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19 Sep 2018 description
report Voice of America

September 19, 2018 3:35 PM
Columbus Mavhunga

HARARE — Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, says his government will assist municipalities struggling to fight a cholera outbreak that has killed 32 people and affected more than 3,000 during the past three weeks.

After visiting the epicenter of the cholera outbreak in Harare, President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed to help the Harare City Council with financial assistance and called on the corporate world to donate toward fighting the epidemic.

19 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Approximately 141,410 people were displaced in Somali region after conflict erupted on 4 August. The conflict led to the exodus of government personnel, leaving essential services significantly understaffed. This in turn created pressing and urgent humanitarian needs for children and women in the region.

• Through UNICEF support, 134,446 people in Gedeo-West Guji received essential and life-saving health care services and 30,579 children under 5 years were treated for Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

19 Sep 2018 description

I. Situation Overview

FIGHTING ESCALATES IN AL HUDAYDAH

The conflict

The conflict in Al Hudaydah Governorate has escalated further as renewed fighting has moved closer to Al Hudaydah City. On 12 September, armed clashes reached the main Al Hudaydah-Sana’a road effectively closing the eastern route to the city which became too risky to use as a result of fighting. Hotspots of fighting and violence are areas east of Kilo 16, areas in the vicinity of the airport and coastal areas to the west towards the Red Sea.

19 Sep 2018 description
report Médecins du Monde

In August 2017, the Myanmar military began a widespread campaign of persecution and violence against the Rohingya ethnic minority in Rakhine State.

AN ESTIMATED 10,000 ROHINGYA WERE KILLED DURING THE VIOLENCE

Thousands more were injured and sexually assaulted, prompting an estimated 700,000 Rohingya to flee across the border into Bangladesh as refugees.

19 Sep 2018 description

El año pasado enfermaron y murieron de tuberculosis menos personas, pero los países aún no hacen lo suficiente para acabar con esta enfermedad de aquí a 2030, advierte la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS). Aunque los esfuerzos mundiales han evitado desde el año 2000 unos 54 millones de muertes por tuberculosis, esta sigue siendo la enfermedad infecciosa más mortal.

19 Sep 2018 description

Los niños que viven en los países con mayores tasas de mortalidad tienen hasta 60 veces más probabilidades de morir en los primeros cinco años de vida que los de los países donde la mortalidad es menor, según un informe.

18 de septiembre de 2018 Comunicado de prensa NUEVA YORK/GINEBRA/WASHINGTON D.C.

19 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Government and partners continue assistance to GedeoWest Guji IDPs.

• The Government and partners are finalizing a new response/recovery plan targeting IDPs returning to their places of origin and at present locations.

FIGURES

Affected population 7.88 m
MAM 3.5 m
SAM 350,000
# of people displaced due to conflict 1.1 m
# of people displaced due to climatic shocks 0.5 m

FUNDING

19 Sep 2018 description
report Rotary

By Patience Asiimwe As told to Diana Schoberg

Health workers must have a lot of passion. They face so many challenges to reach every child with the polio vaccine.

19 Sep 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Summary

There remain close to 208,000 registered refugees in the Dadaab camps, mostly of Somali orgin. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia and reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is a need to strengthen information on humanitarian needs and access to assistance and services in the camps. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in Dadaab refugee camps.

19 Sep 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Summary

There remain close to 208,000 registered refugees in the Dadaab camps, mostly of Somali orgin. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia and reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is a need to strengthen information on humanitarian needs and access to assistance and services in the camps. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in Dadaab refugee camps.

19 Sep 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Summary

There remain close to 208,000 registered refugees in the Dadaab camps, mostly of Somali orgin. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia and reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is a need to strengthen information on humanitarian needs and access to assistance and services in the camps. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in Dadaab refugee camps.

19 Sep 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Summary

There remain close to 208,000 registered refugees in the Dadaab camps, mostly of Somali orgin. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia and reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is a need to strengthen information on humanitarian needs and access to assistance and services in the camps. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in Dadaab refugee camps.

19 Sep 2018 description

45 jours aprés la déclaration de l’épidémie cette infographie présente un aperçu des actions réalisées par les partenaires nationaux et internationaux de la réponse

19 Sep 2018 description

PUNTOS DESTACADOS

 El embajador de Estados Unidos en el Perú, Krishna R. Urs, anuncia el aporte de $500 000 en fondos de USAID para respaldar las actividades sanitarias en el Perú en respuesta a la crisis regional por la situación de Venezuela

 Las organizaciones de salud registran más casos confirmados de sarampión y difteria en Venezuela, además de la propagación constante del sarampión a nivel regional

 Los gobiernos de acogida siguen revisando sus políticas de inmigración ante los movimientos poblacionales que se están produciendo

19 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

■ Over 1,400 families arrived and 2,700 families departed camps across Iraq, including to locations other than their areas of origin.

■ Authorities gave 45 families less than one day’s notice to vacate Al Jamea’a camp in Baghdad and move to locations in their area of origin or to Jeddah camp in Ninewa.

■ Increased restrictions on freedom of movement for IDPs living in Amriyeat Al Falujah (AAF) and Kilo 18 camps in Anbar have limited their access to markets, livelihood opportunities and services, including medical assistance.

19 Sep 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

On the morning of Tuesday the 4th September 2018, the city of Harare in Zimbabwe, was hit by an outbreak of cholera disease.

The Government of Zimbabwe declared a state of emergency after cholera and typhoid spread fast hitting the capital city and killing 28 people in 2 weeks and infecting over 536,7000 people living in a high-density area.

19 Sep 2018 description

In November 2017 a series of security incidents forced Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to evacuate our team from Bangassou, Central African Republic (CAR), and suspend activities in the area for five months. In April 2018, our team returned to the city. Assistant Medical Coordinator Dr Ernest Lualuali Ibongu has been working in Bangassou since April 2017, where he experienced the temporary suspension of activities and their resumption. Here, he describes the situation.

What was the situation in Bangassou when you first arrived?

19 Sep 2018 description

1. HIGHLIGHTS

a. Based on Situation Report Number 26 from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) of the Philippines, a total of 1,096,799 people (264,304 families) have been affected in 3,780 barangays of 468 cities/municipalities in Regions I, II, III, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), National Capital Region (NCR), CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA. An initial estimation suggests cost of damage in agriculture sector of Regions I, II, III, CALABARZON, and CAR is accounted around PHP 14,339,237,631 (USD 265 million).

19 Sep 2018 description

Migration is a multifaceted phenomenon that plays a critical role in today’s world. Morerecently, the international importance of migration was emphasized through its inclusion on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which recognizes the integral function of migration in achieving development goals. Furthermore, migrant health has been and continues to be an important part of the global health agenda.