Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Polio this week as of 30 August 2017 [GPEI]
:: Pakistan and Afghanistan polio eradication teams convened last week in Islamabad to follow up on the southern corridor (Quetta Block – Greater Kandahar) joint planning for the upcoming low transmission season. The meeting was attended by the national teams as well as the staff from the southern region of Afghanistan and Balochistan province of Pakistan.

:: Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Pakistan: two new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) environmental positive samples; Syria:  six new circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases; and, DR Congo:  one new cVDPV2 case…  Additionally, pre-notification was received this week of a new WPV1 case from Karachi, Pakistan, the first in Karachi since January 2016.  The case will be officially reflected in next week’s global data reporting.

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: Humanitarian Bulletin, August 2017 | Issued on 1 September
:: OCHA Iraq | Telafar Flash Update #2: Telafar Humanitarian Response, 29 August 2017 [AR/KU]

Syrian Arab Republic
:: 31 Aug 2017  Syria Operation Overview (August 2017)
:: Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, Statement to the Security Council on Syria, 30 August 2017  30 Aug 2017


UN OCHA – Corporate Emergencies
When the USG/ERC declares a Corporate Emergency Response, all OCHA offices, branches and sections provide their full support to response activities both at HQ and in the field.

:: Nigeria – North-East Flash Update No. 1 – Cholera Outbreak, 1 September 2017

:: 31 Aug 2017  Somalia: Threat of famine persists
:: Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia August 2017 | Issued on 31 August 2017

Editor’s Note:
We will cluster these recent emergencies as below and continue to monitor the WHO webpages for updates and key developments.
MERS-CoV [to 2 September 2017]
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates 28 August 2017

Yellow Fever  [to 2 September 2017]
Yellow fever – France – French Guiana  30 August 2017
On 22 August 2017, the National IHR Focal Point for France notified a confirmed fatal case of yellow fever in a 43-year-old Brazilian woman in French Guiana, with an unknown vaccination status…