la santé publique et de la lutte contre le SIDA du Burundi, l’OMS a déployé une équipe d’investigation composée d’experts afin d’évaluer l’ampleur, les facteurs qui entretiennent les flambées persistantes depuis la 39 ème semaine de l’année 2016.

17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting escalates along Yemen’s Red Sea coast, displacing more than 34,000 people from Dhubab and Mocha

  • Food security conditions deteriorate as food and fuel prices increase

  • UN releases 2017 HRP, requesting $2.1 billion to reach 12 million people with humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS