Water Sanitation Hygiene

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18 Jan 2017 description

La Paz, 18 ene (Prensa Palacio).- El presidente Evo Morales junto a su Gabinete Ministerial aprobó hoy dos decretos supremos, uno para la contratación de créditos del Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina (CAF), destinados a la construcción de presas y represas de pequeña y mediana escala destinadas a la provisión de agua potable y riego en el área rural y otro de apoyo presupuestario a los pequeños productores agropecuarios afectados por la sequía, anunció hoy el ministro de Planificación de Desarrollo, René Orellana.

18 Jan 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Over the past six months, REACH has supported the data collection and monitoring of water prices in Gedo region in Somalia. The initiative was developed within the framework of REACH’s global partnership with the Global WASH Cluster (GWC), with the aim to develop a reliable system for robust data collection and reporting on water prices in areas experiencing cumulative and/or prolonged drought conditions.

18 Jan 2017 description


République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).
42, Avenue des cliniques, Gombe, Kinshasa -
Téléphone: +47 241 39027 | courriel: afwcocd@who.int

BOMA (KONGO CENTRAL), 13 janvier 2017 - Un rapport de situation sur les pires inondations - survenues durant la nuit du 27 au 28 décembre 2016 à Boma - réalisé par le Bureau provincial de l’OMS basé à Matadi, indique aujourd’hui que 3.450 ménages ont été sinistrés et que 40 personnes y sont mortes, noyées ou emportées par les eaux.

18 Jan 2017 description

Crisis overview

Three border posts along the Myanmar–Bangladesh border were attacked on 9 October by Harakah al-Yaqin, a resurgent group in Rakhine state which has supposed links to the Rohingya. In response, the Myanmar Army has deployed more troops into the northern Rakhine area, mainly in Maungdaw, and has conducted a security operation. At least 130 people have since been killed in raids and skirmishes. A state of emergency has been declared.

18 Jan 2017 description

Officials are removing taxes on imported rice, restricting reservoir use and looking for alternatives to hydropower as drought looms

By Amantha Perera

COLOMBO, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With rainfall in many areas just a third of that last year and many water reservoirs far below normal levels, Sri Lankans have begun holding traditional ceremonies to invoke rain - some with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena.

18 Jan 2017 description

As Yemen approaches marking two years since the start of the conflict, the country faces one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world. Around three million people -ten percent of the population- have been displaced, and ten million are uncertain of how they will provide food for themselves.

18 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

  • As of 11 January 2017, 15,658 suspected cholera cases have been reported in 156 districts.

  • A total of 180 out of 841 cases have tested positive for Vibrio Cholera, serotype Ogawa.

  • Overall, the epidemic curve shows a declining trend from week 51 onwards, while the attack rate remains high in some high risk districts.

  • Health response is underway through 26 Diarrhea Treatment Centres (DTC) in 24 districts; while WASH partners are undertaking response in 29 districts.

18 Jan 2017 description
  • The military offensive for Western Mosul could begin in the next 2 months and will most probably result in operations to retake the complex city of Telefar. It is estimated that there are 750 000 civilians inside Western Mosul, and 30-50 000 individuals in Telefar. The UN reported that access is extremely limited for humanitarian partners in these areas of Western Ninewa, predominantly under the control of Shia Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF). DG ECHO is promoting new partnerships in currently uncovered or underserved areas in Western Ninewa, including Telefar.
18 Jan 2017 description

By MJ Evalarosa, IFRC

The Philippine Red Cross, together with the state health department, and with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), recently rolled out an orientation on the Surveillance in Post Extreme Emergencies and Disaster (SPEED) programme. SPEED is a mechanism activated during emergencies to provide real-time health information to around 65 Red Cross community volunteers in the provinces of Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur and Marinduque.

18 Jan 2017 description
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81 per cent of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about long queues at checkpoints

55 per cent of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about shelling

41 per cent Travel to visit relatives

37 per cent are concerned about difficult conditions while queuing at checkpoints

14 per cent of people travelling by car were unable to cross due to long queues

18 Jan 2017 description
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January 18th , 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has recently completed a number of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects in the states of Central Equatoria and Northern Bahr El-Ghazal, the Republic of South Sudan.

Benefiting up to 84,600 people, these deliveries are part of a whole scheme undertaken by QRCS and Adeso, an African charity and development agency, with funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).

18 Jan 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation


In Summary

  • Already, the fate of more than 500 primary school pupils in the county hangs in the balance.

  • Managements of their schools have vowed to close them due to the drought.

  • Most children are missing classes as they help fetch water from the only community well in the area.

  • A week ago, a primary school boy slipped and fell into the well as he tried to fetch water.

18 Jan 2017 description

Key Issues

  • New Commodity Management Unit to improve coordination between PSNP and relief food

  • Lowland areas of Afar, Oromia, Somali and SNNP regions facing serious shortage of water

  • Frost affecting harvest as Ethiopia is experiencing unprecedented cold season

18 Jan 2017 description
report Voice of America

HARARE — In Zimbabwe, doctors and aid organizations have called on the government to improve the country’s water and sanitation amid a typhoid outbreak.

Authorities have started dismantling vendors' malls as part of efforts to contain the outbreak that has struck more than 200 people in the capital, Harare, killing two, and has been detected in other parts of Zimbabwe.

Vendors say authorities must ensure citizens have adequate clean water and sanitation.

18 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

17 janvier 2017 – Un nouveau « consortium » de bailleurs de fonds déterminés à améliorer les systèmes d'approvisionnement en eau et d'assainissement en Haïti est nécessaire pour aider le gouvernement du nouveau Président élu Jovenel Moïse à éradiquer définitivement le choléra, selon le Conseiller spécial de l'ONU, Dr. David Nabarro.