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16 Jan 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food insecure population in eastern Africa to decrease by over 1 million

  • Cholera, malaria and yellow fever outbreaks confirmed

  • Intercommunal clashes in Kenya claim over 477 lives since January 2012

  • Increased international presence facilitates aid delivery in secured areas of Somalia

  • Conflict has displaced over 5,000 Congolese into Uganda and South Sudan and 8,000 Sudanese into South Sudan

04 Jan 2013 description
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CERF disburses over $164.5 million in 2012 for emergency humanitarian response in West and Central Africa

30 Oct 2012 description

Brazzaville, Congo: 27 October 2012 – As the Sahel food crisis persists, compounded by recent flooding in the region, the World Health Organization (WHO) has appealed to health and development partners to support affected countries prioritize de-worming activities as part of urgent relief efforts.

"Flooding now being experienced in parts of the Sahel, creates the ideal breeding ground for contracting Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) such as bilharzia, and worm-like diseases putting more at risk of malnutrition,” says WHO African Regional Director Dr Luis Gomes Sambo.

11 Oct 2012 description

Responding to the Crisis in Syria

Instability and conflict in Syria continue to affect hundreds of thousands of people. An estimated one million Syrians have been internally displaced, while the overall total affected population is estimated at up to 2.5 million.

17 Sep 2012 description
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CERF Syrian Crisis
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CERF Total Funding to Syrian Crisis 2012

Good afternoon and welcome to our Member States briefing on CERF for 2012.

I want to give you an overview of how CERF has been used this year. I will also focus on some of the lessons learned from our country reviews and I will brief you on progress with the management response plan that was developed in response to the Five-Year Evaluation.

22 Aug 2012 description
report The New York Times

By ADAM NOSSITER

DAKAR, Senegal — A fierce cholera epidemic is spreading through the coastal slums of West Africa, killing hundreds and sickening many more in one of the worst regional outbreaks in years, health experts said.

Read the story on the New York Times

20 Jul 2012 description

Highlights

  • Horn of Africa remains precarious
  • Crisis persists in Great Lakes
  • Deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan
  • Urban food security of concern in Kenya
  • Gains in fighting malnutrition in Kenya remain fragile
  • WHO concerned by cholera in Kismayo, Somalia
  • Food security interventions ramped up in Ethiopia
  • Ethiopia works to increase refugee hosting capacity
26 May 2012 description

Introduction

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and April 2012 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by the Member States.

01 May 2012 description

Content

Overview of reported outbreaks in the WHO African Region - Cholera - Meningitis

Ongoing outbreaks - Lassa Fever in Nigeria - Typhoid in Zimbabwe - Meningitis in Burkina Faso - Cholera in Ghana - Meningitis in Chad - Cholera in Uganda - Meningitis in Benin - Nodding Syndrome in Uganda

Introduction

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and March 2012 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by the Member States.

27 Jan 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

Introduction

UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children 2012 describes the daily situation of some of the world’s most vulnerable children and women in more than 25 countries and territories beset by emergencies and crisis.

14 Dec 2011 description

Highlights

CERF High-level Pledging Conference

30 Nov 2011 description

Ce bulletin d’information humanitaire, produit par le bureau régional OCHA pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre, couvre la période du 1er au 30 Novembre 2011. Le prochain Bulletin, qui sera largement consacré aux CAP dans la région, sera publié vers le 15 janvier 2012 et sera daté de « janvier 2012 ».

Evénements clés

  • Production céréalière de 55,4 millions pour les pays du Sahel et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest

  • Alerte Sahel: forte dégradation de la situation alimentaire attendue début 2012

01 Aug 2011 description
report Logistics Cluster

Each week the Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell (GLCSC) provides an operational update of the activities of Logistics Clusters/Sectors in the field, together with the details of the latest publications on the Logistics Cluster website. The GLCSC is housed in the Logistics Division of the UN World Food Programme, the Global Logistics Cluster Lead. It is comprised of a diverse, multi-skilled group of logisticians drawn from ACF, Care International, WFP, WVI, and MSB (formerly SRSA).