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21 Oct 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Sudanese Minister of Health, Bahar Idris Abugarda, announced Sudan to be clear of the acute watery diarrhoea epidemic. His ministry completed all arrangements to declare Sudan free of the disease.

Abugarda said on Wednesday, during a visit to North Darfur, that North Darfur has not seen any cases of diarrhoeal disease “for a month”. A wave of the epidemic, by the Sudanese government referred to as acute watery diarrhoea instead of cholera, has hit parts of the country since late last year.

21 Oct 2017 description

18 OCTOBRE 2017 | VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES - Des tests effectués le mardi 17 octobre par un laboratoire partenaire de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé à Paris sur des échantillons provenant de cas suspects de peste pulmonaire aux Seychelles ont donné des résultats négatifs.

21 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

Sora Halake

A malaria outbreak has killed at least four people at a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya, according to local residents and health officials.

Hundreds of people have come down with the infectious disease at the Kalobeyei refugee complex in Kenya's Turkana County.

"Already four to six people have died due to malaria," Galama Guyo, a health care professional at Kalobeyei, told VOA's Horn of Africa service. "Weekly, we report more than 200 malaria cases, especially people with low body resistance [immunity]."

20 Oct 2017 description

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**Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, our humanitarian colleagues tell us they’re concerned by the intensified fighting between the Taliban and Daesh‑affiliated Islamic State‑Khorasan (IS‑K) in Khogyani district, in eastern Nangarhar province, which have triggered new displacements.

According to local sources, there are more than 2,000 newly displaced people, adding to the 5,000 people that were displaced by the fighting that started five days ago.

20 Oct 2017 description

El Titular del Ejecutivo Federal agradeció la asistencia humanitaria que dicha organización otorgó a las personas afectadas por los sismos del 7 y 19 de septiembre.

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • El Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia reitera la importancia de colocar a la niñez en el centro de la recuperación y destinar el presupuesto necesario para garantizar que sus derechos a educación, salud y a estar bien, se cumplan.

  • No debemos olvidar que todavía hay muchos niños y niñas con necesidad de ayuda psico emocional y espacios seguros porque han perdido sus casas y escuelas.

20 Oct 2017 description

De acuerdo a los protocolos vigentes finalizó la fase de Atención a la Emergencia en los departamentos afectados por los eventos meteorológicos ocurridos en la madrugada del 19 de octubre durante la vigencia de la advertencia naranja emitida por INUMET, y está iniciando la fase de Recuperación. El operativo retorno se desarrolló sin inconvenientes en Cerro Largo y en Rivera y ya regresó el 80 % de las 114 personas desplazadas. Aún permanecen 23 personas evacuadas en Tacuarembó (15 mayores y 8 menores).

20 Oct 2017 description

Yenagoa, 20 October 2017-World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the Bayelsa state to scale-up response and rapidly contain further spread as well as debunk rumours linking the Monkeypox outbreak to immunization activities.

Since the report of the index case in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state on 22 September 2017, 22 additional suspected cases have been reported. Results of samples taken to WHO Regional Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal, confirmed Monkeypox from three (3) of the suspected cases while 46 contacts are being followed-up at present.

20 Oct 2017 description

Bogotá, 20 de octubre de 2017. La Cruz Roja Colombiana en el marco de la operación Emergencia Mocoa viene realizando diversas actividades para garantizar la recuperación de las familias afectadas por la avalancha del paso mes de abril, en las líneas de medios de vida y apoyo psicosocial. Con lo cual se ha brindado apoyo a 455 familias damnificadas aportando transferencias de efectivo por un valor de $800.000 para cada familia con el fin de restablecer sus necesidades más urgentes (arriendo, alimentación, compra de enseres, ropa, etc.).

20 Oct 2017 description

by Jessy Hampton | Oct 20, 2017

With half a million Rohingya refugees having fled Myanmar for nearby Bangladesh, Medical Teams International is rushing to prevent the spread of deadly diseases at the cramped makeshift camps. A 20-person team of doctors, nurses, and support staff is on the ground, improving the health of thousands in the midst of what's become the worst refugee crisis in the world.

20 Oct 2017 description

A year ago, on October 17th 2016, the armed forces launched a military offensive to retake the city of Mosul, in Iraq. More than one million civilians were displaced by the fighting, which lasted nine months, and over 18,000 people were injured. Below is an update on one of the region’s biggest humanitarian crises.

20 Oct 2017 description

More than 500,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since the end of August from neighboring Myanmar. Handicap International is stepping up its humanitarian aid effort in response to this crisis, which is unprecedented in the region. Since August 25, the organization has already supplied humanitarian assistance to 15,000 people. Nearly 700 people have already been given rehabilitation care, 4,000 have received emergency psychological support, and we have recorded nearly 6,000 extremely vulnerable individuals.

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20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – “My sister was killed after gang rape in front of me, and they threw hot water on my body,” Fatima*, 30, told a case worker at a UNFPA-supported women-friendly space in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border since 25 August, escaping brutal violence amid the escalating crisis in Myanmar’s Rahkine State.

They’ve joined the 300,000 Rohingya refugees who had already fled into Bangladesh, compounding one of the fastest-growing humanitarian crises in recent times.

20 Oct 2017 description

International Medical Corps Providing Care for Families Fleeing Kirkuk and Other Disputed Areas in Iraq

20 Oct 2017 description

The offensive on Raqqa, in northern Syria, which started in June 2017, ended on 17 October when the Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF), supported by the international coalition, took control of the city that had been cleared of fighters from Islamic State (IS) group. The end of the battle to control Raqqa however, doesn’t mean that the war in this part of Syria is over, or that people are no longer suffering.

How did people flee from Raqqa?

20 Oct 2017 description

20 October 2017, Juba – As a strategy to strengthen the country’s capacity to prevent, detect, confirm, and rapidly respond to public health risks and save lives, South Sudan conducted a Joint External Evaluation (JEE) for International Health Regulations (2005) from 16-20 October, 2017 at Juba Landmark Hotel. This is in-line with the IHR monitoring and evaluation framework. South Sudan is the 26th country to conduct the JEE process in the WHO Africa Region.

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Women

In Niger, the Diffa Region bordering Nigeria is home to more than 300,000 refugees who have been driven from their homes by massacres, abduction and rape by Boko Haram militants. Women and children are 70 per cent of displaced persons, and have experienced widespread sexual violence. Women refugees and survivors also lack means to an income. UN Women and UNHCR are working in partnership with local organizations to ensure that the humanitarian response addresses these specific needs and risks of survivors.

20 Oct 2017 description

Du vendredi 20 octobre 2017 au vendredi 20 octobre 2017

20 Oct 2017 description

MSF supports more than 70 medical structures – from hospitals to small health posts – located across Syria, including in Aleppo, Idlib, Homs, and Dara’a governorates.

Northern Syria

Raqqa governorate