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16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• An estimated 1.69 million people are still internally displaced across the three north eastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Of them, 85 per cent are in Borno alone.

• Between January and June 2017, the Nigeria Immigration Service registered 19,257 Nigerian refugee returnees, including 15,036 refugee returnees returned during the recent influx from April to June.

16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The IOM DTM Round XVII (June 2017) estimates that a total of 1.69 million people are still internally displaced across the three north eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, of which 85 per cent are in Borno alone.

• Between January 2015 and 15 June 2017, the number of Nigerian returnees registered by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) with UNHCR support reached nearly 360,000 individuals.

16 Aug 2017 description
  • As of 13 August, the number of suspected cases reached the dramatic level of half a million with 503 484 reported cases and 1 975 related deaths. The number of cases might have slowed in some areas over the past couple of weeks but it is still increasing in 81 districts, notably in Lahj, Hajjah, Amran provinces showing an active epidemic throughout the country.
  • A national cholera campaign started yesterday, covering 22 governorates.
  • 20 000 teams are delivering hygiene and health messages to communities.
16 Aug 2017 description

MSF international president Joanne Liu has recently returned from a visit to Kananga city, in Kasai Central province, Democratic Republic of Congo. She shares her impressions of the ongoing crisis there.

During my recent visit to Kasai I went with our teams to a rural part of the region that has been particularly affected by violence. Villages and fields have been burned, and several mass graves have been discovered. A man approached us and said very simply, “The violence here was so terrible that we didn’t hear the birds sing for days.”

16 Aug 2017 description

Senior chief in Angola’s Lunda Norte province speaks about refugee crisis in his country

“I feel honoured by the government´s decision to host the refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in my area” says Francisco Muhangenu (50), a senior chief of Lunda Norte Province, Angola, standing between his fellow chiefs during a traditional ritual for blessing the refugee camp site. “We are the same people despite the border line which has separated us.”

16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants:

L’incidence en République Démocratique du Congo représente 94% de l’incidence globale de la région Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale. En effet, une importante épidémie est notifiée depuis plusieurs semaines en provenance du Nord Kivu.

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (10) AFP cases were detected during this week; in Deir-ez-Zor (4), Homs (2), Damascus (2), Aleppo (1), & Rural Damascus (1).

  • (44) SM cases were reported during this week; (8) from Deir-ez-Zor, and (6) from each of Damascus, Hama, and Ar-Raqqa.

The Response

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (8) AFP cases were detected during this week; in Deir-ez-Zor (3), Sweida (2), Damascus (1), Rural Damascus (1), & Hama (1).

  • The notable decrease in completeness and timeliness of reporting is due to Eid Alfiter holiday.

The Response

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (2) AFP cases were reported during this week, the two cases are from Deir-ez-Zor

  • (33) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week: from Deir-ez-Zor (12), Ar-Raqqa (7), and Damascus (5).

The Response

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (3) AFP cases were reported during this week, (2) cases from Damascus, (1) case from Aleppo

  • (65) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week: from Ar-Raqqa (18), Damascus (10), Deirez-Zor (17).

  • The notable decrease in completeness and timelines this week is due to Eid Alfitr holiday.

The Response

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (3) AFP cases were reported during this week, (2) cases from Damascus, (1) case from Aleppo

  • (62) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week: from Ar-Raqqa (15), Damascus (13), Deirez-Zor (15), and Dar’a (5).

The Response