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19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • Supply and availability of food and fuel commodities in September 2017 generally remained similar to August 2017 and maintained the prevailing improvements observed during the past couple of months which are attributed mainly to improved imports and better integration of markets. The cash and commodity voucher programmes by humanitarian agencies are also believed to encourage better market supply.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Bond

Introduction

This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.

18 Oct 2017 description

Sustained assistance needed in Somalia, Ethiopia where below-average Deyr rains are forecast

Key Messages

18 Oct 2017 description
report Direct Relief

For many of us living in the western hemisphere, the past 10 weeks or so have been a blur of nonstop natural disasters. Ten Atlantic hurricanes, two major earthquakes in Mexico and one of the worst wildfire seasons in U.S. history have dominated news cycles and taken up a disproportionate share of organizational activity and donor public focus.

17 Oct 2017 description
report IRIN

Politicians, aid officials, and health experts are once again mulling a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen, but negotiations appear to be stuck on whether there’ll be enough doses available to render it effective.

Yemen is currently in the midst of a cholera outbreak that, by the World Health Organisation’s latest count, has killed 2,167 people since the end of April and is suspected to have infected 841,906.

Read the story on IRIN.

17 Oct 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, rubella, measles, West Nile fever, chikungunya, cholera and plague.

16 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Health agencies record nearly 772,000 suspected cholera cases and 2,132 related deaths as of September 30

• Approximately 1.5 million civil servants have not received consistent salary payments since September 2016

• Bureaucratic obstructions, insecurity, and lack of humanitarian access continue to constrain response efforts

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Oct 2017 description
infographic World Health Organization

Highlights

  • During the month of September 2017, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported a total 176 563 cholera cases including 94 associated deaths (CFR-0.05%).

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

Yemen enters the third year of armed conflict with no clear end in sight. The result ofthe crisis has left some 15 million people lacking adequate access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, and health services; seven million people are faced with the threat of famine; further exacerbated by the largest singleyear cholera outbreak ever recorded.

16 Oct 2017 description

Situation Overview

In August 2017, the financial requirements of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan were revised from US$ 2.1 billion to US$ 2.3 billion following the inclusion of the integrated cholera response plan. Humanitarian partners continued to reach people with aid and a record seven million people across the country was provided with food assistance during the month of August 2017. As of 16 October the YHRP is 55.5 per cent funded.

16 Oct 2017 description

AUTHORS

Mathias Altmann
Miguel Suarez-Bustamante
Celine Soulier
Celine Lesavre
Caroline Antoine

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Although cases were reported only in 2010 and 2011, cholera is probably endemic in Yemen. In the context of a civil war, a cholera outbreak was declared in different parts of the country October 6th, 2016. This paper describes the ACF outbreak response in Hodeidah city from October 28th, 2016 to February 28th, 2017 in order to add knowledge to this large outbreak.

13 Oct 2017 description
report The Guardian

The cholera epidemic in Yemen has become the largest and fastest-spreading outbreak of the disease in modern history, with a million cases expected by the end of the year and at least 600,000 children likely to be affected.

The World Health Organization has reported more than 815,000 suspected cases of the disease in Yemen and 2,156 deaths. About 4,000 suspected cases are being reported daily, more than half of which are among children under 18. Children under five account for a quarter of all cases.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact
Erin Taylor 267.250.8829 (M)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Oct. 12, 2017) — Yemen’s cholera outbreak will reach more than a million cases by Christmas at current rates, including at least 600,000 children, Save the Children is warning.

The epidemic has already spread faster than any outbreak of cholera since modern records began – and is now the largest in recent history.

12 Oct 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13027

SECURITY COUNCIL
8069TH MEETING (PM)

Sounding the alarm on famine exacerbated by conflict, Secretary-General António Guterres urged the international community to step up efforts to end violence, ensure humanitarian assistance and foster long-term development in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen and other areas of instability-rooted starvation.

12 Oct 2017 description

Current Major Event

Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network in WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

The WHO's Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) has progressed towards establishing an Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network (EDPLN). The main purpose of the network is to enhance laboratory diagnostic capacity of Regional laboratories and to timely respond to health emergencies in the Region.

11 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH CLUSTER

• Health Cluster partners continue to provide health services to the people of Yemen, supporting 485 health facilities and mobile medical teams, paying incentives to health workers and supporting the local health authorities.

• A cumulative total of 615,037 suspected cholera cases and 2,050 associated deaths have been reported across the country between 27 April and 31 August. The case-fatality rate has dropped to 0.33%.

• Health Cluster partners are operational in 22 Governorates in Yemen.