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31 Dec 2016 description


By the end of 2016, progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives.
The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past. The virus is now more geographically constrained than at any point in history.

29 Dec 2016 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has continued in western Mauritania. Breeding has extended to southern Western Sahara, where limited control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Despite some increase in rainfall during late November, poor and erratic rain since late September has resulted in droughts, which have negatively impacted crops and water availability in southern Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and eastern Kenya.

27 Dec 2016 description


64,755 South Sudanese refugees, most of them new arrivals.

103,717 Refugees from the Central African Republic.

34,973 Refugees from Burundi

543,309 Congolese refugees in African countries

5,501 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC in 2016

25 Dec 2016 description

Uíge - At least 1. 413. 832 square meters is the total of demined areas during the year 2016, by the troops of the units located in the North Military Region (RMN), announced its commander, lieutenant-general David Cavanda, on Saturday.

Speaking at the end-of-the-year greeting ceremony, the general said that through the demining work it was found four anti-tank mines, 98 anti personnel mines, 37 explosives, 138 miscellaneous cartridges and 7, 972 pieces of various metals were removed.

23 Dec 2016 description

The October-December rainfall season has performed poorly in East Africa

  1. Locust outbreak has continued in western Mauritania. Breeding has extended to southern Western Sahara, where limited control operations are in progress, according to the FAO.

  2. Poor early season rainfall has resulted in increasing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout portions of Angola, southern DRC, and northern Zambia.

23 Dec 2016 description

More than 15 million Angolans and 10 million Congolese were vaccinated under a campaign coordinated by the WHO

LUANDA, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Angola declared the end of the world's worst yellow fever epidemic in a generation on Friday after a U.N.-backed vaccination campaign of 25 million people that resulted in no new cases in six months.

The outbreak began a year ago in a slum in the capital, Luanda, before spreading throughout Angola, a war-scarred southeast African nation, and into neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. In all, more than 400 people died.

22 Dec 2016 description

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In November 2015, more than 1,000 Cuban nationals were reported to be camped out at the Paso Canoas border crossing with Panama. In view of requirements for entering the country and the fact that these migrants did not meet them, a significant amount of people began to congregate in this border community, taking to living in the streets while they waited for a solution to their immigration status. The Costa Rican government issued permits allowing migrants to enter the country and continue on their way to the United States.

22 Dec 2016 description


  • Rainy season continues in Southern Africa

  • UN revises RIASCO plan due to increasing lean season needs in Madagascar, Malawi, and Zimbabwe

  • WFP anticipates break in the emergency food assistance pipeline in Madagascar


20 Dec 2016 description
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  • Good performance of the current growing season (October 2016 - April 2017) is critical for Southern Africa after suffering from two consecutive droughts induced by a long lasting El Nino event which led to unprecedented levels of food insecurity.

  • The current growing season is developing under a La Nina event that is forecast to be short and weak. Historical data shows that La Nina events almost always lead to favourable rainfall and better than average crop production.

20 Dec 2016 description
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The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

20 Dec 2016 description

Moçamdes - The Government of southwestern Namibe province will adopt measures to mitigate the effects of the drought and famine next year in the region.

This was announced over the weekend by the provincial governor, Rui Falcão, who explained that to this end, the Government will rehabilitate wells and boreholes to help the population to develop agriculture and livestock.

19 Dec 2016 description


Hunger is not inevitable As 2016 comes to an end, almost 130-million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Throughout the year, natural hazards, conflict and protracted crises have placed a particularly heavy burden on the poor, who are often extremely vulnerable to shocks. Across 22-affected areas, 70-million people are currently in Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Phase 3 or above.

18 Dec 2016 description


  • Favourable weather benefits early development of 2017 cereal crops

  • Drought conditions caused steep reduction in 2016 cereal production in southern provinces, but harvests were more favourable in central and northern areas

  • Weaker currency and impact of drought sustained high inflation rates

  • Food insecurity conditions severely stressed in southern provinces, with about 1.2 million people affected by drought in 2016

16 Dec 2016 description

Key Figure
Refugees: 449,764
Internally Displaced Persons: 1,960,198
Returnees: 45,561

16 Dec 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 11-17 December 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus and influenza.

16 Dec 2016 description

The information was delivered Thursday by the deputy head of engineering division of INAD in Lunda Sul, Araújo Quintas.

According to him, the work was guaranteed by 30 experts and lasted 20 months.

He pointed out that during the operation several explosive devices were deactivated, such as anti-tank landmines, anti-personnel landmines, grenades, ammunitions and projectiles of various guns.

15 Dec 2016 description

Dakar, 14 December 2016 - Immunization experts have called for concrete actions to stem the tide of vaccine preventable diseases in the WHO African Region. The call came from the African Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) which concluded its 2-day meeting on 14 December 2016 in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss the state of immunization in the region. The RITAG serves as the principal advisory group to the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, on regional immunization policies and programmes.