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21 Feb 2018 description

The end year dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends aecting people in need. The Basic Assistance Sector in Lebanon is working to:

OUTCOME 1) Ensure that Severely economically vulnerable populations have improved access to essential goods and services of their choice in a safe, dignified, and empowered manner while decreasing socio-economic vulnerability;

21 Feb 2018 description

Benin, 20 February 2018 - As the Lassa fever outbreak continues in Edo, one of the three most affected states (others are Ondo and Ebonyi) in 2018; the Commissioner for Health Dr David Osifo, has applauded World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to contain the outbreak.

21 Feb 2018 description

Cuito - The non-governmental organisation "People in Need" launched in February a project to improve the food security of the vulnerable communities in central Bie province.

The fact was announced Tuesday by manager of NGO's Health Programme, Elena Catalan.

Speaking to Angop, Elena Catalan spoke of the perspectives of the actions to be developed, through the said project.

The manager stressed that the programme, aimed essentially at ensuring the nutritional levels of the populations, will cover rural areas.

21 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

More than 100,000 malaria cases went untreated when Liberia's health care system buckled under the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, according to a new study.

The research, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, shows how the toll of the Ebola outbreak goes beyond the 11,000 killed in West Africa by the virus itself. Basic health care took a major hit as well.

21 Feb 2018 description

This month 600 people arrived by land and 1,600 by sea.
Reduced sea arrivals combined with the ongoing transfers of the Government and UNHCR to the mainland helped reduce the number of refugees and migrants on the islands to 11,270 people thus allowing conditions in the overcrowded reception centres to slightly improve. However, more needs to be done as protection risks remain high particularly for women and children. In the mainland and Crete, UNHCR provides 22,000 places in rented housing through municipalities and NGOs.

21 Feb 2018 description

BANGUI/GENEVA (21 February 2018) – From 6 to 16 February, the Independent Expert on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic, Marie-Thérèse Keita Bocoum, concluded an official visit to assess the impact of the African Union’s peace initiative on human rights.

“This process should include the prospect of a sincere dialogue between the government, armed groups and civil and political actors, including women, and local and religious leaders, throughout the entire territory,” said the independent expert.

21 Feb 2018 description

Reception conditions slightly improved as, since December, the population on the islands decreased by 12 per cent, sea arrivals dropped by 30 per cent and transfers continued.

The Government, with the support of UNHCR, transferred to accommodation facilities on the mainland over 2,100 vulnerable asylum-seekers, and 237 unaccompanied children.

Women and children continued to be at heightened risk of sexual and gender-based violence, while security remained inadequate at the reception centres.

21 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

ABSTRACT

This brief provides a comprehensive summary of the main impacts and related policy implications generated by Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Programme between 2013 and 2015, including positive impacts on poverty, income multipliers, food security, productivity, education and health.

THE SOCIAL CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMME

21 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Between 17th and 20th February, 961 new refugee arrivals entered Uganda from the Democratic of the Congo (DRC), bringing the total number of new arrivals since 1st January 2018 to 42,784. 0f them, 27,349 people fled inter-ethnic violence in DRC's Ituri region and entered Uganda across Lake Albert using fishing boats and canoes. Another 15,435 refugees arrived from North Kivu through Uganda's southwestern borders with the DRC, mainly in Kisoro, Kanungu and Ntoroko districts.

21 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 5,796 cholera / AWD cases and 74 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.3%) have been reported in 9 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

21 Feb 2018 description

The UK aid response to global health threats

While health has been a major focus of UK aid for many years, the response to and lessons from the Ebola crisis stimulated a rapid scaling up of activity and spending to address global health threats.

21 Feb 2018 description

Pretoria, South Africa, 20 February 2018 - Health experts from over 15 countries have begun a two-day meeting in Pretoria, South Africa to agree on a range of evidence-based actions aimed at improving communications on routine childhood vaccinations in the African Region.

21 Feb 2018 description

PROMPT TESTING FOR LASSA FEVER TO IMPROVE OUTBREAK OUTCOMES

In Epi-week 6, the Lassa fever outbreak continued with a total of 615 suspected cases reported across 17 states. Of this, 193 have been confirmed positive to the Lassa fever virus. 43 deaths were recorded in confirmed cases giving a case fatality rate (CFR) of 23.9%.

21 Feb 2018 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Chronological of Events and Eruption Notifications from 13 January to 19 February 2018 (TAB A)

B. Current Situation

21 February 2018

21 Feb 2018 description

Suva, 21 February 2018 – The European Commission has mobilised its emergency assistance tools following significant damage caused by tropical cyclone Gita in the South Pacific, in particular the islands of Tonga.

21 Feb 2018 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Chronological of Events and Eruption Notifications from 13 January to 19 February 2018 (TAB A)

B. Current Situation

20 February 2018