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21 Jun 2018 description

The situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the world’s most complex and challenging yet forgotten crises. As of 31 May, over 772,000 Congolese refugees are being hosted in countries in Africa.

From 1 January to 31 May alone, some 104,351 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda, Burundi and Zambia.

18 Jun 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 35,272 refugees benefited from general food distribution in Luwani and Dzaleka camps

  • 884,522 children benefiting from school meals in 13 food insecure districts

  • 88,000 people suffering from acute malnutrition received nutrition treatment

  • 3,500 mt of food assistance distributed

Operational Context

10 Jun 2018 description
report La Prensa Gráfica

Administrador del PNUD.Los números son impactantes: al menos una de cada tres mujeres en el planeta ha sufrido violencia física o sexual, generalmente a manos de un miembro de la familia o una pareja íntima. Más de 700 millones de mujeres en la actualidad se casaron cuando eran niñas. Hasta 250 millones de mujeres y niñas han sido sometidas a mutilación genital femenina.

02 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

In April 2018 reporting was at 100 percent. All the 618 Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) centres, 104 Nutrition Rehabilitation Units (NRU) and 611 Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) centres in Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) reported as follows:

  • 3,986 children aged 6 to 59 months with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) received lifesaving treatment in OTP centres and NRUs.

  • 9,126 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) were treated in the SFP centres.

01 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

This Second Round of Funding Builds on Initial $6.7 Million Grant Program

30 May 2018 description

May 28th, 2018. The UN Resident Coordinator Maria Jose Torres has stressed that community voice is key to achieving Zero Hunger and ending malnutrition in Malawi.

Speaking during a consultative meeting on Zero Hunger and Malnutrition Strategic Review process in Nkhata Bay on 23rd May 2018, Torres said the engagement and ownership of the solutions by the local communities helps to develop effective and sustainable interventions for addressing hunger and malnutrition.

23 May 2018 description

MULANJE DISTRICT, Malawi – Margret Rambiki was just a teenager, married at 14, when she nearly died in childbirth.

It was 2002 in the Mulanje District of southern Malawi. A child bride, Ms. Rambiki may have been physically unready for pregnancy.

Her labour was prolonged and obstructed, a potentially deadly complication. And her access to emergency care was dangerously delayed. She remembers her father arguing with the health care provider because of their long wait for assistance.

23 May 2018 description
report Start Network

A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.

The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.

22 May 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

329,900 people impacted by floods / cyclones in 2018

8,033 cholera cases (since Jan 2018)

24 regions with active cholera outbreaks

898,000 refugees and asylum seekers hosting in the region

Overview

22 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 17,479 cholera / AWD cases and 268 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.5%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zambia accounts for 23.4% of the total case load reported this year followed by Kenya at 22.5%.

21 May 2018 description

4 New events

59 Ongoing events

52 Outbreaks

11 Humanitarian crises

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 63 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Monkeypox in Cameroon

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

21 May 2018 description
report WaterAid

Synthèse et appel à action

En 2015, l’OMS et l’UNICEF ont publié le premier rapport mondial consacré à l’état des services d’eau, de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène (EAH) dans les établissements de santé des pays à revenu faible ou intermédiaire .

21 May 2018 description
report WaterAid

Curb anti-microbial resistance, sepsis in health centres globally with water, sanitation and hygiene

Health centres without water, sanitation and soap for handwashing in low and middle income countries are contributing to thousands of patient deaths and risking the global rise of antimicrobial resistance, warns a new report from WaterAid, which calls for urgent action.

17 May 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

11 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

In March 2018 reporting was at 100 percent. All the 618 Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) centres, 104 Nutrition Rehabilitation Units (NRU) and 611 Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) centres in Com-munity-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) reported as follows:

  • 4,082 children aged 6 to 59 months with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) received lifesaving treatment in OTP centres and NRUs.

  • 11,270 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) were treated in the SFP centres.

08 May 2018 description

Highlights
- Most of Southern Africa experienced erratic rainfall, delayed start of rainy season and extended midseason dry-spell from December to February which have wilted early planted crops in the region.
- In March 2018, significant rainfall was received in central and eastern parts of South Africa.

07 May 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

07 May 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 64 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including: