Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Luban - Oct 2018
- Somalia: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Somalia: Flash Floods - Apr 2018
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Somalia: Floods - May 2016
- Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- UnSettlement: Urban displacement in the 21st century: City of flight -New and secondary displacements in Mogadishu, Somalia (November 2018)
- Drought Crisis in Somalia: More coordination is needed to face upcoming humanitarian crises
- Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 11 December 2018)
- Situation Report for Acute Watery Diarrhea/Cholera, Epidemiological Week 47 (19 - 25 November 2018)
- East Africa Food Security Alert: December 7, 2018
Dr. Azharul Islam Khan, head of the Diarrhoeal Diseases Unit at icddr,b’s Dhaka Hospital, has returned to Bangladesh after spending a week in the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya, where he provided refresher training to 30 local clinicians caring for internally displaced people and refugees from neighbouring Somalia. From 6 to 15 December 2012, Dr. Khan oversaw the clinicians as they in turn trained community health workers on community-based diarrhoeal disease management.
Two icddr,b doctors returned to Dhaka on Wednesday, 16 May, after spending two weeks in Kenya and Somalia training local health professionals how to prevent and treat cholera and other causes of acute water diarrhoea. Dr.PradipK. Bardhan, chief physician of icddr,b’sDhaka Hospital, and Dr.Azharul Islam, head of icddr,b’sDiarrhoeal Diseases Unit, conducted the training programmes in response to fears of new diarrhoeal disease outbreaks among internally displaced people and refugees due to recent heavy rainfall across the region.
A team of experts from icddr,b’s Dhaka Hospital returned to Bangladesh on 21 September after spending more than 20 days managing cholera outbreaks in Northern Kenya and Somalia. The three-member team, comprised of two physicians and a nurse, left Dhaka on 1 September for the Somali refugee camps that have sprung up along the border with Kenya. On Sunday, 11 September, the team had travelled to Somalia to begin a 10-day training programme in the country’s beleaguered capital, Mogadishu.
Rapid response teams will aid victims of epidemics worldwide
NEW YORK, NY – AmeriCares and icddr,b are joining forces to launch a Global Cholera Preparedness program in hopes of preventing thousands of unnecessary deaths over the next two years. Every year there are as many as 5 million estimated cholera cases worldwide and over 100,000 deaths from the waterborne disease, which spreads rapidly in areas with overcrowding and poor sanitation.
A team of experts from icddr,b arrived in Kenya on September 1 to assist the international community in managing cholera outbreaks in neighbouring Somalia. Initially based in northern Kenya, the team hope to travel to Mogadishu later this week.
Present situation at Somalia