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17 Aug 2019 description

Ndalatando - At least 108,925 kilometres of roads and 9,668 kilometres of power lines have been cleared of landmines in the country over the past 17 years, said on Friday the minister of Social Action, Family and Women's Promotion, Faustina Fernandes Alves.

During the opening of the National Campaign for Mine Risk Education and Prevention and Other Remnants of War, The minister also said that another 10,000 kilometres, where the fibre optic cables pass, were also cleared.

15 Aug 2019 description

Polio this week as of 14 August 2019.

  • The Thirty-third meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Commission for Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication was held in Muscat, Oman, to review the regional epidemiology. The meeting brought together members of the RCC, chairpersons of the National Certification Committees, polio programme representatives, and WHO staff from the headquarters, regional, and the endemic countries. Read more.

15 Aug 2019 description

Bulletin d’information sur les flambées épidémiques
31 juillet 2019

Les résumés qui suivent présentent la situation actuelle concernant les flambées dues au poliovirus circulant dérivé d’une souche vaccinale de type 2 (PVDVc2) dans la Région africaine et dans la Région de la Méditerranée orientale de l’OMS. Aucun poliovirus sauvage n’a été détecté sur le continent africain depuis septembre 2016.

A – Nigéria et bassin du lac Tchad

14 Aug 2019 description

The Transformation Agenda of the World Health Organization Secretariat in the African Region 2015–2020 strives to deliver “the WHO that the staff and stakeholders want”. Over the past five years, WHO in the African Region has made a concerted effort to transform itself into a forward-looking, proactive, responsive, results-driven, transparent, accountable, and appropriately resourced organization. Member States, development partners, donors, and other stakeholders have stood shoulder to shoulder with WHO in advancing this agenda – for this I am sincerely thankful.

14 Aug 2019 description

1. Situation update

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues. In the past week, 68 new confirmed EVD cases with an additional 43 deaths have been reported from 13 health zones across the two affected provinces. Most (59%) of the new cases reported in the past seven days were from Beni (n=29) and Mandima (n=11) Health Zones.

14 Aug 2019 description

Los Planes, Panamá. En los primeros seis meses del 2019, Panamá ha recibido desde Suramérica 34% más migrantes extrarregionales de los que se recibieron en todo el 2018. Cada día llegan a la Estación Temporal de Ayuda Humanitaria (ETAH) Los Planes, ubicada en la frontera de Costa Rica y Panamá, un promedio de 120 personas. En este contexto, OIM desarrolló la segunda ronda de encuestas de monitoreo de flujos a migrantes extrarregionales, bajo la metodología DTM (matriz de seguimiento a la movilidad, por sus siglas en inglés).

13 Aug 2019 description

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:

13 Aug 2019 description

12.8 million People in need

4.8 million IDPs displaced in DRC

83 Points of Control/Points of Entry supported by IOM

HIGHLIGHTS

During the reporting period, IOM provided kits for shelter assistance to over 100 households at the Eliya displacement site in Tanganyika Province, after fires ravaged a large portion of the shelters.

Between 18 and 31 July, a total of 12 additional POE/POCs in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces from 71 to 83 POE/POCs.

09 Aug 2019 description
  • Summary of new viruses this week: Pakistan — one wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case and eight WPV1-positive environmental samples Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) — one cVDPV2 sample isolated from a contact case and two cVDPV2 community isolates.

  • See country sections below for more details.

NA: Onset of paralysis in most recent case is prior to 2017. Figures exclude non-AFP sources. In 2018, cVDPV includes all three serotypes 1, 2 and 3.

08 Aug 2019 description

Promoting good collaboration with local government is important

Present in more than 134 countries, the UN Refugee Agency works closely with host governments to protect and assist refugees and to find long-term solutions to their problems. Even before UNHCR and other relief organizations are on the scene, host communities are the first provider of support to refugees and asylum-seekers.

A good collaboration is important and in the Angolan municipality of Lóvua, humanitarian workers have implemented this to maximum effect.

07 Aug 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

 The drought crisis in southern Angola continues to deteriorate with an estimated 2.3 million people affected, including 491,131 children under the age of five.

 Circulating Vaccine-Derived Polio Virus (VDPV2) type 2 outbreak in Cambulo district, Lunda Norte province, was confirmed on 13 June 2019.

 With UNICEF support, a polio outbreak vaccination campaign took place in the province of Lunda Norte reaching over 424,560 children.

07 Aug 2019 description

Le 11 juin, une réunion transfrontalière a eu lieu entre les Gouvernements du Burundi et de la RDC, ainsi que le HCR, à Uvira, SudKivu. La réunion a discuté du rapatriement des réfugiés burundais vivant en RDC, dans l’attente de la signature d’un Accord Tripartite.

Depuis le 6 juin, une flambée de violences a donné lieu à des déplacements massifs en Province de l’Ituri. Le HCR et OIM ont noté plus de 110.000 nouvelles arrivées dans les sites de PDI entre le 31 mai et le 20 juin. De plus, 8.647 personnes ont fui vers l’Ouganda en juin.

07 Aug 2019 description

On 11 June, a cross-border meeting was held between the Governments of Burundi and DRC, and UNHCR, in Uvira, South Kivu. The meeting discussed the repatriation of Burundian refugees living in DRC, pending the signing of a Tripartite Agreement.

Since 6 June, a flare-up of violence has led to massive new displacements in Ituri Province.
UNHCR and IOM recorded over 110,000 new arrivals in IDP sites between 31 May and 20 June. In addition, 8,647 people fled to Uganda in June.

06 Aug 2019 description

1. Situation update

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in Democratic Republic of the Congo continues at a similar transmission intensity to previous weeks. Since our last external situation report, with data reported up to 28 July 2019, 92 new confirmed EVD cases with an additional 59 deaths have been reported across the two affected provinces. There are currently no confirmed cases of EVD outside the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

05 Aug 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 72 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including: