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08 Sep 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fifth session

Item 70 (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 of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 64/251, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to improve the international response to natural disasters and to report thereon to the Assembly at its sixty-fifth session.

10 Jan 2010 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

09 Nov 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic A (H1N1): Twenty nine (29) countries are now affected in our Region with a total case load of 14,868 and 103 deaths as of 09th November 2009 but the overall decline in incidence continues. Other humanitarian concerns include political crises in Guinea and Niger, disease outbreaks, the complex emergencies in central African countries and the food crises in the horn of Africa.

Situation in Countries

Acute crises

CAR: Ongoing violence in the South-east due to the LRA rebels activities.

09 Nov 2009 description

Contexte général

Pandémie A (H1N1): Vingt et neuf (29) pays sont actuellement touchés dans notre Région avec un total de cas s'élevant à 14 868 et 103 décès au 9 novembre 2009 mais la baisse globale de l'incidence continue.

02 Nov 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic A (H1N1): The overall decline in incidence continues. Twenty seven (27) countries are now affected in our Region with a total case load of 14,109 and 102 deaths as of 27th October 2009. Other humanitarian concerns include political crises in Guinea and Niger, disease outbreaks, the complex emergencies in central African countries and the food crises in the horn of Africa.

Situation in Countries

Acute crises

Angola: The Governments of Angola and DRC decided to immediately stop the expulsion of citizens from the two countries.

02 Nov 2009 description

Contexte général

Pandémie A (H1N1): La baisse globale de l'incidence continue. Vingt et sept (27) pays sont actuellement touchés dans notre Région avec un total de cas s'élevant à 14 109 et 102 décès au 27 octobre 2009.

26 Oct 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic A (H1N1): There is an overall slight decline in the incidence since 4 weeks mainly due to the declining trend in South Africa. Twenty seven (27) countries are now affected in our Region with a total case load of 13,583 and 102 deaths. Floods in West Africa which affected 635,273 people and killed 187 others are subsiding but we continue to monitor the health consequences.

07 Sep 2009 description

Contexte general

Pandémie A (H1N1): Le nombre des cas confirmés a actuellement dépassé les 8 000 avec 40 décès au 8 septembre 2009. L'Afrique du Sud porte toujours le plus lourd fardeau avec 7 606 cas et 31 décès. Les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest retiennent actuellement l'attention de la communauté humanitaire avec plus de 600 000 personnes touchées et près de 159 morts durant les trois derniers mois.

13 Jul 2009 description

Contexte Général

Pandémie H1N1: le nombre des cas confirmés et des pays touchés augmente très rapidement dans notre région. Du 13 juillet 2009, au total 116 cas confirmés sans décès ont été notifiés dans 11 pays. AFRO maintient son appel aux états membres pour qu'ils intensifient la surveillance.

13 Jul 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic H1N1: The number of confirmed cases and countries affected is rapidly increasing in our Region. As of 13th of July 2009, a total of 116 confirmed cases without death were reported from 11 countries. AFRO maintains its call to the member states to intensify surveillance.

11 May 2009 description

General Context

Global surveillance and mobilization against the Influenza A H1N1 is still ongoing. In the African region, no confirmed case yet but 21 suspected cases have so far been reported in 9 Countries. Eleven suspected cases are currently under investigation in four countries.

11 May 2009 description

Contexte général

La surveillance et la mobilisation générale contre la grippe A H1N1 continue. Pas de cas encore confirmé dans la Région Africaine mais 21 cas suspects ont jusqu'ici été notifiés dans 9 pays. Onze cas suspects sont actuellement en cours d'investigation dans quatre pays.

06 May 2009 description

Contrary to the still prevailing belief caused by sometimes one-sided media coverage that a large share of African migrants relocate to Europe or the developed states in the North, research has shown that this is not the case. Only 1.5 percent of all Sub-Saharan Africans, living outside their country, live within the European Union. More than two-thirds of all migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa, however, migrate to other countries within Sub-Saharan Africa (approximately 16.3 million).

Sub-Saharan Africa is also a region characterized by high numbers of forced migrants.

04 May 2009 description

Contexte général

La mobilisation générale contre la grippe A H1N1 se pousuit dans notre région. Plusieurs états membres ont activé leur plan de préparation et de réponse à la pandémie.

20 Apr 2009 description

General Context

Floods in Southern and eastern Africa continue to be of high concern for both Governments and the Humanitarian communities. Other major concerns are ongoing outbreaks of diseases notably meningitis in the meningitis belt and Yellow fever in Lofa County in Libera.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

Angola: Torrential rains subsequent floods continue to hit provinces. Cunene province is the worst affected but other provinces are also affected. More than 200,000 people are directly affected of which 52,646 are displaced in Cunene.

20 Apr 2009 description

Contexte général

Les inondations en Afrique australe et de l'est continuent d'être une grande préoccupation pour les Gouvernements et la communauté humanitaire. D'autres préoccupations majeures sont les épidémies en cours notamment la méningite dans la ceinture méningitique et la fièvre jaune dans le Conté de Lofa au Libéria

Situation dans les pays

Crises Aiguës

Angola: Les pluies torrentielles suivies d'inondations continuent. La province de Cunene est la plus sévèrement touchée mais d'autres provinces sont aussi touchées.

23 Mar 2009 description

General Context

The humanitarian concerns in the African region this week are due to ongoing flooding in the Southern Africa and outbreaks of diseases notably cholera and meningitis

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

Angola: The flooding affecting Southern and Central provinces is worsening with an estimated 160,000 people affected with 19 recorded deaths. In Cunene, the worst affected province 52,646 people are displaced with 24,000 people living in reception camps in Ongiva. A total of 421 cholera cases and 2 deaths (CFR is 0.48%) were reported*.

23 Mar 2009 description

Contexte général

Cette semaine les préoccupations humanitaires dans la région africaine sont liées aux inondations en Afrique Australe et aux épidémies surtout le choléra et la méningite.

Situation dans les pays

Crises Aiguës

Angola : Les inondations touchant les provinces du sud et du centre s'aggravent. On estime à 160 000 les personnes touchées avec 19 décès. A Cunene, la province la plus touchée, 52 646 personnes ont été déplacées et 24 000 autres vivent dans des camps d'accueil à Ongiva. Au total 421 cas de choléra et 2 décès (létalité : 0,48%) ont été notifiés*.