This is the first IOM Regional Data Report on Asia and the Pacific. This statistical product highlights the complex migration trends that characterize this region of the world. The report is predominantly based on IOM primary data collection activities and covers the whole 2017 and the first six months of 2018.
Amid freezing temperatures and lack of medical care, at least eight children died in Rukban and seven after fleeing Hajin. 13 of them were under one-year-old.
Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and 35 partners are today jointly appealing for US$296 million to provide desperately needed aid in 2019 to some 345,000 Burundian refugees in neighbouring countries.
Burundi is one of the most neglected refugee situations globally. And measurably so: in 2018 it was among the world’s least-funded.
By Ruth Levine and Joseph Asunka
Ruth Levine is the Program Director of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Global Development and Population program; Joseph Asunka is a Program Officer who manages grants that support fiscal transparency and accountability in developing countries.
The first draft of the Joint Response Plan GRP) was presented by the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) and Sector coordinators to the Strategic Executive Group (SEG) and the Government of Bangladesh.
The construction of a Shelter/NFI Distribution Point in Camp 20 extension has been completed and is ready for the launch of Shelter's Phase III programme.
New Health Facilities in Camp 15 and Camp 18 provide essential health services to refugees and host communities.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) helps patients in Ukraine navigate the difficulties of treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis
Six years after the launch of an emergency intervention in Bassikounou, southeastern Mauritania, to respond to the needs of refugees fleeing conflict in Mali, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has handed over our activities to the international non-governmental organisation ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action).
The humanitarian context in northeast Nigeria
Nine years of conflict between the military and non-state armed groups have taken a heavy toll on the population, with serious humanitarian consequences. Thousands of people have been killed; others have been deprived of access to medical care and died of easily treatable disease such as malnutrition and malaria.
In the context of the on-going outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces of the DRC that was declared on 1st August 2018, Uganda, South Sudan and Rwanda as priority one countries based on proximity, insecurity and high population across the border, the Rwandan Ministry of Health, supported by partners has developed, and is implementing an EVD preparedness and contingency plan. The objective: strengthen preparedness capacities for the prevention, earlier detection, response and containment of a potential case of EVD in Rwanda.
On Friday, December 7, 2018, the Palau Ministry of Health alerted the public of an outbreak of dengue fever following the first ever laboratory confirmation of two cases with dengue serotype-3. This poses a significant concern for public health as the whole population is potentially vulnerable to infection. The first two confirmed cases of dengue-3 were encountered at the Belau National Hospital on October 28 and November 11.
Tropical Depression “USMAN” entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 25 December 2018. It has made landfall in the vicinity of Borongan, Eastern Samar and has weakened into a Low Pressure Area (LPA) on 29 December 2018.
I. Status of Affected Families / Persons
A total of 220,326 families or 925,636 persons were affected in 1,271 barangays, 136 cities/municipalities, and 14 provinces in Regions V, VIII, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA (see Table 1; Annex A for details).
A. Affected Population (TAB A)
A total of 220,553 families / 926,585 persons were affected in 1,301 barangays in Regions CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, and VIII.
Of which, 661 families / 2,712 persons are being served inside 33 ECs and 1,269 families / 5,410 persons outside ECs.
Sources: OCD Ro Vand DSWD DROMIC Report No. 19 re TD USMAN as of 13 January 2019, 4PM.
B. CASUALTIES (TAB B)
10 January 2019 – WHO has been providing support to Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination and health departments in the Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces to strengthen routine immunization in underserved areas and ensure equitable access to vaccines for children from these areas.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
- A través de actividades lúdicas en el parque Medalla Milagrosa Servicio fue monitoreado por el ministro de Educación, Daniel Alfaro
Para atender a las niñas, niños y adolescentes afectados por el gran aniego registrado en el distrito de San Juan de Lurigancho, el Ministerio de Educación (Minedu) desplegó varios equipos de especialistas que brindan acompañamiento socioemocional en el parque Medalla Milagrosa.
Critical services continued throughout the election period, including in the areas of health and nutrition.
Education Sector completed data collection for a basic literacy and numeracy metric that will help group students in appropriate learning levels under the Learning Competency Framework and Approach (LCFA).