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03 Sep 2015 description

Key Message

  • The Coordination Meeting on the Recovery of the flood-affected states and regions was held on 24 August, Monday in Nay Pyi Taw. President U Thein Sein (left) states that though the emergency needs of the affected population are being met, these are temporary solutions. Recovery and rehabilitation needs must be considered.

03 Sep 2015 description


• First Food Security Cluster Coordinators' Retreat, 28-30 July in Rome

• Food Security Cluster Coordinator Training in Rome, 6-10 July

• Final Report: Meeting of global Food Security Cluster Partners, 13-14 May

• Please Complete Survey: Technologies and Innovations used by Food Security Actors

• L-3: Iraq

• L-3: Yemen

• L-3: Whole of Syria

• Central African Republic

• Niger

• Cross-Cutting Issues and Programme Quality

• Vacancy Announcements

03 Sep 2015 description

Patient arrested at Erez; Rafah terminal closed in July

• Rafah border: Rafah terminal was completely closed both directions in July, preventing access for all travellers including patients, in either direction and preventing entry of medical aid and medical delegations to Gaza. The border has been opened a total of only 15 days so far this year, allowing only 127 patients to cross into Egypt for health care. Before the July 2013 closure, more than 4000 Gaza residents crossed Rafah monthly for health-related access.

01 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015

Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.

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


Tropical Storm Erika became the fifth named storm of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season on August 24, 2015. Erika began impacting the CDEMA Participating States from Wednesday, August 26 and degenerated to a trough of low pressure on Saturday, August 29, 2015.

28 Aug 2015 description

DHAKA – More than 35,000 flood-affected people in southeastern Bangladesh are to receive financial assistance so they can replenish food and other necessities lost when the region was hit by cyclonic storm Komen earlier this month.