• The UN and partners coordinate rapid response to IDPs fleeing Sirte as clashes fuel further displacement.
• US$12.2 million needed to continue life-saving food assistance after September.
• Health supplies and medicines reached hospitals in response to acute health crises.
• 1,728 conflict affected children enrolled in non-formal education in Benghazi.
Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Sunday 7/24/2016 - 10:58 GMT |
by Joel Olatunde AGOI
Nigeria on Sunday celebrated two years without a new case of polio, in a major stride towards Africa being declared free of the devastating disease.
If no new case is reported by July 2017, Nigeria will be certified free of the virus, which mainly affects children under five and can leave its victims crippled or dead.
As recently as 2012, Nigeria seemed to be losing the battle against polio, recording more than half of all global cases.
Suicide bombers set off twin blasts at a demonstration by Hazaras protesting against the planned route of a power line
By Mirwais Harooni
KABUL, July 24 (Reuters) - Relatives of some of those killed in a big suicide attack in Kabul searched through a bloodied assortment of belongings left after the twin blasts as they prepared for funerals on Sunday in a mood of growing anger with political leaders.
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from Falluja and surrounding areas since May
from Mosul and surrounding areas since March
from Shirqat and surrounding areas since June
3.4 million IDPs
since January 2014
230,000 Iraqi refugees in the region
UNHCR’s overall appeal of USD 584 million for IDPs and Iraqi refugees in the region is 37% funded including recent announcements and projections.
PDC05E - 51A
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Ganges-Padma and Surma-Kushiyara river systems are in rising trend.
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Ganges-Padma river systems may likely to continue rising in next 48 hours.
The Surma-Kushiyara river systems may likely to start falling after next 48 hours.
Flood Situation in some parts of low lands adjacent to Brahmaputra and Jamuna Rivers at Kurigram, Jamalpur, Bogra, Serajganj districts and Ganges-Padma rivers at Rajbari, Manikganj and Munshiganj districts may likely continue to deteriorate in next 48 hours.
As per information received from the government sources nearly 2,90,880 people are affected in 9 districts of Assam due to the incessant rainfall. The water levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above the danger level in many districts. The situation has turned critical in Bongaigaon District with 84,518, Jorhat District with 75,835, Golaghat District 74,880 and in Dhemaji Didtrict with 43,404 populations being affected. As per information received from local news channels about 50% of Kaziranga National Park is under flood water.
Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP | Sunday 7/24/2016 - 11:33 GMT |
by Emal HAIDARY
Kabul was plunged into mourning Sunday after its deadliest attack for 15 years killed 80 people and left hundreds maimed, reigniting concern that the Islamic State group was seeking to expand its foothold in Afghanistan.
Tempers were frayed a day after the twin bombings that tore through crowds of Shiite Hazara protesters, as many anxiously searched hospitals and morgues, looking among the mutilated bodies for missing relatives.
Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Sunday 7/24/2016 - 12:10 GMT |
by Maya Gebeily
Air raids have hit four makeshift hospitals in Syria's battered Aleppo city, doctors said Sunday, jeopardising medical care for more than 200,000 desperate civilians in rebel-held areas.
The bombardment since Saturday has worsened the plight of residents of besieged eastern neighbourhoods of Syria's second city, where food and medical supplies are becoming increasingly scarce.
Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Sunday 7/24/2016 - 09:47 GMT |
A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 15 people in a Shiite area of northern Baghdad on Sunday, security and medical officials said.
The bombing, which struck near a checkpoint in the Kadhimiyah area, home to a major Shiite shrine, also wounded at least 29 people, the officials said.
IS issued a statement claiming the attack, saying it targeted soldiers and pro-government paramilitaries in the area.
Lesbos, Greece | AFP | Saturday 7/24/2016 - 03:01 GMT
by Louisa GOULIAMAKI
When a sea of humanity landed on their island's rocky shores last year, the people of Lesbos turned out with blankets and hot food to help thousands of refugees emerging from the cold waters of the Aegean.
In the months that followed, Lesbos' citizens were hailed for their compassionate response by everyone from Pope Francis to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Queen Rania of Jordan and Angelina Jolie.
New York, 23 July 2016
The Secretary-General condemns today’s terrorist attack in Kabul. This despicable crime targeted citizens peacefully exercising their fundamental human rights.
The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and expresses his solidarity with the people and Government of Afghanistan. He calls for those responsible for this attack to be brought to justice.
The Secretary-General condemns the recent fighting in Kidal, Mali, which erupted on 21 and 22 July between two armed groups signatory to the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali. He deplores this first violation of the ceasefire since September 2015, which occurred at a time when the stakeholders were progressing with the establishment of an interim authority in the northern regions.
Government of Pakistan
Ministry of Climate Change
National Disaster Management Authority
(Prime Minister’s Office) Islamabad
Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. River Indus at Guddu is in Low Flood Level. All other major rivers are flowing below Low Flood Level.
Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD. Annex A
By Lin Taylor
LONDON, July 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One of the first questions aid worker Isaac Kwamy was asked in Greece's camps for refugees and migrants was not whether there was food or water, but whether there was internet access.
"Very few of them (migrants) said, 'We are hungry, we need food. Or we are thirsty, can we have water?" said Kwamy, who visited camps in June. "They were literally asking, 'Do you have Wi-fi access and where can we charge our phones?'"
Nearly all refugees are women and children escaping stepped-up fighting between forces loyal to president and those loyal to its former vice-president
By Sebastien Malo
NEW YORK, July 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 8,300 refugees fled violence in war-torn South Sudan and crossed into neighboring Uganda in a single day this week, setting a one-day record for this year, United Nations officials said on Friday.
Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP | Sunday 7/24/2016 - 02:48 GMT
by Usman SHARIFI
In his blue cap and green Scouts shirt, 16-year-old Aref Qasemi sits in a room in Kabul with dozens of other boys and girls, his eyes barely making it over the shoulders of his fellow Scouts.
Under the dim lights they at first appear like any other giggling Scout troop. Then the subject of the bright images projected on the wall sinks in: mines, of different shapes and sizes, and other pieces of unexploded ordnance.
Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Saturday 7/23/2016 - 20:12 GMT |
Six people were killed by unidentified assailants in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, amid a spike in violence in the restive region, a local official said Saturday.
"Six people of all ethnic backgrounds were killed" on Friday night in Bwalanda, said Alphonse Mahano, a local delegate of North Kivu province.
Mahano was referring to the Hutu, Hunde and Nande groups that live in Bwalanda, which faces the Rwandan border.
Government in South Sudan appeals to its people to stay, as hunger and violence force many to return to Sudan only five years after independence
To survive, there is no other option but to cross the river back to Sudan, says Ajak Adong, a mother of six, as she cooks a lunch of leaves. It’s all the family has been eating since arriving in the border town of Kiir Adem two months ago.