The H6 Partnership builds on the progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and contributes to the collaboration required to support countries as they move forward to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It focuses on 75 high burden countries where more than 85 per cent of all maternal and child deaths occur, including the 49 lowest income countries.
SUSPECTED CHOLERA CASES NEAR 50, SIX DEAD
Forty-nine suspected cholera cases and six deaths have been reported in North and Central regions of Cameroon, according to the Health Ministry. The cases were first reported in May in North region. The authorities and humanitarian actors are working to curb the spread of the infection.
Epidemiological surveillance, treatment and preventive measures are underway. Seventyfive community health workers are to be trained and a multi-sector response is being organised.
PRÈS DE 50 CAS SUSPECTS DE CHOLÉRA, SIX MORTS
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia
Humanitarian crisis in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Hepatitis E outbreak in Namibia
Cholera outbreak in Cameroon
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
Rift Valley fever in Uganda
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria.
For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.
Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services and core relief items.
Le système de santé publique de la Côte d’Ivoire est plus avancé que celui de beaucoup de ses voisins, mais une série de crises et de conflits qui ont eu lieu entre 2000 et 2012 l’ont fragilisé et ont creusé les inégalités entre les villes et le milieu rural. Toutefois, les progrès s’expliquent dans une large mesure par les efforts ciblés déployés conjointement par les autorités publiques et les partenaires nationaux et internationaux, parmi lesquels le Fonds mondial.
Côte d’Ivoire has a more developed public health system than many of its neighbors, but a series of crises and conflicts between 2000 and 2012 weakened health systems and intensified the inequalities between urban and rural areas. However, progress has been made, largely due to a concentrated effort involving the government and national and international partners, including the Global Fund. The Millennium Development Goals of halting and reversing the spread of HIV and malaria have been met, and the country has recently achieved universal coverage of mosquito nets.
While there is room for disagreement about migration policy, the humanitarian imperative means that we must never needlessly sacrifice the survival and dignity of any vulnerable people, including migrants.
Description of the disaster
On the night of 18 to 19 June 2018, stormy rainfall of unprecedented intensity fell on the Côte d’Ivoire capital, Abidjan and many other cities. Following this heavy downpour, several neighbourhoods in Abidjan and in country towns including Tiassalé, Toulepleu, Sanpedro registered significant material and human damage caused by ensuing floods and accompanying landslides in some high-risk areas. These landslides occurred in mainly illegal settlements and Government is taking steps to relocate residents.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
- Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Rift Valley fever in Kenya
- Cholera in Angola
- Cholera in Tanzania
Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
CERF announces new findings in latest Results Report
Claudia Hargarten June 26, 2018
A new Results Report takes stock of how a US$439 million humanitarian investment from more than 50 donors delivered life-saving assistance to over 22 million people facing the consequences of natural disasters and conflict around the world.
LE GOUVERNEMENT LANCE UN PLAN DE SECOURS POUR LES RÉGIONS À L'OUEST DU PAYS
GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES RELIEF PLAN FOR WESTERN REGIONS
On 18 May, the Government launched an 18-month emergency humanitarian assistance plan for the conflict-hit North-West and SouthWest regions. The US$22.6 million plan is to provide lifesaving assistance and implement early recovery activities focusing on socioeconomic reintegration, promotion of social cohesion and rehabilitation of damaged infrastructure. Around 160,000 people have been displaced by violence in the regions and more than 20,000 have fled to neighbouring Nigeria.
Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 56,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In May alone, 321 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.
As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
- 179,400 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
- 372,022 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - March 2018)
- 52,739 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in the State of Libya
- 15,316 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018
- 603 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018
- 1,275 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018 (including for evacuations)
- 1,609 vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers evacuated since November 2017