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05 Feb 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • An Emergency Committee was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) on 1 February 2016. Following the advice of the Committee, the Director-General announced the recent cluster of microcephaly and other neurologic disorders reported in Brazil to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

04 Feb 2016 description

On January 15th, 2016, the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) supported by the Clearing for Results Project of UNDP organized a launch of the development of National Mine Action Strategy (NMAS) 2017-2025. The event was presided over by H.E. Prum Sophakmonkol, Secretary General of the CMAA and participated by stakeholders such as line ministries, development partners, mine action operators and relevant non-governmental organizations.

04 Feb 2016 description

A regional tsunami warning exercise involving sixteen* countries of the Pacific is currently taking place from 1 to 5 February to provide participants with the opportunity to test and give feedback on the Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Center (NWPTAC) enhanced forecasting products.

03 Feb 2016 description

In many developing countries, over half of all fruits and vegetables are never eaten. Instead, they are lost to damage or spoilage after harvest. The potential for these losses leads farmers to sell their fresh produce immediately at whatever price they can get, before they lose the crops that represent investments of labor, water and agricultural inputs. Improving how fruits and vegetables are handled after harvest can significantly prolong freshness—and cooling is key.

02 Feb 2016 description

On this Edition

  • AHA Centre Emergency Response Organisation Exercise
  • Annual Disaster Report
  • INSIGHT
  • Steps for Continuous Improvement in
  • Emergency Operations at AHA Centre
02 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government launched new assaults on human rights in Cambodia, especially during the second half of 2015, arresting and jailing members of the political opposition and activists, and passing a draconian new law on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that the government rushed through the National Assembly on July 13. Other repressive laws were also proclaimed or proposed, including laws or regulations on the Internet, as Hun Sen, who has ruled since 1985, increasingly undermined fundamental human rights. 

02 Feb 2016 description
report APOPO

Last year a group of mine detection rats arrived in Cambodia, where they have been completing their training in preparation for deployment in the Cambodian minefields. APOPO's mine detection rat (MDR) field coordinator Mark Shukuru was in Cambodia supporting the MDR team, helping them get up to speed for their livelihood- and life-saving mission.

01 Feb 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the fourth quarter of 2015 (October to December). The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

• During Q4-2015, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by a further 15.2 percent year-on-year because of abundant supplies and sluggish demand. The index returned to the level seen before the food price crisis of 2007-08.

28 Jan 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region Northern Hemisphere

China (no updates)
As of 31 December, there were 3,884 cases of dengue reported in 2015 for China, with majority of the cases being reported during September and October. From 1 to 31 December 2015, 62 dengue cases were reported with no associated deaths. The number of cases in the month of December decreased sevenfold compared to the number reported in the previous month (n=470) and lower than the number of cases reported in December 2014 (n=180) (Figure 1).

27 Jan 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

World Report 2016: ‘Politics of Fear’ Threatens Rights

Terror Attacks, Refugee Crisis, and Broad Global Crackdown

(Istanbul, January 27, 2016) – The politics of fear led governments around the globe to roll back human rights during 2015, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016.

26 Jan 2016 description

A FUTURE FREE FROM FEAR

At MAG, we believe that whenever and wherever wars happen, ordinary people should not be the ones who pay the price.

As Chief Executive of the UK’s only aid and development charity to have shared the Nobel Peace Prize, I am immensely proud of the difference MAG and our donors made directly to the lives of more than 1.4 million men, women and children in 2015.

25 Jan 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance

WFP provides assistance to the most marginalized Cambodians living in the most food insecure provinces through a five-year Country Programme (CP). The programme covers food and cash based safety nets in the sectors of education, asset creation and livelihood support and nutrition. Food assistance is also provided in response to emergencies, when required.

22 Jan 2016 description
report IRIN

By David Boyle

PHNOM PENH, 22 January 2016 (IRIN) - A disagreement between Cambodian and global health officials that followed a corruption scandal and froze millions of dollars in funding for the fight against malaria has been resolved, the World Health Organization has told IRIN.

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18 Jan 2016 description
report European Union

The European Union awarded eleven new grants for a total of over 8.2 million Euros to local and international NGOs. The funds will be used to strengthen civil society organisations and promote human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights), accountability, good governance, and democratisation.

18 Jan 2016 description

Situation to Date

In June 2015, drought conditions monitored by satellite showed high water deficits in various parts of the country. Cambodia suffered from a 2015/16 El Niño-induced drought that could rival the devastating effects of the 1997-98 episode.

Cambodia is considered by international institutions a moderate priority country23 among those most-affected by the 2015/16 El Niño. Areas of growing concern are located around the centre of the country and the North West.

Weather Patterns

14 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

General inflation in the region was estimated at 2.3 percent, and food price inflation at 2.6 percent in November compared to one year ago.

  • In China, prices for fresh vegetables rose as unusually cold weather in November hampered transport and disrupted supplies to markets.

  • In Indonesia, drought conditions linked to El Niño over large parts of the country resulted in major delays in planting of the main season crops.

14 Jan 2016 description

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 December, there were 3,884 cases of dengue reported in 2015 for China, with majority of the cases being reported during September and October. From 1 to 31 December 2015, 62 dengue cases were reported with no associated deaths. The number of cases in the month of December decreased sevenfold compared to the number reported in the previous month (n=470) and lower than the number of cases reported in December 2014 (n=180) (Figure 1).

Malaysia (no update)

10 Jan 2016 description
report AlertNet

LONDON, Jan 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malaria-carrying parasites in parts of Cambodia have developed resistance to a major drug used to treat the disease in Southeast Asia, according to research published on Thursday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.

The drug piperaquine, used in combination with the drug artemisinin, has been the main form of malaria treatment in Cambodia since 2008.

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