Between January and September 2017, close to 140,000 refugees and migrants arrived on European shores. Although two-thirds of them came through the Central Mediterranean Route, the Eastern Mediterranean Route has recorded a recent spike in sea crossings to Greece (including 4,239 children in three months) coupled with new arrivals through the Western Mediterranean Route and the Black Sea.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, rubella, measles, West Nile fever, chikungunya, cholera and plague.
SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA
Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 24-30 September 2017 and includes updates on typhoid fever, West Nile fever and chikungunya.
Garowe, Puntland, 30 August 2017 - More than 2 million people in Puntland, northeastern Somalia, are due to benefit from improved health services with generous support from the development cooperation of the German government through KfW Development Bank.
The joint project began in January 2017 and runs to the end of 2019. It focuses on the regions of Nugal and Mudug which are home to more than 250,000 women of child bearing age and also to 200,000 children under the age of five.
After 3 years of conflict, health-care resources in conflict-affected areas of Ukraine are severely stretched and humanitarian funding is plummeting. At the same time, health facilities continue to be damaged by heavy shelling. The health of millions of Ukrainians is hampered by limited access to health facilities and services, and by insufficient funding for humanitarian health interventions.
226,164 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)
267,002 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)
42,343 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya
97,381 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017
USD 75.5 M requested in 2017
Arrivals in the Mediterranean from 01 January until 30 June 2017 total 102,847 (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). This compares to 231,075 for the same period in 2016. In the first half of the year, 9,286 persons arrived in Greece by sea (158,377 arrived during same period in 2016, a decrease by 94%).
New case study about how the People First Impact Method (P-FIM) can facilitate the implementation of the CHS
The German government has granted subsidies worth 1.85 million Euros (about 2.1 million US-Dollars) for humanitarian aid in Rakhine State, according to a press release July 21.
It will be used to improve strengthening and improving access to local basic health care structures.
Also conducting awareness raising campaigns on health topics in communities is programmed. In this regard, providing care to pregnant women and new mothers is a special focus.
• During the first half of 2017, close to 93,000 refugees and migrants arrived on European shores mainly through the Central Mediterranean Route - around half of them arrived in just May and June 2017. While barely one in six of sea arrivals this year are children, the number of unaccompanied or separated children (UASC) coming to Italy is on the rise with 11,406 newly registered UASC between January and June 2017.
On 30–31 May 2017, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine in collaboration with WHO conducted a consensus meeting on the assessment of the Ukrainian emergency care system. Emergency care systems are a key substrate for effective emergency response and for mitigating the risk of system collapse (and therefore, secondary mortality) in the face of large-scale emergencies.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.
Abuja, 20 June 2017 - In an effort to support the eradication of polio in Nigeria, the German Government through the KfW has signed a grant of ten (10) million euros to support the activities and sustain the gains of polio eradication programme in the country. The grant which will be released through the German Development Bank, KfW, will make available seven (7) million euros through WHO and three (3) million euro through UNICEF for polio operations costs.
Izmir- Turkey, May 2017 (UNHCR)- Ahmed and his brother Omar have popped upstairs to their first floor apartment above the Syrian sweet store where they both work to talk to us. The two young fathers and their wives have in addition to their own brood of four kids, adopted their nephew and niece whose families did not survive an air attack in Aleppo last year.
The family left to Turkey almost a year ago.
The 5th Board Meeting of the Stabilisation Facility for Libya (SFL) was held at the Corinthia Hotel, in Tripoli on the 14th of June. The Board, co-chaired on behalf of the GNA by Minister of Planning designate, Dr Taher Jehaimi and on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, by Ms Maria Ribeiro, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and UNDP Representative for Libya, reviewed progress and future opportunities for the SFL. The SFL, managed by UNDP, supports Government action to provide tangible assistance to cities affected by the crisis.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21 May - 27 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, hepatitis A, cholera, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.