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18 Nov 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Since 30 July 2017, the eastern Libyan city of Derna has been subject to tight military encirclement. The closure of access points has made it difficult to supply markets, banks and health facilities, which has led to a deteriorating humanitarian situation for those remaining in the city. On 30 October, the ongoing conflict briefly escalated as airstrikes hit the mahalla (neighbourhood) of El-Fataih.

18 Nov 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

A health source in Red Sea state reported that nine cases of “acute watery diarrhoea” are being treated in the hospital in Tokar on Wednesday.

The source confirmed to Radio Dabanga that the patients were confined inside Tokar, and said he is concerned about the increasing number of incidents of the disease. “The environment is deteriorating terribly and the health care in the hospital is poor.”

18 Nov 2017 description

“The river dried, there was not a drop of water anywhere,” Asha Hussein recalls.

When the drought ravaged her village in Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia, she left her farmland, her home, behind. Now, Hussein lives in Daladda-Garsaaley settlement for internally displaced people on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu.

18 Nov 2017 description

Situation Update

WHO continues to support the Ministry of Public Health and other national authorities in Madagascar to monitor and respond to the outbreak of plague. From 6 to 15 November 2017, 149 probable (12) and suspect (137) cases of plague were reported to WHO. The date of onset of the last case of bubonic plague was 29 October and the last confirmed case of pneumonic plague was reported on 6 November.

18 Nov 2017 description

Highlights
- Since week 8 2017, Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection was confirmed in 8 LGA of Borno, with transmission still ongoing in Rann Kala Balge.
- A response mechanism has been activated in Rann, Kala Balge.

18 Nov 2017 description

Highlights
- The cumulative number of cholera cases and deaths are 5,336 and 61 respectively (CFR: 1.1%). Of the total reported cases, 2,682 were from Jere LGA, 1,758 were from Monguno LGA, 736 were from Dikwa LGA, 82 were from Guzamala LGA, 58 were from MMC LGA, and 20 were from Mafa LGA. Of the 431 samples tested by RDT, 354 (82%) were RDT positive and of the 381 samples cultured, 175 (46%) were culture positive.

18 Nov 2017 description

Highlights
- 1 additional case reported today.
- No death reported.
- No cases reported from Dikwa, MMC and Mafa in more than the duration of two incubation periods.

Epidemiological Summary

18 Nov 2017 description
report United Nations

This report is produced by the United Nations in collaboration with humanitarian partners in Dominica. It covers the period from 9-15 November 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 1 December 2017.

Highlights

• The Government confirmed that the death count for Hurricane Maria is 31 with 37 people missing.

• Thirty-one of the 49 heath facilities are functional, with 12 offering services from an alternate site or with partial services, and six remain non-functional.

18 Nov 2017 description

1. Population under Surveillance and Reporting Units

During epidemiological week 45 (5-11 November 2017), there was a 3% increase in the population1 under surveillance compared to the previous epidemiological week (806,100 and 830,312 respectively). A total of 375 daily EWARS forms were received on time during epidemiological week 45.
Kutupalong makeshift camp population increased by 2% (437,633 vs 431,000) due to the ongoing relocation of FDMNs from other settlements, while the remaining camp populations remained more or less stable.

18 Nov 2017 description

The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating humanitarian and development agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is conducted every 6 months and provides information on agencies’ activities at various levels (village/village tract/township and IDP camps).

18 Nov 2017 description

Two months after the passage of Hurricane Irma, which mostly hit the northern part of Haiti, many families still face challenges in meeting their critical daily needs. While the human toll and damage have been limited, the consequences are no less for the affected communities. Many families were stripped of everything because of the floods.

17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Early recovery operations continue in Dominica and other hurricane-affected countries in the Caribbean

  • USAID/FFP contributes $2,000,000 to provide emergency food assistance and cash transfers for food to affected communities across Dominica

  • USAID/OFDA partner IFRC supports economic recovery in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Nov 2017 description

Toronto, ON- Doctors and medical facilities in Eastern Ghouta are overwhelmed by the influx of patients wounded and injured by intensifying attacks. Hundreds of airstrikes in civilian areas, including cluster bombs, which are indiscriminate in nature and prohibited by international law, are causing massive civilian casualties.

17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing violence and insecurity in Rakhine State displaces nearly 620,000 people to Bangladesh

  • Humanitarian access constraints impede delivery of relief assistance to affected populations in Rakhine

  • USG announces more than $47 million in additional assistance for the Rakhine crisis

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

17 November 2017 – The United Nations relief wing on Friday, warned of famine-like conditions unfolding in Yemen, as a blockade on aid and other essential goods by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels there enters its 12th day.

Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), sounded the alarm during the regular bi-weekly news briefing in Geneva.

17 Nov 2017 description

SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 —The Saudi-led coalition's continuing blockade of Yemen's ports and airports is significantly hindering the efforts of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other humanitarian organizations to provide lifesaving assistance to people in the war-torn country.

For the past 12 days, MSF has not received authorization from the Saudi-led coalition to fly into Yemen's capital, Sana'a, which is essential to bring medical supplies and staff to patients in need.

17 Nov 2017 description

This report is produced by the OCHA Syria Crisis offices with the contribution of all sectors in the hubs and at the Whole of Syria (WoS) level. It covers the period from 1 October – 5 November 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 10 December.

Highlights

17 Nov 2017 description
report ALIMA

When ALIMA and its partners, Keoogo and SOS Médecins BF, came to Zalissa’s village in central Burkina Faso, the 37-year-old mother of four, who also cares for her 20-month-old niece, had only a vague understanding of what malnutrition is. She had no idea how to tell if her kids were properly nourished or not.

“I thought that malnutrition was due to becoming pregnant at a young age,” Zalissa said.