This document outlines the humanitarian community’s response to the needs arising from the earthquake that struck Bohol. It was issued by the Philippine Humanitarian Country Team in collaboration with partners. Figures are current to 23 October 2013.
As of 6 April 2005, 181 confirmed and suspected cases of Marburg viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) have been reported in five provinces, with the majority (168) in Uige. Of the 181 cases, 159 have been fatal. While children under the age of five years initially accounted for 75% of cases, recent cases are including an increasing number of adults.
This is not a typical United Nations (UN) Flash Appeal. It is a ‘smart Appeal’, requesting international support for the Government of Malawi’s (GoM) leadership in addressing both immediate humanitarian needs, and to allow the Government to take action now to minimise the likelihood of another food-shortage driven humanitarian crisis next year.