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16 Jan 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
- Chikungunya in Kenya
- Cholera in Malawi
- Cholera in Zambia
- Suspected Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
- Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

15 Jan 2018 description

CAMEROUN

700 NIGÉRIANS FUIENT LES COMMUNAUTÉS HÔTES POUR LES CAMPS
Environ 700 demandeurs d'asile nigérians ont déménagé au camp de Minawao, le principal camp de réfugiés dans la région de l'Extrême-Nord, au cours des quinze derniers jours. La majorité a fui au Cameroun en 2013-2014 et vivait dans les communautés du département de Mayo Tsanaga.

15 Jan 2018 description

CAMEROON

HUNDREDS FLEE TO REFUGEE CAMP OVER INSECURITY
Around 700 Nigerian asylum seekers have moved to Minawao camp, the main refugee settlement in Far North region, in the past fortnight. The majority fled to Cameroon in 2013 - 2014 and had been living within communities in Mayo Tsanaga department.

15 Jan 2018 description

Editorial

Dear readers

Since its inception over ten years ago, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) has progressed from its early focus on the development of technical tools and materials and filling research gaps to a much greater emphasis on strengthening country coordination and providing surge support to secure appropriate and high-quality nutrition programming in emergency contexts.

12 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

Today, UNHCR appealed for more resettlement places for refugees after reports of some 160 new deaths on the Mediterranean. UNHCR renewed its appeal for help in saving human lives by offering more resettlement places and other safe alternatives to protection for refugees, including through family reunification. This week alone, some 160 people were reported dead or missing in three separate incidents in the Mediterranean Sea.

11 Jan 2018 description

APERÇU

Objectif du cadre de monitoring de la Réponse.

Dans le cadre de son engagement pour un suivi du Plan de Réponse Humanitaire (PRH) efficace et de qualité, l’Equipe Humanitaire Pays (EHP) supervise la mise en œuvre de ce Cadre de Suivi de la Réponse Humanitaire. Le cadre couvre la période de janvier à décembre 2018.

11 Jan 2018 description

Le 11 janvier 2018, le ministre de la Coopération et de l’Action humanitaire, Romain Schneider, a signé six accords-cadres de développement avec les organisations non gouvernementales de développement (ONGD) suivantes : Action pour un monde uni, Frères des Hommes Luxembourg, Guiden a Scouten fir eng Welt, Handicap International Luxembourg, Pharmaciens sans frontières et Unity Foundation.

08 Jan 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 53 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

05 Jan 2018 description

While conflict continues to rage and despite numerous challenges, humanitarian aid reached more people in more places across the north-east.

05 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • Borno officials announce end of the state’s cholera outbreak following GoN and humanitarian interventions

  • Nearly 60 civilian fatalities reported in recent attacks in northeastern Nigeria, Cameroon’s Far North

  • Food insecurity across the Lake Chad Basin projected to continue through mid-2018

Key Developments

02 Jan 2018 description
report Tufts University

Executive Summary

In many protracted emergencies, the prevalence rates of global acute malnutrition (GAM) regularly exceed the emergency threshold of > 15% of children with acute malnutrition (< -2 weight-for-height z-scores (WHZ) or with nutritional edema), despite ongoing humanitarian interventions. The widespread scale and long-lasting nature of “persistent GAM” means that it is a policy and programming priority.

31 Dec 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cholera in Zambia
  • Listeriosis in South Africa

For each of these events, a brief description followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

30 Dec 2017 description
report Enabel

‘Au Niger, beaucoup de femmes saignent à mort pendant ou après l’accouchement, parce qu’elles ne peuvent pas atteindre les établissements de santé. L' agence belge de développement travaille donc avec le gouvernement nigérien pour offrir des soins de santé de qualité dans les zones rurales.'

SOINS DE QUALITÉ POUR LES ZONES RECULÉES

30 Dec 2017 description
report Enabel

‘In Niger many women bleed to death during or after giving birth because they cannot reach the health services. That is why the Belgium development agency partnered with the government of Niger to ensure that health services can reach mothers and children where they live.‘

BRINGING QUALITY HEALTH SERVICES TO REMOTE AREAS