Summary of changes made to the emergency plan of action: Revisions have been made to the emergency plan of action (EPoA) for this DREF operation. The Cuban Red Cross (CRC) continues to have difficulties accessing drinking water in the province of Santiago, and the risk is increasing because the levels in the dam and the tributaries continue to decrease. Moreover, the lack of safe water remains a concern for health authorities due to the hazards associated with sporadic availability.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster On 14 August at 21:58, a 5.3 earthquake (on the Richter scale, III-IV on the Mercalli Intensity Scale) struck Peru, affecting the province of Caylloma in particular. The epicentre was located at a depth of 8kmm some 10 km south-west of Chivay, Arequipa (coordinates: latitude - 15.64 and longitude - 71.68).
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Central Italy on August 24, 2016 causing serious damage in the central regions of Lazio, Umbria, and Marche. Humanity Road activated its Digital Disaster Response Team on August 24 to monitor social media and amplify official messages in social media for those impacted by the earthquake. Humanity Road provides this information as a public service to people impacted and to those first responders providing aid.
Phase III scale-up in full swing in Northern Bahr el Ghazal
- WFP and UNHCR to sign a MOU for cash-based transfers in the Makpandu refugee camp
- Lengthy tax exemption processes hamper road deliveries of life-saving nutrition commodities from Kenya and Uganda.
Approximately 189,000 beneficiaries have received life-saving food assistance in Northern Bahr el Ghazal since early August.
The Diffa region continues to be affected by the Nigeria crises, with 6 attacks in July. Attacks included the looting of a WFP warehouse, an ambush to army patrol killing 5 soldiers and a major attack at the end of July to two villages on Lake Chad islands, with over 90 civilians estimated to have been executed and over 10 reported kidnapped.
UNICEF, in collaboration with the Playing for Change Foundation and the Ecuadorian band Cocoa Roots, provided psychosocial support to children and adolescents in Chamanga (Esmeraldas). Craig Woodson, Playing for Change facilitator, developed instruments with recycled material in a workshop with 20 children and adolescents and ten teachers, an activity in a regional initiative that seeks to promote children’s right to participate in cultural and artistic activities and to strengthen their role as agents of change.
This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 658,782 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to deliver urgent assistance and support to some 40,000 refugees in Bidibidi camp for six months, with a focus on the following sectors: water, sanitation, hygiene promotion, emergency shelter and health.
• The centrality of protection must be a priority in all phases of response (UNHCR)
• The humanitarian crisis in La Guajira and its impact on Wayúu women (Fundación Plan)
• The positive impact of the reduced participation of the FARC-EP in conflict-related events
• Concerns remain on the protection and practical needs of women and girls in a post agreement (GenCap)
Protection, a primary element to humanitarian action
• La centralidad de la Protección en la respuesta humanitaria (ACNUR)
• Crisis humanitaria en La Guajira y su impacto en las mujeres Wuayúu (Fundación Plan)
• El impacto positivo de un año de cese al fuego unilateral de las FARC-EP
• Persisten preocupaciones respecto a la protección y necesidades de mujeres y niñas (GenCap)
La Protección, elemento central en la acción humanitaria
The Central African Republic (CAR) has descended into chaos and deadly violence following years of political crisis, lawlessness and deepening humanitarian needs. On 9 December 2013, three days before a system-wide Level 3 emergency was declared, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved an initial US$9.8 million from CERF to support relief efforts in CAR. Since then, more than $120 million has been allocated to provide assistance in CAR and neighbouring countries affected by the crisis.
A photobook on safe childbirth
HIGHLIGHTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Canada announces comprehensive, coordinated approach to support Canadian interests and UN peace efforts
August 26, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada
The Government of Canada is taking concrete actions to prevent and respond to conflicts abroad and to support UN peace operations in building a more peaceful and prosperous world.
Published: 25 August 2016 4:07 CET
By Terrence Edwards, IFRC
As they have done for millennia, Mongolian herders continue their ancient nomadic way of life, driving their livestock between pastures, subsisting on a simple diet of dairy and meat.
For generations they have been able to survive in one of the harshest climates in the world, but rising temperatures, desertification and the increasingly erratic weather brought on by climate change are now threatening their livelihood.
Le Bureau conjoint de l'ONU aux droits de l'homme en République démocratique du Congo s'inquiète des violations des droits de l'homme commises dans le pays à l'approche du dialogue et des échéances électorales.
Portoviejo (Manabí).- De acuerdo al informe presentado por Instituto Geofísico de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (IGEPN), la noche de ayer jueves 25 de agosto a las 23h25 minutos se registró un sismo de 5.2 grados (escala de Richter), cuyo epicentro se determinó en el sector sur del balneario de Crucita en la provincia de Manabí, a una profundidad de 3.9 kilómetros.
Emilio Dirlikov, PhD1,2; Chelsea G. Major, MPH3,4; Marrielle Mayshack1,4; Nicole Medina, MPH3; Desiree Matos3; Kyle R. Ryff, MPH1; Jomil Torres-Aponte, MS1; Rebecca Alkis5; Jorge Munoz-Jordan, PhD3; Candimar Colon-Sanchez, MS3; Jorge L. Salinas, MD2; Daniel M. Pastula, MD3,6;
Myriam Garcia, MT7,8; Marangely Olivero Segarra, MS7,8; Graciela Malave, MT7,8; Dana L. Thomas, MD9; Gloria M. Rodríguez-Vega, MD10; Carlos A. Luciano, MD11; James Sejvar, MD12; Tyler M. Sharp, PhD3; Brenda Rivera-Garcia, DVM1
El Semáforo de Alerta Volcánica del Popocatépetl se encuentra en Amarillo Fase 2.
Zika virus – Incidence and trends
Durante el presente periodo se viene registrando heladas meteorológicas (temperaturas iguales o inferiores a 0°C) en gran parte de las zonas alto andinas y altiplánicas que se encuentran por encima de los 3,500 msnm. Esta situación viene afectando de manera significativa la vida y la salud de las personas, así como a sus bienes consignados (ganadería y agricultura).