Humanitarian Health Action

Iraq: Fallujah crisis special health situation report

Mobile clinics in Amiriyat Al Allujah camp
UNAMI
Mobile clinics in Amiriyat Al Allujah camp

26 June 2016 -- The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Fallujah has reached 85 302. WHO and health partners are providing essential health services to the population in Anbar Directorate of Health (DoH) and the IDPs and returnees in newly liberated areas through mobile medical clinics. A total of 17 185 consultations has been provided, including the hard-to-reach areas. WHO has also delivered 29 interagency emergency health kits (IEHK), which will cover the health needs of 29 000 people for 3 months.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO reaches more people in need with lifesaving treatments in Duma

WHO reaches more people in need with lifesaving treatments in Duma

13 June 2016 – Despite security challenges, WHO continues to reach people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas in Syria with health humanitarian assistance. These sites include Duma, Syria, where impediments to proper water and sanitation services have resulted in poor living, hygiene and sanitation conditions, as well as a lack of access to emergency and chronic disease medications and medical supplies.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

New Kit for the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition launched by WHO in South Sudan

6 June 2016 - WHO launched the first ever drug module kit for the management of Severe Acute Malnutrition and Medical Complications in children. South Sudan is the first country in the world to introduce the use of the kit. The kit constitutes the most essential and basic medicine for the treatment of children with severe acute malnutrition and medical conditions. The kits comprise four basic modules of routine, basic, supplementary and malaria drugs.

WHO Grade 2 emergency

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Yellow fever vaccination campaign

WHO Representative Dr Yokouidé Allarangar checking the results of the 5th day emergency vaccination campaign of Yellow fever in the Kongo-Central province.
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WHO Representative Dr Yokouidé Allarangar checking the results of the 5th day emergency vaccination campaign of Yellow fever in the Kongo-Central province.

2 June 2016 -- WHO Representative underlines WHO's and other health partners strong commitment in the management and control of the Yellow fever outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With 35 new confirmed cases (out of the total 56 confirmed cases in the country) in nine health zones of the Kongo-Central province, it remains the most heavily affected area.

Recent crises

Partnership News

WHO operates in more than 40 countries dealing with humanitarian health emergencies of all kinds ranging from disease outbreaks to conflicts to natural disasters. WHO relies on partners through networks, such as:

In this issue: Renewed partnerships build momentum for WHO's new Health Emergencies Programme; Mobile clinics provide health care in some of the world's worst crises; China and Russia join WHO's Emergency Medical Team Initiative; WHO releases new report on attacks on health care; Health challenges and needs in South Sudan; What is WHO doing to respond to the longstanding humanitarian crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic; Health a key focus at the World Humanitarian Summit; and the latest contributions to fund WHO's work for emergencies

Reform of WHO’s emergency capacities

WHO is undergoing substantial reform to ensure the Organization's emergency capacities are fit for purpose

Events

Emergency Response Framework (ERF)

ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.