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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!
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
• Completeness for weekly reporting was 34% IDSR sites and 68% for the IDP sites.
• Malaria remains the leading cause of morbidity in nonconflict areas and IDPs. Transmission in most counties that had experienced upsurge in cases has reduced to expected ranges.
• 10 new measles cases reported from Wau PoC during the week.
Measles IgM positive cases confirmed in Aweil South (4); Gogrial West (4); and Wau PoC (4). 7 Rubella IgM positive cases in Wau PoC.
IOM/UNHCR: Yemen’s Brutal Conflict Pushing One Million Displaced to Return to Danger
Yemen - Unabated conflict and rapidly deteriorating conditions across Yemen are pushing millions of displaced Yemenis further into danger and adversity, IOM, the UN Migration Agency and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warned today, following the release of the latest data on the country’s displacement crisis.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Drought has displaced more than 135,000 people inside Somalia since November, according to data compiled by UNHCR, the Norwegian Refugee Council and community based organizations. Swift and substantial action and adequate funding are becoming urgently needed to avoid famine and a repeat of 2011, when some 250,000 people died, more than half of them aged under five years.
During January 2017, the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) handled 5,787 calls. Top three caller locations in January were Ninewa (21%), Erbil (18%) and Dahuk (13%).
While an increasing amount of territory in Northeast Nigeria has become accessible to humanitarian workers, suicide bombings and attacks against civilians persisted during the reporting period. Violence in the northeast has caused massive displacement and at the same time restricted movement, disrupting food supplies and hindering access to basic services. People affected by violence in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe, and neighbouring Bauchi, Taraba, and Gombe States are in urgent need of life-saving humanitarian assistance.
Facts & Figures
Estimated number of people in need of humanitarian aid*: 3,8 million
Casualties*: 23.000 injured 9,800 killed*
EU emergency and early recovery assistance: € 399 million
European Commission’s own humanitarian aid: € 88.1 million
EU Member States humanitarian aid: €133.9 million
Projects implemented in 2016 from Commission's own funding have directly helped half million Ukrainians.
*OCHA February 2017
** OHCHR February 2017
De nouveaux déplacements de populations enregistrés dans le nord du pays
Accès humanitaire : 68 incidents enregistrés en 2016
Les enfants sont les plus touchés par les mines et autres explosifs de guerre
Augmentation du nombre de cas rapportés de violences basées sur le genre
Nb. de PDI (rapport CMP, 31déc. 2016) 36 690
Nb. de réfugiés dans les pays voisins (rapport CMP, 31déc. 2016) 138 811
SANA'A, 20 February 2017—A nationwide polio immunization campaign was launched today in Yemen by national health authorities with support from WHO and UNICEF, aiming to immunize 5 019 648 children under the age of 5.
More than 40 000 health workers are taking part in the 3-day campaign. In addition, religious and local council’s officials, as well as health educators are also mobilizing support for the campaign. High-risk groups, such as internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees, will also be reached.
New displacements registered in the north of the country
Humanitarian access: 68 incidents recorded in 2016
Children are the most affected by mines and explosive remnants of war
Increase in the number of reported cases of genderbased violence
Nearly 2000 new displacements due to conflicts in the north
Avalanche kills seven near Lowari Tunnel
NDMA prepares framework for vulnerable, low-income communities
Wind, rain, heat: Health risks grow with extreme weather
Babies starving as food runs low in Pakistan's drought-hit Tharparkar district
CM approves shifting of eight ATCs from Clifton to Central jail
Sindh govt fails to provide adequate security in Sehwan, says MQM, PMLF
Punjab sends summary to federal government for Rangers’ deployment
- Low rainfall amount was received in some parts of the county during the third week of the month. It was a poor start of the off-season rains.
- Pasture and browse condition is poor in most areas. The condition is below normal.
- The state of water is inadequate in main water sources in most areas. The situation is below normal.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
There was a reduction in the number of AWD/Cholera cases and deaths reported across the country from 913 cases and 10 deaths in week 5 to 854 cases and 9 deaths in week 6
A total of 854 AWD/Cholera cases and 9 deaths (CFR 1.1%) were reported during week 6 (6th to 12th February) from 31 districts in 8 regions. Of the 854 AWD cases reported, 198 cases were reported from Baidoa which represents 23% of the total cases
New cases were reported and laboratory confirmed from Kismayo in Lower Jubba region
20 février 2017 – La Directrice exécutive du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), Ertharin Cousin, et le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, Filippo Grandi, ont exprimé lundi leur préoccupation concernant les graves pénuries d'aide alimentaire qui affectent environ deux millions de réfugiés situés dans 10 pays africains notamment dans la Corne de l'Afrique.
République Centrafricaine : en 2016, des milliers d'enfants malnutris ont été traités
En RCA, à travers notre délégation à Bangui, nos sous-délégations à Bangui (dédiée aux opérations à l'Ouest du pays), Kaga Bandoro, Bambari et Ndélé ainsi que notre bureau à Birao, nous avons pu faciliter l'accès aux soins de santé en urgence ainsi que l'accès à l'eau.
Nigeria: Hundreds of thousands received food and assistance in 2016
Armed conflict in North East Nigeria has displaced more than 2 million people and had damaging consequences for over 1.5 million people hosting them. The situation, in humanitarian terms, has been made worse by communal clashes in the Middle Belt region and the armed violence in the Niger Delta states.