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12 Oct 2018 description

Faits saillant

  • Près de 30 000 personnes retournées de Nyunzu peinent à reconstruire leur vie
  • La zone de santé de Kilwa fait face à une flambée de rougeole, depuis le mois de septembre, alors que le choléra réapparait à Kapolowe

Aperçu de la situation

12 Oct 2018 description

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Haiti on 6 October, and was followed by a magnitude 5.2 aftershock on 7 October and a magnitude 4.2 aftershock on 8 October. The departments affected by seismic activity were Artibonite, North and North-West. So far, 17 people have died and at least 421 have been injured. The earthquakes destroyed 353 houses and damaged 7,430. An estimated 31,132 people were affected, although needs assessments are still being completed.

12 Oct 2018 description

12 October 2018, Harare – The UN Resident Coordinator Mr Bishow Parajuli and the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Hon July Moyo today signed USD 3 million allocation from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in response to the Cholera outbreak.

The CERF which will be implemented by UNICEF, WHO and WFP was also signed by Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoya, UNICEF Representative; Dr. Alex Gasasira, WHO Representative; and Mr. Eddie Rowe, WFP Representative.

12 Oct 2018 description

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Maritime Task Force (MTF) participated in a search and rescue operation at sea after receiving reports on Wednesday 10 October of a missing boat off the coast of Lebanon.

UNIFIL was informed that a small boat, allegedly heading towards Cyprus, was missing. UNIFIL tasked its Maritime Force to locate the missing vessel. On 11 October at 1130 hrs, UNIFIL’s flagship, BRS Liberal, found a small white boat northwest of Beirut in the area of responsibility of Rescue Coordinator Center Beirut.

12 Oct 2018 description
report CBM

13 October is designated as International Day for Disaster Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. Every year the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Day recognises progress and encourages further efforts to build disaster resilient communities and nations.

12 Oct 2018 description

La evaluación de Seguridad Alimentaria se desarrolló del 14 de agosto al 15 de septiembre del 2018, en 8.631hogares de 612 centros poblados en 26 municipios de 8 departamentos del corredor seco; teniendo por objetivo principal determinar las pérdidas agrícolas, la situación de Seguridad Alimentaria y la capacidad de respuesta de las instituciones de gobierno ante las necesidades de los hogares dedicados a actividades agrícolas afectados por la falta de lluvias.

12 Oct 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Localized conflict and insecurity between communities in Ethiopia’s Gedeo Zone (Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region – SNNPR) and West Guji Zone (Oromia Region) led to the rapid displacement of nearly 960,000 people between April and July 2018.

12 Oct 2018 description

New York, NY (October 11, 2018) – On October 6, 2018, at approximately 8:11 p.m, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck 19 kilometers northwest of Port-de-Paix, Haiti, killing 17 and injuring hundreds of people. Port-au-Paix is 135 miles, was the hardest hit.

Our team based in Port-de-Paix was able to respond immediately, joining the front line of the disaster to provide emergency relief to victims with health services, medicine at Hospital Beraca. We were also able to bring much needed medical equipment and supplies to support the efforts of local staff.

12 Oct 2018 description

KEY INDICATORS

2,505 Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

28% of registered refugees and migrants were minors

102 Applications for asylum

2 Persons granted refugee status

5 Persons granted subsidiary protection

12 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

KINSHASA/DAKAR/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 12 October 2018 – One month after the beginning of the school year, 80 per cent of school-aged children have returned to school in Beni and Mabalako health zones, the two epicentres of the current Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). More than half of these children are girls.

12 Oct 2018 description

Highlights

• Following the earthquake, tsunami, and resulting liquefaction and landslides in Central Sulawesi, 2,073 people are known to have died, 10,679 people have been injured, and 680 people are still missing, as of 11 October (BNPB.)

• The Government-led humanitarian response continues to scale up, and access into affected areas has improved. The UN, NGOs and Red Cross are supporting efforts In line with Government priorities.

12 Oct 2018 description

Highlights

More than three years after the signing of the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Accord, Mali is still facing major security and political challenges to implement it.

12 Oct 2018 description

Kinshasa – On 01 August, the tenth Ebola outbreak in 40 years was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). IOM, the UN Migration Agency, immediately joined the Government-led response to the outbreak in DRC and began assessing and accelerating support in neighbouring countries.

12 Oct 2018 description

Maiduguri – IOM, the UN Migration Agency marked this year’s World Mental Health Day, by collaborating with the Government of Nigeria and humanitarian partners to facilitate community engagement and sensitization activities across nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Northeast Nigeria.

12 Oct 2018 description

Contents

541 Progress towards eliminating onchocerciasis in the WHO Region of the Americas: advances in mapping the Yanomami focus area

544 Guidance for evaluating progress towards elimination of measles and rubella

Sommaire

541 Progrès vers l’élimination de l’onchocercose dans la Région OMS des Amériques: progrès dans la cartographie de la zone du foyer Yanomami

544 Orientations pour évaluer les progrès réalisés en vue de l’élimination de la rougeole et de la rubéole

12 Oct 2018 description

Beirut, October 12 – Four international aid agencies working in Syria’s north-west region of Idlib have warned of dire consequences for millions of civilians if the Russia-Turkey deal, due to be implemented by October 15, doesn’t result in a sustained reduction of violence in this overcrowded province.

12 Oct 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Catherine Stubberfield – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.