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  • Déclaration d'Édouard Philippe suite à l'attaque de Manchester
    23 mai 2017

    Déclaration d'Édouard Philippe suite à l'attaque de Manchester

    Communiqué du Premier ministre Edouard Philippe
     
    Le terrorisme le plus lâche a encore frappé, en s'en prenant, comme à Paris il y a plus d'un an, à un lieu de spectacle ; en visant plus spécifiquement, et sciemment, de très jeunes gens et jeunes filles rassemblés pour un moment de fête et de joie.
    Devant ce crime abominable, je veux dire aux citoyens de Manchester et au peuple britannique ma tristesse, la solidarité du peuple français et son amitié indéfectible.
    J'appelle mes compatriotes à la plus totale vigilance face à une menace qui est plus que jamais présente.
  • Déplacement d'Édouard Philippe et de Sophie Cluzel à Rungis (94)
    Hôtel de Matignon
    20 mai 2017 - Actualité

    Déplacement d'Édouard Philippe et de Sophie Cluzel à Rungis (94)

    Déplacement de M. Édouard Philippe, Premier ministre, et de Mme Sophie Cluzel, secrétaire d’Etat auprès du Premier ministre, chargée des Personnes handicapées, à Rungis (94), dimanche 21 mai 2017.
     
    Le Premier ministre visitera ce dimanche 21 mai 2017 à 10h la  "Maison partagée pour adultes handicapés et valides" Simon de Cyrène située à Rungis, exemplaire en matière d’inclusion des personnes en situation de handicap au cœur de la Cité.
     

    Déroulé prévisionnel

    9h30
    Accueil et présentation à la presse du projet des "Maisons partagées" Simon de Cyrène
    Maison partagée Simon de Cyrène, 2 place Marcel Thirouin, 94150 RUNGIS
    Toute presse accréditée
     
    10h00
    Arrivée de M. le Premier ministre et de Mme la Secrétaire d’Etat
    Maison partagée Simon de Cyrène, 2 place Marcel Thirouin, 94150 RUNGIS
    Toute presse accréditée

     
    10h15
    Table ronde en présence de résidents et d’acteurs de ce projet 
    Pool presse uniquement
     
    11h00
    Café avec des résidents dans l’espace de vie collectif suivi de l’accueil par un des résidents dans son studio
    Pool TV uniquement : TF1
     
    11h30
    Point presse informel
    Toute presse accréditée
     

    Merci de bien vouloir vous accréditer avant 17h30 à : communication@pm.gouv.fr et  de bien vouloir nous communiquer votre numéro de carte de presse et vous munir de celle-ci, ainsi que d’une pièce d’identité.
    Pour des raisons pratiques, les journalistes sont invités à stationner leurs véhicules sur le parking "République",  Av. de la République, Rungis (à hauteur du stade L. GRELINGER).
     
    Contacts : 01 42 75 50 78/79 - 01 42 75 80 15
    communication@pm.gouv.fr
  • DIRECT - Annonce de la nomination du Gouvernement
    Cour de l'Élysée
    17 mai 2017 - Actualité

    DIRECT - Annonce de la nomination du Gouvernement

    L'annonce du nouveau Gouvernement par le Secrétaire général de l'Élysée, Alexis Kohler.
     
  • Annonce de la nomination du Premier ministre
    15 mai 2017 - Actualité

    Annonce de la nomination du Premier ministre

    L'annonce de la nomination du Premier ministre par le Secrétaire général de l'Élysée, Alexis Kohler.
     
  • Édouard Philippe est nommé Premier ministre
    15 mai 2017 - Actualité

    Édouard Philippe est nommé Premier ministre

    Le Président de la République, Emmanuel Macron, a nommé M. Édouard Philippe Premier ministre, le 15 mai 2017.
     
    Né à Rouen le 28 novembre 1970. Il passe son BAC en 1988 au lycée français de Bonn en Allemagne.
     
    Diplômé de Sciences-Po en 1992, Édouard PHILIPPE intègre l’ENA dont il sortira  en 1997 (promotion Marc BLOCH).
     
    En 1994, il effectue son service militaire en qualité d’Officier d’artillerie. Il sera, plusieurs années de suite, Officier dans la réserve opérationnelle.
     
    Il est membre du Conseil d’État, de 1997 à 2002, affecté à la section du contentieux.
     
    En 2001, Édouard PHILIPPE rejoint l’équipe municipale d’Antoine RUFENACHT et devient Adjoint au Maire.
     
    En 2002, il quitte le Conseil d’État pour occuper les fonctions de Directeur général des services de l’UMP.
     
    En 2005, il intègre le cabinet d’avocats Debevoise et Plimpton LLP.
     
    Il rejoint Alain JUPPÉ en 2007 pour exercer les fonctions de conseiller auprès du ministre, chargé de l’environnement et du développement durable.
     
    D’octobre 2007 à octobre 2010, il est Directeur des Affaires publiques d’AREVA.
     
    En octobre 2010, il succède à Antoine RUFENACHT à la mairie du Havre.
     
    De mars 2011  à juillet 2012, il exerce au sein du cabinet Wilhelm & Associés.
     
    Le 17 juin 2012, il est élu Député de la 7e circonscription de la Seine-Maritime.
     
    En mars 2014, il est élu, au premier tour, Maire du Havre. Il est également Président de la Communauté de l’Agglomération Havraise.
     
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  • UN calls for urgent funding to stem cholera outbreak
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen
    Country: Yemen

    Malnutrition and cholera are linked, says Jamie McGoldrick, the UNHC; weakened and hungry people are more likely to contract cholera and cholera is more likely to flourish in places where malnutrition exists.

    Sana’a, 24 May 2017

    Cholera continues to spread at an unprecedented rate throughout Yemen affecting men, women, and children who have for more than two years withstood the consequences of a conflict that is collapsing institutions and social safety nets. With urgency I appeal to United Nations Members States for financial and political support to help avert what is sure to be an additional and devastating blow to Yemen.

    In the last three weeks, health authorities have reported over 35,500 suspected cholera cases, a third of whom are children, and 361 associated deaths in 19 of 22 governorates.

    Malnutrition and cholera are interconnected; weakened and hungry people are more likely to contract cholera and cholera is more likely to flourish in places where malnutrition exists. Seventeen million people in Yemen are food insecure, including 462,000 children in the grip of acute malnutrition. Seven million people in Yemen face the possibility of famine and now over one hundred thousand people are estimated to be at risk of contracting cholera.

    The speed at which cholera is spreading among the population exceeds the capacity of the health system to respond given its weakened state after more than two years of conflict, import restrictions and the lack of regular salary payments to health workers. Hundreds of thousands of people are at a greater risk of dying as they face the ‘triple threat’ of conflict, starvation and cholera.

    Building on their presence in all 22 governorates across the country, national and international humanitarians are valiantly doing everything they can to prevent and treat cholera. However, they are doing so while facing a worst-case scenario - the majority of health care centers are closed, those that are open have limited staff and supplies, water and sanitation services are unable to provide clean water to the population, and humanitarian funds available to cover the existing institutional gaps and thwart the spread of the disease are meager.

    Humanitarians are seeking US$55.4 million to prevent and treat cholera at the national, governorate and community level in the next six months. However, every day that funding is delayed the outbreak affects more people and more resources are needed to control it.

    Cholera is preventable and treatable and no life should be lost to this disease. Humanitarians are acting and responding and we now need UN Member States to please help us by providing new funds and by ensuring that all funds pledged during the High Level Pledging Event in Geneva are made effective without delay.

  • Pacific nations may face droughts, floods if El Niño develops this year
    Source: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
    Country: Fiji, World

    Drought, dust and increased bushfires are likely in countries of the Western Pacific, while in the Eastern Pacific, higher rainfall could lead to flooding and pollution of water sources.

    Meteorologists warn that there is twice the normal likelihood of El Niño developing in 2017.

    El Niño events are usually associated with lower rainfall with the possibility of droughts, dust, and increased bushfires for countries such as Fiji, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu in the Western Pacific. Conversely, the Eastern Pacific including countries such as Kiribati, Nauru, Northern Cook Islands and Tuvalu would have the opposite effects, with higher rainfall likely to lead to flooding, damage to roads and bridges, and pollution of water sources.

    The alert was released this month by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP), a regional body for the protection and sustainable development of the region's natural resources. Twenty-two Pacific nations are members.

    Mr Philip Malsale, SPREP's COSPPac Climatology Officer, says that there is now twice the normal likelihood of El Niño happening. Five of eight surveyed models indicated El Niño is likely to form by the third quarter of 2017.

    "The Pacific has experienced El Niño before, and individual countries need to start planning for possible El Niño event later this year," said Mr Malsale.

    "We will continue to monitor the situation and provide additional information in the coming months."

    The onset of El Niño is gradual which can result in gradual impacts. The effects are different for each country and appropriate planning needs to be undertaken.

    SPREP has informed the climate officers of the National Meteorological Services of potential risks and residents should contact their local authorities for advice.

    For more information please contact Mr Philip Malsale at philipm@sprep.org or Ms Azarel Maiai at azarelm@sprep.org.

  • UN business group calls for resilience
    Source: UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
    Country: World

    Building resilience should be a 'core business' for the private sector, group says, as key forum on disaster risk reduction gets underway.

    By Jonathan Fowler

    CANCUN, Mexico, 23 May 2017 – A UN-backed group of companies working to curb hazard impacts has unveiled a new plan of action on the eve of the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

    The UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies, or ARISE for short, issued its seven-point plan during a business-focused preparatory meeting ahead of Wednesday’s official opening of the Global Platform.

    “Disaster risk reduction is not philanthropy. It is not corporate social responsibility. For people who understand this issue, it is core business,” said ARISE co-chair Mr. Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction. “It is essential for business continuity and for the communities and employees that depend on businesses for their safety and well-being.”

    The plan, known as the ARISE Manifesto, is intended to feed into discussions taking place among governments in Cancun, Mexico through to Friday.

    “The manifesto draws on the real, on-the-ground experience of the ARISE members of what works and what doesn’t. We believe that it will empower business to play its role to the full,” said Mr. Glasser.

    It begins with a call for the “Build Back Better” principle to be etched into planning, development, recovery and reconstruction – from building codes to government tenders and contracts.

    Second, it says it is vital to create incentives for businesses to invest in risk reduction and resilience in advance of disaster. That can mean removing legal and other regulatory barriers that prevent such investment or, worse, drive continued low-resilience investment.

    Third, it calls for a more integrated approach to upgrading key infrastructure and to give local authorities more say over policy – so that money and other resources can be focused on priority areas.

    Fourth, it says that businesses need to be involved before, during and after disaster. The aim is to help to ensure that private resources and expertise are mobilized in support of effective disaster risk management.

    Fifth, it argues that businesses and their public sector and civil society partners should promote the benefits of resilience to consumers, and sixth, extend education and professional training. The goal is to drive an increase in public awareness – without which risk reduction and pro-resilience policies will be much less effective.

    Finally, it underscores the need to harness the potential of data and technology to ensure effective implementation of resilience and risk reduction measures.

    “If countries and companies take up these recommendations together, we will move a step closer to meeting our shared goal of resilience,” said Mr. Glasser.

    Annual economic losses from disasters are now running at over US$300 billion, according to UNISDR’s Global Assessment Report. And even that is a conservative estimate, because it only counts damage in the built environment caused by earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones and river flooding.

    Urbanization is adding to this risk, by concentrating populations and economic activities.

    By 2030, when the Sendai Framework expires, six in every ten people will live in cities. According to World Bank data, urban areas already generate 80% of global GDP.

    As population magnets and economic drivers, cities are particularly vulnerable to increasingly frequent and extreme weather hazards such as storms, climate change impacts including water shortages, environmental degradation, and unsafe construction in seismic zones.

    When a disaster hits a city, it can also disrupt global supply chains. Disasters therefore pose a major threat to industry and commerce with the potential for cascading disruption of vital industries far from their point of impact.

    Some 60% of urban buildings and infrastructure set to be in place by 2030 is still to be constructed. And because 80% of investment decisions are taken by the private sector, risk-informed, resilience-focused approaches are critical.

    ARISE was created in November 2015. It aims to leverage business resilience know-how and encourage investment decisions that take disaster risk into account, in order to help the private sector to play its role in implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year agreement adopted by the international community in 2015.

    “As the Sendai Framework tells us, disaster risk management is everyone’s business,” said Ms. Estelle Parker, of the Depart of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, a country at the forefront of public-private partnerships to curb risk.

    Rising disaster losses are putting severe strain on public finances and, in many countries, acting as a brake on economic and social development. Thus, they pose a threat not only to achieving the aims of the Sendai Framework, but also our global effort to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the Paris Agreement on climate change.

    “Sustainability can’t be achieved without the private sector,” said Dr. V Thiruppugazh, Joint Secretary of the National Disaster Management Authority of India, where three national chambers of commerce and industry are working with the authorities to mitigate and reduce disaster risk.

    ARISE is a voluntary group of more than 140 companies and organizations, headquartered in 38 nations and active in 150 countries around the world.

    “We need to bring in the people who create the risk. I used to be one of them,” said ARISE board member Mr. Aris Papadopoulos, former chief of construction materials group Titan America and founder of the Resilience Action Fund.

    People may question why companies continue to stoke risk.

    “It’s because it’s legal, customers are prepared to accept it, and because they can make money from it,” he said, calling for a halt to that mindset.

  • Conflict threatens lives of more than 24 million children in Middle East, North Africa
    Source: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Iraq, Libya, occupied Palestinian territory, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen

    Violence is crippling health systems and jeopardizing access to safe water and sanitation, according to UNICEF, which is calling for children’s needs to be prioritized in conflict-affected countries.

    Violence disrupting children’s access to health services, safe water and sanitation

    AMMAN, 24 May 2017 – Violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa have put in jeopardy the health of 24 million children in Yemen, Syria, the Gaza Strip, Iraq, Libya and Sudan. Damage to health infrastructure is depriving children of essential health care. Water and sanitation services have been compromised, causing waterborne diseases to spread while preventative health care and nutritious food are insufficient to meet children’s needs.

    “Violence is crippling health systems in conflict-affected countries and threatens children’s very survival,” said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. “Beyond the bombs, bullets and explosions, countless children are dying in silence from diseases that could easily be prevented and treated.”

    In Yemen (9.6 million children in need):

    • The two-year conflict has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine and plunged the country into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with widespread severe acute malnutrition among children,
    • Salaries for health care and sanitation workers haven’t been paid for more than seven months,
    • Contaminated water sources, untreated sewage and uncollected garbage, sparked a cholera outbreak with 323 associated deaths in the last month alone.
    • Two thirds of the population use unsafe water,
    • Health care facilities are struggling to cope with the volume of patients - many of them children - amid shortages of medical supplies and clean water.

    In Syria (5.8 million children in need):

    • More than 2 million children live under siege and in hard-to-reach areas with little to no humanitarian aid. Surgical and other lifesaving supplies are regularly removed from the few convoys that are allowed into these areas,
    • Many children do not have access to life-saving vaccinations and those who fall ill or are injured struggle to get treatment,
    • Attacks on hospitals and other health facilities have become commonplace – almost 20 per month between January and March this year. The few hospitals that are still operational function with limited staff and services.
    • The threat of polio – such as the outbreak that hit Syria in 2013 – still looms.

    In the Gaza Strip (1 million children in need):

    • Since the main power plant shut down on 16 April, power cuts have reduced water supply to 40 litres per person per day, less than half of the minimum international standard,
    • Wastewater treatment plants now deposit 100,000 cubic metres of raw sewage into the sea daily, increasing the risk of waterborne diseases,
    • 14 public hospitals are operating for critical services only.

    In Iraq (5.1 million children in need):

    • Water supplies in camps for the displaced around Mosul are stretched to the limit with new families arriving daily, many with malnourished children,
    • The widespread use of unsafe well water, with the accumulation of solid waste in and around Mosul, are exposing children to the risk of waterborne diseases,
    • UNICEF estimates that 85,000 children are trapped in western Mosul, cut off from humanitarian aid for the past seven months and with limited access to medical care.

    In Libya (450,000 children in need):

    • Last year, Libya recorded 20 attacks against health facilities, second only to Syria,
    • Immunization programmes have been facing challenges since the conflict erupted in 2011, with suspected measles cases reported among young children,
    • Without new funding, over 1.3 million children won’t be vaccinated against measles or rubella, putting these children – and others in the country – at risk of highly contagious and potentially fatal diseases.

    In Sudan (2.3 million children in need):

    • Over 8,000 cases of acute watery diarrhoea have been recorded in just eight months in conflict-affected areas including those hosting large numbers of refugees from South Sudan,
    • Cases of acute watery diarrhoea are set to rise rapidly once the rainy season begins in June.

    Across these countries, UNICEF and its partners are working around the clock to provide vulnerable children with safe water, water treatment, medical and nutrition supplies to prevent the total collapse of essential health and water systems. But as conflicts continue, and amid a shrinking humanitarian space, challenges to reach all vulnerable children with lifesaving assistance are growing.

    “When children can’t access healthcare or improved nutrition, when they drink contaminated water, when they live surrounded by waste with no sanitation, they become ill and some die as a result,” said Cappelaere. “There is very little standing between them and life-threatening illness, especially when humanitarian access is denied.”

    UNICEF is appealing for children’s needs to be prioritized in all conflict-affected countries through:

    • Unconditional and sustained access to all children in need for UNICEF and other partners to deliver humanitarian assistance and supplies, including lifesaving medical items and vaccination, water purification material and waste treatment.

    • Parties to conflicts should put an immediate end to attacks on health facilities. Health facilities and civilian infrastructure should be protected at all times.

    • Urgent funding for the health, nutrition and WASH sectors. UNICEF received only one third of its 2017 funding requirements for health, nutrition and water and sanitation in these countries.

    About UNICEF

    UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

    For more information about UNICEF and its work for children visit www.unicef.org Follow UNICEF on Twitter , Facebook and YouTube

    For more information contact:
    Juliette Touma, UNICEF Regional Office, Amman + 962-79-867-4628, jtouma@unicef.org
    Tamara Kummer, UNICEF Regional Office, Amman +962 797 588 550, tkummer@unicef.org

  • UN seeks immediate access for humanitarian aid delivery in Libya
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Country: Libya

    In addition to reports of civilian casualties and allegations of human rights abuses, the situation has severely strained the already weak health services in the South.

    The UN Humanitarian Coordinator Maria Riberio expresses alarm at the toll the continued fighting in southern Libya is having on ordinary people, including reduced access to humanitarian assistance and health services.

    In addition to reports of civilian casualties and allegations of human rights abuses, the situation has severely strained the already weak health services in the South. The UN received reports that Sabha hospital, the main healthcare provider in the South, is currently inaccessible and that access to Al-Zwayia primary health care centre, currently used as field hospital, and Bergen Hospital is restricted and unsafe. Urgently needed emergency medical supplies cannot be delivered by humanitarian actors unless safe access is provided.

    The UN Humanitarian Coordinator calls for immediate access for the delivery of urgent humanitarian assistance, and urges all parties to the conflict to respect International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law.

    “All possible measures should be taken to ensure that the enjoyment of the right to health for those living in the south does not further deteriorate,” said Maria Riberio. “The UN stands ready to deliver the needed emergency supplies as soon as the safe access is provided,” she added.

    For more information:
    Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator: maes@un.org (OCHA)

  • New UN fund to tackle looming famine in Nigeria reaches US$24 million
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Country: Nigeria

    The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, launched at the Oslo Conference on the Lake Chad Region in February, plays a vital role in ensuring an effective, coordinated, prioritized and principled humanitarian response.

    (Maiduguri, 23 May 2017): The new United Nations fund set up this year to tackle the looming famine in Nigeria and a deepening humanitarian crisis has reached US$24 million.

    The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) – that is projected to receive $80 million by year-end and is one of 18 country-based pooled funds – allows donors to pool their contributions for a stronger and timelier response to the needs of those most affected by the ongoing crisis, including millions who face a high risk of food insecurity and disease outbreaks.

    This year, the UN and partners are aiming to reach 6.9 million people with life-saving aid in the northeast of Nigeria in the states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, which are those most affected by the humanitarian emergency triggered by the violence that has affected the region in recent years. The appeal for 2017, detailed in the Humanitarian Response Plan, is for $1.05 billion, making it the fourth largest single-country appeal globally.

    “We need to do more, we need to do it quicker and we can always do better,” said Mr. Peter Lundberg,the Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) a.i. in Nigeria. “Funding for the Nigeria appeal this year is pivotal, and I am delighted that donors are fulfilling commitments to the new fund, which will help us respond quicker to new priorities. But we need to step up our collective response – the $1 billion appeal is still only 20 per cent funded and millions need help in what is Africa’s worst humanitarian crisis.”

    The NHF was launched during the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region in February. Managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on behalf of the HC, it plays a vital role in ensuring an effective, coordinated, prioritized and principled humanitarian response in Nigeria. The NHF provides funding to international and national NGOs, UN agencies, funds and programmes, and Red Cross/Red Crescent organisations, with a focus on the front-line responders.To date the NHF has received $24 million in contributions and pledges, thanks to the generous support of Sweden, Germany, Norway, Belgium, the Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, the Arab Gulf Program for Development, Malta and Sri Lanka.

  • UNICEF calls for improved humanitarian access to some 2.2 million children affected by violence in Myanmar
    Source: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Myanmar

    Unresolved conflict, poverty and under-development are preventing children in remote parts of Myanmar from reaping the benefits of the reform and reconciliation efforts, states UNICEF.

    UNICEF Child Alert on Myanmar: Fruits of rapid development and reconciliation efforts yet to reach remote, conflict-affected regions

    New report calls for improved humanitarian access to estimated 2.2 million children affected by violence, and end to child rights violations

    GENEVA/NEW YORK, 23 May 2017 – Unresolved conflict, poverty and under-development are preventing children in more remote parts of Myanmar from reaping the benefits of the reform and reconciliation efforts being undertaken by the Government, says the UN children’s agency, UNICEF.

    In a Child Alert issued today, UNICEF says that social and economic measures undertaken by the Government since 2010 are beginning to strengthen the systems that boost children’s health, education and protection.

    A draft child law, and increased public funding for immunization programmes and education have demonstrated a stronger commitment to furthering children’s rights in the country, the agency says.

    However, UNICEF points out that in spite of this progress, life for many children in Myanmar remains a struggle: up to 150 children under the age of 5 die each day, while nearly 30 per cent suffer from moderate or severe malnutrition. More than half of all children live below the poverty line.

    “Myanmar faces a real challenge in ensuring that children everywhere – and not just in urban areas – gain from the country’s rapid development,” said UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth.

    “There is a risk that many children and their families are excluded. This is especially the case for poorer children living in remote areas or trapped in situations of tension and conflict.”

    International attention has largely focused on Rakhine State, where 120,000 internally displaced people – including many ethnic Rohingyas -- live in camps as a result of inter-communal conflict that erupted in 2012. Violence surged again last year following attacks on border guard posts.

    Less reported is the situation in remote Kachin, Shan and Kayin States and other border areas, where recurrent clashes between the Myanmar military and Ethnic Armed Organisations continue to drive families from their homes. Civilians find themselves at risk from poverty, statelessness, and trafficking, while having only limited access to essential health and education services.

    The report calls for improved humanitarian access to an estimated 2.2 million children affected by violence, and for an end to rights violations including the use of children as soldiers.

    In troubled Rakhine State, UNICEF says Rohingya and other minority children and their families need protection and help. It endorses recommendations by the Advisory Commission headed by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan for a comprehensive birth registration campaign and other investments in health and education services that are open to all children.

    The report comes ahead of the convening of a second national Peace Conference in Myanmar on May 24 which UNICEF says is an opportunity to commit to stronger protection of children from conflict.

    Investing some of the financial dividends earned from Myanmar’s recent economic growth, in services that will benefit children and youth, the report says, can help steer the country towards a more prosperous and stable future.

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  • Tajikistan launches measles and rubella vaccination campaign
    Source: World Health Organization
    Country: Tajikistan

    The campaign targeted almost two million children aged 1–9 years in the country. The outbreak, which began in May 2016, has resulted in more than 400 confirmed cases to date.

    In response to a measles outbreak, Tajikistan initiated a mass measles vaccination campaign on 15 May 2017, targeting almost 2 million children aged 1–9 years in the country. The outbreak, which began in May 2016, has caused over 400 confirmed cases to date.

    International support for an urgent outbreak response

    In response to the increasing number of confirmed measles cases, the Measles and Rubella Initiative, WHO/Europe and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are providing support for supplementary immunization activities, measles and rubella vaccines, communication and social mobilization activities, independent monitoring and post-campaign coverage evaluation.

    Call to action

    The outbreak of measles started in May 2016 in one district and has since expanded to 31 of 65 districts/cities, including the capital, Dushanbe. The outbreak in Tajikistan is one of several ongoing outbreaks in the WHO European Region. The country's decision to initiate the mass immunization campaign comes in the wake of a call on 28 March 2017 by WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, for policy-makers, health-care workers and parents “to take urgent measures to stop transmission of measles within their borders, and all countries that have already achieved this to keep up their guard and sustain high immunization coverage”.

    Serious threat to Region-wide elimination

    Measles is one of the most contagious infections and among the most deadly of all childhood rash/fever illnesses. However, it can be prevented with safe, effective and inexpensive vaccines.

    All 53 Member States of the Region include the measles-containing vaccine in their routine immunization schedules and all have committed to the goal of eliminating both measles and rubella through the European Vaccine Action Plan 2015–2020. The current resurgence in measles cases points to persistent gaps in immunization coverage at the subnational level that must be addressed in order for the Region to achieve this goal.

  • UNHCR renews warning over Burundi situation as funding dries to a trickle
    Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia

    With no sign of improvement in the political situation, the total refugee population is expected to grow to over half a million by end 2017 – making it potentially the third biggest in Africa.

    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

    23 May 2017

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today renewing its concern over the unstable situation in Burundi, which continues to drive people to seek safety in neighbouring countries. Since April 2015, some 410,000 refugees and asylum seekers have been forced to flee their homes. These numbers are still rising.

    Arriving refugees continue to cite human rights abuses, fear of persecution and Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) as reasons for fleeing. With no sign of improvement of the political situation, the total refugee population is expected to grow to over half a million by end 2017 – making it potentially the third biggest refugee situation in Africa. Currently the United Republic of Tanzania is hosting the majority of Burundian refugees with some 249,000 already accommodated in three overcrowded camps. Rwanda hosts some 84,000 refugees with another 45,000 in Uganda and some 41,000 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC.

    UNHCR has updated its funding needs for the Burundi situation to US$250 million (from US$214). Resources are badly needed to provide emergency assistance to the new arrivals and proper support to their hosts. UNHCR has so far received only two per cent of the required funds.
    Living conditions for refugees in neighbouring countries are extremely difficult. More arrivals are over-stretching the reception capacity in refugee camps, especially in Tanzania, Rwanda and the DRC. Urgent funding is needed to upgrade and construct new settlements to decongest the current ones and provide basic services.

    Education of refugee children is also severely affected with school classes unable to accommodate the number of students. In Tanzania, there is a need to construct over 600 new classrooms, as many children attend classes under trees.

    In DRC, for instance, the transit centres are unable to host incoming refugees, forcing them to live in extremely poor conditions, often without shelter. Underfunding is hampering UNHCR’s efforts to develop a newly identified refugee camp site in Mulongwe in DRC’s South Kivu region.

    Overcrowded camps further expose refugees – especially women and children to many risks. UNHCR and partners have been pointing to the protection and health risks and the risk of a new cholera outbreak.

    Smaller numbers of Burundian refugees have also fled to Kenya and into Southern African countries such as Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa.

    UNHCR renews its call to donors for continued support to countries hosting Burundian refugees. We are also repeating our appeal to the neighbouring countries to allow continued access to those fleeing the situation in Burundi and not to return refugees against their will.

    UNHCR’s revised funding appeal

    For more information on this topic, please contact:
    In Geneva, Babar Baloch, baloch@unhcr.org, +41 79 513 95 49

  • Polio programme helps response to meningitis outbreak in Nigeria
    Source: Global Polio Eradication Initiative
    Country: Nigeria

    Polio programme staff from across Nigeria have joined efforts to combat a meningitis outbreak in Sokoto, providing support and expertise in epidemic response.

    Polio staff in Nigeria have contributed emergency response expertise in Sokoto State

    In early May 2017, polio programme staff from across Nigeria joined efforts to combat a meningitis outbreak in Sokoto, providing support and expertise in outbreak response to help Sokoto State in controlling the outbreak.

    Almost 200 WHO polio officers worked with state and national government agencies and other partners to plan and implement a state-wide vaccination campaign aimed at reaching almost 800 000 young people at risk of contracting the disease.

    With considerable experience in delivering large-scale vaccination campaigns, polio staff played an important role in the planning, coordination and delivery of the meningitis response. Almost thirty years of fighting polio has equipped GPEI with valuable expertise in outbreak response that can be applied beyond the polio programme.

    Working as part of a national support team, they supported the campaign in a number of areas, including the development of a detailed campaign strategy, coordination and logistics, planning, coordination and supervision of trainings, and vaccine management activities.

    The broader benefits of the polio programme

    This support for meningitis outbreak response is but one example of how the infrastructure and expertise of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is helping to achieve positive health outcomes beyond polio eradication and can offer significant benefits for broader health efforts. In Nigeria alone, polio staff and infrastructure have contributed to multiple outbreak response and vaccination activities, including the response to Ebola and large-scale measles vaccination campaigns.

    Polio-funded workers at country level spend on average 50% of their time supporting non-polio activities, including routine immunization, maternal and child health programmes, humanitarian emergencies and disease outbreak, and sanitation and hygiene programmes.

    Skills and infrastructure of the programme in areas like healthcare delivery, disease surveillance and outbreak preparedness and response can be successfully applied to non-polio health priorities and programmes.

    Planning for the future

    While we remain focused on ending polio for good, GPEI is also beginning to plan for a world after polio – looking at how we can maintain some of this infrastructure, knowledge and expertise once the programme comes to an end. In 16 countries, including Nigeria, with the highest levels of GPEI-funded staff and infrastructure, GPEI partners are supporting national governments and other health partners to plan for the transition some of these critical assets in to existing health systems and initiatives, so they can continue to contribute to positive health outcomes around the world.

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