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12 Apr 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

Global organization calls for urgent investment as famine prevention funding stalls

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – Facing a crushing and continuing drought, Somalia needs urgent investment if it is to avoid another humanitarian crisis, warns the global organization Mercy Corps. The three-year drought blighting the country has claimed thousands of lives, displaced more than two million people and worsened the spread of cholera and measles outbreaks.

10 Apr 2018 description

Afghanistan

In the first week of April, almost 15,000 people were displaced across the country, constituting over 25% of the displacements reported in 2018. Of the 15,000 up to 6,000 people were displaced within Nad-e-Ali/Marja district, Helmand province, due to an ongoing military operation.

There is no humanitarian access to the area therefore the severity of need amongst the IDPs is unclear.

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Chad

08 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

Cumulative figures as of week 12

• 182 health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance (EWARN) system in week 12.

• Total number of consultations increased from 47,164 in week 11 to 56,448 in week 12.

• A total of 4,111 alerts were received. Of these, 153 were confirmed as true alerts.

04 Apr 2018 description

Famine has been averted in Somalia in 2017, thanks to the rapid mobilization of resources and scaled-up response, but the extended drought has severely aggravated the crisis. By the end of 2017, 5.4 million Somalis were still in need of humanitarian assistance, of which 2.7 million people faced crisis and emergency. The risk of famine persists in 2018 if emergency relief efforts are not sustained.

01 Apr 2018 description

cVDPV2 update from Environmental Samples
- Sequencing results for the ES sample collected from Hodan district ES/SOM/BAN/HDN/EGH-1/18/008 are genetically linked to the VDPV2 sequence from ENVID ES/SOM/BAN/WBR/21OCT/17/003, (Waberi district, Twenty One October ENV site).
- SOM/BAN/HDN/EGH-1/18/008 is classified as cVDPV2, as described in GPEI Guidelines for Reporting and Classification of Vaccine-derived Polioviruses.

30 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Priority areas for humanitarian response.

  • Humanitarians boost response to contain disease outbreaks.

  • IDPs living in fear of eviction

  • International community pledges humanitarian aid for Somalia.

Priority areas for humanitarian response

Humanitarian situation deteriorates as drought worsens.

28 Mar 2018 description

Highlights

  • Total of 171 Health Facilities across Somalia have submitted weekly report of communicable diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance system in week 10, 2018.

  • Total number of consultations decreased from 51,174 in week 9 to 44,693 in week 10.

  • Total Alerts 3,183 were received out of which 142 were confirmed as true alerts.

22 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2018, 44,790 severely malnourished children, including 2,516 children with medical complications, have been admitted in UNICEF supported treatment programmes. The number of admissions to date exceeds the number of admissions during the same period in 2017 by 33 percent. The increasing trend in admissions highlights a sustained risk to of malnutrition.

18 Mar 2018 description

Measles Mass immunization campaign in South, Central and Somaliland
- A nationwide measles campaign conducted starting from 11th March in Accessible and Partially accessible districts of South, Central and Somaliland. The campaign continued for 5 days. WHO, UNICEF, national and local health authorities aim to reach more than 4.6 million children aged from six months to 10 years during the overall campaign.
- Over 4000 vaccination teams and 1100 supervisors are deployed in southern states and 1345 teams and around 300 supervisors deployed in Somaliland.

18 Mar 2018 description

Highlights

Cumulative figures as of week 11 • Total of 177 Health Facilities across Somalia have submitted weekly report of communicable diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance system in week 11, 2018.

• Total number of consultations increased from 44,693 in week 10 to 47,164 in week 11.

• Total Alerts 2,983 were received out of which 152 were confirmed as true alerts.

12 Mar 2018 description

Mogadishu, 12 March 2018 – A nationwide campaign continues in Somalia to protect millions of children against the potentially deadly effects of measles. WHO, UNICEF, national and local health authorities aim to reach more than 4.7 million children aged from 6 months to 10 years during the overall campaign.

11 Mar 2018 description

Measles Mass immunization campaign in South, Central and Somaliland
- A nationwide measles campaign continues in Somalia to protect millions of children against the potentially deadly disease of measles. WHO, UNICEF, national and local health authorities aim to reach more than 4.7 million children aged from six months to 10 years during the overall campaign.

07 Mar 2018 description

Highlights

• Almost half of the 12.3 million population of Somalia, 5.5 million people, are in urgent need of emergency health services. Insecurity, displacement, poor health seeking practices, concentration of health facilities in urban areas, as well as the continuous spread of measles, AWD/ Cholera and complications arising from severe malnutrition has complicated health crises in Somalia.

06 Mar 2018 description

Penny Mordaunt tells donors that despite success at averting a famine last year, drought is still a serious threat in Somalia.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt will tell an audience of global donors today that while swift action last year saved thousands of lives and held-off famine in Somalia, “the job is not yet done”.

05 Mar 2018 description

Highlights

  • Total of 196 Health Facilities across Somalia have submitted weekly report of communicable diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance system in week 9, 2018.

  • Total number of consultations decreased from 55,775 in week 8 to 51,174 in week 9.

  • The highest number of diseases in week 9 were: other acute diarrhoeas (2,061 cases), influenza like illness (1,697 cases) followed by severe acute respiratory illness (1,038 cases)

04 Mar 2018 description

Somalia cVDPV2 from ES
- No new cVDPV reported since the last cVDPV2 isolated on 10th February from KAWAM ES site.
- 1 PV2 isolated from KAWMA was sent for sequencing last week and are still pending.
- Final classification for the PV2 isolated from sample collected from Egyptian Hospital ES sites was received and classified as SL2.