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18 Oct 2016 description

Yemen

The World Health Organization ( WHO) and health partners urgently require support from the international donor community to contain the spread of Acute Watery Diarrhea/Cholera in Yemen. A total of US$22.35 million is required, of which US$16.6 million is required for an immediate response.

18 Oct 2016 description

The World Health Organization and health partners urgently require support from the international donor community to contain the spread of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera in Yemen. A total of US$ 22.35 million is required by the Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene clusters, of which US$ 16.6 million is immediately required.

14 Oct 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM is preparing an urgent appeal to donors in response to a migration/refugee emergency unfolding in Yemen and Djibouti, impacting across the Horn of Africa region, including Ethiopia. The initial amount of the appeal will be in excess of USD 10 million, according to IOM Director for Operations and Emergencies Mohammed Abdiker.

13 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • As of 13 October, 15 cases of cholera have been confirmed: 11 in Sana’a and four in Al Bayda.

  • WHO estimates that 76,000 people are at risk in 15 governorates.

  • National health system’s capacity to respond has been compromised by 18 months of conflict.

  • Planned interventions include the establishment of 15 Cholera Treatment Centers. The overall cost of the integrated Cholera/Acute Watery Diarrhea outbreak Response Plan in Yemen stands at $22.3M.

12 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

On October 6, 11 cases of Cholera were confirmed positive in one neighbourhood of the capital Sana’a. No confirmed cases have been reported in other locations in Yemen. UNICEF, together with WHO and Health authorities, have initiated a rapid response setting up a treatment centre as well as dispatching an investigation team to the affected neighbourhood. The source of infection was identified as water and commercial food contamination.

11 Oct 2016 description

AFGHANISTAN

24,000 people have been displaced from Kunduz city as fighting continues after the Taliban attacked the city on 3 October. Thousands are also in need inside the city.

HAITI

11 Oct 2016 description

Sana'a, 7 October 2016— Yemen’s Ministry of Public Health and Population has officially announced the occurrence of 8 cholera cases among population in one of the areas of Sana'a city. The stool samples of these cases were tested positive for Vibrio cholerae. The cases were admitted to Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sana'a in the first week of October and are currently receiving treatment for acute dehydration in an isolated section of the hospital.

07 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

SANA’A, 7 October 2016 - Health authorities in Yemen confirmed a cholera outbreak on Thursday, 6 October, posing an increased health risk to the population-especially children-given the crumbling health system in the country.

“This outbreak adds to the misery of millions of children in Yemen. We are supporting health centres to prevent and treat cholera cases and will continue working with partners to scale up the response and stem out this dangerous disease”, said UNICEF Representative in Yemen, Julien Harneis.