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Highlights

  • An estimated 25 000 internally displaced persons (DOH Anbar) were reported to be stranded for three days (21 -23 May) in Bzebz bridge from Anbar side; all waiting to cross to Baghdad. Those displaced and stranded were mainly from Husaybah ALsharqiah, Khalidiah, Muthaik and Habbaniyah.

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infographic World Health Organization

OVERVIEW

Iraq is the highest risk country for polio eradication in the Middle East due to unstable security situation leading to disrupted health services and frequent mass movement (IDPs and Refugees). In 2012, World Health Assembly declared the completion of polio eradication a programmatic emergency for global public health.

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Vinícius Lisboa and Camila Bohem report from Agência Brasil Edited by: Aécio Amado / Fábio Massali / Olga Bardawil

Health Minister Arthur Chioro has again called on the population to cooperate with prevention and control efforts against the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the dengue fever. According to the minister, the number of cases of the disease still tends to rise in the country.

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report UN News Service

26 May 2015 – As teams of trekkers and Nepalese sherpas are now reaching remote, high-altitude villages with humanitarian aid, a senior United Nations development official today drew attention to the post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction needs of more than 500,000 homes and cultural heritage sites in the rural areas.

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report US Fund for UNICEF

Kigali, 23 May 2015 – More than 10,000 children who fled their homes in Burundi to find safety in neighbouring Rwanda are to be immunised against polio and measles to prevent outbreaks of the deadly diseases among both refugee populations and the communities hosting them.

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report Yemen Times

A second aid shipment carrying food and medical aid sent by the UAE Red Crescent arrived in Aden on Sunday. Yemeni officials said that the shipment weighed 460 tonnes and was delivered by sea through the port in Aden.

The UAE Red Crescent are currently distributing around 225 tonnes of food to those in need. The local designated aid coordinator said that the UAE Red Crescent had also delivered a shipment containing 1,200 tonnes of medicine and medical supplies to Aden last week.

27 May 2015 description
report Government of Peru

HECHOS:

Desde el 15 de marzo de 2015, a consecuencia de las intensas precipitaciones pluviales que se vienen presentando en la provincia de Huancabamba, se registraron deslizamientos, derrumbes e inundaciones afectando viviendas, locales públicos, vías de comunicación y áreas de cultivo en los distritos de Huarmaca, Huancabamba, Canchaque, Lalaquiz, San Miguel de El Faique y Carmen de la Frontera. CÓDIGO SINPAD: 00070020, 00069292, 00069293, 00069297, 00069296, 00070003, 00070016, 00070060, 00070002, 00069524, 00070208, 00069291.

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AFAD delivers four tons of medical supplies to Djibouti, which hosts thousands of refugees from Yemen.

Ankara, 26 May 2015 – The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority of Turkey (AFAD) continues its humanitarian relief efforts in Djibouti, where more than 150.000 displaced Yemenis are grappling with harsh living conditions. Later today, the agency will deliver four tons of medical supplies to refugee camps in the Obock area.

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report MERCY Malaysia

MISSION

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO THE NEPAL EARTHQUAKE

MERCY Malaysia deployed its first team, consisting of 7 members and a full field hospital ERU set, from Malaysia on 26th April 2015. MERCY Malaysia has been providing medical relief to those affected by the Earthquake in the town of Ipatole, Sanku through setting up a +1 Field Hospital,
Psychosocial Child Friendly Space and conducting mobile clinics in surrounding villages.

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Mataso island residents packed the beachfront, awaiting the return of family members after many weeks of separation. As the patrol boat carrying 53 of their relatives drew closer, two small boats sped out to greet the travellers, for whom this four-hour voyage across rough seas from Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila, marked the end of a much rougher two-month journey.

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A RETENIR

DENGUE : PERSISTANCE D'UNE CIRCULATION DU VIRUS SUR L'ENSEMBLE DU TERRITOIRE PENSEZ À VOUS PROTÉGER ET SURTOUT PROTÉGER VOS ENFANTS

ATTENTION: SOYEZ VIGILANT EN CAS DE FIÈVRE CHEZ LES VOYAGEURS (JUSQU'À 3 SEMAINES APRÈS) , PLUSIEURS ÉPIDÉMIES EN COURS ( ÉBOLA, MERSCOV, RRV, DENGUE...) PENSEZ À LA NOTION DE VOYAGE EN CAS DE FORTE FIÈVRE

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SYED ALI SHAH

QUETTA: A day after its launch, the second phase of an anti-polio campaign was suspended in Quetta due to security reasons on Tuesday, according to sources in the Balochistan Health Department (BHD).

An anti-polio campaign was launched in Quetta on May 20 to administer polio vaccine to more than 400,000 children below the age of five years.

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The Ministry of Health & Social Welfare (MoH) on Tuesday, May 19, commenced back pay hazard payments for the months of Oct-Dec 2014 to at least 1,587 routine healthcare workers in 13 of Liberia’s 15 counties.

With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), four Teams comprising personnel of the County Health Team (CHT), Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Ministry of Health and a bank staff have been deployed to carry out the payments across the targeted counties.

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report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1 . The present, fifteenth, report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2191 (2014), in which the Council requested me to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of those resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

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HASAN MANSOOR

KARACHI: Provincial health authorities on Tuesday confirmed the year’s first death caused by dengue virus, and identified a boy of Orangi Town as the victim.

Officials in the provincial dengue control and prevention programme said the 10-year-old boy was admitted to a private hospital on May 22 in a precarious condition and a couple of days later he died.

Dr Shakeel Aamir Mullick, who heads the dengue control and prevention programme, said the management of the private hospital where the boy died confirmed to him the dengue death on Tuesday.

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report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • At least 100 children under five have also been admitted to the hospital.

  • “We have talked all to nurses who were away to resume duty due to the high number of children being admitted each day,” he said Tuesday.

  • “I call on patients to utilise the drugs we have given them and those who feel symptoms persisting should not hesitate to pay us a visit,” he added.

By BENSON AMADALA

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Written by Joseline Ayala

Guatemala, 26 may (AGN).- Para resaltar los avances y definir los desafíos de la reducción en la desnutrición crónica en Guatemala luego de diez años de la creación del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (Sinasan), las autoridades realizaron un simposio para analizar la disminución de esa enfermedad en el país. Dicho sistema fue instalado en el país desde el año 2005 y durante este gobierno ha reducido la desnutrición aguda en un 25 por ciento.