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04 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 29 July–4 August 2015

Pakistan: Flooding has killed 118 people and affected more than 800,000 people in Pakistan. Hundreds of villages have been inundated. Most casualties were recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Myanmar : 46 people have been killed and 156,000–216,000 people are affected by flooding. Sagaing region and Kachin and Shan states have been particularly impacted. Another 350,000 people are estimated affected in Bangladesh and India.

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Sudan: Attacks in South Kordofan ‘constitute war crimes’

New report documents:

  • targeting of civilians, schools, hospitals and local relief organizations

  • indiscriminate aerial bombardments and ground offensives

  • use of cluster munitions and prohibited weapons

Government forces in Sudan have committed war crimes against the civilian population of South Kordofan, Amnesty International has definitively confirmed for the first time in a new report published today.

04 Aug 2015 description

New Zealand has marked 50 years of special relations with the Cook Islands with a grant to rebuild one of the country's main schools.

Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International

04 Aug 2015 description
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  • In the week to 26 July 2015, there were three confirmed Ebola cases, down from four cases the previous week. Two cases were reported from a quarantined home in Hagan street community in Freetown, Western Area Urban district (the only area reporting cases out of 48 wards in the district). One case reported from Tonkolili district, after 150 days without a case, came from Kholifa Rowala chiefdom.

04 Aug 2015 description

Saving lives and livelihoods by preparing for natural disasters is the core principle on which the European Commission has based its Disaster Preparedness Programme "DIPECHO" since 1996.

04 Aug 2015 description


  • The humanitarian situation in Anbar governorate continues to worsen. Humanitarian access is limited and people are reportedly prevented from leaving Ramadi and Falluja to seek safer territory

  • Emergency response continues to people who are on the move as rising temperatures increase the threat of dehydration.

  • With a severe funding shortfall, health partners have been forced to suspend much needed support to health facilities in areas with high concentration of displaced people

04 Aug 2015 description

Nay Pyi Taw, 3 Aug— Flooding and landslides caused by months of torrential rain across the country have forced the temporary closure of more than 1,000 schools across the country, the Ministry of Education said Monday.

To support disaster-affected schools, the Basic Education Department under the ministry began distributing emergency stationery supplies on Sunday, including hundreds of thousands of notebooks and tens of thousands of pencils.

A total of 1,387 schools in 10 regions and states remain closed because of natural disasters.—MNA

03 Aug 2015 description

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Monday 8/3/2015 - 20:58 GMT

More than 1,500 schools have been damaged or destroyed as a result of the conflict in Iraq's troubled Anbar province alone, a spokesman said Monday.

Anbar is Iraq's largest province. It has been rocked by violence since the beginning of 2014, months before the Islamic State jihadist group launched a massive nationwide offensive that saw it conquer swathes of the country.

03 Aug 2015 description

La Suisse vient d’investir 6,3 milliards de FCFA (environ CHF 10 millions) pour la mise en œuvre de son programme d’appui à l’éducation non formelle. L’appui bénéficiera aux enfants, aux jeunes non scolarisés et déscolarisés précoces et aux adultes des régions de Sikasso, de Mopti et de Tombouctou.

03 Aug 2015 description


WFP Peru has shifted from a food aid to a food assistance organisation with a focus on institutional capacity development and government support to eliminate chronic childhood undernutrition and anaemia. In the context of recurrent natural disasters, WFP provides support to emergency preparedness and early response. WFP has been present in Peru since 1964.

03 Aug 2015 description


WFP Nicaragua focuses on strengthening the Government’s Zero Hunger programme and national emergency preparedness and response capacity. All activities include a strong capacity development component to enable the Government to break the inter-generational cycle of undernutrition and hunger.

WFP prepositions contingency stocks to support government efforts to assist food insecure people affected by recurrent shocks in a timely and effective manner.