Congo River: Cholera Outbreak - May 2011
A cholera outbreak was declared in March 2011 in Oriental province and later spread along the Congo River to Bandundu, Equateur and Kinshasa provinces in DR Congo. The Ministry of Health declared a national epidemic in June and appealed to donors for support. (IFRC, 25 Apr 2012) Over the course of 2011, 8,038 cases of cholera and 434 deaths were recorded in the western provinces, with a peak in June (Gov't/WHO, 3 Jul 2012). In 2012, 7,175 cases and 229 deaths were registered, peaking in April (Gov't/WHO, 29 Jan 2013).
Republic of Congo
The first cases of cholera appeared in the Likouala, Cuvette and Plateaux divisions in June 2011, but Government officials did not declare the epidemic officially until July 2011. By 27 Dec 2011, 775 cases of cholera and 32 deaths were registered nationwide. (IFRC, 1 Feb 2012)
At the beginning of 2012, a new cholera outbreak occurred in Betou and the surrounding villages. 355 cholera cases, including 5 deaths, were recorded, with the highest number of cases at the beginning of March. By June, no new cases had been registered. (IFRC, 30 Sep 2012)
On 4 March 2012, an explosion occurred in an arms depot in Brazzaville, making 13,800 people homeless. They were accommodated in a temporary site where cases of cholera were declared in late March 2012 and early April 2012. (IFRC, 30 Apr 2012)
From May through to June 2012, no new cases were registered. (IFRC, 30 Sept 2012)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- 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
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.
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
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.
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.
CERF High-level Pledging Conference
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 ».
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
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).