Uganda is currently hosting the highest number of refugees in the country’s history, and is receiving simultaneous emergency influxes from South Sudan, DRC and Burundi.
The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda has exceeded one million, and the daily arrival rate remains high. Arrivals from DRC have risen since Late December 2017.
Chronic underfunding of the refugee response is threatening humanitarian organisations’ ability to continue delivering lifesaving and critical assistance*.
• Over 600,000 refugee children are now enrolled in formal education across Turkey (94% of target); of these, more than 356,600 refugee children have benefitted from a UNICEF-supported conditional cash transfer for education payment (110% of target).
• More than 109,000 refugees and migrants have accessed UNICEFsupported protection spaces across the country (73% of target), and over 34,000 children are participating in structured psychosocial support programmes (43% of target).
• The Government and partners have taken several measures to enhance response coordination and to boost response capacity at site level. Two Emergency Operation Centres (EOCs) were established in Dilla Town and in Bule Hora Town.
• The response is currently being rapidly scaled-up with diverted resources from life-saving responses to drought, flood and conflict-displacements elsewhere in the country and new resources allocated.
A total of 9,756 individuals in 2,125 families have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise as of 18 July. All individuals above the age of 12 have received an ID card and all households received a family certificate, which will be use for the provision of protection and assistance in Bangladesh. The exercise aims at consolidating a unified database for identity management, documentation, provision of protection and assistance, population statistics and ultimately solutions.
• 62,927 children were immunized against measles by the Ministry of Health (MoH), with support from UNICEF.
• UNICEF supported the Government of the State of Eritrea (GoSE) to reach 18,914 acutely malnourished children under 5, treating 4,518 for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 14,396 for moderate acute malnutrition (MAM).
• Training on Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) counselling was provided to more than 235 health workers and 620 community volunteers.
• In March 2018, approximately 2.55 million people were food insecure1 , down from 3.4 million as from August 2017. The record-high March to May rains resulted in significant improvement of food security and nutrition status in the second quarter of 2018. Massive flooding across 40 out of 47 counties, affected 800,000 people and displaced 291,171 (approximately 47% children) and 186 killed by mid-May 2018
• A total of 114,543 acutely malnourished children were admitted for treatment from 1 January to 31 May 2018 with UNICEF support.
706,364 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar*
919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar*
1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar
WHO relocated its fourth field hospital from Haj Ali to the Medical City Complex in Al-Shifaa sector in western Mosul. The hospital was previously run by WHO’s implementing partner ASPEN medical in collaboration with DoH Ninewa and DARY Human Organization.
More than 107 217 children under 5 years of age were vaccinated against polio in eight high risk and newly accessible districts of Hawija 1, Hawija 2, Qaim, Ana and Rawa, Ba’aj, Talafar, Sinjar and Hatran in three Governorates of Kirkuk, Anbar and Ninewa.
HIGHLIGHTS (JUNE 2018) OF ADAMAWA STATE HEALTH SECTOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
Emergency Manager’s visit to Adamawa State to support the cholera outbreak response
110 Community Health Champions; WHO collaboration with the school of Health Technology Mubi for Risk Communication
Ongoing Cholera outbreak in Mubi North and Mubi South LGA of Adamawa State
Updates on the Operational Health Sector Working Group meeting (OHSWG) and MOFCOM Meeting in Mubi North LGA
Epidemiological updates of diseases
• Between January and June 2018, 50,800 refugees and migrants, including some 11,200 children, arrived in Europe through the Mediterranean. While Italy has recorded an 85 per cent decrease in sea arrivals in 2018 compared to the same period last year, Greece and Spain have seen a spike of 50 and 90 per cent respectively.
• By 12 July, the death toll after the Fuego volcano erupted on 3 June has reached 113 people, 319 remain missing.
• An estimate 3,587 people are currently living in official shelters, including approximately 1,400 children.
• Around 16,000 children and adolescents who were out of school for over a month since the volcano eruption, are now back in schools as education activities resumed on 9 July.
• As of 11 July, 2018, no new confirmed or probable cases of Ebola were reported in the affected health zones, i.e. the number of reported cases remained 38 confirmed and 15 probable cases.
• While the overall response to the Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province continues, the follow up of the last contact after 21 days were completed on 27 June, 2018, while field level surveillance continues.