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26 May 2019 description

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Oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign in Yemen

As the scale up of response to the ongoing cholera outbreak in Yemen continues, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPHP) and partners with the support of WHO and other partners conducted the first round of cholera vaccination campaigns in seven districts between February and April 2019.
A total of 1,721,291 people were targeted by the campaigns in southern and northern governorates of Yemen.

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23 May 2019 description
report BioMed Central

Conflict and Health 2019 13:19

https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-019-0204-2

© The Author(s). 2019

01 May 2019 description

Staple food prices remain generally stable, but increased conflict reported in Hajjah and Ad-Dali

KEY MESSAGES

30 Apr 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

The conflict-driven humanitarian crisis in Yemen is the largest emergency globally, with more than 24.1 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Conflict has led to internal displacement of 3.6 million people, including 2 million children, left millions of public sector workers without salaries for years and undermined humanitarian access to many vulnerable populations. An estimated 12 million Yemenis, including 7 million children, will depend on food assistance in 2019.

23 Apr 2019 description

Current major event

Cholera preparedness in Northern Syria

As a part of cholera preparedness activities, the WHO Country office, Turkey, in collaboration with the WHO EMRO and EURO, three-day workshop on surveillance and response to water borne diseases (WBD) was held in Gaziantep, Turkey from 8 - 10 April 2019.

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23 Apr 2019 description
report Finn Church Aid

Finn Church Aid (FCA) has granted 100 000 euros from its relief fund to Yemen. After years of ongoing conflict, the water supply in the country has collapsed, and different waterborne diseases, including cholera, torment especially the vulnerable children and elderly.

FCA’s emergency assistance is channelled through a local partner to strengthen the water supply in Dhamar governorate, where the conflict has left over 200 000 people without water.

17 Apr 2019 description

Years of indiscriminate conflict in Yemen have shattered the country’s health system and fueled a humanitarian crisis. As the war approaches its fourth year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) repeats its call to all parties to the conflict to ensure the protection of civilians, including medical facilities and staff, and to allow the sick and wounded unhindered access to humanitarian aid and health care.

15 Apr 2019 description

New York, 15 April 2019

As delivered via VTC

Thank you very much, Mr. President.

While the ceasefire in Hudaydah has, as Martin has just said, largely held, we have seen, as he has also indicated, a pronounced escalation of violence in other parts of the country.

In Hajjah, just north of Hudaydah, conflict has intensified in several areas.

14 Apr 2019 description

Current major event

Rapid Response Teams trainings in Pakistan

Rapid Response Team (RRT) is a technical, multi- disciplinary team that is readily available for quick mobilization and deployment in case of emergencies. The RRTs are at the frontline of the global health security and it is vital to reinforce their capacity and skills.

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07 Apr 2019 description

Current major event

Pandemic influenza preparedness (PIP) framework

PIP is an international agreement to improve global pandemic preparedness and response.
It brings countries, industry, and society together. It includes a benefit-sharing mechanism called Partnership Contribution (PIPPC) to improve pandemic preparedness and response. Currently 7 countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) are benefiting for PIP-PC.

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31 Mar 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Highlights

• The first payment cycle for the Education Teachers' Incentives (ETI), started on 28 February and ended on 9 March, targeting 109,456 teachers and school staff across 11 governorates. A total of 97,710 teachers and school staff (89 per cent) have collected their incentives. The ETI aims to provide incentives to those teachers and school staff who are not in receipt of salary but who report to work, in order to keep education accessible to children throughout Yemen.

24 Mar 2019 description
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KEY ISSUES:

• Suspected cholera and acute watery diarrhea cases increased; 108,889 suspected cases were reported between 1 January and 17 March.

• According to local authorities, more than 9,700 families were recently displaced to 18 districts in Hajjah Governorate; most live in open spaces and public buildings.

• Yemen’s economic situation continues to disintegrate due to the ongoing conflict; GDP has contracted by an estimated 39 per cent since 2014.

23 Mar 2019 description

Continued conflict expected to prolong Famine risk in Yemen in 2019

KEY MESSAGES

20 Mar 2019 description
report Direct Relief

Many health facilities are running at reduced capacity because of the conflict in Yemen. Groups like Yemen Aid are working to provide healthcare where patients are.

By Dan Hovey

Armed conflict continues in Yemen, where more than half of the country’s healthcare facilities are running at reduced capacity due to a shortage of staff and medical supplies. That means that front line and mobile providers are a critical source of healthcare for many Yemenis.

20 Feb 2019 description

Current major event

Knowledge gaps: Multiple drug-resistant typhoid fever in Pakistan

Cases of multiple drug-resistant Salmonella typhoid (MDR S. Typhi) fever continue to report from Pakistan. Between November 2016 to February 2019, a total of 5 853 MDR typhoid fever cases were reported from different districts of Sindh province. Currently, there are a number of knowledge gaps which is hindering effective control of this out-break.

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19 Feb 2019 description
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THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN AT A GLANCE

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1

Helping millions of destitute Yemenis overcome hunger

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2

Reducing outbreaks of cholera and infectious diseases

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3

Promoting the dignity of displaced families living in emergency and IDP settlements

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 4

15 Feb 2019 description

WHAT: High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen hosted by the United Nations and the governments of Switzerland and Sweden.

WHEN: 26 February 2019, 10.00 – 17.00. Press briefing scheduled at 13.00 (all times CET)

WHERE: Room XVIII at the Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland On 26 February, in Geneva, the UN will convene a high-level pledging event for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen co-hosted by the governments of Switzerland and Sweden.

13 Feb 2019 description

MERS cluster in Oman

During the month of January 2019, the Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman reported a cluster of five cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) infection from the North Batinah Governorate. Two cases from this cluster were fatal.

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04 Feb 2019 description

Current major event

Dengue fever in Oman

The Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman reported an outbreak of dengue fever, which started during second week of December 2018, and till 12th January 2019, a total of 48 dengue fever cases were reported and these cases are probably the first locally-acquired dengue fever cases ever reported from Oman.

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