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From December 2016 to April 23, 2017, 25 pregnant women died due to acute liver failure caused by hepatitis E in the main maternal and pediatrics health center in Diffa, Niger
In Zambia, spreadsheets, paper registries and phone calls were once the only way for staff in the Ministry of Health, based in the capital Lusaka, to know if district and provincial health facilities and warehouses had adequate supply of vaccines. Since none of the supply registries were connected to the national warehouse, reporting was never timely.
Situation summary in the Americas
Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 16 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.
The following is an update on the situation in Brazil and Peru.
• En una primera etapa se enfocará en fortalecer tres principales ejes: salud y nutrición materna e infantil; desarrollo infantil temprano, y protección de las niñas, niños y adolescentes.
• 20 por ciento de las niñas y niños de México nacen en hospitales del ISSSTE
Lima, 25 de abril del 2017.- Como parte de su compromiso y apoyo al Estado Peruano, el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia, UNICEF, está enviando diversos suministros a las zonas afectadas de la región Piura.
En esta región más de 45,000 niños y niñas menores de 5 años se encuentran afectados y damnificados por la emergencia. En una situación como ésta, la falta de agua segura y las condiciones inadecuadas de saneamiento aumentan los riesgos de enfermedades como la diarrea, especialmente en los niños y niñas más pequeños.
25 April 2017 – WHO and the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination of Pakistan conducted an intensive house-to-house investigation over the past few weeks to confirm an outbreak of chikungunya fever in Balochistan province in Pakistan where it has been reported for the first time.
Geneva, Switzerland, 25 April 2017
Mr. Chair, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) would like to thank OCHA, the esteemed Governments of Sweden and Switzerland for organizing today’s landmark event on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. UNFPA is honored to participate in this event.
The present Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) was prepared on the basis of financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2017/01000 (Worldwide Decision) and the related General Guidelines for Operational Priorities on Humanitarian Aid (Operational Priorities). The purpose of the HIP and its annex is to serve as a communication tool for ECHO's partners and to assist in the preparation of their proposals. The provisions of the Worldwide Decision and the General Conditions of the Agreement with the European Commission shall take precedence over the provisions in this document.
In two districts in Nepal, in one afternoon, two girls’ lives changed when the earth shook. In the Okhaldhunga district, seven-year-old Nirmala became trapped beneath a collapsed wall. While in the Sindhupalchok district, seven-year-old Khendo was buried under the rubble of her house.
In World Immunisation Week, George Akor, Advocacy & Policy Adviser for Save the Children in Nigeria, describes how we’re supporting one local community in northern Nigeria to get children life-saving immunisation.
For Mustapha Kwando, the days leading up to the delivery of routine immunisation services are busy ones. Setting out through the dusty streets of Ruwan Bore village in Nigeria’s Zamfara state, he carries with him only the most basic of tool to fight childhood diseases – a megaphone.
Since 17 October 2016, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) have been engaged in an operation to recapture the city of Mosul from Armed Groups (AGs). The entire Eastern bank of Mosul has been under ISF control since January 2017, after which Iraqi forces have been engaged in ongoing military operations to retake the rest of the city.
ABU DHABI, 25th April, 2017 (WAM) -- A ship carrying 4,259 tonnes of relief items from the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, left the UAE on Tuesday for Berbera Port in Somalia to support the people who have been displaced and affected by famine and to enhance their humanitarian situation.
The aid, which is worth AED10.3 million, includes food, shelter materials, clothes, blankets, mattresses, and children's health supplies.
The hospital opened by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Qayyarah, Iraq, last December is around 35 miles (60 km) south of Mosul. Distant enough not to hear the sounds of airstrikes and rocket fire, but sufficiently close for the wounded to be brought in when medical facilities nearer the front line are no longer able to cope.
On February 18, the Iraqi army launched an offensive with the support of the U.S.-led coalition to retake west Mosul, the part of the city still under control of the so-called Islamic State.
Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il couvre la période du 4 au 18 avril 2017. Le prochain rapport sera publié vers le 25/4/2017.
L’existence de groupes d’autodéfense dans le sud Irumu fragilise la protection des civils
La présence de chenilles légionnaires risque de plonger Bondo et Aketi dans l’insécurité alimentaire
Aperçu de la situation
GENEVA, 25th April, 2017 (WAM) -- The United Arab Emirates, UAE, on Tuesday donated US$100 million to support Yemen during 2017, and vowed unwavering support for the Yemeni people.
The donation was announced by Sultan Mohammed Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs, during the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, held in Geneva, Switzerland.
Severe drought is devastating communities in Somalia dependent on livestock and agriculture, leading to increasing concerns of massive hunger across the country.
The Australian Government will provide an additional $110 million over three years in humanitarian and stabilisation assistance for Iraq. This funding will help combat the Islamist terrorist group ISIS.
ISIS has now lost over 60% of the territory it once held in Iraq. More than two million people were liberated from its grasp in 2016. But there is more to be done.