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28 Sep 2016 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The situation

28 Sep 2016 description
report Government of India

1. CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION (DAILY WATER LEVELS AND FORECASTS FOR LEVEL FORECAST SITES)

According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 26/09/2016, there is no Unprecedented and High flood site in the country. However, 08 Moderate flood sites have been reported in Assam & Bihar :-

2. MODERATE FLOOD SITUATION

i) River Jiabharali at NT Road Crossing Jiabharali, District- Sonitpur, Assam is flowing at 77.7m against danger level 77.0 m with Steady Trend.

28 Sep 2016 description

28 September 2016, 17:07 UTC

Nearly a year on from a bloody spike in violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) Israeli forces continue to display an appalling disregard for human life by using reckless and unlawful lethal force against Palestinians, Amnesty International said today.

28 Sep 2016 description
report World Vision

World Vision's policy statement on dealing with the global crisis of forced displacement

In addressing movements of forcibly displaced children and their families, World Vision calls on all parties to uphold the rights of the displaced and the communities who welcome them.

Learn more about World Vision's call for practical solutions and concrete commitments to protect children on the move and shared responsibility for their care and fulfilment of their rights.

28 Sep 2016 description

A statement by over 100 Syrian, regional and international humanitarian and human rights organisations on Monday’s attack on a humanitarian convoy in Aleppo

Monday’s direct attack on a humanitarian convoy delivering life-saving aid to Aleppo marks a descent to new depths of inhumanity. As world leaders gather this week in New York, the world’s eyes are on them and history will judge their response to this criminal act.

28 Sep 2016 description

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | mercredi 28/09/2016 - 20:08 GMT   

par Samir TOUNSI

Un nouveau Premier ministre pour un "gouvernement d'ouverture", des familles qui dénombrent 26 morts, des opposants toujours aux prises avec la justice, le rétablissement complet des connexions internet, le Gabon continuait mercredi de solder sa crise post-électorale.

28 Sep 2016 description

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Wednesday 9/28/2016 - 21:17 GMT

Gabon's President Ali Borno, newly sworn back into power, on Wednesday appointed a prime minister to form what he called an "inclusive government" following disputed elections.

His wafer-thin victory in the August 27 vote sparked deadly unrest and opposition accusations of voter fraud in the oil-rich country.

Bongo was installed for a second time as president on Tuesday, three days after the Constitutional Court dismissed his rival Jean Ping's fraud claims.

28 Sep 2016 description

Covering the Period of 8:00 AM, 27 September 2016 to 8:00 AM, 28 September 2016

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

The Severe Tropical Storm (STS) with International Name "MEGI" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (FAR) at 5:00 PM, 24 September 2016 and was named "HELEN".

28 Sep 2016 description

World leaders convened two summits in New York last week focusing on multilateral responses to the growing challenge of refugee crises and unmanaged migration flows, which have surged to the top of the agenda at the highest levels of government around the world. While score cards for these types of events are difficult to keep, it is clear that the summits offered reasons for both disappointment and hope.

28 Sep 2016 description

AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS:

Camps: The overall situation of the sector: Total shelter capacity of Syrian refugee camps is 19,968 shelter units. A total of 15,776(81%) improved shelter units are constructed (provided with concrete slab, kitchen, family latrine and shower) and 15,043 are occupied. More than 15,000 refugee households (about 75,000 persons) are benefiting from improved shelter assistance in the camps.

28 Sep 2016 description

30,186 consultations are provided to the Syrian Refugees in primary health care services

OVERVIEW:

28 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

OSCE, Governments Should Protest Collective Punishment, Worsening Crackdown

28 Sep 2016 description

By Jonathan Fowler

BUCHAREST, 28 September 2016 – Scientists and disaster risk experts from the Mediterranean and beyond have vowed to step up efforts to raise awareness among the general public of how to react to the threat of tsunamis.

“Public awareness is one of the most important activities,” said Professor Ahmet Cevdet Yalciner of Turkey’s Middle East Technical University, who chairs the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the Northeastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS).

28 Sep 2016 description

BEIRUT – As the new term begins, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is again providing healthy and nutritious school food for more than 10,000 Lebanese and Syrian students attending public schools across Lebanon.

At participating primary schools, students receive juice or milk and a nutritious locally-baked snack such as herb bread or a muffin fortified with vitamins and micronutrients. The programme, running for its second year, provides the energy students need to concentrate on their lessons and acts as an incentive for parents to send their children to school.

28 Sep 2016 description

Emergency programmes to deliver nutritional and other care for vulnerable children and families

SOS Children’s Villages is working to help vulnerable families in Ethiopia and Malawi with nutritional and other emergency assistance in response to one the worst droughts to hit eastern and southern Africa in decades.

In Ethiopia, nearly 10 million people are in need of food assistance, while more than 400,000 severely malnourished children are being treated, according to the latest government and humanitarian aid report.

28 Sep 2016 description
report REACH Initiative

The Syrian conflict, now in its 5th year, continues to create significant challenges for civilian populations. Critical shortages of food and basic services such as water, electricity and healthcare amid heightened violence are widespread. The situation is particularly critical in besieged and hard-to-reach areas in which access and movement restrictions severely hinder the ability of populations to meet their needs. Understanding the impact of access restrictions on the humanitarian situation is a critical component of a unified and coordinated response amongst humanitarian actors.