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22 Nov 2017 description

Ayesha Begum is 22 years old. In early September, she and her three children took refuge in Bangladesh after her husband was killed in Myanmar. Today, Ayesha and her children live with her brothers in a temporary shelter on the edge of Kutupalong camp. She takes part in a parents’ club organized by HI, which provides psychosocial support to mothers living as refugees.

22 Nov 2017 description

New HEN report reveals gaps in protection of refugees and migrants from vaccine-preventable diseases

Refugees and migrants should be vaccinated without unnecessary delay according to the immunization schedules of their host countries. This is the guidance provided by a joint recommendation of WHO, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

22 Nov 2017 description

Foreword

The auxiliary role provides essential space for dialogue and mutually beneficial relations between National Societies and public authorities. This Guide to the Auxiliary Role is designed to help external actors, particularly public authorities, develop their understanding of the auxiliary role and strategies to enhance their partnerships with National Societies.

22 Nov 2017 description

Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees fled Rakhine State in Myanmar, reaching Bangladesh by land, boat, and increasingly, makeshift rafts made of bamboo and jerry cans.

Newly arrived refugees are settling in and around existing camps and among host communities, stretching already limited resources.

UNHCR is supporting the Government of Bangladesh to receive, assist and protect newly arrived refugees and support host communities.

POPULATION FIGURES

22 Nov 2017 description

Berlin 22nd November 2017 – International and local humanitarian agencies engaged in Ukraine joined forces in Berlin for a one-day conference to draw attention to the forgotten humanitarian crisis in the east of the country, urging decision makers to commit to tangible improvements to the situation in eastern Ukraine.

22 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Jornada se realiza en comunidad Alfonso Ugarte, en provincia de Picota

08:29. Tarapoto, nov. 22. Una brigada de la Dirección General de Alto Riesgo del Ministerio de Salud (Minsa) aplicó la primera dosis contra la hepatitis a los afectados y damnificados por las lluvias e inundaciones de la comunidad de Alfonso Ugarte, en el distrito Shamboyacu, provincia Picota, región San Martín.

22 Nov 2017 description

Con el objetivo de evaluar daños y definir estrategias, funcionarios de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud y de la Organización Mundial de la Salud en Cuba, visitaron varios de los municipios cubanos más afectados durante el paso del Huracán Irma.

El recorrido contó con la presencia de la Sra. Virginia Andre, Responsable de la Oficina de Ayuda Humanitaria de la Unión Europea (ECHO) para Centroamérica y el Caribe, a través de la cual se recibe un financiamiento para contribuir a la recuperación de las infraestructuras dañadas a causa del desastre natural en la isla.

22 Nov 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 3,3 millions de personnes en besoin d’assistance humanitaire

  • 1,3 millions de personnes dans le besoin ciblées en 2018

  • Le Cameroun innove avec l’organisation des premiers ateliers de programmation sectorielle conjoints entre acteurs humanitaires et du développement

Suivi de la Situation Humanitaire

Evolution de la situation sécuritaire

22 Nov 2017 description

Washington, Nov. 22, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – Health services can take specific steps to respond to violence against women and help prevent its future occurrences, if they are equipped with the tools and training they need.

22 Nov 2017 description

Difteria en las Américas – Resumen de la situación

  • Desde la semana epidemiológica (SE) 1 a la SE 45 de 2017 cinco países en las Américas notificaron casos sospechosos y/o confirmados de difteria: Brasil, Colombia Haití, la República Bolivariana de Venezuela y la República Dominicana. A continuación el informe de cada país.

  • En 2016, se notificaron 78 casos confirmados de difteria en toda la Región. Los casos fueron notificados por tres países: Haití (56 casos), la República Dominicana (2 casos) y Venezuela (20 casos).

22 Nov 2017 description

On Friday, November 17, Sierra Leone President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, and U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria E. Brewer, formally launched the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in Sierra Leone.

“Today, we celebrate the new partnership between PMI and the Government of Sierra Leone. With the first year’s planned contribution of $15 million, PMI joins other donors and partners to expand access to proven and effective malaria prevention and control tools,” Ambassador Brewer said during the formal launch event.

22 Nov 2017 description

Goré, 21 novembre 2017 (UNHCR) – Le Chef de la Sous Délégation du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Refugies (HCR) à Goré a lancé le 20 novembre 2017 au camp des réfugiés de Gondje l’opération de distribution de coupons monétaires aux Personnes à Besoins Spécifiques (PBS).

22 Nov 2017 description

Crowded into sprawling camps of polythene sheeting, around a million people who have sought safety in Bangladesh amid violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are now facing a future of uncertainty and need.

“We would go back if it is safe to do so,” says Dil Mohammad, who says he is in his 40’s but looks older. He, his sisters and their children left their home in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in the dead of night after flames began to engulf houses in a nearby village.

22 Nov 2017 description

In Afghanistan, blood tests are identifying where vaccination campaigns are working, and where gaps remain to be filled.

22 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The IOM DTM Round XIX (October 2017) estimates that a total of 1.57 million people are still internally displaced across the three north east states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, of whom 85 per cent are in Borno alone. Children represent 56 per cent of the total IDP population.

• With the launch of the school enrolment drive in the north east, a total number of 120,010 children were enrolled in safe learning spaces in Adamawa and Borno within the reporting period.

22 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The IOM DTM Round XIX (October 2017) estimates that a total of 1.57 million people are still internally displaced across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, of whom 85 per cent are in Borno alone. Children represent 56 per cent of the total IDP population.

• As of 15th October, the cumulative number of suspected cholera cases reported stands at 4,936 with 61 deaths (CFR = 1.25 per cent). Though the reporting period witnessed a significant decrease in cases, UNICEF continues to support cholera control efforts in all the identified hotspots.

22 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• As winter approaches, continued hostilities and indicators of deliberate targeting of strategic pipelines and water treatment facilities in South Donbass put the lives of almost 1.2million people, including 220,000 children, at risk.

• To ensure continued access to learning in the conflict-affected area, UNICEF provided education and early childhood kits to over 13,000 children in the non-government controlled areas.

22 Nov 2017 description

KINSHASA, 22 NOVEMBRE 2017. Dans le cadre de la réponse à l’épidémie de choléra qui touche actuellement les zones anciennement indemnes à cette maladie de la province du Lomami (Centre-est), le Bureau Pays de l’OMS en RDC et l’ONG ALIMA (Alliance pour l'Action Médicale Internationale) ont signé le mardi 21 novembre un accord de financement d’une valeur de 70 000 USD.

22 Nov 2017 description

Crisis overview

As of 21 November, an estimated 622,000 Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar to Bangladesh. The influx began on 25 August, after the Myanmar Army launched security operations in northern Rakhine state. In September, an average of approximately 14,500 people arrived daily. This dropped to an approximate average of 3,100 arrivals per day in October (ISCG 05/11/2017; 29/10/2017; 03/10/2017).