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22 Aug 2017 description
report Coordination SUD

Dans la nuit du 13 au 14 août, la capitale de la Sierra Leone, Freetown, a été touchée par de dévastatrices inondations qui ont engendré de meurtriers glissements de terrain. Près de 1.600 familles ont été touchées par ces intempéries et ont besoin urgemment d’une aide humanitaire selon le président de la Sierra Leone. Si l’ampleur des dégâts reste encore à déterminer, les rapports des médias font état de 450 personnes mortes, dont au moins 122 enfants. L’UNOSAT quant à lui, a identifié 349 structures et 1,3 km de routes endommagées dans la zone analysée.

22 Aug 2017 description
report UN Women

Following heavy rains on 14 August, mudslides have left more than 400 people dead and an estimated 6,000 affected in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. The number of people in need of humanitarian aid is expected to rise as rain and floods continue.

22 Aug 2017 description

From the very beginning, with our monsoon response plan, Nepal Red Cross Society National Headquarters ‘Emergency Operation Center’ is continuously updating the information through SitRep, corresponding with our nationwide networks (district and sub-chapters). And we are trying our best to share the situation report as widely as possible.

We hope, our sharing has enhanced to understand and analyze the needs of the affected population, which is our mutual responsibility to make an efficient plan and response strategy to bring back the affected people to their normal life.

22 Aug 2017 description

The CHF is a strategic pooled financing tool that enables a timely response through support to humanitarian partners for addressing critical gaps and delivering priority actions of the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan, whilst strengthening coordination and leadership through the Humanitarian Coordinator and the Cluster System. The CHF First Standard Allocation was launched in early May with US$15 million designated for 3 priority areas outlined within the allocation strategy approved by the Humanitarian Coordinator and in consultation with the CHF Advisory Board:

22 Aug 2017 description

In 2016, the Humanitarian Coordinator directed the CHF through two Standard Allocations and three Reserve Allocations to respond to prioritized humanitarian needs.

The Health Sector remained the largest recipient, with 35 per cent of the Fund in 2016, due to the continued need for life-saving trauma services in areas of active fighting with high numbers of civilian casualties, as well as health services to vulnerable populations in the underserved areas affected by conflict and natural disasters and cross-border movements.

22 Aug 2017 description
report Xinhua

FUZHOU/GUANGZHOU, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Hato, the 13th typhoon this year, is moving towards China's southeast coast, as people in the region were ordered to leave fish farms and moor boats Monday.

As of 2 p.m. Monday, the eye of the typhoon was located in the northwestern Pacific, packing maximum winds of 20 meters per second, according to the meteorological bureau of Guangdong Province.

The typhoon is expected to gain strength as it is moves northwest at a speed of 20 kph. It may make landfall on the Guangdong coast Wednesday morning, the bureau said.

22 Aug 2017 description

Drones could plant trees 10 times faster and cut costs by half

By Thin Lei Win

BANGKOK, Aug 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fast-dwindling mangroves in Myanmar's low-lying Ayeyarwady Delta, ravaged by decades of deforestation and conversion of land for agriculture and aquaculture, could find an unlikely saviour - drones.

Mangroves protect coastlines in the face of storms and rising sea levels, absorb carbon from the atmosphere, and boost fish stocks, experts say.

22 Aug 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By MOE MYINT

YANGON – The mandate of the nine-member Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, led by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, will expire at the end of August, after being established by the National League for Democracy (NLD) government one year ago.

22 Aug 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By NAN LWIN HNIN PWINT

YANGON — Participants of the Women, Peace and Security Forum in Yangon last week urged for more women to be included in Myanmar’s peace process.

In particular, female delegates must be involved in security discussions, one of the five key sectors of the 21st Century Panglong Union peace conference that currently sees little or no women participating, attendees told The Irrawaddy.

22 Aug 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By THU THU AUNG

YANGON — Thousands of people are facing a food crisis in the remote Naga Self-Administered Zone on the Myanmar-India border in northern Sagaing Region, according to regional lawmakers and a local body.

The mountainous townships of Lahe and Namyun routinely deal with food shortages, particularly during wet season when routes are flooded, according to the Council of Naga Affairs (CNA).

22 Aug 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District between November 2016 and January 2017, including updates on education, healthcare, military activity and development transactions.

22 Aug 2017 description

This district profile outlines the current activities by partner organisations (POs) in post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. It is based on 4W and secondary data collected from POs on their recent activities pertaining to housing sector. Further, it captures a wide range of planned, ongoing and completed activities within the HRRP framework. For additional information, please refer to the HRRP dashboard.

22 Aug 2017 description

This district profile outlines the current activities by partner organisations (POs) in post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. It is based on 4W and secondary data collected from POs on their recent activities pertaining to housing sector. Further, it captures a wide range of planned, ongoing and completed activities within the HRRP framework. For additional information, please refer to the HRRP dashboard.

22 Aug 2017 description

This district profile outlines the current activities by partner organisations (POs) in post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. It is based on 4W and secondary data collected from POs on their recent activities pertaining to housing sector. Further, it captures a wide range of planned, ongoing and completed activities within the HRRP framework. For additional information, please refer to the HRRP dashboard.

22 Aug 2017 description

Flood condition of Ayeyarwady River

According to the (13:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water levels of Ayeyarwady River have exceeded by about (1) foot each at Mandalay and Sagaing above their respective danger levels, the water levels may fall below their respective danger levels during the next (2) days.

22 Aug 2017 description

Situation analysis:

Since 11 of August 2017 there has been incident rainfall causing widespread flooding across the region. including Nepal and India. While the flood water has receded since the peak flow, there are many pockets where trapped flood water still remains (blue polygons}.

22 Aug 2017 description

Situation analysis:

Since 11 August 2017 Nepal has been facing flooding resulting in loss of lives and properties. The inundation map derived from satellite data shows that river water and flood water spread across the low land.

22 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 140325 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 44.55% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

22 Aug 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post

SHAHIMAN RAI, PANCHTHAR

Viral diseases have downed hundreds of people in the landslide-affected areas of Phalelung Rural Municipality in Panchthar.

The people in wards 3 and 4 of Phalelung have been hit hardest by a spate of viral disease outbreaks, according to Bir Bikram Thamsuhang, chairman of Phalelung-3.

Complaints of cold, headache, fever and soar throats, among others, are common among people in the two wards, he said.