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25 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights   

• UNOCHA-led interagency assessment mission identified estimated 40,000 IDPs in Mamfe and Mbonge/Kumba subdivisions of South West region. The total number of IDPs is expected to be substantially higher as the assessment mission was unable to visit many areas due to access constraints.

• Over 2.3 million children under five years of age including refugee and IDP children were vaccinated against polio and received vitamin A and mebendazole (deworming tablets) in Far North, East and Adamaoua regions.

25 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

▪ In March, in the Diffa region, attacks by non-state armed groups and inter-community conflict continued. Seven civilians were killed, including a 15-year old boy. Kidnappings for ransom continued as well. A 3-month multi-forces military operations is being prepared against the non-state armed-groups in the Islands and along the Komadougou river.

25 May 2018 description

Against a backdrop of critical humanitarian needs faced by asylum seekers and refugees in Libya, UNHCR has up-scaled its response in seeking durable solutions for persons of concern (POCs) in third safe countries through its resettlement and humanitarian evacuations programmes.

25 May 2018 description

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

▪ Food insecurity to remain high in the lean season
▪ 278 Nigerian asylum seekers forced back from Cameroon
▪ Aid operations resume in Rann in north-east Nigeria
▪ Military operations underway around Lake Chad
▪ More than a thousand children abducted since 2013

SITUATION OVERVIEW

FOOD INSECURITY

25 May 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Mekunu is expected to hit Yemen and Oman next week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

  2. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

  3. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

24 May 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities and local partners to identify and understand migration movements in West and Central Africa. Population flow monitoring (FMP) is an activity that quantifies and qualifies flows, migrant profiles, trends and migration routes at a given point of entry, transit or exit.

22 May 2018 description

Mostly normal start of season with average or better, well distributed rainfall

KEY MESSAGES

• The onset of the long season (March to July) rains occurred in early March in the bi-modal zone and has been gradually expanding northward to reach parts of the southern Sahelian zone in mid-April.

22 May 2018 description

Key Figures

9,467 Sea Arrivals

1,439 UASC Sea Arrivals

23,441 Asylum applications

171,379 Persons in reception

Overview and developments

21 May 2018 description

4 New events

59 Ongoing events

52 Outbreaks

11 Humanitarian crises

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 63 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Monkeypox in Cameroon

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

21 May 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 56,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In April alone, 768 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.

21 May 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 19):

In Epidemiological Week 19 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80% timeliness, 90% completeness).

Measles: No case of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 382 and 06 deaths. CFR is 2% AFP: 03 case of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 137.

18 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

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

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

As part of the response to the humanitarian needs during the on-going conflict in northeast Nigeria, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is supporting the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in the management of IDP camps. IOM has deployed 98 Site Management Facilitators who are supporting SEMA/NEMA camp management staff in the management of IDP sites. IOM is also managing some IDP sites on behalf of SEMA/NEMA where government camp managers are not present.