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27 May 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats.

This issue covers the period 22-28 May 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, outbreak of yellow fever and Polio.

30 Apr 2016 description

I. Executive summary

EU Threats

Influenza - Multistate (Europe) - Monitoring 2015-2016 season

Influenza transmission in Europe shows a clear seasonal pattern, with peak activity during winter months. ECDC monitors influenza activity in Europe during the winter season and publishes its report weekly on the Flu News Europe website.

Update of the week

26 Apr 2016 description
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Khartoum, 26 April 2016. The Governments of Denmark and Ireland have donated $2.8 million and $3.2 million respectively, to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) that will fund critical life-saving projects prioritised by humanitarian organisations in Sudan.

02 Feb 2016 description

In extension of his visit to the year’s most important summit in the African Union, Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen launches a new Danish country policy paper for Denmark’s engagement in South Sudan, one of the world’s most fragile countries.

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen, states:
“Denmark has been a loyal supporter of the South Sudanese – even before their independence from Sudan in 2011 – and I am pleased to announce Denmark’s continued support of the South Sudanese people’s efforts to build a unified and peaceful country”.

31 Dec 2015 description

Introduction

VOICE (Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies) is the main NGO interlocutor on EU humanitarian affairs and brings together 84 NGOs. One of the main priorities of the network is to monitor funding for humanitarian aid and to use its collective influence to ensure NGOs’ expertise and experience are heard and brought into the relevant fora.

29 Sep 2015 description

Today, the Danish government has presented the draft Finance Act for 2016. In the draft Finance Act, the government plans to focus Danish development cooperation on 14 priority countries.

10 Jul 2014 description
report UNOPS

United Nations increases health spending in 2013

COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.

19 May 2014 description

More than one million people in South Sudan are now internally displaced due to killings, disappearances, rapes, and other human rights violations resulting from ethnic conflict. The crisis deteriorates day by day.

19 May 2014

More than one million people in South Sudan are now internally displaced due to killings, disappearances, rapes, and other human rights violations resulting from ethnic conflict. The crisis deteriorates day by day.

24 Feb 2014 description
report Miraya FM

(Feb. 24, 2014) More than 250 million dollars has been raised so far in pledges for immediate humanitarian assistance for people affected by the crisis in the country.

The United Nations Humanitarian coordinator, Toby Lanzer says the money has been pledged by the governments of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and other partners.

Lanzer is winding up an International trip, to raise much needed funding for humanitarian assistance.

The money is urgently needed by humanitarian groups to preposition aid and make preparations before the start of the rainy season in April.