Communities devastated by the flooding and landslides that have so far killed 100 people in Sri Lanka could have another battle on their hands after almost 53,000 dengue fever cases were recorded across the country since the start of the year.
Save the Children is warning that the stagnant flood waters, providing the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, could exacerbate the dengue crisis that has seen an almost 150 percent increase in cases compared to the same period last year.
1 February 2016: With the support of the German Federal Foreign Office and in partnership with the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM), MAG has undertaken numerous Arms Management and Destruction (AMD) activities.
Armoury Storekeepers and Managers Course
Nigerian Police Force HQ, Abuja
Une épidémie d’Ebola frappe la province du Bas-Uélé en République Démocratique du Congo. S'il est relativement facile d'acheminer de l'aide par avion jusqu'à Kisangani, la grande ville du Nord-Est du pays, sur le fleuve Congo et par la suite de rejoindre par la route la ville de Buta, le chef-lieu de la province du Bas-Uélé, tout se complique entre Buta et Likati, qui est la zone de santé affectée. Moumouni Kinda, responsable des programmes pour ALIMA revient sur les obstacles rencontrés pour déployer les équipes et évaluer les besoins.
An outbreak of Ebola has struck the Bas-Uélé province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While it is relatively easy to airlift supplies to Kisangani, a major city in the northeast along the Congo River, and then go by road to the town of Buta, the capital of Bas-Uélé province, things become complicated between Buta and Likati, the affected health zone. Moumini Kinda, head of programs for ALIMA, discusses the obstacles encountered when deploying teams and assessing needs.
What is the current situation regarding the outbreak?
With a generous contribution from a Qatari philanthropist, Qatar Charity (International Charity Organization) has implemented a project to distribute 200 tons of flour to bakeries inside Syria. The project will provide bread for 600,000 persons for three months.
The project that carried out in collaboration with IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation aims at providing bread in affected areas, supporting and alleviating the suffering of Syrian people, and contributing to food security.
La Plate-forme mondiale pour la réduction des risques de catastrophe a débuté jeudi dans la ville de Cancun, au Mexique, où 6.000 délégués de 189 pays participent à une série de réunions de travail pour faire progresser la réduction des risques de catastrophe.
Près de 200 ex-combattants contribuent actuellement à la construction d’infrastructures sociocommunautaires et à la mise en œuvre d’activités d’intérêt communautaire à Bossangoa, dans le cadre du projet pré-DDR mis en place dans cette ville de préfecture de l’Ouham (nord-ouest de la RCA) par la MINUSCA. Le projet est mené en appui aux autorités locales et vise à améliorer le climat socio-sécuritaire, promouvoir la paix et la cohésion sociale à Bossangoa.
Au lendemain de son arrivée à Bangui pour une visite de cinq jours en République centrafricaine, le sous-Secrétaire général aux droits de l’homme de l’ONU, Andrew Gilmour, s’est entretenu, ce samedi 27 mai 2017, avec le Directeur général de la Gendarmerie nationale, Thierry Marie Metinkoe, la ministre des Affaires sociales et de la Réconciliation nationale, Virginie Baikoua, et la société civile centrafricaine dans son ensemble.
Gaoui est un site qui abrite les tchadiens communément appelés « les retournés de Gaoui » qui sont revenus de la République Centrafricaine suite à la crise de 2013 - 2014.
En 2015, l’OIM a procédé à un enregistrement des populations du site de Gaoui. Une actualisation des données ainsi recueillies a eu lieu en décembre 2016. Au total, 4.973 personnes avaient été dénombrées.
Date of information: 25 May 2017
1. Situation update
WHO, UN Agencies, International organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.
This report is for the media and the general public.
Humanitarians at the World Economic Forum
It’s 340 kilometres as the crow flies between the desert berm where 80,000 Syrians are trapped between Syria and Jordan, and the Jordanian Dead Sea resorts where last weekend the region’s elite mingled around finger food in conference rooms at the World Economic Forum Summit on the Middle East and North Africa. Zaatari Camp, where another 80,000 refugees live, is only 100 kilometres away.
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ADEN, 26th May 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has continued providing more humanitarian and relief aid to the people of Yemen.
The latest aid package, which consisted of 1,500 food baskets, was distributed in the city of Khor Mukkasar in the Governorate of Aden, on the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan.
Bern, 26.05.2017 - Natural disasters and climate-related risks threaten to reverse hard-won gains in development. These and other challenges were the focal point of the fifth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which took place from 22 to 26 May 2017 in Cancún, Mexico. At the conference, Switzerland appealed for closer cooperation in the fields of disaster risk reduction, climate change and development cooperation.
The First Indian cargo Ship carrying relief goods, medical teams and equipment for the flood and landslide victims arrived at the Port of Colombo this morning.
The relief goods were handed over to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake by the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu.
FCT and Kano State mark the day by launching campaigns to end violence against children
ABUJA, 27 May 2017 – Marking Nigerian Children’s Day today, which this year is on the theme of child protection and the Sustainable Development Goals, UNICEF is calling for urgent action to adopt the Child Rights Act across all of Nigeria’s states and to heed the President’s call to end violence against children.
This final report consolidates all the achievements of the response operation over a period of 12 months. The IFRC on behalf of the Rwanda Red Cross Society would like to thank all those who contributed to the emergency appeal. More specifically RRCS and IFRC would like to thank the following partners for their contributions; American Red Cross, Austrian Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross Society, Norwegian Red Cross, Red Cross of Monaco, Swedish Red Cross, The Canadian Red Cross Society (from Canadian Government), The Netherlands Red Cross (from Netherlands Government)
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
This update is to inform budget revision and progress of the operation. The main changes include an increase in terms of extension of geographical reach and duration of the water trucking activities as well as the geographical reach and duration of the psychosocial support for earthquake survivers. Note that the operation timeframe and overall budget remain unchanged. The budget revision is triggered by:
History of the appeal:
• The Somalia Drought Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 25 March 2016 for CHF 1,290,936 to support the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in assisting 78,990 drought's affected people for six months. A DREF loan of CHF 129,394 had been processed at the beginning of the appeal to support the start-up activities by SRCS. At the end of the initial appeal period, the appeal timeframe was extended by six months to a total of 12 months.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 19 May 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomed the successful conclusion, on 19 May 2017, of the fourth meeting of the Tripartite Committee of the Joint Approach to the International Community held in Addis Ababa. The Tripartite Committee was established under the Cooperation Agreement of 2012 between Sudan and South Sudan to jointly pursue debt relief, lifting of Sudanese sanctions and economic assistance to Sudan and South Sudan.