• Scaled-up response urgently required to more than 250,000 IDPs in Western Ethiopia
• Durable Solutions as nexus opportunity in Somali region: Lessons from SDC
• New law grants nearly a million refugees to exercise more rights in Ethiopia
• Nearly 36 million children in Ethiopia are poor and lack access to basic social services: report
• Humanitarian funding update
Humanitarian Coordianator calls for a scale-up response to displacement crisis in Western Ethiopia
OVER 9,000 FLEE FRESH NIGERIA ATTACKS
More than 9,000 people have fled to Cameroon’s Far North region after an armed raid on 14 January on Rann town in neighbouring Nigeria. The refugees have settled in a village and urgently need food, water, shelter, utensils and medical assistance. Humanitarian organizations are already providing food, water, tents and hygiene kits and advocating with the local authorities to uphold refugees’ right to asylum.
21 January 2019, Cairo, Egypt ‒ The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean is holding an intercountry consultative meeting for nutrition focal points from 22 to 24 January 2019, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, UNICEF and the World Food Programme. Participants, including representatives from Member States and a range of stakeholders, will address the issue of malnutrition in the Region.
40 health care workers from 20 private health-care facilities were trained on EVD case detection, isolation, and referral and reporting in Jubek State.
The distribution of EVD case definition posters and fliers to the States will start this week.
Nineteen screening points are operational. About 1,054,723 people entering South Sudan have been screened. The Ministry of Health (MoH) conducts the screening with support from WHO, IOM, SCI, WVISS and CAUMM.
As the conflict in Ukraine drags on, those living along the frontline in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions endure both the perils of life under shelling, as well as the ensuing hardships fortified with each attack.
Migrants and refugees at higher risk of developing ill health than host populations, reveals first-ever WHO report on the health of displaced people in Europe
Copenhagen, Geneva, 21 January 2019
21 January, 2019, Damascus, Syria – The Government of Kuwait has contributed more than US$ 3.8 million to WHO’s emergency and humanitarian operations in Syria. WHO will use the contribution to procure essential medicines and medical equipment for hospitals and health facilities throughout the country, focusing on facilities that provide treatment to children suffering from cancer.
Thanks to the support of the Douentza Circle Council in central Mali and the Essonne Departmental Council (EDDN Network), ACTED Mali has treated more than 142 malnourished or severely acutely malnourished children.
Welding, a high-risk period in Douentza
Around 68.5 million people worldwide are currently displaced, with 25.4 million of these crossing international boundaries in search of protection. Migrants and refugees are likely to have good general health, but they can be at risk of falling sick in transition or whilst staying in receiving countries due to poor living conditions or adjustments in their lifestyle.
- 14,017 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 30 November 2018
- 24,775 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 31 December 2018
- 83,454 IDP individuals (13,909 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018
Working with Partners
21 January 2019, Gaza - The World Health Organization is concerned over the potential impact the evolving fuel crisis in Gaza might have on the lives and health of patients whose treatment requires uninterrupted power supply if no immediate solution to address the aggravating shortages is found.
The functionality of Gaza’s 14 public hospitals is increasingly jeopardized by electricity shortages and the rapidly declining UN coordinated fuel reserves required to run emergency generators during prolonged electricity cuts from the main grid.
On 19 January, Mount Agung erupted, spewing lava approximately one kilometre from the crater. The volcano is at level III alert, with a no-go zone established in a radius of four kilometres from the crater. No damage has so far been reported.
The Gaza Strip faces an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, impacting the livelihoods and access to essential services by its two million residents. This crisis has been driven by over 11 years of an Israeli blockade and an unsolved internal Palestinian divide, exacerbated since March 2018 by the massive increase in Palestinian casualties in the context of demonstrations taking place near Israel’s perimeter fence, as well as limited escalations in hostilities.
Inform the overall humanitarian reponse to IDPs affected by the flooding in December in Idleb and Aleppo governorates, by providing a multi-sectoral rapid overview of the humanitarian needs for persons living in camps and sites in opposition-held areas.
953 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 29,341 cash-based transfers made
US$ 0 m six months (February-July 2019) net funding requirements
417,451 people assisted in December 2018
293 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 2.65 m cash based transfers made US$ 31 m six months (February-July 2019) net funding requirements
353,180 people assisted in December 2018
US$ 22.5 m cash-based transfers made
US$ 58.0 m six months (February - July 2019) net funding requirements
715,937 people assisted in December 2018