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22 Feb 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) On Jan. 31, 2017, Salesian missionaries held an opening program to officially launch new structural improvements which increase the accessibility for students with physical disabilities attending Don Bosco Technical School Kep (Don Bosco Kep) in Kep City, Cambodia. The improvements to the school were made possible by a January 2015 grant from the Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help facilitate this work.

16 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

With support from WFP, the Policy Department of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is conducting research on the Government’s capacity in terms of budget and human resources to take over the school meals programme. Field data collection will be conducted in February.

Operational Updates

16 Feb 2017 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No update)

As of 31 December 2016, there were 2,076 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

15 Feb 2017 description
report Guardian

Open defecation in villages on Tonlé Sap lake contributes to sickness, pollution and drownings. Now, a pathogen-filtering toilet looks set to change lives

By Lauren Crothers in Phat Sanday

Phat Sanday is – in many ways – like any other village in Cambodia. There’s a school, a petrol station and a clinic.

However, unlike most of the other rural communities, nearly every structure here – at the southern end of Cambodia’s Tonlé Sap lake – floats. The primary mode of transport for the more than 1,100 families who live here is boat.

12 Feb 2017 description

A law does no good sitting on a shelf. In order to have real impact it must be understood and acted upon. All people should know their rights, roles and responsibilities in disasters, but often we see that this is not the case. National Societies, with roots at the community level as well as a unique auxiliary role with government, are well positioned to strengthen public awareness and understanding of disaster law.

10 Feb 2017 description

Bogotá Febrero 6 de 2017. Durante los días 6, 7 y 8 de febrero en el Hotel Dann Carlton de Bogotá, se darán cita expertas, promotoras y participantes activas en procesos de justicia transicional de países como Filipinas, Kenia, Perú, Camboya y Kosovo, con el objetivo identificar elementos que permita construir un documento de recomendaciones que se han tenidos en cuenta para la incorporación del enfoque de género en los instrumentos que crea el Punto 5º del Acuerdo de Paz.

10 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

9 février 2017 – L'action antimines des Nations Unies a besoin de 511 millions de dollars pour mener à bien ses projets en 2017 et cela représente une augmentation de 50% par rapport à l'appel consolidé de l'année dernière, qui s'élevait à 347 millions de dollars.

Cet action antimines comprend le déminage, l'éducation aux risques et l'assistance aux victimes, dans les situations de conflit et d'après conflit dans le monde, a précisé le Service d'action antimines des Nations Unies (UNMAS) dans un communiqué de presse.

09 Feb 2017 description

Geneva, 6 February 2017. The latest United Nations Portfolio of Mine Action projects shows a sharp increase in the need for humanitarian mine action, including landmine clearance, risk education and victim assistance, in conflict and post-conflict settings around the world. The online Portfolio of Mine Action Projects 2017 presents an overall requirement for USD 511 million, a 50% increase from last year’s USD 347 million consolidated appeal.

09 Feb 2017 description
report The Cambodia Daily

Villagers digging up tree stumps to make furniture accidentally detonated an anti-personnel landmine in Oddar Meanchey province, killing a man and injuring his son and two others in the third fatal landmine explosion this year.

Read more on The Cambodia Daily

02 Feb 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past two weeks:

o None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks:

o None

02 Feb 2017 description
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El Nino 2015-2016 - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.
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Disaster associated with El Nino in 1997-1998, 2002-2003 or 2009-2010 - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.

The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughtsfloods and **extreme hot** and **cold weather**.

01 Feb 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the fourth quarter of 2016 (October to December).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

01 Feb 2017 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No update)

As of 31 December 2016, there were 2,076 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

27 Jan 2017 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 27 Jan 2017.

An estimated 1 million women live with obstetric fistula, a devastating consequence of prolonged obstructed labor, and thousands of new case develop each year. Life-restoring treatment for women with fistula is available at the health facilities on this map

27 Jan 2017 description
report BioMed Central

Sophie Witter, Maria Paola Bertone, Yotamu Chirwa, Justine Namakula, Sovannarith So and Haja R. Wurie

Conflict and Health  2017  10:31  *DOI: 10.1186/s13031-016-0099-0*  *©  The Author(s). 2017*

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Background

26 Jan 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 December 2016, there were 2076 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

24 Jan 2017 description

Phnom Penh, 13 January 2017 – Building on its financial support from 2013 to 2015, the Government of Switzerland has committed an additional US$3.5 million to Cambodia’s demining sector, from 2017 to 2019. The fund will support the Government to maximize mine action results on human development in poor communities in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Pailin, through Phase III of the Clearing for Results project. The project is also supported by the Australia Government.

20 Jan 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past two weeks: o Angola

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None