ADDIS ABABA, 21st May, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is continuing to distribute Ramadan aid to displaced people around the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and those affected by border conflicts.
The ERC delegation intensified its humanitarian operations in the country, to include 12 beneficiary areas around Addis Ababa and neighbouring provinces, as per the directives of the wise leadership to implement programmes, including Ramadan programmes, which aim to benefit 700,000 displaced people and those affected by last year’s border conflicts.
UNMISS Protection of Civilians (PoC) Sites
As of 17 May 2018, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 203,723 including 116,725 in Bentiu, 24,417 in Malakal, 39,405 in Juba UN House, 2,296 in Bor, and 178 in UNMISS base and 20,702 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau.
- The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Padma and Surma-Kushiyara rivers are in falling trend, while the Ganges river is in steady state.
- The Manu, Khowai and Gumti rivers of North-Eastern region are in falling trend; while the Dhalai river is in rising trend.
- There is chance of medium to heavy rainfall at some places of Sylhet, Sunamganj, Moulvibazr, Habiganj, Netrokona, Mymensingh and Sherpur districts in North-Eastern part of the country and adjacent Indian parts in next 48 hours.
More than 17,479 cholera / AWD cases and 268 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.5%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zambia accounts for 23.4% of the total case load reported this year followed by Kenya at 22.5%.
Shocking reversal for country once lauded for nearly wiping out the disease, reflecting wider problems in failing healthcare system
Venezuela is facing an escalating malaria crisis, even as the infection rates have continued to decline across most of the rest of the planet.
The situation is a shocking reversal in a country that was once seen as a flag bearer for global malaria eradication. Once the Americas’ most malaria-infected country, the disease was almost wiped out between the 1960s and the 1980s.
SIPRI, in cooperation with the European Union delegation in Mali, assembled representatives from two regions of central Mali (Mopti and Segou) to map security concerns and discuss ways to improve the development and security situation. Present in the discussion groups were a range of civil society stakeholders in Malian society: women, youth, traditional and religious leaders. The meeting was held in Bamako.
Nous ne cherchons pas à réinventer la roue mais à avoir un impact encore plus important, a affirmé lundi le Directeur général de l’OMS, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, en lançant les travaux de la 71ème Assemblée mondiale de la santé à Genève.
« L’OMS est une organisation qui peut changer le cours de l'histoire et nous changeons encore l'histoire, tous les jours », a affirmé le Dr Tedros devant les délégués des 194 Etats membres de l'organisation réunis au Palais des Nations.
Le Gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), avec l’appui de l’OMS et de ses partenaires, se prépare à vacciner les populations à haut risque contre la maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) dans les zones de santé touchées.
Les agents de santé travaillant dans les zones touchées sont en train d’être vaccinés aujourd’hui et une action de sensibilisation a été engagée pour préparer les communautés à la vaccination en anneau.
Le quartier général de la MINUSCA a servi de cadre, vendredi 18 mai 2018, à une rencontre entre les leaders des partis politiques centrafricains et les membres du Groupe des cinq Plus (G5+) composé des chefs de la MINUSCA, de l’Union européenne (UE), de l’Union africaine (UA), de la Communauté économique des États d’Afrique centrale (CEEAC), de l’ambassade de France et de celle de la Banque mondiale. Y ont aussi pris part le Commandant de la Force, le Général Balla Keita, et le commissaire de la Police, le Général de brigade Roland Zamora, entre autres.
Depuis la publication du dernier bulletin d’information le 14 mai 2018, le Ministère de la santé de la République démocratique du Congo a notifié 5 cas supplémentaires, dont un confirmé en laboratoire dans la ville de Mbandaka (zone de santé de Wangata). Wangata est l’une des 3 zones de santé de la ville de Mbandaka qui compte environ 1,5 million d’habitants. Les dernières informations disponibles ont permis d’actualiser la classification des cas. 
POWER LINES CUT NEAR SDD CHANNEL - 3rd LIFT PUMP STATION
Voda Donbasa (VD) informed the WASH Cluster of two incidents which happened on 21st May 2018.
Firstly, at 7:05 am a 10 KV Power Line which supplies electricity to Water Pumping Station (WPS) “Prikanalnaya” was damaged. The WPS continue to operate in normal mode after immediate switching to a back-up power line.
Secondly, at around 10 am, another power line (35 kV), which supplies electricity to pumping station “Mayorskaya”, was damaged and also switched to a backup power line.
AFFECTED POPULATION REACHED AT SUB-DISTRICT LEVEL FROM JAN-MAR 2018
For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of May, 2018, 19087 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,.
Approximately 30.3% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.
Key issues in the past week:
• Fighting in Baghlan and Ghazni provinces temporarily displaced more than 20,000 people.
• Flash floods in seven provinces affected more than 16,000 people.
• 13,000 people affected by the drought, flash floods or an earthquake received assistance.
• Health facilities in two districts of Uruzgan have been closed for two weeks due to active conflict.
27,000 New IDPs reported in the past week
42,000 People assisted in the past week
Reporter : Itiporn Lakarnchua
BANGKOK, 21 May 2018 (NNT) – Up to 10,446 cases of dengue fever infection have been recorded in Thailand since January 1 of this year with 15 deaths so far.
Director-General of the Department of Disease Control (DDC), Dr. Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, elaborated that most cases of dengue infection were among citizens aged between 15 and 24, followed by those aged 10-14 and then 25-34. Frequency of infection is expected to accelerate now that the country is entering the rainy season.
Afghan officials say unidentified insurgents have killed five mine disposal technicians and kidnapped one of the workers.
The attack happened Monday morning is southern Kandahar province.
A spokesman for the provincial police chief said the deminers were clearing an area for the multi-billion dollar TAPI pipeline project.
Earlier this year, the Taliban promised to cooperate with the project because of its importance for the country and has not claimed responsibility for the attack.
A group of approximately 230 internally displaced women (known as the Knifar movement) and their children risk starvation as authorities have stopped supplying food to the IDP camp they have been living in since 2017. Food was last delivered to the camp on 18 April and it did not even last one week. There has been no communication from camp authorities on why the supply stopped. Women and their children have been left with no alternative means of getting food.