Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Polio this week as of 3 April 2018 [GPEI]
Summary of newly-reported viruses this week:
Afghanistan: Afghanistan: One new case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) has been confirmed this week, occurring in Kunar province.
Pakistan: One new case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) has been confirmed this week, occurring in Balochistan province. This is the first case reported in 2018.
WHO Grade 3 Emergencies [to 7 April 2018]
[See Yemen High-Level Pledging Conference coverage in Milestones above]
WHO Grade 2 Emergencies [to 7 April 2018]
Democratic Republic of the Congo
:: Reanalysing the humanitarian context to better redefine priorities for action [French]
5 April 2018 — The crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo affect more than 13.1 million people, specally affected areas are Tanganyika, Kasai region, Kivus and Ituri. WHO national experts from the Health Emergency Management Team (WHE) and other Country Office clusters (epidemiologists, logisticians, internal and external communications, data managers, finance and travel services etc.), and international experts deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gathered together to review WHO emergency operations in the county.
UN OCHA – L3 Emergencies
The UN and its humanitarian partners are currently responding to three ‘L3’ emergencies. This is the global humanitarian system’s classification for the response to the most severe, large-scale humanitarian crises.
:: Humanitarian Conference on the DRC (13 April 2018)
OCHA, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and the European Union are hosting a Humanitarian Conference on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Friday 13 April 2018, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Syrian Arab Republic
:: Syrian Arab Republic: Response to the East Ghouta Crisis in Rural Damascus Situation Report No. 2 (26 March – 2 April 2018)
Published on 04 Apr 2018
Highlights – Since 9 March, nearly 133,000 IDPs have left the besieged enclave of East Ghouta, either through established corridors to the IDP sites in Rural Damascus or through evacuation agreements to Idleb and Aleppo governorates…