Bogotá, 6 October 2015. In response to the massive population movement at the Colombian border with Venezuela, caused by escalating tensions between the two neighbouring countries, the European Commission through its Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) is providing 91,252 Euros in emergency relief to those most vulnerable.
Following armed clashes in Mansi Township in Kachin, UNFPA has distributed over 140 emergency dignity kits in camps for internally displaced people. The kits were given to vulnerable women and girls over 13, who have recently arrived in camps to escape gun fighting.
One women said: “The fighting happened while I was controlling cattle herd in the field. Hence, I ran directly to Mansi without getting any chance to take my properties. So, basic materials distributed by agencies like UNFPA is very useful for me”.
GENEVA, Oct 13 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency today strongly condemned two suicide attacks last weekend in western Chad in which a total of 47 people, including many people uprooted as a result of violence in northern Nigeria, were killed and dozens more injured.
"UNHCR deplores the violence and mourns the loss of life caused by suicide attacks at the weekend in the western Chad town of Baga Sola," UNHCR spokesperson Leo Dobbs told a press briefing in Geneva.
In response to the damage caused by the landslide in El Cambray II, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, through the Guatemalan Red Cross, has allocated 81,700 CHF to meet the most urgent needs of affected families. The funds will be used to provide assistance to 1,250 people. The aid will be distributed for three months by the Guatemalan Red Cross, through pre-hospital medical care, psychosocial support, and health promotion, including epidemics control, sexual and reproductive health and hygiene promotion.
Since August 19, the Government of Venezuela declared the State of Constitutional Exception in 23 municipalities. Since the implementation of these measures, at least 24,123 returnees and deportees have arrived in Norte de Santander, Arauca, La Guajira and Vichada. A total of 1,821 are registered as deported to Colombia at border crossings. In addition, 22,302 Colombian have returned due to fear of deportation. Since September 23, the official returnees registry is closed.*
TORRENTIAL rain caused a landslide on Sunday in a village in Hpa-saung Township, Kayah State, killing 17, according to a news report from the Myanmar News Agency on Monday. Others are feared dead.
Among the confirmed dead are 10 men and seven women.
About 60 houses were destroyed by the landslide, which happened at about 2pm in a hilly area between Mawchi Taung Paw village and Lokhalo village.
Local authorities and police teamed up with residents to carrying out rescue operations at the site of the tragedy.
- CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION (DAILY WATER LEVELS AND FORECASTS FOR LEVEL FORECAST SITES)
According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 09th October, 2015, there is no High/Moderate flood site in the country.
Nearly 3,000 people returning from the Dominican Republic have settled in 6 spontaneous sites in Anse-a-Pitres;
Cholera outbreak: despite the slight decrease observed in August, vigilance must be maintained, especially until the end of the hurricane season in November;
The poorest families, whose all sources of income have been affected by drought, are seeing their purchasing capacity to collapse due to the considerable increase in the prices of basic goods;
As of 25 September, nearly 24,000 people have returned from the Dominican Republic since June 2015. Nearly 3,000 people were officially deported by the Dominican authorities. Informal settlements in Anse-à-Pitres, South-East Department are where the majority of returnees/deportees are currently staying. 2,833 people, 582 households are settled in 6 spontaneous camps, Tête à l’eau, Fond Jeannette, Parc Cadeau 1 & 2, Savane Galata and Maletchpe. The situation of returnees/deported people in Anse-à-Pitres remains precarious with needs for health, education, shelter and food.