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22 Aug 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 120,137 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 20 August, with almost 82 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 269,856 arrivals across the region through 20 August 2016.

22 Aug 2017 description

By Raqibul Alam, IFRC

Beauty Beowa, 25, has lost all her livestock but her loved ones have survived record floods in Bangladesh.

Now, Beauty and her two children, aged eight and six, are living in a partially destroyed house. Dubbed one of the worst floods the country has ever seen, the disaster has swamped close to half of Bangladesh.

Around 6.9 million people have been affected in the biggest floods in decades and 117 lives have been lost.

22 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

Amidst increased displacement mainly from Telafar and surrounding villages, pertinent protection concerns this week included intensification of access restrictions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) trying to reach certain camps and non-camp areas. There have also been reports of arbitrary detention of minors.

Displacement Trends

22 Aug 2017 description

El Secretario para Asuntos de Vulnerabilidad y Director General de Protección Civil, Jorge Meléndez emite una ADVERTENCIA tomando en cuenta el informe de la Unidad de Alerta Temprana de esta Dirección y considerando el monitoreo de 48 horas del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN) el cual determina que se observa el desplazamiento de un sistema de vaguada asociado a los remanentes de la Tormenta Tropical Harvey, ubicada al noroeste de Nicaragua, lo que favorece el ingreso de abundante humedad desde el Caribe y favorece la formación de nubosidad con lluvias fuertes y …

22 Aug 2017 description

As of 21 August:

  • Hasansham M2 camp recorded an overall increase of approximately 202 IDP families;
  • Haj Ali camp recorded an overall increase of approximately 100 IDP families;
  • As Salamyiah 1and 2 camps recorded an increase of 109 and 131 IDP families respectively;
  • Qayyarah Airstrip recorded a decrease of 270 IDP families.
22 Aug 2017 description

Erbil - IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s emergency teams are responding to thousands of civilians fleeing Talafar since the launch of the military campaign to retake the city from ISIL on 20 August.

22 Aug 2017 description

San Salvador – Esta semana la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM), la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) y las autoridades locales dieron inicio a la construcción y adecuación de una casa comunal y diversos espacios deportivos y recreacionales en San Miguel y Usulután, los municipios salvadoreños que más migrantes retornados han recibido este año después de la capital, San Salvador.

22 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

All children in the Gaza Strip are at risk of waterborne diseases; incidence of diarrhea in children under three years old has doubled

JERUSALEM, 22 August 2017 – The worsening electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip has left families with less than six hours of daily power supply. Half of the 2 million people living in the coastal enclave are children.

The power shortages have decreased access to water by one third in the past four months.

22 Aug 2017 description

- El ejercicio de simulación será en materia de protección de personas desplazadas a través de fronteras en contextos desastre.

- Participa la CNE de Costa Rica y el Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil de Panamá (SINAPROC) e instituciones de ambos países.

22 Aug 2017 description
report El Espectador

21 Ago 2017 - 4:13 PM Por: redacción Nacional

De acuerdo con socorristas, el río Atrato, Sipí, Andágueda y Tutunendo continúan crecidos, por lo que la ayuda a los damnificados no ha podido llegar hasta las zonas rurales afectadas.

Luego del paso de la tormenta Harvey este fin de semana por Colombia, lo que produjo fuertes vientos y lluvias, los ríos Sipí, Bajo Baudó, Unguía, Bagadó, Lloró, Atrato y Quibdó se desbordaron, afectando a un sinnúmero de personas en el Chocó.

22 Aug 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

In northern Iraq, with operations having commenced as of Sunday to retake the city of Telafar, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, remains concerned about the protection of Iraqi civilians.

22 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cholera remains a public health emergency in South Sudan. Cumulatively, 19 742 cholera cases including 355 deaths (Case fatality Rate 1.8 per cent) were reported in 24 counties since June 2016 with 11 counties still having active transmission of the disease.

22 Aug 2017 description

Food security situation has slightly improved compared to the same period last year.

A total of 157 localities were classified for the period of the update. Two states were not classified due to lack of information (Gedaref and East Darfur) besides 4 Localities were not classified due to lack of information.

22 Aug 2017 description

By Aidan Lewis and Steve Scherer

TUNIS/ROME, Aug 21 (Reuters) - An armed group is stopping migrant boats from setting off across the Mediterranean from a city west of Tripoli that has been a springboard for people smugglers, causing a sudden drop in departures over the past month, sources in the area said.

The revelation throws new light on the sharp reduction in migrant arrivals from Italy, which took over from the Aegean route as the main focus of European concerns in the crisis.

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