As of April 2018, 1,881,198 IDPs remain displaced in 272 IDP camps and 2,083 host community locations across Northeast Nigeria (DTM Rd XXII). The main trigger of these large-scale IDP movements are ongoing security operations, poor living conditions and voluntary relocation into sites and host communities, with over 19,000 arrivals and 600 departures recorded in April alone (DTM ETT April 2018). Gwoza received the highest number of arrivals with 3,566 individuals, followed by Bama (2,853 individuals), Ngala (2,360), Damboa (952), Jere (936) and Dikwa (773).
WASHINGTON — Two Ebola patients who fled a hospital quarantine area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo later attended a prayer meeting, potentially exposing at least 50 participants to the dangerous virus.
Porte-parole : Mme Myriam Dessables
By Osama Damo
As the ongoing crisis in my native Gaza has hit the headlines, I have found myself thinking of Gaza’s children who have been hard hit by the latest Israeli crackdown on protests. More than a 1,000 have been wounded and at least 15 killed, including an eight-month old baby.
The images I have been seeing bring me back to 2008, when I was working with Save the Children in Gaza during the 2008 Israeli offensive. I keep remembering little Hajer, a baby girl, who I held when she was just two days old.
Les enfants continuent d’être à risque et sont affectés par l’épidémie d’Ebola en cours en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), ce qui rend essentiel que leur santé et leur bien-être soient prioritaires dans la réponse.
Children continue to be at risk and are affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), making it essential that their health and wellbeing are prioritized in the response.
“Schools are crucial for engaging children and their communities in the fight against Ebola,” said Dr. Gianfranco Rotigliano, UNICEF Representative in the DRC, traveling back from the affected region. “That’s why UNICEF is putting in place measures to minimize the risk of transmission in schools, including temperature taking and handwashing.”
UNITAR-UNOSAT, following the request of UNOCHA Djibouti , has performed a flood analysis to illustrate the potential impact in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Sagar-18 over the city of Djibouti.
UNOSAT analysis illustrates the potential satellite detected water extent within the city of Djibouti and classifies the areas as:
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
*Proportion of assessed settlements that reported access to the preferred water source has not been possible due to safety fears (according to REACH AOK data)
*Proportion of assessed settlements that reported no one used a latrine (according to REACH AOK data)
*Proportion of assessed settlements that reported the major health problem was malaria (according to REACH AoK data)
(Abuja, 25 May 2018): The United Nations, through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, has allocated US$2 million to support the response to a deadly cholera outbreak in Yobe State, north-east Nigeria, that could affect thousands of people.
*Proportion of assessed settlements that reported there was a borehole present (according to REACH AoK data)
*Proportion of assessed settlements that reported the accessible borehole was not functional (according to REACH AoK data)
*Proportion of assessed settlements that reported the major health problem was typhoid, cholera or diarrhoea (according to REACH AoK data)