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18 Jan 2019 description

Contents
18 Editorial
19 Application of social science in the response to Ebola, Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
23 Lessons learnt from Ebola virus disease surveillance in Équateur Province, May–July 2018
28 Preventing the international spread of Ebola virus by comprehensive, risk-informed measures at points of entry and compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005)

18 Jan 2019 description

Increased seasonal rainfall is forecast to relieve dryness throughout southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. An erratic rainfall distribution since the Short-Rains season has caused dryness in Somalia,
    Ethiopia, and Kenya.

  2. Continued below average rainfall since October has resulted in widespread dryness throughout southern Africa.

  3. Poor rainfall has led to anomalous dryness across Madagascar. Heavy rainfall forecast later this month is expected to provide relief.

17 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Burkina Faso

15 December 2018: On the road between Ouagadougou and BoboDioulasso, a Canadian aid worker traveling to Togo for a humanitarian project with the organisation Zion’Gaia went missing.
No further details specified. Source: aOuaga

Burundi

24 December 2018: In Kinindo commune, Bujumbura Mairie province, Burundian soldiers arrested an employee of the NGO Handicap International while he was at a bar. There is no indication as to why he was arrested. Source: SOS Averages Burundi

16 Jan 2019 description

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo persists and continues to be closely monitored. Since our last report on 8 January 2019, 33 additional EVD cases (32 confirmed and 1 probable) and 25 deaths have been reported.

16 Jan 2019 description

Combien et Quand ? Entre Juillet et Septembre, soit la période actuelle de récolte et post récolte, 98.000 personnes (1%) ont été classées en phase d’Urgence (IPC Phase 4), alors que 1.301.000 (12%) ont été classés en phase de Crise (IPC Phase 3), et 4.700.000 (43%) en phase sous pression (IPC Phase 2) et 4.850.000 (44%) en Insécurité Alimentaire Minimale (Phase 1).

16 Jan 2019 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Countries of asylum hosting refugees from the DRC have been generous in maintaining an open-door policy and in securing asylum to old and new population groups. Protracted displacement, however, continues to deplete already limited national and local resources. Existing camps and sites in asylum countries are overcrowded. Some 60,000 Congolese refugees have specific needs and problems, a significant proportion are children who are at risk or who require additional support.

16 Jan 2019 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2018 Revised Regional Refugee Response Plan covering the period January to December 2018 available at http://reporting.unhcr.org/publications

15 Jan 2019 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Charlie Yaxley – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 15 janvier 2019 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, et 35 partenaires lancent un appel de fonds conjoint d’un montant de 296 millions de dollars pour fournir, en 2019, une aide désespérément nécessaire à 345 000 réfugiés burundais dans les pays voisins.

15 Jan 2019 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and 35 partners are today jointly appealing for US$296 million to provide desperately needed aid in 2019 to some 345,000 Burundian refugees in neighbouring countries.

Burundi is one of the most neglected refugee situations globally. And measurably so: in 2018 it was among the world’s least-funded.

14 Jan 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

14 Jan 2019 description

Life can be frightening and stressful for pregnant women, new mothers, and families with young children in a large refugee camp such as Nyarugusu, in Tanzania. But vulnerable women, children and families in this camp can rely on the dedicated volunteers and staff of the Tanzania Red Cross Society, which runs a hospital, health clinics, ante- and post-natal support and paediatric services for the camp’s residents and people living in neighbouring host communities.

09 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Cholera continues to represent a major public health concern in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR). From January to December 2018, approximately 37,565 cases and 443 cholera-related deaths were reported in the region with an average CFR of 1.2%. These cases emerged from 10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR).

08 Jan 2019 description

1. Situation update

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo persists and continues to be closely monitored. Since our last report on 1 January 2019, 17 newly confirmed cases have been reported.

08 Jan 2019 description

533.387 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74% des réfugiéssont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

2.949 réfugiés sont rentrés volontairement de la RDC au Rwanda depuis janvier 2018.

Travail avec les partenaires

07 Jan 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

07 Jan 2019 description

Les stocks dans les ménages ont fortement baissé mais sur les marchés les prix des denrées alimentaires de base restent abordables

Points saillants :

L’épuisement des réserves alimentaires au niveau des ménages malgré les récoltes de la saison 2018 C dans les marais.

Les prix mensuels des denrées restent globalement stables dans le pays, avec une relative bonne disponibilité sur la plupart des marchés.

07 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

  • 50,000 smallholder farmers to be supported

  • 136,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under the age of two to be supported with improved access and use of nutritious food

  • US$16.6 m six months funding shortfall 288,000 refugees and asylum seekers to receive food assistance in camps in Tanzania

Operational Updates

07 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Burundi

05 November 2018: The Burundian government announced that 25 INGOs who had their registration suspended on 16 September 2018 for not complying with Burundian law, are now re-registered.
Meanwhile, the registration of 11 others are still not registered for action. Source: Radio Tèlèvision Nationale du Burundi

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