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FIRE-EARTH Alert: PPHT

Posted by feww on November 7, 2016

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: PPHT

  • One month after Hurricane Matthew battered Haiti, about 600,000 children remain in need of humanitarian assistance, stalked by disease, hunger and malnutrition, according to UNICEF.

Taking stock of the situation of children since the Category 4 storm flattened buildings and destroyed livelihoods, UNICEF said there have been at least 1,000 suspected cholera cases among children in the past month. Out of 219 cholera treatment centres in the country, 18 have been damaged in the worst-hit departments of Grand’Anse and South, further complicating efforts to contain the disease.

Total destruction of crops and loss of food-stocks and livestock in some of the worst affected areas have left over 800,000 people in need of immediate food assistance and more than 112,000 children at risk of acute malnutrition.

An estimated 50,000 children have been left homeless and are staying in temporary shelters. Another 3,500 children living in institutions need help accessing nutrition, water and sanitation services.

Up to 80 per cent of hospitals and health centres in Grand’Anse have lost their roofs. An additional seven health centres in Grand’Anse, four in South and three in Nippes are no longer operational.

More than 700 schools have been affected and about 86 schools have been used as temporary shelters, causing school disruption for at least 150,000 children.

  • Details of the Alert are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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Half a million Yemeni children suffer from acute malnutrition

Posted by feww on December 28, 2011

Many Yemenis live off tea and bread

Half a million Yemeni children suffer from acute malnutrition; drought and deluge threaten the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of farmers, according to Yemeni Minister of Health.

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  • Yemen. A third of the Yemenis, about 8 million people, are food insecure, and the number is expected to rise when the World Food Program carries out a new national Comprehensive Food Security Survey next year.
    • The term “food insecurity” is used when people go to  bed on an empty stomach or have no idea where their next meal may come from.
    • A recent state survey conducted in Hudeidah Governorate found a global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate of 31.7 percent among the sample population.  More than 10 percent of the malnourished children were severe cases.
    • “The survey also found that nearly 60 percent of children were underweight and 54.5 percent stunted, meaning their height was too low for their age, a sign of longer-term malnutrition.” The UN reported.
    • “The Hudeidah survey found that three in every four children suffered from diarrhoea, acute respiratory infections or fever in the two weeks preceding the survey; and 2.5 percent of mothers reported symptoms of measles in their children in the past three months. The survey found measles vaccination coverage of 74 percent in Hudeidah, well below the 90 percent coverage rate needed to prevent an outbreak.”
    • Malnutrition-related deaths are expected to rise in Yemen as the health services continue to deteriorate, UINCEF reported.

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Mystery Virus Kills 256 in India

Posted by feww on October 11, 2010

Mystery fever in India’s state of Uttar Pradesh kills 256 people in just a ‘few days’

At least 13 more deaths have been reported since yesterday, pushing the death toll to 256, as hundreds of people infected with the unidentified virus swarm the district hospital in Akbarpur, Ramabai Nagar district (Kanpur Dehat), a report said.

At least 400 children have been infected with the mystery bug, district officials have reported.

“The disease started from Ahrauli Sheikh village in Amraudha block and within a month’s time spread to 48 villages, housing 3,000 families. It was also learnt that the infants who fell victims to the disease were suffering from acute malnutrition. ‘The infants were suffering from malnutrition and that made some of them vulnerable to the killer virus,’ said district nodal officer (epidemic) Arvind Sachan.” Times of India (TOI) reported.

“The new public health centres (PHC) in Sandalpur, Ursan, Musanagar, Gujrain, Kurwa Khurd and Baraur are operating without doctors and proper para-medical staff. Doctors sit at their private dispensaries in other villages. Our loved ones have died for no fault of theirs. Even none of the senior representatives from the state came here to take a note of the situation,”  a social activist and a resident of Ahrauli Sheikh village told TOI.

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