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Argentina: Epidemiological Update: Arboviruses in the context of COVID-19 - 2 July 2021

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:06:44 +0000

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Countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana (France), Guadeloupe (France), Guatemala, Honduras, Martinique (France), Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Barthélemy (France), Saint Martin (France), Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Sources: World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization

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Situation summary

In the Region of the Americas, between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 22 of 2021, a total of 728,831 cases1 of arboviral disease were reported. Of those, 673,148 (92.3%) were dengue cases, 49,671 were chikungunya cases, and 6,012 were Zika cases (Figure 1).

In the Region of the Americas, the total number of cases of arboviral disease reported in 2021 as of EW 22 (728,831 cases) represents approximately a 58% relative decrease compared to the same period in 2020 (1,734,951 cases), when the COVID-19 pandemic began (Figure 2).

Since 2020, the circulation of the dengue virus and other arboviruses has been occurring simultaneously with the active transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in endemic countries and territories in the Region of the Americas. Meanwhile, vaccination campaigns against COVID19 in the Region of the Americas is ongoing and public health measures are becoming more flexible. Therefore, while heterogeneous scenarios in different countries of the Region of the Americas must be considered, the syndemic of COVID-19 and arboviral diseases will most likely continue during the next epidemic period in arbovirus-endemic areas within the Region.

Based on previous experiences during dengue epidemics, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the persistence of arboviral cases in endemic areas presents a challenge for health systems across all components and levels, including epidemiological surveillance.

During the COVID-19 and dengue syndemic, co-infection with the two viruses have been reported in countries and territories of the Region of the Americas (2, 3). According to the available evidence, the severity and prognosis of these coinfected patients is not yet clear. However, it will be important to prepare health systems to respond adequately and in a timely manner to potential scenarios.

Additionally, the hurricane and tropical storm season in countries and territories of the Caribbean, Central America, and the East Coast of the United States began in June, which, depending on its magnitude and impact on dengue endemic areas, could constitute an additional burden for health systems in affected areas.

The following is the epidemiological situation of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika in the Region of the Americas.

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Argentina: Epidemiological Update: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - 22 July 2021

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:02:07 +0000

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Countries: Argentina, Aruba (The Netherlands), Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (The Netherlands), Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao (The Netherlands), Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana (France), Guadeloupe (France), Jamaica, Martinique (France), Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Saint Barthélemy (France), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (France), Sint Maarten (The Netherlands), Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Sources: World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization

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Executive Summary

• As of 21 July 2021, 191,281,182 confirmed cumulative cases of COVID-19 have been reported globally, including 4,112,538 deaths, for which the Region of the Americas contributed 39% of cases and 48% of deaths.

• In June 2021, the South America subregion continued to contribute the largest number of cases and deaths within the Region, accounting for 4,076,310 cases and 108,331 deaths. This represents 84% and 81% of the cases and deaths reported, respectively, in the Region of the Americas during this month.

• As of 21 July 2021, Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States of America have detected all four variants of concern (VOC).

• Among indigenous populations in 18 countries of the Americas, 617,326 cases were reported, including 14,646 deaths.

• A total of 24 countries and territories have reported 6,681 cumulative confirmed cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents (MIS-C) temporally related to COVID-19, including 135 deaths.

• Regarding health workers, 37 countries and territories have reported 1,763,315 cases, including 10,278 deaths.

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Afghanistan: Southern Zone - Nimroz Province - Zaranj District - Shelter types arrangement pattern - Urban area - June 2021

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:53:42 +0000

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Country: Afghanistan
Sources: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, REACH Initiative, Shelter Cluster

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Afghanistan - Southern Zone - Kandahar Province - Dand District - Shelter types arrangement pattern - Urban area - June 2021

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:51:20 +0000

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Country: Afghanistan
Sources: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, REACH Initiative, Shelter Cluster

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World: Corporate evaluation of UN Women’s UN system coordination and broader convening role in ending violence against women

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:50:04 +0000

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Country: World
Source: UN Women

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UN Women works to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls (VAWG), increase access to services for survivors, and make private and public spaces safer for women and girls.

In working towards ending VAWG, UN Women leverages its integrated mandate through the provision of normative support, coordination of the UN system, and implementation of its operational activities. UN Women engages on multiple fronts by partnering with governments, UN organizations, civil society organizations, and other partners to foster accountability and yield collective action through concerted and coordinated actions to address VAWG and gender inequality.

In 2021, the Independent Evaluation Service conducted the corporate evaluation of UN Women’s UN system coordination and broader convening role in ending violence against women as part of its implementation of the UN Women Corporate Evaluation Plan. The evaluation provides an overall assessment of UN Women’s UN system coordination and broader convening role in the area of ending violence against women and includes a forward-looking analysis with a view to informing UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2022–2025.

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Afghanistan - Southern Zone - Kandahar Province - Dand District - Shelter types arrangement pattern - Rural area - June 2021

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:47:36 +0000

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Country: Afghanistan
Sources: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, REACH Initiative, Shelter Cluster

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Afghanistan - Southern Zone - Kandahar Province - Kandahar District - Shelter types arrangement pattern - Urban area - June 2021

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:44:00 +0000

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Country: Afghanistan
Sources: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, REACH Initiative, Shelter Cluster

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Afghanistan - Central Zone - Kabul Province - Kabul District - Shelter types arrangement pattern - Rural area - June 2021

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:39:57 +0000

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Country: Afghanistan
Sources: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, REACH Initiative, Shelter Cluster

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Afghanistan - Southern Zone - Kandahar Province - Daman District - Shelter types arrangement pattern - Rural area - June 2021

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:38:10 +0000

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Country: Afghanistan
Sources: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, REACH Initiative, Shelter Cluster

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Focused COVID-19 Media Monitoring, Nepal (July 23, 2021)

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:11:44 +0000

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Country: Nepal
Source: World Health Organization

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EMERGING THEME(S)

  • Inadequacy of human resources has emerged as one of the biggest challenges for Nepal to fight a possible third COVID-19 pandemic wave; Nepal reported 1,855 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths on July 22
  • Asian Development Bank to give Nepal a loan of US$165,000,000 to buy COVID-19 vaccines; Japanese Ambassador Kikuta Yutaka promises additional vaccine support to Nepal
  • Crowd of people throng Teku Hospital to get COVID-19 vaccination certificate; people queuing up from as early as 2:00 am for the document
  • Health Ministry has initiated probe into ‘Corona Guard’ claims of deactivating COVID-19 impact

RECURRING THEME(S)

  • Health Ministry data show COVID-19 infections increasing across the country after relaxation of prohibitory orders
  • Target group not getting the COVID-19 vaccine in ongoing vaccination drive; Kathmandu Metropolitan City runs out of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, discontinues drive

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[Floods & Landslides in Europe and China] Singapore Red Cross commits humanitarian aid for climate emergency

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:08:22 +0000

Countries: Belgium, China, Germany
Source: Singapore Red Cross

Singapore, 23 July 2021 - Responding to the severe flooding situation in Europe and China, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has committed USD150,000 in the first instance to support relief and recovery efforts in Belgium, Germany, and China. The funds will be channeled towards the purchase and distribution of essential items to the affected communities.

Mr Benjamin William, Secretary General and CEO of Singapore Red Cross, said, “The impact of climate change continues to give rise to extreme weather, including the devastating flooding in Europe and China. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones, and those displaced by the floods and are now in evacuation camps. Besides the difficult rescue operations, relief workers also face additional challenges with the ongoing pandemic, the potential spread of waterborne diseases, as well as insufficient food and clean water supplies. Our sister national societies are working round-the-clock to distribute supplies and provide health services, in addition to supporting the local authorities in the evacuation and relief work. The Singapore Red Cross will continue to monitor the situation, to make an assessment of the type of relief we can assist with subsequently.”

In Henan, China, the torrential rainfall has caused major river banks to burst and flooding of streets. The floods, the result of torrential rainfall that has been described as a once-in-a-lifetime event, have killed at least 25 people and left 200,000 people displaced. The Red Cross Society of China has responded with search and rescue services, and provided tents, clothes and other essential items for the evacuees.

The German Red Cross has mobilised hundreds of volunteers to assist with evacuations and help people made homeless by the devastating floods. The catastrophic flash floods have already left more than 100 dead. At present, the German Red Cross’ aid is focused on the provision of sufficient emergency accommodation, health care services, and relief supplies such as tents, blankets, camp beds, drinking water, sanitary facilities, and food for the affected communities.

Meanwhile, the Belgian Red Cross has set up rescue centers in affected provinces of Liège, Hainaut, Namur and Luxembourg, setting up more than 1,300 camp beds in 14 reception points to house evacuees.

SRC has also activated its “Restoring Family Links” (RFL) service to assist Singaporeans and others to locate their immediate family members who may have been affected by the disaster with whom they have difficulty in contacting. For assistance, please contact SRC.

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Afghanistan - Northern Zone - Balkh Province - Khulm District - Shelter types arrangement pattern - Rural area - June 2021

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:07:05 +0000

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Country: Afghanistan
Sources: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, REACH Initiative, Shelter Cluster

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Afghanistan - Eastern Zone - Nangarhar Province - Jalalabad District - Shelter types arrangement pattern - Urban area - June 2021

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:03:32 +0000

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Country: Afghanistan
Sources: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, REACH Initiative, Shelter Cluster

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Indonesia, Flooding in Cilacap Regency, Central Java (21 Jul 2021)

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 02:59:50 +0000

Country: Indonesia
Source: ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance

AFFECTED AREA/S

Cilacap

DESCRIPTION

Floods in Kab. Cilacap, Prov. Central Java

Chronology :

  • Due to high intensity rain causing the Jambu River to overflow on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Pkl. 04.00 WIB

Location:Kec. Jeruklegi

  • Ds. Jeruklegi Wetan
  • Ds. Sawangan
  • Ds. Prapagan
  • Ds. Brebegan
  • Ds. Jambusari

Casualties:

  • 71 families / 284 people affected

  • 16 households evacuated

Material Losses:

  • 71 houses submerged

  • 30 Ha of submerged rice fields

  • Flood depth 50 – 150 cm

Effort:

  • BPBD Kab. Cilacap coordinates with local government officials to carry out evacuation and data collection

Up-to-date Condition:

  • The water has receded

Source:

  • BPBD Kab. Cilacap

Informed By:
BNPB PUSDALOPS
Complaint Number / Call Center : 117 (Toll Free)
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Twitter : @Bnpbpusdalops

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Afghanistan - Eastern Zone - Nangarhar Province - Behsud District - Shelter types arrangement pattern - Urban area - June 2021

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 02:59:26 +0000

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Country: Afghanistan
Sources: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, REACH Initiative, Shelter Cluster

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The provision of COVID-19 vaccines to the Kingdom of Cambodia

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 02:57:32 +0000

Countries: Cambodia, Japan
Source: Government of Japan

The Government of Japan has decided to provide approximately 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured in Japan, through the COVAX facility, to Cambodia, as part of supports from Japan to contribute to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 in Cambodia. On July 23, approximately 300 thousand doses of those will be airlifted from Japan to Cambodia. After the arrival at Phnom Penh, the hand-over ceremony will be held in the presence of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia, and Mr. Mikami Masahiro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Cambodia.

Since February, the number of new infections of COVID-19 in Cambodia is sharply increasing and the procurement of vaccine is urgent and most important issue for the Cambodian government.

The vaccines we provided are expected to contribute to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 in Cambodia. Japan will continue various support measures in cooperation with relevant countries and international organizations with a view to binging an early ending to the COVID-19 pandemic.

[Note] COVID-19 situation in CambodiaAs of July 21st, approximately 69 thousand confirmed cases and approximately 1 thousand deaths are reported in Cambodia. Daily confirmed cases have increased after community transmission in the end of February, 2021, and imported cases from neighbor countries from May, 2021.

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Afghanistan - Central Highlands Zone - Bamyan Province - Bamyan District - Shelter types arrangement pattern - Urban area - June 2021

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 02:56:43 +0000

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Country: Afghanistan
Sources: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, REACH Initiative, Shelter Cluster

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Afghanistan - Central Highlands Zone - Bamyan Province - Bamyan District - Shelter types arrangement pattern - Rural area - June 2021

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 02:53:39 +0000

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Country: Afghanistan
Sources: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, REACH Initiative, Shelter Cluster

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Afghanistan: Western Zone - Herat Province - Herat District - Shelter types arrangement pattern - Urban area - June 2021

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 02:50:02 +0000

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Country: Afghanistan
Sources: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, REACH Initiative, Shelter Cluster

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Afghanistan - North Eastern Zone - Badakhshan Province - Argo District - Shelter types arrangement pattern - Rural area - June 2021

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 02:48:05 +0000

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Country: Afghanistan
Sources: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, REACH Initiative, Shelter Cluster

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