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31 Aug 2015 description

Message: Dominica: Evacuation of residents of Petit Savanne. Prime Minister declared nine 9 Special Disaster Areas.


31 Aug 2015 description

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Hadramout governorate

Charitable Society for Social Welfare (CSSW) branch office in Al- Mukallah facilitated return campaign for IDPs in Hadramout that funded by Waslah Foundation for Development (Local NGO based in Hadramout). According to CSSW the first fleet of buses started to transport guests Hadramout (IDPs) to their homes.

31 Aug 2015 description


Typhoon "INENG'' (1.N. "GONI") entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the afternoon of 18 August 2015. It exited PAR at midnight of 23 August 2015.

At 4:00 am today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 175 km east of Borongan, Eastern Samar (11.6QN, 127.0°E).

31 Aug 2015 description

Yangon, 30 Aug — A Mahachai-based organization for Myanmar workers in Thailand recently donated K4 million to buy cooking oil for disaster victims in Ayeyawady Region via Ayeyawady Foundation.

The organization in cooperation with Myanmar-Thai Cultural and Economic Cooperation Association on 26 August handed over relief supplies worth more than K30 million to officials of Ayeyawady Foundation and Tomorrow Journal.

30 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

Today, six new cholera cases have been reported in Juba County. As of 29 August 2015, a total of 1,681 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.74%) have been reported in South Sudan. In Juba County, a total of 1545 including 45 deaths (CFR 2.91%) from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 136 cases including one death (CFR 0.74%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County. Table 1 and Figure 1.

30 Aug 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:53 GMT
Author: Reuters

FREETOWN, Aug 30 (Reuters) - The body of a woman who died in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus, less than a week after the last person confirmed to have had the disease was released from hospital, health officials said.

The new death, if confirmed, would represent a setback for efforts to end an 18-month regional epidemic that has infected more than 28,000 people and killed more than a third of them.

30 Aug 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

When Abdul-Ahad Hanna realised that even the smallest tasks exhausted him, he know something was seriously wrong.

He had previously had a cancerous tumour on his lip which was surgically removed. In ordinary circumstances, he would have had radiotherapy following surgery, but, as a Syrian living in Jordan, Abdul-Ahad could not afford the treatment.

The 71-year-old man, who has lived in Jordan since 1983, said: “After six months, I felt pain in my neck and was constantly sweating at night.”

He went for a scan and found out the cancer had spread.

30 Aug 2015 description

The Branch of Karbala is supporting sick and needy families in caravans' complex that located between Najaf and Karbala governorates. The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) teams conducted a comprehensive scanning for displaced families that suffering from health problems, and chronic disease of elderly and also skin diseases which are suffered by children. IRCS's Cadres Divided Patients In To Three Groups (Children, Female And Male) To Facilitate The Scanning Process.

30 Aug 2015 description


  • Number of reporting sites: (60) reporting sites including forty-one Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camps, six refugee camps and thirteen mobile clinics submitted their weekly reports timely and completely.

  • Total number of consultations: 14,252 (male=5,406 and female=6,237) marking an increase of (10%) to stand at 2,609 since last week.

30 Aug 2015 description


 Violence and armed conflict remain key drivers of displacement in Iraq that has forced about 3.2 million people to leave their homes since January 2014.

 Humanitarian access remains tenuous in hotspot areas in Anbar governorate.

 Emergency response continues to people who have fled towards the Bzeibiz bridge and Ameriyat al Falluja area in Anbar who reside in camps and informal settlements.

 About 80,000 people in Haditha need food, safe water and health services.

8.6 m people in need

30 Aug 2015 description

JUBA, South Sudan – 30 August (UNHCR) – Japan's Ambassador to South Sudan, Kiya Masahiko, wrapped up a one-day visit to Upper Nile's Maban County on Thursday to show solidarity with the refugees and appreciate the impact of Japan's aid contribution on refugees' living conditions. He was accompanied by UNHCR Country Representative, Ahmed Warsame, and a delegation of local authorities and partner organizations.

30 Aug 2015 description


The fifth named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Erika formed on 24 August, 2015. Many of the Leeward Islands were placed under Tropical Storm Watch/Warning as the system approached the islands.

Reports indicate that Dominica was significantly impacted by Tropical Storm Erika bringing with it significant rainfall in the amount of approximately 9 inches in a period of 6 hours. It is important to note that no watches or warning were issued for Dominica as the system approached the island.

29 Aug 2015 description

The tenth Saudi relief plane arrived today at Aden International Airport carrying 10 tons of medical equipment and supplies. The relief aid comes from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center.

29 Aug 2015 description
report Government of Italy

Italy is responding to the appeal by the Serbian authorities, who are faced with a significant influx of refugees arriving from the Middle East and heading for northern Europe. Italian Development Cooperation has arranged funding of 100,000 euro for the Serbian Red Cross for initial assistance activities.

29 Aug 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, 29 August 2015

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact