Today, six cholera cases have been reported in Juba County. As of 4 August 2015, a total of 1,718 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.67%) have been reported in South Sudan. Of the 46 deaths (27 facilities and 19 communities), 11 (24%) were children under five years and 31 (67.4%) male. In Juba County, a total of 1582 including 45 deaths (CFR 2.84%) from seven Payams. In Bor, 136 cases including one death (CFR 0.74%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.
Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan | AFP | Saturday 9/5/2015 - 12:41 GMT
Unknown gunmen Saturday killed 13 passengers travelling in two vehicles in the usually tranquil northern Afghan province of Balkh, as President Ashraf Ghani convened an international donor conference in Kabul.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the killings of ethnic Hazara minorities, which come as Taliban insurgents ramp up attacks amid a bitter leadership transition.
Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Saturday 9/5/2015 - 12:26 GMT
At least 500 migrants set off from Hungary's capital Budapest for Austria on a new march Saturday after hundreds reportedly walked out of refugee camps around the country.
On Friday, some 1,200 people began the 175-kilometre (110-mile) journey on foot from Budapest's Keleti train station, prompting authorities to take several thousand to the border in around 90 buses.
BERLIN, Sept 5 (Reuters) - German police said on Saturday officials were expecting up to 10,000 refugees during the day after Austria and Germany agreed with Hungary to allow migrants to cross their borders.
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UNHCR welcomes the decision of Austria and Germany to receive thousands of refugees and migrants who crossed the border last night from Hungary. This is political leadership based on humanitarian values.
Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Saturday 9/5/2015 - 08:27 GMT
A battle between Islamic State group jihadists and rebels for control of an opposition stronghold in northern Syria has killed at least 47 fighters, a monitor said Saturday.
Twenty Islamist and other rebel fighters were killed in the clashes in Aleppo province throughout Friday, along with 27 IS jihadists, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The fighting centred on the town of Marea, a key rebel bastion that IS has been trying to capture for months.
The UN refugee agency is saddened at the death of a 50 year old man, on Friday, near a refugee reception centre in the Hungarian town of Bicske.
According to UNHCR, there are some 80,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali and 17,000 returnees. Burkina Faso shelters some 34,000 Malian refugees, while Mauritania and Niger each host some 50,000 Malian refugees, respectively.
Vienna, Austria | AFP | Saturday 9/5/2015 - 06:28 GMT
Some 2,500-3,000 migrants have entered Austria from Hungary in the past few hours, Austrian police said early Saturday after Hungary began taking people in buses from Budapest to the border.
"I am standing right at the border to Hungary and am looking down. The streams (of people) keep coming," Hans Peter Doskozil, chief of police in Burgenland state, told the Austria Press Agency.
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna are in rising trend which may start falling in next 72 hours.
The Ganges is in falling trend which may likely to continue in next 96 hours. The Padma is in rising trend which may slightly rise in next 48 hours.
The rivers in North-eastern part of the country are in falling trend which may continue to fall in nest 48 hours.
The rivers around Dhaka city are in rising trend which may likely to continue in next 72 hours but may remain below Danger Level.
A long period of abnormally dry weather has caused drought in DPR Korea (DPRK) affecting agricultural production, reducing access to water and leading to a deterioration of health, nutrition and sanitary conditions.
18 million affected in PDS-dependent households who are vulnerable to food insecurity and malnutrition.
According to official meteorological data, all provinces received below average rainfall, particularly in May and June this year.
Christian Aid today welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron’s pledge that the UK will increase the number of Syrian refugees it allows in, but said the numbers must be ambitious.
It also added its voice to a call for all EU states to put in place a fair and mandatory sharing of responsibility for refugees arriving in Europe, and an increase in search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 4 Sep 2015 14:39 GMT
Author: Kieran Guilbert
LONDON, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A spike in violence by Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria has forced almost 800,000 people to flee their homes since June, and stretched humanitarian efforts to breaking point, aid agencies said on Friday.
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- Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 4,047
- New Confirmed cases = 0 as follows:
Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 0
Bombali = 0, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko =0, Tonkolili = 0
Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0 Pujehun = 0
Western Area Urban = 0, Western Area Rural = 0, Missing = 0
Freetown, Sept. 3, 2015 (MOHS) – As President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma launches Health Recovery Agenda, big boosts for Government hospitals countrywide.
A key component of restoring basic health services is the referral system. The Ministry of Health and Sanitation has announced the distribution of Thirty Five (35) brand new Ambulances to all government hospitals nationwide amidst excitement and relief from District Medical Officers, Medical Superintendents, and Matrons.