On-the-record update from the Norwegian Refugee Council on the situation in Hodeida, 14 June:
· Since the Saudi-led Coalition offensive on Hodeidah started yesterday, people in the governorate have reported heavy airstrikes along coastal areas and roads in districts south of Hodeidah city.
· No direct attacks have been reported within Hodeidah city itself, despite the overhead presence of fighter jets since yesterday morning.
13 June 2018 – Infectious disease outbreaks are a serious public health concern, posing a direct threat to families, especially children, in every home in Yemen. Emergency preparedness and response structures could mean the difference between life and death for many people. Through the quick mobilization of readily available teams, the number of people affected could be reduced and the spread of deadly diseases controlled.
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12 June 2018 – Bangui “The Central African Republic has made a good start in preparing for a possible Ebola outbreak,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), at the end of a short visit to the country. “But we must remain vigilant, and consolidate the work started.”
Preparations off to a good start
Pourquoi les enfants continueront de subir les effets dévastateurs du virus bien après la fin de l’épidémie
Par Leah Selim
08 juin 2018
Près de 500 000 enfants vivant à proximité du lieu où s’est déclarée la dernière épidémie de maladie à virus Ebola en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) sont exposés à un risque mortel d’infection et vivent dans la peur de perdre leurs parents et leurs proches. L’épidémie, la neuvième à frapper la RDC, est actuellement confinée à la province de l’Équateur, située dans le nord-ouest du pays.
FREETOWN, June 13 2018 - Sierra Leone has become the latest country to join the Global Quality of Care Network, which aims to ensure that every pregnant woman, newborn and child can receive quality healthcare, and to halve maternal and newborn deaths in targeted health facilities within five years.
Sierra Leone continues to experience high rates of child and maternal deaths, and strengthening quality alongside access to healthcare at all stages of the lifecycle, including adolescence, pregnancy, deliveries and the early childhood years, will be critical for saving lives.
Why the devastating effects on children will outlast the outbreak
by Leah Selim
Nearly 500,000 children living near the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) face the deadly risk of infection, as well as the fear of losing parents and loved ones. The outbreak, which is the ninth in the country’s history, is currently isolated to the northwestern Equateur Province.
Damaturu, 13 June 2018 - With more than 14 days since the last reported case of cholera, Yobe State Ministry of Health has declared that the outbreak is over on 12 June 2018. The cholera outbreak initially reported in Gashua town of Bade local government area (LGA) with subsequent spread to Karasuwa, Jakusko, Yusufari and Bursari LGAs, abated with a case fatality ratio of 3.7% in 404 cases.
“As we speak now, it has been more than 14 days without report of any suspected case of cholera in Yobe state,” the Commissioner for Health, Dr Mohammed Bello Kawuwa said.
Islamic Relief is gearing up its operations in Yemen to deal with the potential for a significant increase in suffering and displacement of people as a consequence of today’s devastating escalation in Hodeida. This could lead to millions of people facing starvation.
Lucien Ambunga, Catholic Priest and Pastor for the remote rural community of Itipo celebrated his first Sunday (June 10) mass since he returned to his parish on 8 June, after recovering from Ebola.
When he was diagnosed with Ebola last month, Father Ambunga was taken to the town of Bikoro where there is an Ebola treatment centre in the general hospital. He was given a clean bill of health late last month, but stayed on in Bikoro to recover further.
22.2M People in need 2M IDPs
89% of IDPs displaced for more than a year
956K IDP returnees
CRIs 1M recipients of CRIs since March 2015
279K refugees and asylum seekers
$198.7M requested in 2018
$108.6M received as of June 2018
June 13, 2018, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have signed an agreement to enhance capacity for mental health and psychosocial support in disaster management in the Caribbean.
Manaro Voui, the active volcano which forms the island of Ambae in Vanuatu, has been erupting since September last year, killing crops, polluting the air and water, and forcing people to flee their homes.
Recent eruptions have worsened, food crops and water sources are now severely contaminated. Heavy ashfall has destroyed homes and is thought to have caused a landslide that ripped through an entire village. Many areas of Ambae are now deemed uninhabitable for the near future.
Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA Nord-Kivu en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il est publié par OCHA et couvre la période du 04 au 11 juin 2018.
18 000 personnes à l’extrême nord de la province ont toujours accès difficile à l’assistance humanitaire
La Caritas va assister 33 000 ménages déplacés en sécurité alimentaire dans le Masisi
Aperçu de la situation