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After unprecedented global success in malaria control, progress has stalled, according to the WHO. There were an estimated 5 million more malaria cases in 2016 than in 2015.
América Latina y el Caribe necesitan urgentemente un tratado fuerte, legalmente vinculante sobre los derechos ambientales, dicen expertos de la ONU
report — UN Human Rights Council
El acuerdo es particularmente importante, observaron los expertos, debido a que esta es una de las regiones más peligrosas del mundo para los defensores de los derechos humanos ambientales.
report — UN High Commissioner for Refugees
The Government of Ethiopia formally launched the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, which seeks to promote refugees’ self-reliance through an improved and sustainable response.
Central African Republic + 2 othersCommunication is reducing polio outbreak risk in Central African Republic and Côte d’Ivoire
report — Global Polio Eradication Initiative
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners and field workers must work hard to understand how best to communicate the risk of polio outbreaks to different communities.
report — Médecins Sans Frontières
As the board of Gavi meets this week, MSF is calling on the vaccine alliance to ensure sustainable access to lifesaving vaccines by putting children’s health at the centre of its funding model.
Millions of people in eastern Ukraine are facing into a fourth winter of discontent. Many conflict-affected communities remain cut off from markets, social services, housing and jobs.
Deaths across the Mediterranean since the October 2013 Lampedusa tragedy have surpassed 15,000. More than 50 per cent of all migrant and refugee deaths worldwide over these last 4 years.
Bangladesh + 1 otherMore than 1,800 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in past week as violence continues
“People are still arriving in the settlements with horrifying accounts of physical and sexual abuse, harassment and murder. All of them fear for family members left behind in Myanmar,” said IOM's Lind.
Although these newly accessible areas are still security compromised, WHO saw urgency in delivering health care to thousands of people that had been cut off from aid for more than 3 years.
A new study focuses on private sector actor perspectives, collated from existing published material, interviews, and a survey of business and business foundation representatives.
Diphtheria is making an alarming comeback in the war torn country, with 189 clinically diagnosed cases and 20 deaths – mostly children and young adults – in the last three months.
“The worst of the outbreak is over, but we must stand ready to detect and respond to new infections until the end of the plague season in April 2018,” said WHO Director-General.
report — Médecins Sans Frontières
The fear of being hit in the near-constant bombing means people needing care are staying home, not getting the care they need, and facilities that MSF supports are increasingly short-staffed.
report — UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Regional Interagency Standing Committee, Southern Africa
Normal to above-normal rainfall is predicted for January to March 2018. While conducive to agricultural production, the rains will inevitably lead to flooding, and tropical cyclones will likely affect Indian Ocean countries.
report — World Vision
"A massive humanitarian crisis has been unfolding in the Congo almost unnoticed. The scale and brutality of what is happening to children in hard to reach places in the DRC is almost unimaginable," said World Vision.
Bangladesh + 4 othersLatest humanitarian snapshot highlights displacement in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Afghanistan
infographic — UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
As of 26 November, about 360,600 people were displaced by conflict in Afghanistan, 16,650 more compared to the previous week.
Democratic Republic of the Congo + 2 othersIRC calls for more humanitarian programming focused on adolescent girls
report — International Rescue Committee
New research shows pre-teen and teenage girls living in humanitarian settings experience shockingly high levels of physical, emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of people they know.
report — Thomson Reuters Foundation
More than 15,000 women and girls suffered sexual violence, including rape, during Colombia's civil war, with half of all crimes involving children. According to Colombia's National Centre for Historical Memory, most cases have gone unpunished.
report — Human Rights Watch
Countries in conflict, donors and relief agencies need to recognize that helping girls stay in school is critical for any country’s post-war reconstruction and development.
report — Norwegian Refugee Council
The NRC notes a spike in the number of families fleeing aerial bombardment and ground fighting in the Middle and Lower Shabelle regions who are arriving to overcrowded camps in Mogadishu.
European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)139