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16 Aug 2017 description



Le 13 août, des hommes armés ont pris d'assaut un restaurant dans la capitale Ouagadougou et ont tué 18 personnes et blessé 22 autres, selon le gouvernement. Deux attaquants ont été tués. Une attaque similaire dans un café voisin en janvier 2016 avait fait 30 morts.



16 Aug 2017 description

Burkina Faso

Terror attack kills at least 18 people
On 13 August, gunmen stormed a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou and killed 18 people, and wounding 22 others, according to the government. Two attackers were killed. A similar attack on a nearby cafe in January 2016 killed 30 people.


16 Aug 2017 description


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.


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.


16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

16 Aug 2017 description

67,000 Individuals provided with assistance in July

  • 53,150 individuals were provided with drinking water through trucked water delivery, borehole rehabilitation and water kiosks(25,950 in Lower Juba, 23,910 in Togdheer, 2,400 in Sanaag and 890 in Sool regions)*.

  • 6,600 individuals benefited from core relief items (CRI)**.600 emergency shelter kits were distributed to 600 households(3,600 individuals) in Nugaal region and 500 emergency shelter kits were distributed to 500 households(3,000 individuals)in Bari region.

16 Aug 2017 description

The attack bore the hallmark of Boko Haram militants

By Ahmed Kingimi

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Aug 15 (Reuters) - A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants.

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16 Aug 2017 description

Abuja, 04 August 2017-With the Primary Health Care (PHC) revitalization programme of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) Nigeria has the potential to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). Even though progress has been slow, it is believed that the country has an effective strategy to achieve UHC and hence, key health related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

16 Aug 2017 description
infographic Mixed Migration Platform

The annual number of asylum applications in the European Union (EU) increased significantly in 2014, before doubling in 2015. EU Member States responded to this sharp rise in asylum claims with restrictive migration policy measures. These measures set in motion a domino effect of similarly restrictive policies across the EU and in other states, aimed at deterring migration to the region.

16 Aug 2017 description

WHO urgently requires US$ 6.8 million to scale up its response activities in Somalia and conduct a measles immunization campaign for 4.2 million children in November 2017

16 August 2017 – As millions of people in Somalia remain trapped in a devastating cycle of hunger and disease, WHO and health partners are working with national health authorities to save lives and reach the most vulnerable with essential health services.

16 Aug 2017 description

Key Points

  • Households in Hhohho and Lubombo are resorting less to negative coping strategies
  • Households headed by women continue to engage more in negative coping than those headed by men
  • Food consumption improves in Manzini
  • Maize meal prices remain higher than the five-year average
  • Sugar bean prices fall

Situation Update

16 Aug 2017 description

Morogoro, 13-18 August 2017: The United Republic of Tanzania is battling an outbreak of Cholera that has since August 2015 affected 26,046 people and claimed 410 lives. Ending the outbreak and preventing its spread beyond Tanzania's borders is a high priority for WHO. To that end, WHO and partners support a well-coordinated multisectoral response through the National Cholera Task Force which plans, coordinates and support subnational authorities.

16 Aug 2017 description

16 August 2017, Juba, South Sudan – The first round of an Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign in four priority counties of South Sudan with active transmission of cholera, has successfully concluded despite security and access challenges in some areas. The vaccination campaign started on the 29 July, 2017 to 4 August, 2017 in the Kapoeta state including Kapoeta South, Kapoeta North, and Kapoeta East while in Tonj East the campaign started on 5 August, 2017 and ended on 12 August, 2017.

16 Aug 2017 description

At least 62 people have been confirmed dead in the attack on Mirza Olang village last week, with the number expected to rise

By Abdul Matin Sahak

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Afghan police have discovered mass grave containing the bodies of at least 36 victims of a recent militant attack on a village, officials said on Wednesday.

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16 Aug 2017 description
report Theirworld

The worst rains in 15 years have affected hundreds of thousands of people - with schools closed down and used to shelter those made homeless.

For a country still recovering from the effects of the 2015 earthquake, this week's floods in Nepal have been devastating.

The worst rains in 15 years caused flooding across huge areas that killed at least 115, left dozens missing and affected hundreds of thousands of people.

The total death toll from flooding in recent days across Nepal, India and Bangladesh is almost 250, with millions displaced.

16 Aug 2017 description

The Transformation Agenda of the World Health Organization Secretariat in the African Region 2015-2020 was launched by the Regional Director for Africa in February 2015. Its objective is to ensure that the WHO Secretariat in the African Region evolves into the primary leader in health development in Africa and is a reliable and effective protector of Africa’s health stock.