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22 Jan 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 56 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Botulism in Nigeria
Lassa fever in Benin
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic
Suspected Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
Cholera in Angola
Suspected Rift Valley fever in The Gambia

22 Jan 2018 description

2,435,120* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 Dec (preand post-Dec 2013 caseload)

668,192* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 December

283,409 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.9 million IDPs as of 31 Dec

KEY FIGURES *

63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

4.61 million Total population of concern (South Sudanese refugees,
South Sudanese IDPs and refugees inside South Sudan)

21 Jan 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 22.2 million people in need

  • 2,014,026 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

  • 89 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

  • 956,076 IDP returnees

  • 1,015,375 recipients of CRIs since March 2015

  • 280,539 refugees and asylum seekers

Funding

  • USD 198.7 M requested in 2018

Operational Update

20 Jan 2018 description
report Carter Center

Atlanta — Le Carter Center, ainsi que ses partenaires, salue la poursuite des progrès enregistrés par la campagne d’éradication du ver de Guinée. En 2017, seulement 20 villages étaient atteints de cas de maladie du ver de Guinée, dans deux pays, tous les deux en Afrique, par rapport à 23 735 villages dans 21 pays sur deux continents en 1991. Entre les mois de janvier et décembre 2017, trente cas locaux de ver de Guinée ont été signalés dans des zones reculées du Tchad et de l’Éthiopie.

20 Jan 2018 description
report Carter Center

Contact: In Atlanta, Emily Staub, The Carter Center
Emily.Staub@CarterCenter.org, +1 404-420-5126

20 Jan 2018 description

A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

19 Jan 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

The headlines in 2017 were full of heart-wrenching stories and images of natural disasters wreaking havoc on communities around the world. When disaster strikes, the immediate concern of all humanitarian responders is, and should be, how to help people meet their basic, urgent needs, like food, water and shelter. But how a response is conducted can have significant implications on how the community recovers — and how fast.

19 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The fourth phase of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP4) was launched in 2015, introducing several innovations designed to strengthen the programme and its multiple impacts. The ‘cash plus’ Improved Nutrition through Integrated Basic Social Services with Social Cash Transfer (IN-SCT) pilot is implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) under the umbrella of PSNP4 in SNNP and Oromia regions.

18 Jan 2018 description
report Médecins du Monde

Depuis l’été dernier, les équipes de Médecins du Monde présentes autour du Parc Maximilien rapportent régulièrement les violences, intimidations et confiscations dont sont victimes les personnes qu’elles rencontrent. Avec en moyenne deux témoignages chaque jour, l’organisation pointe un problème récurrent et inquiétant. Médecins du Monde craint que les nouvelles actions policières annoncées par les autorités ne mènent à une augmentation de ces violences, et appelle le ministre Jambon à lancer une enquête.

18 Jan 2018 description

In December 2017, fighting between the government and the opposition forces was reported in Koch and Bieh (Unity), and in Raja (Western Bahr el Ghazal), displacing thousands of people. During the armed clashes on Raja-Wau road on 16 December, armed groups held six aid workers from two national and international agencies and displaced thousands of people from their homes to Wau town.

18 Jan 2018 description

This alert has been prepared as a complement to the indicative humanitarian needs and requirements for Ethiopia presented in the 2018 Global Humanitarian Overview.

In advance of the finalization of the meher assessment results, it is anticipated that between 5 and 7 million people will be targeted with relief assistance, requiring around $895 million over the course of 2018.

The priorities for immediate financing highlighted in this document are geared towards achieving two purposes:

18 Jan 2018 description

179,471
Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in December 2017.

2,012 New arrivals registered in South Sudan in December 2017.

19,132 Refugees living in Pamir refugee camp as of 31 December 2017

Working with Partners

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

18 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

2017 saw a host of new and quickly deepening humanitarian crises from Southeast Asia to Africa. But behind this rising tide of forced displacement was an isolationist and xenophobic political backdrop that could render 2018 even worse, especially given the lack of diplomatic leverage and leadership required to resolve intractable conflicts.

Read more on IRIN

18 Jan 2018 description

"Needs have gone through the roof for the whole of the humanitarian system, and donors really can't keep up with these increased needs."

By Nita Bhalla

NAIROBI, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cuts in food rations for 1.5 million refugees in east Africa, due to funding shortages, could increase school dropouts, crime and malnutrition, a United Nations official said on Wednesday.

17 Jan 2018 description

Situation

  • Overall, the 2017 rainy seasons in Djibouti performed well, supporting pasture regeneration, increasing water availability and leading to near-average vegetation conditions. While the ongoing October-to-February rains are slightly below average to date, most households are experiencing improved food access due to a seasonal increase in access to milk and other livestock products, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).