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12 Sep 2017 description
infographic World Health Organization

HIGHLIGHTS

  • During the month of August 2017, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported a total 152 216 cholera cases including 117 associated deaths (CFR-0.1%).

12 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Supply and availability of food commodities further improved in many governorates in August 2017. Better food availability during the past few months is attributed to the good level of imports during the first half of the year. However, availability of fuel remained unchanged or deteriorated from previous month.

  • Prices of basic food items slightly declined but prices of fuel commodities rose in August compared to July 2017, while all persisted to be higher than in precrisis period.

12 Sep 2017 description

Key points

  • Poor dietary diversity and high levels of negative food-based coping strategies continue to erode household food security.

  • Displaced households are increasingly reliant on food assistance as their primary source of food.

  • Respondents report major concerns over shortages of food and money and the spread of diseases.

Situation update

12 Sep 2017 description

Key Messages

  • Extreme levels of food insecurity persist across South Sudan as conflict continues to limit access to typical food sources and, in some areas, the delivery of humanitarian assistance. Emergency (IPC Phase 4) or Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes exist in all states, despite the start of the harvest. Some households on isolated islands along the White Nile in Leer of Unity and Ayod of Jonglei could be in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) in the event they are unable to move in search of assistance.

12 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

Country level

  • The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 10 September 2017 is 652,089 suspected cases and 2,066 associated deaths (CFR 0.32%). 32,364 suspected cases and 12 associated deaths were reported in W35.

  • The national attack rate is 229.15 per 10,000. The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates per 10,000 remain Amran (578.15), Al Mahwit (531.12), Al Dhale’e (512.62), Abyan (411.07) and Hajjah (313.67).

11 Sep 2017 description

ADEN, 11th September, 2017 (WAM) -- An Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, aid ship carrying ten containers stocked with cholera medication has arrived in the Port of Aden.

The shipment, a contribution to the World Health Organisation, WHO, was received by Yemen’s Minister of Public Health and Population, Dr. Nasir Baoum, Mohammed Saeed Al Ketbi, Director of the ERC office in Aden, and Emmanuel Tacconi, the WHO's Representative in Yemen.

10 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Press Release - Arabic version

One in five children across the Middle East and North Africa needs humanitarian aid

Over 90 per cent are in conflict-affected countries- UNICEF New Analysis

AMMAN, 11 September 2017 – Nearly one in five children across the Middle East and North Africa need immediate humanitarian assistance, according to latest data and analysis. Over 90 per cent of these children live in countries affected by conflict.

10 Sep 2017 description

Current major event

Dengue fever in Pakistan

The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination in Pakistan has recently reported a high number of dengue fever cases in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). A total of 1,279 laboratory confirmed cases were reported during the months of July and August 2017.

Editorial note

08 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cholera outbreak exceeds 629,000 suspected cases as of September 7

  • Bureaucratic impediments and insecurity-related access constraints hinder humanitarian response throughout Yemen

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches more than 7 million people with emergency food assistance in August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 14 August, suspected cholera cases in Yemen surpassed 500,000 in 22 governorates and 298 districts. To support the cholera response, during this period, WFP supported the National and governorate level Emergency Operations Centre through supply chain management and IT upgrades and through increasing storage capacities for cholera response and relief items and construction/rehabilitation of Diarrheal Treatment Centres (DTCs) and launching an air-bridge operation from Djibouti to Yemen using an AN12 aircraft.

07 Sep 2017 description

Contents
521 Cholera, 2016
530 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2017
534 The International Health Regulations (IHR) – 10 years of global public health security

Sommaire
521 Choléra, 2016
530 Fonctionnement de la surveillance de la paralysie flasque aiguë (PFA) et incidence de la poliomyélite, 2017
534 Le Règlement sanitaire international (RSI) – 10 ans de sécurité sanitaire mondiale

06 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

Airbridge Djibouti – Sana’a for the cholera response

06 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

Country and Governorate level (cumulative)

  • The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 3 September 2017 is 612,009 suspected cases and 2,047 associated deaths (CFR 0.33). 25,883 suspected cases and 11 associated deaths were reported in W35.

  • The national attack rate is 215 per 10,000. The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates per 10,000 remain Amran (540), Al Mahwit (504), Al Dhale’e (482), Abyan (388) and Hajjah (288).