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15 Nov 2018 description

New measures to overcome obstacles in responding to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are having a positive impact. The Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners continue to be confident that, despite challenges, the outbreak can be contained.

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On 12 November, UNHCR evacuated 262 individuals (139 men, 42 women and 81 children) to its Emergency Transit Mechanism in Niger, in the largest evacuation so far this year. The group included individuals held in detention facilities in and around Tripoli (Zintan, Tajoura, Trik Al Sikka, Al Sabaa, Abu-Salim, Qaser Ben Ghasher) and individuals who were living in the urban community. With this departure, UNHCR has evacuated 2,344 individuals out of Libya (1,937 to Niger, 312 to Italy and 95 to Romania).

15 Nov 2018 description
report Save the Children

While child marriage has been on the decline recent decades, there is a growing concern for its increased prevalence in crisis situations during conflict and natural disasters. The more typical underlying factors such as gender inequality and social norms, in combination with new factors such as protection risks and poverty, are leaving girls vulnerable in these settings.

15 Nov 2018 description

(Geneva, 15 November 2018): As temperatures drop to well below zero in eastern Ukraine, millions of people urgently need humanitarian support as a result of an on-going active conflict, which increasingly is forgotten and seems to have fallen off the international radar, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine, Ms. Osnat Lubrani, said today in Geneva.

15 Nov 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The third quarter of 2018 saw an intensification of armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, with the highest number of security incidents reported so far in 2018, despite the two back-to-back ceasefire agreements in June and August. Although the ceasefires did not hold, they still contributed to a 66 per cent decrease of conflict-related civilian casualties, compared to the second quarter of 2018.

15 Nov 2018 description

14 November 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 19 new suspected cases of cholera, with one death, for epidemiological week 44 (29 October to 4 November) of 2018. Of these new cases, 68% (13) are females while 58% (11) are children below five years of age. The cumulative total of cases is 6539, including 44 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%), since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017 along the Shabelle River.

15 Nov 2018 description

Work begins to develop a roadmap to attain universal health coverage in Somalia

15 Nov 2018 description

Doha, 15 November 2018 - Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has signed an agreement with World Health Organization (WHO)'s Regional Office for Africa worth 3 million USD, on the sidelines of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH).

15 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

For nearly three months, Equateur province confronted an Ebola epidemic that resulted in 54 victims amongst whom there were 33 deaths and 21 who survived. To combat this epidemic, the Government had declared free healthcare in all affected areas. The epidemic greatly slowed activity in the province, depriving many people of income. Under no circumstances should a financial barrier constitute an obstacle to accessing healthcare, and so free healthcare appeared to be a very good thing.

15 Nov 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Disease Outbreaks; Lives at Risk

(Washington, D.C.) – Venezuela is facing a devastating health crisis whose extent its government continues to deny, Human Rights Watch said in a report published today.

15 Nov 2018 description

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 931,892 families or 3,816,989 persons were affected in 6,504 barangays, 491 cities/municipalities, and 31 provinces in Regions NCR, I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

15 Nov 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

At around 6:00 AM on 20 September 2018, a massive landslide affected an estimated 80.12-hectare area in Sitio Sindulan, Brgy. Tinaan in Naga City, Cebu. Disaster managers said the rains may have contributed in softening the ground soil causing the sloped land to collapse. However, some residents have also pointed on the ongoing quarrying operations in the area.

Source: DSWD Field Office VII

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

15 Nov 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

At around 6:00 AM on 20 September 2018, a massive landslide affected an estimated 80.12-hectare area in Sitio Sindulan, Brgy. Tinaan in Naga City, Cebu. Disaster managers said the rains may have contributed in softening the ground soil causing the sloped land to collapse. However, some residents have also pointed on the ongoing quarrying operations in the area.

Source: DSWD Field Office VII

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

15 Nov 2018 description

HOW TO CUT A LONG STORY SHORT

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This is the 16th report produced by the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

15 Nov 2018 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 November 2018) — As the Asian Development Bank (ADB) considers a $400 million emergency relief package to assist in the rebuilding and rehabilitation of Marawi City in southern Philippines, ADB Vice-President Mr. Stephen Groff visited the city and discussed with provincial and city leaders and displaced residents how ADB can help improve the lives of people affected by the armed conflict that ended in October 2017.

14 Nov 2018 description

Doha - Sultan Ahmed Al-Aseeri, Manager of Country Programs at Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) and Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, signed the Standard Administrative Arrangement for the contribution of US$ 1,500,000 to the UN Haiti Cholera Response MPTF. QFFD is now the second largest contributor to the Fund, following the Government of the Republic of Korea.

14 Nov 2018 description

Fighting between two armed groups in Batangafo, in the north of the Central African Republic, in late October drove more than 10,000 people to seek shelter in Batangafo hospital. More than 5,000 people still remain in the hospital, living in extremely precarious conditions. Many lost everything in the fires that ravaged their homes during the fighting. Despite a relative lull, the situation remains extremely tense.