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21 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Nina de Vries

Kapoeta, South Sudan, 15 August 2017 – It started around 6 p.m. one evening, shortly after supper. Regina Lotem had been warned about it for weeks and even though she tried to prevent it, she knew it might happen. Her five-year-old son Juma had been vomiting and had severe diarrhoea for several hours. If not treated properly, she knew his life could be at risk.

And so Regina rushed little Juma to the cholera treatment centre in her town of Na Pot Pot, South Sudan.

21 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service

18 de agosto, 2017 — Más de 85.000 haitianos han emigrado a Brasil, Chile y Argentina, reveló un nuevo informe de la OIM y el MERCOSUR.

El estudio recopiló los flujos migratorios entre 2014 y 2016 de ciudadanos de Haití a países del MERCOSUR y encontró que la nación que ha acogido a la mayoría es Brasil, con 67.000 residencias concedidas.

21 Aug 2017 description

In March 2016, Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) started another water, sanitation and hygiene project, funded by EU Humanitarian Aid. Since 2012, EU funds have supported PAH’s mobile teams in alleviating human suffering. Over the last year, PAH’s emergency response team has been answering the needs of communities in 11 locations across the country, in Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile and Central Equatoria States. PAH has prioritised the most vulnerable areas, left out by the humanitarian sector due to challenges in operations and logistics.

21 Aug 2017 description

En las últimas 24 horas, por medio de los sistemas de monitoreo del volcán Popocatépetl, se identificaron 432 exhalaciones de baja intensidad, acompañadas con emisiones de vapor de agua y gas, adicionalmente a las 10:44h del día de hoy se registró una explosión que generó una emisión de ceniza, con una altura de 4 km, en dirección noroeste, por lo que es probable que se registre caída de ceniza en las poblaciones del estado de México.

Al momento de este reporte se observa la emisión continua de gases volcánicos con dirección al oeste.

21 Aug 2017 description

The opposition leader’s challenge to incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta’s election victory risks undermining democracy in East Africa’s economic hub.

Expert Brief by John Campbell
Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies

21 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Solo dos reservorios de la Región Hidrográfica del Pacífico presentan el máximo de almacenamiento de su capacidad luego de las lluvias que se presentaron por la ocurrencia del fenómeno El Niño Costero.

El reservorio Tinajones (Lambayeque) presenta un almacenamiento de 308.09 millones de metros cúbicos de agua (MMC), lo que representa el 100% de su capacidad; lo mismo que Pillones (Arequipa), que completó su almacén hídrico con 78.2 MMC.

21 Aug 2017 description

August 12: Boko Haram killed four in Konduga, Borno.

August 12: Boko Haram killed two farmers in Jere, Borno.

August 13: Gunmen attacked another church in Otisha South, Anambra, killing one policeman and one civilian.

August 14: Boko Haram killed "many" (estimated at twenty) in Madagali, Adamawa.

August 15: Three suicide bombers killed themselves and twenty-eight others in Kondgua, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.

August 15: Hunters killed two Boko Haram militants in Madagali, Adamawa.

21 Aug 2017 description

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) is taking appropriate measures to contain the violence outbreak in Bria (450 km northeast of Bangui) between presumed anti-Balaka elements and the FPRC Arab faction.

21 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service

21 August 2017 – Ahead of next month's presentation to the United Nations Human Rights Council, an independent panel today said that the human rights situation in Burundi has not improved.

Fatsah Ouguergouz, the head of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, told UN News that based on more than 470 testimonies with people inside Burundi and in exile, alleged human rights abuses in the Great Lakes state are continuing.

21 Aug 2017 description

La octava erupción del volcán de Fuego mantiene explosiones con características moderadas, generando columnas de ceniza que alcanzan una altura aproximada de 6,500 msnm (21,325 pies) desplazándose a más de 50 kilómetros en dirección oeste. Caída de ceniza en San Pedro Yepocaya, existiendo la posibilidad de caída de ceniza en Santiago Atitlán y San Pedro La Laguna.

21 Aug 2017 description

Desde el 21 de julio en el marco de un paro minero que se lleva a cabo en los municipios de Segovia y Remedios, al menos 5.500 familias (22.000 personas, ver tabla anexa) pertenecientes a comunidades indígenas, afrocolombianos y campesinos de zona rural y urbana[1], presentan restricciones al acceso de alimentos, bienes, servicios, y movilidad como resultado de las confrontaciones entre mineros artesanales (manifestantes) y la fuerza pública.

21 Aug 2017 description

Las instituciones que forman parte del Sistema de la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres –CONRED-, mantienen el monitoreo a la fase eruptiva del volcán de Fuego, que genera flujos piroclásticos y columnas de ceniza con la posibilidad de caída de finas partículas en Santiago Atitlán y San Pedro La Laguna en el departamento de Sololá, según el boletín vulcanológico especial BEFGO #126-2017 del Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología –INSIVUMEH-.

21 Aug 2017 description
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Activities

People reached numbers reported are for June 2017 only.

CCCM has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 347,168 IDPs living in 342 informal settlements in June 2017.

21 Aug 2017 description
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Activities

People reached numbers reported are for May 2017 only.

CCCM has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 339,921 IDPs living in 341 informal settlements in May 2017.

21 Aug 2017 description
report Report the Abuse

Introduction

Report the Abuse (RTA) began operating on 19 August 2015, and one of its first acts was to open up a public, confidential, non-judgemental, and anonymous platform where humanitarian aid workers could express their experiences and knowledge about sexual violence incidents within the humanitarian community.

21 Aug 2017 description
report Report the Abuse

Donor agencies have played an essential role in addressing various problems plaguing the humanitarian community – fraud, corruption, concerns about the funding of terrorism, and, most recently, addressing the sexual exploitation and abuse of the population that humanitarian organisations are meant to aid. By asking questions of those they fund, donor agencies have brought about significant changes to the policies and procedures implemented by humanitarian organisations, contributing to the professionalism and transparency of humanitarian operations.