28 October 2016 - Tackling human trafficking is not a simple or trivial pursuit said, yesterday, UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, urging States to implement all provisions of the so-called 'Palermo protocol,' the nearly universal UN treaty that contains a 'blueprint' for successfully preventing and suppressing the scourge while punishing perpetrators.
The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating humanitarian and development agencies on Who is doing What,
On Wednesday evening, the school district in the town of Haas in Idlib province was hit by airstrikes. The airstrikes have been described as potentially the worst bombing on a school since the start of the civil war in Syria five and half years ago. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides reacted to the attack and the death of more than 25 children.
Essential and life-saving medicines and medical equipment provided to cover 600,000 people.
20 temporary health clinics established in tents for the provision of basic health services.
Catch-up immunization campaign being organized for children and pregnant mothers who missed their scheduled vaccination in affected communities.
15,804 IDPs from Mosul district and surrounding areas since the beginning of the offensive on 17 October
204,938 IDPs from Erbil, Ninewa, Salah alDin and Kirkuk Governorates due to hostilities since April 2016
3.3 million IDPs since January
240,917 Iraqi refugees hosted by neighbouring countries in the region, with 956 Iraqis to Syria over recent weeks
This report is produced by OCHA Philippines in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 25 to 28 October 2016. This is the last situation report for Typhoon Haima, unless unforeseen developments occur. For more information on the Philippines, go to http://www.unocha.org/philippines or http://reliefweb.int/disaster/tc-2016-000110-phl, or read the Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin.
Highlights and Situation Overview
Between January and October 2016, a total of 22,002 cases of cholera with 646 deaths were reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Compared to the same period in 2015, 12,269 cases of cholera with 192 deaths were reported.
Points marquants et bilan de la situation du choléra en RDC
22 830 cas de choléra dont 661 décès ont été signalés en République Démocratique du Congo de janvier à octobre (S41) 2016. A la même période en 2015, 13 651 cas et 210 décès avaient été rapportés.
Summary of the appeal
Although stability appears to be returning to the Central African Republic, the root causes of the crisis have not been resolved. Indeed, while there have been no intercommunal clashes in the east of the country, it remains in the grip of non-state armed groups. This briefing illustrates how the population of Haute-Kotto, which has been overlooked for decades due to the weakness of the state, risks having to continue to suffer various forms of abuse and violence.
The WHO wants to see a worldwide switch from the traditional "live" oral polio vaccine
By Tom Miles
GENEVA, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Two companies making vaccines to help the world eradicate polio are failing to produce enough, so many countries should prepare to give lower doses to make stocks last, a group of experts has advised the World Health Organization.
Read the full story by Reuters.
Effort to cut child deaths includes new construction standards for schools, evacuation drills and putting climate risks into the curriculum
By Saleem Shaikh
SAJAWAL, Pakistan, Oct 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When seven hours of non-stop rain led to a flash flood that swept through his village school, leaving it heavily damaged, science teacher Ali Zamin Samejo had to be hospitalised for shock.
Read the full story by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
SYNTHESE / SUMMARY
CIRCULATION VIRALE PERSISTANTE A BAS BRUIT (TAHITI, UA POU)
DIARRHEE AIGUË / DIARRHOEA
NOMBRE DE CAS RAPPORTES EN HAUSSE A TAHITI
SITUATION INTERNATIONALE / INTERNATIONAL SITUATION
ZIKA AUX ANTILLES, AMERIQUE CENTRALE ET AMERIQUE LATINE
GRIPPE A EN GUYANE FRANÇAISE
LOW KEY PERSISTANT VIRAL CIRCULATION (TAHITI, UA POU)
NUMBER OF CASES REPORTED ON THE INCREASE IN TAHITI
P-au-P, 27 oct. 2016 [AlterPresse] --- De concert avec l’Académie de formation et de perfectionnement des cadres (Afpec), le secrétaire général de l’Université publique de la Grande Anse (Sud-Ouest d’Haïti), Grégory Casimir, lance un cri d’alarme en faveur des sinistrés de ce département, trois semaines après le passage de l’ouragan Matthew.
La situation devient de plus en plus grave, à cause des pluies diluviennes qui continuent de s’abattre sur le département, rapporte-t-il.
Ce matin du 5 octobre 2016, premier jour du lancement des Journées de la santé de l’enfant (JSE) dans la province du Nord Kivu, Neema Risiki, 22 ans, est l’une des premières personnes à prendre d’assaut, avec son enfant, le centre de santé de Mugunga situé à environ 10 km au sud-ouest de Goma, chef-lieu de la province du Nord Kivu.
Cinq jours primordiaux pour améliorer la santé de l’enfant
The Ministry of Health and Health in collaboration with UNICEF and other partners are poised to kick start the National Polio Round Four Campaign on Friday October 28, 2016 targeting children o-59 months old countrywide.
Cross section of the press
Afghanistan is currently facing an escalating humanitarian crisis with the staggering influx of Afghan returnees from Pakistan. UNHCR and IOM estimate that by the 15 March 2017 deadline imposed by the Government of Pakistan for voluntary return and repatriation, the country will receive between 1 – 1.5 million returnees, combined with IDP movement in its the Eastern, Southern and Central regions. An estimated 60 per cent of the returning population are children. UNICEF is scaling up its humanitarian response with IOM, WFP and UNHCR.
SKOPJE, 27 October 2016 – Speaking at the OSCE Regional Conference “Promoting Synergies and Common Approaches in Addressing Human Trafficking along the Western Balkan Migration Route”, UNICEF Representative, Dr. Bertrand Desmoulins called for more long-term solutions to protect refugee and migrant children – including unaccompanied and separated children who are among the most vulnerable.