Emergency WASH in the News

Below are links to recent news items on Emergency WASH situations as well as news from USAID/OFDA efforts and resources from the World Health Organization on disease outbreaks. emergencies

Emergency WASH News Alerts

EU and UNICEF working together to prevent and control cholera in Zimbabwe …Reliefweb-Nov 30, 2018 – The contribution will fund critical watersanitation and hygiene (WASH) … soon as possible,” said Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management … the European Union helps millions of victims of conflict and disasters every year.

Many African countries are flooding, risking decades of development if …Phys.Org-Nov 30, 2018 – Health emergencies, including cholera outbreaks, can emerge due to poor … will make it harder to achieve SDG 6– ensuring access to water and sanitation for all. … Policy makers often see flooding as a humanitarian issue only – they must be …

UN expert: Orang Asli, refugees don’t have access to drinking water …  Free Malaysia Today-Nov 27, 2018 Special Rapporteur on human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation Leo Heller says the government should carry out a baseline survey to improve water …

UNICEF Indonesia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 4 (12 – 25 … ReliefWeb-3 hours ago Needs assessments identified clean watersanitation and hygiene, health and nutrition, recovery of infrastructure and public services, shelter, protection, food, …

To beat cholera, what is most needed is a reliable drinking water supply Medical Xpress-2 hours ago – To beat cholera, what is most needed is a reliable drinking water supply … diarrhoeal diseases relating to unsafe watersanitation and hygiene cause over 1,000 deaths a day in Africa … The humanitarian sector is increasingly committed to the …

Yemen – Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 = ReliefWeb-15 hours ago Humanitarian organizations recorded a significant reduction of hostilities in Yemen’s … Health, nutrition, and watersanitation, and hygiene (WASH) actors have …

Lack of Preparedness Hampered Response to Cholera Epidemic in Yemen … Infection Control Today-21 hours ago – Humanitarian organizations implemented a robust response to cholera despite … in complex humanitarian emergencies with weakened public health systems. … both health facilities as well as water and sanitation infrastructure from airstrikes.

News from USAID OFDA

Crisis in the Philippines | Disaster Assistance Archives | U.S. … – usaid
https://www.usaid.gov/crisis/philippines 6 days ago – In response, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance provided more than $800,000 in humanitarian aid including basic shelter assistance, relief supplies, and water, sanitation, and hygiene support to people affected by the storm. … To date, USAID has contributed $13.5 ..

World Health Organization Resources

Ebola Situation Reports

Disease Outbreak News

 

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