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26 Jun 2016 description
report Xinhua

NANJING, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of rescuers and emergency workers have been saving lives and restoring order to counties in east China's Jiangsu Province after a fierce tornado killed 98 people and left 846 injured.

A powerful tornado and hailstorm pummelled through farmland and factories in the Yancheng City of Jiangsu on Thursday afternoon.

By Saturday, a total of 744 people remain hospitalized and 102 people have been discharged after treatment. About 20 of the injured are in critical conditions, local rescue headquarters said.

26 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

26 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has today expressed support for and solidarity with the victims of torture and their families throughout the world, and underscored that torture must never be used under any circumstances, including during conflict or when national security is under threat.

26 Jun 2016 description

The Victims of Violence (VoV) project in Athens has been running since October 2014. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works alongside the Greek Council for Refugees and the BABEL Day Centre to provide medical and psychological care, as well as legal advice and social assistance to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who are survivors of torture or extreme violence. Nearly 60,000 refugees are currently “trapped” in Greece and among them are those who have been persecuted and tortured for their political or religious beliefs, their race, their gender or their sexual identity.

26 Jun 2016 description

1. Initial Report re Flooding Incident in Valencia City, Bukidnon (Region X)

A. Situation Overview:

• At 6:08 PM, 24 June 2016, a flooding incident occurred due to heavy rains that lasted for three (3) hours in the following barangays in Valencia City, Bukidnon:

  1. Purok 4, Brgy. Catumbalon;
  2. Purok 2 and 5 both in Brgy. Tongan-Tongan; and
  3. Purok Sadin, Brgy. Dagat K Davao

B. Effects:

26 Jun 2016 description

Since 2008 USAID has trained health workers on TB case detection, diagnosis and treatment. Building on this foundation, the Challenge TB program improves TB control in Afghanistan by increasing case detection, improving treatment, and strengthening the Ministry of Public Health’s ability to coordinate and direct TB activities.

26 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Context and Investment Case   

One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded places the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. UNICEF is responding to four primary needs:

  1. Over 1 million children are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the region.

25 Jun 2016 description

International effort aims to prevent infections from Zika and other emerging diseases

To aid Brazil in developing a vaccine to protect people from Zika virus infection, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will join the World Health Organization (WHO) and international public health groups in providing funding and technical assistance to Brazil’s Butantan Institute, a biomedical research center and Brazilian government partner.

25 Jun 2016 description

Elaine Patricia Cruz reports from Agência Brasil

Two other Brazilian cities—Manaus and Boa Vista, in the Brazilian Amazon—enter next week the third and final phase of dengue vaccine trials that began in February in Instituto Butantan—important biomedical research center in São Paulo city. In 13 cities of Brazil's five regions, 17,000 volunteers will participate in the trials at this phase.

25 Jun 2016 description
report The Global Fund

BRUSSELS – The Government of Belgium announced today a pledge of €19 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for 2016, a positive signal as the Global Fund prepares for a Replenishment conference later this year.

25 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Over 5.47 million people now living in hard-to-reach and besieged locations

  • Access to these areas remains key challenge for humanitarians

  • Six inter-agency convoys completed under the June interagency operation plan during the reporting period

  • Targeted attacks on hospitals undermine access to health

  • Food assistance reaches Daraya for the first time since November 2012

  • Food insecurity concerns in southern Syria

Situation Overview