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
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
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
April 2015 - The documents and presentation below describe the Emergency Risk and Crisis Management strategy, recent achievements (2013-2014) and way forward in terms of plans and priorities.
GRADE 3 emergencies
Global Health Cluster
WHO Humanitarian health response
Global Humanitarian response
Emergency health programmes in regions and countries
Emergency Response Framework (ERF)
ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.