With a 38% stunting rate, Rwanda needs to accelerate progress on undernutrition, according to the latest economic update
The report notes that stunting rates are highest among the poorest households, and those living in rural areas
Recommendations include to adopt a pro-poor approach, targeting the poorest children and those under two years of age during the critical 1000-day window, beyond which stunting is largely irreversible
Abuja, 20 June, 2018 - “There were no signs that the morning of 31 May 2018 would be different until I started feeling the pangs, requiring medical assistance,” said Naomi Muyadeen. "Initially, I dreaded going to the government facility but stepping into the health facility, I immediately noticed the change.”
A resident of Kuchingoro, a suburb of Abuja, Mrs Muyadeen is a 23 year old mother of one and nine months pregnant. She has had previous antenatal visits to the Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Kuchingoro.
This National WASH Sector Contingency Plan has been developed to ensure an effective and timely response to the life- saving humanitarian needs of persons affected from the possible emergency scenarios identified for the West Bank and Gaza. The aim of the document is to provide an operational framework for the Government, UN agencies and NGO’s (international and local) in case of an emergency.
Objective of the response would be to address the basic water, sanitation and hygiene needs to avoid outbreak of water-borne and water related diseases in the summer 2018.
WASH cluster partner agencies to get/seek technical support for any particular intervention from the designated authorities (PWA & CMWU) during the project formulation.
Although the WASH Cluster has noted that the total population of Gaza, or 1.4 million people are receiving limited quantities of water and sanitation services.
GENEVA (21 June 2018) - UN human rights experts have backed calls for a large-scale international response to the overwhelming health care needs of people living in Gaza.
They also remind Israel, as the occupying power, of its obligation to protect the population of Gaza, ensure its welfare and wellbeing, and to allow and facilitate access to health care to people in need.
In response to the Ebola crisis that has impacted the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Government of Japan is allocating 700,000 USD to UNICEF. The funds will be used to support activities in the area of community communication and psycho-social assistance to affected families.
Estimated 700,000 people displaced by Inter-communal violence in Gedeo and West Guji zones.
Acute watery diarrhea (AWD) outbreak in Afar region.
Summer rains predicted to put 2.5 million people at risk of flooding.
Scabies response support request from Amhara region.
Estimated 700,000 people displaced by Intercommunal violence in Gedeo and West Guji zones
• PV2-VDPV and PV3-VDPV isolated from AFPs, contacts and Community samples collected from Lower Jubba,
Hiran and Middle Shabelle regions of Central and South Zones
• Discussion on progress with team to conduct detail investigation and active search of in these areas
• 459 contact samples and 263 community samples from healthy children collected
• A total of 125 community samples were collected from 5 inaccessible districts in Middle and Lower Shaballe regions
• Children on the move:
Natural disasters and conflict has forced 8.5 million people to flee their homes across South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Conflict is the largest driver of displacement – with children often witnessing or experiencing horrific violence, exploitation and abuse.
• Families facing starvation:
More than 12 million children go to bed hungry across South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya everyday. Children don’t have enough to eat because of various crises – drought, conflict, flooding or hyperinflation.
• Alarming malnutrition rates:
In the lead up to the lean season of May–July 2018, the nutrition situation is expected to deteriorate significantly as a result of unprecedented levels of food insecurity, outbreaks of diarrhea and other illness, poor infant and young feeding practices as well as limited access to services due to the heavy rains. During this period, the counties of Leer and Mayendit in Unity and Longochuk and Renk of Upper Nile are expected to reach Extreme Critical levels (IPC Phase 5) as per the IPC for Acute Malnutrition Classification (GAM ≥ 30%).
• Humanitarian situation:
The combined effect of the flash flooding and the Tropical Storm ‘Sagar’ that occurred in central, southern and northeastern regions of Somalia has affected an estimated 830,000 people, of which nearly 290,000 have been temporarily displaced. The flooding has destroyed farmlands, infrastructure and roads, and disrupted livelihoods in the worst-hit areas.
• Humanitarian situation overview:
The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners have released updated immediate humanitarian funding priorities.
The needs urgently require US$280.4 million to ensure a response for the next six months. Assistance needed includes delivering emergency health and nutrition services, expanding water and sanitation facilities, improving access to education, and ensuring Improvements in basic living conditions .
• Disaster after disaster:
After months of a devastating drought, many of the same areas have now been inundated with flooding. An estimated 800,000 people have been affected by the flooding countrywide. Even after the floodwater disappears, families who lost livestock and crops during the drought will struggle to rebound as they have no seeds, livestock nor means to earn an income.
The following syndrome has been flagged:
- Acute Fever and Rash: Northern Marianna Islands, Tonga
Invasive Meningococcal Disease: