Assessments and events:
- Violence and insecurity persist in the east, while important deployments of troops are reported on all sides.
- Unexploded ordnances have wounded 106 people and killed 32 since the beginning of the year; the majority of the victims are children.
- An outbreak of hepatitis E has been reported in three IDPs sites in Goz Beida health district. Increasing numbers of diarrhoeal diseases and hepatitis E cases are an indicator of the deteriorating hygiene and sanitation conditions in the IDP and refugee camps.
- Most of the medical kits bought with the Italian funds have been distributed.
- WHO participated in a meeting of the water and sanitation partners to define a response plan against hepatitis E in Goz Beida. On 24 May, a second MoH/WHO mission revealed scarcity of drinking water, insufficient number of latrines and irregular distribution of soap.
- WHO briefed the NGO Merlin on the health situation in the east; Merlin is planning to initiate activities in IDP camps. WHO also met with HCR and Mentor Initiative to discuss malaria control strategies in camps.
- The MoH and WHO organized in Abéché a workshop on the surveillance and detection of measles and yellow fever.
- The IASC Task Team on the Cluster Approach organized workshops in N'Djamena and in Abéché on 22 and 24 May.
- Emergency activities are supported by ECHO, Italy and the CERF. The meeting was hosted by WHO.