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21 Oct 2018 description

Current major event

EWARN in humanitarian emergencies

As many as seven countries– Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region have established an early warning system for disease outbreaks with a view to early detecting and rapidly investigating any public health event of potential concern. Such a system, in the absence of a routine disease surveillance system, needs continuous monitoring and assessment using a set of performance benchmarks.

Editorial note

21 Oct 2018 description

In line with its mandate and in support of the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, leads the humanitarian response to the Syria situation in Iraq. In doing so, it coordinates the intervention of 10 UN agencies and over 30 local and international NGOs through the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP).

SYRIAN REFUGEE POPULATION

250,184 Syrian refugees registered in Iraq

37% Syrian refugees living in camps and 63% living out of camps

21 Oct 2018 description
report Voice of America

Henry Ridgwell

LONDON — The ability to fight future pandemics could be at risk following a plunge in public confidence in vaccines in the Philippines, according to a report from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

The plummeting trust can be traced to 2015, when the government of the Philippines began a large-scale dengue fever vaccination program after an increase in cases of the mosquito-borne disease.

An election in 2016 saw a change in government, as President Rodrigo Duterte came to power.

21 Oct 2018 description

Malaria on the rise in White Nile and East Darfur States.

Significant WASH gaps persist in South Darfur.

Partners support asset building for refugee women in North Darfur and South Kordofan States.

TOTAL INTER-AGENCY FUNDING REQUIRED FOR SUDAN UNDER THE REVISED 2018 REGIONAL REFUGEE RESPONSE PLAN (RRRP)
USD 294.8 M
Funded 9% 27.9 M*

Population Update

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Baghdad, Iraq, 21 October 2018 – Following extensive discussions with Iraqi government and political party leaders, the Special Representative for Iraq of the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ján Kubiš, notes their intention to facilitate the formation of the next government within the constitutional timeline so it can promptly embark on responding to the needs and requirements of the people for services and their dignified life. Mr. Kubiš urges all the political parties to support Prime Minister-Designate Mr.

21 Oct 2018 description

L’OMS appuie la formation de six équipes pour les EDS

Dans le cadre de la riposte à l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ébola actuellement en cours dans la Province du nord Kivu en RDC, les résistances com- munautaires contre les enter- rement dignes et sécurisés (EDS) sont fréquentes. Les longues attentes des équipes d’EDS ont contribué à ces résistances.

Lorsque que les communautés donnent l’alerte pour signaler un décès communautaire, elles attendent une réaction rapide et diligente des équipes de la riposte.

21 Oct 2018 description

Highlights

• The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) conducted a successful inter-agency ICT capacity building training in Aden.

• The ETC has recruited a second IT assistant to be based in the UN Common Accommodation Facility (UNCAF) in Sana’a to cope with the increasing demand for ETC Internet connectivity services and support.

21 Oct 2018 description

I Key facts about this year Participatory Assessment

1,436 Asylum Seekers and refugees discuss their concerns, challenges in annual Greece participatory assessment

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today published the results of an annual participatory assessment report on the concerns of asylum-seekers and refugees in Greece about their current situation and future prospects and risks and how to address them.

21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

US$1.6 m allocated by the Tunisian Government for the construction and equipment of two pilot kitchens
WFP provides capacity-strengthening activities aimed at enhancing government-run National School Meals Programme
The National School Meals Programme reach 250,000 children (120,000 girls and 130,000 boys) in Tunisia; and 1.4 m children (660,000 girls and 740,000 boys) in Morocco

Operational Updates

Tunisia:

21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

1.54 m people assisted in September
US$ 25.8 m distributed in multi-purpose cash in September
US$ 1.31 m distributed through value vouchers in September
US$ 8.8 m six months (October 2018 – March 2019) net funding requirements, representing 1% of total requirements

Operational Update

21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

39,499 mt of food assistance distributed US$ 756,478 cash-based transfers made
US$ 136.0 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements, representing 36% of total budget
3.04 m people assisted in September 2018

Operational Update

21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

12,865 mt of food assistance distributed US$ 628,358 cash-based transfers made
US$ 49.5 m six months (October-2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements
1.7 m people assisted in September 2018

Operational Update

• The emergency situation in Jabel Marra is ongoing. In September WFP provided 976 mt of cereal and pulses to a total of 117,887 vulnerable beneficiaries in West and Central Jabel Marra.

21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

US$ 2.7 m cash-based transfers made
US$ 19.9 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements
290,107 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

175,000 people in need targeted for food assistance in 2018
88,041 people assisted so far this year
US$7.0 m six months (October 2018 – March 2019) net funding requirements
13,423 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

0 mt of food assistance distributed
US$21.4 mis the cash-based transfers made
US$101.9 m six months (October 2018 –March 2019) net funding requirements
662,492 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

263 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 84,278 cash-based transfers made
US$ 0 six months (October 2018 – March 2019) net funding requirements
40,880 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

487,070 Syrian refugees assisted through cash-based transfers
4,350 Vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees assisted through livelihood support
USD 84.6 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements, representing 63 percent of total
877,827 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

12,270 MT of food assistance distributed
US$4.4 m cash-based transfers made
US$57.3 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements
478,400 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates