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22 May 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/300.

Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2030

Summary

02 Mar 2017 description

OVERVIEW

• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

21 Sep 2016 description

Summary

The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

08 Jun 2016 description

UNAIDS and PEPFAR announce dramatic reductions in new HIV infections among children in the 21 countries most affected by HIV in Africa

Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009

11 May 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/325.

Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2015

Summary

08 Jan 2016 description

OVERVIEW

  • Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2015, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at the local, national, and regional levels.

01 Jan 2015 description

This chapter provides a summary of the general environment in which UNHCR is operating in Africa and the organization’s planned responses in 2015. Mention is made of the two major emergency situations in the Central African Republic and South Sudan which have affected operations in many neighbouring countries and will continue to have a significant impact on UNHCR’s work in 2015 and beyond.

19 Mar 2014 description

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained active in February in the central outbreak region on the Red Sea coasts and the Horn of Africa. Aerial and/or ground control treated hoppers and swarms on some 50,000 ha in Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen and northern Somalia. Other countries in the region remained calm during this month (DLCO-EA2 , DLMCC/Yemen, FAO-DLIS,
LCC/Oman, PPD/Sudan).

27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

22 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-troisième session
Point 42 de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Rapport du Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies
pour les réfugiés, questions relatives aux réfugiés,

19 Jan 2009 description

General Context

The major concern is the deteriorating security situation in Central Africa Republic as well as the other hot spots in Chad and DRC. Other concerns include the wide spread cholera outbreaks, the approaching meningitis season and looming food insecurity issues. The WHO continues to support information sharing from affected countries, coordination through the cluster approach as well as identifying and filling gaps.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- Angola: Suspected Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) near the border with DRC was investigated.

12 Jan 2009 description

General Context

The security situation in eastern DRC as well as in neighboring Uganda and Southern Sudan is becoming of high concern after the joint attacks on LRA rebels.

The Ebola outbreak is still ongoing in DRC. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is still a challenge and WHO and partners continue to support efforts aimed at information sharing from affected border districts, strengthening surveillance, as well as improving resource mobilization and case management.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

-Angola: The cholera outbreak is still spreading.

12 Jan 2009 description

Contexte général

La situation sécuritaire dans l'est de la RDC de même que dans les pays voisins de l'Ouganda et du Sud Soudan devient très préoccupante après les attaques conjointes contre les rebelles de la LRA. L'épidémie d'Ebola continue. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle.

05 Jan 2009 description

Contexte général

La situation sécuritaire dans l'est de la RDC est toujours précaire et très préoccupante. L'épidémie d'Ebola continue. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. L'OMS et les autres partenaires continuent d'appuyer les efforts visant au partage d'information sur les districts frontaliers touchés, le renforcement de la surveillance aussi bien que l'amélioration de la mobilisation des ressources.

Situation dans les pays

Crises aigues

- Angola: L'épidémie de choléra continue de se propager.