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18 May 2018 description

SITUATION

  • Poverty, armed conflict, regional instability, and recurring environmental shocks contribute to food insecurity in Cameroon. Situated between two protracted crises in neighboring Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR), Cameroon faces a deteriorating food security situation. According to a December 2017 UN World Food Program (WFP) assessment, 16 percent of the country—about 3.9 million people—face moderate to severe food insecurity.

18 May 2018 description
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Highlights:

  • D. R. Congo: The situation remains stable across the country with 271 cases reported at week 17, and 321 cases at week 18, from 13 Provinces. However, several localized outbreaks persist calling for continued community control efforts.

  • Nigeria: At week 17, 527 cases were reported from 6 States especiqlly Bauchi, Ebonyi, and Yobe.

18 May 2018 description

Operational Updates

  • Lean season preparation: WFP continued to prepare for the lean season response, which will target 700,000 vulnerable people in the Sahelian belt. In the Wadi Fira region, where assistance is set to start on 15 May, WFP pre-positioned 3,108 mt of commodities (1,130 mt received during April) and trained first-line implementers. Partner NGOs concluded the targeting exercise of 186,445 most vulnerable people. These activities will continue during May in the remaining regions, where distributions will kick-off in June.

18 May 2018 description

Operational Updates

• In April, 75 percent of food rations were distributed to 74,889 C.A.R. refugees in camps in the East,
Adamaoua and North regions through in-kind and cash based transfers modalities. Various food commodities were distributed to 35,211 refugees while 39,678 beneficiaries received the equivalent of their food ration in cash.

18 May 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 26,026 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first 136 days of 2018, with about 41 per cent arriving in Italy and 38 per cent to Greece, with the remainder (21%) arriving in Spain.

This compares with 55,479 arrivals across the region through the same period last year and about 189,075 at this time in 2016.

18 May 2018 description
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Political Violence & Protests in Africa, 2018

Political violence and protest events in Africa over the week of May 6th showed several key developments and points of concern.

18 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Upcoming rainy season prompts concerns of additional humanitarian needs, flooding-related access constraints, and increased disease risk

  • FEWS NET projects Crisis levels of acute food insecurity will persist in parts of Chad and Niger through September

  • Relief actors express concern regarding increases in military-related displacement

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 May 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 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

17 May 2018 description

Despite a decrease in rainfall, flooding continues in East Africa.

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

17 May 2018 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

Hepatitis E virus is probably the leading cause of viral hepatitis in the world. The global burden of Morbidity Study (WHO, 2010) estimated that at least 20.1 million people are infected globally by the virus genotypes 1 and 2 every year, out of which only 3.4 million people reported the disease, resulting in 70,000 deaths and 3,000 new-borns baby deaths.

17 May 2018 description

The Federal Government of Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), for the procurement of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF).The partnership is to serve as counterpart contribution for the procurement and distribution of the commodity in the six Geo- Political Zones of the Country.