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23 Aug 2017 description
report Voice of America

By Jeff Seldin

Top U.S. defense officials are pushing back against allegations of a significant spike in the number of civilian casualties in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says more than 100 civilians have been killed in coalition airstrikes over the past 48 hours. That number includes at least 42 people, 19 of them children, killed Monday when strikes destroyed buildings sheltering families.

23 Aug 2017 description

Bern, 23.08.2017 - The Federal Council has approved a budget of CHF 57 million for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) for the period from 2017 to 2019. As host country and one of the founding members, Switzerland has been an important partner for the Global Fund since it was created in 2002. Over the past 15 years, the Global Fund has helped save millions of lives and made great strides in combating these diseases. As ongoing pandemics, however, they still pose a major public health problem in middle and low-income countries.

23 Aug 2017 description

One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan is conflict displacement. Since January 2017, some 202,100 people have been forced from their homes due to fighting. Many of these people remain in displacement across the country, as conflict prevents them from returning to their areas of origin.

More than 127,500 undocumented and registered refugee Afghans have returned from Pakistan in 2017. While difficult to predict, it is anticipated that between 864,000 and 1.5 million Afghans could return to Afghanistan from neighbouring countries this year.

23 Aug 2017 description

La provincia de Córdoba mantiene el estado de alerta "extremo" debido a condiciones meteorológicas que aumentan el riesgo de incendios que según datos oficiales ya afectaron a más de 1.500 hectáreas en los últimos cuatro días.

23 Aug 2017 description

Mañana, se prevé ambiente muy caluroso en Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Nayarit, Michoacán y Guerrero.

Durante las próximas horas se prevén tormentas intensas en Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán y Quintana Roo, y tormentas muy fuertes en Sonora, Chihuahua, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca y Veracruz, informó el Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) @conagua_clima, dependiente de la Comisión Nacional del Agua (Conagua) @conagua_mx.

23 Aug 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 3,531,719 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 16,200 families (81,000 people) for 12 months, with a focus on the following sectors: health, shelter (and non-food relief items), water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), food security and livelihoods. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at …

23 Aug 2017 description

In northeast Nigeria, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Armed Forces. Some have lived in temporary homes for years while others have been continually on the move. Each of them recounts a life of hardship while searching for a glimmer of hope. These are stories from people settled in the towns of Banisheikh and Pulka, in Borno State.

23 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 141775 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 44.40% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

23 Aug 2017 description

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil de la Secretaría de Gobernación emitió hoy una Declaratoria de Emergencia para el municipio de Gómez Palacio, del estado de Durango, por la presencia de lluvia severa ocurrida el día 18 de agosto de 2017.

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil de la Secretaría de Gobernación emitió hoy una Declaratoria de Emergencia para el municipio de Gómez Palacio, del estado de Durango, por la presencia de lluvia severa ocurrida el día 18 de agosto de 2017.

23 Aug 2017 description

Flood condition of Ayeyarwady River

According to the (12:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level of Ayeyarwady River at Myinmu has exceeded by about (½) foot above its danger level. It may fall below its danger level during the next (3) days.

23 Aug 2017 description

El Alto Comisionado visitará Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, México y Costa Rica.

22 de agosto de 2017 (ACNUR) - El Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados, Filippo Grandi, está visitando el Norte de Centroamérica para obtener un panorama general de las tendencias de desplazamiento en la región. Esta es su primera visita oficial a la región desde que asumió su cargo en enero de 2016.

23 Aug 2017 description

Ouagadougou – On Thursday (17/08), IOM, the UN Migration Agency launched a new project dealing with the nexus between youth, employment and migration in central east Burkina Faso. It aims to promote youth employability and entrepreneurship to reduce the risk of irregular migration in the region.

23 Aug 2017 description

During the week, 3,800 refugees and members of the host community were sensitized on the prevention and response to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Meri and Biringi sites.

Clashes and the fear thereof continued to cause a steady flow of refugees into the Haut-Uélé and Ituri provinces, where 251 new refugees were registered, compared to 424 the previous week.

The increased presence of troops along the border and the belligerents’ preparations for confrontations indicated a worsening of the situation and the continuation of refugees arriving in the DRC.

23 Aug 2017 description

FLOODING IMPACT

1.7M people affected (millions) / as per IRA

461K people displaced / as per IRA

143 dead / as per MoHA

30 missing / as per MoHA

43 injured / as per MoHA

35 districts affected out of 75 / as per MoHA

65,000 houses destroyed / as per IRA

23 Aug 2017 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels. Details at Annex A.

  2. Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD. No significant rainfall reported in last 24 hours. PMD forecast for next 24 hours predicts scattered thunderstorm / rain over South & Southeast Sindh alongwith Coastal Balochistan. Isolated thunderstorm / rain over Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore & Bahawalpur Divisions alongwith Kashmir. Details at Annex B.

23 Aug 2017 description

La surveillance des maladies infectieuses en Polynésie française est effectuée chaque semaine par la déclaration volontaire des médecins sentinelles et des laboratoires.

Grippe

La Polynésie française est toujours en période d’épidémie de grippe mais l’activité est en diminution. En semaines 31et 32 :

  • 137 cas ont été signalés par les médecins du réseau sentinelle

  • aucun prélèvement positif durant cette quinzaine.

Recommandations

23 Aug 2017 description

The registration of 700 new South Sudanese refugees during the reporting week represented a peak compared to the previous weeks.

Over a third of the newly registered refugees in Meri have specific needs and therefore require additional assistance, such as medical care, food assistance or support in finding shelter.

6,500 refugees and members of the host communities were trained in sowing and soil cultivation technique by UNHCR and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

KEY INDICATORS

23 Aug 2017 description

The Treasury has released Rs. 1.5 billion to the District Secretaries through the Ministry of Disaster Management to distribute dry rations among the drought-affected people.

Rs. 1.43 billion out of the Rs. 1.5 billion provision has already been allocated to the relevant tasks as well as for distributing dry rations among the people in Puttalam, Kurunegala, Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Moneragala districts.