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27 Jul 2017 description

Babies born in remote parts of Liberia’s Bomi county are to have a brighter start in life, thanks to a Red Cross project to provide solar-powered lighting in health centres that currently have no electricity.

Ms Sayba Tamba, Secretary General of the Liberian Red Cross Society, explained that poor facilities in many rural areas means that health workers are often forced to deliver babies by candlelight. “The state of health facilities in Bomi demands immediate intervention if we are to save lives,” she said.

27 Jul 2017 description

This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).

KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 18 JULY 2017)

  • 928,117 displacements recorded by the CCCM Cluster in the last 12 months from affected areas of northern and southern Syria:

27 Jul 2017 description

This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).

KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 18 JULY 2017)

  • 928,117 displacements recorded by the CCCM Cluster in the last 12 months from affected areas of northern and southern Syria:

27 Jul 2017 description

Atrocity Alert is a weekly publication by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect highlighting and updating situations where populations are at risk of, or are enduring, mass atrocity crimes.

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27 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

CO-AUTHORS: KEREN CHARLES, MELANIE KAPPES

Development professionals often complain about the absence of good-quality data in disaster-prone areas, which limits their ability to inform projects through quantitative models and detailed analysis.

27 Jul 2017 description

Le Projet Lahidu, en partenariat avec le Bureau de l’Information Publique (PIO), a organisé du 21 au 23 juillet, au Camp Force Cheick Sidi Bakaye, une activité socio-culturelle et Sportive dénommée "un Weekend pour les enfants de militaires". Pendant trois jours, le camp a vécu au rythme des compétitions musicales, théâtrales, de poésies et de chorégraphies, d’évènements sportifs, ainsi que de séances de sensibilisation sur le mandat. Un Programme d’intégration de ces enfants qui a mobilisé plus de 1500 personnes.

27 Jul 2017 description

Bamako, le 26 juillet 2017 – Le Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies au Mali et Chef de la MINUSMA, M. Mahamat Saleh ANNADIF, annonce avec consternation la survenue d’un crash d’hélicoptère de la mission onusienne aujourd’hui mercredi 26 juillet 2017, en début d’après-midi au sud de Tabankort dans la région de Gao.

27 Jul 2017 description

Astrid Sneyers

HiCN Working Paper 252
July 2017

Abstract: