• Over 1,000 households were visited with hygiene and cholera prevention messages in urban Juba and UN House on 22 August.
• 15,595 children and 3,522 caregivers have been reached with lifesaving messages, including mine risk education, prevention of family separation, appropriate care for children, and cholera prevention since the start of the response.
• School attendance is high in POC3, however, physical space is likely to become a concern as additional families are relocated from Tomping.
• The province of Caylloma, in Arequipa was affected by a 5,2 magnitude earthquake on Sunday August 14th at 21:58.
• The seven most affected districts are Chivay, Achoma, Coporaque, Ichupampa, Maca, Madrigal y Yanque.
• As a result, there are 1,498 uninhabitable and 1,366 affected houses.
• Water supply collapsed in two districts. Shortage of water is also registered in the other five districts.
Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced that the it organized first aid courses and of psychosocial support programs for displaced families (IDPs) at Hursham, Kourkosk and Dar Shokran camps, which is home to more than 3,000 displaced families in Erbil governorate.
Psychosocial support (PSS) has been one of the five pillars of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
As the Ebola operation gradually moves from response to recovery, there are growing experiences in terms of understanding the psychosocial needs of beneficiaries, staff, and volunteers, and in implementing psychosocial support inter-ventions for beneficiaries in the context of Ebola.
Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Haiti
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
25,892 consultations are provided to the Syrian Refugees in primary health care services
Syrian refugees still have an access to free of charge primary health care services which are provided by DoH or NGOs with support from UNHCR and other UN agencies. The handover process of camp based primary health care center (PHCC) from NGOs to DoH is ongoing. Shortage of medicines especially medicines for chronic diseases.
• The State Ministry of Health (SMoH) has reported high rates of malnutrition in West Darfur over the past few months.
• Over 200,000 people have been affected by heavy rain and flooding since early June, according to HAC.
• On 20 August, the first group of 105 South Sudanese refugees was relocated from Khor Omer to Kario camp in East Darfur.
• On 17 August, the UN held a press conference in Khartoum to mark World Humanitarian Day.
Spike in severe acute malnutrition admissions in West Darfur
Office of the Spokesperson
August 25, 2016
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced today nearly $189 million in additional humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in Yemen, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Yemen to more than $327 million in fiscal year 2016. The contribution will help meet urgent humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable people in the Middle East's poorest and most food insecure country, as well as Yemeni refugees in neighboring countries.
166 cholera cases and 19 deaths have been recorded in CAR as of 21 August. The government declared an outbreak on 10 August, although cholera was first detected on 27 July in Mourou-Fleuve village, Ndjoukou subprefecture of Kemo, located along the Oubangui River, 100km from the capital Bangui. The outbreak has since spread to Damara subprefecture (Ombella Mpoko) and to at least four arrondissements in Bangui.
Most of the affected are located along the Oubangui River, which serves as the borer with DRC. Road access to these communities is very limited due to the rainy season.
Tomorrow marks a week since pictures of Omran Daqneesh focused the world’s attention on the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo – but we are yet to see any progress on a ceasefire. Save the Children is urgently calling for a 48 hour break in fighting as a first step towards protecting civilians and delivering vital aid.
In line with UNHCR’s global Strategy for Public Health (2014 – 2018), with the support of the Gates Foundation, UNHCR started a special project to improve neonatal care focusing on low cost interventions in Jordan, Kenya and South Sudan.
25 August 2016, Juba/London: Thousands of people in South Sudan in desperate need are unable to access medical and humanitarian assistance due to ongoing fighting, the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today warned.
While MSF teams continue to treat 60,000 patients per month across the country, ongoing insecurity is causing a significant decline in access to healthcare for tens of thousands more people who are in dire need.
Since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, UNHRD has supported 6 Partners responding to the crisis by sending 452.7 MT of critical relief items, equipment and medical supplies to Djibouti and Yemen. Most recently, UNHRD dispatched 35 metric tons of medicine to Hoedida on behalf of WHO.
Since the beginning of the conflict in June 2014, UNHRD has supported Partners in sending critical relief items, equipment and medical supplies to Iraq. For the World Health Organisation (WHO) alone, over US$ 2 million worth of medicine, health kits and other supplies have been dispatched from UNHRD depots in Dubai and Brindisi.
UNHRD continues to dispatch operational equipment for its Partners, most recently supporting WFP by sending ICT equipment to Freetown in Sierra Leone.
During the worst of the crisis, UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquarters.
A total of 1,185 IDPs have relocated from the UNMISS base in Tongping to UN House since movements began on 28 July, currently relocations take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The number of IDPs relocating each week is rising, 474 IDPs have relocated in the last 7 days, compared to 381 during the previous 7 days. Cholera remains a key concern at both sites with 129 cumulative cases reported since the start of the outbreak, however case incidence is declining and there have been zero reported deaths.