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31 Dec 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 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cholera in Zambia
  • Listeriosis in South Africa

For each of these events, a brief description followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

31 Dec 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2017 description

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

31 Dec 2017 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary
- Parties cited the need for more time to promote voluntary repatriation, while a section of asylum countries grappled with logistical challenges to examine individual cases of refugees seeking exemption or integration.
- Deadline for cessation elapses on January 1, 2018.

31 Dec 2017 description

Oruchinga settlement, opened as a transit center in 1959 and was officially established as a settlement in 1961, hosts more than 6,900 refugees from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. The settlement is not receiving new arrivals, aside from family reunifications, referrals, and protection cases. Although shelter and infrastructure are developed, and the refugees seem to be well integrated with the host community, protection concerns and conflict over land and resources remain a challenge.

Gaps & Challenges

31 Dec 2017 description

The Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) strategy in the refugee operation in Uganda is based on a comprehensive and coordinated approach and is guided by the common principles of SGBV programming which include survivor-centered and multi-sectoral prevention and response.

30 Dec 2017 description

Minimal (IPC Phase 1) likely in most areas with average second season harvest

Key Messages

29 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

  • Somalia has now experienced an unprecedented fourth consecutive drought. Dry conditions returned after only a small reprieve in early November. This will further worsen the already critical humanitarian situation.

  • In Eastern Kenya, earlier than usual retreat of the seasonal rains will lead to a significant degradation in pasture and marginal crop conditions.

29 Dec 2017 description

231,504

Congolese refugees as of 30 November 2017

43,000

Congolese new arrivals from January to November 2017

6,397

Congolese new arrivals since 1 December 2017

29 Dec 2017 description

Palorinya settlement, established in December 2016, hosts more than 180,000 South Sudanese refugees across 37.58 square kilometers of land. While infrastructure and funding challenges are significant barriers to a more comprehensive response, partners continue to provide essential services and assistance within the settlement.

Gaps & Challenges

28 Dec 2017 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By Agencies

The United Nations High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR) has transferred 3500 of the 3700 Congolese nationals who fled to Nkondo landing site in Kabwoya Sub County in Hoima District to Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Camp.

The Congolese fled into Uganda over ethnic clashes between the Lendu and Bagegere in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The clashes broke out on December 18, 2017 and forced hundreds of Congolese to flee into Hoima District through Lake Albert.

27 Dec 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 4,503,319 Swiss francs (out of which 1,545,081 Swiss francs is covered by bilateral response) increased from 2,670,638 Swiss francs to enable the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to deliver assistance for 216,666 people (increased from 136,666 people) in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), health and care, protection (psychosocial support and prevention) and National Society capacity building for a total of 22 months. The operation is moving from an emergency response phase to a longer-term one with timelines adapted to field circumstances.

27 Dec 2017 description

229,957

Congolese refugees as of 30 November 2017

43,000

Congolese new arrivals from January to November 2017

6,314

Congolese new arrivals since 1 December 2017

24 Dec 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 51 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Declaration of the control of cholera outbreak in Borno State, Nigeria
  • Hepatitis E in Namibia
  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic
  • Cholera in South Sudan