The revised hotspot woredas list (December 2016) classified 34 additional hotspot woredas as compared with the last classification which took place in July 2016. Of the 192 hotspot woredas, 67 are found in the Somali region, 43 are in Oromia, nine are in SNNP and 23 are in Afar region.
UNICEF has procured 200,000 tubes of scabies treatment cream permethrin 5 per cent, and 200,000 more tubes are in the pipeline. A total of 750,000 tubes have been procured by UNICEF since early 2016.
The trend of increased numbers of refugees and migrants on the Central Mediterranean route continues in 2017 - more than 80 per cent of all sea arrivals during the first 6 weeks of the year were registered in Italy.
Major risks confronted by refugee and migrant children and women along this route remain to be detention, extortion, gender-based violence, abuse, exploitation and drowning at sea.
Pleasing to report is the noticeable decline in cases in Tanzania – for week six, only 20 cases were reported and indeed, the daily bulletin for 19 February states that “No (0) new suspected cholera case was reported”. This is the first zero case report since the current outbreak started in August 2015!
The Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) is designed to monitor humanitarian action, conduct multisector assessments and intervene in NFI and WASH when there is no capacity on site. Currently RRM is made possible through the generous support of the CERF, Denmark, Ireland, Canada, European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), Global Thematic, OFDA, Japan, CHF and SIDA. All RRM products are available on the Humanitarian Response portal.
Le Mécanisme de Réponse Rapide (RRM) est un outil mis à la disposition de la communauté humanitaire pour garantir une veille humanitaire, réaliser des évaluations multisectorielles et intervenir en NFI et WASH lorsque les capacités nécessaires ne sont pas disponibles sur place. Actuellement le RRM est rendu possible grâce au soutien du: CERF, Danemark, Irlande, Canada, European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), Global Thematic, OFDA, CHF, Japon et SIDA.
Situation in Afghanistan
• Even though security remains a challenge, access continues to open up into more remote areas of the Far North region. Through its partners, UNICEF was able to reach displaced children on the border with Nigeria, providing them with nutrition, primary health care, education and child protection services.
In Borno, IDPs are increasingly moving out of Maiduguri to the newly accessible LGAs, mainly to safe towns and villages. It is paramount to scale up response in the areas of return.
Populations in isolated and inaccessible areas of Northeast Nigeria may be facing extreme food security situation (IPC Phase 5).
So far in 2017, more than 8,596 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were treated in Borno and Yobe States.