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24 Mar 2017 description
report Redhum

Perú, 24 de Marzo 2017
Fuente: Radio Programas del Peru

A 17 se elevó el número de personas fallecidas y cuatro desaparecidas a causa de las intensas lluvias que se registran en la región de Arequipa; de acuerdo al nuevo reporte del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Regional (COER).

La última víctima se reportó en el distrito de Lomas, provincia de Caravelí, donde un poblador fue arrastrado por el río del lugar ante el incremento del caudal por las lluvias en las zonas altas.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

08:06. Chimbote, mar. 24. Superan las 20 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria que han llegado hasta Chimbote, en la provincia ancashina del Santa, y que se han distribuido para atender a los centros poblados y anexos afectados por los desbordes y lluvias intensas.

Así lo informó la alcaldesa de la provincia del Santa, Victoria Espinoza García, quien puntualizó que esta cantidad de ayuda, consistente en alimentos, frazadas, colchones y otros; fueron enviados por el Estado y también hay aporte de las empresas privadas.

24 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

• Depletion of water sources and lack of sanitation facilities have led to a sharp increase in cases of AWD/cholera in 12 of 18 regions, in particular in Bay and Bakool regions. Case fatality rates at 2.3 per cent are of serious concern.

24 Mar 2017 description
report ActionAid

INTRODUCTION

ActionAid is working with poor communities across the world to support them in building their resilience to disasters, climate change and other shocks and stresses. This work is of ever-growing importance, not only because of changing weather patterns and rising temperatures increasing the likelihood of disasters, but also because of growing risks related to violent conflict, human and livestock epidemics, environmental degradation and political and economic crises.

24 Mar 2017 description

Trinidad, 24 mar (ABI).- El gobernador del Beni, Alex Ferrier, entregó el viernes un paquete de medicamentos otorgado por el Ministerio de Salud para 1.200 familias damnificadas por la crecida de ríos en el municipio de San Ignacio de Moxos, de ese departamento.

"Se tiene los medicamentos propios para este tipo de emergencia como son los antibióticos, antimicóticos, antifúngicos para el tema de hongos y bacterias", informó.

24 Mar 2017 description

Military operations to fully retake Mosul are advancing further into the city’s densely-populated western neighborhoods, triggering a sharp increase in the rate of displacement towards emergency camps and sites primarily in southern and eastern Ninewa Governorate.

With new arrivals of civilians fleeing violence in Mosul, the Qayyarah Airstrip Emergency Site now hosts nearly 50,000 people in over 9,800 tents – making it one of the largest camps sheltering displaced Iraqis fleeing the months-long conflict.

24 Mar 2017 description
report El Comercio

El río Santa Elena corrió con furia por el centro urbano del cantón Balsas, en El Oro. Las fuertes lluvias registradas la tarde del jueves 23 de marzo del 2017 causaron su desbordamiento. El caudal aceleró su velocidad. En los videos que circularon en las redes sociales se observa el agua lodosa golpear contra algunas estructuras, ubicadas muy cerca de las orillas. El Municipio de la localidad removió la palizada que se acumuló entre las bases de algunos puentes. También envió maquinaria para retirar los escombros atascados en las alcantarillas.

24 Mar 2017 description

Several seasons of consecutive poor and failed rains have taken their toll on pastoral and agro-pastoral communities, forcing them to travel vast distances to find water and grazing land for themselves and their dying animals. Distress migration has begun on a large scale, with rural populations gravitating towards urban centres in search of relief. The influx of displaced populations in Somalia is already overwhelming limited services as the drought intensifies in most parts of Somalia and families who have lost everything struggle to survive.

24 Mar 2017 description

More flexible physical rehabilitation services allow patients to gain time and save money.

For nearly three years, the Myanmar Red Cross is making a difference in the lives of persons with disabilities through mobile clinics that roam local communities. From July 2014 to December 2016, a total of 1,280 patients from East Bago received services alone. In a vast country such as Myanmar which is developing at he facility of physical rehabilitation services close to home saves people time and money, while giving them critical support to improve their prostheses.

24 Mar 2017 description

By Jonathan Fowler

ISTANBUL, Turkey, 24 March 2017 – Hundreds of delegates are heading to Istanbul for Europe’s top disaster risk reduction forum, two months before a global conference takes aim at natural and human-induced hazards.

Currently chaired by Turkey, a leader in the field, the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction runs from Sunday to Tuesday and is set to draw 500 participants.

24 Mar 2017 description

SIMON KABERA/FILIP ANDERSSON

On Thursday afternoon between 800 and 1,000 civilians ran from Pibor town, seeking shelter at what used to be a protection of civilians (PoC) site next to the UNMISS base. The Mission’s peacekeepers beefed up security to protect anybody in the area against a feared attack which ended up not happening.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Geneva, March 24, 2017) – The United Nations Human Rights Council on March 24, 2017, adopted a resolution on Libya, asking the UN high commissioner for human rights to “monitor and report on human rights violations and abuses across Libya and to establish the facts and circumstances of such abuses and violations with a view to avoiding impunity and ensuring full individual accountability.”

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The United Nations is profoundly concerned by reports yesterday of a high number of civilian casualties in Al Aghawat Al Jadidah, a densely populated neighborhood in Mosul. Initial reports indicate hundreds of causalities.

“We are stunned by this terrible loss of life and wish to express our deepest condolences to the many families who have reportedly been impacted by this tragedy,” said Ms. Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq.

24 Mar 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 March 2017 and includes updates on influenza, Legionnaires' disease and rubella.

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  • On 23 March, explosions at a military warehouse in Balakliia caused at least two civilian casualties (one fatality) and damage to civilian infrastructure and residential buildings within 10 km of the site. Detonations are expected to continue for up to a week.

  • The State Emergency Services and volunteers supported evacuation of more than 20,000 people who left the area to other villages in Kharkivska oblast. Some people already started to return.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

00:07. Huancavelica, mar. 24. Un sismo de 4.5 grados de magnitud en la escala de Richter se registró anoche en la región Huancavelica, reportó el Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP).

De acuerdo al informe del IGP, el movimiento telúrico ocurrió a las 23:34 hora local y el epicentro se ubicó a 14 kilómetros al noroeste de Huaytara.

Hasta el momento, las autoridades locales y del Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci) no han reportado daños personales o materiales a causa de este sismo, que tuvo intensidad de nivel II y III en Huaytara.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

02:30. Puno, mar. 24. La población puneña, se une a la campaña de solidaridad en favor de los damnificados por los huaicos del centro y norte del país, por lo que cientos de puneños acuden al centro de acopio ubicado en la Plaza Manuel Pino, llevando víveres, agua y ropa.

La campaña es promovida por la Municipalidad Provincial de Puno, el Ejercito y estudiantes del Colegio de Alto Rendimiento, al que también se sumaron la sociedad civil y la empresa privada para recolectar la mayor cantidad posible de ayuda humanitaria.

24 Mar 2017 description

Unos 40 funcionarios encargados de la gestión de riesgos en cada país centroamericano, participaron en este encuentro regional que promueve un marco estratégico para los próximos 20 años que permita el abordaje adecuado de la reducción de riesgos de desastres en entornos urbanos.