The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) approved US$3.14 million to commence immediate, life-saving humanitarian interventions. This funding will enable the World Food Programme and UNICEF to provide food and emergency water and sanitation services to 95,000 of the most vulnerable people.
A nutrition Rapid SMART revealed Acute Malnutrition of 3.1% and Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) of 2.5%, with all severe cases having oedema in the Hhohho and Lubombo low veld areas.
The situation in Taiz remains critical, with some of the heaviest and most sustained fighting in the country. An increase in fighting in March resulted in the treatment of over 1,000 war wounded alone. Access in and out of the city remains restricted and dangerous for civilians and humanitarian actors.
Johannesburg, 29 April 2016 – According to the new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the prevention, treatment and care of HIV and Hepatitis, all 26 million people currently living with HIV in the African Region are now eligible for antiretroviral treatment (ART). This is more than double the number of the current 11 million on treatment.
The security situation continued to deteriorate throughout March with intense armed clashes in Donetsk, Horlivka and Mariupol areas in particular. This had a negative impact on the water and electricity supply to vulnerable people in eastern Ukraine; the number of causalities has also increased.
ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire - The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today approved a Strategy 2017-2022 to maximize impact, strengthen systems for health, promote and protect human rights and gender equality, and mobilize additional resources.
GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS
• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.
• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.
169,970 Personnes Déplacées Internes.
72,727* Réfugiés vérifiés et préenregistrés par le HCR depuis Mai 2013.
56,875 Réfugiés vivant au camp de Minawao.
4,404 Nouveaux arrivés enregistrés par le HCR depuis Janvier 2016.
*Ce chiffre comprend 15 852 réfugiés identifiés hors camp à l’issue de l’exercice de profilage.
USD 56, 361,252 Requis par les agences et les partenaires pour couvrir l’ensemble des besoins dans le cadre du « 2015 Refugee Response Plan »
The protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) requires new contributions urgently to avert possible pipeline breaks. WFP has prioritized general distributions and nutrition interventions for the refugees, to stretch available food stocks.
For the school feeding programme under the development operation, new contributions are required soon for WFP to deliver food before the beginning of the new school year, which starts in September.
El Niño is fuelling a global food security crisis, with more than 60 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, this number will increase as further assessment details emerge. Although the El Niño event is subsiding, its impacts will be felt for months to come and food insecurity will deteriorate.
El Niño threatens decades of development progress by making communities less able to absorb and adapt to a changing climate. Resilience needs to be at the centre of the El Niño response to curb long term impact.
Début février, le Coordonnateur Humanitaire a alloué US$ 960 000 au Programme Alimentaire Mondial pour les besoins alimentaires d’urgence des personnes déplacées, retournées et des familles d’accueil vulnérables dans la zone de Miriki au Nord Kivu.
Entre janvier et mars 2016 et sur financement du Fonds Humanitaire :
613 305 repas chauds ont été préparés et distribués à 3 245 réfugiés centrafricains nouvellement arrivés dans les centres de transit du Nord et Sud Ubangi ;
To combat escalating malnutrition rates, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), is funding WFP and UNICEF to ensure comprehensive nutrition treatment services are available for children and pregnant/breastfeeding women at health facilities in 25 districts affected by the current food insecurity in Malawi. In districts with high incidences of HIV and tuberculosis (TB), malnutrition treatment services are also offered to malnourished adults.
The School Feeding Programme faces critical shortfalls from May 2016 onwards.
In March, food assistance was provided for 14,389 CAR refugees.
In March, food assistance was also provided for 3,296 DRC refugees.
The Swaziland Drought Rapid Assessment Report was published and estimates maize production of 33,000 mt (a 64 per cent reduction compared with past season) and that 320,000 people are requiring immediate food assistance.
An IR-EMOP to target 70,000 people with one month of food assistance has been approved. WFP has also received USD 2.8 m from the UN emergency response funding window (CERF). This will allow to continue the assistance for another three months. Substantial gaps in funding remain.
La région englobe 25 pays, dont la plupart compte une population relativement faible. Leurs taux moyens de prévalence sont relativement faibles par rapport à l’Afrique australe. Cependant, la plupart de ces pays peinent à offrir un TAR à ceux qui en ont besoin - un échec qui se traduit par un taux excessif de mortalité et de morbidité, et qui limite leur capacité à freiner la propagation de la maladie.
Brussels – Globally agreed goals to curb the HIV epidemic by 2020 will not be met unless the HIV response is drastically accelerated in West and Central Africa, where people living with HIV continue to suffer needlessly and die silently, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned in a new report released today.
19 April 2016
The co-facilitators of the 2016 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, Patricia Mwaba Kasese-Bota, Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations, and Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations, have released the zero draftof the _2016 Political Declaration: on the Fast-Track to end AIDS in the age of sustainable development._
WFP Honduras has one of the largest and expanding Cash Based Transfer portfolios in the Latin American region. Beyond the relief and recovery operation, CBT are now also enhancing food assistance in climate change adaptation and mitigation activities.
HARARE — As Zimbabwe celebrates 36 years of independence, health experts, economists, government officials and ordinary Zimbabweans agree that the health system is in bad shape, hindering the enjoyment of the right to health as enshrined in the country’s constitution.
Dilapidated infrastructure, lack of machinery and drugs, brain drain, inhibitive costs and strikes by medical personnel are some of the challenges bedeviling the health sector.
Nairobi, 16 April 2016 – With another season of inadequate rainfall, missed plantings, and failed harvests, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is warning that the number of families dependent on food aid across southern Africa will most certainly increase in the coming months.
An estimated 28 million people are currently food insecure across the region. That figure is expected to increase to 49 million before the end of the year.