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04 Jul 2015 description

[Ha Noi, Viet Nam – July 3] The establishment of one stop shops in Myanmar can put people at the centre of service delivery and bring greater efficiency and transparency. However clear guidelines, appropriate infrastructure and trained personnel are key to ensure its success.

A group of 31 Myanmar officials who completed a study visit to Mongolia and Viet Nam, came to this conclusion after spending an intense 10 days visiting one stop shops in various localities, at different administrative levels and meeting officials who have designed and implemented the one stop shops.

04 Jul 2015 description

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) today donated three dislodging tankers to local authorities in Dohuk, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, to improve WASH services in a governorate, which contends with one of the largest numbers of internally displaced persons in the world. The dislodging tankers will provide sanitation services to at least three camps, or some 20,000 displaced persons in the northern governorate. These services will also benefit to schools within host communities.

04 Jul 2015 description

Desde 2009, las comunidades que se abastecen de los ríos Caunapí, Rosario y Mira han reportado afectaciones debido a contaminación causada por ataques contra la infraestructura petrolera y la instalación de válvulas ilegales en el Oleoducto Trasandino. El 22 de junio se presentó un nuevo ataque de las FARC-EP contra la infraestructura petrolera, causando un derrame de crudo sobre la quebrada Pianulpí que desemboca en el río Mira, que a su vez abastece el acueducto de Tumaco. El Ministerio de Ambiente estima que fueron derramados 410.000 galones de crudo.

04 Jul 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Leslie Gevirtz

NEW YORK, July 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. Treasury, at the behest of the U.S. State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), guaranteed $1.5 billion worth of bonds issued by Jordan earlier this week.

The purpose of the bonds, according to the U.S. government agencies, was to "provide critical services to its citizens as it hosts nearly 630,000 Syrian refugees."

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04 Jul 2015 description

Por imposiciones del grupo armado posdesmovilización Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia, al menos 32.000 habitantes de zona rural de los municipios de Achí y Tiquisio –región del Corcovado (sur de Bolívar), sufren graves limitaciones de movilidad y desarrollo de actividades diarias. Se estima que estas restricciones se presentan desde 2014, según misiones recientes a la zona, esta situación se ha agravado en los últimos meses.

03 Jul 2015 description

MAKATI, July 3 – Shortage in fuel supply will not be a problem in case a disaster strikes with the oil companies committing to ensure fuel is available during critical period.

The Philippine Institute of Petroleum (PIP), composed of the country’s leading oil companies, signed yesterday the implementing guidelines of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with key government agencies, to ensure stable fuel supply in Metro Manila in cases of disaster, arising from earthquakes, typhoons, floods, fire, and spills.

03 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

3 July 2015 – Ending the AIDS epidemic – in all places and all communities – is essential to realizing the vision of a life of dignity for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today in Barbados at the Caribbean region launch of a major new United Nations report the calls for scaling up an inclusive, rights-based and stigma-free response to wipe out the deadly disease.

03 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

3 July 2015 – Children, some as young as four years old, are bearing the brunt of the prolonged instability and election-related violence in Burundi, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today, confirming reports of an additional three deaths of children over the last five days.

Speaking to reporters in Geneva, UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac said one of the children died because of a grenade explosion in the Muyinga province, becoming the first child victim of the violence outside of the capital city of Bujumbura.

03 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

3 July 2015 – Increasingly concerned by the continued deadly incidents in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, against Israelis and Palestinians, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov today called for an immediate end to the violence.

03 Jul 2015 description

Benghazi, Libya | AFP | Friday 7/3/2015 - 21:47 GMT

At least five people were killed and 15 wounded in a car bomb attack in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, national news agency LANA reported.

The news agency, which has links to the militia-backed government in Tripoli that is not recognised by the international community, added that it was a suicide attack.

"Fifteen people were also wounded (...) among them women and children," it reported, quoting local and medical sources in Derna.

03 Jul 2015 description

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Fairfield, Conn. (July 3, 2015) — The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday, July 1, announced in Dar es Salaam that it was expecting the number of Burundian refugees in Tanzania to increase from the current 70,000 to between 250,000 and 500,000 as a result of the continued volatile situation related to the presidential elections in Burundi, scheduled to be held on July 15.

03 Jul 2015 description

Faits saillants

• Les zones de santé en épidémie de rougeole sont également touchées par la malnutrition

• Territoire de Mitwaba : Plus de 7400 personnes retournées ont grandement besoin de l’assistance pour se réintégrer

• Les enfants et les femmes enceintes et al laitantes menacés de malnutrition à Mwema

Contexte Général

03 Jul 2015 description

Situation Update

  • As of 2 July 2015, a total of 573 cholera cases including 30 deaths (CFR 5.2%) have been reported from 75nvillages in eight payams of Juba County (Table 1).

  • The initial cases were traced back to 18 May 2015 in UN House PoC where the first cholera case was confirmed on 1 June 2015. Most of the cholera cases in Gudele 2, Juba 3 PoC, Gumbo, and Gudele 1.

03 Jul 2015 description

With a growing proportion of the world’s out-of-school children and adolescents living in conflict-affected countries, education should be a priority for humanitarian and development donors. However, as this paper describes, humanitarian aid systems neglect the education of children and adolescents in countries affected by or emerging from conflict, and more and better targeted aid is needed.

Humanitarian Aid for Education: Why It Matters and Why More is Needed

03 Jul 2015 description
map CONRED

Región/País: Guatemala
Fuente: Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres

El mapa presenta el área donde ha caído mayor coantidad de ceniza a raíz de la erupción del volcán de Fuego.

Las autoridades recomiendan mantener las precauciones con la navegación aérea y activar las coordinaciones y estrategias establecidas en su protocolo de seguridad para estos casos, tomando en cuenta que aún se tiene la presencia de ceniza en áreas cercanas al volcán de Fuego.

03 Jul 2015 description
report The Global Fund

More than 34 million children's lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programs at a cost of as little as $4,205 per child, according to a new analysis in The Lancet.

03 Jul 2015 description

Más de 30 horas duró la quinta erupción del volcán de Fuego del 2015 que al momento se mantiene con explosiones débiles y moderadas, observándose un flujo de lava de mil 500 metros de longitud en la barranca Las Lajas que en los próximos días desaparecerá, según el boletín vulcanológico especial # 55-2015 que emitió el Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología –INSIVUMEH-.

03 Jul 2015 description
report Redhum

República Dominicana, 03 de Julio 2015
Fuente: Diario El Dia

Las muertes por dengue siguen aumentando en comparación al año pasado. En lo que va de este año se han registrado 29 fallecimientos, nueve más que en 2014.

La información está en el informe epidemiológico semanal número 23 que publica la Dirección General de Vigilancia Epidemiológica. El informe apunta a que hasta esa semana la letalidad era de 1.3 muertes por cada 100 casos de dengue, esta cifra triplica la registrada en 2014.

03 Jul 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Le ministre de la Santé publique, Félix Kabange Numbi indique qu’il n’y a aucune confirmation, à ce stade, de la réapparition des cas d’Ebola en RDC. Il a fait cette mise au point, vendredi 3 juillet, au cours d’une conférence de presse, qu’il a livrée au lendemain de l’annonce de la mort de quatre chasseurs qui avaient mangé une antilope malade trouvée dans la forêt du Maï-Ndombe (Bandundu).

Félix Kabange a ainsi voulu couper court aux allégations sur les éventuels cas d’Ebola dans le district de Maï-Ndoma, au Bandundu.