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27 Mar 2017 description

Kabul, 26 March, 2017- The Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan today launched the first spring round of National Immunization Days (NIDs) for polio eradication in 2017. The campaign which will take place from 27-31 March is the first national campaign in 2017. More than 8.8 million children under the age of five will be vaccinated against polio and more than 7.9 million aged 6 months to 5 years will be given vitamin A tablets. The campaign will cover all provinces, except Bamyam, Daikonda and Ghor provinces due to cold weather.

27 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

404,226 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 28 February 2017

FUNDING

USD 214.5 million Requested by UNHCR for the overall Burundi Situation in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Burundi: UNHCR in Burundi is continuing its border and protection monitoring activities in return areas, as well as preparing for potential voluntary returns in light of the tripartite that will be organized with Tanzanian authorities in March.

26 Mar 2017 description

By Hanif Samoon

At least six more infants died in Tharparker over the weekend due to various waterborne diseases and malnutrition, raising the death toll in the desert region to 72 since January this year, a district official told Dawn.

According to the official figures shared by District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Chandar Lal in Mithi, out of the 72 deaths, around 90 per cent of the deaths were reported from the only government hospital in the district headquarters.

26 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· With 17.1 million food-insecure people in Yemen - 7.3 million of them in need of emergency food assistance to survive – the country is currently on the brink of famine. 462,000 children under 5 are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition and require immediate assistance.

26 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Number of children injured, recruited in Yemen conflict nearly doubles in one year

SANA'A, 27 March 2016 – After two years of brutal conflict, families in Yemen are increasingly resorting to extreme measures to support their children, said UNICEF in a report released today as the war in the Middle East’s poorest country enters its third year.

26 Mar 2017 description

The UNDAC Team in Lima prepares this report. It is developed in collaboration with the partners from the Humanitarian Country Team. It covers the period from March 19th to 22th, 2017. The next report will be published around March 26th, 2017

Summary

  • 2 departments have been declared under state of Emergency due to the impact of rainfall and one due to imminent danger after the gradual increase in the flow of Amazonian rivers. The state of Emergency covers 748 counties from 1800.

26 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Cifras a nivel nacional

  • Se han desplegado más de 24 mil efectivos a nivel nacional, a las diferentes zonas de emergencia, afectadas por las lluvias, informó el Comando Conjunto de las Fuerzas Armadas.

  • Asimismo, se han desplegado más de 44 aeronaves entre aviones y helicópteros.

  • En tanto, se ha transportado más de 1’116,58 toneladas de carga.

26 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Intensa jornada médica cuenta con el apoyo de voluntarios de centro privado

17:07. Lima, mar. 25. Atendiendo las necesidades médicas del pueblo de Carapongo en Huachipa, el presidente ejecutivo de EsSalud, Gabriel Del Castillo, dispuso la instalación inmediata de un segundo punto de atención médica del Hospital Perú en la zona de Vallecito Anexo 12.

Informó, en tal sentido, que también en Santa Rosa de Carapongo se cuenta con el valioso apoyo de profesionales de la salud del sector privado, que, de manera voluntaria, se han unido al equipo de EsSalud.

26 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

18:00. Lima, mar. 25. Dos nuevos albergues temporales fueron instalados hoy por la Municipalidad de Lima en la zona este de la capital, los que tendrán, inicialmente, una capacidad para albergar a 250 damnificados por las lluvias y huaicos, contando además con abastecimiento de agua, atención médica y seguridad.

Uno de ellos es el ubicado en la Asociación Huerta Granja El Ayllu en Cajamarquilla, distrito de Lurigancho Chosica, que tendrá la capacidad de alojar a 23 familias damnificadas.

26 Mar 2017 description
report Redhum

Perú, 25 de Marzo 2017
Fuente: Prensa Latina

Lima, 25 mar (PL) Cuba ofreció hoy a Perú el envío con celeridad de una brigada médica para brindar ayuda de emergencia a la población afectada por las torrenciales lluvias que devastan diversas regiones de este país, informó la embajada cubana.

26 Mar 2017 description

Más de 40 toneladas de artículos de socorro de primera necesidad enviados por la Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja (FICR) llegaron a Lima el día de hoy. El vuelo es el primer cargamentos de ayuda internacional enviado por una organización humanitaria.

La ayuda consta de kits de cocina, kits de agua y saneamiento, bidones, láminas protectoras resistentes a las lluvias y equipos de tratamiento de agua; que serán entregados a las personas afectadas por la emergencia como parte de las acciones de respuesta de la Cruz Roja Peruana.

26 Mar 2017 description

Inundaciones- Actualización: Lluvias ligeras continúan en la sierra central, afectando a Andahuaylas y Ayacucho. Hay una alerta amarilla a nivel nacional y alerta roja en Tumbes, Piura y Lambayeque con emergencias declaradas en Cajamarca, La Libertad, Ancash, Ica, Lima, Tumbes, Piura y Lambayeque. Actualmente hay 29 establecimientos de salud inoperativos y un hospital de campaña instalado. Se ha realizado la fumigación de 252,081 viviendas y control larvario de 261,976 viviendas.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 18th

Highlights

  • Food is the top priority need and there is insufficient access to staple foods in the market.

  • Markets and shops are semifunctional, with some items available, however due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 21th

Highlights

  • While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, very high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, food is reported as a top community need followed by cash and jobs.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 21th

Highlights

  • WASH needs are deemed the top priority need by most informants, a reflection of the limited access to clean drinking water for the neighborhood’s residents.

  • Informants note that access to electricity is one of the top priorities, with the current electrical network destroyed.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 21th

Highlights

  • While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, very high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor and food is listed as a top priority need of residents along with cash and jobs.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 19th

Highlights

  • While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor and food is listed as the top priority need of residents.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 19th

Highlights

  • While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, very high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor and food is listed as a top priority need of residents.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 22th

Highlights

  • WASH needs are deemed the top priority need by informants, a reflection of the limited access to clean drinking water for the neighborhood’s residents.