Humanitarian Health Action

WHO urgently requires US$ 5 million for its ongoing humanitarian health response to the disaster in Nepal

26 April 2015 -- WHO is mobilizing an urgent response in support of the Ministry of Health to meet the humanitarian health needs of those affected by the devastating earthquake in the country. Management of casualties and injuries remains the most pressing need in Kathmandu. Hospitals are overwhelmed with casualties, and injuries from collapsed buildings. Doctors are reported to be treating people in the streets.

WHO warns of imminent collapse of health care services in Yemen

With the current shortage of ambulances, WHO is coordinating with the Ministry of Public Health and Population to relocate ambulances to governorates with the largest numbers of injured patients.
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With the current shortage of ambulances, WHO is coordinating with the Ministry of Public Health and Population to relocate ambulances to governorates with the largest numbers of injured patients.

21 April 2015, Cairo, Egypt – WHO warns of an imminent collapse of health care services in Yemen. Health facilities are struggling to function as they face increasing shortages of life-saving medicines and vital health supplies, frequent disruptions in power supply and lack of fuel for generators. Lack of fuel has also disrupted functionality of ambulances and the delivery of health supplies across the country.

Russian Federation donates supplies to Vanuatu for Cyclone Pam

A mother and her two children wait for food and water to be delivered in front of their damaged home
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A mother and her two children wait for food and water to be delivered in front of their damaged home.

23 April 2015 – Aid was delivered to Port Vila this week as a donation from the Russian Federation. The aid will be contributing to shoring up the fragile health system, which was severely affected by the destruction caused by Cyclone Pam over one month ago.

Emergency Risk and Crisis Management Strategic Plans and Reports

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Health Emergency Highlights

This issue features the health situation and Health Cluster response to the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and Ukraine. WHO hosted a Member State briefing on the WHO response to Grade 3 emergencies.