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28 Apr 2015 description

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the implementation of Operational Plan of the water supply and sanitation was signed today in Kabul between the Ministries of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Education, Public Health and UNICEF.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in the presence of Minister Nasir Ahmad Durrani by the Deputy Ministers of above-mentioned Ministries.

28 Apr 2015 description

MANILA, April 28 -- The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has approved the release of P592 million to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to fund the various rehabilitation projects supporting the victims of Typhoons Mario and Luis living in Regions I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

28 Apr 2015 description

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Monday 4/27/2015 - 05:05 GMT | 262 words

South Korea on Monday approved a private fertiliser shipment to North Korea for the first time in five years, flagging a possible easing of strict sanctions imposed on the North for the sinking of a naval vessel.

The move came days after South Korea and the United States wrapped up their annual joint military exercises which are always accompanied by a rise in cross-border tensions.

28 Apr 2015 description

1 . The government of the Republic of Korea held an urgent private-public consultation on overseas emergency relief on April 27. At the meeting presided over by Second Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Tae-yul, the participants decided to dispatch a Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) to Nepal, which had sustained massive damage from a recent earthquake.

28 Apr 2015 description
report Humanity Road


On Saturday April 25th, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck the Lamjung District of Nepal, and over 21 aftershocks have also struck the region. The following are highlights from the Humanity Road Social Media Situation report. Appreciation to Translators without Borders for providing assistance with translation of local language for selected material contained in this report.

28 Apr 2015 description

Bogota, Colombia | AFP | Monday 4/27/2015 - 23:23 GMT | 230 words

The United States will provide $5 million for demining activities over the next two years in Colombia, which is trying to thrash out a historic peace deal with the FARC guerrillas, officials said Monday.

Antony Blinken, a US deputy secretary of state, made the announcement on a visit that included talks with Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin.

28 Apr 2015 description

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Monday 4/27/2015 - 22:52 GMT

by Bukar HUSSAIN with Aminu ABUBAKAR in Kano

Hundreds of people have been found dead in the northeast Nigerian town of Damasak, apparently victims of the Boko Haram insurgency, as details emerged on Monday of fresh attacks by the militants.

Reports of decomposing bodies littering the streets of Damasak came as president Muhammadu Buhari denounced the Islamists as a bogus religious group and vowed a hard line against them when he comes to power at the end of next month.

27 Apr 2015 description

La Fédération Internationale des Journalistes (FIJ) et son groupe africain la Fédération Africaine des Journalistes (FAJ) ont aujourd’hui condamné fermement l’état de siège actuellement imposé aux médias au Burundi depuis l’annonce de la candidature le samedi dernier du président Pierre Nkurunziza pour un troisième mandat, et les violentes manifestation qui s’en sont suivies.

27 Apr 2015 description


  • Relief efforts in response to the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck central Nepal on April 25 are underway in Nepal and other affected countries.

  • The USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)–comprising nearly 130 humanitarian and urban search-and-rescue (USAR) personnel—are en route to Nepal.

  • USAID/OFDA1 announced an additional $9 million to support emergency relief operations in Nepal, bringing total USAID funding to $10 million as of April 27

27 Apr 2015 description

April 27, 2015 - Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

27 Apr 2015 description

Puerto Varas, Chile | AFP | Monday 4/27/2015 - 21:37 GMT

Last week's spectacular twin eruptions of the Calbuco volcano will cost southern Chile's Los Lagos region, a tourism and agriculture hub, up to $600 million, a local business leader said Monday.

The region is struggling to clean up some 210 million cubic meters (7.4 billion cubic feet) of ash spewed by the volcano, which contaminated rivers, lakes and vast stretches of prairie.

27 Apr 2015 description

Water Missions International is currently responding to meet the urgent need for safe water in Nepal as a result of the massive earthquake and aftershocks impacting the region. The death toll continues to rise as rescue teams are reaching isolated communities outside of the capital of Kathmandu. There are inadequate food and water supplies, and the threat of cholera grows each day as a result of unsanitary living conditions.

27 Apr 2015 description

BLUF – Implications to PACOM

  • USTRANSCOM is moving AID Teams

  • No PACOM assistance requested thus far (USAID)

  • UN advises that USAR teams that have not yet arrived in Kathmandu are advised to stand down. All Foreign Medical Teams (FMTs) that have not yet arrived to Kathmandu are advised to stand by. (VOSOCC)

  • GON needs (UN): o Medication, medical tents, surgical kits and body bags o Food, water, shelter o Shelter support for identified open spaces (UNRC)

27 Apr 2015 description

Support will help those most affected by the conflict, by providing medical supplies, water, food and emergency shelter.

The UK Government will allocate £4 million to help meet emergency needs as a result of the current crisis in Yemen. This forms part of the UK’s commitment to provide £72 million to Yemen in 2015-16, including £11 million for humanitarian assistance.

This announcement brings the UK’s overall commitment to the UN 2015 Humanitarian Appeal for Yemen to £15 million.

27 Apr 2015 description

RAF flight to take more personnel and humanitarian aid in response to the earthquake.

A Royal Air Force C-17 flight will carry vital UK aid stocks to Nepal, including more than 1,100 shelter kits and over 1,700 solar lanterns, along with a team of Gurkha engineers, International Development Secretary, Justine Greening announced today.

27 Apr 2015 description

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Monday 4/27/2015 - 21:33 GMT

Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Monday denounced Boko Haram's claim to be a religious group, slamming its attacks on civilians and vowing a hard line against the Islamist militants.

"The fraud called Boko Haram can be defeated by denying it a recruitment base. No religion allows for the killing of children in school dormitories, in markets and places of worship," he said.

27 Apr 2015 description
report New Era

The Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Nangula Mbako, last Friday announced that the government is busy distributing food to drought-hit households.

She said the distribution of drought relief food is taking place through the Disaster Risk Management Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister.

Mbako said these mitigation measures are being carried out to alleviate drought in the country after Cabinet authorised the implementation of an interim drought relief programme.