Description of the disaster
HIGHLIGHTS (JULY 2018) OF ADAMAWA STATE HEALTH SECTOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) stakeholders workshop on protection violation in Adamawa State humanitarian response
Final reports of Initial Rapid Need Assessment (IRNA) for Numan and Demsa LGAs
Ongoing Cholera outbreak response in Mubi North and Mubi South LGA of Adamawa State;
Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) 1 campaign
Visit of the head of OCHA Nigeria to Adamawa State
• By 17 August, the death toll after the Fuego volcano erupted on 3 June has reached 169 people, 256 remain missing.
• An estimate 3,210 people are currently living in official shelters, including more than 1,100 children.
• The Congress of the Republic did not authorize the extension of the Calamity State for the three most affected departments: Escuintla, Sacatepéquez and Chimaltenango. This will limit the implementation of actions aimed at affected populations
10 August, UNICEF’s Deputy Representative participated in a high-level mission to Beni and Mangina that included the Minister of Health, WHO Director General and the WHO Regional Director to assess the situation and current response. During the visit, Ebola ring vaccination was launched in Beni Health zone of North Kivu province
11 August, The Joint Response plan of the Government, WHO, UNICEF and partners costed at USD 43.8 million was approved and released. UNICEF response plan is harmonized with the joint response plan
Within the period of 8 – 14 August 2018, a total of 4,675 movements were recorded, including 4,269 arrivals and 406 departures at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Chibok, Damboa, Demsa, Dikwa, Fufore, Girei, Gombi, Gubio, Guzamala, Gwoza, Hawul, Hong, Jere, Kaga, Konduga, Kukawa, Madagali, Mafa, Magumeri, Maiduguri, Maiha, Mayo-Belwa, Michika, Mobbar, Monguno, Mubi-North, Mubi-South, Ngala, Nganzai, Numan, Yola-North and Yola-South Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Adamawa and Borno States.
During last week (12 – 18 August 2018), 294 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan (191 from Pakistan, 100 from Iran and 3 from other countries). 11,334 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2018, out of which 10,159 from Pakistan, 1,064 from Iran and 111 from other countries (as of 18 August 2018). This is 75% less compared to the same period in 2017, when 46,047 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan.
Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance
• A total of 100 suspected cases of immediately reportable disease and events including 24 deaths were reported
• Completeness and timeliness of health facility reports were 65% and 61% respectively
• One confirmed case of shigellosis reported from Gbarpolu County
• Ongoing measles outbreak in Todee district, Montserrado County
The International Organization for Migration – IOM works with national and local authorities also local partners to identify and understand migration movements in West and Central Africa. Flow monitoring Point (FMP) is an activity that quantifies and qualifies flows, migrant profiles, trends and migration routes at a given point of entry, transit or exit. Since February 2016, IOM Niger has been monitoring migration flows at two points in the Agadez region of Niger in Arlit and Séguédine.
Lebanon is classified as an upper middle-income country.
The current Human Development Index (HDI) value is 0.763 – in the high human development category – positioning the country at 76 out of 188 countries and territories.
With six million people living in a land area of just 10,000 km square on the eastern Mediterranean coast, Lebanon is small and densely populated.
La cantidad de casos confirmados de sarampión a nivel regional aumenta aproximadamente un 50 por ciento entre junio y mediados de julio, según las organizaciones de salud.
El Gobierno de Colombia anuncia su intención de otorgar permisos de trabajo y de residencia a más de 440 000 venezolanos indocumentados, que les permitirá el acceso a la salud.
Current major event
HLIP I in EMR countries
From 2014 to 2017, seven countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of WHO benefited from the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework - Partnership Contribution (PC) to enhance their surveillance and laboratory capacities using the High-level Partnership Contribution Implementation Plan I (HLIP I) 2013-2016.
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
This Operations Update details the adjustment of the DREF budget from CHF 287,870 to CHF 417,320 due to increased case load and corresponding response activities.
Since the launch of the original DREF allocation, PRC has been responding with activities for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health, Psychosocial Support (PSS), Non-Food Item (NFI) distributions with the main geographical focus being Pangasinan and Bataan provinces.
• Fighting is going on in Ad Durayhimi District, south of Al Hudaydah City, with a high number of casualties.
Families are trapped by shelling and airstrikes; ambulances are unable to enter the city.
• Over 50,800 households have been displaced from Al Hudaydah Governorate, of whom 50,100 (98 per cent) have received rapid response assistance including hygiene kits, transit kits and food rations.
One year since more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh, WFP continues to provide life saving food assistance through in -kind distributions, e - vouchers, prevention and treatment of malnutrition while continuing essential support to vulnerable members of the host community.
• In partnership with UNICEF, WFP has started a multiwallet pilot, introducing soaps through WFP’s evouchers.
• WFP urgently requires USD 110 million for a sustained response to meet the needs of the Rohingya refugees and the most vulnerable in the host community.
WFP Response (July)
Food and Nutrition Assistance
Health Cluster partners are responding to a drought in the northern region where up to 2.2 million people may be affected by water- and vector-borne diseases and malnutrition.
The top two communicable diseases during July were acute diarrheal diseases (356,940 cases) and acute respiratory infections (346,407 cases).
Seventy-one (71) attacks on healthcare were reported in July, including 42 attacks/closures of health facilities, 27 attacks on health personnel and two attacks on ambulances.
Humanity Road activated its disaster desk on August 16 after severe flash flooding and landslides impacted the state of Kerala in India. This report number 2 provides early indications based on social media for August 17-18, 2018.
In the past two weeks, as the Government of Syria regained most of the South-West and local agreements were reached, hundreds of displaced families returned to their areas of orgin in Dara’a and Qunaitra Governorates.
The number of displaced people has reduced significantly, from an estimated 184,000 on 1 August to up to 57,000 people as of 16 August.
This report is for the media and the general public.