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22 Sep 2017 description
Yemen is facing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with nearly 21 million people in need of emergency aid or protection. However, Yemen does not receive the international attention it deserves.
22 Sep 2017 description
The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads potentially deadly viruses, from Zika and dengue to chikungunya, does better in warmer climates than its malaria-carrying cousin, Anopheles.
21 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service
Nearly seven months after the UN issued an urgent call for action to counter the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen, global efforts have kept that crisis at bay but many are dying, UNSG warned.
20 Sep 2017 description
The unprecedented cholera epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people and infected nearly 700,000 since 27 April. Humanitarian partners have ramped up their response to cholera.
20 Sep 2017 description
The warning, according to the Expert Review Committee on Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization, is germane, given recent antecedents despite one year without any reported polio cases.
18 Sep 2017 description
The majority of victims are displaced women and girls. The figures represent only part of the situation, as monitoring mechanisms are in place only in a few sites, out of 140 displacement locations.
18 Sep 2017 description
A Cholera Response and Prevention Plan has been developed to address the immediate needs of 3.7 million people who could be affected by the outbreak in Borno state.
17 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The seven-day campaign is led by the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and WHO and will target children below the age of 15 in 68 refugee settlements close to the border with Myanmar.
15 Sep 2017 description
Led by WHO and partners, the campaign targets communities recently affected by floods and landslides, which left over 6,000 displaced and caused some 500 deaths.
15 Sep 2017 description
Information from interviews and biometric registration is shared to guide humanitarian partners in providing direct, impactful assistance to the neediest.
15 Sep 2017 description
176 cases have been identified in MSF treatment units. To date, 22 people have died, while the disease has spread to nine villages and is likely to reach others. 
14 Sep 2017 description
The humanitarian situation inside the city remains dire, with a majority of the remaining population reportedly facing deteriorating humanitarian, health, living and security conditions.
14 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF and partners have scaled up to respond to the critical nutrition situation reaching 160,744 children with life-saving therapeutic treatment for SAM to date
13 Sep 2017 description
The 2017-2018 vaccination campaign is planned to be conducted in phases by geographical zones from October 2017 to March 2018, in collaboration with all stakeholders, particularly journalists.
13 Sep 2017 description
Three mass immunization rounds have been carried out in Deir Ez-Zor and Raqqa governorates, Syria, in response to an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type-2 (cVDPV2).
10 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
According to the latest data, 28.2 million children are in need of immediate assistance in the region, over 90 percent of these children live in conflict-affected countries.
09 Sep 2017 description
As the outbreak escalates, WHO is also scaling-up its response framework by deploying a team of already trained field volunteers, LGA facilitators, and mobile health teams.
07 Sep 2017 description
206 cas ont été recensés dans les unités de traitement. On compte 25 décès à ce jour tandis que la maladie se propage, atteignant désormais plus d’une dizaine de villages.
07 Sep 2017 description
With a poor drainage system, muddy waters from blocked gutters submerged several houses. Plus, there were fears that dirty water and animal carcasses could lead to disease outbreaks.
06 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Most recent Integrated Phase Classification results find six million people to be food insecure, causing an increase in the number of people targeted for assistance from 4.8 million to 5.7 million.