Emergency WASH in the News


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Emergency WASH in the News

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We have set up a page on Sanitation Updates to monitor news alerts on Emergency WASH situations,
sanitationupdates.blog/2018/12/05/emergency-wash-in-the-news/ , and this page can easily be updated via Google Alerts on a weekly basis if this is useful.

Please let us know if this just duplicates other sources of information or is not useful and we can remove the page.

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

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 water, sanitation 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 water, sanitation 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 water, sanitation 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 water, sanitation, 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
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 ..

Global WASH Cluster

- News and Events


- Ebola Situation Reports
- Ebola News Releases

Disease Outbreak News

- Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo, 22 November 2018
- Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia, 20 November 2018
- Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo, 15 November 2018
- Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo, 8 November 2018,
- Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia, 1 November 2018
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