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28 Mar 2015 description

Khartoum, Sudan | | Saturday 3/28/2015 - 20:22 GMT

Sudanese rebels said they captured a garrison in conflict-hit South Kordofan and killed 54 troops Saturday, with the army denying the claim.

Khartoum has been battling the Sudan People's Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in the southern Blue Nile and South Kordofan states since 2011.

The SPLA-N "attacked and liberated Habila town garrison" in the north of South Kordofan on Saturday, with retreating government troops leaving 54 dead behind them, SPLA-N spokesman Arnu Lodi said in a statement.

28 Mar 2015 description

Santiago, Chile | | Saturday 3/28/2015 - 20:32 GMT

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet pointed to a "bleak" situation in the country's flood-hit north Saturday, after deadly rains swept through the normally arid area last week.

The president spent two days in the devastated Atacama region and in nearby Antofagasta, where floods left at least 10 dead, 19 missing and hundreds of people homeless. The death toll is expected to rise.

28 Mar 2015 description

Conakry, Guinea | | Saturday 3/28/2015 - 22:12 GMT

Guinean President Alpha Conde on Saturday declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly disease.

The focus of the virus "has shifted to our country's coastal areas", the president said in a statement published in national media. "That is why I am declaring a reinforced health emergency for a period of 45 days in the prefectures of Forecariah, Coyah, Dubreka, Boffa and Kindia," he said.

28 Mar 2015 description

Conakry, Guinée | | samedi 28/03/2015 - 22:34 GMT

Le président Alpha Condé a déclaré samedi l'"urgence sanitaire renforcée" pour cinq départements de la Guinée où s'est déplacé l'épicentre de l'épidémie Ebola, afin d'enrayer la progression du virus.

28 Mar 2015 description

Abuja, Nigeria | | Saturday 3/28/2015 - 21:44 GMT

by Ola AWONIYI

Problems with new technology on Saturday forced voting to be extended in presidential elections in Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, as renewed Boko Haram violence hit the knife-edge polls.

The Islamist militants were suspected of killing at least seven people in separate attacks in northeastern Gombe state, including at polling stations, while on Friday, 23 people were beheaded in Borno state.

28 Mar 2015 description

Freetown, Sierra Leone | samedi 28/03/2015 - 16:19 GMT

par Rod MAC JOHNSON, avec Zoom DOSSO à JENDEMA

Le confinement de trois jours de la population en Sierra Leone, jusqu'à dimanche, permettra à ce pays de faire de réelles avancées dans sa lutte contre Ebola, ont affirmé ses autorités samedi, jour où le Liberia voisin a annoncé la mort du dernier cas confirmé sur son sol.

28 Mar 2015 description

This report is for media and the general public.

On 27 March, the SMM observed from an observation point in the vicinity of Berdianske (government-controlled, 18km east of Mariupol) escalating fighting in Shyrokyne (“Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”)-controlled, 20km east of Mariupol, 102 km south of Donetsk) counting over 225 mortar shells from 14:40hrs to 17:15hrs. The shelling had started only a few hours following an SMM visit to the “DPR” “command” in Shyrokyne.

28 Mar 2015 description
report Redhum

Perú, 28 de Marzo 2015
Fuente: ANDINA - PE

Las lluvias intensas que se registran en Tumbes afectaron a más de 3,000 hectáreas de arroz y plátano que están inundadas y se han comprometido los puentes principales de ingreso a la ciudad, afirmó el gobernador regional tumbesino, Ricardo Flores Dioses.

28 Mar 2015 description
report Government of Chile

27/03/2015 | 14:09 | Arica y Parinacota, Tarapacá, Antofagasta, Atacama, Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana, Lib. Gral Bernardo O’Higgins, Maule, Biobío, Araucanía, Los Ríos, Los Lagos, Aysén del Gral Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Magallanes y La Antártica Chilena

Durante esta mañana, autoridades se reunieron en dependencias de ONEMI para llevar a cabo una reunión de evaluación y entregar un nuevo balance de las emergencias que afectan al territorio nacional.

28 Mar 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

March 27, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese government and a number of Darfur rebel commanders led by Mohamedain Ismail Bashar, a former operation commander of the Sudan Liberation Movement -Minni Minnawi, signed a peace agreement in the Chadian capital Ndjamena on Friday.

Bashar’s group is composed of several dissident rebel commanders who on 7 October 2014 accused their leader of nepotism, corruption and illegal detention of some leading members. Two weeks later, Minnawi sacked four commander and accused them of treason and communication with the enemy.

28 Mar 2015 description
report Government of Chile

30 voluntarios de la Defensa Civil de Chile han decido salir a las calles para ir en ayuda de las personas damnificadas

A raíz de la catástrofe que vive la zona norte del país, 30 voluntarios de la Defensa Civil de Chile han decido salir a las calles para ir en ayuda de las personas damnificadas. Los voluntarios se encuentran trabajando en dos albergues uno ubicado en la Escuela Chañar y el otro en la Fundición Paipote, ambos emplazados en la ciudad de Copiapó.

28 Mar 2015 description
report Redhum

Ecuador, 28 de Marzo 2015
Fuente: Diario El Comercio

Seis personas que fueron atrapadas por un deslizamiento de tierra en Loja, en medio de una intensa lluvia, son las últimas víctimas de la época invernal.

La tragedia ocurrió a la 01:00 del viernes y generó dolor en los vecinos del sector de Sierra Nevada, en el sur de la capital lojana. Un alud de tierra se desprendió de la parte alta y destruyó el cuarto donde dormían ocho personas.

De ellos, solo dos hermanos de 20 y 16 años, se salvaron.

28 Mar 2015 description
report Government of Chile

El Canciller Heraldo Muñoz informó hoy que, a raíz de la catástrofe ocasionada por las lluvias en norte de Chile, la Dirección General Consular del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores ha dispuesto la activación de un Protocolo de Emergencia para que la comunidad chilena en el exterior pueda localizar a sus familiares. Para ello se activó el correo electrónico asistenciaconsular@minrel.gov.cl, que recibirá las peticiones de localización.

28 Mar 2015 description

By Kaitlin Grant — 26 March 2015

Thanks to contributions from development partners including UKaid through the Department for International Development (DFID), WFP has been able to rapidly deliver life-saving food assitance to victims of the 2015 floods in Malawi.

28 Mar 2015 description

26 March 2015 – The Security Council passed a resolution today renewing for 12 months the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and endorsing recommendations made in the Secretary-General’s report on the strategic review of the mission.

Among recommendations contained in the strategic review of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the country (MONUSCO) the Council endorsed were those on transforming the force to become more efficient and effective in implementing its mandate and the Council fully endorsed them.

28 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

28 March 2015 – With a raft of ills plaguing the Arab world – from the “shameful” conflict in Syria to the “tinderbox” that is Gaza and the steadily unraveling situation in Yemen – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called upon leaders gathered in Egypt to work with each other and the United Nations to “strengthen our bonds for the people of this region and the security of our world.”

28 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11842

7420th Meeting (PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Unanimously adopting two separate resolutions this evening on Libya, the Security Council, in the first, called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and extended the United Nations Support Mission there (UNSMIL) until 15 September, and in the second, adjusted the arms embargo on the country in light of the terrorist threat there.

28 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
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NEW YORK, 28 March 2015 – “Although the deteriorating situation in Yemen is curtailing operations, UNICEF continues to work to provide vital assistance for children in the country through a small number of international staff and more than 100 national staff, working with local as well as international partners.

“UNICEF and partners are providing water, sanitation and hygiene supplies as well as supporting mobile health clinics for more than 600 families who have arrived in Harad from the north.

28 Mar 2015 description
report Redhum

Chile, 27 de Marzo 2015
Fuente: El Mercurio On Line

SANTIAGO.- El director de la Oficina Nacional de Emergencia (Onemi), Ricardo Toro, entregó este viernes un nuevo balance de los temporales que afectaron desde el martes a tres regiones del norte del país y que han dejado -hasta ahora- un total de nueve víctimas fatales.

28 Mar 2015 description

Monrovia, Liberia | Saturday 3/28/2015 - 15:19 GMT

A Liberian woman who last week became the country's first Ebola patient in more than a month has died, a senior official said Saturday, adding that two new suspected cases had been identified.

The woman, who was diagnosed with Ebola on March 20, is the wife of a cured patient. The case was a setback to hopes that Liberia, once the worst-hit country, would be free of the epidemic soon.