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18 Jan 2019 description

À la fin du mois de décembre 2018, 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour la Syrie (3RP) nécessitaient 24,93 milliards de dollars pour assister 97,9 millions de personnes ayant un besoin urgent d’assistance humanitaire. Les financements requis restaient identiques à ceux enregistrés à fin du mois de novembre 2018. Les plans sont financés à hauteur de 14,58 milliards de dollars, comblant 58,5% des besoins financiers pour 2018.

17 Jan 2019 description

During the month of December 2018, 3,637 persons from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi arrived in Uganda, with the majority from DRC. The humanitarian situation remains unpredictable in South Sudan and the DRC.

Refugees from South Sudan continue to report fleeing primarily out of fear of attack by fighters from either side of the conflict inside the country, while those from DRC report inter-ethnic clashes and fear of post-election violence.

16 Jan 2019 description

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

16 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

• A total of 381 (83%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly report in week 1. • A total of 9,411 alerts of which 54 were confirmed as true were received in week 1.

Completeness of reporting

• A total of 381 (83%) of 461 active health facilities in EWARN submitted reports while the timeliness of reporting was 97%

13 Jan 2019 description

Key figures:

24M people in need

3.9M displaced

81% of IDPs displaced for more than one year

1M IDP returnees

1.2M IDPs given in-kind or cash assistance in 2018

Funding in 2018

USD 198.6 M required for 2019 operations

USD 35.4 M received as of 9 January 2019

Cash assistance

11 Jan 2019 description
  • During the four-day visit to polio endemic countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan, WHO Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, reiterated WHO’s commitment to help endemic, outbreak and at-risk countries rid of poliovirus. Read the press release here.

  • In Mozambique, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak is confirmed. See ‘Mozambique’ section below for more details.

11 Jan 2019 description
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At the end of December 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (3RP) required US$24.93 billion to assist 97.9 million people in urgent need of humanitarian support. The requirements remained unchanged as of the end of November 2018. The plans are funded at $14.58 billion which amounts to 58.5 per cent of financial requirements for 2018. Notably, the percentage of total funding contributed through humanitarian response plans carried out by the UN with partners in 2018 is estimated at 62.9%.

09 Jan 2019 description
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Highlights

Cholera continues to represent a major public health concern in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR). From January to December 2018, approximately 37,565 cases and 443 cholera-related deaths were reported in the region with an average CFR of 1.2%. These cases emerged from 10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR).

08 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

• A total of 405 (88%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly report in week 52.
• A total of 10,386 alerts of which 119 were confirmed as true were received in week 52.

Completeness of reporting

• A total of 405 (88%) of 461 active health facilities in EWARN submitted reports while the timeliness of reporting was 81%

07 Jan 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 30 new cases of AWD/cholera were reported in week 52 compared to 26 cases week 51

• No new death was reported in week 52

• A cumulative total of 6,761 cases including 46 deaths have been reported since December 2017 from 5 regions

• The cholera outbreak has been contained in 4 regions, however active transmission is still in Banadir region

KEY FIGURES

• 30 new cases with no new death

• 57% of the new cases were female

• 63% of the cases were ≤5 years

07 Jan 2019 description
  • As of 1 January 2019, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has taken over as the Chair of the Polio Oversight Board. Starting on 4 January, accompanied by Dr Al Mandhari, RD/EMRO, Dr Tedros’ first trip will be to Kabul, Afghanistan and Islamabad, Pakistan to meet with Heads of State and polio teams to reinvigorate support for polio eradication.

  • Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan – four WPV1-positive environmental samples; Pakistan – two WPV1-positive environmental samples

03 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

• A total of 392 (85%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly report in week 51.
• A total of 9,796 alerts of which 77 were confirmed as true were received in week 51.
• Alerts of 9 deaths in Barawe and Marka district of Lower Shabelle is under investigation.

03 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

• A total of 403 (88%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly report in week 50.
• A total of 10,182 alerts of which 126 were confirmed as true were received in week 50.
• Alerts of 9 deaths in Barawe and Marka district of Lower Shabelle is under investigation.

03 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

• A total of 26 new cases of AWD/cholera were reported in week 51 compared to 36 cases week 50
• No new death was reported in week 51
• A cumulative total of 6,731 cases including 46 deaths have been reported since December 2017 from 5 regions
• The cholera outbreak has been contained in 4 regions, however active transmission is still in Banadir region

Key Figures

03 Jan 2019 description
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Highlights

• No Ebola case has been reported in Uganda despite the persistent influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and regular trade activities across the DRC/Uganda border. This is largely attributed to the intensive Ebola prevention and preparedness efforts by the Ministry of Health and partners, including UNICEF. Over 100,000 people, including 35,000 children, were reached with messages on signs, symptoms, prevention and control of Ebola by UNICEF and the Uganda Red Cross Society.

03 Jan 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Health cluster partners provided consultation services to 537,7261 individuals in 334 health facilities (including 10 mobile health units). Of this, 261,748 were reached through funds received from the humanitarian appeal process.

• No new case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) were discovered in November; with twelve (12) cases3 since January 2018.

• 8,7524 suspected cases of measles were reported during 2018 up until 2 December. Overall, surveillance is showing a decrease in the cases of measles.

31 Dec 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Deyr rainy season performs poorly, risk of drought in parts of Puntland and Somaliland; early Action needed to prevent a deterioration of the situation.

• The nexus between nutrition and food security;

• Disability and stigmatization in Somalia;

• Insecurity continues to hinder assistance efforts;

• Sustained donor support required in early 2019.

Deyr season poor, risk of drought in the north

Drought conditions expected in the north