Number of new arrivals: 579 new arrivals from Yemen
New enrolments: 155 students enrolled in school
Subsistence allowance: 2,781 households (11,285 persons) received subsistence allowance
Access to heath: 707 persons provided with health care assistance
Community-based projects: 566 beneficiaries of community-based projects
Update on achievements
More than 20 million people are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen after more than two years of brutal conflict. The country’s infrastructure has been destroyed and its health services crippled. Nearly seven million people do not know where their next meal will come from and 380,000 children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition. UNICEF is supporting mobile medical teams to reach children in remote areas, like four-year-old Yahya, with lifesaving help.
By Thomas Charteris, Relief International
Politicians, aid officials, and health experts are once again mulling a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen, but negotiations appear to be stuck on whether there’ll be enough doses available to render it effective.
Yemen is currently in the midst of a cholera outbreak that, by the World Health Organisation’s latest count, has killed 2,167 people since the end of April and is suspected to have infected 841,906.
Read the story on IRIN.
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.
By Bassim Assuqair
Working with local partners in emergencies enables Oxfam to respond to the needs of more vulnerable people in a timely and sensitive way. Here Bassim Assuqair shares a success story from Yemen where in partnership with Oxfam youth organization GWQ has been able to build humanitarian capacity to respond to the crisis in their local area.
• Health agencies record nearly 772,000 suspected cholera cases and 2,132 related deaths as of September 30
• Approximately 1.5 million civil servants have not received consistent salary payments since September 2016
• Bureaucratic obstructions, insecurity, and lack of humanitarian access continue to constrain response efforts
During the month of September 2017, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported a total 176 563 cholera cases including 94 associated deaths (CFR-0.05%).
Guerra y hambre
Las guerras disparan hambre.
Por primera vez en 20 años el hambre vuelve a aumentar. Detrás de esta ruptura en la tendencia positiva está la mano del hombre. Concretamente la mano que dispara armas y hambre en más de 40 países. Seis de cada 10 personas con hambre en el mundo viven en zonas de conflicto. Y la amplia mayoría de niños y niñas desnutridos (122 de 155 millones) lo están por la guerra.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
Yemen enters the third year of armed conflict with no clear end in sight. The result ofthe crisis has left some 15 million people lacking adequate access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, and health services; seven million people are faced with the threat of famine; further exacerbated by the largest singleyear cholera outbreak ever recorded.
H I G H L I G H T S
SHABWA, 15th October, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, today began distributing a shipment of 108 tonnes of therapeutic medicines and medical supplies from the UAE to hospitals and health centres in Ataq, the capital city of Shabwa Governorate.
In August 2017, the financial requirements of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan were revised from US$ 2.1 billion to US$ 2.3 billion following the inclusion of the integrated cholera response plan. Humanitarian partners continued to reach people with aid and a record seven million people across the country was provided with food assistance during the month of August 2017. As of 16 October the YHRP is 55.5 per cent funded.
Introduction: Although cases were reported only in 2010 and 2011, cholera is probably endemic in Yemen. In the context of a civil war, a cholera outbreak was declared in different parts of the country October 6th, 2016. This paper describes the ACF outbreak response in Hodeidah city from October 28th, 2016 to February 28th, 2017 in order to add knowledge to this large outbreak.
The cholera epidemic in Yemen has become the largest and fastest-spreading outbreak of the disease in modern history, with a million cases expected by the end of the year and at least 600,000 children likely to be affected.
The World Health Organization has reported more than 815,000 suspected cases of the disease in Yemen and 2,156 deaths. About 4,000 suspected cases are being reported daily, more than half of which are among children under 18. Children under five account for a quarter of all cases.
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Oct. 12, 2017) — Yemen’s cholera outbreak will reach more than a million cases by Christmas at current rates, including at least 600,000 children, Save the Children is warning.
The epidemic has already spread faster than any outbreak of cholera since modern records began – and is now the largest in recent history.
Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 883,546 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 30 September 2017.
Since January 2017, 100,034 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (over 73,000), Eritrea (over. 18,000) and Somalia (over 6,500).
Ethiopia is a pilot country for the CRRF and works closely with Government and partners to improve the lives of refugees and host communities.
Current Major Event
Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network in WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
The WHO's Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) has progressed towards establishing an Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network (EDPLN). The main purpose of the network is to enhance laboratory diagnostic capacity of Regional laboratories and to timely respond to health emergencies in the Region.
A quarter of the Yemen population is starving
By Selam Gebrekidan and Jonathan Saul
DJIBOUTI, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Late last year, the Kota Nazar, a Singaporean ship with 636 containers of steel, paper, medicine and other goods, set sail to Hodeida, the largest cargo port in war-torn Yemen.
Read more on Reuters.
HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH CLUSTER
• Health Cluster partners continue to provide health services to the people of Yemen, supporting 485 health facilities and mobile medical teams, paying incentives to health workers and supporting the local health authorities.
• A cumulative total of 615,037 suspected cholera cases and 2,050 associated deaths have been reported across the country between 27 April and 31 August. The case-fatality rate has dropped to 0.33%.
• Health Cluster partners are operational in 22 Governorates in Yemen.