GENEVA—Delegates at the World Health Assembly have reached new agreements on dementia; immunization; refugee and migrant health; substandard and falsified medical products, and the world drug problem.
- General overview and weather
With the establishment of the South West monsoon the heavy rainfall received mainly in the South West parts of the country has caused much destruction. Though the daily rainfall has reduced by the 28 May 2017 to less than 100 mm in most parts, the water levels of the main rivers still remain high. In contrast, the water levels in the lower plains across Kalutara and Galle are increasing with the rains received in the upper catchment areas.
Outbreaks of diseases such as dengue fever and cholera, and illnesses like diarrhea and dysentery, are often a threat in the aftermath of floods due to water-logging
By Nita Bhalla
NEW DELHI, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of survivors of devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka are at risk of potentially fatal diseases such as dengue fever, charities warned on Monday as the death toll from the disaster continued to rise.
- General overview and weather
The South West monsoon established over the country on the 25th of May 2017 with heavy rains that could reach 500 mm in 24 hours in some areas, and 300 mm in others. On the 27th of May at 9:30am, the water level had risen until 15.44 meters in the Kelani river in Glencourse gauging point in the upper catchment area and some gauging points were submerged in the Nitwala river in the Southern part of the country. Eight gauging spots are signaling floods as of 27 May 2017.
25 May 2017 – A World Health Organization-chartered aircraft carrying intravenous fluids and cholera kits has successfully landed at Sana’a airport in Yemen. At 67 tonnes, it constitutes the largest planeload of medical goods WHO has brought into the country since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015.
Cancun (Mexico), 25 May 2017: From Moldova, Kyrgyzstan to Mexico and Iran, several countries have embraced WHO’s Hospital Safety Index to make hospitals safer during disasters. The Index is one of several ways that WHO works with governments to protect people's health during emergencies and disasters.
With the start of the Southwest monsoon on 25 May 2017, Sri Lanka has received heavy rainfall in its Southern and Western regions, with some parts getting over 500mm of rainfall. Flash floods and landslides have affected over 471,542 people and displaced over 100,000 people as of 29 May 2017.
So far 169 deaths have been reported and 112 people are still missing. The Government is prioritizing search and rescue, and evacuation and management of safe locations for the rapidly increasing number of displaced people.
Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) has increased in Northern Inland Pastoral (NIP) livelihood zone since Deyr 2016/17. The increase is statistically significant. There has been a slight decline in GAM in rural Bay Agropastoral since Deyr 2016/17 but the change is not significant.
GAM prevalence rates are considered Critical (15-30%) in NIP and rural Bgay during Deyr 2016/17 as well as in Jilaal 2017.
Global Acute MalnutriDon (GAM) has increased among Baidoa IDPs as well as Mogdishu IDPs since Deyr 2016/17. The increase is statistically significant among IDPs in Baidoa.
With almost 19 million reliant on aid, Yemen is the world's single largest humanitarian crisis.
Now it's in the grip of a cholera outbreak.
On 5 May, the Ministry of Health and Population in Sana'a declared a state of emergency. Since then, in only three short weeks, **52,000 cases have been reported – along with 478 fatalities**.
WATER PUMPING STATIONS DE-ENERGISED IN LYSYCHANSK
The WASH Cluster was informed this morning (29th May 2017) that Lysychansk Vodocanal (LVK) are facing serious issues with two Pumping Stations de-energized, due to the debts owed to the Luhansk Energy Company (LEO):
Borovska Pumping station was de-energized. In result, 1 school, 1 kindergarten and 80 accounts (approximately 200 people) are without water now.
Date of information: 28 May 2017
1. Situation update
WHO, UN Agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.
Toronto, ON - UOSSM launches the ‘Syria Solar’ Initiative on May 29, 2017, after 10 weeks of installation and months of testing and monitoring. The 480-panel pilot project is the first of its kind in Syria, and was designed to stabilize electricity in hospitals in Syria. UOSSM installed 480 solar photovoltaic panels with a capacity of 127 kWp DC power, 288 batteries capable of storing 720kWh of power, and advanced data control systems. After six years of conflict, major sections of the electrical grid in Syria were destroyed making hospitals dependent on diesel generators.
Humanitarian Situation in this Area
Inter-Cluster Response Mission (ICRM) lead by UNOCHA went to Mayendit (Southern Unity) on 7th April 2017 to response to families affected by famine, where IOM and PAH, for Shelter and NFI Cluster, participated.
Baghdad, 29 May – As the fighting intensifies in west Mosul, humanitarian partners in Iraq have pre-positioned lifesaving packages of assistance containing food, water and other assistance in key areas in preparation for a surge in the number of people fleeing the violence. The Iraqi government late last week called on civilians to leave the old city neighbourhoods of west Mosul.
It is estimated that 180,000 people—almost half of them children— remain in the old city without access to food and humanitarian assistance.
UNHCR protection teams continue to identify and respond to protection needs along displacement routes, in areas of displacement and return. Protection concerns this week included access to safety for IDPs fleeing Tel-Afar, allegations of assault, abuse and arbitrary detention at mustering and screening sites and increase in premature returns due to the intensifying summer heat. IDP registration by the Ministry of Migration and Displacement commenced, with expectations for additional support to extremely vulnerable IDPs.
CHAPTER 1 - SITUATION OVERVIEW & KEY FINDINGS
This report presents results from DTM Libya’s 9th round of data collection which was conducted between 15 February and 15 March 2017.
Round 9 identified 265,615 IDPs and 227,866 returnees in Libya in March 2017. This represents a decrease of IDPs and increase in returnees from the previous round, mainly due to the return of a large number of IDPs to Sirte during the time of data collection.
Total Burundian population of concern
Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)
Total population in Nduta Camp
Total population in Mtendeli Camp
Required Funding for Tanzania as part of Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan
1. The present report is the thirty-ninth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2258 (2015) and paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.
Benguela - At least 114 children aged from six months to five years died of malnutrition from January to April this year in central Benguela province.
The information was released recently in Benguela by the local nutritional programme supervisor, Flora Vanda, who mentioned 129 cases in equal period last year.
Speaking to Angop, Flora Vanda said a large percentage of deaths was owed to patients reaching the hospitals too late and the lack of healing drugs like the F75 and F100 milk and Plumply-nut, used in the last stage of the treatment.