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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot, 2 - 8 September 2015


Snapshot 2–8 September 2015

Yemen: The health system in Taizz governorate is close to collapse. All public hospitals have closed, and the remaining health facilities are overwhelmed by severely injured people as well as a dengue outbreak. Access remains severely restricted across the country. Hudaydah port, the main entry point for humanitarian supplies in north and central Yemen, remains closed, and road transport from Aden port to northern governorates remains limited.

South Sudan: The number of malaria cases has dramatically increased this year: 989,400 cases, including 445 deaths, were recorded from January to August, compared to nearly 744,200 cases and 303 deaths during the same period in 2014. In Bentiu Protection of Civilians site, case numbers have increased from 113 per 10,000 people in May to 820 per 10,000.

Ukraine: According to WFP, humanitarian supplies have not been able to reach non-government-controlled areas since 21 July. In the southwestern region Zakarpatskaya, two cases of polio have been recorded. These are the first cases recorded in Europe since 2010 and partly attributable to poor vaccination coverage.

Updated: 08/09/2015. Next update 15/09/2015.

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