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29 May 2017 description
  • 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.

29 May 2017 description

The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of over €44 million to help people in need in south-west and Central Asia, who continue to face the consequences of years of conflicts and displacement, as well as recurrent natural disasters. The funding will support Afghan refugees and their families in Iran and Pakistan, help victims of conflict in Afghanistan, and improve disaster risk management in Central Asia.

29 May 2017 description

Highlights

5,088 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

6,357 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

65,073 total returns from Pakistan since 1 January 2017

139,901 total returns from Iran since 1 January 2017

98% of returnees from Pakistan (4,976 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (252 individuals) assisted

Return from Pakistan

29 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Critical shelter, protection and livelihoods needs continue in northern Rakhine despite improvements in humanitarian access

  • Muslim fishermen face new restrictions in Rakhine

  • Closure of three IDP camps in Rakhine has mixed results

  • Government Minister announces that IDP camps in Rakhine will be closed within five years

  • Intense fighting in parts of Kachin and Shan in the recent months has led to new displacement in a number of areas

29 May 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Incessant monsoon heavy rains (as high as 553 mm) for the last days have caused floods and landslides in many parts of Sri Lanka (15 districts). As of 29th May 2017 at 7.00 hrs (Local time), 164 people are reported dead, while 104 are missing; so far, over 471,542 people are affected. Further, 75,236 people were located at 336 safe locations[1]. Most number of damages to lives and property are reported in Southern and Western part of the country: from Galle, Matara, Kalutara, Gampaha, Colombo and Ratnapura districts. Hill country areas are particularly affected by landslides.

29 May 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

2017: As of 28 May, 103,229 individuals1 have been displaced in Afghanistan in 2017 with 29 provinces recording some level of forced displacement. This is a 36 percent decrease compared to 2016 (162,467).

29 May 2017 description

Approximately 12,300 people, fleeing conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), have arrived in Angola since April 2017.

UNHCR airlifted 100 metric tons of core relief items on 30 April to assist the new arrivals, who are currently accommodated in overcrowded reception centres in the Dundo area.

The Government of Angola is providing emergency food rations. UNHCR is urgently procuring food for the new arrivals for an initial 15 days.

29 May 2017 description

By Nibal Zgheib

The EBRD is improving the living conditions of approximately three million inhabitants of Egypt’s Fayoum governorate – of whom around one million will have access to sanitation services for the first time – with a loan of up to €186 million to the Fayoum Water and Wastewater Company for the development and expansion of its wastewater services.

29 May 2017 description

Situation Overview

  • The number of acute watery diarrhea (AWD)/ suspected cholera cases continue to increase at unprecedented level in Yemen. More than half of the total cases have been reported in Sana’a City (Amanat Al-Asimah), Hajjah, Amran and Sana’a governorates.

  • From 27 April to 24 May 2017, a total of 42,207 suspected cholera/ AWD cases were reported from 19 governorate. Out of the total reported cases, 420 deaths were reported (1% case fatality rate).

29 May 2017 description

29/05/2017 – Various Locations in Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society and its branches in seven districts continues to assist people affected by floods and landslides since torrential rains brought in much deluge.

The SLRCS volunteers and first responders have been providing the necessary support to the affected people in coordination with Branch Disaster Response Teams in Rathnapura, Kalutara, Matara, Galle and Colombo have been deployed to assist people who are stranded by flood waters and to provide essential relief.

29 May 2017 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has stepped up its relief efforts for the people who have been displaced by the recent armed clashes in Marawi City. To date, PRC has provided hot meals and clean water, as well as other humanitarian aid such as psychosocial support, first aid, blood supply, and tracing services.

Eight evacuation centers in Lanao Del Norte and Iligan City are currently occupied by more than 2,000 families from Marawi City.

29 May 2017 description

Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide further assistance to the millions of people across Africa forced from their homes, with more than ten million estimated to be on the verge of starvation due to ongoing conflict and widespread drought.

An additional $19.3 million in support will provide emergency food, healthcare, water and sanitation to people in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya.

28 May 2017 description

Date of information: 27 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.

28 May 2017 description

Date of information: 26 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.

On 26 May 2017, no new confirmed or probable EVD cases were reported. The last confirmed case was reported on 11 May 2017.

28 May 2017 description

Key Messages

  1. An estimated 410,000 people in Sri Lanka are currently affected by adverse weather conditions that have caused flooding and landslides in the south-west of the country. To date, almost 100 people have been killed and more than 90 people remain missing, while an estimated 20,000 people have been displaced and are being sheltered in 119 safe locations across affected districts.

28 May 2017 description

27 May 2017: A formal request for support by the Government of Sri Lanka was received by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office on 26 May 2017 following the onset of the monsoon and its impact in the Southern and Western regions of the country.

28 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS KEY FIGURES

  • A total of 2,319 AWD/cholera cases and 22 deaths (CFR– 0.9%) were reported during week 20 (15th– 21th May 2017) from 41 districts in 14 regions. Of these, 305 cases (13% of the total cases) were reported from Wadajr district in Banadir region.

  • There was a decrease in the number of new AWD/cholera cases from 2,472 cases and 10 deaths in week 19 to 2,319 cases and 22 deaths in week 20.

28 May 2017 description

Sites Affected JERE, KAGA, KONDUGA and Maidugri MC

With the onset of the rainy season in Nigeria’s north-eastern State of Borno, varying degrees of damages are expected to infrastructures (self-made and constructed) in camps and camp-like settings, as the rains are more often than not accompanied by very high winds and have been known to cause serious damage to properties.