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20 Dec 2017 description

Review the biggest health stories from WHO in 2017. Relive some of WHO's major achievements in the past year.

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20 Dec 2017 description

Executive Summary

This report summarizes the results of the survey of the water, sanitation and hygiene needs of cholera outbreak in As Silw District, Taiiz governorate, which was carried out by Tamdeen Youth foundation (TYF) in coordination with WASH sub-cluster (Taiz, Ibb Hub).

The report comes as a part of the foundation's rapid response to reducing cholera outbreak in As Silw district.

20 Dec 2017 description

Current major event

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan recently reported an increase in the number of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) cases in the country. In 2017, a total of 237 cases of CCHF including 41 deaths (CFR: 17.2%) have been reported throughout 27 provinces.
Majority of these cases-71 cases including 13 associated deaths (CFR: 18.3%), were reported from the capital city, Kabul.

20 Dec 2017 description

BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2017 - Lutheran World Relief (LWR), an international NGO working to develop sustainable solutions to poverty, has released its 2018 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential or worsening humanitarian crises over the coming year: 11 Humanitarian Hotspots for the World to Watch

Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, LWR president & CEO, noted that armed conflict is a thread running through the world's current crises.

20 Dec 2017 description
report Save the Children

WEDNESDAY 20 DECEMBER 2017

Today marks 1,000 days since the international escalation of the conflict in Yemen. But even after over 1,000 days of suffering, destruction and death, still over half of Britons claim to know little or nothing about the conflict in Yemen.

In these past 1,000 days, there have been over 1,500 airstrikes which have led to the deaths of thousands of children from violence, hunger, and disease.

20 Dec 2017 description
  • Today marks 1 000 days since the intensification of the conflict in Yemen and the launch of the Saudi-led coalition bombing campaign on 26 March 2015.

20 Dec 2017 description
report Oxfam
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Yemen is being pushed ever closer to famine after 1,000 days of a brutal war, exacerbated by a crippling blockade of its key northern ports which is starving its people of food, fuel and medicine Oxfam warned today.

Some 90 per cent of Yemen’s food has to be imported and since a Saudi-led coalition imposed a blockade of the country’s key northern ports more than a month ago, only over a third of the food its people need is coming in.

More than 7 million people are now at acute risk of famine.

20 Dec 2017 description
report Oxfam

OXFAM BRIEFING NOTE
DECEMBER 2017

SUMMARY

19 Dec 2017 description
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More than two and a half years since the escalation of the conflict, Yemeni people continue to bear the brunt of ongoing hostilities and severe economic decline. People are increasingly exhausting their coping mechanisms, and as a result the humanitarian crisis remains extremely widespread: an estimated 22.2 million people in Yemen need some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 11.3 million who are in acute need – an increase of one million people in acute need since November 2016.

19 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Fuel running out in water pumping stations serving over 3 million people; half of them are children

AMMAN/SANA’A, 19 December, 2017 – Recent restrictions on imports of fuel to Yemen have sparked critical shortages and price hikes across the country, severely impacting access to safe water and other vital services for children including health care and sanitation. The cuts are the latest challenge to containing Yemen’s acute watery diarrhea and cholera outbreak. Yemen has for decades struggled with extreme water scarcity.

19 Dec 2017 description
report CARE

Yemen risks sliding into famine and further disease outbreaks unless all the country’s ports are fully reopened, aid agency CARE has warned as the country marks 1,000 days since conflict began.

More than 22 million people in Yemen are in need of humanitarian aid, 7 million people face famine-like conditions and the country is experiencing one of the worst cholera outbreaks on record.

18 Dec 2017 description

During a visit to a port in Djibouti, where UK aid is shipped to Yemen, Ms Mordaunt warns of the “human tragedy” of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The UK is providing urgent new food and fuel supplies to help keep millions of Yemeni people alive as an escalation in fighting and restrictions on aid access threaten to push Yemen into a catastrophic famine, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced today (Monday 18 December 2017).