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On Monday, Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Paul Makonda ordered primary schools closed for two days and advised families to leave inundated areas in a bid to limit the loss of life.
Fourteen people have died as a result of days of torrential rains and flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's economic capital, police said Tuesday.
"The balance sheet has worsened. This morning, we have reached 14 killed," city police chief Lazaro Mambosasa told reporters.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
Cholera in Zimbabwe
Lassa fever in Liberia
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Namibia
Cholera in Uganda
Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia
Humanitarian crisis in Niger
Central African Republic
13 March 2018: A Catholic bishop accused UN peacekeeping troops of sexual abuse against internally displaced women and girls in his diocese adjoining the Catholic cathedral in Bangassou city, Mbomou prefecture, and warned that they could be guilty of crimes against humanity. Source: National Catholic Reporter
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Rainfall brings some relief to Ethiopia, but causes flooding and fatalities in Kenya
Africa Weather Hazards
Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.
In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.
In Geneva, the European Union co-hosted the 'Humanitarian Conference on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)'. On this occasion, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides reiterated the EU's support in response to the worsening humanitarian situation in the region, with contributions worth €77 million in emergency and development assistance to the DRC crisis.
Bruxelles, le 13 avril 2018
L'Union européenne a coorganisé ce jour, à Genève, la «conférence humanitaire sur la République démocratique du Congo (RDC)».
À cette occasion, le commissaire européen chargé de l'aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises, Christos Stylianides, a réitéré le soutien de l'UE en réponse à l'aggravation de la situation humanitaire dans la région, au moyen de contributions à hauteur de 77 millions d'euros d'aide d'urgence et au développement pour la crise en RDC.
UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
Funded 6.9 million
Funding gap 24.0 million
Kigoma, 11 April 2018 - Last year the United Nations launched the Kigoma Joint Programme (KJP) to link the UN’s current response to refugees and migrants with an increased focus on developing the host communities. It was launched in partnership with the government of the United Republic of Tanzania, members of the Development Partners Group, the media, Civil Society Organizations, refugees and migrants host populations in Kigoma. The KJP consists of 16 UN agencies working together across six themes. Led by UN Resident Coordinator, Mr.
Aisling O’Loghlen, Nondo Nobel Bwami
More than 13,118 cholera / AWD cases and 201 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.5%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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(Kinshasa, 10 April 2018) – CARE International is calling on donors to significantly increase their commitment to the humanitarian crisis in the DRC ahead of this week’s pledging conference taking place in Geneva.
Labelled a “silent humanitarian tsunami”, as the humanitarian situation in the DRC deteriorates dramatically, this week’s meeting will seek to raise $1.68 billion, nearly four times the amount secured in 2017.