Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO responds to critical health needs of displaced populations in Al-Tabqa city, Ar-Raqqa Governorate

18 September 2017 – In response to the critical health needs of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Ar-Raqqa governorate in north-east Syria, the World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered more than 7 tons of medicines and emergency medical supplies to Al-Tabqa national hospital.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Cholera vaccination campaign begins in north-eastern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, 18 September 2017 – A major vaccination campaign to halt the spread of cholera starts in Nigeria’s Borno state today. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, WHO and partners delivered 915,005 doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine to the country last week. The Government of Nigeria, supported by WHO and partners, plan to vaccinate everyone over the age of one in these areas—more than 915 000 people—over the next few days. The campaign will take place in Muna internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri as well as Jere, Monguno and Dikwa local government areas (LGAs).

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO and partners respond to flood crises in the former Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile States of South Sudan

A collapsed Tukuls in Malual East payam, former Northern Bahr el Ghazal State.

18 September 2017, Juba – The World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and partners are scaling up the emergency response in the flood affected areas of Aweil West and Aweil North Counties of former Norther Bahr el Ghazal State, and Maban County of former Upper Nile State.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO and the Federal Ministry of Health of Somalia call for urgent support to scale up response and address measles outbreak

WHO/A. Zouiten
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16 August 2017 – WHO urgently requires US$ 6.8 million to scale up its response activities in Somalia and conduct a measles immunization campaign for 4.2 million children in November 2017.

As millions of people in Somalia remain trapped in a devastating cycle of hunger and disease, WHO and health partners are working with national health authorities to save lives and reach the most vulnerable with essential health services.

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