Emergencies

Emergencies

POLIO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

Editor’s Note:
The regular “Polio: This Week” report was not active on the Global Polio Eradication Initiative website.

06/07/2020
Polio eradication expertise backs Africa’s COVID-19 response
Significant polio programme resources are being used to fight the pandemic.

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WHO Grade 3 Emergencies [to 11 July 2020]

Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: Ebola Outbreak in DRC 98: 23 June 2020 [latest/?last Ebola Situation Report]

Mozambique floods – No new digest announcements identified
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
Yemen – No new digest announcements identified

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WHO Grade 2 Emergencies [to 11 July 2020]
Burkina Faso [in French]
:: Riposte au Covid-19 : des influenceurs, blogueurs et activistes mis à contribution à…
07 juillet 2020
:: Le Burkina Faso reprend les campagnes de vaccination contre la polio en appliquant d…
06 juillet 2020

Angola – No new digest announcements identified
Afghanistan – 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
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
HIV in Pakistan
Sao Tome and Principe Necrotizing Cellulitis (2017)
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 11 July 2020]

Chad – No new digest announcements identified
Djibouti – Page not responding at inquiry
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: COID-19 Update No. 14 – 10 July 2020
HIGHLIGHTS
:: Number of people confirmed by the Ministry of Health (MoH) to have COVID-19: 394 (16 fatalities, 126 recovered).
:: Areas of concern: Densely populated areas, notably Damascus/Rural Damascus, Aleppo and Homs, and those living in camps and informal settlements in NES, collective shelters throughout the country, as well as other areas including Deir-Ez-Zor, and where hostilities may be ongoing making sample collection more challenging.
:: Populations of concern: All groups are susceptible to the virus. However, the elderly (those 60 years and above) and people with underlying health conditions are particularly at risk; as are vulnerable refugee and IDP populations and healthcare workers with inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE).
:: As of 8 July, approximately 9,331 COVID-19 tests have been performed in laboratories in Damascus, Aleppo, Homs and Lattakia governorates.
:: Socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, notably in food security and livelihoods, are likely to exacerbate existing substantial humanitarian needs across the country.
:: Syrian Arab Republic: COVID-19 Response Update No. 07 – 5 July 2020

Yemen – No new digest announcements identified

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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.
East Africa Locust Infestation
:: Desert Locust situation update – 3 July 2020
The unprecedented Desert Locust threat to food security and livelihoods persists in the Horn of Africa and is increasing in southwest Asia.
In the Horn of Africa, second-generation spring swarms are present in northwest Kenya, eastern Ethiopia, and parts of Somalia. Breeding continues in eastern and northern Ethiopia and in central and northern Somalia where hopper bands are present. Most of the swarms in northwest Kenya will migrate northwards and cross South Sudan to Sudan while other swarms will migrate to Ethiopia. A few swarms could transit northeast Uganda. Swarms that concentrate in northern Somalia are likely to move east to the Indo-Pakistan summer breeding areas…

COVID-19
:: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report 35: occupied Palestinian territory, issued 9 July 2020, information for period: 5 March – 9 July 2020

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