Weekly Coordination Notes
- IOM co-chaired the weekly border health and points of entry (BHPOE) technical working group meeting. The issue of enforcing use of international arrivals health form (IAHF) by all incoming airlines was discussed, and it was agreed that followup with individual airlines is needed, using a supporting letter from the Ministry of Health.
- IOM attended the weekly national task force (NTF) meeting, where a request was made for mapping of all EVD screening points, for presentation at the next NTF meeting.
15 December 2018: On the road between Ouagadougou and BoboDioulasso, a Canadian aid worker traveling to Togo for a humanitarian project with the organisation Zion’Gaia went missing.
No further details specified. Source: aOuaga
24 December 2018: In Kinindo commune, Bujumbura Mairie province, Burundian soldiers arrested an employee of the NGO Handicap International while he was at a bar. There is no indication as to why he was arrested. Source: SOS Averages Burundi
Dans la région de Gao, au nord du Mali, Adoum regarde son téléphone. Il est temps d'aller à la recherche de pâturages plus verts pour son troupeau. Il a quelques idées en tête, mais il lui faut d'abord rassembler plus d'informations avant de se lancer dans un voyage de plusieurs semaines.
Aujourd'hui, le 16 janvier 2019, la Chambre de première instance I de la Cour pénale internationale (« CPI » ou « la Cour »), à la majorité, Mme la juge Herrera Carbuccia joignant une opinion dissidente, a constaté qu'il n'y avait pas de circonstances exceptionnelles allant à l'encontre de la mise en liberté de M. Laurent Gbagbo et M. Charles Blé Goudé suite à leur acquittement hier. Le Procureur de la CPI peut interjeter appel contre cette décision auquel cas il reviendra à la Chambre d'appel de décider si MM.
GENÈVE (16 janvier 2019) - La Haute-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme, Michelle Bachelet, a exhorté mercredi les Etats à accroître leur soutien en 2019 afin de financer ce qu'elle a qualifié de " programme de travail le plus ambitieux jamais élaboré par mon Bureau ".
During the month of December 2018, 3,637 persons from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi arrived in Uganda, with the majority from DRC. The humanitarian situation remains unpredictable in South Sudan and the DRC.
Refugees from South Sudan continue to report fleeing primarily out of fear of attack by fighters from either side of the conflict inside the country, while those from DRC report inter-ethnic clashes and fear of post-election violence.
Mogadishu, 15 January 2019: Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ahmed Isse Awad, met with senior United Nations officials in the Somali capital today, following the 1 January mortar attack on the UN compound.
World's largest food security emergency continues as conflict enters its fifth year
By Fiston Mahamba Freelance journalist based in Goma
The current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the second deadliest in history, killing more than 400 people and infecting hundreds more. Its location in both an active conflict zone and a busy border region has created what one of those leading the response describes as a “perfect storm” of risk for central Africa.
Major Epidemiological Developments W01 2019
• Completeness for IDSR reporting at the county level was 43% in the first week of 2019 . Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDPs was 62%.
• Three suspected cases of meningitis have been reported from Cuei-Bet Hospital in Gok State. Two (2) of the cases have died.
The following syndrome has been flagged:
- Acute Fever and Rash: Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia
Ongoing outbreak in New Caledonia, majority of the cases are dengue serotype-2.
Palau dengue serotype-3 outbreak is ongoing.
There is an ongoing dengue serotype-1 outbreak in Nauru.
KUNDUZ - In the northeastern region, religious leaders are countering violent extremism by preaching peace, tolerance and national unity.
During 2018, some religious scholars were advocates and agents of peace, participating in numerous UN-backed events including on television and radio programs rallying communities to join local peace efforts and development programmes.
Leading by example, a group of religious leaders from Badakhshan, Baghlan, Kunduz and Takhar preached similar and consistent sermons of peace, unity and tolerance.
In the Northern Malian region of Gao, Adoum looks at his phone. It’s time to go find greener pastures for his herd. He has a few spots in mind but needs to gather more information before embarking on the weeks-long journey.
In the Sahel, climate change has translated into more frequent, longer drought spells that threaten the resilience capacity of nomadic livestock pastoralists like Adoum. Freshwater points are scarce during the dry season and many animals are at risk of dying before reaching the next oasis.
DAKAR/GENÈVE, 16 janvier 2019—Lors d’une réunion de haut niveau à Dakar (Sénégal), l’ONUSIDA, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF) et l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) ont exhorté les pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre à en faire davantage pour mettre fin aux nouvelles infections à VIH parmi les enfants et les adolescents et à étendre la couverture du dépistage et du traitement du VIH.
16 JANVIER 2019
January 16, 2019
By Sam Chittick
On January 21 and February 6, residents of areas affected by decades of conflict in the southern Philippines will cast their votes on a plan for regional autonomy that could bring an end to decades of armed conflict and civil unrest. If the referendum passes, the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) will create a new autonomous region for central and western parts of Mindanao: the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
Eighty-two percent of residents on the Northern Marianas island of Saipan have had their power restored nearly three months after Typhoon Yutu destroyed the local power grid.
Read more on Radio New Zealand International.
By TONY PALME
MORE than 2000 people living along the Minj River in Jiwaka received assistance from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Saturday.
The IOM distributed drinking containers to 500 households to address water issues in the area. This followed a joint assessment by the Jiwaka disaster coordinator John Kupul and IOM field officer Thomas Mek after flooding from the headwaters of the river to the Waghi River on Jan 2.
The Vanuatu Meteorology Department (VMGD) has the Ambrym Volcano at Alert Level 3 which is the minor eruption stage. The possibility that the Ambrym Volcano activity will escalate to Level 4 is low for now. For more information on VMGD Ambrym Volcano observations, see https://www.vmgd.gov.vu/vmgd/index.php/geohazards/volcano/alertbulletin#benbowMarum