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08 Mar 2010 description

Contexte général

Durant les deux dernières semaines il y a eu des accrochages ethno réligieux au Nord du Nigeria et un glissement de terrain en Ouganda. Les tensions socio politiques en Côte d'Ivoire et au Togo se sont apaisées. La crise chronique dans l'est de la RDC aussi bien que plusieurs épidémies continuent. Les Etats Membres reçoivent l'appui de l'OMS pour la réponse principalement à travers les clusters santé.

08 Mar 2010 description

General Context

In the past two weeks there have been ethno-religious clashes in Northern Nigeria and mud slide in Uganda. The socio-political political tensions in Côte d'Ivoire and Togo have eased. Protracted crises in Eastern DRC as well as several disease outbreaks are still ongoing. There is also high alert in Mozambique regarding the flood situation. Member states are receiving support from WHO for response mainly through the Health Clusters.

01 Feb 2010 description

General Context

The Pandemic A (H1N1) incidence has drastically decreased and is no longer alarming in our Region. In total 32 countries have officially reported 17,128 laboratory confirmed human cases including 167 deaths. Since the beginning of this year we continued to face various acute crises. In addition, the year 2010 is carrying the legacy of all the protracted crises which are still ongoing. This issue of our weekly bulletin will make a retrospective update on January 2010 humanitarian events. The usual Weekly Emergency Situation Update will start next week.

01 Feb 2010 description

Contexte général

L'incidence de la Pandémie A (H1N1) a radicalement baissé et n'est plus alarmante dans notre Région. Au total 32 pays ont officiellement notifié 17 128 cas humains confirmés au laboratoire avec 167 décès. Depuis le début de cette année nous continuons de faire face à diverses crises aiguës. En plus, l'année 2010 a hérité de toutes les crises chroniques toujours en cours. Ce numéro de notre bulletin hebdomadaire fait une mise à jour rétrospective des évènements humanitaires de janvier 2010.

18 May 2009 description

General Context

Surveillance activities against the Influenza A H1N1 is still ongoing in all the AFRO countries. No confirmed case reported since the beginning of the outbreak. Five suspected cases are currently under investigation in three countries.

18 May 2009 description

Contexte général

Les activités de surveillance contre la grippe A H1N1 continuent dans tous les pays AFRO. Pas de cas confirmés depuis le début de l'épidémie. Cinq cas suspects sont en cours d'investigation dans trois pays.

17 Nov 2008 description

General Context

The humanitarian situation of about 1.6 million people displaced in the eastern DRC is still of high concern because despite ongoing diplomatic talks, fighting continues. Killing of civilians and recruitment of child soldiers are now reported by UN peacekeepers.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: High concern over security situation in many areas. An unidentified armed group attacked a village of Ouamba in the South-west. This situation led to population displacement not yet quantified.

17 Nov 2008 description

Contexte général

La situation humanitaire des quelques 1,6 millions de personnes déplacées dans l'est de la RDC est toujours très préoccupante parce que, malgré le ballet diplomatique en cours, les combats continuent.

10 Nov 2008 description

General Context

The humanitarian situation result of fighting in Eastern DRC with about 1.6 million people displaced in the region is still of high concerns. Killing of civilians are now reported by UN peacekeepers. Other Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries are still on-going. Diseases outbreaks continue to strike several countries. WHO continue to provide technical support in many countries in crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation relatively calm.

28 Oct 2008 description

For a Policy Framework on Pastoralism in Africa

African Union and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Pastoralists across Africa have called for a continent-wide policy framework that will begin to secure and protect the lives, livelihood and rights of pastoralists across Africa.

20 Oct 2008 description

General Context

There are no big changes in the general context of our Region this week. Fighting in the eastern DRC and big concern for the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe are still dominating the landscape. Other Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries are still on-going. Diseases outbreaks continue to strike several countries. WHO continue to provide technical support in many countries in crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation relatively calm.

20 Oct 2008 description

Contexte général

Cette semaine Il n' y a pas de grands changements dans le contexte général de notre Région. Les combats continuent dans l'est de la RDC et la situation humanitaire demeure préoccupante au Zimbabwe. D'autres crises politiques conduisant à l'insécurité, aux déplacements des populations dans certains pays continuent. Les épidémies frappent toujours plusieurs pays.

13 Oct 2008 description

Contexte général

Le contexte général est dominé cette semaine par la situation dans l'est de la RDC et les menaces sur les accords de partage du pouvoir au Zimbabwe. D'autres crises politiques conduisant à l'insécurité, aux déplacements des populations dans certains pays continuent. Les épidémies continuent de frapper plusieurs pays.

13 Oct 2008 description

General Context

The general context is dominated this week by the situation is eastern DRC and the threats on the power-sharing deal in Zimbabwe. Other Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries are still on-going. Diseases outbreaks continue to strike several countries. WHO continue to provide technical support in many countries in crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation relatively calm.

31 Oct 2007 description

CROSS BORDER & REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Conflict in the Kivus a humanitarian threat to the region

Armed conflict in the Kivus (eastern DRC) intensified in October leading to further displacement of civilians. As of 30 October, some 13,000 refugees - mainly from Rutshuru district in north Kivu - had crossed the border into Uganda, including 5,000 in the last week of October. UNHCR is currently making preparations to relocate the refugees from the reception centre at Nyakabande, Uganda, 15 km from the border, to Nakivale, an established camp about 300 km away.

08 Oct 2007 description

This map illustrates the total August rainfall accumulation for East Africa, derived from the CMORPH precipitation dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 10km for this region, and was calculated using microwave and infrared data from geostationary satellites. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and is not a substitute for ground station measurements.

07 Oct 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected 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.

30 Sep 2007 description

CROSS BORDER & REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Food security and climatic outlook for the Greater Horn of Africa

According to a Famine Early Warning System (FEWSNET) report issued in September, a potential food security crisis in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region could be looming if there is a failure in the October to December rains.

21 Sep 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected 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.