The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 14 Jan 2018 is 1,035,676 suspected cholera cases and 2,244 associated deaths, (CFR 0.22%), 1100 have been confirmed by culture.
-The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 7 Jan 2018 is 1,029,717 suspected cholera cases and 2,241 associated deaths, (CFR 0.22%), 1094 have been confirmed by culture.
59.3 % of death were severe cases at admission - The total proportion of severe cases among the suspected cases is 16.8% - The national attack rate is 373 per 10,000. The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates per 10,000 remain Amran (877), Al Mahwit (832), Al Dhale’e (644), Hajjah (504) and Sana’a (498).
Damascus, 17 January 2018
The escalating violence caused by fighting has had a devastating impact on all civilians throughout Syria. Whether in Idleb, east Ghouta in Rural Damascus, Hama, Damascus, Aleppo, Hassakeh, Deir EzZour, Raqqah or Daraa, the recent violence has resulted in the deaths and injuries of hundreds of civilians, including women and children.
UN Security Council Resolution 2165/2191/2258/2332
Resolution 2332 [formerly 2258 (2015), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014)] authorizes UN agencies and their partners to use routes across conflict lines and the border crossings at Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, Al Yarubiyah and Al-Ramtha, to deliver humanitarian assistance to the people in need in Syria. The Government of Syria is notified in advance of each shipment and a UN Monitoring Mechanism oversees and confirms the humanitarian nature of consignments. The first UN shipment from Turkey started on 24 July 2014.
3 million children born into war in Yemen
SANA’A, 16 January 2018 – More than 3 million children were born in Yemen since the escalation in violence in March 2015 according to a UNICEF report. Born into War details how children in Yemen have been scarred by years of violence, displacement, disease, poverty, undernutrition and a lack of access to basic services including water, health care and education.
January 16th, 2018 ― Doha: In response to Typhoon Vinta, which hit Mindanao, southern Philippines, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has issued a humanitarian appeal to raise $ 2 million (QR 7.3 million) for a 12-month relief programme. The plan is estimated to benefit as many as 13,380 families (or 66,900 people).
A team of QRCS's mission in the Philippines visited the displaced shelter centers and host communities to examine living standards there and evaluate the urgent needs. Some 20-liter water jerry cans were also distributed.
In this issue
- Non Syrian refugees
- Non Syrian refugees
Voices from Jordan
Youth recreational activity
Women protection empowerment
16 days of Activism
Universal Children’s Day
Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Libya on 10 January to discuss with Libyan leaders the implementation of the United Nations Action Plan for the country and ways to bolster international support for Libya. Today we look, along with our colleagues in the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), at what the Plan entails and how the UN, led on the ground by Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salamé, has been working with Libyans to bring it to life.
UN Action Plan for Libya
Almost seven years into the Syria conflict, I have this week seen first-hand the colossal toll that the brutal and sustained hostilities have taken.
Estimates suggest that hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, countless more are missing or detained, and five million have fled to other countries. Gross Domestic Product is less than half what it was before the war, and replacing destroyed infrastructure and housing will cost hundreds of billions of dollars. Almost 70 per cent of people now live in extreme poverty.
January 11th, 2018 ― Doha: On Friday 5 January 2018, a health care managed by Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Idlib was subject to an airstrike that caused a severe damage to the building. The facility has become inoperative, which will negatively affect hundreds of patients who visit it for treatment.
Amman, Jordan 10 January 2018 – The UN has resumed aid delivery to an estimated 50,000 Syrians (10,000 families) who remain stranded at Rukban, near Jordan’s north-eastern border with Syria.
In September, the UN in Damascus submitted a request to the Syrian Government to obtain access to people in need at the Berm. While this request is still being reviewed by the Syrian authorities, the UN sought the agreement from the Jordanian Government to urgently access the population at Rukban.
About 1,500 people returned to their home villages in Dafag, ending 10 years of asylum in CAR - UNHCR
As of 31 December 2017, the HRP funding level stood at 45.4 per cent of the US$804 million budgeted.
MSF-Spain to phase out of Sortony, North Darfur, due to the improved health situation in the area.
Plan International WASH interventions in two IDP camps in North Darfur to end in February 2018.
UK contributes over £71.5 million towards aid operations in Sudan.
January 9th, 2018 ― Doha: Under the strategic partnership between Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) to support the health sector in Iraq, QRCS's mission in Al-Anbar Governorate has launched a field hospital to offer emergency health care for patients and victims of the ongoing clashes across the country.
January 9th, 2018 ― Doha: A medical delegation from Qatar has completed a two-week visit to Gaza, during which they performed 24 cochlear implants for Palestinian children with congenital hearing loss.
The delegation comprised doctors from Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).
-The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 31 December 2017 is 1,019,044 suspected cholera cases and 2,237 associated deaths, (CFR 0.22%), 1094 have been confirmed by culture.
59.3 % of death were severe cases at admission - The total proportion of severe cases among the suspected cases is 16.9% - The national attack rate is 370 per 10,000. The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates per 10,000 remain Amran (870), Al Mahwit (824), Al Dhale’e (644), Hajjah (498) and Abyan (494).
Cholera Situation Update:
The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases reported since 27th April 2017, reached 1,005,207 as of 24 December 2017, with 2,229 associated deaths reported across the country, the overall case fatality rate is 0.22%.