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25 Apr 2019 description
  • Starting 24 April to 30 April 2019, World Immunization Week is celebrated across the world. This year’s theme is Protected Together: Vaccines Work!, which aims to spotlight the important role parents, communities, health workers, innovators and everyday vaccine heroes play in ensuring everybody benefits from the lifesaving vaccines.

24 Apr 2019 description

INTRODUCTION

These country reports provide information on the legal situation for displaced populations, namely asylum seekers, refugees, and returnees, where relevant, regarding access to mobile services, in each country covered. Each report contains information on:

• Registration and Identification of Displaced Persons • SIM Registration • Know Your Customer Rules • Mobile Money • Data Protection

19 Apr 2019 description

Islamist groups have been deemed one of the most significant threats to international security in the 21st century, and current conflicts include peak levels of political violence involving Islamist actors (New York Times, 6 July 2018). Islamism can imply a variety of qualities – most commonly, the term implies that the group in question aims to establish a state governed according to Islamic law or principles, or to gain independence for Muslims living under non-Islamic states (Wilson Center, n.d.).

18 Apr 2019 description
  • Co-chairs of Immunization Management Group (IMG) announced that the global goal set out in 2013 of 126-OPV using countries to introduce 1 dose of IPV in their immunization programme has been achieved.

18 Apr 2019 description

Seasonal rainfall deficits continue to strengthen across the Greater Horn of Africa

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  2. Continued below-average rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened moisture deficits in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

18 Apr 2019 description
report Rotary

Story Written By: Diana Schoberg, Rotary International

1. There were more cases of wild poliovirus in 2018 than in 2017. Should we be discouraged?

No, not at all. We’ve always expected the number of cases to fluctuate somewhat as we get closer to zero. We’ve gone four straight years with fewer than 100 cases per year. That’s an indicator of great progress. With dedication from governments and Rotarians in areas still affected by polio, we’ll get there.

2. Why is it so difficult to eradicate a disease like polio?

15 Apr 2019 description

INTRODUCTION

These country reports provide information on the legal situation for displaced populations, namely asylum seekers, refugees, and returnees, where relevant, regarding access to mobile services, in each country covered. Each report contains information on:

• Registration and Identification of Displaced Persons

• SIM Registration

• Know Your Customer Rules

• Mobile Money

• Data Protection

15 Apr 2019 description
report European Union

Venezuelans were the second most common applicants in the EU+.

In February 2019, some 57 000 applications for international protection were lodged in the EU+. Despite a small decrease compared to the first month of the year, this monthly figure remained higher than the average over the past twelve months, and considerably higher than applications in February 2018 (46 000 applications).

12 Apr 2019 description

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

• potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats

• new developments in countries already affected by protracted crises which are likely to cause a further deterioration of food insecurity

12 Apr 2019 description
  • The report by the Director-General World Health Organization on the eradication of poliomyelitis is online, ahead of the 72ndWorld Health Assembly scheduled for May 2019. The report summarizes the remaining challenges to a polio-free world and presents the main elements of the new GPEI Polio Endgame Strategy 2019-2023.

11 Apr 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Kidnapping data trends

• The number of kidnappings and individual aid workers who were kidnapped peaked in April 2018. July, August and September also recorded high numbers of kidnappings.

• Between February and May, 36 aid workers were kidnapped while travelling in Central and Western Equatoria states in South Sudan. Many incidents occurred when agencies entered previously inaccessible areas where there have been reports of conflict parties accusing aid workers of spying.

05 Apr 2019 description

Contents

169 Surveillance to track progress towards polio eradication worldwide, 2017–2018

179 Epidemic meningitis control in countries in the African meningitis belt, 2018

Sommaire

169 Surveillance de la poliomyélite: suivi des progrès accomplis vers l’éradication de la maladie à l’échelle mondiale, 2017-2018

179 Lutte contre la méningite épidémique dans les pays de la ceinture africaine de la méningite, 2018

04 Apr 2019 description
  • The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) met on 2-4 April 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Among other immunization topics, SAGE was provided an update on the latest global epidemiology on polio eradication efforts and an overview of the GPEI Endgame Strategy 2019-2023. In addition, SAGE endorsed the guidelines for surveillance of vaccine-derived polioviruses in persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases.

02 Apr 2019 description

Overview

The majority of those returned to Turkey are Pakistani nationals (38 percent of total). Syrians constitute 19 percent of the total number of those returned, and are followed by Algerians, Afghans and Bangladeshis.

In total, 341 Syrians have been returned to Turkey to date. 38 of them have been returned on the basis that their asylum claims were found inadmissible at 2nd instance.

30 Mar 2019 description

United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS)

16 countries

3,655 mt of cargo

386,330 passengers

1,362 evacuations

28 Mar 2019 description
  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General and Chair of the Polio Oversight Board, has issued a personal response to the extraordinary joint statement published in January by the Chairs of the main, independent, advisory and oversight committees of the GPEI.