WHO Grade 3 Emergencies [to 7 January 2017]
:: WHO’s response to trauma cases saves hundreds of lives in Iraq
5 January 2016 – Since 17 October 2016, WHO has supported the Government of Iraq and the Kurdish Regional Government with emergency lifesaving health services, including emergency medicines and other medical supplies like trauma and surgery kits. These supplies are meant to support the increasing number of trauma cases received at trauma stabilization points and en route to the final points of performing surgery.
The Syrian Arab Republic –
:: Aid workers share experiences of evacuations from eastern Aleppo, Syria
3 January 2017 – Intensified fighting in eastern Aleppo starting in July 2016 resulted in thousands of people injured and killed, and has deprived the civilian population of essential services, including health care. On 13 December, a plan to evacuate civilians was announced by WHO and partners. The first evacuations from besieged neighbourhoods in eastern Aleppo took place 15 December 2016.
:: Regional Situation Reports
…WHO Syria: Provided over 346,000 treatments across conflict lines to Aleppo and Homs governorates. This represents 45% of 780,000 treatments delivered this month.
…WHO Iraq: Concluded the second round of the national oral cholera vaccination campaign between 07 and 09 December in the Kurdistan Region.
…WHO Jordan: Assisted in establishing a polio control room under the leadership of the Ministry of Health, which includes WHO, UNICEF, nongovernmental organizations and Royal Medical Services.
…WHO Turkey: Completed a polio campaign in Kobani area in northern Syria covering more than 17 000 children under 5 years of age. Kobane is accessed for the first time since December 2014 due to security tensions and subsequent border blockade.
South Sudan –
:: Read the latest cholera situation report pdf, 1.08Mb 29 December 2016
ORAL Cholera Vaccination (OCV)
To increase immunity, there is a need for two rounds of oral cholera vaccination. The population of Bentiu PoC when the last two rounds were conducted in June 2015 was about 70,000. The current population has increased to 120,000. OCV coverage survey conducted by WHO/IOM in December 2016 showed that the OCV coverage stands at 40%. This is therefore not adequate to prevent transmission…
WHO Grade 2 Emergencies [to 7 January 2017]
Cameroon – No new announcements identified.
Central African Republic – No new announcements identified.
Democratic Republic of the Congo – No new announcements identified.
Ethiopia – No new announcements identified.
Libya – No new announcements identified.
Myanmar – No new announcements identified.
Niger – No new announcements identified.
Ukraine – No new announcements identified.
UN OCHA – L3 Emergencies
The UN and its humanitarian partners are currently responding to three ‘L3’ emergencies. This is the global humanitarian system’s classification for the response to the most severe, large-scale humanitarian crises.
:: Iraq: Mosul Humanitarian Response Situation Report #14 (26 December 2016-1 January 2017)
:: UNHRD Operations Overview: Support to Current Humanitarian Crises (as of 04 January 2017) 5 Jan 2017
:: Syrian Arab Republic: Aleppo Situation Report No. 12 (04 January 2017) [EN/AR]
:: Statement on Syria UN Humanitarian Chief 31 Dec 2016
Yemen – No new announcements identified.
Haiti: Hurricane Matthew – Situation Report No. 30 (26 December 2016)
…62,000 Children received routine vaccinations Source: UNICEF