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23 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• Heavy rains are causing flash floods in the northern parts of Mozambique since 16 January 2018.

• Ten deaths reported and more than 73,200 people affected by heavy rainfall in Nampula province.

• Cost of immediate repairs for the affected infrastructure estimated at US$4.5 million.

Situation

23 Jan 2018 description

Despite a ceasefire over the New Year, which came into force on the 23 December, there has been an escalation in hostilities in Novoluhanske village* since 18 December, resulting in at least eight civilian injuries and damage to civilian infrastructure. Over 900 houses and apartments and two education facilities were damaged. An estimated 400 people left Novoluhanske for safe places in nearby locations. As of mid-January, approximately 155 people have reportedly returned, while many remain displaced as their houses were damaged.

23 Jan 2018 description

KEY FINDINGS

  • 13 out of a total of 52 villages were deserted (25%);

  • 31 out of 52 villages had water points (60%). In five villages these were non-functional;

  • 52 out of 166 assessed water points are non-functional (31%);

  • 1 out of 13 assessed health facilities was not operating;

  • In order to respond to future disease outbreaks, training was considered top priority, followed by support in increased public awareness, transport capacities and refrigeration;

23 Jan 2018 description

Nepalese peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan have conducted two medical camps, in Cueibet and Bunagok in the Greater Lakes area. In total, some 400 persons, suffering from a wide range of medical conditions, were treated.

As part of the peacekeeping mission’s civilian-military cooperation, licensed doctors belonging to the Nepalese Battalion nimbly yet robustly dealt with patients with headache, pneumonia, bacterial infections, abdominal pains, gynecological diseases, musculoskeletal pains, backache and other conditions.

23 Jan 2018 description

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

Ongoing violence in Central African Republic (CAR), particularly in the country’s north-west, has pushed forced displacement to the highest levels that UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has seen since the start of the crisis in 2013. Data as of the end of December shows that 688,700 people were displaced internally – 60 percent more than just a year ago.

23 Jan 2018 description

In a move aimed at complementing and supplementing the Ministry of Health and Child Care's efforts to step up essential emergency preparedness and response, WHO Zimbabwe handed over cholera and emergency reproductive health kits. The cholera and reproductive health kits are meant to support preparedness and response measures that the ministry is currently putting in place to restock districts and provinces at risk of possible outbreaks of diseases or need.

23 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Opening of Gaaluun bridge at Dawa river improves humanitarian access to Dawa zone.

  • As part of the national plan to rehabilitate internally displaced persons in Oromia and Somali regions, the Oromia region is settling some 86,000 IDPs in 12 towns across the region.

  • An ‘Alert’ released by Government and humanitarian partners estimated up to 7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in the first half of 2018, requiring some US$895 million

23 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

In 2018;

7 Countries

2,009 Cases

22 deaths

1.1% CFR

Highlights

More than 2,009 cholera / AWD cases and 22 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.1%) have been reported in 7 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania and Zambia.

22 Jan 2018 description
report UN News Service

22 de enero, 2018 — Diez crisis humanitarias en todo el mundo, entre ellas situaciones de desplazamiento forzoso que afectan a millones de hombres, mujeres y niños, no fueron denunciadas lo suficiente el año pasado, reveló un informe de la organización internacional de ayuda CARE, reportado por ACNUR este lunes.

22 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2017, UNICEF Eritrea supported the Government of the State of Eritrea (GoSE) to reach 364,616 children aged 6 to 59 months with Vitamin A supplementation, while 41,701 children with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) and 15,981 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were treated.

  • The Country Office (CO) supported the provision of supplementary food to 48,470 persons, including 3,908 pregnant women and 3,139 lactating mothers.

  • A total of 116,214 children were vaccinated for measles.

22 Jan 2018 description

Today, hundreds of school children in Gaza gathered with the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl, to launch the global fundraising campaign #DignityIsPriceless.

The campaign follows the dramatic reduction of funding announced by the United States last week. It aims to raise US$ 500 million.

22 Jan 2018 description

From 1 July 2017 through 14 January 2018, 35 confirmed human cases of yellow fever were reported in Brazil (Figure 1), including 20 deaths and 145 suspected cases who are under investigation. In recent weeks, the number of confirmed human cases of yellow fever has tripled in Brazil, mainly in the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais. Confirmed cases were notified in the states of São Paulo (20 cases, including 11 deaths), Rio de Janeiro (three cases, including one death), and Minas Gerais (11 cases, including seven deaths), and in the Federal District (one fatal case).