IOM displacement tracking matrix (DTM) Round XVI (May 2017) estimates a total of 1.74 million people are still internally displaced across the three north eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
An ongoing trend of returns from Cameroon is observed in Banki and Pulka with a total of over 12,000 Nigerian refugees returning since April. The influx of returnees is severely stressing limited existing services especially WASH, health and education services.
1,378 persons (including 344 women and 724 children) are internally displaced with an increased demand for education and health services in host communities.
11 schools remain closed in Soum, continues to affect the education of 891 students (including 434 girls).
This Operations Update reports on activities of the DREF operation launched on 14 May 2017 to tackle Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in DRC.
On 15 May 2017, a DREF operation to stop the progress of an EVD outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was launched, seeking CHF 199,110 to assist 5,831 people for 3 months.
29 June 2017, JUBA — A wide-ranging coalition of policy makers, political leaders, and development partners held a two-day interactive conference in Juba, South Sudan designed to generate ideas and concrete action points to protect and help vulnerable communities to adapt against the negative effects of climate change.
Inside this issue:
Improving Nutrition Assessment Capacity in Nigeria
Scale up of nutrition services in informal camps
Unveiling the root causes of undernutrition in Nangere
Nutrition in Emergency Sector Results 2016
Nutrition in Emergency Sector Results Jan-March 2017
Nutrition in Emergency Partner Presence
Operational coverage of core nutrition interventions
Rapid Response Mechanism
About Nutrition in Emergency Working Group
In the current Lassa Fever outbreak, seventeen (17) States (Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers,
Kaduna, Gombe, Cross-River, Borno, Kano, Kogi, Enugu and Anambra) have reported at least one confirmed case – Figure 1
A WASH situation on the brink:
Compounding crises over the past year have caused a rapid increase in WASH vulnerability in Somalia, resulting in a severe AWD/cholera outbreak that has infected over 51,000 people and killed 782 since the start of 2017.
A large funding shortfall for the WASH response is amplifying an already dire situation.
IOM implements MHPSS programming to respond to the experiences of violence, displacement and confinement, and limited available services targeting adults and youth. Since the June 2016 crisis and assessments that indicated distress at individual, family and community levels IOM has been providing MHPSS services in Wau.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Children who get antimalarial drugs, insecticide-treated bed nets and education about preventing the mosquito-borne disease are 95 percent less likely to be infected with malaria parasites
by Kieran Guilbert
DAKAR, June 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Providing African pupils with antimalarial drugs, insecticide-treated bed nets and education about preventing the mosquito-borne disease may also protect them against anaemia and boost their performance at school, researchers said on Wednesday.
The Humanitarian Situation Overview in Syria (HSOS) project is a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather multisector information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information gathered in May 2017 referring to the situation in April 2017.
This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other international assistance from donors for this operation.