Emergency Relief & Nutrition
Rakhine: Ongoing armed clashes between the Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) and Arakan Army, a Rakhine ethnic armed group, in Kyauktaw and Ponnagyun townships of central Rakhine State and in Buthidaung Township of northern Rakhine State caused over 3,000 new displacements in December. WFP collaborated with the government, other UN agencies and humanitarian actors in verifying the needs of the displaced people.
- 20,000+ refugees and IDPs received relief packages across South Sudan in December 2018.
- 19,000+ refugees relocated to Pamir and Ajoung Thok refugee camp in 2018.
- 400+ refugee newborns registered in December 2018 in Upper Nile.
Working with Partners in 2018
- UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Emanuel Fernandes was born a few weeks after his mother discovered she was HIV positive.
“I was so shocked, I cried a lot—I was not expecting it,” recalls Leila Rodrigues of the routine antenatal check-up test that had detected the virus.
Ms Rodrigues lives in Praia City, Cabo Verde and remembers the hospital staff jumping into action. Most critically, she was given a course of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to prevent the transmission of HIV to her baby.
During the month of December 2018, 3,637 persons from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi arrived in Uganda, with the majority from DRC. The humanitarian situation remains unpredictable in South Sudan and the DRC.
Refugees from South Sudan continue to report fleeing primarily out of fear of attack by fighters from either side of the conflict inside the country, while those from DRC report inter-ethnic clashes and fear of post-election violence.
DAKAR/GENÈVE, 16 janvier 2019—Lors d’une réunion de haut niveau à Dakar (Sénégal), l’ONUSIDA, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF) et l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) ont exhorté les pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre à en faire davantage pour mettre fin aux nouvelles infections à VIH parmi les enfants et les adolescents et à étendre la couverture du dépistage et du traitement du VIH.
DAKAR/GENEVA, 16 January 2019—At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage.
Lu Tawng was facing a crisis within a crisis. In 2011, at the age of 11, she fled from her home together with her parents and the war reached her village in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Kachin State. Seven years later she still lived with her parents in a camp for displaced people. But when she became unintentionally pregnant, she was made to marry a man she did not know, and who is more than twice her age.
Le Fonds mondial vise 14 milliards de dollars US en vue de la conférence de Lyon en octobre 2019 pour accélérer le mouvement contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme
November was marked by the attack and burning of two IDP sites by armed groups, Batangafo (Ouham, Northwest) on 31 October – 1 November, and Alindao (Basse Kotto) on 15 November, causing several deaths, over 40,000 re-displaced people, widespread material damage and heightened tensions.
Global Fund Announces US$14 Billion Target to Step Up the Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria Ahead of Lyon Conference in October 2019
YANGON, Myanmar – “If I had known about safe sex in my teens, my life would never have turned out this way,” 21-year-old Sithu* told UNFPA. He contracted HIV two years ago.
Sithu had always dreamed of working abroad to support his parents. He enrolled in university, and things looked promising – until he learned he was HIV positive.
“The first thing that came to my mind was to take my own life,” Sithu said. “I could not believe that this was happening to me. Why me?”
“My soul still aches”
Over 730,000 refugees fled Myanmar since August 2017 and are hosted in Bangladesh. Women and girls, as well as men and boys, have reported sexual violence in Myanmar. In Bangladesh, the challenging living conditions exposed them to other sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) risks, including scarce livelihood opportunities, violence by intimate partners, sexual exploitation, trafficking, and child/forced marriages.
111 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 21,300 cash-based transfers made US$3.5 m six months (December 2018-May 2019) net funding requirements, representing 27% of total
16,727 people assisted in November 2018
637,676 people assisted in November 2018
US$ 913,062 cash-based transfers made
4,282 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 22.67 m six months (December 2018 - May 2019) net funding requirements
Emergency Relief and Nutrition
• No Ebola case has been reported in Uganda despite the persistent influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and regular trade activities across the DRC/Uganda border. This is largely attributed to the intensive Ebola prevention and preparedness efforts by the Ministry of Health and partners, including UNICEF. Over 100,000 people, including 35,000 children, were reached with messages on signs, symptoms, prevention and control of Ebola by UNICEF and the Uganda Red Cross Society.
Preliminary results of the national nutrition survey show that 4% of under 5 children suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
UNICEF WASH programme supported the production of 380 subsidised SanPlat slabs for the construction of household latrines in the Lake region.
408 army officers trained on grave child rights violations in preparation for their deployment to support MINUSMA in Mali.
La population de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (AOC) est majoritairement jeune. Plus de 64 % de la population a moins de 24 ans. Les jeunes représentent une ressource incommensurable pour la région, mais leur potentiel ne sera réalisé qu’une fois que les bons investissements auront été faits dans leur éducation, leur santé, leurs compétences et leur autonomisation.
While Botswana has made excellent progress in achieving the UNAIDS 90–90–90 treatment targets, evidence shows it has experienced a 4% increase in new HIV infections from 2010 to 2017, from 13 000 to 14 000. This is against the backdrop of a massive 30% decrease in new HIV infections across the eastern and southern African region.
Kinshasa, le 14 décembre 2018 (caritasdev.cd) : La salle Bienheureuse Isidore Bakanja de la Caritas Congo Asbl abrite du 12 au 14 décembre 2018 les travaux de l’atelier des leaders religieux et prestataires des soins de santé contre la stigmatisation et la discrimination envers les personnes vivantes avec le VIH/Sida. Prenant la parole en premier lieu, le 1er Secrétaire Exécutif adjoint de la Caritas Congo Asbl a remercié ses hôtes en précisant l’objet de ces assises.