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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.

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
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

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

Contexte général

Alerte maximum et mobilisation générale dans tous les états membres de la Région Africaine de l'OMS suite à l'épidémie de grippe porcine au Mexique et dans d'autres pays. A ce jour, aucun rapport officiel ne fait mention de la contamination d'un pays dans la Région AFRO. D'autres préoccupations majeures sont les épidémies en cours notamment la méningite dans la ceinture méningitique

Situation dans les pays

Crises Aiguës

Angola: Les pluies ont cessé mais les conséquences continuent de frapper les zones touchés.

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.

13 Apr 2009 description

General Context

Even though the water levels in Southern Africa is subsiding, humanitarian partners still fear more floods in Angola and Namibia because rains are continuing. Other major concerns are ongoing outbreaks of diseases notably cholera and meningitis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

Angola: More than 200,000 people are directly affected by the flood of which 52,646 are reported displaced in Cunene. 24 deaths are now reported. With rains and flooding expected to continue into the middle of May, concerns have been expressed about the risk of water-borne diseases.

13 Apr 2009 description

Contexte général

Même si le niveau des eaux est à la baissé en Afrique Australe, les partenaires humanitaires craignent encore plus d'inondations en Angola et en Namibie car les pluies continuent. Les autres préoccupations majeures sont les épidémies en cours, notamment le choléra et la méningite.

Situation dans les pays

Crises Aiguës

Angola: Plus de 200 000 personnes sont directement touchées par les inondations avec 52 646 déplacés à Cunene. 24 décès sont actuellement signalés.

06 Apr 2009 description

I. INTRODUCTORY NOTE

This Review of the Economic and Social Plan for 2007 is an evaluation of the implementation of the Five-Year Government Programme for 2005-2009, in its third year of execution. The document presents the new simplified structure adopted in the Review of the First Half of 2007, and aims at adjusting the Review of the Economic and Social Plan as main monitoring and evaluation instrument of Government action. It consists of 4 big chapters: International Context, National Socio-Economic and Demographic Context, Main Lines of Development by Pillar, and Public Finance.

30 Mar 2009 description

General Context

The humanitarian concerns in the African region this week remain the same as the previous week due to ongoing flooding in the Southern Africa and outbreaks of diseases notably cholera and meningitis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

Angola: Floods and Heavy rains continue. Several provinces are affected. In Cunene province, 14 persons have died as a direct consequence of the floods. A Rapid response CERF project has been funded. WHO supported the MoH to conduct assessment in the affected municipalities.

30 Mar 2009 description

Contexte général

Cette semaine la préoccupation humanitaire dans la Région Africaine demeure identique à celle de la semaine précédente et est liée aux inondations qui continuent en Afrique Australe et aux épidémies notamment le choléra et la méningite.

Situation dans les pays

Crises Aiguës

Angola: Les inondations et les fortes pluies continuent. Plusieurs provinces sont touchées. Dans la province de Cunene, 14 personnes sont mortes des conséquences directes des inondations. Un projet CERF de réponse rapide a été financé.

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*.

16 Mar 2009 description

General Context

The social and political situation in Madagascar is of high concern after the resignation of the President Marc Ravalomanana. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is still challenging the humanitarian community.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

Angola: There has been severe flooding in the Cunene province in the past week with heavy rains expected for the rest of the month. 22,000 people to date are reported displaced and 160,000 directly affected.

16 Mar 2009 description

Contexte général

La situation socio politique à Madagascer est très préoccupante après la démission du Président Marc Ravalomanana. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe continue de défier la communauté humanitaire.

Situation dans les pays

Crises Aiguës

Angola : Il y a eu des inondations très sévères dans la province de Cunene ces deux dernières semaines et de fortes pluies sont encore attendues le reste du mois. A ce jour, 22 000 personnes ont été déplacées et 160 000 directement touchées.