The inter-agency aid operation will bring food, sanitation and hygiene supplies, nutrition and health assistance to Rukban. Some 10,000 children will be vaccinated against Measles, Polio and other deadly diseases.
Since 1 April, the number of displaced people tops 190,000, nearly 20,000 fled last month alone. Humanitarian situation has been significantly deteriorating inside the city, protection for trapped civilians remains of high concern.
The outbreak that started in June 2014 has spilled over to 2015. Greater Accra region continues to record cases each week. WHO stresses the need to halt the outbreak before the onset of the rainy season.
The three most affected countries are Nigeria, Ghana and DR Congo which count for 93 per cent of cases and 80 per cent of deaths in the region. In 2015, there is a high risk of a major outbreak in the Lake Chad Basin and along the Gulf of Guinea.