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23 Aug 2017 description

From 11th August onwards, severe floodings took place in Nepal and Bangladesh due to incessant rains. ICCO Cooperation, together with Kerk in Actie and ACT Alliance, helps the victims of the floods.

23 Aug 2017 description
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Map shows the extent and context of landslides from satellite images on 15 Aug 2017. Selected logistical sites and divisions are also shown.

23 Aug 2017 description
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Map shows the city sections affected by the Regent landslide and flash flooding, reported by Sierra Leone Office of National Security (ONS), and the numbers of affected households estimated from census data (2015) projected to 2017 populations by ONS.

23 Aug 2017 description

By Shoon Naing

YANGON (Reuters) - Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been blockaded inside their area by their Buddhist neighbours in a western Myanmar village, residents say, as religious tensions in troubled Rakhine state spread to a more ethnically mixed part of the region.

Read more on Thomson Reuters Foundation.

23 Aug 2017 description

Six years since the Tawarghas were displaced from their hometown by Misratah militia forces in August 2011, the community of about 40,000 people are still unable to return safely to their homes, Amnesty International said today.

23 Aug 2017 description
report Taiwan Red Cross

In the mid August, Sierra Leone’s most severe mudslides – triggered by three days of heavy rains – occurred in and around the capital Freetown and the coastal suburb of Racecourse on the city’s eastern edge, as well as in Regent and Lumley where thousands of makeshift settlements are home to the city’s poorest communities. Nearly 500 people have died, of which more than 150 are children. 615 are missing, more than 1,000 buildings are destroyed, 1,900 households are affected, of which 500 are displaced.

23 Aug 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Dangerous focus on 'retribution' rather than protection

23 Aug 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Proposed law should protect agency’s independence

23 Aug 2017 description

By Manzoor Ali

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s complacency coupled with the major hospitals’ lackadaisical attitude has turned dengue into a major epidemic in the provincial capital.

A World Health Organisation (WHO) report into investigation of dengue outbreak in Peshawar and available with Dawn shows that first dengue case was admitted at Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) with positive NS1 test on June 14, 2017.

23 Aug 2017 description

Statistical  Situation: Summary

Dead 141

Missing   35

Injured 133

Displaced Families   88596

Affected Families   342198

Houses Destroyed    

Completely 66057

Partially 132176

NFRIs distribution

NFRIs full set 3082

Shelter kit 3

Tarpaulin 5652

Hygiene kit 1567

Volunteers mobilized 1289

FA service 137

Food distribution in shelter 41407

Utensil 508

Mosquito net 2516

Blanket 2261

Matress 1682

NDRT Deployment 24

23 Aug 2017 description

Overview

Beginning Friday, 11 August 2017 Nepal has experienced its worst rains in 15 years, resulting in large scale impacts on life, livelihood and infrastructure across 28 of Nepal’s 75 districts.

23 Aug 2017 description

KARACHI: A maximum of 41 millimetres of rainfall that the city received late Monday night coupled with gusty winds wreaked havoc on the power supply system and municipal infrastructure as electrocution, falling billboard and roof collapse incidents left at least 19 people dead in different areas before another heavy spell of rain hit the metropolis late Tuesday evening.

23 Aug 2017 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Yang Yi

GUANGZHOU/NANNING, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people were evacuated Tuesday in parts of south China in preparation for the arrival of Typhoon Hato, set to make landfall Wednesday.

The eye of Hato, the 13th typhoon to hit China this year, was recorded 415 km southeast of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province as of 9 p.m. Tuesday. It is expected to move northwest at speeds between 20 kph and 25 kph, according to Guangdong provincial meteorological bureau.

23 Aug 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has warned of an increasing risk of land and forest fires from August to September as a result of the prolonged dry season.

The BNPB recorded that, based on the Terra, Aqua and SNPP satellites, 538 hot spots were detected on Tuesday with a confidence level of medium-to-high.

23 Aug 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By NAN LWIN HNIN PWINT

YANGON — Around 1,000 displaced persons in Mogaung Township’s Namti in Kachin State returned home on Tuesday after fleeing clashes between the Myanmar Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) since Aug. 11.

Displaced residents of Kasung and Zup Mai Yang villages sheltering in churches in the town of Namti returned home after negotiations led by preachers and members of local Peace-talk Creation Group (PCG), spokesperson Lamai Gum Ja told The Irrawaddy on Monday.

23 Aug 2017 description

By Naw Noreen

The 88 Generation Peace and Open Society (88GPOS) said it has been prevented from delivering sacks of rice to ethnic Lisu people living in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin State’s Sadone Township.

Speaking to DVB yesterday, Nilar Thein, one of the most prominent leaders of the activist group, said, “On Sunday, we were on our way to visit an IDP camp in Sadone accompanied by Kachin State’s Lisu Ethnic Affairs Minister Ahti Yaw Han and Burman Ethnic Affairs Minister Khin Maung Myit.

23 Aug 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

By SUNTHORN PONGPAO AND CHUDATE SEEHAWONG

AYUTTHAYA/CHAI NAT - Several communities in Bang Ban district of Ayutthaya have been flooded for the fourth time in three months following an increase in the discharge rate from the Chao Phraya Dam.

23 Aug 2017 description

By Ali Akbar

Seven people have been killed and over 1,500 affected by the dengue virus in Peshawar, according to statistics released by the Deputy Commissioner's Office on Tuesday.

This is the first time since the virus's outbreak in the province that any official data has been released.

A total of 1,547 were tested positive for the virus, of which 560 were admitted to different hospitals in the provincial capital. The document said 242 patients are still being treated.