Emergencies

Emergencies

POLIO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

Polio this week as of 06 May 2020
:: The GPEI released a special edition of PolioNews which contains the latest on nOPV2 development, the upcoming World Health Assembly in the context of COVID-19, and other updates on the programme. Take a look at the publication.
:: A new training to help build knowledge on the standard operating procedures for effective polio outbreak response has been launched. With topics like risk assessment and surveillance, the Polio Outbreak Response training is available for free and the content is aligned with the most recent version of the Polio Outbreak SOPs (v3.1).

Summary of new viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):
:: Afghanistan: six WPV1 cases, two cVDPV2 cases and four cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
:: Pakistan: two WPV1 cases, 18 WPV1 positive environmental samples and two cVDPV2 cases
:: Malaysia: One cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
:: Chad: One cVDPV2 case and two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
:: Cote d’Ivoire: Four cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
:: Niger: One cVDPV2 case
:: Nigeria: Three cVDPV2 positive environmental samples

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WHO Grade 3 Emergencies [to 9 May 2020]

Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: Ebola Outbreak in DRC 91: 05 May 2020
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Yemen
:: Statement by WHO’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean on COVID-19 in Yemen
2 May 2020

Nigeria – No new digest announcements identified
Somalia – No new digest announcements identified
South Sudan – No new digest announcements identified
Syrian Arab Republic – No new digest announcements identified

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WHO Grade 2 Emergencies [to 9 May 2020]
Angola – No new digest announcements identified
Afghanistan – No new digest announcements identified
Burkina Faso [in French] – No new digest announcements identified
Burundi – No new digest announcements identified
Cameroon – No new digest announcements identified
Central African Republic – No new digest announcements identified
Ethiopia – No new digest announcements identified
Iran – No new digest announcements identified
Iraq – No new digest announcements identified
Libya – No new digest announcements identified
Malawi – No new digest announcements identified
Measles in Europe – No new digest announcements identified
MERS-CoV – No new digest announcements identified
Myanmar – No new digest announcements identified
Niger – No new digest announcements identified
occupied Palestinian territory – No new digest announcements identified
Sudan – No new digest announcements identified
Ukraine – No new digest announcements identified
Zimbabwe – No new digest announcements identified

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WHO Grade 1 Emergencies [to 9 May 2020]

Chad – No new digest announcements identified
Djibouti – No new digest announcements identified
Kenya – No new digest announcements identified
Mali – No new digest announcements identified
Namibia – viral hepatitis – No new digest announcements identified
Tanzania – No new digest announcements identified

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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. 
Syrian Arab Republic
:: Syrian Arab Republic: COVID-19 Response Update No.02 (As of 6 May 2020)
:: Syrian Arab Republic: Recent Developments in Northwest Syria – Flash Update – As of 08 May 2020

Yemen
:: 06 May 2020 Yemen Humanitarian Update Issue 4 (April 2020)
HIGHLIGHTS
. Aid agencies ramp up efforts to contain COVID-19, as UN warns of possible surge in cases
. Humanitarians respond to widespread devastation caused by torrential rains and flooding
. Over 5 million children face the threat of cholera
. Civilian casualties increase from 467 to 506 in the first quarter of 2020
. Attacks on medical facilities increase while medical needs will soar if COVID-19 spreads
. Partners scale up aid and COVID-19 preparedness to over a million people in displacement sites

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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.
CYCLONE IDAI and Kenneth
:: 07 May 2020 Zimbabwe Situation Report, 7 May 2020

:: EBOLA OUTBREAK IN THE DRC – No new digest announcements identified

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