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15 Dec 2017 description

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  • Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Three quarters of the population lives on less than $2 per day, making Haiti extremely vulnerable to price spikes in the global food market as well as natural disasters.

  • Haiti remains susceptible to environmental shocks, such as Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 and Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, whose impacts continue to drive food insecurity across the country.

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report ALIMA

Dr. Mariama Issoufou, Study Leader in Burkina Faso and Dr. Susan Shepherd, Pediatrics Expert, work with the goal of improving pediatric and nutritional care in the medical programs supported by ALIMA. They discuss the major problems encountered daily in humanitarian situations in West African hospitals, and the the solutions that ALIMA is offering in response.

What are the most common challenges in West Africa for the treatment of pediatric cases in a humanitarian setting?

15 Dec 2017 description

14 December, 2017, Juba: South Sudan has been polio-free since June 2009. However, it is still considered at risk for polio outbreak due to insecurity, population movements, along with recent polio outbreaks in the neighbouring countries.

In order to sustain the polio free status, reaching every child with life-saving polio vaccines, and strengthening acute flaccid paralysis surveillance remain core interventions.

15 Dec 2017 description

Juba, 15 December 2017: the World Health Organization (WHO) is expanding on its partners’ engagement mechanisms to address critical barriers in reaching vulnerable persons including women and children with life-saving interventions in besieged and hard-to-reach areas, where access and restrictions on movement severely hinder the ability of populations to get health services.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Save the Children

Viernes 15 Diciembre 2017 Alexander Girón, coordinador de la institución educativa, nos cuenta sobre lo que nuestro proyecto ha logrado en el colegio en términos de salud y educación.

“En el primer aspecto, la ayuda de Save the Children se ha dirigido al fortalecimiento de las pruebas externas a través de formación a los estudiantes con talleres y simulacros con ellos.

15 Dec 2017 description

MINEDU y MINCUL, junto con el apoyo de UNESCO Perú y Grupo Sura clausuran Proyecto con festival educativo y artístico para más de 500 niños y niñas de Sechura, como parte de su Respuesta conjunta frente a las consecuencias del Fenómeno Niño Costero en Piura.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Se desarrollarán acciones de preparación y respuesta de los servicios de salud para proteger a la población

El Ministerio de Salud (Minsa) aprobó el documento técnico: “Plan de Contingencia frente a los efectos de las lluvias 2017 - 2018" con la finalidad de fortalecer la organización para el desarrollo de acciones de preparación y respuesta de los servicios de salud frente a los efectos de las precipitaciones que ocurran en el país.

15 Dec 2017 description

Abu Sadeq is one of 600,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar since 25 August. Disabled for the last few months, he describes life in Uchinprang camp, in Bangladesh.

15 Dec 2017 description

FREETOWN, December 15 2017 --- In 2017 a new programme was introduced in regional and district hospitals in Sierra Leone, to accelerate and strengthen emergency treatment for severely sick children. This initative, known as the Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment Programme (ETAT+), has already shown extremely promising results, including significant reductions in mortality.

15 Dec 2017 description

Polio this week as of 13 December 2017

  • New on polioeradication.org: Technical advisory groups met last week to review progress made to eradicate polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and advise on the way forward to further improve the quality of programme implementation during the low transmission season.

  • In Pakistan, the polio eradication programme and the routine immunization programme are working hand in hand to increase vaccination coverage in urban areas.

15 Dec 2017 description

Five years ago, while Xiemna, 33, was putting her son to bed, a grenade was thrown into her home in Colombia drastically changing her life within seconds. On that day, she lost both of her children and sustained serious injures. With support from HI, she has been given psychological support and has now set up her own homemade yogurt business. Xiemna and her husband, Armando tell their story:

15 Dec 2017 description
report The Global Fund

NAIROBI – The Global Fund and health partners in Kenya today signed six grant agreements to strengthen the response to HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. The grants aim to reach 1.3 million people with antiretroviral therapy by 2021, and drastically expand interventions to find more missing cases of TB, among other objectives.

15 Dec 2017 description

The Government of Austria through the Austrian Development Agency has contributed EUR 1 million to support interventions by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) under the 2017 Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory.

15 Dec 2017 description
  • Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 893,938 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 30 November 2017.

  • Since January 2017, 106,092 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (almost 74,400), Eritrea (over 22,700) and Somalia (over 6,600).

  • Ethiopia formally launched the CRRF, paving the way for the implementation of the nine pledges it made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September 2016 in New York.

15 Dec 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Nearly four months into the Rohingya refugee crisis, UNHCR is increasingly worried about the deterioration of the overall protection environment in which refugees are living. In this environment, refugees face a multitude of protection risks.

15 Dec 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR is bracing for further displacement and a spike in humanitarian needs as hostilities intensify in frontline areas on Yemen’s west coast. This follows the recent fighting in the capital, Sana’a, and neighbouring governorates.

15 Dec 2017 description

(N’Djamena, 14 décembre 2017): La présentation des résultats de l’enquête nationale de nutrition 2017 indique une augmentation de la prévalence de la malnutrition aiguë dans certaines régions du pays. Selon le Ministère de la Santé Publique, malgré les efforts en cours par le Gouvernement et ses partenaires, la prévalence de la malnutrition aigüe est à la hausse, et la situation risque de se dégrader davantage en 2018 sans une prise de conscience de la magnitude du problème par l’ensemble des acteurs concernés.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

In Lesbos Camp, Neglect Threatens Women’s, Girls’ Safety, Health

(Athens) – Greek authorities are failing to provide adequate protection for women and girls living in government-run, European Union-sponsored facilities for asylum seekers on the island of Lesbos, Human Rights Watch said today.

15 Dec 2017 description

Juba, 14 December 2017: Cholera in South Sudan remains an important public health problem which has affected 21 571 people and resulted in 462 deaths since the onset of the outbreak on 18 June 2016. This has been the longest and largest outbreak in magnitude and geographical extent, its impact exacerbated by the protracted crisis, insecurity, displacements and declining access to safe drinking water and sanitation.