UNICEF is deeply concerned about the intensification of violence in Yemen. Another attempt at a humanitarian pause failed, leaving humanitarian partners unable to scale up implementation in hard to reach areas and further preventing many families from accessing urgently needed basic services.
• Kasai Occidental: In May and June 2015, the humanitarian community noticed a new influx of expelled Congolese living illegally in Angola. The total number of deportees is 21,804. Around 12,000 people returned to DRC through the territory of Tshikapa and 9,839 through the territory of Luiza. A response plan has been prepared by the humanitarian team but is underfunded.
• North Kivu: Clashes between armed groups resulted in the displacement of more than 15,000 households in total.
As of 29 July 2015, a total of 1,429 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 2.94%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,314 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.12%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 115 cases including one death (CFR 0.87%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.
UNICEF successfully conducted the Social Mobilization activities for the Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign which included a rapid screening of children
To decongest mass shelters, authorities designated additional space in Nyaragusu camp as a residence area. This area, named Zone 8, will accommodate up to 9000 people.
UN agencies adopted 150,000 as a new planning figure of refugees expected to reach Tanzania in the Emergency Response Plan.
- Overview of Rajanpur Humanitarian Development network (RHDN)
Rajanpur Humanitarian Development network (RHDN) is a network of 10 Local Ngos of Rajanpur working on different sectors. RHDN member organizations outreach is about 44 union councils of whole District’s 03 Tehsils. RHDN is working with the close coordination of District Government Rajanpur. Details of partners NGOs (See ANNEX 01)
The recently concluded International Conference on Africa’s fight against Ebola held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea focuses on Africa helping Africans in the Ebola Recovery and Reconstruction and attracted AU Foreign Affairs Ministers, Ministers of Health, Heads of States.
24 July marked one year since a child was last paralyzed by wild poliovirus in Nigeria. Final laboratory results on all specimens for the full 12 month period are expected by September 2015, which, if clear for poliovirus, may lead to Nigeria being removed from the list of polio-endemic countries. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative commends the hard work of the Nigerian government, partners, religious and community leaders, and health workers for such strong progress towards stopping polio.
Kigoma/Geneva – A cholera vaccination campaign to protect Burundian and Congolese refugees in the overflowing Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania has been completed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) this week. However, with people still living in very precarious conditions, there is a parallel urgent need to improve the sanitary situation in the camp.
The more than 163,000 displaced people in Kalma camp, near the South Darfur capital of Nyala, are living in extremely dire conditions during this rainy season, owing to a shortage of food and poor sanitary provisions.
“Many children in the camp show signs of malnutrition as they depended on the food distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP). However, the organisation stopped its food rations two months ago,” Saleh Eisa, general coordinator of Kalma camp reported to Radio Dabanga on Wednesday.
Do global health platforms provide meaningful opportunities to advance equitable health systems and population health in east and southern Africa? What factors have supported effective negotiation of African policy goals on health systems within international and global health diplomacy?
BEIRUT, — Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) on Wedesday offered a mobile clinic to the Lebanese Red Cross to serve the displaced Syrians in Lebanon.
IOM is responsible for clinical and operational management of one Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Sinje, Grand Cape Mount County. Tubmanburg ETU, Bomi and Buchanan ETU, Grand Bassa stopped admitting patients on 15 April. The 2 ETUs have been decommissioned with responsibility for EVD health services transitioned to CHTs.
Since 18 November 2014, when the first ETU was opened, 133 patients have been admitted, 12 survivors have been discharged and there have been 15 EVD-related death
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Thursday 7/30/2015 - 19:54 GMT
Tby Ian Timberlake
The Saudi-led military coalition's blockade of Yemen is "killing" as many civilians as the war, the head of aid group Doctors Without Borders said Thursday during a visit to the country.
By preventing medicine from reaching the sick, the blockade is "killing as (many people as) the current conflict," Joanne Liu told AFP in a telephone interview from Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry convoy carrying relief goods to Donbass has moved out to the Russian border. There are over 100 trucks carrying over 1,000 tonnes of goods, most of which are foods, medicines and books.
Before reaching the border, the convoy will fall in two. One half of it will continue to Donetsk checkpoint, while the other will proceed to Matveyev Kurgan checkpoint to undergo necessary customs procedures following international humanitarian laws.
Concern Worldwide (Concern) has been engaged in Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) at community, facility, district, national, and international level since CMAM’s inception and initial piloting in 2000. This article outlines five key lessons Concern has learned over the last 15 years of CMAM programming and concludes with priorities Concern has identified for supporting future equitable scale-up of quality services for acute malnutrition. A companion article summarizes Concern CMAM activities during the same time period.
As we reach 15 years since Concern Worldwide’s (Concern) initial pilot evaluations of Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC) in 2000 in Ethiopia, we reflect on our achievements over this period and where Concern’s Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programmes are today. This paper will be of interest to those who would like to know more about Concern’s role in the evolution of managing severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and more about our current CMAM programming.
· International Medical Corps carrying out research in Democratic Republic of Congo to enhance learning about Sexual Reproductive Health during humanitarian crises
· Effort aims to reduce the number of women in conflict and disaster areas from dying unnecessarily during childbirth.