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01 Oct 2016 description

Aleppo, Syria | AFP | Saturday 10/1/2016 - 13:05 GMT |

by Karam al-Masri with Maya Gebeily in Beirut

The largest hospital in rebel-held east Aleppo was bombed on Saturday for the second time in days as Syrian government forces pressed a Russian-backed offensive to retake the entire city.

Aleppo, once Syria's vibrant commercial powerhouse, is now at the heart of a major military campaign by President Bashar al-Assad's fighters and his steadfast ally Moscow.

01 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • Hostilities in eastern Aleppo continue unabated.

  • Civilian access to sufficient quantities of potable water reduced, as main water station goes out of service.

  • According to health officials 338 people were killed between 23 and 29 September. Of those killed in these dates, 106 were children.

  • Children with low chances of survival are left to die due to lack of capacity and supplies.

  • There are 5 operational hospitals remaining in eastern Aleppo city.

01 Oct 2016 description

In Kenya, high poverty, insecurity, poor health outcomes, substance abuse and low levels of education make young people, especially girls, vulnerable to a variety of risks such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Diseases (STDs), and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).

01 Oct 2016 description

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Saturday 10/1/2016 - 12:17 GMT |

At least two barrel bombs hit the largest hospital in the rebel-held side of Syria's Aleppo city on Saturday, the medical organisation that supports it said.

The facility, known as M10, had already been hit by heavy bombardment on Wednesday along with the second-largest hospital in the area in what UN chief Ban Ki-moon denounced as "war crimes."

01 Oct 2016 description

For Immediate Release

Friday, September 30, 2016

USAID Press Office

Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

30 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

30 September 2016 – The United Nations health agency today urged countries across the South-East Asia region to continue to take decisive action to prevent, detect and respond to Zika virus, following news that Thailand has confirmed two cases of Zika-related microcephaly.

30 Sep 2016 description

High-cost medicines and health technologies

The new framework on Access and Rational Use of Strategic and High-cost Medicines and Other Health Technologies will help countries identify the best policies and strategies for increasing access to these products without excessive costs to their health budgets.

30 Sep 2016 description

The Secretary-General has decided to establish an internal United Nations Board of Inquiry to investigate the incident involving a United Nations – Syrian Arab Red Crescent relief operation to Urum al-Kubra, Syria, on 19 September 2016.

30 Sep 2016 description
report REACH Initiative

The acute escalation of conflict in eastern Aleppo has resulted in civilian casualties and damage to infrastructure reaching unprecedented levels since the beginning of the Syria conflict. For the 250,000 to 275,000 people remaining in the area, humanitarian assistance and protection from the ongoing conflict is of critical need.

30 Sep 2016 description
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I. INFORMACIÓN GENERAL

Las precipitaciones registradas, las condiciones del Océano Pacífico respecto al nivel del mar por la ocurrencia de los aguajes y oleajes, las condiciones de tiempo y clima en general y la actividad volcánica, han provocado varios eventos a escala nacional, los cuales corresponden a inundaciones, deslizamientos, caídas de ceniza, entre otros, causando impactos en población, salud, infraestructura física, líneas vitales y ambiente.

30 Sep 2016 description

Sana'a, 28 September 2016— Yemen's 18-month conflict has led to depletion of health services, with more than 1900 out of 3507 health facilities in 16 governorates currently either not functioning or partially functioning, closing access to much needed essential health services to thousands of Yemeni people. The preliminary results of the WHO-supported Health Resources Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS) show the scale of damage to health facilities. Physical damage was endured in 274 health facilities (69 health facilities are totally damaged and 205 are partially damaged).

30 Sep 2016 description

Three newly opened community centers in Iraq’s Kurdistan region offer support to Yezidie women that have survived abduction and sexual assault by ISIS.

In the summer of 2014, the attack by ISIS on northern Iraq had a devastating impact on civilians, and especially on religious minorities. ISIS militia rampaged through villages demanding people either convert to Islam, pay a tax or they would be killed. For members of the Yezidie and Kakaye minority, the choices were even more limited – they would convert or die.

30 Sep 2016 description

Washington, D.C., 29 de septiembre de 2016 (OPS/OMS)- Autoridades de Salud de las Américas acordaron impulsar una nueva estrategia para controlar los arbovirus, un grupo de virus transmitidos por los mosquitos incluyendo el zika, además del dengue, el chikungunya y la fiebre amarilla.

30 Sep 2016 description

Appeal History

  • This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 25 February 2014 for CHF 1,136,640 for 12 months to assist up to 10,000 households (50,000 beneficiaries) in 10 IDPs camps in Bangui.

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 245,476 loan was allocated from the International Federation’s DREF on 23 December 2013 to support this operation.

  • Operations Update n°1 was issued on 27 March 2014 to update on the operation since its launch

  • Operations Update n°2 was issued on 14 April 2014

30 Sep 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

This Food Security crisis has been a regional crisis affecting the Sahel area, in mainly four countries - Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania and Guinea Bissau. A total of 3.55 million people needed emergency food assistance in the Sahel in 2015.

30 Sep 2016 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

The migration phenomenon has increased worldwide in recent years due to armed conflict, violence, economic crises and the desire for family reunification. It is believed that 3.4 per cent of the world's population is living outside its country of origin; this represents more than 247 million people.

30 Sep 2016 description

Bulletin d’information sur les flambées épidémiques

Le 30 août 2016, l’OMS a reçu des informations concernant des décès inexpliqués de personnes ainsi que des décès et des avortements dans le bétail au nord-ouest du Niger et dans les régions à la frontière malienne.

Du 2 août au 22 septembre 2016, 64 cas humains, dont 23 mortels, ont été notifiés dans le district sanitaire de Tchintabaraden, de la région de Tahoua, principalement peuplée d’éleveurs nomades.

30 Sep 2016 description

Disease outbreak news

On 30 August 2016, WHO received reports about unexplained deaths among humans, along with death and abortion in livestock in the North Western parts of Niger, and the areas bordering Mali.

From 2 August to 22 September 2016, 64 human cases including 23 deaths have been reported in Tchintabaraden health district in Tahoua region. The area is mainly populated by nomadic stockbreeders.