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27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity, access limitations remain concerns in Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan

  • UN cites humanitarian and human rights concerns among Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine

  • Tropical Cyclone Maarutha makes landfall, damaging some infrastructure

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Improved vegetation conditions across Southern Africa increase likelihood of aboveaverage harvests

• USAID partners provide assistance to cyclone- and drought-affected populations

• USAID/OFDA provides nearly $1.6 million to UNICEF to help address nutrition and WASH needs in southern Madagascar

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2017 description

SG/A/1728-BIO/4959*-DC/3701

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Edmond Mulet of Guatemala as the Head of the independent three-member panel to lead the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism established by Security Council resolution 2235 (2015) on the use of chemicals as weapons in Syria. By resolution 2319 (2016), the Security Council renewed the mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism for a further period of one year on 17 November 2016.

27 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank
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Washington, April 25, 2017– The World Bank has transferred an amount of about US$7.7 million to the Palestinian Authority from the Palestinian Reform and Development Plan Trust Fund (PRDP-MDTF), a multi-donor budget support mechanism administered by the Bank.

27 Apr 2017 description
report El Comercio

Un deslizamiento de tierra se registró en la ciudadela Chimborazo, en el sur de Quito, luego de la torrencial lluvia que cayó a partir de las 14:00 de este miércoles 26 de abril.

Christian Rivera, director del COE Metropolitano, indicó que la emegencia se produjo por la saturación de agua de un talud, que hizo que un flujo de tierra y ramas se deslizara y cayera en la calle Punta Arenas, obstaculizando el paso vehicular.

27 Apr 2017 description

Gaziantep, Turkey- On behalf of the largest national medical NGO's in Syria; UOSSM (Union Of Medical Care and Relief Organizations), SAMS (Syrian American Medical Society), SBMS (Syrian British Medical Society- UOSSM Member), Syria Relief (UOSSM Member), SHAAM Humanitarian, SIMRO (Sustainable International Medical Relief Organization), IDA (Independent Doctors Association), SEMA (Syrian Expatriate Medical Association), we demand that the United Nations take immediate action to protect medical facilities and civilians in Idlib and all of Syria.

27 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

The floods in Peru have caused long-term devastation to around 1.2million people, including 413,165 children. UNICEF Peru is supporting the government to protect those affected.

  • It is estimated that 13,370 children are living in shelters in affected departments.

  • Piura is the most severely affected region, with water, sanitation and hygiene being the primary concern. UNICEF has fixed water systems for 15,000 people in the rural communities of Piura.

27 Apr 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This chapter provides general guidance on conducting post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA) and recovery planning for Employment, Livelihoods and Social Protection (ELSP). It outlines how to assess and estimate the effects and impact of disasters on ELSP and provides recommendations for reactivating economic activities and employment for recovery of livelihoods.

27 Apr 2017 description

Desde hace más de 15 días, diversidad de cultivos son afectados en comunidades de Chiquimula, debido a los brotes de langostas o chapulines que alarman a agricultores y campesinos. Los insectos han infestado bosques de pino y cultivos de maíz, frijol, tomate, berenjena, chile y pepinillo en áreas de Camotán, Jocotán, Olopa, Quezaltepeque y Esquipulas, en Chiquimula, y les han causado daños.

La casa de Elisa Morales es un ejemplo de la presencia de chapulines. Estos animales se mueven por las paredes, se les encuentra muertos en la acera o caminando sobre las frutas.

27 Apr 2017 description

Ondjiva - The Health minister, Luís Gomes Sambo, ensured on Tuesday in Namacunde municipality, southern Cunene province, the regular supply of medicines to health units, in order to minimize the deficiencies registered there.

Speaking to the press after delivering a batch of anti-malaria drugs and mosquito nets to the government of Cunene, the minister said it was intended to increase the purchase of essential medicines for health units, especially in the periphery.

27 Apr 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Emergency According to the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, Hurricane Otto entered Costa Rican territory as a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale (wind gusts up to 175 km/h) on 24 November 2016 at 13:00 hrs. local time, close to the town of Los Chiles. This qualified Otto as the southernmost hurricane on record to hit Central America.

27 Apr 2017 description

Luego del temporal registrado el martes 25 de abril en territorio nacional, con mayor fuerza en el departamento de Itapúa, personal de la Dirección General de Administración de Emergencias de la Secretaría de Emergencias Nacional (SEN) se encuentran distribuyendo insumos de ayuda humanitaria -chapas, colchones, frazadas y kits de alimentos- a un total de 214 familias de los distritos de Natalio, Alto Verá e Itapúa Poty.

27 Apr 2017 description

This report is for the general public and the media.

SUMMARY

On 27 April 2017 at 07:04 (Moscow time), the sixty-second[1] Russian convoy arrived at the Donetsk Border Crossing Point (BCP). A total of 15 vehicles were checked by the Russian border guards and customs services prior to them crossing into Ukraine. All of the 15 vehicles had crossed back into the Russian Federation by 14:58 on 27 April.

DETAIL

Leaving the Russian Federation

27 Apr 2017 description

Today, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), as part of the "Initiative for disaster risk reduction" and in cooperation with the Municipality of BrodBiH Ministry of Security, the BiH Armed Forces and EUFOR, began work on the rehabilitation and revitalization of the Main Channel no.

27 Apr 2017 description

GENEVA / LUSAKA (27 April 2017) – The situation of the right to food in Zambia will be investigated by United Nations Special Rapporteur Hilal Elver, during an official visit from 3 to 12 May 2017.  

“I will pay special attention to the situation of peasants and smallholders, including women, and the efforts made to improve their livelihoods,” Ms. Elver said, launching the first visit to the country by an independent expert on the right to food mandated by the Human Rights Council.