SHABWA, Yemen – Three months after conflict erupted in Yemen, violence is intensifying across the country, according to United Nations reports. Over 2,800 people have been killed, and over a million people have been internally displaced, with many forced from their homes by armed clashes, shelling and airstrikes. Women have been disproportionately affected by the conflict.
As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has allocated £900 million since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.
As of 1 July 2015, a total of 523 cholera cases including 29 deaths (CFR 5.5%) have been reported from 75 villages in eight payams of Juba County (Table 1).
The initial cases were traced back to 18 May 2015 in UN House PoC where the first cholera case was confirmed on 1 June 2015. Most of the cholera cases in Juba have been reported from New site followed by Gudele 2, Juba 3 PoC, Gumbo and Gudele 1 (Figure 4).
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Immunization Systems Management Group of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
Kyondoe, 2 July— Ananda Myitta mobile free clinic (Kyondoe branch) provided health care services to local people in Kyondoe, Kayin State, in the third week of June.
Patron of the Ananda Myitta health and education foundation and eye specialists arrange eye care services to needy patients in all regions of the nation. While in Kyondoe, the specialists gave free treatment to 58 eye patients and donated wheel chairs to four children and one man.
They also provided health care services to 157 general patients.
In El Salvador, insecurity and violence have become structural problems that affect more youth, women and the general population every day. Under this approach to safety and protection of the integrity of the National Society of El Salvador, there is a need to increase the National Society’s capacity to facilitate the actions of the Red Cross and its recognition in the country.
Guatemala continues to be overwhelmed by security issues related to drug trafficking, the rise of organized crime, social inequality, and poverty. These issues and the government’s inability to provide many basic services, including security, are seen as major factors contributing to the migration of Guatemalans. This also has contributed to the exodus of unaccompanied children; this grave humanitarian situation has caused much concern among Central America region and governmental institutions.
By Alphonso Toweh and James Harding Giahyue
MONROVIA, July 2 (Reuters) - Liberia confirmed a third Ebola case on Thursday, nearly two months after it was declared Ebola free, and officials said they were investigating whether the disease had spread through animals before resurfacing.
Dr Moses Massaquoi, case management team leader for Liberia's Ebola task force, said the three villagers who had tested positive for the disease "have a history of having had dog meat together." Dog meat is commonly eaten in Liberia.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
By Niki Clark, IFRC
On July 1, the UN-led Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) declared Yemen an L3 crisis—the highest level emergency classification
On June 19, the UN released a revised Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP), which requests a total of $1.6 billion to address increased humanitarian needs in Yemen
Assessments indicate that at least 6 million people are food-insecure and require immediate assistance
June 2015 – By Bibiane van Mierlo - We are walking through immense rows of tents; Berseve 1, a refugee camp for IDPs some 60 km from Duhok, close to the city of Zakho in Northern Iraq.
Berseve 1 hosts some 11.000 refugees who left the surroundings of Mosul that has been taken by IS some 9 months ago. Next to Berseve 1, a similar camp, Berseve 2, hosts another 10.000 IDPs with a similar background.
Brazzaville, 2 July 2015 - As members of an EU/WHO/ACP partnership* to improve access to quality medicines meet in Brazzaville, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, praised progress made and called for greater commitment to ensure that Africans have access to the quality, affordable medicines they need.
The Cluster Approach
The cluster approach was established in 2005 following an independent Humanitarian Response Review, to address gaps and to increase the effectiveness of humanitarian response by building partnerships. Thus, the cluster approach has been implemented for 10 years now.
FREETOWN, 2 July 2015 (IRIN) - As Sierra Leone continues to fight the Ebola outbreak, things are looking up on some fronts, including improved employment rates and school attendance. But many families say they still don't have enough to eat and malnutrition rates among children under the age of five remain high.
Click here to see IRIN's photo feature on how some families are struggling to survive.
Renewed fighting displaces more than 20,000 families across five provinces
Targeted attacks on aid workers and foreigners result in 20 aid worker deaths
USAID/OFDA commits additional assistance to support humanitarian coordination and health initiatives
- No case was reported in the country as compared to 18 cases in the previous week.
- In 2015, a cumulative total of 636 cases with 6 deaths, a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.9% reported as of 28 June 2015.
The Ebola crisis in Liberia exposed the vulnerabilities of the country’s health and response system, challenged religious and cultural beliefs and further exacerbated other pre-existing vulnerabilities, particularly affecting women and girls. WHO cumulative disaggregated figures indicate 47% of the victims were women and 53% men. Irrespective of the male/female ratio of cumulative cases, there are significant gender dimensions of the crisis that need to be taken into consideration during the post-Ebola recovery phase.
IOM urges all parties to respect the integrity of civilian and humanitarian facilities in accordance with International Humanitarian Law, after airstrikes and mortars damaged its office in Haradh and Migrant Response Center in Basateen on 1 July.
The capacity of IOM’s Migrant Response Center in Obock (Djibouti) was reinforced, doubling accommodation capacity to 350 individuals. There are currently 194 Ethiopian migrants accommodated at the center.