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11 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:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Measles in Mauritius
  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

08 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relief actor records at least 150 GBV cases in Bentiu during a 12-day period

  • UN records two aid worker deaths, 60 humanitarian access incidents in October

  • USAID/FFP partner reaches 2.3 million people with assistance in October

KEY DEVELOPMENTS 

07 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 811 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in ten countries in East Africa between January 2017 and June 2018.
The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

05 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A 5-day Integrated Rapid Response Mission in Baggari has been concluded.

• Conflict and insecurity through out the lean season push some 6.1 million people into hunger.

• Health partners intensified preparedness and response activities agaisnt Ebola in the wake of the Ebola Virus outbreak in DRC.

• Authorities in Greater Aweil area have reported that more than 20,500 households have been affected by floods in the area.

Scaling-up humanitarian response in Baggari area

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.

20 Nov 2018 description
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Highlights

• Peace celebrations commemorating the Revitalized Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) took place on 31 October in Juba. Participants included Presidents of Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia and the Prime Minister of Egypt, as well as representatives of the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations.

17 Nov 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid.
It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Response

New safety, security and access information

01 October 2018: On Sulawesi island, the National Disaster Management Authority asked international NGOs to pull out and announced that it would only authorise certain selective forms of foreign aid. No reason was given for this decision. Sources: IRIN and The Guardian

15 Nov 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

13 Nov 2018 description

Highlights

  • A suspected Ebola virus disease alert was reported in Yei River State. The patient later died and investigation are ongoing.

  • A high-level coordination meeting constituting of UN Agencies and key Humanitarian partners was held and formed strategic advisory committee (SAC) to provide technical support to the national task force.

  • 40 Safe and Dignified Burial (SDB) team members were trained from 6th – 8 th November 2018 in Yei River State by ICRC and WHO.

09 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 1,200 grave violations against children documented from 2014–2018

  • Relief actors identify seven areas at high risk of EVD transmission from DRC

  • USAID/FFP reaches 3 million vulnerable people with food assistance in September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

06 Nov 2018 description

1. Highlights

  • The World Health Organization Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, visited South Sudan to open the Public Health Emergency Operations Center in Juba.

  • The vaccine expert has arrived Juba and the four new WHO consultants were deployed to high risks states of Yambio, Yei, Torit (Nimule) and Wau in response to the re-classification of South Sudan to “very high risk” from “high risk” status.

31 Oct 2018 description
  1. Highlights
  • The World Health Organization Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti , visited South Sudan to open the Public Health Emergency Operations Center in Juba.

  • Four new WHO consultants w ill be deployed to high risks states of Yambio, Yei, Torit (Nimule) and Wau in response to the re -­‐ classification of South Sudan to “very high risk” from “high risk” status.