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- Govt. Angola: More than 200,000 children to be vaccinated against polio in Angola. 13 Jul 2019
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- Govt. Angola: Over 200,000 children benefit from polio vaccine. 13 Jul 2019
- UNHCR: Angola: Inter-Agency Operational Update (1 – 31 May 2019). 12 Jul 2019
- UNHCR: 3Ws Lunda Norte – Who is doing What and Where (8 July 2019). 12 Jul 2019
- Govt. Angola: MPLA parliamentary group assesses drought in Huíla. 4 Jul 2019
- Govt. Angola: Angola: Biometric Registration Update as of 08 July 2019. 12 Jul 2019
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 71 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (environmental sample) in Ghana
Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.
• Based on the results of the 2019 Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis (RVAA), it is estimated that 41 million people will be food insecure in the peak lean season, of which 9 million people require immediate assistance (Table 1).
• Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia account for 75% of the total number needing immediate assistance.
• In Eswatini and Lesotho, 20% and 24% of the rural population are in need of immediate assistance.
Cambulo - At least 205,688 children between the ages of zero and five, out of the ten municipalities that make up the province of Lunda Norte, will be vaccinated as of today (Friday), during a three-day vaccination campaign against polio.
A circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed in China. It is genetically linked to a VDPV2 isolated from an environmental sample from Xinjiang province, collected on 18 April 2018. WHO is continuing to evaluate the situation and stands ready to support the ongoing investigation and risk assessment by national authorities.
The intentions survey regarding Congolese return to the DRC took place in Lovua settlement from 9 to 20 May.
Joint Livelihoods Strategy was launched in May, through common efforts by different partners working in Lovua settlement .
75% of Congolese refugees from Kasai in Angola are women and children.
36,679 Biometrically registered Congolese refugees in Lunda Norte Province. A total of 23,795 refugees are currently receiving food assistance.
Food insecurity continues to rise in Southern Africa - new SADC Report Projection puts 41 million at risk
THE YEAR IN REVIEW
By Dr Marc Biot, Dr Isabelle Defourny, Marcel Langenbach, Kenneth Lavelle, Bertrand Perrochet and Teresa Sancristoval, Directors of Operations
Although most countries in the region are seeing their national average maize price stabilize or decrease in line with seasonal trends, prices are generally trending higher compared to last year.
1. Situation update
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 74 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
Depuis fin mars en territoire de Beni, Province du Nord Kivu, des attaques contre des civils et postes militaires se sont intensifiées. Près de 96.000 personnes ont été déplacées depuis la Chefferie de Batangi vers le village de Nobili (près de la frontière ougandaise) en avril et mai. Le HCR est impliqué dans la réponse.
Since the end of March in Beni Territory, North Kivu Province, attacks against civilians and military outposts have intensified. Some 96,000 people have been displaced from Batangi Chiefdom to the town of Nobili (near the Ugandan border) in April and May. UNHCR is involved in the response.
15,946 returnees and expelled people from Angola have been profiled by UNHCR and its partners in Kamako, Kasai Province. The results of the operation will help to better address the needs of various categories of people returning from Angola since October 2018
G20 Leaders met on 28-29 June 2019 in Osaka, Japan, and discussed major challenges facing the world and the importance of eradicating polio. The G20 declaration states, “We reaffirm our commitment to eradicate polio as well as to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and look forward to the success of the sixth replenishment of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.” Read more here.
301 Genetic characterization of measles and rubella viruses detected through surveillance for global measles and rubella elimination, 2016–2018
307 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, JanuaryApril 2019
301 Caractérisation génétique des virus de la rougeole et la rubéole détectés dans le cadre de la surveillance pour l’élimination mondiale de la rougeole et de la rubéole, 2016-2018
307 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-avril 2019
90,024 refugee returnees (2014 - 2019)
This figure includes voluntary repatriation from Kenya (84,227) and Assisted Spontaneous returnees from Yemen (4,414) as well as 1,383 returnees from other countries such as Djibouti (801), Libya (394), Sudan (143), Eritrea (34), Pakistan, Gambia, Angola, Cambodia and others. Somali refugees from these or other countries who return spontaneously without assistance from the UNHCR are not included.