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30 Nov 2009 description

General Context

The crisis in DRC has been aggravated in the past weeks by ethnic clashes in the northern Equateur province which have led to the displacement of more than 80,000 people, more than half of them in the neighbouring Republic of Congo.

Pandemic A (H1N1): Twenty nine (29) countries are now affected in our Region with a total case load of 15,887 and 108 deaths as of 30th November 2009.

16 Nov 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic A (H1N1): Twenty nine (29) countries are now affected in our Region with a total case load of 14,950 and 103 deaths as of 16th 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: Small respite this week on the security situation, no violence reported.

16 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 14 950 et 103 décès au 16 novembre 2009 mais la baisse globale de l'incidence continue.

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.

24 Sep 2009 description

Contexte général

Pandémie A (H1N1): Le nombre des cas confirmés dans notre Région était de 12 216 avec 69 décès au 22 septembre 2009. En Afrique du Sud, l'Institut National pour les Maladies Transmissibles a notifié 11 545 cas confirmés et 59 décès. Les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest retiennent toujours l'attention de la communauté Humanitaire avec actuellement plus de 635 273 personnes sinistrées et environs 187 morts depuis les trois derniers mois.

21 Sep 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic A (H1N1): The number of confirmed cases in our Region was 12,216 with 69 deaths as of 22nd September 2009. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa has reported 11,545 confirmed cases and 59 deaths. Floods in West Africa continue to retain the attention of the humanitarian community with now more than 635,273 people affected and about 187 deaths in the last three months.

07 Sep 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic A (H1N1): The number of confirmed cases has now reached over 8,000 with 40 deaths as of 8th September 2009. South Africa is still accounting for the bulk with 7,606 cases and 31 deaths. Floods in West Africa are retaining the attention of the humanitarian community with more than 600,000 people affected and about 159 deaths in the last three months.

31 Aug 2009 description

Contexte général

La Pandémie A (H1N1) est désormais bien installée dans notre Région et nos communautés. Le nombre de cas confirmés continue de grimper. Au 02 septembre 2009 un total de 6 265 cas a été confirmé dans 22 pays africains avec 35 décès. L'Afrique du Sud porte le plus lourd fardeau avec 94% de l'ensemble des cas. Les autres préoccupations humanitaires demeurent les épidémies les urgences complexes dans les pays d'Afrique centrale et la crise alimentaire dans la corne de l'Afrique.

31 Aug 2009 description

General Context

The Pandemic A (H1N1) is now well established in our Region and the communities. The number of confirmed cases continues to rise. As of 2nd September 2009 a total of 6,265 cases were confirmed in 22 African countries with 35 deaths. South Africa is still carrying the bulk with 94% of the case load. Other humanitarian concerns include disease outbreaks, the complex emergencies in central African countries and the food crises in the horn of Africa.

24 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

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

24 Aug 2009 description

Contexte général

La Pandémie A (H1N1) continue de se propager au sein des communautés. Le nombre des cas confirmés augmente. Au 25 août 2009 au total 5 967 cas et 25 décès ont été confirmés dans 21 pays africains. L'Afrique du Sud demeure une préoccupation majeure avec 94% du total des cas.

24 Aug 2009 description

General Context

The Pandemic A (H1N1) is still spreading in the communities. The number of confirmed cases is increasing. As of 25th of August 2009 a total of 5,967 cases were confirmed in 21 African countries with 25 deaths. South Africa continues to be of high concern with 94% of the case load. The WHO advice to the public is not to panic but to take necessary preventive measures such as hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette in households, the community, health care facilities as well as in other settings where people gather.

10 Aug 2009 description

General Context

The pandemic A (H1N1) has reached a new stage in our Region with the first two deaths reported in South Africa and Mauritius. As of 10th of August 2009 a total of 1,464 cases were reported in 16 African countries. The regional conference organized by the WHO AFRO is taking place in South Africa (11-13 August 2009) to update delegates on the epidemiology of the current pandemic, the processes of national preparedness and response to A (H1N1), develop regional strategies for resource mobilization as well as share experiences among countries.

10 Aug 2009 description

Contexte général

La Pandémie A (H1N1) a atteint un nouveau stade dans notre Région avec les deux premiers décès en Afrique du Sud et à Maurice. Au 10 août 2009 au total 1 464 cas ont été notifiés dans 16 pays africains. La conférence régionale organisée par l'OMS AFRO se tient en Afrique du Sud (11-13 août 2009) pour mettre à jour les délégués sur l'épidémiologie de la pandémie actuelle, le processus de préparation des pays et la réponse au A (H1N1), développer les stratégies régionales pour la mobilisation des ressources aussi bien que le partage d'expériences entre pays.

14 Jul 2009 description

Nominations requested for the CERF Advisory Group

The Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) has formally invited all Member States to nominate candidates to serve as new members on the Advisory Group of CERF. The Secretary-General will select new experts to serve on the Advisory Group from a range of partners and stakeholders, including Member States, nongovernmental organizations, international organizations, practitioners, and academic and research institutions.

01 Jun 2009 description

General Context

Preparedness and Surveillance activities against the Influenza A H1N1 is still ongoing in all the AFRO countries. All countries of the region have pre positioned Tamiflu, and ten laboratories have been equipped for diagnosis of A H1N1. No confirmed case reported since the beginning of the outbreak. Six suspected cases are currently under investigation in four countries.

28 Apr 2009 description

Foreword

WFP is deeply concerned that the scourge of hunger and malnutrition is on the increase across the developing world, with now over a billion hungry people on the planet. The global economic downturn is exacerbating the impact of the food crisis and increasing food insecurity for the world's most vulnerable people, reversing progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.

27 Apr 2009 description

General Context

There is maximum alert and global mobilization in all the member states of the WHO African region following the swine flu epidemic in Mexico and some other countries. There are no official reports of the disease from any of the AFRO countries so far. Other major concerns are the ongoing outbreaks of diseases notably meningitis in the meningitis belt.

Countries Situations

Acute crises

Angola: Floods have subsided but the aftermaths continue to hit the affected areas. According to the local authorities in Cunene, the situation is under control.