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KEY POINTS

  • Sector partners continue to provide assistance to IDPs affected by the Ar-Raqqa situation. In July, most of the partners have distributed NFI kits along with hygiene and jerry cans in Ein Issa, and Karama camps. Partner’s registration of IDPs for NFI distribution in villages in the northern part of Ar Raqqa is ongoing. The influx to Areesha is continuing where this week the population reached nearly 4,700 individuals.

23 Aug 2017 description
report UN Volunteers

UN Volunteers in Sudan, in collaboration with UNDP Sudan, other UN agencies and International Youth Forum celebrated International Youth Day in Khartoum, under the theme ‘Youth4Peace'. The celebrations, which took place with the participation of the Federal Minister of Youth and Sports, government officials, civil society representatives and community advocates, hosted two forums, one on public policy and another on the role of youth in peacebuilding.

23 Aug 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy and intense monsoon rains have created havoc across the north and north-eastern part of India for the past two months. While Assam and Manipur in north-east received floods for the third time during this year; rains in the north, Himalayan region especially Nepal have resulted in flooding across Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and sporadic and intense rains continue across the region increasing risk of floods spreading in more areas.

23 Aug 2017 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society(IRCS) has announced the displacement of more than 1800 displaced family from different areas of Tal Afar to the reception centers of displaced people inside Mosul City.

23 Aug 2017 description

In an eort to better understand the needs of the aected population, IOM conducts assessments in dierent sites within the crisis-aected north eastern states of Nigeria. The displacement tracking matrix presents the findings, including demographic proles, IDP mobility and access to services - including education. Learn more at https://goo.gl/bQ3a5K

23 Aug 2017 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new inter-agency study released today found a correlation between the prolonged droughts in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – exacerbated by El Niño phenomenon from 2014 to 2016 — and the increase in irregular migration from these countries to the United States of America.

23 Aug 2017 description

Rationale.

Solar pumping technology has in the recent past undergone a series of technical and cost developments resulting in advanced, robust, versatile, low maintenance equipment that could be considered as a default option for water provision in places with medium to high solar radiation, especially in off-grid locations, long term camp contexts or there where fuel is needed to provide water but its supply is too costly or erratic.

23 Aug 2017 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

SUMMARY

Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy, Russian Federation. The Observer Mission (OM) continues to operate 24/7 at both Border Crossing Points (BCPs). The overall number of border crossings by persons increased at both BCPs.

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

The OM is currently operating with 20 permanent international staff members, including the Acting Chief Observer (CO). The Mission is supported administratively by a Vienna-based staff member.

23 Aug 2017 description

FRANCESCA MOLD

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has offered to increase peacekeeping patrols in the Eastern Equatorian town of Torit to improve security and help build peace.

The region is suffering from a volatile security situation with ongoing clashes related to cattle raiding, intercommunal disputes, and violence between armed groups involved in the broader South Sudanese conflict.

23 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (11) AFP cases were reported during this week, (5) cases from Damascus, (1) case from each of Hama, Homs, Dar’a, Deir-ez-Zor, Rural Damascus.

  • (34) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week: from Rural Damascus (9) Ar-Raqqa (5), Damascus (6), and Hama (5).

Completeness& Timeliness of Reporting

23 Aug 2017 description
report UNAIDS

On 14 August, heavy rains, a mudslide and flash floods destroyed hundreds of homes and left many dead, injured or missing in Sierra Leone. In all, more than 500 houses were buried and destroyed and some 6000 people were severely affected. So far, more than 500 bodies have been recovered, with the number expected to rise. A mass burial for 300 people brought the country together and hardened the commitment to collectively recover from the tragedy.

23 Aug 2017 description

In an effort to better understand the needs of the affected population, IOM conducts assessments in different sites within the crisis-affected north eastern states of Nigeria. The displacement tracking matrix presents the findings, including demographic profiles, IDP mobility and access to services - including education. Learn more at https://goo.gl/bQ3a5K

23 Aug 2017 description

In an effort to better understand the needs of the affected population, IOM conducts assessments in different sites within the crisis-affected north eastern states of Nigeria. The displacement tracking matrix presents the findings, including demographic proles, IDP mobility and access to services - including education. Learn more at https://goo.gl/bQ3a5K

23 Aug 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Ngozi Cole

FREETOWN, Aug 23 2017 (IPS) - In the early hours of Monday morning, August 14, torrential rains hit Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city. Several areas of the city were flooded, as houses were either partially submerged under water or destroyed.

In Regent, a mountainous community on the outskirts of Freetown, extreme flooding triggered a mudslide on Mount Sugar Loaf, burying several houses and underneath dirt and rubble. Some families were completely wiped out, and in some cases, only one family member survived.

23 Aug 2017 description

Households in the Central African Republic (CAR) would normally be tending and harvesting their crops from July to September, during the peak rainy season. This year, however, surging conflict has forced thousands of farmers to abandon their fields. As a result, weeds are overtaking land that once provided income and food for Central African families.

23 Aug 2017 description

More than 7,000 people have been affected by floods primarily in the north of the country since the beginning of the rainy season in June 2017.

More than 400 houses were destroyed and more than 300 damaged. Pastoral communities have particularly been affected with 26,000 animals lost so far. The most affected region is Timbuktu with two thirds of the overall number of affected people and almost 100% the lost animals.