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23 Jul 2017 description

During the last 07 month of the year 2017, 102809 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.65% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 27 week of 2017.

22 Jul 2017 description

II. EFFECTS:

A. AFFECTED POPULATION

  1. A total of 4,130 families or 16,052 persons were affected in 27 barangays in the Province of Leyte (Region VIII). Of which, 2,070 families/8,439 persons are being served in 20 evacuation centers. While, 1,954 families/7,426 persons are currently staying outside the ECs with either their family or friends:
22 Jul 2017 description

MSF hopes to begin building a new trauma center in Kunduz as early as 2018

By Josh Smith

KABUL, July 22 (Reuters) - Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) reopened a small medical clinic in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Saturday, their first facility there since the American airstrikes that destroyed a hospital in 2015.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

22 Jul 2017 description

In order to help alleviate the pressing needs of the friendly and brotherly people of Yemen, Turkey, in addition to its emergency assistance in 2015 and 2016, and its pledge of 1 million USD announced in April 2017 at the “High Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen”, has sent to Yemen a vessel containing 10.560 tons of humanitarian assistance.

22 Jul 2017 description

(Sana'a/Geneva) - The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) arrived in Yemen today as the country's unprecedented cholera outbreak ravages an alarming – and growing - percentage of the population.

ICRC experts expect the current number of suspected cholera cases to at least double by the end of 2017 to over 600,000 - or one in every 45 Yemenis. The ICRC president will visit Aden, Taiz and Sana'a during his 5-day trip to the country, and will meet health workers battling the deadly disease.

22 Jul 2017 description

Key Figures
- 20.7 million people in need
- 1,988,946 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
- 81% of IDPs displaced for more than a year
- 900,258 IDP returnees
- 865,121 recipients of NFIs since March 2015
- 280,096 refugees and asylum seekers

Funding
- USD 114.6 million requested for IDPs and refugees in Yemen for 2017

Operational Update

22 Jul 2017 description

Country Priorities

In Rwanda, ACORD’s overarching goal is to engage communities in the construction of a just and equitable society where people coexist in peace and dignity, and become responsible for their own development. The objective is to strengthen the livelihoods of the rural population, in particular marginalised and vulnerable groups, and their capacity in achieving inclusive and sustainable livelihoods through resilient ecosystems, productive employment, and entrepreneurship.

22 Jul 2017 description

Country Priorities

ACORD in Uganda works in partnership with the poor and the marginalised to change conditions undermining social justice through participatory people-centred practical work, research and advocacy. To this end ACORD is implementing programmes focusing on resilient livelihoods, rights and responsibilities promotion, and peace building and conflict resolution. ACORD also provide life-saving support to Burundian, Congolese, and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

22 Jul 2017 description

Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development has taken steps to implement a joint mosquito prevention program in fisheries harbor premises in parallel to the national Dengue prevention program.

Accordingly, the program, organized by the Ceylon Fisheries Harbours Corporation was commenced at 20 fisheries harbors today on the instructions of Minister Mahinda Amaraweera.

An awareness program for fishermen and their families on keeping the fisheries harbours free from mosquitoes was also held.

22 Jul 2017 description

Port-au-Prince, le 21 juillet 2017 – Le Chargé d’Affaires Brian Shukan a rejoint le Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population et l’Agence Américaine pour le Développement International (USAID), pour lancer le programme dénommé Ranfòse Abitid Nitrisyon pou Fè Ogmante Sante (RANFOSE), le premier projet de renforcement alimentaire en Haïti.

Le projet RANFOSE devrait augmenter et rendre disponible sur le marché des aliments de base enrichis de haute qualité à travers le pays en renforçant la production locale et l’importation d’aliments enrichis.

22 Jul 2017 description
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Highlights:

• ACAP III responded swiftly to a large vehicle-borne suicide attack in Kabul on 31 May, 2017 that reportedly killed 150 and injured approximately 400. During the month of June, staff assessed 355 victims, out of which 215 were found to be eligible for ACAP III assistance. Immediate Assistance packages were distributed to 200 families.

• ACAP III field teams assessed 239 conflict related incidents for ACAP III eligibility. The incidents were associated with 163 killed and 229 injured victims.

22 Jul 2017 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR William Spindler – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 18 juillet 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

La récente flambée de violence dans les zones frontalières au sud de la République centrafricaine pousse un nombre croissant de personnes à prendre la fuite, notamment vers des zones reculées au nord de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), exerçant une énorme pression sur les communautés locales proches de cette frontière difficile d’accès.

22 Jul 2017 description
report ALIMA

Marie*, 15 ans, était enceinte de huit mois et demi quand les premières contractions sont apparues après qu'elle ait bu un médicament traditionnel. La structure de santé la plus proche se trouvait à 17 kilomètres du village où elle habitait en République centrafricaine (RCA). Dans cette situation, les seules options sont habituellement de marcher ou d’attendre au bord de la route et de faire du stop. Marie a pu se rendre à la clinique à moto, mais c'était un choix risqué qui aurait pu provoquer des contractions supplémentaires.

22 Jul 2017 description
report ALIMA

DAKAR, le 18 juillet 2017 – Zayatou Malam Hassan, âgée de trente ans, affirme avoir « souffert énormément » lors de sept grossesses compliquées, dont l'une a donné lieu à l’accouchement d’un mort-né chez elle, avant de s'inscrire au programme 1000 Jours d'ALIMA, un programme qui revisite la conception des soins mère-enfant en offrant un ensemble gratuit et complet de soins pré et postnataux aux femmes enceintes et à leurs enfants, jusqu'à l'âge de deux ans.

22 Jul 2017 description
report ALIMA

Fifteen-year-old Marie* was eight and a half months pregnant when she went into early labor after drinking traditional medicine. The closest health facility was 17 kilometers away from the village where she lived in the Central African Republic (CAR). Usually the only options are to walk, or wait, and hitch a ride on a passing car. Marie was able to go by motorbike, but this was a risky choice that could have further triggered contractions.

22 Jul 2017 description
report ALIMA

DAKAR, July 18, 2017 - Thirty-four-year-old Zayatou Malam Hassan says she “suffered enormously” through seven difficult pregnancies, including a stillbirth at home, before being enrolled - during her eighth pregnancy - in ALIMA’s 1,000 Days program, which rethinks maternal-child care by offering a free, comprehensive pre- and post-natal care package to pregnant women and their children, up until the age of two.

22 Jul 2017 description

3,8 millions de personnes sont désormais déplacées en République démocratique du Congo

(Kinshasa / New York / Genève, 21 juillet 2017) : Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence, Stephen O'Brien, a terminé une mission de quatre jours en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) en demandant au monde « de ne pas oublier la RDC, où des millions de filles, garçons, femmes et hommes souffrent de la violence, de maladies et de la malnutrition ».

22 Jul 2017 description

During the last 07 month of the year 2017, 101698 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.80% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 27 week of 2017.

22 Jul 2017 description

Since the beginning of 2017, Kenya is experiencing an upsurge of cholera cases. The first cholera outbreak reported in 2017 was in Tana River County. The outbreak started on 10 October 2016 and was controlled by April 2017.

21 Jul 2017 description

3.8 million people are now displaced within the Democratic Republic of the Congo

(Kinshasa/New York/Geneva, 21 July 2017): The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, today wrapped up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by calling on the world “not to forget the DRC, where millions of girls, boys, women and men are suffering from violence, diseases, and malnutrition.”