Asmara, 26 August 2016 - The inhabitants of the Administrative areas of Adi-Akelo, Mai-Lafo and Sememo, Adi-Quala Sub-zone, are conducting enhanced water and soil conservation campaigns.
The Head of economic development in the sub-zone, Mr. Berhane Woldeselasie, said that the popular campaign includes renovation of the water diversion scheme beneath
Sememo Dam that was damaged due to flooding, in addition to the construction of terraces.
Asmara, 26 August 2016 - The Head of health facilities in Hagaz sub-zone, Mr. Gebremeskel Gebrehiwet, said that comparing to last year, the prevalence of malaria has witnessed 89% reduction.
He explained that sustainable awareness-raising campaigns regarding the cause of malaria prevalence coupled with the spraying activities and the clearing of mosquito breeding spots have proved vital in efforts to cope with the problem.
The residents on their part expressed readiness to conduct weekly sanitation popular campaigns, reports added.
There is a marginal improvement in food consumption for people assisted through relief operations, but in spite of the good progress, needs will remain high to the end the year. The situation remains critical for 10.2 million people in need of food assistance.
There is an imminent pipeline break for cereals in September. WFP currently requires USD 158 million to support 7.6 million people affected by drought for the rest of 2016.
10,246 migrants have been rescued in 2016 to date, as reported by the Libyan Coast Guard (LCG)
Regional Migrant Figures Update
In 2016 (as of 21 August), 269,244 arrivals were recorded by sea to Europe. Of those, 3,164 are indicated to be dead or missing.
3,618 Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises
1,636 Registered females.
1,299 Registered children and adolescents
Refugees are finding new routes into the European Union. Swiss authorities have noticed a rise in border crossings from Italy.
Ueli Maurer represents the right-wing SVP party on the Swiss Federal Council and, as finance minister, is in charge of the Border Guard Corps. He is most concerned about migration routes between Switzerland's borders with Italy and those with Austria and Germany. He told Swiss media that several people had crossed without authorization recently.
269.244 llegadas por mar en 2016
publicado a las 09:30 hs. (horario Europa Central) 23/8/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015
269,244 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 09:00 CET 23 August
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
Italy - IOM reports that 269,244 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 21 August, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, where 104,141 migrants or refugees have arrived during 2016.
This is slightly lower than the number recorded through 2015’s first eight months, when a total of 354,618 arrivals were recorded crossing the Mediterranean, the majority from Turkey to Greece.
International Conference on Eritrean Studies held in Asmara
Traditional rules of warfare, the conduct of hostilities, and the categories of people and objects protected during war were among the issues discussed at a round table for academics that concluded this week in Nairobi, Kenya.
The discussion, organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), sought to engage participants on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), a set of rules that seek to limit the effects of armed conflict as well identify best practices in teaching the subject in institutions of higher learning.
The African Public Health Emergency Fund (APHEF or the Fund) was established by the Regional Committee in 2012 with the aim of providing catalytic resources for initiating timely responses to public health emergencies. Ever since, commitments have been made at every subsequent Regional Committee session to improve the functionality of this solidarity fund.
Italy - IOM reports that 266,026 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 17 August, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, where 101,507 migrants or refugees have arrived during 2016.
This total is slightly lower than the pace recorded through 2015’s first eight months, when a total of 354,618 arrivals were recorded crossing the Mediterranean, the majority from Turkey to Greece.
IOM Rome reported on Thursday that some 730 migrants had been rescued in the Channel of Sicily since August 10, or about 100 per day.
Heavy rains expected to further increase risk of flooding in West and East Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
The persistence of above-average rainfall continues to increase both short-term and long-term rainfall surpluses and trigger flooding throughout many areas in Sudan, South Sudan and western Ethiopia. Above-average rainfall is forecast to continue over the region, further worsening the potential for flooding over many downstream areas of eastern Sudan during the next week.
Total number of refugees: 959,329
Registered refugee households: 148,211
Total number of IDPs: 148,211
Trends of Sea Arrivals
Between 08 and 14 August, 698 refugees and migrants crossed the sea from Turkey to the Greek islands – a very slight increase from the 682 who arrived the previous week. So far in August, 1,380 people have arrived by sea in Greece and the average number of daily arrivals has been 99 compared with 60 in July. Most arrivals in August so far have been to Chios, Lesvos and Kalymnos.
As of 14 August, 161,599 refugees and migrants have arrived by sea in Greece with 48% from the Syrian Arab Republic, 25% from Afghanistan and 15% from Iraq.
741,288 refugees registered in the country
1,696 refugees newly registered in July
20,304 New arrivals registered since January 2016
13,159 Urban Eritrean refugees verified during the reporting period
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