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26 Mar 2017 description

By Hanif Samoon

At least six more infants died in Tharparker over the weekend due to various waterborne diseases and malnutrition, raising the death toll in the desert region to 72 since January this year, a district official told Dawn.

According to the official figures shared by District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Chandar Lal in Mithi, out of the 72 deaths, around 90 per cent of the deaths were reported from the only government hospital in the district headquarters.

26 Mar 2017 description
report Frontier Post

(Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced the launch a polio vaccination campaign throughout the country from March 26, 2017, a statement from the MoPH said on Sunday.

This would be the first national campaign in 2017. More than 8.8 million children under the age of five will be vaccinated against polio and more than 7.9 million aged 6 months to 5 years would be given vitamin A tablets, the statement said. The polio vaccination drive would l cover all provinces, except Bamyam, Daikonda and Ghor provinces due to cold weather.

26 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· With 17.1 million food-insecure people in Yemen - 7.3 million of them in need of emergency food assistance to survive – the country is currently on the brink of famine. 462,000 children under 5 are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition and require immediate assistance.

26 Mar 2017 description

The UNDAC Team in Lima prepares this report. It is developed in collaboration with the partners from the Humanitarian Country Team. It covers the period from March 19th to 22th, 2017. The next report will be published around March 26th, 2017

Summary

  • 2 departments have been declared under state of Emergency due to the impact of rainfall and one due to imminent danger after the gradual increase in the flow of Amazonian rivers. The state of Emergency covers 748 counties from 1800.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 18th

Highlights

  • Food is the top priority need and there is insufficient access to staple foods in the market.

  • Markets and shops are semifunctional, with some items available, however due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 21th

Highlights

  • While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, very high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, food is reported as a top community need followed by cash and jobs.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 21th

Highlights

  • WASH needs are deemed the top priority need by most informants, a reflection of the limited access to clean drinking water for the neighborhood’s residents.

  • Informants note that access to electricity is one of the top priorities, with the current electrical network destroyed.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 21th

Highlights

  • While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, very high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor and food is listed as a top priority need of residents along with cash and jobs.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 19th

Highlights

  • While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor and food is listed as the top priority need of residents.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 19th

Highlights

  • While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, very high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor and food is listed as a top priority need of residents.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 22th

Highlights

  • WASH needs are deemed the top priority need by informants, a reflection of the limited access to clean drinking water for the neighborhood’s residents.

26 Mar 2017 description

The Syrian conflict has been characterised by the damaging or destruction of a high number of medical units. The sheer number of incidents recorded alone indicates that in many cases such facilities may have been either deliberately targeted or otherwise damaged/destroyed as a result of a failure to adhere to international humanitarian law- in particular the prohibition of launching indiscriminate attacks and the principles of proportionality and precautions in attack.

26 Mar 2017 description
  1. Highlights

● The escalation of hostilities since the beginning of February has put hundreds of thousands of people living in the besieged eastern Ghouta enclave and up to 25,000-30,000 people remaining in Barzeh and Qaboun at risk, and led to a further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in these areas.

● Since 19 March, civilians in the eastern parts of Damascus city have also been affected by the operation launched by Non-state Armed Groups (NSAGs) in Jobar and Qaboun.

26 Mar 2017 description

By Ellen Wulfhorst

NEW YORK, March 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four Tanzanian children with albinism, who lost limbs in brutal superstition-driven attacks, arrived in the United States on Saturday for medical treatment and respite from a homeland where they are persecuted and feared.

Weary from travel, the four stepped off a jet at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where Elissa Montanti, founder of the Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF), was waiting for them.

26 Mar 2017 description

Nepal Red Cross distributes more than NRs. 58.3 million as second tranche payments for over 385 earthquake victim home reconstructions

26 Mar 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

March 24, 2017 (BOR) – At least 100 cases of the deadly Tuberculosis disease has been recorded in South Sudan’s Jonglei state over the last eight months, officials at the state health ministry have disclosed.

Statistics unveiled during World TB Day showed the numbers of TB cases in Jonglei increased from 67 in August 2016 to 100 by March 2017.

TB is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). The disease generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body.

26 Mar 2017 description
report Direct Relief

As deadly flooding persists in Peru, Direct Relief mobilized a second shipment of more than 23,000 pounds of medicines and medical aid to the country.

Intense flooding has pounded the country since the beginning of the year. More than 80 people have been killed as a result and 110,000 have been displaced from their homes as the floodwaters have risen.

On Friday, Ambassador Liliana Tamara Cino de Silva, Consul General of Peru in Los Angeles, visited Direct Relief headquarters to view firsthand how the organization is responding to the crisis in Peru.

26 Mar 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

KAMPALA, UGANDA - The number of mothers dying during childbirth has gone down following more women using family planning and delivering at a health facility under skilled care. The latest figures contained in the 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) reveal that pregnancy-related deaths have steadily been declining from 524 in 2001 to 438 in 2011, and now stand at 368 per 100,000 live births.

26 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Joe English

It’s now more than a month since famine was declared in parts of South Sudan. For children in the world’s youngest country, the worsening food crisis comes at a time when they already face countless challenges on a daily basis.