The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains extremely serious two years after the current crisis erupted in December 2013 . Some 2.7 million people – or more than half of the population – are in need of assistance, and over 1.2 million children now need urgent aid, according to Unicef.
FEATURE - ‘Ebola is under control!’ headlines affirmed the other week. The disease has made no new victims in Sierra Leone since the outbreak started in April 2014. But the recovery process will still take a long time: not only have people died, but the economy has been severely disrupted and survivors, especially children, are left without care or protection. Mr Siapha Kamara, CEO of our partner SEND West-Africa, tells us about the struggles of rebuilding and the heroism of his staff.
IOM health teams continue to respond to the malaria epidemic
Mobile response teams reach vulnerable populations in Jonglei’s Canal County
IOM trains IDPs on psychosocial support at the Bentiu PoC site
BANGKOK, Nov 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Myanmar military offensive against ethnic rebels in the country's east has uprooted more than 10,000 people, rights groups said, accusing the army of bombing schools and Buddhist temples, firing on civilians and raping women.
27 November 2015 – Following the flare-up of Ebola in Liberia 77 days after the outbreak was declared over, the region's top coordinator of the United Nations response to the epidemic said the three West African countries most affected by the deadly disease cannot recover from its ravages on their own.
Following the declaration by WHO on the end of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone on 7 November 2015, UNICEF continues to support the Government of Sierra Leone in ensuring that vigilance is maintained, through social mobilization efforts, systems strengthening in the areas of health, education and WASH, and support to Community Care Centers and Observational Interim Care Centers, amongst others.
The humanitarian community continues to report worsening security conditions and increasing access constraints across South Sudan. In October, the UN recorded 78 access incidents negatively affecting relief operations in South Sudan, including increasing reports of criminality in the capital city of Juba.
Gregorio Gaviola, one of the survivors of Typhoon Koppu in the Philippines, broke down in happy tears when a Tzu Chi volunteer handed him a bag filled with relief supplies.
“This is enough to sustain us for the next month." the 83-year-old said of the food and clothes.
It was a scene that, on November 11, was repeated over and over as dozens of Tzu Chi volunteers worked to distribute aid to thousands of typhoon victims in the hard-hit Nueva Ecija Province of the Philippines.
Nigerian military frees more than 400 Boko Haram captives in October and November
Food insecurity persists in Boko Haram-affected areas in northeastern Nigeria
Cameroon grants UNHAS permission to operate humanitarian flights in the north of the country
Chad extends its declared state of emergency until March 2016
In the past two weeks, no Ebola case was reported in Guinea.
Thus, the total number of confirmed cases remains at 3,351 out of which 749 children.
Guinea will be declared Ebola Free if no case is reported on 29 December 2015. As of 25 November 2015, the countdown is at day 9 over 42.
Le 25 novembre, l’OMS se joint à ses partenaires pour appeler à l’élimination de toutes les formes de violence faites aux femmes et aux filles, afin de garantir leur santé, leur bien-être et le respect de leurs droits humains.
«L’OMS condamne fermement les violences faites aux femmes et aux filles et soutient les efforts des partenaires et des pays visant à ce que ce type de comportement ne soit plus considéré comme normal. La garantie de l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes est un élément crucial de ces efforts», a déclaré le Dr Margaret Chan, Directeur général de l’OMS.
L’épidémie de rougeole connaît son premier recul grâce aux interventions des acteurs
Quand la limitation des ressources rime avec limitation des activités
Protection des civils
Plus de 180 000 personnes sinistrées par des inondations dans les provinces de la Tshopo et du Haut-Uele.
Un afflux des ressortissants du Soudan du sud signalé dans les deux Uele.
Aperçu de la situation
During the reporting period, 4 major events took place:
1) A sandstorm hit the region in early September leading health actors to activate contingency measures to prevent, cope with and respond to the health impacts of the sandstorm. For example, health partners in the North and Akkar distributed protective dust masks to refugees, participated in raising awareness on how to cope with dust and sandstorms,shared awareness guidelines and identied and referred cases in need of health care.
This Revised Emergency Appeal adjusts the budget of the Emergency Appeal, launched on 11 August 2015, from CHF 3.9 million to CHF 3.2 million and outlines implementation approaches agreed for the recovery phase. The revised appeal budget includes a provision of CHF 125,800 for shelter cluster coordination.
It was a bright sunny day at the end of October when Bibi Ayesha rushed her daughter into the emergency room in Teknaf. The girl's blood pressure had fallen but after a quick response from the medical staff, she was soon stable and ready to go back home.
"Diarrhoea or pneumonia, it doesn't matter what the medical emergency is – this is the health care facility that we come first to receive treatment," says 25-year-old mother Ayesha, comforting her daughter. "It is important to receive help when you need it."
MSF hadn’t expected to build wooden shelters in Calais. The refugees who ended up at the “Jungle” site didn’t expect to stay for long. Calais was to be just one phase of their journey, but it has become nearly impossible to continue on to England. With winter approaching, MSF will provide shelters to protect them from the cold, in collaboration with a project initiated by volunteers.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
“Je les vois pendant juste quelques minutes, les examine, les soigne, et ils partent. Mais je me souviendrai de chacun d’entre eux toute ma vie. Leurs histoires, leurs sourires, leurs souvenirs…” témoignait en octobre Maria Louvrou, infirmière de la Croix-Rouge Hellénique.