Emergencies

Emergencies
 
POLIO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Polio this week as of 4 October 2017 [GPEI]
:: Summary of newly-reported viruses this week:
Syria: one new circulating vaccine derived poliovirus 2 (cVDPV2) case reported, from Mayadeen district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate.  Two new cVDPV2 positives from healthy children, both from Mayadeen district. Afghanistan: two new wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) positive environmental samples reported in Nangarhar province.
Pakistan: three new wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) positive environmental samples reported in

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WHO Grade 3 Emergencies  [to 14 October 2017]
The Syrian Arab Republic
:: WHO responds to critical health needs of displaced populations in Al-Tabqa city, Ar-Raqqa Governorate  18 October 2017
:: Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 17, 10 October 2017
 
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WHO Grade 2 Emergencies  [to 14 October 2017]
Myanmar
:: Situation Report 5 – 5 October 2017
 KEY HIGHLIGHTS
:: As of 5 October 2017, cumulative new arrivals in all sites of Ukiah, Tekna, Cox’s Bazar and Ramu was 515,000, of which 198 000 are in makeshift settlements, 225,000 in new spontaneous sites and 92,000 in host communities.
:: At the weekly health sector coordination meeting, the revised humanitarian response plan was shared, targeting 1.2 million people in need and the present requirement across sectors totalling USD 434 million. The health sector is targeting to reach these 1.2 million people in need with USD 48 million.
:: An oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign will be rolled out in two phases. 1st dose of OCV vaccination campaign is scheduled for 10-16 October, targeting 650 000 people (new arrival population and host communities) aged 1 year and above including pregnant women. 2 weeks after the first dose, the 2nd dose would be given to children under 5 years of age to be given.
:: Oral cholera vaccination campaign kicks off at Rohingya camps in Bangladesh
 [See Cholera above for more detail]

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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
:: One year on from the start of the battle for Mosul, hundreds of thousands of civilians need…
(Baghdad, 12 October 2017) One year after the start of the military campaign to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), 673,000 Muslawis are still displaced from their homes; 274,000 are living in 18 camps and emergency sites surrounding the city; 400,000 are staying with family, friends or in rented accommodation.

Syrian Arab Republic
:: 13 Oct 2017  Growing concerns for Syrian civilians amid intense fighting in Al Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor

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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.
Ethiopia
:: 13 Oct 2017  Ethiopia: Humanitarian Response Situation Report No.14 (August – September 2017)

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Editor’s Note:
We will cluster these recent emergencies as below and continue to monitor the WHO webpages for updates and key developments.

EBOLA/EVD  [to 14 October 2017]
http://www.who.int/ebola/en/
Experimental Ebola vaccines elicit year-long immune response
October 11, 2017 — NIH reports final data from large clinical trial in West Africa.
[See Milestones/Perspectives above for more detail]

MERS-CoV [to 14 October 2017]
http://www.who.int/emergencies/mers-cov/en/
DONs
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
9 October 2017
Between 31 August and 26 September 2017, the national IHR focal point of Saudi Arabia reported nine additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including four deaths. In addition, four deaths from previously reported cases were reported…