WHO Grade 3 Emergencies [to 28 January 2017]
:: Efforts ongoing to provide trauma care to people in need in Mosul, Iraq
Cairo, 25 January 2017 – As the conflict in Mosul intensifies and greater numbers of civilians are caught in the crossfire, WHO and partners have increased trauma care services to ensure that patients requiring medical care for injuries have a greater chance of survival. However, additional funds are needed in order to provide a full scale of health services to the 2.7 million people affected.
South Sudan –
:: WHO and partners scaling up measles vaccination to reach 2.3 million children in South Sudan
18 January 2017, Juba, South Sudan – WHO South Sudan in partnership with the MoH, UNICEF and other partners including state directors general for health and Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) officers of all states, gathered from 17 to 21 January 2017 at Juba Grand Hotel to plan on how to reach 2.3 million persons with measles vaccines in the face of a difficult operating environment.
UNICEF: 4.7 million children in vaccination campaign against measles in northeast Nigeria
26 January 2017 ABUJA, Nigeria,– In a major vaccination campaign concluding this week, 4.7 million children are being vaccinated in response to a measles outbreak in northeast Nigeria. The campaign is covering the three states most affected by the Boko Haram conflict – Adamawa, Borno and Yobe – where insecurity has limited vaccination efforts. In 2016, there were approximately 25,000 cases of measles among children in Nigeria; 97 per cent of the cases were in children under the age of ten and at least a hundred children died.
WHO Grade 2 Emergencies [to 28 January 2017]
:: Responding to forgotten crises – Together with the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund
28 January 2017 — With the number and scale of humanitarian crises around the world, some countries have fallen off the global radar. That is the case for countries like the Central African Republic, Libya and Sudan, where pressing needs don’t seem to garner the world’s attention. This can make it difficult to raise the funding necessary to carry out humanitarian response plans.
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 No. 17 (16 January – 22 January 2017) [EN/AR/KU]
:: Syria Arab Republic: Deir-ez-Zor Flash Update No. 2, 28 January 2017
:: 26 Jan 2017 Statement to the Security Council on Syria
:: 28 Jan 2017 Syria Arab Republic: Deir-ez-Zor Flash Update No. 2, 28 January 2017
:: Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien Statement to the Security Council on Yemen, New York, 26 January 2017
:: 26 Jan 2017 Launch of the 2017-2018 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan
:: Haiti: Hurricane Matthew – Situation Report No. 33 (25 January 2017)