Description of the disaster
On 22 April 2017, the NAMBWA health centre received a 39-year-old male subject presenting symptoms including fever, asthenia, vomiting of blood, bloody diarrhoea, haematuria, epistaxis and extreme fatigue. He was referred to the Reference General Hospital (RGH) of Likati, where he died 12 km from the RGH. A few days later, the driver and the person carrying the index case behind the motor cycle developed the same signs and symptoms. The death of the driver, who was a family member of the patient, was later announced.
The international border between Pakistan and Afghanistan spans 2,430 km (1,510 miles). On the Pakistan side, the border touches the provinces/regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan. Throughout its history, the border has remained very porous, as populations in both countries share historical and cultural heritage, with cross-border movements taking place on a regular basis.
According to the Climate Change Vulnerability Index 2017, South Sudan is ranked amongst the five most vulnerable countries in the world alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Haiti and Liberia.
Studies have shown that over the last three decades, temperature has increased in South Sudan. It is also predicted that temperature in South Sudan will increase by 2 1/2 times more than the global average.
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.
- May harvests bring down maize and pulses prices
- The use of coping strategies falls among households led by women and households receiving food assistance
- Fewer households receive food assistance as programmes are scaled down
Highlights: Displacement due to fierce fighting in west Mosul and Tel Afar continued during the reporting period, with thousands of civilians trapped in conflict areas facing extreme risks. Incidents of collective punishment and in particular forced displacements (evictions) are rapidly spreading, with the Mosul City Council announcing plans to evict and intern persons/families perceived to be affliated with extremist armed groups.
Access to safety
Regional main staples prices mostly declined, and were below their respective 2016 levels in most areas. Malawi and Mozambique saw significant month-on-month (m-o-m) price decline of white maize. Zambia registered the highest drop in the number of markets in ALPS Crisis mode reflecting increased availability.
Internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in the UN Protection of Civilian (PoC) site in Wau say they do not feel safe returning to their homes after protracted conflict. The IPDs, mainly from Unity and Upper Nile regions, have been living in the site since violence broke out in 2014.
During a visit to the PoC site, UNMISS deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General (DSRSG), Moustapha Soumare, said that the UN mission was working closely with the government to deploy the Regional Protection Force (RPF) to advance the safety and security of civilians in the area.
- In a sign of deterioration, the proportion of food insecure1 households among surveyed protracted IDPs in Darfur increased from 43 to 58 percent from May 2016 to May 2017.
- Surveyed South Sudanese refugees continued to experience worse food insecurity: 78 percent of households were food insecure. These communities exhibit some of the worst food insecurity in Sudan.
BAGHDAD, 29 June 2017 – “Thousands of children continue to be trapped in relentless violence in West Mosul’s Old City neighborhoods as the fighting heavily intensified over the past hours.
“Children are facing multiple threats to their lives. Those stranded in the fighting are hiding in their basements, fearful of the next onslaught. Those who try to flee, risk being shot or wounded. Hundreds of civilians have already been reported killed and used as human shields.
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
Famine has officially ended in South Sudan thanks to a surge in humanitarian aid. Yet, the number of people at risk of starvation in the country has increased. Meagre harvests and soaring food prices are being compounded by an ongoing conflict, which began more than three years ago.
Tearfund and our partners are continuing to respond, working hard to tackle the food crisis. The need is still great and there are many more people we can reach. Across East Africa, 23 million people are in need of food assistance.
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