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22 Oct 2018 description

Key Messages
- L’évolution de la campagne agricole en cours est moyenne à bonne dans l’ensemble en dépit des poches localisées de mauvaise production liées aux inondations de cultures et à la réduction des superficies. Les récoltes (octobre à janvier) qui démarrent et qui s’intensifieront davantage mettent fin à la soudure et améliorent la disponibilité et l’accès des ménages aux aliments.

22 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

- By September 2018, some 89,000 refugees and migrants, almost a quarter of whom children, arrived in Europe through the Mediterranean migration routes. Most children arrived in Greece and Spain.
- Between January and September 2018, nearly 16,700 children benefitted from UNICEF specialized child protection support in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Germany. With the start of the school year, 13,810 children were also reached with UNICEF-supported formal and non-formal education activities.

22 Oct 2018 description

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Dengue Fever in Senegal

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe.

22 Oct 2018 description

Ce rapport est consolidé par le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA) en Haïti sur la base des données officielles disponibles (DPC, Primature, …) et en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Le rapport couvre la période du 09 au 19 octobre 2018.

Faits saillants

  • Un séisme de magnitude 5.9 a frappé le samedi 6 octobre à 20h12 le nord-ouest et le nord d’Haïti occasionnant des pertes en vies humaines et des dégâts matériels importants.

22 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

# of people in need of humanitarian assistance
# of children in need of humanitarian assistance
# of schools damaged or destroyed


• On 6 October 2018, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Haiti (Artibonite, North and North-West departments).

22 Oct 2018 description

20 Families reunified in Western Equatoria

1,110 metres Of new water pipeline and distribution networks extended in Pamir

4,889 Refugees reached with hygiene and sanitation messages in Central Equatoria



300,137 Refugees inside South Sudan as of 30 September 2018.

1.84 million IDPs in South Sudan including 197,996 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 14 September 2018.

22 Oct 2018 description


a. The cascading events on 28 September 2018 are characteristic of a catastrophic disaster scenario where major earthquakes triggered near-field tsunami, major liquefaction, and landslides, which resulted in direct damages, impacts, and constrained humanitarian access (AHA Centre). BNPB figures are available at the following site: https://sites.google.com/view/gempadonggala/beranda

22 Oct 2018 description

During last week (14 – 20 October 2018), 174 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan (122 from Pakistan, 51 from Iran and 1 from other countries)

14,296 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2018, out of which 12,495 from Pakistan, 1,671 from Iran and 130 from other countries (as of 13 October 2018)

This is 74% less compared to the same period in 2017, when 54,591 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan

22 Oct 2018 description

This report is produced and issued by the Humanitarian Country Team in Indonesia. It covers the period from 17 to 19 October. The next report will be issued on or around 23 October.


  • Following the earthquake and tsunami on 28 September, and resulting liquefaction and landslides, 2,105 people are known to have died.
    Palu was the worst affected district, with over 1,700 people recorded killed in the city.

22 Oct 2018 description


  • Acute respiratory infection and suspected malaria are still showing an increasing trend.

  • EWARS supportive supervision was piloted with an aim of improving quality of data and provision of support to health partners


21 Oct 2018 description

Cameroon currently has 696,097 people of concern, including 263,206 Central African and 100,504 Nigerian refugees.

UNHCR’s Central African Republic Representative visits Cameroon and meets with authorities and Central African refugees.

UNHCR opens a Field Office in Buea, South West region, as it responds to growing internal displacement in the region.


UNHCR coordinates protection and assistance for persons of concern in collaboration with:

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.

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