According to the WHO, there has been a significant decrease of Ebola cases from 21 confirmed cases in the last reporting period to four new confirmed cases during this week. The new confirmed cases were in Coyah (one) and Conakry (three). The total number of confirmed cases rose to 3,326.
The number of confirmed deaths rose from 2,063 to 2,069 this past week (six deaths including two children), with a total count of 2,520 confirmed and probable deaths.
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.
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.
The nutrition screening carried out in the province of Makamba shows a Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rate of 7.3 percent. WFP in cooperation with partners is preparing to assist the affected people through a targeted supplementary feeding and a blanket supplementary feeding operation in the area.
WFP aims to achieve significant gains in reducing hunger and undernutrition in the coming years by implementing and developing — through effective partnerships — innovative nutrition and hunger solutions, and responding to emergencies.
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
Aden, Yemen | AFP | Monday 8/3/2015 - 16:15 GMT
by Fawaz al-Haidari
After four months of heavy fighting, help has finally started to trickle in to Yemen's devastated city of Aden, but aid workers say it is not nearly enough.
The conflict between Shiite Huthi rebels and pro-government forces has left up to 4,000 dead since March, 80 percent of the population in need of aid and more than 10 million people struggling to obtain food and water, according to the United Nations.
By Corinne Ambler, IFRC
By the side of a dusty highway in Tanéné, in southwestern Guinea, two young Red Cross workers crouch in the back of a four-wheel-drive among wires, headphones, microphones and a box that looks like a mini studio control panel.
In between blasts of catchy music to pull in listeners, the deejay, who is actually an experienced Red Cross beneficiary communications officer, takes calls from people wanting to find out about Ebola.
According to the Government and inter-agency rapid assessments, at least 210,000 people have been affected by severe flooding, flash floods and landslides in Ayeyarwady, Bago, Chin, Kachin,
Kayin, Mandalay, Magway, Mon, Rakhine, Sagaing,
Shan and Yangon.
A State of Emergency has been declared by the President in four worst affected States/Regions:
Chin, Magway, Rakhine and Sagaing.
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.
Syrians are in horrible conditions due to the conflict, which has been going on for years. Over the last four years 300.000 people lost their lives. Since day one of the attacks, IHH has been delivering aid to the Syrian refugees.
Two coordination centres for logistics were set up in Reyhanlı and Kilis. On 30th July 2015 a big fire broke out in Reyhanlı centre from where 15-20 aid trucks are heading to the refugee camps inside Syria daily.
BRIEF OF DISASTER IN DISTRICT CHITRAL
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Heavy rainfall along Guyana’s coastal regions during the period of Wednesday, 15 July and Thursday, 16 July 2015 has resulted in increased water levels in rivers and canals. Regions #3 and #4 are the most affected regions with flooding in several communities, in yards and homes in some instances.
UN Security Council Resolution 2139
On 22 February 2014, the Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2139 which, among other aspects demands that all parties allow rapid, safe and unhindered access by UN humanitarian agencies and their implementing partners to people in need. Humanitarian assistance is to be delivered by the most direct route whether across borders or across conflict lines.
UN Security Council Resolution 2165/2191
Through the unanimous adoption of resolution 2191 (2014), the UN Security Council decided that United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners could continue until 10 January 2016 with notification to the Syrian authorities, to use the border crossings at Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, Al Yarubiyah and Al-Ramtha in addition to those already in use as originally authorized by resolution 2165 (2014). It also renewed the mandate of the Monitoring Mechanism created by that resolution in order to ensure compliance.
Yangon, Myanmar | AFP | Saturday 8/1/2015 - 20:23 GMT
Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts on Saturday as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed at least 27 people, officials said.
Heavy monsoon rain has battered vast swathes of the country in recent weeks and on Friday the government declared the four worst-hit areas in central and western Myanmar as "national disaster-affected regions", indicating the severity of the damage.
NDMA in collaboration with Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) and all Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) has launched initiative to facilitate Early Warning System that would utilize GSM Cellular technology for dissemination of early warnings by ensuring institutionalization of a message alert system for the community awareness, public service messaging and early warnings in the disaster hit/prone areas for swift communication and timely preemptive measures in case of any any disaster like situation.