Humanitarian Health Action

The cholera outbreak and health situation in South Sudan

A WHO staff member verifies data at a cholera treatment centre at Juba Teaching Hospital
WHO/Pauline Ajello
A WHO staff member verifies data at a cholera treatment centre at Juba Teaching Hospital

25 July 2014 --General security situation remained calm in most parts of the country, with isolated incidents and clashes in Upper Nile, Jonglei and Unity states. No new significant displacements have been reported. Efforts to contain the cholera outbreak continue. Health facilities had recorded 5 141 (CFR 2.2%) cases by 21 July 2014. Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) is the leading cause of morbidity among Internally Displaced People (IDP). The under-five Mortality rate remains below the emergency thresholds across the PoCs . Insecurity affects to the delivery of health services. Health partners have reached 1 844 985 people with medical interventions since January 2014.

People in dire need of humanitarian assistance in Syria

The crisis has disrupted health care services and led to dire shortages of essential medicines, supplies and health care workers, especially those trained in emergency care
WHO/Aleppo
The crisis has disrupted health care services and led to dire shortages of essential medicines, supplies and health care workers, especially those trained in emergency care

7 July 2014 – The violence in the Syrian Arab Republic has continued to escalate in the last few months. The past three months have been marked by continuing conflict, with pockets of sustained high-intensity fighting.

WHO supports health response for internally displaced Iraqis in Dohuk

6 July, 2014, Erbil, Iraq -- The governorate of Dohuk in Iraq’s Kurdistan region has seen its population increase by almost 20% over the past three years, hosting more than half of the country’s Syrian refugees in the country and receiving an additional 200 000 internally displaced Iraqis in June 2014.

Health in Central African Republic

UNICEF and WHO joint assessment of the health sector functionallity.
WHO/Central African Republic
UNICEF and WHO joint assessment of the health sector functionallity

15 June 2014 -- Following the attack to Liwa village 630 people were displaced, seven people were killed and 163 burned. The last armies in the Sub Prefecture Kaga Bandoro attacks have led to the increase in rape cases. During this period, 15 people were killed and four seriously injured were transferred to the hospital of Kaga Bandoro following attacks in outlying villages. A joint WHO and UNICEF assessment was conducted of health facilities in the affected areas.

Recent crises