Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Polio this week as of 4 September 2018 [GPEI]
Summary of new viruses this week:
Papua New Guinea – three new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1). No new cases of wild poliovirus.
Afghanistan and Pakistan continue to detect WPV1 through environmental sampling, indicating sustained transmission.


WHO Grade 3 Emergencies  [to 8 Sep 2018]
:: WHO statement from the High-level conference on the Lake Chad Region  3 September 2018
[See Milestones above for full text]

The Syrian Arab Republic
:: Generous donation of medical equipment from Japan boosts public health services in Syria
3 September 2018

Iraq  – No new announcements identified
South Sudan  – No new announcements identified
Yemen  – No new announcements identified
WHO Grade 2 Emergencies  [to 8 Sep 2018]
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.
LibyaNo 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. 
Syrian Arab Republic   No new announcements identified.
Yemen  – No new announcements identified.


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.
:: Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia, 1 August – 5 September 2018

  • Food security improving, but nutrition levels remain critical.
  • Rise in forced evictions raises concern
  • Children < 5 targeted in nationwide polio campaign…

Ethiopia  – No new announcements identified.

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 8 Sep 2018]
Disease outbreak news
:: Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo  7 September 2018
:: 05: Situation report on the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu  4 September 2018
 [See Milestones above for more detail]

MERS-CoV [to 8 Sep 2018]
No new announcements identified.
Yellow Fever  [to 8 Sep 2018]
No new announcements identified.

Zika virus  [to 8 Sep 2018]
No new announcements identified.