Rescue after nearly 9,000 attempt treacherous crossing from Libya to Italy in four days. The new mother with her newborn baby in her arms, just before being taken to a fast boat to receive medical care in Malta.
Save the Children’s medical team safely delivered a baby girl last night on board the charity’s rescue ship in the Mediterranean, The Vos Hestia. The newborn baby, along with her mother and another heavily pregnant woman who had set out from Libya have now been taken by fast boat to receive care in Malta.
Nasarawa, 27 June 2017 - The Nasarawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NAPHDA) has adopted instruments of World Health Organization (WHO) accountability framework to improve efficiency of the health workforce and instill a culture that makes personnel highly responsible. The framework, which rewards outstanding performance, also sanctions staff members with dwindling outcomes.
- At the start of the year, IOM was conducting an average of 1,000 consultations per week. At the height of the latest escalation in fighting in April, that number more than doubled. IOM responded by recruiting more clinical staff and mobilizing resources to cover the increased needs.
In 2016, ActionAid and those it works alongside – people living with poverty and injustice, their communities, and other organisations and allies – achieved important changes and victories in the struggle for social justice, poverty eradication and gender equality. Inspiring examples of people-led change included female paralegals successfully combatting harmful traditional practices in communities in Nigeria and women-led emergency response to the devastation of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti (see the photo stories).
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
- Uncertain prospects for 2017 cereal production
- Cereal imports in 2017/18 marketing year anticipated at record level
- Cereal prices eased in May pressured by high import levels
Uncertain prospects for 2017 cereal production
Chimanimani district in Manicaland Province to the east of Zimbabwe is a very mountainous region with abundant avocado and banana farms. While these mountains provide some breathtaking views of the landscape, for Village Health Worker Erisi Muchini, it means having to sometimes walk for hours uphill from one house visit to another within her catchment area of Ward 21 in Muchini Village.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
- Cereal production anticipated to increase in 2017
- Cereal imports forecast to decline in 2017/18 marketing year
- Cereal prices unchanged in early June
Cereal production anticipated to increase in 2017
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed over a fresh incident of forced returns of refugees from Cameroon into northeast Nigeria. This follows similar incidents earlier in the year, and more recently, repeated warnings that refugees are returning to a dangerous situation in which conditions do not yet exist to make returns safe and sustainable.
The Commonwealth is hosting an online discussion on education for migrants and refugees for the first time on its Education Hub.
‘Education for Migrants and Refugees’ is the latest ‘eDiscussion’ topic on the Hub and has invited submissions from more than 800 education policymakers and professionals from across the 52 Commonwealth countries. It seeks to find ways to educate millions of displaced people facing some of the most challenging conditions.
By Delawit Mesfin, Communications Officer, Danish Refugee Council @DRC_dk
Standard case definition for case detection- focus on Cholera
In the Epi-week ending 25th June 2017, the Cholera outbreak in Kwara state continued with a total of 1,429 suspected cases reported as at 20th June 2017. Nine cases out of this have been laboratory confirmed. Ten deaths have been recorded so far, with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.69%. The number of affected Local Government Areas (LGAs) still remains four.
Norwegian People’s Aid is proud to announce that we have finished clearing mines at the Mozambique – Tanzania border. After more than 20 years of humanitarian demining, the country has declared itself mine-free.
Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) was one of the first humanitarian demining operators in Mozambique, and has been instrumental part of this victory, says Programme Manager for Norwegian People’s Aid in Mozambique, Afedra Robert Iga.
In East Africa, DEC aid agencies are working around the clock to respond to the deepening crisis caused by ongoing conflict and drought. While lives are being saved, the number of those in need of humanitarian assistance is increasing due the severity of the crisis – from 22 million people across South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia three months ago when the DEC appeal launched to 23 million today.
Heavy rain has been affecting Pakistan over the past days, causing floods.
According to local media, as of 29 June at 8.00 UTC, at least nine people were killed and dozens were injured in the districts of Jhang (Punjab province), Dera Bugti (Balochistan province). An estimated 1 000 people were displaced in the district of Chitral (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province).
New study shows severe malnutrition rates are soaring in nearly half the surveyed districts
More than 20,000 children across nine districts in Somalia risk starving to death in a few months unless the international community continues to provide life-saving aid to the drought-stricken country, Save the Children is warning.
Juba, South Sudan, 29.06.2017
The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR in cooperation with the Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA), organised in Juba a two-day workshop with government officials in a bid to sensitise them on human rights and refugee protection. The 45 participants included representatives of the local Governments, County Commissioners, law enforcement authorities from the police and immigration, national security services, judiciary, the Human Rights Commission, CRA and UNHCR field offices.
- Despite improvements in water and pasture availability in most areas as a result of the Gu rains, the food and nutrition security situation in Somalia remains dire.
- WFP requires USD 308 million in order to continue providing relief assistance and lifesaving nutrition services to the most vulnerable people in drought affected areas for the next six months.