Total number of consultations and reporting rate: There is a increase in total consultation from 2112 consultation in epiweek 14 to 2600 consultation in epiweek 15, with reporting rates 100% from 11 sentinel sites in epiweek 15.
The following syndrome has been flagged:
• Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Tonga
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT IS SEVERELY RESTRICTED: IDPs are currently not permitted to move to Aleppo city or to return to Afrin district. Some 2,000 IDPs were stuck for nine days at the crossing point between Burj Elqas and Kimar when trying to return to Afrin district.
LACK OF ACCESS: The UN currently do not have access to Afrin district, and whilst some local partners are present in the district, they sometimes face movement restrictions at checkpoints.
OVERCROWDING: Despite departures from the sites, most IDP sites remain overcrowded, with nearly twice as many IDPs in the facilities as their intended capacity permits.
SLOWING DOWN OF EXIT RATES FROM THE SITES: The rate of IDPs leaving the sites has slowed down significantly. In addition, the requirements for people to leave are unevenly applied at different sites with mostly women, children and the elderly able to leave.
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 - The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank today signed a $23 million Additional Financing agreement to help reduce the stunting rates among children under age 5 in 13 of Rwanda’s highest-stunting districts.
This report is produced by the OCHA Syria Crisis offices with the contribution of all sectors in the hubs and at the Whole of Syria (WoS) level. The situation overview covers the period from 15 March – 15 April 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 10 May 2018.
The humanitarian impact of the Syria crisis remains deep and far-reaching, with the population exposed to significant protection risks. As per the 2018 HNO some 13.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, of whom 5.6 million are in acute need due to a convergence of vulnerabilities resulting from exposure to hostilities, limited access to basic goods and services as well as mass displacement, often affecting people multiples times. These new mass displacements are in addition to protracted displacement as well as deteriorating coping mechanisms and resilience in Syria.
En respuesta al terremoto ocurrido en la costa de Ecuador, la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM), desde Mayo del 2016 ha implementado en el país la Matriz de Seguimiento de Desplazados (DTM por sus siglas en inglés). La DTM Ecuador recoge información sobre la ubicación, números, necesidades y vulnerabilidades de la población desplazada como resultado del terremoto.
It was August 2014 and Lieutenant (Dr) Boie Jalloh was in the second week of his medical internship at the 34th Military Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The capital city had just recorded its first cases of Ebola and despite his inexperience, the 30-year old doctor was instructed to work in the hospital’s makeshift Ebola treatment unit.
APERCU HUMANITAIRE du 09 au 15 avril 2018
Préfecture de l’Ouham / sous-préfecture de Batangafo / Village Gbazara
Following the third mass demonstration by Palestinians on the Gaza side of the perimeter fence with Israel, which took place on the 13th April 2018, 3 Palestinians were killed and 1,201 were injured by Israeli forces, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
PERÚ, FEN Costero
A inicios del 2017, el Perú presentó intensas lluvias en varias regiones del país. Las zonas más afectadas fueron principalmente las de la costa norte, especialmente los Departamentos de Piura, Lambayeque y La Libertad. Para agosto de ese año el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (INDECI) reportó 285,955 personas damnificadas. En relación con el daño de las viviendas se reportaron 66,093 viviendas destruidas e inhabitables.
In post-conflict Iraq, mental healthcare is scarce. So women turn to their hairdressers.
Hairdressers, barbers, cosmetologists, and manicurists have always served as confidantes for their customers. They are the keepers of untold secrets. But in post-war Mosul, a city freed from the grip of so-called Islamic State in January 2017 and still struggling to recover, the hair salon is more important than ever.
Read more on IRIN.
137,070 people remain displaced from Afrin district to other locations in Aleppo governorate and Al-Hassakeh
396,000+ non-food items distributed to internally displaced people
31,350 ready-to-eat rations and canned food rations provided to IDPs
$73m in funding required by the UN and partners in Syria to assist those affected by the Afrin crisis
WINDHOEK, Namibia—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, UNICEF and WHO are assisting the Namibian government in the fight against an outbreak of Hepatitis E on the outskirts of the national capital, Windhoek.
More than 800 people are suspected of having contracted Hepatitis, while five people have died from the disease. The outbreak was first reported in October 2017. Of the five who have died, three were women in the post-partum period.