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16 Jan 2019 description

Situation générale en décembre 2018

Prévision jusqu'à mi-février 2019

Une résurgence du Criquet pèlerin se développe au Soudan et en Érythrée

09 Jan 2019 description

General situation during November 2018

Forecast until mid-January 2019

Desert Locust outbreak develops in Sudan and Eritrea

Favourable ecological conditions and extensive breeding caused a Desert Locust outbreak to develop in the winter breeding areas along the Red Sea coast in Sudan and Eritrea during December.

30 Dec 2018 description

Current major event

Disease outbreaks in Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), January to December 2018

A total of 10 outbreaks were reported in the countries of WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) during January to December 2018. Some of these outbreaks have reported in the previous year and not been contained.

Editorial note

23 Dec 2018 description

Current major event

Hepatitis A outbreak in Northern Aleppo

The Ministry of Health of Syria has reported a cluster of acute jaundice syndrome cases in the northwest area of Aleppo. Laboratory tests performed in WHO’s reference laboratory at American University of Beirut identified hepatitis A virus (HAV) as the causative organism of these acute jaundice cases.

Editorial note

20 Dec 2018 description

This dashboard analyses and represent information based on IOM data and reports by UNCTAD 2018, UNODC 2018 and ISS 2017, regarding the cost of the journey facilitated by smuggling networks from the Horn of Africa. Costs were available for movements related to 6 countries - Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia -, and for 2 Routes: Northern and Eastern Route.

Affording the Journey

19 Dec 2018 description

Current major event

Multidrug-resistant typhoid fever in Pakistan

Since November 2016, there has been an increase in the number of cases of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Typhoid (MDR S. Typhi) fever in Pakistan. Up to epiweek 48 of 2018 a total of 5,174 cases of MDR S. Typhi have been reported from different districts of Sindh province (please see table) in Pakistan.

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17 Dec 2018 description

Regional Flow Monitoring Network

124 FMPs are currently active in three countries in the region.

As of the last report (July and August 2018) IOM identified at least 669,176 migrants currently in Libya. Migrants were identified in 100 municipalities, within 554 communities originating from more than 41 countries [primarily from Niger (19%), Egypt (14%) and Chad (14%)]. Information on current migration flows was collected through 1,897 assessments. Migrants were primarily located in Tripoli (22%), Misrata (12%) and Ejdabia (10%).

10 Dec 2018 description

Déplacement de criquets vers les zones de reproduction hivernale

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin reste calme dans tous les pays.

07 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 766 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 13 countries and territories in the MENA region between January 2017 and June 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

06 Dec 2018 description

Current major event

Transition from EWARN to routine surveillance

A three days workshop was conducted in Damascus, Syria from 8-10 August 2018 to disseminate findings of Early Warning Alert and Response Network (EWARN) evaluation in Syria. Participants included Ministry of Health (MOH) staff and technical EWARN officers. During this workshop the question of how and when to transition from EWARN to routine surveillance was examined.

Editorial note

05 Dec 2018 description

by Jack Durrell

Executive Summary

Climate change threatens the viability of agriculture, ecosystems, and rural livelihoods in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In a region where agriculture is a critical source of employment and income, environmental degradation, and declining and more variable productivity, could potentially cause significant displacements, posing challenges in a region already beset by instability.

05 Dec 2018 description

5 December 2018, Cairo, Egypt – Seven countries from the Eastern Mediterranean Region are participating in a simulation exercise for a global pandemic which started on 4 December. The exercise is coordinated by the World Health Organization’s Global Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and the EOC Network, a global network of health emergency operations centres.

03 Dec 2018 description
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General situation during November 2018 Forecast until mid-January 2019

The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during November

27 Nov 2018 description

Current major event

Chikungunya update: Sudan

Sudan has had a major outbreak of Chikungunya since July 2018. A total of 20,110 cases have been reported since the outbreak began. No new cases of the disease were reported during the week ending 11th November 2018.

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02 Nov 2018 description

General situation during October 2018 Forecast until mid-Dececember 2018

The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during October

Although seasonal rains ended in the northern Sahel between Mauritania and Sudan and vegetation was drying out, a second generation of breeding took place in Chad and small-scale breeding occurred in norther Niger and southern Algeria.

22 Oct 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 663 security incidents affecting aid delivery in 12 countries and territories in the MENA region between January 2017 and March 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

21 Oct 2018 description

Current major event

EWARN in humanitarian emergencies

As many as seven countries– Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region have established an early warning system for disease outbreaks with a view to early detecting and rapidly investigating any public health event of potential concern. Such a system, in the absence of a routine disease surveillance system, needs continuous monitoring and assessment using a set of performance benchmarks.

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