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In Numbers

5.2 m people estimated to be food insecure (IPC Phases 3 to 5) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, during the lean season (JuneSeptember) (Cadre Harmonisé, March 2017)

1.62 m people displaced across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, August 2017)

Highlights

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Following guidance from surveillance data, the following activities were conducted in the identified hotspots by WASH sector partners

• 12 HHs and 468 persons covered by Hygiene promotion messaging and other WASH services in Jere • 2 latrines cleaned/disinfected and 5 hygiene kits distributes in Jere • 9 water points chlorination in Jere • 7 shelters disinfected in Jere

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Highlights

  • 25 additional cases were reported. 4 new cases found during community active case search.

  • No death reported.

  • Dikwa, Mafa and MMC LGAs reported zero cases

  • No alert from new areas.

Epidemiological summary

  • Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported in the state is 4963, with 61 deaths (CFR = 1.2%); 2517 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA), 736 cases in Dikwa, 1663 cases in Monguno, cases in MMC and Mafa stands at 38 and 6 respectively

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145,355 Arrivals by sea in 2017

363,401 Arrivals in 2017

2,776 Dead / Missing

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This publication reports on measles based on surveillance data from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2017 and epidemic intelligence up to the first week of September 2017. For rubella, the report covers surveillance data from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Summary

• EU/EEA countries reported more than 14 000 measles cases including 34 deaths attributed to measles from 1 January 2016 to end of June 2017 (source: the European Surveillance System - TESSy and the National Institute of Public Health in Romania).

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The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, rubella, measles, West Nile fever, chikungunya, cholera and plague.

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by Alex Whiting | Thomson Reuters Foundation Monday, 16 October 2017 11:59 GMT

Hunger levels have begun to rise for the first time in a decade, the United Nations says

ROME, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wars and climate change are two major causes of hunger, so the plight that now affects 815 million people should not be treated as "an incurable disease", Pope Francis said on World Food Day.

Hunger levels have begun to rise for the first time in a decade, the United Nations says. Here are some key facts:

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report UN Children's Fund

By Justin Forsyth

9 October 2017

“We all want to go to school,” 11-year old Fatima* tells me, talking on behalf of all eight girls in the wooden hut. After listening to the horror of their stories, it’s not an answer I necessarily expected.

I’m in a displaced persons camp, on the outskirts of Maiduguri town, Borno’s state capital, in northeast Nigeria. A region that has been ravaged by conflict, malnutrition and now cholera – after years of Boko Haram violence. Children are targeted and exposed to unspeakable horror and suffering. They are literally under attack.

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report CARE

Après dix ans de régression quasi constante, la faim dans le monde a brusquement augmenté. Pourtant, nous produisons suffisamment pour nourrir deux fois la population mondiale. Alors quelles sont les causes de ce drame ? Voici cinq points pour comprendre pourquoi la faim fait de si nombreuses victimes.

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Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Arria Formula Meeting on the issue of attacks on schools.

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Excellencies, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,

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report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

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  • October 7: Nigerian soldiers killed two Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno.

  • October 8: Nigerian soldiers killed four Boko Haram militants in Monguno, Borno.

  • October 9: Suspected cultists killed fifteen in Obio/Akpor, Rivers.

  • October 10: Nigerian troops killed fifteen Boko Haram militants and lost one soldier in Gwoza, Borno.

  • October 10: Unknown gunmen killed the ex-Plateau head of service, one soldier, and one other in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

UPDATE ON MONKEYPOX - Government Confirms Three Cases

On the 22nd of September 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) received a report of a suspected case of Monkeypox virus disease from the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH), Okolobiri, Bayelsa State. The Bayelsa State Ministry of Health initiated an outbreak investigation and response, supported by a team from NCDC, which was immediately deployed to the state.

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This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Wildlife anthrax in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Food for the Hungry

World Food Day is supposed to celebrate progress toward ending hunger around the globe.

But this World Food Day, 815 million people are hungry.

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ABUJA, 16 October, 2017- The Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873,837 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi.

The ten-day campaign began on Friday (13 October) and mobilizes more than 200 health workers and volunteers. It targets residents aged 9 months to 45 years old.

“This campaign aims to ensure that people living in high-risk areas are protected from yellow fever, and to prevent the disease from spreading to other parts of the country,” said Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, WHO Nigeria Representative.

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report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On July 2nd an attack on the village of Nguéléwa in the Diffa region killed 9 people and injured 11. 33 children and 6 women were kidnapped. Over 16,000 people fled and settled temporarily around Kablewa, Kitchiendi and Nguigmi along the National road.

  • UNICEF provided NFI assistance to 500 newly displaced households in Kitchiendi site, in partnership with the Ministry of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Relief, while 436 households were assisted in Gagam, in partnership with IRC, as part of the rapid response mechanism.