Emergency relief kits are being distributed to families hit by the worst flood since 2002
Kathmandu, 23 August 2017 ─ Habitat for Humanity Nepal is assisting families affected by what is reportedly the worst flood in 15 years through emergency relief and clean-up by volunteers. Habitat Nepal is planning a three-phase emergency relief, recovery and reconstruction response to help families hit by the devastating floods that ravaged 26 districts along the country’s southern plains.
One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan is conflict displacement. Since January 2017, some 202,100 people have been forced from their homes due to fighting. Many of these people remain in displacement across the country, as conflict prevents them from returning to their areas of origin.
More than 127,500 undocumented and registered refugee Afghans have returned from Pakistan in 2017. While difficult to predict, it is anticipated that between 864,000 and 1.5 million Afghans could return to Afghanistan from neighbouring countries this year.
This Emergency Appeal seeks 3,531,719 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 16,200 families (81,000 people) for 12 months, with a focus on the following sectors: health, shelter (and non-food relief items), water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), food security and livelihoods. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at …
Food security impact of the flood:
In northeast Nigeria, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Armed Forces. Some have lived in temporary homes for years while others have been continually on the move. Each of them recounts a life of hardship while searching for a glimmer of hope. These are stories from people settled in the towns of Banisheikh and Pulka, in Borno State.
During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 141775 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,
Approximately 44.40% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.
Flood condition of Ayeyarwady River
According to the (12:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level of Ayeyarwady River at Myinmu has exceeded by about (½) foot above its danger level. It may fall below its danger level during the next (3) days.
Ouagadougou – On Thursday (17/08), IOM, the UN Migration Agency launched a new project dealing with the nexus between youth, employment and migration in central east Burkina Faso. It aims to promote youth employability and entrepreneurship to reduce the risk of irregular migration in the region.
During the week, 3,800 refugees and members of the host community were sensitized on the prevention and response to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Meri and Biringi sites.
Clashes and the fear thereof continued to cause a steady flow of refugees into the Haut-Uélé and Ituri provinces, where 251 new refugees were registered, compared to 424 the previous week.
The increased presence of troops along the border and the belligerents’ preparations for confrontations indicated a worsening of the situation and the continuation of refugees arriving in the DRC.
1.7M people affected (millions) / as per IRA
461K people displaced / as per IRA
143 dead / as per MoHA
30 missing / as per MoHA
43 injured / as per MoHA
35 districts affected out of 75 / as per MoHA
65,000 houses destroyed / as per IRA
Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels. Details at Annex A.
Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD. No significant rainfall reported in last 24 hours. PMD forecast for next 24 hours predicts scattered thunderstorm / rain over South & Southeast Sindh alongwith Coastal Balochistan. Isolated thunderstorm / rain over Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore & Bahawalpur Divisions alongwith Kashmir. Details at Annex B.
The registration of 700 new South Sudanese refugees during the reporting week represented a peak compared to the previous weeks.
Over a third of the newly registered refugees in Meri have specific needs and therefore require additional assistance, such as medical care, food assistance or support in finding shelter.
6,500 refugees and members of the host communities were trained in sowing and soil cultivation technique by UNHCR and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The Treasury has released Rs. 1.5 billion to the District Secretaries through the Ministry of Disaster Management to distribute dry rations among the drought-affected people.
Rs. 1.43 billion out of the Rs. 1.5 billion provision has already been allocated to the relevant tasks as well as for distributing dry rations among the people in Puttalam, Kurunegala, Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Moneragala districts.
Somalia is facing a prolonged drought that has left 6.7 million people—more than half of the population—in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. Drought conditions are deepening following poor and below-normal Gu (monsoon) rains, which started late April and ended in early May instead of June in most parts of the country. Cereal production across Somalia is expected to be 40 to 50 per cent below normal, and there is now an elevated risk of famine.
More than 800 people have been killed and 24 million affected following widespread floods across south Asia.
Severe flooding has devastated communities and destroyed crops in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with NGOs warning of food shortages and the risk of disease.
Fifty families languish on postal highway in Kailali
Displaced CNP rhino rescued
Pvt organisations to rescue
PRADEEP MENYANGBO (/author/pradeep+menyangbo), DHARAN
Aug 23, 2017-
The flood-displaced families of Dharan Sub-metropolis in Sunsari district have been surviving on food donated by Nepal Red Cross Society and other social organisations for the last 13 days. These are 93 families from wards 5, 6, 11, 16, 17 and 20 of the sub-metropolis who are off the government’s relief radar so far.
ILO and UNHCR inaugurate the centre with EU support and in coordination with the Government of Jordan
ZAATARI, Jordan (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR inaugurated the first employment office inside a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. The Zaatari Office for Employment, set up in coordination with the Government of Jordan, will facilitate access to formal work opportunities across Jordan for refugees living in the camp.
Researchers assess the gendered perceptions of technology impact
By Mini Govindan (The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI))
How can farmers make better decision based on climate information and increase productivity?
By Andree Nenkam (ICRISAT), Bouba Traoré (ICRISAT), Dansira Dembélé (CCAFS), Mathieu Ouédraogo (CCAFS)
Nowadays, the major challenge faced by smallholder farmers in Mali is the lack of accurate climate information to make better planning and decision to either improve or stabilize productivity.