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27 Jan 2020 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 70 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Lassa fever in Nigeria

  • Lassa fever in Sierra Leone

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

  • Humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso

23 Jan 2020 description

Refugees

■ As of 15 December, 2,086 Central African refugees (444 households) were voluntarily repatriated to the Central African Republic (CAR), as part of an operation launched by UNHCR on 21 November. A total of around 3,500 refugees will be repatriated through this operation. In the meantime, new repatriation candidates have expressed their intention of going back to the CAR in 2020.

23 Jan 2020 description

UNHCR voluntarily repatriated 1,439 Central African refugees so far, since the start of the operation on 21 November. UNHCR will repatriate close to 4,000 refugees to the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui, and prefectures that were assessed as safe.

UNHCR conducted a large-scale verification exercise of 25,691 South Sudanese refugees in two settlements in Haut-Uele Province, and subsequently printed 12,705 individual identity cards and 7,710 attestations of family composition for refugees.

21 Jan 2020 description

Date of issue: 21 January 2020
Data as reported by: 19 January 2020

1. Situation update

From 13 to 19 January 2020, 15 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported from North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The cases were reported from Beni (9 cases) and Mabalako (6 cases) Health Zones and all were linked to a confirmed case in a known chain of transmission.

20 Jan 2020 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 68 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

19 Jan 2020 description

Luanda - At least five million children were vaccinated in the country in 2019 to fight poliomyelitis during the campaigns promoted by the Ministry of Health, said last Friday in Luanda, the minister Sílvia Lutucuta.

17 Jan 2020 description
  1. Contexte

A l’échelle mondiale, plusieurs millions de personnes, y compris un nombre significatif d’individus dans la région des Grands Lacs sont apatrides ou sont à risque d’apatridie. Ces derniers ne peuvent jouir pleinement de l’ensemble des droits fondamentaux. Parmi les causes à l’origine de cette situation dans la région des Grands Lacs figurent, entre autres, les lacunes que renferment les législations et politiques relatives à la nationalité qui laissent certaines personnes sans la reconnaissance d’une nationalité par aucun Etat.

14 Jan 2020 description

From 6 to 12 January 2020, eight new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported from Mabalako, Beni, and Musienene Health Zones in North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Of these cases, three were reported in Beni Health Zone, where no cases had been reported for 29 days, and one was reported in Musienene Health Zone, where no cases had been reported for 132 days. These four cases are linked to the transmission chain that originated in Aloya Health Area, Mabalako Health Zone, and were not unexpected given known links between Mabalako and Beni.

14 Jan 2020 description

526.171* réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.

99,2%* des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74,2% des réfugiés sont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

890.044* est le nombre de Congolais réfugiés en Afrique.

* Statistiques de novembre 2019

Activités principales – Réfugiés

Protection

14 Jan 2020 description

526,171* refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.2%* of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74.2% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

890,044* refugees from DRC in Africa.

* November 2019’s figures

Main activities – Refugees

Protection

13 Jan 2020 description

**Overview-

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 68 evenAts in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

10 Jan 2020 description

OVERVIEW OF CURRENT FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY SITUATION

• Latest assessment figures continue to indicate that an estimated total of 41 million people will be food insecure in the southern Africa region during the peak lean season (January - March 2020)(Figure 1, Table 1). In addition, 2.2. million are estimated to be food insecure in the urban areas of Zimbabwe.

08 Jan 2020 description

In Numbers October

5,541 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 2,474,616 million cash-based transfers made

USD166 million net funding requirement for January - June 2020

999,450 people assisted in October 2019

Operational Updates

08 Jan 2020 description
report UN News Service

La propagation de la poliomyélite à l'échelle internationale reste un problème mondial de santé publique, a conclu le Comité d'urgence convoqué par l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS).

07 Jan 2020 description

The twenty-third meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 11 December 2019 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States attending via teleconference, supported by the WHO secretariat.

06 Jan 2020 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 67 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key ongoing events, including:

04 Jan 2020 description

On 27 December 2019, World Vision Angola (WVI) organised a Christmas party in Lovua settlement with the support of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), Medicos del Mundo (MDM) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA).

31 Dec 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 67 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key ongoing events, including:

  • Malaria in Burundi
  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria.

For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.