More than 17,479 cholera / AWD cases and 268 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.5%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zambia accounts for 23.4% of the total case load reported this year followed by Kenya at 22.5%.
Key issues in the past week:
• Fighting in Baghlan and Ghazni provinces temporarily displaced more than 20,000 people.
• Flash floods in seven provinces affected more than 16,000 people.
• 13,000 people affected by the drought, flash floods or an earthquake received assistance.
• Health facilities in two districts of Uruzgan have been closed for two weeks due to active conflict.
27,000 New IDPs reported in the past week
42,000 People assisted in the past week
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KONJIC, Bosnia, May 18 (Reuters) - A convoy of buses transporting 270 migrants from Bosnia's capital to a refugee centre in the south of the country was stopped and turned back by police in a Bosnian Croat-dominated canton on Friday, officials said.
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• Between 7 - 14 May, the ISCG reports that 10 landslides and 18 wind-storm related incidents occurred in the camps, affecting 1,560 households and 7,144 individuals. 37 UNICEF-supported learning centres were damaged after a few hours of rain and light gust of winds but quickly repaired.
• In April, UNICEF signed key partnerships with the central and local authoritiesto provide refugee children with protection services, ensure the rights of children in contact with the law, and expand targeted socioeconomic, educational and psycho-social services for child workers.
In the face of the ethnic cleansing, some argue genocide, of the Rohingya by the Burmese authorities—and with a return to attacks against ethnic groups in the North East of Burma—it is time for the DFID once again to review its engagement with Burma.
Fifth Special Report
On 20 March 2018, the International Development Committee published its Third Report of Session 2017-19, on Bangladesh and Burma: the Rohingya crisis - monsoon preparedness in Cox’s Bazar. The response from the Government was received on 14 May 2018. The response is appended below.
Appendix: Government Response
USG provides more than $94 million in additional support to crisis-affected populations in Burma, Bangladesh
USAID Administrator conducts official visit to Burma, Bangladesh to observe ongoing relief efforts
Relief actors conduct preparedness activities ahead of cyclone, monsoon seasons in Burma, Bangladesh
• Despite ongoing conflict, humanitarian access to parts of Al-Wazi’iyah and Mawza districts in Taizz Governorate has improved, including from Aden and Al-Turbah City.
• Hundreds of families have fled military operations in Altuhayat District, Al Hudaydah Governorate, with an estimated 705 arriving in Zabid and Al-Garrahi districts.
• Heavy rains affected several governorates in the southern coastal areas as Cyclone Sagar passed the Gulf of Aden, but minimal damage was reported.
Using her crutches, Tamam moves quietly and measures her steps to reach SAMS makeshift clinics inside a settlement in the Bekaa Valley, where SAMS medical mission volunteers are providing treatment and medications for some of the many Syrian refugees residing in the area.
Tamam, 63, fled to Lebanon six years ago, and settled in a tent in a camp in Saadnayel with her daughter. Tamam has lost many members of her family to the Syrian conflict; some were killed, while some were detained, and many left the country.
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Monday, May 21, 2018
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The following is attributable to Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey:
Almost a year after hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee their home country into Bangladesh, the challenges of providing assistance to refugees and of addressing violations in Myanmar remain. During the peak of migration out of Myanmar, a key tactic used to drive the Rohingya out of their homes and villages was sexual violence against women and girls. This year’s report of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on sexual violence in conflict includes the Myanmar military for the first time.
San José – Una línea telefónica gratuita de información para migrantes venezolanos que se encuentran actualmente en Costa Rica, 800-Venezuela, fue lanzado esta semana por OIM, el Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración, con el apoyo de la Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME) y el Consejo de Migración de Costa Rica.
4 New events
59 Ongoing events
11 Humanitarian crises
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 63 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
Monkeypox in Cameroon
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 18 May 2018
Education in emergencies helps millions of children in need across the world.
The Commission has adopted a new policy framework today that aims to increase humanitarian funding for education in emergencies and crises to 10% of its overall humanitarian aid budget as of 2019. The policy also aims to bring children caught up in humanitarian crises back to learning within 3 months.
In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a result of these attacks
MEREIJEEB AL FUHOOD, 21st May, 2018 (WAM) -- Mohammed Mubarak Al Mansouri, Director of the Emirati-Jordanian Camp in Mereijeeb Al Fuhood, which is located in Al Zarqa Governorate, Jordan, and is managed by the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has inaugurated the Ramadan Tournament 2018, which will continue throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan.