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22 Feb 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Trends in aid workers killed, kidnapped and arrested (KKA) as reported in open sources

There is a remarkable similarity in the number of open-source reported events as well as the number of affected aid workers in January 2018 and January 2019. Numbers of reported events and affected aid workers rose in the first part of 2018 and declined in the second half of 2018. The graph below summarizes the data from the twelve Aid in Danger Monthly News Briefs (MNB) of 2018. Links to the original sources for these data are available in past editions of the MNB.

21 Feb 2019 description


  • Active EVD screening ongoing at 8 Point of Entry (PoE) sites, and health and hygiene promotion educators continued to reach populations in all target areas (Gimunu Boma, Tokori,
    Marakonye Boma and Attende Boma). WASH infrastructure activities continued at Yei SSRRC and Yei airstrip

  • The EVD screening site at Salia Musala PoE is presently under construction; the selection of the screening teams and training of health workers will begin next week

20 Feb 2019 description

Interactive voice response uses recorded messages to provide menu options for callers to access information and provide feedback


20 Feb 2019 description

Current major event

Knowledge gaps: Multiple drug-resistant typhoid fever in Pakistan

Cases of multiple drug-resistant Salmonella typhoid (MDR S. Typhi) fever continue to report from Pakistan. Between November 2016 to February 2019, a total of 5 853 MDR typhoid fever cases were reported from different districts of Sindh province. Currently, there are a number of knowledge gaps which is hindering effective control of this out-break.

Editorial note

19 Feb 2019 description


  • Following the terrorist attack that occurred on 15th January 2019 in Westlands in Nairobi, UNHCR and partners increased monitoring and detention interventions, while advising the refugee community to remain calm. So far, there have been no major implications on POCs.

  • A task force of innovation experts drawn from different units responded to the ‘Call for Applications to the Innovation Fund’ by submitting two proposals:

19 Feb 2019 description

188,582 Refugees and asylum seekers registered in Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei settlement as of 5 February 2019.

922 New arrivals refugees and asylum seekers registered since the beginning of January 2019.

4,278 Individuals assisted to return to their home countries since February 2016.


7,165 Households in Kalobeyei received Cash for Core Relief Items (soap and sanitary towels)

19 Feb 2019 description
  • 2,250 new arrivals were registered in December; 1,410 in Nairobi, 836 in Kakuma and 4 in Dadaab 81,983

  • Somalis have been assisted to return to Somalia under the voluntary repatriation programme since 2014. In January 2019, 77 were assisted to return to Somalia

  • By end of January 2019, there were 209,979 (44%) refugees in Dadaab, 188,513 (40%) and in Kakuma & Kalobeyei Settlement, 76,920 (16%) in urban areas.

Working with Partners

19 Feb 2019 description

The first camp in Dadaab was established in 1991. There are 3 camps in Dadaab: Hagadera,
Dagahaley and Ifo.

Kambioos refugee camp was closed on 31st March 2017 and Ifo2 refugee camp was closed on 31st May 2018.

Since December 2014, Somali refugees who decide to voluntarily return to their home country, receive UNHCR support in Kenya and Somalia.

Voluntary Repatriation

19 Feb 2019 description

This factsheet provides a statistical snapshot of UNHCR’s resettlement activities up to the end of December 2018. All figures are provisional and subject to change. Additional data can be accessed in UNHCR’s Resettlement Data Finder.

18 Feb 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Emergency care

Incidents of threats and violence affecting emergency health care


Democratic Republic of the Congo

11 January 2019: In Marabo town, Ituri province, local taxi drivers and other residents opposed to the construction of an Ebola isolation centre threw rocks at NGO health workers. Source: ACLED1


18 Feb 2019 description

Total Arrivals

2018: 141,500
2017: 185,100
2016: 373,700
2015: 1,032,400

Between 1 January and 31 December 2018, some 141,500 refugees and migrants arrived via the three Mediterranean routes from North Africa and Turkey. Most crossed the Western Mediterranean from Morocco and Algeria to Spain. Arrivals in 2018 most commonly originated from Guinea, Morocco, Mali and the Syrian Arab Republic.

In 2018, 64% of arrivals were men, 15% women and 22% children.

17 Feb 2019 description


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, amending Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU)
No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU and repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/20121 , and in particular Article 110 thereof,

16 Feb 2019 description

The 2019 Annual Letter by Bill & Melinda Gates makes a case for investment in global health. Progress by Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a good reminder of how investment in global health funds benefits people around the world. Read the letter here.

In Indonesia, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) outbreak is confirmed. See Indonesia section below for more details.

14 Feb 2019 description
report Save the Children

Five times more children than fighters are being killed in conflicts, new Save the Children report reveals

At least 550,000 babies are thought to have died as a result of armed conflict between 2013 and 2017 in the 10 worst-affected countries, according to new analysis by Save the Children — an average of well over 100,000 every year. DR Congo and South Sudan – where most of the nearly 1.2 million refugees in Uganda come from – are both listed in the 10 worst countries.

14 Feb 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund


• In 2018, Uganda responded to several crises including the refugee influx from DRC, Burundi and South Sudan, disease outbreaks such as cholera, and flooding in Bududa, Eastern Uganda.

• Those most affected by emergencies in Uganda were women and children. Sixty per cent of refugees and host communities were children still in need of essential services for their survival, development and well-being.

13 Feb 2019 description

MERS cluster in Oman

During the month of January 2019, the Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman reported a cluster of five cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) infection from the North Batinah Governorate. Two cases from this cluster were fatal.

Editorial note

13 Feb 2019 description


● EVD awareness sessions continued in all target locations (Gimunu Boma, Tokori, Marakonye Boma and Attende Boma). WASH activities continued at Yei SSRRC and Yei airstrip screening points.

● EVD prevention activities were held on proper handwashing with soap and water in Morokonye Boma, Attende Boma in Gimunu Payam, Tokori Payam, and the SSRRC screening point, reaching a total of 3,458 individuals this week.