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22 Sep 2017 description

WASHINGTON / NEW YORK, 21 September, 2017 – The Region of the Americas has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a disease that used to be responsible for the deaths of more than 10,000 newborns every year in the Americas.

22 Sep 2017 description
report JoongAng Daily

Humanitarian support is separate, gov’t says, though allies disagree

The South Korean government will give North Korea $8 million worth of aid through two international organizations under the UN, as President Moon Jae-in continues to distinguish between humanitarian assistance and political and military affairs in his dealings with the Kim Jong-un regime.

22 Sep 2017 description

In response to the catastrophic earthquake that hit central Mexico on 19 September, AMDA has sent a nurse/coordinator to Mexico City. After arriving in the capital on 22 September, the nurse is schedule to meet up with the staff from Tenrikyo’s local office. Earlier this month, Tenrikyo’s Mexico branch had just finished working with AMDA on the disaster relief for the quake that devastated the country’s southwest.

22 Sep 2017 description

Ali Akbar

A two-year-old girl in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has been diagnosed with the polio virus, the province's health department told DawnNews on Thursday.

The girl, who belongs to the Lakki Marwat district, had been vaccinated against polio this year. However, her family decided to have her examined after they realised that one of her legs hurt.

Health officials say that though she has contracted virus, she will be able to walk normally thanks to her prior vaccination.

22 Sep 2017 description

Summary: Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 5 hurricane packing winds more than 185 miles per hour, impacted several eastern Caribbean countries sweeping over Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Direct Relief

Now that the Hurricane Maria has passed, the island’s residents are being confronted with incredible damage and devastation as they look to begin to rebuild their lives and care for the more than 10,000 people in shelters – both local residents and those evacuated from surrounding islands in the wake of to Hurricane Irma.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Loreto: Declaran en Emergencia Sanitaria por 90 días los distritos de Parinari, Urarinas y Nauta

El Ministerio de Salud (MINSA) declaró en Estado de Emergencia Sanitaria por 90 días calendario los distritos de Parinari, Urarinas y Nauta, de la provincia y departamento de Loreto, a fin de fortalecer las actividades preventivas en salud debido a que estas comunidades son las más vulnerables para diversas enfermedades como la malaria, infecciones respiratorias agudas y enfermedades diarreicas agudas

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

21 September 2017 – Nearly seven months after the United Nations issued an urgent call for action to counter the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, north-east Nigeria and Yemen, global efforts have kept that crisis at bay but millions of people still suffer and many are dying at this very moment, Secretary-General António Guterres warned today.

21 Sep 2017 description

Santo Domingo.- El Ministerio de Salud reunió este miércoles su Comité de Operaciones de Emergencias en Salud (COES) en sala de situaciones y dispuso las últimas instrucciones sobre prevención y preparación de respuesta en materia de salud derivadas de la situación pre-huracán y los posibles efectos por el paso del cicló por el territorio Nacional.

21 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID Administrator Mark Green announces nearly $54 million in additional FY 2017 funding to support relief operations for Nigerian people in conflict-affected areas

  • Cholera transmission continues in Borno, with health actors recording more than 3,100 suspected and confirmed cases, including 53 related deaths

  • Numerous violent attacks targeting civilians in the Lake Chad Basin result in additional casualties and displacement in September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Risk of Famine-level food insecurity likely to persist through December among vulnerable populations in Somalia

• UN requests $106 million in additional humanitarian funding to benefit 1.9 million people in Kenya • USG provides an additional $69.2 million to support the humanitarian response for Somalia

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Sep 2017 description

Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

21 September 2017 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, Jovenel Moise, President of Haiti, expressed deep commitment to the environmental targets in the global goals on sustainable development and said his island nation is seeking to build its resilience against the natural disasters and extreme weather events that consistently beleaguer its people and other countries in the Caribbean.

21 Sep 2017 description

Today, the United States announced more than $575 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to nearly $2.5 billion for these four crises since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In preparation for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year, UNICEF and partners finalized plans for the Back to School campaign, conducting outreach and awareness-raising campaigns, procuring 300,000 school kits and establishing 68 early childhood education classrooms.

  • UNICEF expanded implementation of the child protection component of the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) Programme to nine provinces, reaching over 3,700 children since June 2017.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Humanity Road

Situation Overview

On September 19, 2017 at 2:14 ET, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred approximately 5 km ENE of Raboso, Mexico. The earthquake occurred 51 km deep. Communities most impacted by the event (estimated population of the Puebla Region is 1,590,256) include Raboso, Izúcar de Matamoros, Atencingo, Atlixco, and Puebla. The USGS estimates 100 - 1,000 casualties are likely to have occurred and predicts there could be up to $10 billion in damages. source

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

UNICEF and partners continue their efforts to support the recovery of victims in this second phase of the response.

21 Sep 2017 description

1. Points saillants

  • Début le 11 septembre 2017 dans le village d’Amdjoudoul (ZR d’Amdjoudoul-DS d’Amtiman). Soit aujourd’hui J8

  • Après 2 jours d’accalmie les 16 et 17 septembre 2017, nous enregistrons 1 nouveau cas ce jour

  • Prélèvements envoyés au laboratoire le 15/09/17, attente des résultats.

  • Une équipe de coordination a été mise sur place avec l’appui des partenaires, OMS,
    UNICEF, MSF

21 Sep 2017 description

Situation overview:

Military operations to retake Hawiga and east Shirqat from under control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) began on 21 September. Security forces retook several villages in quick succession, displacing remaining residents. It is not yet clear whether operations will be limited to the east Shirqat area only, or if it will continue into Hawiga district.

Expected humanitarian impact:

21 Sep 2017 description

1. Bref résumé

  • L’épidémie a débuté le 14 aout 2017 dans le village de maréna (DS Koukou)

  • La dernière mission d’appui de l’OMS est arrivée le 15/09/2017 à Goz Beida

  • Diagnostics confirmés par le laboratoire : 6 Echantillons ont été testés au laboratoire national et révèle la présence du Vibrio cholerare serotype Ogawa O1

  • Une équipe de coordination est mise sur place avec l’appui des partenaires, OMS, UNICEF, MSF