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01 Aug 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2015— The World Bank has mobilized a total of US$20 million from the International Development Association (IDA)* to support the Central African Republic (CAR) government to develop jobs through road maintenance works in this fragile, war-torn country. The project will benefit 35,500 men and women living in rural districts throughout the nation by providing families with income, improving transportation opportunities and boosting access to markets and basic social services.

01 Aug 2015 description

Dover, United Kingdom | AFP | Saturday 8/1/2015 - 02:45 GMT

by Robin MILLARD

For the hundreds of migrants who make it across the English Channel, a stark detention centre in a former fortress overlooking the sea often represents the bitter end of a long journey.

Recent arrivals have been bussed in to the Dover Immigration Removal Centre, a former citadel which looms above the port and is surrounded by a moat, high fencing, barbed wire and security cameras.

01 Aug 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Over the hot summer months UNICEF is continuing to provide a water, sanitation and hygiene response in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. In Syria UNICEF, with sector partners, is supporting water access in areas where control of water is increasingly being used in the war in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Aleppo and Dara governorates. UNICEF is providing water trucking, rehabilitation of wells and fuel to power systems.

01 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

31 July 2015 – The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has engaged in widespread and systematic human rights violations of the most serious kinds in Syria and Iraq, brutally forcing some 8 million people to “assimilate, flee or face death,” according to a United Nations expert.

“These violations may amount to genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and widespread attacks on the civilian population,” according to Ben Emmerson, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.

01 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 29 July 2015, Kakuma had received 46,315 asylum seekers from South Sudan. The transit centre has been temporary closed due to insecurity at the border.

01 Aug 2015 description
report UN Security Council

Introduction

  1. Le présent rapport est établi en application de la résolution 2217 (2015) du Conseil de sécurité, par laquelle le Conseil a prorogé le mandat de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA) jusqu’au 30 avril 2016 et m’a prié de lui rendre compte de la situation tous les quatre mois à partir du 1er août 2015. Il fait le point sur la situation en République centrafricaine et sur la mise en œuvre du mandat de la MINUSCA depuis mon dernier rapport du 1er avril 2015 (S/2015/227).
01 Aug 2015 description
report UN Security Council

Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2217 (2015), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) to 30 April 2016 and requested me to report to the Council every four months beginning on 1 August 2015. The report provides an update on the situation in the Central African Republic since my report of 1 April 2015 (S/2015/227) and on the implementation of the mandate of MINUSCA
01 Aug 2015 description

UNDP has begun to implement a programme of early recovery in the northeast of Nigeria that will create hundreds of jobs while promoting peace and social cohesion among conflict-affected communities.

The violence in the northeast has destroyed lives and communities and displaced 1.4 million people, while 4.5 million are at risk of going hungry. Funded by the Government of Norway to the tune of USD 1.7 million, the programme will help communities in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States to making a living, as well as establish new networks to prevent conflict and promote dialogue.

01 Aug 2015 description

Voters today headed to the polls in Madagascar to elect mayors and local officials. The election was one of the final steps of a Southern African Development Community (SADC)-brokered roadmap to end the crisis and consolidate the country’s young democracy.

01 Aug 2015 description

La vereda Guacamayas, perteneciente al municipio de San José de Guaviare, se encuentra ubicada a 27 kilómetros desde el centro de la capital del departamento del Guaviare Esta vereda cuenta con una población campesina aproximada de 200 personas. Cuenta con una la Institución educativa Guacamayas, que con cerca de 80 estudiantes, del grado primero a once, sirve de núcleo educativo para veredas vecinas y como internado para alumnos con poca facilidad de desplazarse diariamente a estudiar.

01 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

31 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN special envoy on the Middle East have strongly condemned today’s arson attack in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian child and left the child’s parents severely injured.

“The Secretary-General strongly condemns today's murder of a Palestinian child in the West Bank and calls for the perpetrators of this terrorist act to be promptly brought to justice,” reads a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York.

01 Aug 2015 description

KEY POINTS

• The Secretary-General has announced the effective closure of UNMEER as of 31 July 2015.

• There have been no confirmed EVD cases reported in the first 4 days this week (MonThursday).
Guinea has recorded only one Ebola case in the last nine days.

• Sierra Leone lists more than 500 people as contacts linked to the EVD case in Tonkolili, which was reported on 24 July.

• The High Level Panel on the Global Response to Health Crises will be traveling to the region from 2 to 6 August.

31 Jul 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 30 July 2015, a total of 1,383 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 3.04%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,268 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.23%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 115 cases including one death (CFR 0.87%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

31 Jul 2015 description

Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

On 14 July 2015 Rio Grande Do Sul Civil Defence declared an emergency at the municipal level, reporting floods in several cities. The Uruguay River’s water levels reached 13.57 meters, whose average levels are barely five or six meters. This is the result of intense rainfall in the region which caused the overflowing of the Gravataí and Arrollo Sapucaya Du So rivers and floods that affected homes, roads and shops in these three States.

31 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity continues to result in displacement and restrict humanitarian access

  • The GoRSS indefinitely suspends humanitarian barge transport, impeding the transport of relief commodities

  • Health actors record a decline in the weekly caseload of new cholera cases since June