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13 Dec 2017 description

Este informe fue elaborado por OCHA con apoyo de UMAIC y con información de la Secretaría de Gobierno del Cauca, organizaciones del Equipo Local de Coordinación (ELC) del Cauca y la Unidad para la Atención y Reparación Integral a las Víctimas (UARIV).

Flash Update No. 1: Desplazamiento masivo y restricciones a la movilidad en el municipio de Suárez (Cauca)

13 Dec 2017 description

Islamabad, 7 Dec 2017 –The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) acknowledged the strong visible national and provincial leadership of the polio eradication programme in Pakistan.

13 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Initiative to support countries' vaccine supply through bridge financing receives financial boost from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

COPENHAGEN, 13 December 2017 – UNICEF announced today that funding for its Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII), a mechanism to help countries secure a sustainable supply of life-saving vaccines, has more than doubled in the past year, increasing from $15 million to $35 million.

13 Dec 2017 description
report Caritas

Kenge, le 12 décembre 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : A l’ occasion de la Journée Mondiale de la toilette, les fidèles de la paroisse de Mwense Anuarite à Kenge, dans la Province de Kwango en RDC, ont été sensibilisés sur l’importance de l'utilisation de la toilette hygiénique. Dans un entretien accordé à caritasdev.cd mercredi 29 novembre 2017, la Sœur Delphine Nkufi, Chargée de projet à la Caritas Kenge, a parlé de cette activité, visant l’amélioration de l’assainissement et du bien-être de la population.

13 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Samoa

Outbreak overview

Samoa has confirmed a Dengue fever serotype2 outbreak that was detected in the month of October 2017. A bunch of blood samples were confirmed at the ESR Lab in New Zealand. From what we have, a cumulative total of 1,522 clinical and confirmed cases with 339 hospital admissions were recorded as of December 3rd. There have been 4 dengue related deaths recorded.

13 Dec 2017 description

Over 1,000 people died of the disease in the country last year

By Tom Allard and Karen Lema

MANILA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunise one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

13 Dec 2017 description

By Heba Kanso

BEIRUT, Dec 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Yemen teeters on the brink of famine, with soaring food prices and fuel shortages, humanitarians called on Tuesday for the easing of a Saudi blockade to allow in life-saving supplies.

Although the military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen's civil war has eased its month-long blockade of ports, 8.4 million Yemenis are a step away from famine, the United Nations (U.N.) said on Monday.

13 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

posté le 12 DÉCEMBRE 2017 par YVES WILLEMOT

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE – Les besoins des familles déplacées et rapatriées au Kasaï restent énormes après près de deux ans de conflit et de crise

13 Dec 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/11992

ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE PLÉNIÈRE
SOIXANTE-DOUZIÈME SESSION, 72E SÉANCE – MATIN

Au cours du débat sur la santé mondiale et la politique étrangère, ce matin, l’Assemblée générale a adopté deux résolutions par consensus, l’une invitant à célébrer chaque 12 décembre la « Journée internationale de la couverture sanitaire universelle » et l’autre encourageant à s’occuper de la santé des plus vulnérables pour une société inclusive et à consacrer une réunion de haut niveau à cette question, en 2019, à New York.

13 Dec 2017 description

Concerns for hundreds of unaccompanied children sleeping rough in Greece this winter

NGOs launch roadmap for handover of refugee response to Greek Government

More than 2,000 unaccompanied children are on the waiting list for safe shelters in Greece, according to a new report by 12 organisations. The chronic shortage of accommodation for children is just one of the gaps in services that is worsening as the Greek Government prepares to take full control of the refugee response.

13 Dec 2017 description

Introduction

A number of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 have targets that relate to health.

12 Dec 2017 description

Current major event

First EMARIS Conference and Fourth Meeting in Jordan

12 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • KSA-led Coalition-imposed port closures interrupt commercial and humanitarian imports, resulting in food and fuel shortages, sharp price increases

  • Many areas of Yemen likely to experience Famine levels of acute food insecurity within three to four months

  • 2018 Yemen HNO identifies 22.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Dec 2017 description

Tehran, Dec 12, IRNA - The number of the people injured in the 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the southeastern province of Kerman has climbed to 29, a health official announced.

Head of Kerman province's medical emergency center Mohammad Saberi said that most of those injured sustained their injuries when people were rushing to leave their houses.

He said that most of the injured were discharged after treatment, but 12 have remained hospitalized.

12 Dec 2017 description
  • Con apoyo de la Parroquia de Simojovel, se conformaron grupos de trabajo para agilizar ayuda humanitaria para familias afectadas de Chalchihuitán y Chenalhó: Gómez Aranda

  • Además de fortalecer la presencia de brigadistas, médicos y enfermeras en la región, se duplicará el número de policías para garantizar la tranquilidad de las familias

12 Dec 2017 description

San Andrés y Providencia, 10 de diciembre de 2017 (@UNGRD). La Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres-UNGRD desde la Sala de Crisis Nacional se encuentra atenta y realizando seguimiento y monitoreo constante a la situación que se presenta en San Andrés y Providencia debido a las fuertes lluvias, vientos y aumento de oleaje producto de un frente frío del norte, lo que ha ocasionado caída de árboles sobre la vía pública y afectación (caída de tejas) en algunas viviendas.

12 Dec 2017 description

Today, the United States is announcing nearly $130 million in emergency food assistance to Yemen. This brings total U.S. humanitarian assistance to the people of Yemen to nearly $768 million since October 2016.

The United States remains gravely concerned about the worsening humanitarian situation in Yemen, where protracted conflict has led to the world's largest food security emergency and the world's worst cholera outbreak. More than 17 million people are at risk of severe hunger or starvation.

12 Dec 2017 description

En siete municipios nariñenses, 870 familias víctimas del conflicto se benefician con proyectos productivos y apoyo psicosocial por parte de la Unidad para las Víctimas.

PASTO

La Dirección Territorial Nariño, de la Unidad para las Víctimas, celebró tres convenios interadministrativos con siete municipio del departamento encaminados a desarrollar proyectos productivos, seguridad alimentaria y acompañamiento psicosocial que beneficia a 870 familias de distintos municipios del sur del país.

12 Dec 2017 description

Recommendations for further interventions in Pakistan and Afghanistan as progress towards polio eradication is put under the microscope.

12 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 12 December 2017

The Commission adopted a new €10.9 million health programme which will support Libyan people to get better access to healthcare.

The EU-funded action will directly benefit the Libyan population and improve their access to healthcare. Measures will include assistance to maternal and new-born health, trainings for future nurse and midwifery and the establishment of a national prevention strategy at primary health care level countrywide.