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28 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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• From 7 to 9 June, a multi-sectoral inter-agency assessment mission was carried out in five villages in the Sub-Prefecture of Kangalom, to assess the conditions of areas of return of formerly displaced persons (around 11,000) returning to the islands. The mission recommended that urgent interventions are needed in the areas of WASH and education since there are no existing facilities.

28 Jul 2017 description

N’Djamena, 24 Juillet 2017(OMS) : Le Ministère de la santé publique, le Programme national d’éradication du Ver de Guinée-Tchad et les partenaires techniques et financiers dont l’OMS et le Centre Carter ont lancé la campagne officielle de communication intitulé : « le héros du Ver de Guinée » pour l’éradication de cette maladie au Tchad, ce samedi 22 juillet 2017 à la Maison de la femme. Cette campagne nationale a pour objectif de déceler tous les cas de ver de guinée pour leur prise en charge gratuite.

28 Jul 2017 description
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Mosul – IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, released data this week from its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) estimating some 839,118 individuals (139,853 families) remain displaced in the aftermath of heavy fighting to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

According to reports and scenes witnessed by IOM staff working in the zone this month, thousands of people remain buried under the rubble, their untold stories interred amongst the broken bricks and stones of what was once a bustling city of over 1.4 million, whose history dates back to at least 401 BC.

28 Jul 2017 description

The refugee crisis in South Sudan is one of the most alarming humanitarian situations in the world. Millions of South Sudanese are fleeing from brutal violence and extensive food insecurity. 86% of those who seek safety in neighboring countries are women and children, including at least 75,000 children who have become separated from their families, many of whom are in poor health.

28 Jul 2017 description

La sécurité alimentaire s’améliore grâce aux récoltes de la saison 2017B

Points saillants

Une amélioration relative de la sécurité dans les ménages était observée à la suite de l’avènement des récoltes de la saison culturale 2017B.

Les prix des denrées alimentaires sur les marchés connaissent une diminution mais restent très élevés par rapport à la même période de l'année dernière et à la moyenne de deux ans.

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28 Jul 2017 description

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced the UAE’s donation of USD 10 million to WHO to support its efforts in combating Cholera in Yemen, during a meeting with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) in Marmoum, on Thursday.

28 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 48,000 people receive food in Yei town.The last distribution of food was in November 2016.

  • Fall armyworm outbreak affects farms and likely to exacerbate South Sudan’s food crisis.

  • In the last 13 months, South Sudan has experienced the deadliest cholera outbreak since its independence.

  • South Sudan Humanitarian Fund allocates $28m to 90 priority projects to provide humanitarian assistance.

  • Over 9,600 IDPs and host communities receive assistance in Pading, Jonglei.

28 Jul 2017 description

As measles sweeps across Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), more than one million children have been vaccinated against the disease in a nine-month campaign by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), supporting the Ministry of Health. Since November 2016, MSF teams have also treated more than 41,000 children for the disease in Maniema, Lomami, Tanganyika, Ituri, South Kivu, and Equateur provinces.

28 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4,142 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda between the 5th and 18th of July at an average daily rate of 591. The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now stands at 994,903 and is expected to reach one million within the next few weeks if current arrival rate continues.

28 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE – L’UNICEF estime que plus de 1 million de personnes ont été contraintes de quitter leurs foyers à cause de la crise qui sévit dans la région du Kasaï en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) – faisant du Grand Kasaï une des régions avec le nombre de déplacés de population le plus élevé au monde.

Les enfants, premières victimes du conflit

28 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

PRESS RELEASE – More than 1 million people have been forced from their homes by waves of violent conflict in the Greater Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – making the region one of the largest displacement crises in the world for children.

Children bear the brunt of extreme violence

28 Jul 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

 Déclaration officielle de l’épidémie par le Ministre de la santé le 14 février 2017

 Réunion de Coordination des activités de riposte à Amtiman

 Poursuite des activités de chloration et de recherche active des cas par la district sanitaire d’Aboudeia avec l’appui financier de l’OMS

 Fin de la mission de déploiement de l’expert en Wash pour appuyer la réponse à Amtiman

 Fin des activités wash par IRW dans le Salamat prévu pour la fin du mois de juillet

28 Jul 2017 description

The families seemed to appear out of nowhere. Death and disease stalk the rural residents in this remote and lonely village, giving this drought-hit region a quiet, ghost-like feel.

On Wednesdays, though, the mobile health team arrives. Ceel-Qorrah village sees a burst of activity: mothers with children in tow begin streaming in, and once the van bearing the Red Crescent symbol pulls up, the work begins.

28 Jul 2017 description
report Sphere India

Situation in India

Floods wreak havoc in Gujarat, West Bengal and Rajasthan whereas situation improved in Assam, Odisha and Manipur during the past few days.

28 Jul 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 1.8 millions de personnes sont en insécurité alimentaire.

  • Plus de la moitié des cas attendus de MAS admis en début de Pic.

  • 26 décès enregistrés suite aux inondations.

  • 1 446 cas suspects d’hépatite E et 38 décès enregistrés.

Période de soudure : la situation alimentaire reste préoccupante

Environ 1 800 000 personnes auront besoin d’une assistance alimentaire de juin à septembre

28 Jul 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Medical sources report that cholera infection rates have dropped significantly in South Kordofan, however Kassala state is still recording fatalities and new infections.

The private cholera isolation centre of Kadugli in South Kordofan received eight new cases this week, bringing the total number of cholera cases to 63, including two deaths since the outbreak of the disease in June.

On Thursday a medical source told Radio Dabanga that the rate of cholera infection has significantly dropped in the area this week.

Kassala

28 Jul 2017 description

Humanitarian situation

  • The fighting between government forces and the Maute group in Marawi City,
    Lanao del Sur, has continued for more than two months. Recent drone footage has shown the extent of damage to many houses in Marawi City. A number of human remains in skeletal state have been recovered by the authorities, but it is feared that more have yet to be retrieved.