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20 Aug 2018 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 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Typhoid fever in Zimbabwe

  • Measles in Chad

  • Cholera in Niger

  • Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

20 Aug 2018 description


  • National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) stakeholders workshop on protection violation in Adamawa State humanitarian response

  • Final reports of Initial Rapid Need Assessment (IRNA) for Numan and Demsa LGAs

  • Ongoing Cholera outbreak response in Mubi North and Mubi South LGA of Adamawa State;
    Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) 1 campaign

  • Visit of the head of OCHA Nigeria to Adamawa State

20 Aug 2018 description

Within the period of 8 – 14 August 2018, a total of 4,675 movements were recorded, including 4,269 arrivals and 406 departures at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Chibok, Damboa, Demsa, Dikwa, Fufore, Girei, Gombi, Gubio, Guzamala, Gwoza, Hawul, Hong, Jere, Kaga, Konduga, Kukawa, Madagali, Mafa, Magumeri, Maiduguri, Maiha, Mayo-Belwa, Michika, Mobbar, Monguno, Mubi-North, Mubi-South, Ngala, Nganzai, Numan, Yola-North and Yola-South Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Adamawa and Borno States.

20 Aug 2018 description

The International Organization for Migration – IOM works with national and local authorities also local partners to identify and understand migration movements in West and Central Africa. Flow monitoring Point (FMP) is an activity that quantifies and qualifies flows, migrant profiles, trends and migration routes at a given point of entry, transit or exit. Since February 2016, IOM Niger has been monitoring migration flows at two points in the Agadez region of Niger in Arlit and Séguédine.

18 Aug 2018 description


17 Aug 2018 description

Lara Palmisano

Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.

CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.

17 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation Overview

  • Over 20,000 cholera cases and 255 deaths have been reported as of week 30 in Lake Chad Basin (LCB). This is 8 times more than the average cholera caseload over the past four years.

  • Nigeria is the most affected country with 18,000 cases.
    The outbreak has spread into Cameroon and Niger (on week 27).

  • Major cities of Maradi (Niger), Yaounde and Douala (Cameroon) have confirmed cholera cases.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints



30 July 2018 (Date of post): In Blama Hadji village, Mayo-Sava division,
Extreme-Nord province, a landmine exploded as it was run over by a vehicle carrying refugees. Source: ECHO Daily Flash


18 July 2018: In Mahama camp, Eastern province, hundreds of undocumented Burundians were arrested in the Burma refugee camp following a rise in tensions between Rwandan authorities and armed groups allegedly from Burundi. Source: ACLED

17 Aug 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Middle-East and North Africa

Syrian Arab Republic

19 July 2018: In Manjib city and district, Aleppo governorate, a mine exploded near an ambulance carrying patients, slightly injuring the driver and damaging the vehicle. Another mine was later found 25 metres away from the spot. Source: Manbijmc

The Americas


17 Aug 2018 description


In July, 51,945 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (24,778 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 97 locations.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Voice of America

Medical staff are fleeing hospitals in Cameroon's troubled English-speaking regions after attacks this month left several nurses dead and many others wounded. Medics say they are stuck between a military that accuses them of aiding armed separatists and rebel fighters who say hospitals betray them to the army.

Elvis Ndansi, of the Cameroon trade union of nurses, says the killings and abuse provoked outrage in the medical corps.

16 Aug 2018 description


Three major mobility patterns shaped West and Central African flows in the last three months. The first is a pattern of forced internal displacement flows, mainly as a result of the Lake Chad Basin Crisis. The Crisis directly affecting nearly 4 million persons with more than 2.27 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 1.49 million returns in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

16 Aug 2018 description


16 Aug 2018 description


  • 14/07/2018 : Declaration chine epidemie de cholera au Cameroun par le Ministre de la Sante Publique (2 regions en epidemie et 5 regions a haut risque)

  • 07 nouveaux cas suspects enregistres depuis le 10/08/2018

  • Au total 168 cas suspects, 17 confirmes, 12 deices (7 communautaires) avec un taux de letalite de 7,1 %

15 Aug 2018 description

Saudi Arabia admits to airstrike on a school bus in Yemen

15 Aug 2018 description
report Rotary

“The fact that no new cases of wild poliovirus have been detected in Nigeria points to the improved surveillance and rapid response protocols Rotary and its Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners have established, particularly in insecure and inaccessible areas,” said Michael K. McGovern, chair of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee. “While this progress is promising, it’s time to redouble our efforts so we can continue to maintain the political and financial support necessary to end polio for good.”

15 Aug 2018 description

Maroua, Cameroon, 14 August 2018—A total of 30 municipalities in northern Cameroon, a region badly affected by the activities of the terrorist group Boko Haram, have joined the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, being part of the 9,000 member strong grouping.

14 Aug 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 61,517 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 12 August. This compares with 118,436 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 265,640 in 2016.