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22 Jan 2016 description
Severe drought, flooding, heavy rains and temperature rises are all known effects of El Niño that can lead to food insecurity and malnutrition, disease outbreaks, acute water shortages, and disruption of health services.
06 Nov 2015 description
The last major event in 1997-1998 resulted in significant health impacts across multiple WHO regions, including the Pacific, Central and South America, and across Africa.
24 Sep 2014 description
WHO warns of dengue and other water borne diseases. 74 health facilities have been affected by the floods; 326 mobile medical teams and 367 medical camps are operational.
18 May 2014 description
People living in Abe Barak village in Badakhshan faced devastation in their community when a landslide buried around 300 homes in up to 50 metres of mud, leaving many villagers with nothing.
07 May 2014 description
Latest WHO report details health sector response, including vaccination campaigns. The prevailing insecurity has led to targeted damage to health system functions and medical missions.
15 Apr 2014 description
Health priorities include access to safe water and sanitation facilities, nutrition and food safety, maternal and child health services, and mental health and psychosocial support.
15 Dec 2013 description
The best ways for families and communities to help children suffering after Typhoon Haiyan are to keep them safe, speak kindly to them, ask them to share their concerns and listen to them.
06 Dec 2013 description
WHO identifies as top priorities expanding essential health services, reviving clinics and hospitals, preventing disease and scaling up mental health services.
30 Jan 2013 description
Overcrowding in the camps, poor access to safe water, sanitation and healthcare may predispose the population to outbreaks of malaria, diarrhoea and cholera
12 Dec 2012 description
Early warning system for epidemic-prone diseases using the Surveillance in Post Emergency and Extreme Disaster (SPEED) system established
13 Sep 2012 description
Summary Overview: Hazard: Heavy spells of Monsoon rains hit major parts of the country by the end of week 36-2012 resulting in flash floods. Total Area affected: information still being collected Total Population affected: more than 2 million Deaths: 20 (still updated) Injured: more than 200...