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16 Aug 2017 description

Pondores, La Guajira - 15 August 2017. I am pleased to report about the balance of operations and activities related to the laying down of arms process:

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16 Aug 2017 description
report European Commission

EU provides support to SESAME, a unique international research centre in the Middle East and the first bringing together scientists from all over the world.

The Jordanian city of Allan saw the opening of the first major international research centre in the Middle East and the first such centre in the world powered by solar energy. Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) is a unique science for peace project where Arabs, Israeli, Iranians, Turks, Europeans and others work together in a world-class science facility.

16 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The effects of the 2015 El-Nino induced drought lasted well into 2017, and affected a quarter of Lesotho’s population of 2.2 million.

  • A US$20 million Social Assistance Project received an additional US$20 million from the Bank as part of the emergency response.

  • Cash top-ups of 500 maloti (about US$38) per household helped parents put food on the table and keep their children at school.

16 Aug 2017 description

Senior chief in Angola’s Lunda Norte province speaks about refugee crisis in his country

“I feel honoured by the government´s decision to host the refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in my area” says Francisco Muhangenu (50), a senior chief of Lunda Norte Province, Angola, standing between his fellow chiefs during a traditional ritual for blessing the refugee camp site. “We are the same people despite the border line which has separated us.”

16 Aug 2017 description

Washington, D.C. - La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) celebró el 163 Período Extraordinario de Sesiones en Lima, del 3 al 7 de julio de 2017, a invitación del Estado Peruano. Se realizaron 18 audiencias sobre situaciones de derechos humanos en Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, México y Venezuela. La Comisión Interamericana agradece a los Estados y la sociedad civil su activa participación en las audiencias.

A continuación se presentan reseñas de las audiencias en el orden cronológico en el que fueron realizadas.

16 Aug 2017 description
  • 70.8 M required for 2017

  • 13.1 M contributions received, representing 18% of requirements

  • 57.7 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation

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16 Aug 2017 description

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) held its 163rd special session in Lima, Peru, on July 3-7, 2017, at the invitation of the Peruvian State. It held 15 public hearings on human rights situations in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Venezuela; two regional hearings; and one private hearing on Venezuela. The Inter-American Commission thanks the States and civil society for their active participation in the hearings.

Below are summaries of the hearings in the chronological order in which they took place.

16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants:

L’incidence en République Démocratique du Congo représente 94% de l’incidence globale de la région Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale. En effet, une importante épidémie est notifiée depuis plusieurs semaines en provenance du Nord Kivu.

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (10) AFP cases were detected during this week; in Deir-ez-Zor (4), Homs (2), Damascus (2), Aleppo (1), & Rural Damascus (1).

  • (44) SM cases were reported during this week; (8) from Deir-ez-Zor, and (6) from each of Damascus, Hama, and Ar-Raqqa.

The Response

16 Aug 2017 description

Oña (Azuay) .- Debido al incendio forestal registrado en la zona de La Paz, Susudel, límite entre los cantones Oña y Nabón, la Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos coordinó con los Cuerpos de Bomberos de Oña, Nabón y Cuenca para dar una respuesta efectiva en la zona.

A este esfuerzo articulado de respuesta se sumó CTE Azuay brindando seguridad en la zona, en donde se restringió el paso vehicular a tanqueros de combustible, debido a que el incendio forestal está cercano a la vía en el km 58+80 de la vía Cuenca -Loja, a partir de las 20h00 se aperturó la vía a todo tipo de transporte.

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (8) AFP cases were detected during this week; in Deir-ez-Zor (3), Sweida (2), Damascus (1), Rural Damascus (1), & Hama (1).

  • The notable decrease in completeness and timeliness of reporting is due to Eid Alfiter holiday.

The Response

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (2) AFP cases were reported during this week, the two cases are from Deir-ez-Zor

  • (33) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week: from Deir-ez-Zor (12), Ar-Raqqa (7), and Damascus (5).

The Response

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (3) AFP cases were reported during this week, (2) cases from Damascus, (1) case from Aleppo

  • (65) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week: from Ar-Raqqa (18), Damascus (10), Deirez-Zor (17).

  • The notable decrease in completeness and timelines this week is due to Eid Alfitr holiday.

The Response

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (3) AFP cases were reported during this week, (2) cases from Damascus, (1) case from Aleppo

  • (62) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week: from Ar-Raqqa (15), Damascus (13), Deirez-Zor (15), and Dar’a (5).

The Response

16 Aug 2017 description

North-eastern India, southern Nepal an d Bangladesh received heavy rain fall during the last few days, which caused widespread flood claiming 160 human lives and displacing millions of people from their homes. The floods imposed economic hardships among thousands of farmers due to the destruction of rice crops in the on going Kharif season. Monsoon floods destroyed key rice crops in Nepal and affected thousands of farmers.