United Republic of TanzaniaOngoing
- Tanzania: Cholera Outbreak - May 2018
- Tanzania: Floods - Apr 2018
- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Tanzania: Earthquake - Sept 2016
- Tanzania: Floods - Jan 2016
- Burundi/Tanzania: Cholera Outbreak - May 2015
- Tanzania: Hail Storms - Mar 2015
- Tanzania: Floods - Apr 2014
- Tanzania: Flash Floods - Jan 2014
- Tanzania: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2011
Most read reports
- Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees, from Tanzania to Burundi (27 June 2018)
- Burundi Situation Regional Update (May 2018)
- WHO strengthens sentinel surveillance for vaccine preventable diseases
- Will Tanzania remain a safe haven for refugees?
- UNHCR Tanzania Inter-Agency Operational Update on the Burundi Situation (1 - 30 June 2018)
781,697 Total of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.
4.5M Internally displaced people Source: OCHA
941,000 Planning population of DRC refugees by December 2018.
The figures in this report have been updated to reflect the results of a continuous biometric registration and verification exercise in countries of asylum.
The situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the world’s most complex and challenging yet forgotten crises. As of 30 June 2018, 781,697 Congolese refugees are being hosted in African countries.
From 1 January to 30 June 2018 alone, some 112,401 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda,
Burundi and Zambia.
Following the declaration on 1 August 2018 of a new Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, WHO conducted a formal rapid risk assessment, which determined that the public health risk for this outbreak is high at the regional level. This assessment took into consideration that, with eight million inhabitants, North Kivu is one of the most densely populated provinces in the country. North Kivu borders four other provinces (Ituri, South Kivu, Maniema and Tshopo), as well as Uganda and Rwanda.
by Adelheid Onyango and Bibi Giyose
Adelheid Onyango is Adviser for Nutrition at the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa and Bibi Giyose is Senior Nutrition and Food Systems officer, and Special Advisor to the CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
Total Refugees 2.5M
Total IDPs in Burundi 187,0262
Total Burundi Returnees 30,088
1.5M Children (59%)
112,216 Children (60%)
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cholera in Cameroon
Cholera in Tanzania
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic
Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.
• 57% des enfants de moins de cinq ans souffrent de malnutrition chronique ;
• 4,5% des enfants de moins de cinq ans souffrent de malnutrition aiguë globale ;
• Plus de 400 ménages déplacés de Nyanza-Lac ont bénéficié d’une aide d’urgence en abris et articles non-alimentaires ;
Pop. dans le besoin : 3,6 millions
H : 0,85M, F : 0,88M , E : 1,87M
Population ciblée : 2,4 millions
H : 0,53M, F : 0,55M, E : 1,28M
8325TH MEETING (AM)
9 AUGUST 2018
The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Burundi asked the Security Council today to appeal to all sides in the East African nation to participate — in good faith — in a fifth and potentially final inter‑Burundi dialogue that would build on recent developments and, hopefully, take place as soon as possible.
Protracted conflict drives food insecurity; and flooding in the north affects livelihoods
Across the southern African region, maize supplies have improved seasonally with the ongoing harvest, and prices have generally been on a downward trend since March. In most countries, staple food prices are below their 5 year average (5YA) levels.
Yet, in pockets of areas reporting poor harvest, households are expected to deplete their stocks earlier than usual this year and turn to markets for their supply; prices in areas such as southern Malawi, southern Mozambique, and central and southern Zambia could tick upwards sooner than usual.
Current major event
Emergency risk communication in outbreaks
To provide WHO Member States, partners and stakeholders involved in emergency preparedness and response with the most up-to-date best practices on Emergency Risk Communication, this year WHO published “Communicating risk in public health emergencies - A WHO guideline for emergency risk communication (ERC) policy and practice”.
Cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are among the leading causes of death worldwide. A new UCLA study has found that Bangladesh, Haiti, Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania each has fewer than five health facilities that can provide the full suite of supplies and equipment, trained staff and medication that are needed to properly diagnose and treat all three diseases.
At a Tripartite Commission meeting in August 2017, the governments of Tanzania, Burundi, and UNHCR agreed to assist refugees who wish to voluntarily repatriate from Tanzania to Burundi. The August 2017 meeting and a subsequent meeting in March 2018 reaffirmed the commitment of both governments and UNHCR to uphold the principle of voluntariness, and noted that while some refugees may opt to return, others will continue to be in need of international protection.
396,058 BURUNDIAN REFUGEES HOSTED IN THE REGION AS OF MAY 2018
434,000 BURUNDIAN REFUGEES PROJECTED TO BE HOSTED IN THE REGION BY THE END OF 2018
US$ 391M FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS IN 2018
27 PARTNERS INVOLVED IN 2018