Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Polio this week as of 15 May 2018 [GPEI]
Summary of newly-reported viruses this week:
Afghanistan: One new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental sample has been reported, in Kandahar province.
Pakistan: One new WPV1 positive environmental sample has been reported, in Sindh.
WHO Grade 3 Emergencies [to 19 May 2018]
WHO Grade 2 Emergencies [to 19 May 2018]
[Several emergency pages were not available at inquiry]
UNICEF: Over 16K babies born in Rohingya camps in Bangladesh
Khmer Times (Cambodia)/Reuters (5/18/2018),
More than 16,000 babies have been born in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh in the past nine months, and only 3,000 of them were delivered in medical facilities, according to UNICEF. “Around 60 babies a day are taking their first breath in appalling conditions, away from home, to mothers who have survived displacement, violence, trauma and, at times, rape,” says UNICEF representative Edouard Beigbeder.
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.
:: Yemen Humanitarian Update Covering 8 – 14 May 2018 | Issue 15
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.
:: OCHA Somalia Flash Update #5 – Humanitarian impact of heavy rains | 15 May 2018 [EN/SO]
We will cluster these recent emergencies as below and continue to monitor the WHO webpages for updates and key developments.
EBOLA/EVD [to 19 May 2018]
[See Milestones above for detail]