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- Kenya: Floods - Nov 2015
- Kenya: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
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- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Jan 2013
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Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,
Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,
Tropical Cyclone Sagar affects an estimated 228,800 people
Above-average rainfall, humanitarian assistance improve food security conditions in Somalia
UN increases estimated number of IDPs to 2.6 million people
According to Worldometers, Kenya’s total population is currently estimated to be 50.9 million with the median age being a young 19.2 years. The 2009 national census found that out of a population of approximately 38 million people, youth (15-35 years) and children (0-14 years) constitute 78% of the total country population. This youth bulge creates a unique set of development challenges, chief among them is how to address an overall unemployment rate that stands at approximately 40%, with 64% of the country’s unemployed being youths.
The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
Rift Valley fever in Uganda
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria.
For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.
Rainfall continues in the Sahel, no weather hazards reported over Africa
Rainfall continues over the Sahel
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 2017, USAID/OFDA continued to respond to urgent needs resulting from disasters and support DRR programs that improve emergency preparedness and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.
MOSES YAKUDU/LENI KINZLI
In the abandoned town and villages of Pageri County, community members are gradually and voluntarily returning from refugee camps in Uganda and Kenya. Over 300 returnees have resettled in Pageri in recent months, after having fled the area following the crisis in 2016.
The people of Pageri have cited the occupation of cattle from the Jonglei region, and the distrustful relationship between them and the army’s Tiger battalion, as hindrances to their return.
Kenya is one of the largest implementers of grants supported by the Global Fund partnership.
The country has halted and has begun to reverse the HIV epidemic – a disease that seemed unstoppable just 15 years ago. Similar progress has been made in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis and malaria.
Strong grass-roots, community-based work including the empowerment of women coupled with a strong partnership between Kenya and international partners has helped bolster the response to these diseases.
Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items during the reporting period.
Refugee children and adolescents attended child friendly spaces and skill learning activities in Upper Nile during the reporting period
Tree seedlings potted in Upper Nile during the reporting period
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
Refugees in South Sudan as of 30 June 2018.
By KALUME KAZUNGU
The Lamu County Health department is targeting at least 21,217 children under the age of five years for polio immunization campaign starting Wednesday.
Speaking during a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday, Health chief officer Said Bwanamkuu said the exercise will end on Sunday.
Apart from Lamu, the campaign will also be conducted in other 11 counties, namely: Garissa, Isiolo, Kajiado, Kiambu, Kitui, Machakos, Mandera, Meru, Nairobi, Tana River and Wajir.
A new VDPV2 isolated from a contact (EPID SOM/GDO/DLO/18/002-C1) from Dolo district in Gedo region of South zone. It has 38 nucleotide differences from Sabin2. The VP1 sequence shows it has no close genetic link to previously sequenced cVDPV2s; it is classified as VDPV2 and represents a VDPV2 event that has not previously been identified.
The contact sample is collected from an IDP camp called KABASA
Funding required: $25.39 B
Funding received: $8.71 B
Unmet requirements: 16.68 B
People in need: 134.0 M
People to receive aid: 96.2 M
Countries affected: 40
Current major event
Cholera situation in Eastern Mediterranean Region 2017
Cholera remains a threat to public health and claims lives in the countries of Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). During 2017, a total of 1,108,584 suspected cases of cholera including 3,273 related deaths (case fatality rate—CFR: 0.30%) were reported to WHO by seven Member States in the EMR.