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19 Oct 2018 description

Status of Measles outbreak in the refugee settlements

  • Outbreaks have been experienced in Nakivale, Oruchinga, Kiryandongo, Rwamwanja, Kyaka II and Kyangwali refugee settlements.

  • Kyangwali has so far registered 29 cases of measles of which 48% are refugees and 52% host population, 55% male and 45% female and 90% are above 9 months of age, 7% between 6 to 9 months of age and 3% below 6 months.

19 Oct 2018 description

The Jan - August dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need.
The Basic Assistance Sector in Lebanon is working to: OUTCOME 1) Strengthen the ability of vulnerable HHs, including female-headed, to meet their basic survival needs; OUTCOME 2) Ensure that In-kind assistance in support of populations affected by seasonal hazards and emergencies is provided; OUTCOME 3) Develop National Social Safety Net Strategy

19 Oct 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) on 17th October launched an appeal to the general public to raise 1.2 Billion shillings to support victims of the Bududa landslides and other neighboring districts that might be at risk. This is expected to benefit over 5000 people in the disaster prone districts of the Elgon region; Bududa, Namisindwa, Butalejja, and Manafwa. These battle with effects of climate change almost every year and there is urgent need to prepare for more disasters.

19 Oct 2018 description


Kenya hosts 470 000 refugees and asylum seekers from neighbouring countries who are fully dependent on humanitarian assistance to cover their basic needs. Voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees has continued, in spite of insecurity, drought, and forced evictions in their home country. The European Commission continues its long-standing assistance to refugees in Kenya and responds to disaster-related emergencies.

What are the needs?

19 Oct 2018 description


  • 46 suspected Measles reported mainly from Deir Ezzor and Hassaka.

  • Increase of Hepatitis A cases reported in three districts in Daraa.

Completeness & Timeliness of Reporting

  • The overall completeness of reporting was 83 %; (1053 out of total 1265 EWARS sentinel sites). 14 governorates have reported this week.

  • Timeliness of reporting was 87%

19 Oct 2018 description

Juba/Geneva – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has facilitated the release of 24 persons detained in relation to the conflict in South Sudan, including 16 detainees released on Friday.

This week marks the first releases of prisoners supervised by the ICRC and following the signing of the latest peace agreement in which parties to the conflict agreed to free detainees.

19 Oct 2018 description

Highlights for September

-Increased displacement of civilians in Mali due to armed conflict: According to a report from the Norwegian Refugee Council published on 7 September 2018, close to 50,000 people have fled their homes in northern and central Mali in 2018, due to intercommunal clashes, a rise in armed groups and military operations.

19 Oct 2018 description

“Social media at times will convince people to come to Europe, because of the things people put on Facebook—the lifestyle and so on. Maybe it does that. But I would never tell people to come through Libya, to make this journey.”

19 Oct 2018 description

Tillabéri – More than 500 members from communities, local authorities, civil society and security forces participated in IOM’s fourth crisis simulation exercise this week (17/10) in Tillabéri, Niger.

The exercise took place in close partnership with the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Humanitarian Action and Natural Disaster Management, and the Ministry of Health in Niger.

19 Oct 2018 description

Points saillants :

  • L'epuisement progressif des stocks alimentaires est rapporte dans les corn-munautes;

  • Les prix des principales denrees alimentaires demeurent stables avec une elegere tendance a la hausse ;

  • Adk Certaines localites rapportent des maladies affectant les cultures de mais, AIL de manioc et les bananeraies.


19 Oct 2018 description

Harare – A three-day IOM-supported Government of Zimbabwe workshop this week brought together multiple stakeholders tasked with conducting an in-depth situational analysis of migration in the country to aid the design of a robust National Migration Policy (NMP).

“Migration is cross cutting as a number of sector ministries have migration mandates,” said Alois Matongo, Director for Policy and Research in Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage.

19 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 91,093 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 17 October, with 42,494 to Spain, the leading destination this year. In fact, since late September’s arrivals were reported, Spain in 2018 has now received via the Mediterranean more irregular migrants than it did throughout all the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined.

The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 145,193 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 320,033 at this point in 2016.

19 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

19 Oct 2018 description

How a Syrian drama student found himself performing on stage in Verdi’s ‘Don Carlos’.

By Josie Le Blond in Nottuln, Germany | 19 October 2018

Koutaiba Al Rahmoon tap-dances across the stage in cut-off trousers and a kitsch Christmas jumper. The Syrian drama student had never performed before coming to Europe. Four years later, he’s perfectly at home in the wacky world of modern German opera.

19 Oct 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation


At least two people have died of measles and 313 other cases have been reported in Mandera County since February when the disease was first detected, according to the county’s health department.

The disease has affected both children under the age of five and adults, leaving a child and an elderly woman dead.


19 Oct 2018 description

Severe weather, including thunderstorms and heavy rain, has been affecting several northern and central parts of Tunisia causing flash floods. 61 mm of rain were recorded over 24 hours in Siliana City over 17-18 October.

According to media reports, as of 19 October, at least two people died, one in Sidi Bouzid governorate and another in Kasserine governorate.

Over the next 24 hours, moderate rain with local thunderstorms may continue to affect most of the northern, eastern and central areas of the country, including those already affected by flash floods.

19 Oct 2018 description

• The death toll from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi now stands at 2,100, according to the latest press briefing from the National Disaster Management Agency, BNPB. A further 78,994 people have been displaced and 4,612 people have been severely injured, while 680 are still missing.