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Contents

  • 261 Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, April 2015: conclusions and recommendations

  • 278 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– April 2015

Sommaire

  • 261 Réunion du Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination, avril 2015: conclusions et recommandations

  • 278 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-avril 2015

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Highlights

  • On 24 May, IOM suspended its evacuation flights out of Sana’a until further notice due to ongoing difficulties faced on the ground in Sana’a, including the imposition of undue constraints by various parties, which have continued to hamper IOM efforts to support the evacuation of third country nationals in a transparent and non-discriminatory manner

  • On 24 May, the Somaliland authorities announced they would suspend arrivals in Berbera until further assistance could be committed by partners on the ground

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By Sirandou Fall and Katherine Mueller, IFRC

The Sahel is one of the most fragile environments in Africa. Caught in a vicious cycle of food insecurity and recurring epidemics, people of the Sahel are again facing another year of food shortages and hunger. It comes on the heels of a drought in 2012 which affected nearly 18 million people.

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Over the past two years conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has left 2.7 million people — half of the population — in need of humanitarian assistance. The health system, already fragile before the crisis, has been shattered. A recent nationwide assessment revealed that 50 per cent of health facilities outside the capital, Bangui, are no longer operational. In some areas, more than 75 per cent of health centres are unable to offer even the most basic services such as nutritional support, prenatal consultations, or treatments for infections.

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Copenhagen, 29 05 2015. The Danish Red Cross (DRC) together with its consortium partners, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the German Red Cross (GRC) and the Norwegian Red Cross (NorCross) have been granted financial support of four million Euros from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO).

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Week 21 : 18 May - 24 May 2015

Map shows the location of Laboratories and their status. The code over the lab sign is referenced in the table. Background colour show new confirmed cases for the last 21 days for each district, prefecture or county.

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This Map shows the status and location of each Ebola Treatment Center (ETC). WEEK 21 : 18 May - 24 May 2015 Background colour show new confirmed cases for the last 21 days for each district, prefecture or county. The number over the ETC sign is referenced in the table.

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report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The past weeks of civil unrest, mainly in the capital, and ensuing response by the security forces have raised serious concerns regarding child rights violations. Continued presence of children in political demonstrations has led to another death of a child (making the confirmed total of child deaths 5), as well as injuries by gunfire and teargas.

  • On the Burundi side of the border there are 52 confirmed cholera cases in the province of Makamba and 10 suspected cases in the province of Rutana with in total 5 deaths.

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report UN Population Fund

Recent eruption in renewed fighting in Unity and Upper Nile states has continued to displace hundreds of thousands, majority of them women, girls and children seeking shelter at UNMISS POC camps. More than 650,000 people are affected by the upsurge of the conflict. (HC statement, 18 May 2015). The situation in Southern Unity state has deteriorated further this reporting period. Over 155 staff of 22 organizations have been relocated from the location. The most affected counties are Leer, Ganyiel, Nyal and Koch.

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report MERCY Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 29th May 2015 – MERCY Malaysia has continued with operations at the Belantik Dentention Centre in Kedah for the second week. The medical team has continued providing medical aid, distribution of specific non-food items and psychosocial support.

MERCY Malaysia has also been working with the Royal Malaysian Navy and has a team on standby to assist Rohingya asylum seekers and Bangladeshi irregular migrants on boats at sea. However, at the present time there have been no boats detected within Malaysian territorial waters.

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report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Medical Superintendent Austin Acheri said regional blood collection centres in neighbouring counties such as Kisumu and Eldoret did not have enough stocks.

  • She said the hospital had a shortage of blood groups compatible with samples obtained from the patients. As a result, there was a delay in carrying out blood transfusions to save the lives of the children.

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report Xinhua

KATHMANDU, May 27 (Xinhua) -- China's medical assistance and supplies to the quake-devastated Nepal for prevention of communicable diseases and control of epidemics will raise the national capacity to prevent epidemics, said Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population in a program in the capital on Wednesday.

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May 28, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 4,014

NEW CASES

  • New Confirmed cases = 3 as follows:
    Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 0 Bombali =0, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko = 3, Tonkolili = 0 Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0 Pujehun = 0 Western Area Urban = 0, Western Area Rural = 0, Missing = 0
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President Maithripala Sirisena said the role play by the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) in the areas of rehabilitation of persons, families of missing persons, conflict affected women and children is commendable. He said that the IRCS played a major humanitarian role during the conflict under trying times.

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Jemin B. Guillermo

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, May 27 (PIA) – International humanitarian organizations are giving attention on water, health and hygiene (WASH) issues in the aftermath of supertyphoon Yola

The ACF International in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund is implementing programs giving priority on WASH towards disaster risk reduction.

Behavior Change and Communications Officer Leomer Lacorte of ACF-Panay disclosed that they are capacitating the people in selected supertyphoon-affected areas in Capiz and Iloilo.

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report Save the Children

A new Save the Children study has found that over sixty per cent of school-aged children in the Central African Republic (CAR) suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), having either witnessed or experienced extreme violence during the protracted conflict.

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report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· UNICEF and partners support over 148,350 South Sudanese refugees of which 88 per cent are women and children.

· The UNICEF/UNHCR/WFP report on the food security and nutrition situation showed a global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate of 20.3 per cent and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rate of 4.6 per cent among the South Sudan refugees.

· A total of 18,309 children (10,682 boys and 7,627 boys) children have been registered at 34 Child friendly spaces.