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24 Sep 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

21 Sep 2018 description

Contents

489 Cholera, 2017
497 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2018

Sommaire

489 Choléra, 2017
497 Fonctionnement de la surveillance de la paralysie flasque aiguë (PFA) et incidence de la poliomyélite, 2018

20 Sep 2018 description

Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate current food insecurity in many countries

Some 39 countries in need of food assistance - FAO expects slightly lower global cereal production

20 September 2018, Rome - Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today.

19 Sep 2018 description

Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse République centrafricaine: l'UE débloque 26,5 millions € pour faire face à la crise humanitaire régionale Bruxelles, le 18 septembre 2018

La Commission européenne a alloué une aide d'urgence de 26,5 millions € en faveur des familles vulnérables touchées par la crise humanitaire en République centrafricaine et ses retombées dans les pays voisins.

18 Sep 2018 description

The European Commission has allocated €26.5 million in emergency aid for vulnerable families affected by the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic and its spill-over into neighbouring countries.

The funding comes as some 2.5 million, half the country's population, are in need of assistance, with the crisis triggering an influx of refugees into neighbouring countries.

18 Sep 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Cameroon

10 August 2018: In Bamenda city, Mezam department, Northwest province, an ambulance belonging to the Bamenda Regional Hospital was shot at by either national military personnel or Ambazonian fighters, seriously wounding a nurse, and slightly injuring the driver. Source: Cameroon-Info

Côte d’Ivoire

17 Sep 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 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

17 Sep 2018 description

Update of UNHCR’s operations in Africa

A. Situational context

15 Sep 2018 description

Changements clés

La population totale des réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile est passée de 446.091 personnes (fin du mois de juillet) à 449.748 à la fin du mois d'août 2018 représentant une augmentation globale de 0.8%. Cette augmentation résulte essentiellement des activités de l'enregistrement niveau 2 des réfugiés centrafricains au Sud, des requérants d'asile dans les camps de l'Est et en milieu urbain ainsi que la régularisation des naissances dans les camps de réfugiés et à N'Djamena.

15 Sep 2018 description

Au 31 aout 2018, la population des personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR au Tchad est passée à 652.575 personnes et se compose essentiellement de :

14 Sep 2018 description

TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 5.0 billion
TOTAL PLAN FUNDING US$ 1.8 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 3.2 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 350 million

14 Sep 2018 description
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FUNDING REQUIRED $25.33B

FUNDING RECEIVED $10.19B

UNMET REQUIREMENTS $15.14B

COVERAGE 40.2%

PEOPLE IN NEED 133.8M

PEOPLE TO RECEIVE AID 97.4M

COUNTRIES AFFECTED 41

13 Sep 2018 description

Executive Summary

The second 2017 meeting of the Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG), the principal advisory group to the WHO Regional Offce for Africa took place at the Protea Balalaika Hotel Sandton, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 5–7 December 2017. The meeting focused on progress towards regional immunization goals, maternal & neonatal tetanus elimination, polio eradication & end-game strategy, challenges facing middle-income countries, cholera control and immunization research in the African Region.

13 Sep 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2019

12 Sep 2018 description

The 2017 Sudan Participatory Assessment, conducted between October and December 2017, involved 6,009 Persons of Concern to UNHCR engaged through some 385 semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions, individual interviews and participatory observation sessions. This assessment exercise was conducted by UNHCR in collaboration with partners, actively supported by the Government of Sudan, to engage refugees, asylum-seekers and refugee returnees – women, men, girls and boys of di fferent age, gender, nationality and ability – to identify their needs and examine ways to address them.

12 Sep 2018 description

Introduction.

More than four years after the crisis broke out in December 2013, the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains extremely worrying. Since May 2017, new violence between armed groups has forced thousands of people to flee, resulting in a quarter of the population either being internally displaced or living as a refugee in neighbouring countries. The European Union supports those most affected by providing basic items and services such as food, healthcare, emergency shelter, water and sanitation, and protection of civilians.

11 Sep 2018 description

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, Sept 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 100 human trafficking victims have been rescued in a major police operation in Sudan, including dozens of children forced to work in illegal gold mines, Interpol said on Monday.

Operation Sawiyan involved 200 Sudanese police officers who rescued 94 people, including 85 minors, from criminal networks in and around the capital, Khartoum, in an Interpol-led week-long crackdown last month, the global police organisation said.

10 Sep 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 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Declaration of the end of the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cholera in Niger
Cholera in Cameroon
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.

10 Sep 2018 description

The eighteenth 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 15 August 2018 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States attending via teleconference.

06 Sep 2018 description

Despite a recent improvement in rainfall, dryness remains over parts of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.

  2. Torrential rain has increased the level of the Atbara and Dindir Rivers. Additional rainfall over the region is likely to further raise water levels, including the Nile River and its tributaries.