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03 May 2019 description

ROME – As a precautionary measure, the World Food Programme (WFP) has temporarily halted distribution worldwide of a fortified blended food from one of its suppliers as tests continue to establish whether it is linked to outbreaks of illness in East Africa.

According to medical centres and hospital records, three people died and 293 were admitted to health centres in the Karamoja region of Northeast Uganda in March and April after eating Super Cereal, distributed by WFP. The product is used by WFP and partners to prevent malnutrition, especially among women and children.

03 May 2019 description

Oxfam et 17 autres organisations humanitaires ont annoncé aujourd’hui qu’une action urgente est nécessaire pour venir en aide aux dizaines de milliers de personnes contraintes de fuir leurs villages à la suite d'attaques armées dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo. Les personnes forcées au déplacement se retrouvent prises au piège entre la frontière ougandaise et une région de la RDC en proie aux groupes armés et non loin de zones affectées par l'épidémie d'Ebola qui a déjà coûté la vie à plus de 950 personnes.

03 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Almost half of the countries in Eastern and Southern Africa region (ESAR) have been affected by cholera outbreaks since the beginning of 2019. More than 9,494 cholera / AWD cases including 34 deaths have been reported in 10 countries in the region, with an average Case Fatality Rate of 0.4%, since the beginning of 2019. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Mozambique accounts for 67.2% (6,382) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Kenya at 18.3% (1,735).

03 May 2019 description

Humanitarian organisations call for urgent assistance

Urgent action is needed to help tens of thousands of people forced to flee their homes following armed attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, 18 humanitarian organizations warned today. Those who remain are trapped between the border of Uganda and an area of DRC that is being terrorized by armed groups and close to the Ebola outbreak which has claimed over 950 lives.

02 May 2019 description

Northern Mozambique remains at risk for flooding following heavy rainfall from Tropical Cyclone Kenneth

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  2. Continued below-average rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

  3. Tropical Cylcone Kenneth made landfall over northern Mozambique last week. Heavy flooding is expected to persist into early may with continued rainfall.

02 May 2019 description

WEEKLY OVERVIEW

  • Active screening on going in 13 Points of Entry (PoE) sites: Yei airstrip, Yei SSRRC, Tokori, Lasu, Kaya, Bazi, Salia Musala, Okaba, Khor Kaya (along Busia Uganda Border) in Morobo County, Pure, Kerwa, Khorijo in Kajo keji and Birigo in Lainya County

  • The medical waste management system for Panyume primary healthcare centre is complete

  • WASH successfully held an IPC training in Panyume

02 May 2019 description

Kampala, 2nd May 2019: - Uganda’s Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has lauded international partners for supporting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) battle the current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak and the neighbouring countries in their preparedness and readiness phase.

“The outbreak in DRC affects everyone and while we have no confirmed cases in the neighbouring countries, preparation is paramount. I thank the partners for their support in both response and preparedness modes during this EVD outbreak,” she said.

01 May 2019 description

Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes emerge in bimodal regions

KEY MESSAGES

01 May 2019 description
report New Vision

By Ismael Kasooha, Andrew Musinguzi

Kagadi - The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Kagadi district is to establish Ebola screening points at points of entry into the country, on shores of Lake Albert.

IRC responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

Dr Herbert Muhumuza, the Health Coordinator IRC, told New Vision that this is a high-risk area which has direct linkages with Ebola-stricken DRC because of the daily cross border movements on Lake Albert.

01 May 2019 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.

01 May 2019 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.

30 Apr 2019 description

Kampala, 30th April 2019: - The Meeting on Strengthening Partnership for Improving Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) opened in Kampala yesterday with a call to delegates to undertake frank discussions to unearth critical risk factors and challenges in the response and suggest feasible solutions to register concrete results.

29 Apr 2019 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 68 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

29 Apr 2019 description
report World Vision

En 2018, le monde comptait plus de 25,4 millions de réfugiés.

La journée mondiale des réfugiés du 20 juin a pour objectif de commémorer et de rendre hommage aux personnes qui ont dû tout fuir pour avoir le droit de vivre en sécurité. Vision du Monde tient à rappeler qu’il est de notre responsabilité mondiale de leur venir en aide et de les protéger. En 2018, selon le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR), le nombre de réfugiés était estimé à 25,4 millions, dont la moitié avait moins de 18 ans.

29 Apr 2019 description
report Inter Press Service

By Johan Borgstam, Stefano A. Dejak, Aeneas Chuma and Siddharth Chatterjee

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 2019 (IPS) - Many years of internecine conflict is being replaced by a new narrative of peace along the Kenya-Ethiopia border. Communities that once fought each other are now dreaming of a joint journey towards a better future.

29 Apr 2019 description

As part of IOM’s Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness activities, DTM operates Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) on the borders with Uganda (UGA), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR). Seventeen FMPs were active in March, including four opened during the second half of the month on the borders with DRC and CAR. This dashboard highlights key entry routes to South Sudan (SSD) and presents the demographic profile of people surveyed on arrival from the three high-risk countries.