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16 Oct 2017 description


  • 32 additional cases were reported.

  • No death reported.

  • No case reported from Dikwa, Mafa and MMC.

  • No new alert.

Epidemiological summary

  • Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 4936, with 61 deaths (CFR = 1.2%); 2503 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA), 736 cases in Dikwa, 1653 cases in Monguno, cases in MMC and Mafa stands at 38 and 6 respectively

16 Oct 2017 description

Mogadishu, 16 October 2017 – Security officers of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) yesterday visited the scene of Saturday’s bomb blast to assess the damage and identify areas of support ahead of a massive cleanup operation.

The team led by the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) Contingent Commander, Brig. Muhanga Kayanja, was received at the scene by Brig. Abdi Omar of the Somali National Army (SNA), who briefed the officers on the ongoing search and rescue operations, following the terror attack.

16 Oct 2017 description

DUBAI, 16th October, 2017 (WAM) -- Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has ordered three further airlifts of relief supplies to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

16 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

The 2015–2016 El Niño phenomenon resulted in the worst drought in 35 years for much of southern Africa.
In the eight most-affected countries (Angola, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia,
Swaziland and Zimbabwe), an estimated 16.1 million people required assistance between December 2016 and March 2017, including some 5 million children who required urgent humanitarian assistance.

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October 16th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has initiated a new project to support the government-run Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, at a total cost of $284,000 (QR 1,025,920).

In coordination with the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH), QRCS's mission in Gaza is implementing a plan to renovate and develop the Coronary Care Unit (CCU), giving a much-needed help for cardiac patients in the enclave.

16 Oct 2017 description

Seminar on the Kampala Convention, jointly organized by IGAD and the ICRC in Nairobi

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held its second Seminar on the Kampala Convention, focusing on the protection and assistance of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Africa. The seminar, which was held on 10-11 October 2017 in Nairobi, was a follow up of the seminar IGAD and ICRC held on the Kampala Convention in October 2016.

16 Oct 2017 description

Last week's floods were the worst in years, with thousands of homes submerged

HANOI, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Vietnam braced for typhoon Khanun on Monday after destructive floods battered the country's north and centre last week, killing 72 people, the disaster prevention agency said.

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16 Oct 2017 description

Longstanding restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from Gaza have undermined the living conditions of approximately two million Palestinians in that area. Many of the current restrictions, originally imposed by Israel in the early 1990s, were intensified after June 2007, following the Hamas takeover of Gaza and the imposition of a blockade. These restrictions continue to reduce access to livelihoods, essential services and housing, disrupt family life, and undermine people’s hopes for a secure and prosperous future.

16 Oct 2017 description

In the aftermath of weeks of conflict in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratha, at least 4,000 migrants, previously held in numerous informal detention centres and camps, were transferred to a hangar in the city’s Dahman area. An additional around 1,000 migrants reached Zwara on foot coming from Sabratha and are currently detained in Zwara. The Directorate for Combatting Illegal Migration (DCIM) is transferring migrants from Sabratha and Zwara to different detention centres throughout the region, including Trig al Seka, Ghariyan, Tajoura and Trig al Matar.

16 Oct 2017 description

The arrival of more than one million refugees and other migrants to Europe in 2015 prompted the UN high level summit on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants in September 2016. With many of those arriving in Europe originating from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the Middle East – as a region of origin and transit – holds experiences critical to ensuring the successful adoption and implementation of both the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR).