Appeals & Response Plans
- Cameroon: Flash Floods - Aug 2017
- Nigeria: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Nigeria: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2016
- Cameroon: Measles and Cholera Outbreaks - Nov 2015
- Cameroon: Floods - Sep 2014
- Cameroon: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2014
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Cameroon/Equatorial Guinea: Polio Outbreak - Nov 2013
- Cameroon: Floods - Oct 2013
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- Emergency Response Plan - Cameroon North-West and South-West - Summary (May 2018)
- UN Human Rights Chief deeply alarmed by reports of serious rights breaches in Cameroon
- “These Killings Can Be Stopped” - Abuses by Government and Separatist Groups in Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions
- Épidémie de choléra au Cameroun : le Ministère de la Santé Publique coordonne la riposte avec l’appui de l’OMS et des autres partenaires, 2 août 2018
- Thirty Cameroonian municipalities join climate and energy covenant
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.
HIGHLIGHTS (JULY 2018) OF ADAMAWA STATE HEALTH SECTOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
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
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.
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.
TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 5.0 billion
TOTAL PLAN FUNDING US$ 1.6 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 3.4 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 347 million
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.
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.
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
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
In July, 51,945 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (24,778 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 97 locations.
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.
POPULATION MOBILITY OVERVIEW
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.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2019
I. FAITS SAILLANTS
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 %
Saudi Arabia admits to airstrike on a school bus in Yemen
“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.”
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.
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.