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11 Dec 2018 description

Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018

11 Dec 2018 description

Key Indicators
- 2,069 :Refugees evacuated temporarily from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – November 2018
- 1,629: Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum
- 51,848: Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi & Tahoua regions

Operational Context

The key situations include:

11 Dec 2018 description

The recent improvements in the humanitarian situation in Somalia are threatened by the poor performance of the Deyr rainy season, particularly for some areas in the North. Furthermore, despite a reduction in the overall number of people requiring assistance (currently, 4.2 million), the figure remains higher than the pre-crisis level from two years ago. That said, markets in Somalia are healthy, as populations continue to enjoy the dividend of a generally abundant 2018 Gu rainy season (April - July).

DEYR RAINFALL PERFORMANCE

09 Dec 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) has been a gamechanger for WHO. It allows WHO to respond rapidly to disease outbreaks and health emergencies - often in 24 hours or less. This saves lives and helps prevent unnecessary suffering. Furthermore, a quick response dramatically reduces the costs of controlling outbreaks and emergencies, as well as the wider social and economic impacts.

09 Dec 2018 description
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Highlights

10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 36,820 cholera / AWD cases and 433 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018.

These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 28.6 % (10,529) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17% (6,273).

09 Dec 2018 description

7 December 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 18 new suspected cases of cholera, with no deaths, for epidemiological week 47 (19 to 25 November) of 2018. Of these new cases, 61% (11) are females while 50% (9) are children below five years of age. The cumulative total of cases is 6605, including 45 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%), since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.

08 Dec 2018 description

Amman, 8 December 2018

Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is on an official mission to Jordan to visit EU aid projects supporting refugees and meet with government officials and humanitarian partners on the ground.

07 Dec 2018 description

Summary

As of September 2018, close to 240,0001 mostly Somali refugees reside in Dadaab refugee complex. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia as well as reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is need to strengthen the knowledge of future return intentions and movement patterns of the refugee population. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in the three camps of Dadaab refugee complex (Dagahaley, IFO, Hagadera).

06 Dec 2018 description

Current major event

Transition from EWARN to routine surveillance

A three days workshop was conducted in Damascus, Syria from 8-10 August 2018 to disseminate findings of Early Warning Alert and Response Network (EWARN) evaluation in Syria. Participants included Ministry of Health (MOH) staff and technical EWARN officers. During this workshop the question of how and when to transition from EWARN to routine surveillance was examined.

Editorial note

05 Dec 2018 description

Libya continues to be a transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services and core relief items.

04 Dec 2018 description
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Highlights - Deyr seasonal rains have underperformed so far.

  • Over 4.2 million people will need assistance in 2019.

  • Lughaye, six months after Cyclone Sagar.

  • IDP woman attains self-reliance.

  • Sustained humanitarian funding leads to reduced needs.

Deyr season records poor rains

Seasonal rains have underperformed so far

04 Dec 2018 description
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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

03 Dec 2018 description

The nineteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 27 November 2018 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States attending via teleconference.

03 Dec 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 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Yellow fever in South Sudan

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe

  • Hepatitis E in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.

03 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

• A total of 390 (87%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly report in week 47.

• A total of 9,674 alerts of which 62 were confirmed as true were received in week 47.

• Cholera alerts were received in Banadir regions in IDPs were confirmed as positive for cholera.

03 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Health cluster partners provided consultation services to 997,637 individuals in 379 health facilities (including 15 mobile health units). Of this, 463,342 were reached through funds received from the humanitarian appeal process.

• Twelve (12) cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) has been confirmed amongst children in Somalia; with five (5) new cases in September and October.

• 7,3654 suspected cases of measles were reported during 2018 up until 28 October. Overall, partners are reporting fewer cases of measles.

30 Nov 2018 description

Detention Centre Profiling is a component of IOM Libya’s Displacement Matrix programme. It is a data oriented tool that routinely provides specific sex and age demographic data and key sectorial information on individuals held in Libya’s detention Centres.

In this round, 12 detention centres have been assessed, namely Abusliem, Al kufra, Alsabaa, Benghazi Ganfouda, Ejdabia, Janzour, Misrata Kararim, Qasr Bin Ghasheer, Sabratha Melita, Tobruk, Trig al Seka, and Zliten.

30 Nov 2018 description

Athens – IOM, the UN Migration Agency announced today (30/11) that it has provided a protective environment and tailored services for 1,114 unaccompanied migrant children in Greece since the beginning of the year.