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20 Oct 2017 description

DATOS CLAVES:

  • 158,554 Viviendas dañadas

  • 466 Granjas avícolas dañadas

  • 4 Acueductos interrumpidos

  • 980 Centros de salud dañados

  • 2,264 Centros de educación dañados

1.- A un mes del paso del Huracán Irma, el más fuerte formado en el océano Atlántico, continúan las necesidades humanitarias en 11 de las 15 provincias del país. Las condiciones básicas y los medios de vida de millones de personas han sido severamente afectados.

20 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict displaces nearly 270,000 Afghans from January–September 2017

• Deteriorating security conditions hinder access to displaced populations in hard-to-reach areas

• Armed groups target health care workers and facilities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

To date, UNICEF has provided humanitarian assistance in the areas of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Protection, Nutrition, Health and Education to 179,789 children and their families in the most affected districts of Piura.

• UNICEF, Action Against Hunger, Plan International and COOPI have reached 24,000 people through the installation of 174 latrines and handwashing stations, the distribution of 2,453 safe drinking water kits and ceramic filters, and 6,708 hygiene and vector control kits.

20 Oct 2017 description

WHO Health Emergencies programme in the African Region: Compendium of short reports on selected outbreaks

It is our sincere pleasure to share with you a compendium of short reports on selected outbreaks in the WHO African Region. This compendium covers the following outbreaks:

  • Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,

  • Meningococcal septicaemia in Liberia,

  • Cholera in Malawi,

  • Meningitis in Nigeria,

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Namibia,

20 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoP program assists more than 262,600 displaced households to return to FATA

  • Seasonal monsoon rains and flooding in August result in more than 160 deaths countrywide

  • USAID provides nearly $9.4 million in additional multi-sector humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Oct 2017 description

Situation Overview

Civilians continue to be impacted by conflict, insecurity, political instability and collapsing economy. An estimated 1.3 million people require humanitarian assistance. There are periodic escalations of armed conflict, which increase the humanitarian needs.

Although IS no longer holds significant territory in Libya, the humanitarian situation, economic conditions, and governance vacuum pose a continued risk of resurgence.

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Over 588,500 Syrian children were enrolled in temporary education centres (TECs) and Turkish public schools across the country as of end September, representing a 23% increase compared to September 2016.

  • More than 64,500 refugee children received a conditional cash transfer for education (CCTE) payment in September, bringing the total number of children benefitting from the CCTE to over 136,500.

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

I. A MONTH IN REVIEW WHAT HAS HAPPENED?

On 7 and 19 September, 2017 Mexico was struck by two earthquakes of 8.2 and 7.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, respectively. The five main affected states were: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Mexico City, Puebla and Morelos. An estimated 7 million children live in these 5 states.

20 Oct 2017 description
report United Nations

This report is produced by the United Nations in collaboration with humanitarian partners in Dominica. It covers the period from 15 to 19 October 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 26 October 2017.

Highlights

  • Due to heavy rains on 16-17 October, the Government postponed the first phase of school reopening originally scheduled for 16 October. Eleven secondary schools opened on 18 October and 20 primary schools are scheduled to open on 23 October.

20 Oct 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

A plague outbreak in Madagascar has raised concern in neighbouring countries. As of 12 October, a total of 684 cases (suspected, probable and confirmed) including 57 deaths (CFR 8.3%) have been reported from 35 out of 114 districts. Of these 474 were clinically classified as pneumonic plague.

The Madagascar Ministry of Health (MoH) reported caseload on 16 October was 805 (confirmed and suspected) with 74 deaths.

20 Oct 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The crisis in Nigeria’s north-east is one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, out of whom 6.9 million are targeted for assistance. Now in its ninth year, the crisis shows no sign of abating.

20 Oct 2017 description

OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW

The humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria remains severe due to ongoing conflict and violence against civilians, as well as continued internal displacement and the unpredictable return of refugees from neighbouring countries. Various disease outbreaks continue to affect displaced people and host communities and food insecurity and malnutrition levels remain life-threatening in many areas.

20 Oct 2017 description

Highlights
- As of 15 October, the cumulative number of suspected and confirmed cholera cases is 4,936 and 61 deaths, with a Case Fatality Rate 1.2%. Out of the 144 samples taken, 119 (83%) were RDT positive and 107 (74%) were culture positive.
- The first preliminary analysis of impact of the age-target emergency Seasonal Malaria Chemo prevention (SMC) in Borno state so far carried out between week 28 and 38 of 2017 confirmed malaria in U5s decrease by 6.7% in the intervention LGAs, while a seasonal increase of 92.2% in the non-intervention LGAs.

20 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • Significant damage to homes as a result of Hurricane Irma have been reported in areas of Ciego de Ávila Province. In Chambas, 47.4% of homes were damaged; in Bolivia, 38.4%; in Moron, 29.3%; and in Júcaro, more than 50%.

  • People remain in temporarily shelters in Sancti Spíritus, Villa Clara, and Ciego de Ávila Provinces.

  • Insured agricultural entities and producers who suffered losses due to the Hurricane Irma will be compensated by the National Insurance Company.

20 Oct 2017 description

Resumen

  • En localidades de la Provincia de Ciego de Ávila se reportan severos daños a las viviendas como consecuencia del Huracán Irma. En Chambas, el 47,4% del fondo habitacional fue dañado, en Bolivia, 38,4%; Morón, 29,3% y Júcaro, más del 50%.

  • Hay personas, sin número preciso, que permanecen albergadas en las Provincias de Sancti Spíritus, Villa Clara y Ciego de Ávila.

  • Entidades y productores agropecuarios asegurados que sufrieron pérdidas por el paso del Huracán Irma serán indemnizados por empresa de seguros.

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

  • 39,000 affected children in need of assistance in Hurricane Irma and Maria-affected countries

  • 19,800 affected children in Dominica

  • 2,900 people in shelters in Dominica

  • 1070 children from Dominica and Barbuda estimated to be integrated in schools in Antigua

Highlights

19 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Simultaneous attacks in the two villages of Far North region displaced some 2,000 people in Mayo Tsanaga department. While the precarious security situation has not allowed an inter-agency assessment to take place, a rapid assessment by an NGO identified the priority needs as Shelter and WASH.

19 Oct 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 856,387 Swiss francs (increased from 655,512 Swiss Francs) to enable the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 11,264 people for 13 months (increased from 10 months) with a focus on health; livelihoods, nutrition, food security; shelter (including household needs), disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building.