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13 Oct 2015 description

Following the order of the Russian Government, the Russian Emergencies Ministry has sent relief goods to Myanmar to help the people affected by a devastating flood.

A Russian Emergencies Ministry Il-76 will deliver foods, blankets, tents and inflatable boats to one of the largest cities of the country the city of Mandalay.

13 Oct 2015 description

ADEN, 12th October, 2015 (WAM) – The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has rehabilitated a hospital in the Directorate of Ramah in Yemen and is now ready to welcome patients as part of a series of health and educational projects the ERC is implementing to help Yemenis recover from the unfortunate events taking place there.

13 Oct 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

During the last 20 years, the Czech Republic has been struck by extreme floods of great extent, numerous flash floods of local importance and uncommon natural disasters such as tornado in 2013.

Global climate change may contribute to more extreme weather events like these and communities need to be ready.

Dolni Berkovice, a village with 1.500 inhabitants in the Central Bohemia Region, has always been endangered by the river Elbe.

However, no one remembers the floods to be as destructive as in the last decade.

13 Oct 2015 description
report ActionAid

Three years ago I travelled to Sierra Leone. Of all the incredible people I met it was the women and girls whose indefatigable attitude to life bowled me over. But since the Ebola outbreak in 2014, heartbreakingly over 12,000 children have been left orphaned in Sierra Leone. What is life like for Ebola orphans and the women supporting them now?

I met women like Ma Musu. A community activist for nine years, we trained her during the Ebola outbreak so she’s now able to practice psycho-social counselling for her community in Freetown.

13 Oct 2015 description

Every day, Sawsan Abu Ajamia and a handful of colleagues provide around 5000 people crossing the border from Greece to Macedonia with necessary information and basic care.

“Most of the families came across the Mediterranean Sea to Greece, before they arrive to the Macedonian border. It is a very tough and dangerous journey. Many people have not slept for several days. They have been on the move, from one place to the next, in search of safety”, Ajamia says.

13 Oct 2015 description
report European Union

The total number of migrants who crossed the EU’s external borders in the first nine months of this year rose to more than 710 000 with the Greek islands on the Aegean continuing to be the most affected by the unprecedented inflow of people. This compares with 282 000 recorded in all of last year.

In the month of September, the number of detections at EU’s external borders stood at 170 000 last month compared to 190 000 recorded in August.

13 Oct 2015 description

KURDS is a humanitarian, non-political, non-profit and non-governmental organization, aiming to provide basic emergency response and social development to serve both local communities and Refugees/Returnees. KURDS has been operating in Kurdistan Region since 1992 with the main focus on infrastructure construction and rehabilitation; it has since implemented hundreds of projects in the relevant sector of infrastructure construction and rehabilitation, providing emergency responses via distrusting food and non-food item, conducted various survey and evaluations.

13 Oct 2015 description

Renewed violence in Unity State in South Sudan keep humanitarian organizations from reaching vulnerable populations. NRC and IRC call for all parties to immediately cease hostilities.

13 Oct 2015 description

I. General / Inter-Sector Update

Refugee Arrivals and Returns:

Over the last three months, due to strengthened advocacy, the average daily arrival per month showed a relative increase: July – 36 individuals; August – 50 individuals; September – 64 individuals; 1-6 Oct – 63 individuals. This compares to the average daily return rate of: July - 66 individuals; August - 129 individuals; and September - 103 individuals.

13 Oct 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

TIEN GIANG (VNS) — The dengue fever epidemic is spreading and become more complicated in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tien Giang, the provincial preventive healthcare department said. The number of dengue cases has increased dramatically, with new cases being reported in Cam Son Commune in Cai Lay District.

The dengue outbreak has reached its peak, health workers said.

The province has reported 1,034 dengue fever cases so far this year, a 114.2 per cent increase against the same period last year, they said.

13 Oct 2015 description

Aid provided to fragile and conflict-affected states is often volatile and unpredictable. Across all 70 countries classified as fragile states in 2013, 36 experienced four or more aid shocks – a 15% or more fluctuation in aid from one year to the next – between 2005 and 2013. For some countries aid fluctuations are substantial. For example, the four long-term fragile states Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Eritrea and Zimbabwe have each experienced more than five shocks in the past eight years.

13 Oct 2015 description

KABUL, 13 October 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expresses its serious concern at recent statements from the Taliban that identified specific Afghan media outlets and their staff as military targets.

UNAMA urges all parties to the conflict to respect and protect the right to freedom of expression.