AT A GLANCE - UPDATE
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1: Provide life-saving food and nutrition assistance to vulnerable communities affected by drought.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2: Secure access to basic services for vulnerable populations.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3: Ensure continuous linkage to resilience and early recovery agenda.
PEOPLE IN NEED: 4.3 m
PEOPLE TARGETED: 3.1 m
REQUIREMENTS (US$) 352m
KEY HUMANITARIAN NEEDS
High levels of acute malnutrition
Poor access to basic services
22 septembre 2016 – Devant l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, le Président du Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, a affirmé que son pays avait renoué avec « les valeurs cardinales qui fondent la démocratie et l'état de droit » et a appelé à soutenir les efforts en faveur de la « recherche de la paix et de l'enracinement de la démocratie en Afrique ».
Assessments of the nutritional status of people living with HIV for the identification of those who need support are almost complete.
WFP assisted 21,000 children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) through its targeted supplementary feeding programme (TSFP) in the four districts with the highest rates of MAM.
Under WFP’s Food for Assets activities, participants in two districts received food assistance for the rehabilitation of cocoa, coffee and oil palm plantations and cocoa out-plating.
GENEVA - African countries increased investments in the Global Fund as global health partners seek to galvanize all sources of funding to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics, and to build resilient and sustainable systems for health.
An extension of WFP’s Development Project until December 2016 is under approval. In this frame, WFP is currently developing a resource mobilization strategy and a communication plan.
The prices of the main food staples have started to decrease due to new harvested maize in the southern Region of the country since last month, helping to improve the access of rural poor people to food.
London, UK 19th September 2016 – Donors met at the fifth replenishment conference of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on 16-17 September in Montreal, Canada to pledge US$12.9 billion to fight the three targeted diseases. This historic financial commitment will contribute to saving eight million lives between 2017 and 2019, as governments, civil society and the private sector aim to accelerate progress against these killer diseases.
17 September 2016 – Praising the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as a model of partnership that brings together people and development partners, governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by diseases, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said such broad cooperation is also the key to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
MONTREAL – At the launch of the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment, donors pledged over US$12.9 billion for the next three years, demonstrating extraordinary global commitment toward ending the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria for good.
Hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who stressed youth engagement as a key to success in global health, the conference welcomed significantly increased pledges from several donors. Canada increased its own contribution by 23 percent, many new partners pledged for the first time, and private sector contributions more than doubled.
MONTREAL - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today welcomed the first contribution by Qatar to the partnership, a pledge of US$10 million to support the Global Fund's goal of ending epidemics of AIDS, TB and malaria for good.
MONTRÉAL – Le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme a salué aujourd’hui la première contribution du Qatar à son partenariat, une promesse de 10 millions de dollars US à l’appui de l’objectif du Fonds mondial d’en finir pour de bon avec les épidémies de sida, de tuberculose et de paludisme.
This week world leaders meet in Montreal to renew their financial commitments to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the largest international agency fighting the three diseases. Despite major progress, these epidemics still cause three million deaths every year. The actions taken by these leaders will be the first test of their resolve to end the epidemics by 2030 – a centrepiece of the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted just a year ago. There are no shortcuts to end the epidemics.
With renewed access to the Logone and Chari department in the Extreme North, bordering both Nigeria and Chad, and hosting 60% of the IDP population in Cameroon, UNICEF has received additional funds to address some of the Child Protection and Education needs.
The crisis in the East region of Cameroon has been largely forgotten, particularly with regards to child protection needs.
Additionally, there are currently 84,585 refugee children from CAR who do not have access to education (UNHCR).
UNAIDS and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation hosted a high-level Congressional briefing in the United States Senate to increase momentum around an ambitious Super-Fast-Track framework—Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free. The initiative, which was launched by UNAIDS, the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and partners in June 2016, outlines a set of time-bound targets to reach in order to stop new HIV infections among children, prevent new HIV infections among adolescents and young women and ensure access to antiretroviral treatment.
WHAT IS EL NIÑO / LA NIÑA AND WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS?
• El Niño refers to a pattern of unusually warm water stretching across the surface of the Pacific Ocean. It typically occurs every 3-7 years.
• La Niña is characterized by lower-than-normal air pressure over the Western Pacific. These low-pressure zones can contribute to increased rainfall and flooding.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in Malawi. Provisional results from the national TB prevalence survey completed in 2014 showed a higher TB prevalence of 1014/100,000 compared to the previous estimated prevalence of 373/100,000 by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Bangladesh remains a low HIV prevalence country. A total of 3,674 cases of HIV have been registered, however, the estimated number of people living with HIV is around 9,500. Social and economic factors could trigger a dramatic rise in the number of new HIV infections unless appropriate strategies and actions are urgently taken.
Latin America and the Caribbean is a diverse region and does not follow a single pattern of development. This Report is separated into two volumes which share the same narrative: the Regional Human Development Report – the first volume – covers the entire region, while deepening the analysis on Latin America; and this current Caribbean Human Development Report – the second volume – approaches the multidimensional challenges of sustainable development and human progress taking into consideration the particularities of the Caribbean.
Harare, 12 September 2016 - The Embassy of Canada in Zimbabwe and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) have convened a multi-stakeholders meeting, including of Government, development partners, civil society and partners to dialogue on ending AIDS in the country.
As of 18 August, Mahama refugee camp has officially surpassed 50,000 refugees. It currently hosts 50,013 Burundian refugees, making it the largest refugee camp in Rwanda, more than twice the size of the country’s largest Congolese camp (Kiziba Camp, at 19,000 refugees).