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17 Feb 2018 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Between January 2016 and January 2018, seven countries and territories of the Region of the Americas reported confirmed cases of yellow fever: the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil,
Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, and Suriname. The number of human cases and epizootics collectively reported in this period in the Region of the Americas is the highest observed in decades.

17 Feb 2018 description


  • Voluntary and dignified repatriation of over 4,500 refugees of Adamawa State extraction from Cameroon

  • Farmers/ Herders clash in Numan, Demsa and Song LGAs

  • HRP for 2018

  • Epidemiological updates of diseases

  • Conducted training on Accountability to Affected Population (AAP) capacity building for partners in conjunction with OCHA

  • Cluster Coordination Program Monitoring (CCPM)

16 Feb 2018 description


  • An above-average cereal harvest gathered in 2017 due to favourable weather conditions

  • About 34 000 people estimated to be food insecure

Favourable rains in 2017 resulted in above average cereal production

16 Feb 2018 description

In Afghanistan, frontline health workers explain to parents why the polio vaccine must be delivered multiple times

16 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In January 2018, UNICEF has distributed 2,909 cartons of Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) across nine counties.

  • A total of 95,757 people (15,321 children under five) were reached with malaria control interventions including indoor residual spraying, distribution of insecticidal treated nets, as well as behaviour change communication.

16 Feb 2018 description
  • New on http://polioeradication.org/: Sudan’s surveillance system under the microscope, and a new addition to our ‘Reaching the Hard-to-Reach’ series, on AFP surveillance in challenging areas of Afghanistan, Syria and Nigeria.

  • The 16th International Health Regulations Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus recommended that the temporary recommendations to prevent virus spread be extended for a further period of three months.

16 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision


5.4 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services

4 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance

4.4 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services

1.2 million children under-5 projected to be malnourished in 2018

1 Million+ people displaced due to drought and conflict in 2017

2.4 Million children require education support

5.7 Million people require health support


16 Feb 2018 description
report REACH Initiative


At the end of 2017, an estimated 45% of the national population remaining within South Sudan, (nearly 5 million individuals), was severely food insecure under the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) in South Sudan.1 In some of the most food insecure areas, humanitarian access remains problematic. To support the humanitarian response and to identify hotspot areas of food insecurity, REACH utilizes the Area of Knowledge (AoK) remote monitoring methodology.

16 Feb 2018 description


61 Implementation of hepatitis B birth dose vaccination – worldwide, 2016


61 Mise en œuvre de la vaccination contre l’hépatite B par une dose à la naissance à l’échelle mondiale, 2016

16 Feb 2018 description

900,000 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

688,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

1.2 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Highlights

  • This week, IOM distributed 4,000 Upgrade Shelter Kits (USKs) — including materials and tools — to carry out shelter upgrades and household level site improvements such as soil stabilization, slope protection, and drainage improvements in Zones JJ, LL, SS and XX (Camps 8W, 9, 10, and 18).

16 Feb 2018 description


16 Feb 2018 description


  • As of 10 February 2018, a total of 5 659 clinically suspected diphtheria cases have been reported.

  • The second diphtheria vaccination campaign ended on 10 February, with 391 678 children up to 15 years immunized.


15 Feb 2018 description

Assistance also enhances nutrition, health and local economies: “We tell you thanks, the people of America. You have really tried for us; we pray that God blesses you.” February 2018—Wanday Bangura’s stall in a bustling market in the Bombali district of northern Sierra Leone is full of shoes, jewelry, scarves and other products displayed for sale. Her small enterprise is flourishing. “We have money to eat…and buy market items to sell. So we tell God thanks,” she explained.
Bangura’s business was not always thriving.

15 Feb 2018 description
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Part 1: General SOPs
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Part 2: Protocol for poliovirus type 2

Executive summary

Responding to a poliovirus event and outbreak, Part 1: General (SOPs) describes the general principles and steps to facilitate timely and effective responses to poliovirus events and outbreaks, and incorporate lessons learned from recent previous outbreak response efforts. This document summarizes roles and responsibilities of national governments and Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners.

15 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • According to the FSNAU-FEWSNET 2017 Post Deyr findings, despite a limited improvement in food security and nutrition, the situation remains fragile, with 5.4 million people in need of urgent assistance, including an estimated 2.8 million children.

  • During the reporting period, UNICEF reached 65,598 IDPs in Banadir, Buuhoodle and Nugaal regions through temporary access to water supply by water trucking, voucher and chlorination.

15 Feb 2018 description


  • Four aid workers from Save the Children were killed in an attack on the NGO’s office in Jalalabad.

  • Thousands of Kuchi families are unable to cross the border into Pakistan with their livestock.

  • More than two million people live in informal settlement. The vast majority of has not enough to eat.

  • The Afghan health care system has achieved remarkable progress over the past years, despite deepening conflict.

15 Feb 2018 description

Geneva, Switzerland, 6 February 2018

As delivered

Distinguished delegates and colleagues,

Thank you for inviting me to the launch of the Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan, and for giving me the opportunity to highlight the humanitarian situation in the country.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

Steve Baragona

When stockpiles of yellow fever vaccine run low, partial doses are effective, according to a new study.

The report on the vaccine, which currently is in short supply, comes as officials in Brazil attempt to contain an outbreak with what they describe as the largest-ever mass vaccination campaign using partial doses.

Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease found in tropical Africa and South and Central America. Severe cases can cause jaundice and death, but most cases involve fever, muscle pain and vomiting.

15 Feb 2018 description

Juba, 14 February 2018 – Following the detection of a suspected Rift Valley fever outbreak in the Eastern Lakes State of South Sudan by the National Ministry of Health, World Health Organization supported the establishment of multi sectoral rapid response to investigate and prevent further spread of the disease. WHO established a temporary Incident Management System in Yirol East County to support the State authorities with coordination, surveillance, risk communication, case management and logistics.

15 Feb 2018 description

- A total of 20 cases were reported in week 5, while 11 new cases were reported in weeks 6 of 2018. All cases were reported from Rann, Kala/Balge LGA.
- No cases reported from the other LGAs involved in the outbreak. No reports from any new area.
- Response activities have been intensified in the past three weeks in Rann particularly in WASH and risk communications.