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10 Dec 2018 description

Short-term pasture and water improvements likely over the Eastern Horn with late season rainfall

Key Messages

09 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 36,820 cholera / AWD cases and 433 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018.

These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 28.6 % (10,529) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17% (6,273).

06 Dec 2018 description

Current major event

Transition from EWARN to routine surveillance

A three days workshop was conducted in Damascus, Syria from 8-10 August 2018 to disseminate findings of Early Warning Alert and Response Network (EWARN) evaluation in Syria. Participants included Ministry of Health (MOH) staff and technical EWARN officers. During this workshop the question of how and when to transition from EWARN to routine surveillance was examined.

Editorial note

06 Dec 2018 description

Key Figures
- 52,620: Total number of persons of concern to UNHCR registered in urban areas
- 75% are registered refugees
- 25% are registered asylum seekers
- 49% are registered females

06 Dec 2018 description

Resettlement Achievements
- Increased number of resettlement countries committed to receiving refugees from Uganda.
- Increased accessibility of resettlement due to expanded approach since 2012.
- Submission of 25,402 refugees from DRC since 2012.
- Reinforced infrastructure for large-scale resettlement processing.
- Achievement of annual submission targets since 2012.
- Increased resettlement of vulnerable refugees.
- High acceptance rate.
- Since 2012, 21,271 refugees have departed for resettlement from Uganda.

06 Dec 2018 description

Key Figures
- 4,822: Total incidents January to October
- 425: Total incidents in October

06 Dec 2018 description

Key Figures
- 119,724: Identified Persons with specific needs
- 34,354: Number of members of community structures (estimated)

Achievements in 2018
- 209,059: Number of PoC with psychosocial needs receiving psychological support
- 6,300: Number of people trained on community leadership and decision making

06 Dec 2018 description

Key Figures
- 726,780: Registered Refugee children
- 63%: Percentage of children amongst refugee population as of October 2018
- 49,548: Number of unaccompanied or separated children (UASC)
- 73%: Percentage of Children under 12 years
- 27%: Percentage of Adolescents and Youth

06 Dec 2018 description

Key Figures
- 292: Number of Police deployed
- 37: Number of female Police deployed
- 56: Number of Police Posts in the Refugee Settlements
- 1,531: Number of Refugees that received legal Assistance
- 44,398: Number of Refugees reached during community Sensitization
- 30: Number of Packages provided by UNHCR (Fuel, accommodation, WASH facilities, protection house, vehicle, motorbikes and transport)

03 Dec 2018 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 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Yellow fever in South Sudan

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe

  • Hepatitis E in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.

03 Dec 2018 description

Opened in July 2016, Pagirinya settlement hosts more than 32,000 refugees displaced from South Sudan. The humanitarian response across all sectors has now stabilized and is beginning to shift beyond emergency operations. The way the settlement is organised facilitates access to important facilities, including health centers and schools. However, services in many sectors, such as health and nutrition and water, health and sanitation, must be improved to meet the needs of the population.

Gaps & Challenges

03 Dec 2018 description

Rhino Camp, originally opened in 1980, expanded in the wake of the South Sudanese civil war to host the sudden influx of refugees into northern Uganda. The settlement currently hosts more than 140,000 refugees, mostly South Sudanese, and continues to receive new arrivals. In August 2017, the settlement was expanded with the establishment of the Omugo zone extension area.

Gaps & Challenges

03 Dec 2018 description

After opening in January 2014, Nyumanzi has become the largest refugee settlement in Adjumani district in terms of population size. Despite their relatively recent arrival, residents are already well-established and a strong community has emerged in which refugee households actively collaborate with each other to share resources. Although many refugees are resilient, gaps in critical sectors, such as education and water, health and santitation, persist and undermine refugees’ ability to cope with their displacement.

Gaps & Challenges