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21 Nov 2017 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 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

21 Nov 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Nyal Town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, the third largest swamp in the world. Since the beginning of the crisis, IDPs from Unity and Jonglei states have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources.

Recently, Nyal has also become a key location for people traveling to and from nearby islands.

21 Nov 2017 description

Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) summary for October 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia / Somaliland and Yemen.

20 Nov 2017 description

Situation

  • Uganda hosts the largest population of refugees and asylum-seekers in Africa. As of November 2017 nearly 1.4 million refugees and asylum-seekers have sought shelter in Uganda, including more than 1 million South Sudanese. Furthermore, 61 percent of the refugee population in Uganda is under 18 years of age.

20 Nov 2017 description

Today, we commemorate World Toilet Day to help raise awareness about global sanitation issues where more than 4.5 billion people live without an adequate toilet that disposes waste safely (UN-Water).

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

20 Nov 2017 description
  • 231.3M required for 2017 including special situations
  • 66.2M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements
  • 165.1M overall funding gap for Kenya
20 Nov 2017 description

Working with Partners
- The Dadaab refugee operation is coordinated by UNHCR Sub-Office Dadaab, which also serves the three camps in Dadaab Sub County. UNHCR Field Office Alinjugur is part of the larger Dadaab operation and serves Hagadera in Fafi Sub County. Both UNHCR offices cooperate closely with NGOs and other international organizations, among them WFP, UNICEF and IOM. The main government counterpart is the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS).

20 Nov 2017 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites
- As of 16 November 2017, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 209,885 including 112,140 in Bentiu, 24,424 in Malakal, 38,113 in Juba UN House, 2,532 in Bor, 651 in Melut and 169 in UNMISS base and 31,856 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.

19 Nov 2017 description

A feasibility study of low-literate community health workers treating severe acute malnutrition using simplified tools and protocol in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, South Sudan

Malnutrition underlies nearly half of all deaths among children under the age of five. Despite this burden, 90% of malnourished children still cannot reach the life-saving treatment they need. We believe that the treatment can be brought directly to them.

Objective

19 Nov 2017 description

Welcome to the November issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED)
Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website.

19 Nov 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 November 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, West Nile fever, chikungunya, yellow fever, plague, monkeypox, marburg virus disease, malaria and cholera.

19 Nov 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Average to below average 2017 season crops due to reduced planting area, erratic rainfall in parts and invasion of Fall Armyworms

  • Inflation rates forecast to slightly increase in 2017

  • Food and livestock prices at high levels driven by limited supplies and ongoing conflict which continue to disrupt markets

  • Humanitarian crisis in Kasai Region and extension of inter-communal conflicts in Tanganyika Region and in eastern part of country continue to deteriorate food security situation

18 Nov 2017 description

Highlihts

As of 30 October 2017, the total number of registered refugees and Asylum seeker stands at 12,137. This population is composed of 36,82% Congolese (DRC), 26.56% Chadian, 16,96% South Sudanese, 17.08% Sudanese, and 2.59% other nationalities. It is made up of 51.12% women and 48.88% men. Children account for 52.1% of the population, with 44% adults between the ages of 18 and 59, and 3.9% aged 60 and above. 57.7% of the refugees are staying in Haut-Mbomou prefecture, 21.2% in Ouaka, 20.7% in Bangui, and 0.4% in Mbomou.

18 Nov 2017 description

Au 30 octobre 2017, le nombre total des réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile est de 12.137. Cette population est composée de 36,82% de Congolais (RDC), 26,56% de Tchadiens, 16,96% de Sud Soudanais, 17,08% de Soudanais et 2,59% des autres nationalités. Elle est composée à 51,12% de femmes et 48,88% d'hommes. Les enfants représentent 55,0% contre 41,7% d'adultes et 3,2% de personnes âgées. 42,56% des réfugiés sont dans la Préfecture du Haut Mbomou, 24,47% dans Bamingui-Bangoran, 18,17% à Bangui, 14,54% dans la Ouaka, et 0,26% dans la préfecture de Mbomou.