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19 Aug 2018 description

Current major event

HLIP I in EMR countries

From 2014 to 2017, seven countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of WHO benefited from the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework - Partnership Contribution (PC) to enhance their surveillance and laboratory capacities using the High-level Partnership Contribution Implementation Plan I (HLIP I) 2013-2016.

Editorial note

16 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 53 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 32 compared to 59 cases week 31.

• A total of 20 (38%) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Jubba region

• No new death was reported in week 31 and week 32

• A cumulative total of 6,130cases including 41 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The new AWD/cholera cases reported in Beletweyne started in December 2017.

• In 2018 new outbreaks were reported in Banadir, kismayo, Jowhar, Bulobarde, Merka, Brava, kurtunwy and Afgoye

16 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 59 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 31 compared to 50 cases week 30.

• A total of 21 (36%) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Jubba region

• No new death was reported in week 30 and week 31

• A cumulative total of 6,077cases including 41 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The new AWD/cholera cases reported in Beletweyne started in December 2017.

• In 2018 new outbreaks were reported in Banadir, kismayo, Jowhar, Bulobarde, Merka, Brava, kurtunwarey and Afgoye

14 Aug 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

16.3 million people in need of humanitarian services

8.2 million children in need of humanitarian services

667,948 children under-five in need of SAM treatment

14.8 million people are in need of water

At least 6.2 million children are at risk of dropping out of school

CONTEXT ANALYSIS

The current number of IDPs in Somalia has increased to 2.6 million from 2.1 million in May

3,590 cumulative Cholera/AWD cases resulting in 26 deaths (CFR 0.4) have been reported in 2018

13 Aug 2018 description

The favourable weather conditions brought about by the Gu rains (April-June) have had a relatively positive impact on livestock conditions, water, pasture availability in Somalia. This, combined with a large-scale humanitarian assistance, have improved the food security situation in Somalia, breaking the downward trend which has emerged during the last two years. The gains are, however, still fragile.

08 Aug 2018 description

Current major event

Emergency risk communication in outbreaks

To provide WHO Member States, partners and stakeholders involved in emergency preparedness and response with the most up-to-date best practices on Emergency Risk Communication, this year WHO published “Communicating risk in public health emergencies - A WHO guideline for emergency risk communication (ERC) policy and practice”.

Editorial note

06 Aug 2018 description

Flooding in southern and central areas of the country, a cyclone in the north, the escalation of regional conflicts, particularly in the disputed Sool region, a significant upsurge in the displacement crisis and continued evictions compounded the humanitarian situation in the first half of the year. Major diseases such as acute watery diarrhoea (AWD), began to decrease due to WASH and Health sector control measures; while malaria is on the increase.

EVICTIONS

06 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 50 new cases of AWD/cholera were reported in week 30 compared to 88 cases in week 29.

• 27 (54%) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Jubba regions

• No new death was reported in week 30 compared to 1 death reported in week 29

• A cumulative total of 6,018 cases including 41 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The AWD/cholera cases started in Beletweyne in December 2017.

06 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

• 286 (73%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning alert and response network (EWARN) system in week 30.

• Total number of consultations increased from 58,449 in week 29 to 69,519 in week 30.

• A total of 432 alerts were received. 21 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts in week 30.

31 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Resilience building key to ending need.

• Achievements in the first half of 2018

• Brussels hosts Somalia Partnership Forum

• Humanitarian access challenges persist.

• More resources needed to boost humanitarian response.

• The Response Plan revised

Resilience building key to ending need

30 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

The Gu (June) 2018 season nutrition assessment among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the main settlements and two urban areas shows Critical prevalence of acute malnutrition (Global Acute Malnutrition-GAM ≥ 15%) in 7 out of 15 population groups surveyed in June 2018: Bossaso, Qardho, Galkacyo Garowe, Mogadishu, Dolow and Baidoa IDPs - see Map 1 and Table 2.

27 Jul 2018 description

Introduction

While an estimated 2.1 million people live in displacement sites in Somalia, existing information on exact locations and site level vulnerabilities is sparse, and existing assessments have been ad-hoc and unharmonised, resulting in low comparability and verification.

27 Jul 2018 description

Summary:

The regional appeal, throughout its first year, has supported 15 emergency operations, including ten Appeals and five DREFs. The latter were/are aiming at meeting the needs of approximately two million

people in 14 countries, including five countries of focus: Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia and South-Sudan. For this 12-month report, these operations were asked to provide a brief overview of their key achievements, successes, challenges and key lessons learned over the past year.

Country wise and regional key main achievements

In Countries:

26 Jul 2018 description

Introduction

While an estimated 2.1 million people live in displacement sites in Somalia1 , existing information on exact locations and site level vulnerabilities is sparse, and existing assessments have been ad-hoc and unharmonised, resulting in low comparability and verification.

26 Jul 2018 description

Introduction

While an estimated 2.1 million people live in displacement sites in Somalia1 , existing information on exact locations and site level vulnerabilities is sparse, and existing assessments have been ad-hoc and unharmonised, resulting in low comparability and verification.

26 Jul 2018 description

Introduction

While an estimated 2.1 million people live in displacement sites in Somalia , existing information on exact locations and site level vulnerabilities is sparse, and existing assessments have been ad-hoc and unharmonised, resulting in low comparability and verification.