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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.

30 Dec 2019 description

In numbers

15.6 million food insecure people and 5 million children acutely malnourished

5.2 million people assisted in 2018

5.1 million people targeted in 2019

1.17 million people reached per month on average

Highlights

• In 2019, WFP continues its corporate Level 3 emergency response, planning to reach 5.1 million people with food and nutrition assistance.

23 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 69 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key ongoing events, including:

  • Monkeypox in Nigeria
  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Humanitarian crisis in Niger.

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

19 Dec 2019 description

The first organised convoy of voluntary repatriation of Congolese refugees from Angola left Lòvua settlement for DRC on 9 October. As of 31 October, 844 persons were voluntarily repatriated to DRC in three convoys to Tshikapa and Kamonia, Kasai Province. 4,127 Central African refugees confirmed their intention to voluntarily return to the Central African Republic (CAR) from Sud Ubangi Province. Among them, 3,444 wished to return immediately. UNHCR will start repatriations in November.

15 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 66 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Yellow fever in Mali

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Floods in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon.

08 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 63 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

Measles in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lassa fever in Liberia Humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso.

05 Dec 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Protracted and new disasters have impacted a staggering number of people in Eastern and Southern Africa, and in 2020, will require substantial effort in terms of emergency preparedness and response strategies, mechanisms, tools and partnerships. More than 35 million people in the region, including nearly 18 million children, are in need of humanitarian assistance due to climate-related shocks, health emergencies, conflict, poverty and displacement.

02 Dec 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Renewed violence in North and South Kivu prompts new displacement and hinders humanitarian assistance efforts

  • An estimated 15.9 million people face acute food insecurity through December

  • Ongoing measles outbreak results in approximately 250,000 suspected cases and 5,110 related deaths as of November

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 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 62 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

25 Nov 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 61 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

21 Nov 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

7,500,000 children in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA, HRP 2019)

12,800,000 people in need (OCHA, HRP 2019)

1,260,000* Internally displaced people (IDPs) (HRP 2019)

24,391 cases of cholera reported since January (Ministry of Health)

Highlights

19 Nov 2019 description

CAMEROON

SCHOOL ATTACKS PERSIST IN WESTERN REGIONS

On 9 November, a group of armed men kidnapped ten students for ransom from a College in Bambili, North West region, and killed one of them. On 7 November, unidentified gunmen abducted a lecturer of the University of Bamenda, also in the North West region. On 6 November, a group of armed men attacked a High School in Bokova in Buea, South West region, but security forces intervened, and no casualty was reported.

CHAD

18 Nov 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 64 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

13 Nov 2019 description

The lean season has begun in Southern Africa, with nearly 12 million people severely food insecure, many unable to access clean water, and girls and women reportedly forced to resort to negative coping strategies, including early marriage, transactional sex and trafficking. At least 12 districts are projected to face ‘Emergency’ food insecurity (IPC Phase 4) (3 in Zambia and 9 in Zimbabwe), along with more than 60 per cent (14 out of 23) of communes assessed in three provinces (Cuando Cubango, Huila and Cunene) of southern Angola.

11 Nov 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 66 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including: