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23 Aug 2017 description

By Naw Noreen

The 88 Generation Peace and Open Society (88GPOS) said it has been prevented from delivering sacks of rice to ethnic Lisu people living in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin State’s Sadone Township.

Speaking to DVB yesterday, Nilar Thein, one of the most prominent leaders of the activist group, said, “On Sunday, we were on our way to visit an IDP camp in Sadone accompanied by Kachin State’s Lisu Ethnic Affairs Minister Ahti Yaw Han and Burman Ethnic Affairs Minister Khin Maung Myit.

23 Aug 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

By SUNTHORN PONGPAO AND CHUDATE SEEHAWONG

AYUTTHAYA/CHAI NAT - Several communities in Bang Ban district of Ayutthaya have been flooded for the fourth time in three months following an increase in the discharge rate from the Chao Phraya Dam.

23 Aug 2017 description

By Ali Akbar

Seven people have been killed and over 1,500 affected by the dengue virus in Peshawar, according to statistics released by the Deputy Commissioner's Office on Tuesday.

This is the first time since the virus's outbreak in the province that any official data has been released.

A total of 1,547 were tested positive for the virus, of which 560 were admitted to different hospitals in the provincial capital. The document said 242 patients are still being treated.

23 Aug 2017 description
report BenarNews

By Jeoffrey Maitem and Froilan Gallardo

Clashes marred Tuesday’s reopening of university classes in the ruined southern Philippine city of Marawi as soldiers moved to drive out militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) from the downtown area they hold just two kilometers (1.2 miles) away.

About 8,000 Mindanao State University students braved the fighting and were bused into the area only to be greeted by explosions as a few militants hiding in a mosque fired at troops.

23 Aug 2017 description
report Government of India

The floods in parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have worsened. In Bihar, the situation continues to be grim with new areas coming in the grip of flood waters. Indian Airforce's largest transport plane Globe Master C 17 pressed into relief work.

The MeT department has predicted moderate rain in northern parts of the state. Army choppers and NDRF continued relief and rescue operations round-the-clock in the severely hit areas of the flood-affected districts of the state.

22 Aug 2017 description

Diphtheria in the Americas - Summary of the situation

  • From epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 32 of 2017, three countries in the Americas reported suspected and confirmed diphtheria cases: Brazil (1 case), Haiti (80 cases), and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (123 cases).

  • In 2016, three countries in the Americas reported 78 confirmed diphtheria cases: the Dominican Republic (2 cases), Haiti (56 cases), and Venezuela (20 cases).

22 Aug 2017 description

Thirty men detained by Australia on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island had to be transferred to Port Moresby for medical treatment yesterday in circumstances described as suspicious.

Read the full story on Radio New Zealand International.

22 Aug 2017 description
infographic World Health Organization

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The cumulative number of cholera cases reported in Yemen since October 2016 is 468 993 including 2 050 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.43%. The country experienced a second wave of this outbreak during the month of April and from 27 April to 31 July 2017, the total number of reported cases of cholera at 443 166 including 1 921 related deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.43%.

22 Aug 2017 description
infographic World Health Organization

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The cumulative cases of cholera reported from January-July 2017 is 76 236 including 1 157 associated deaths with a case fatality rate of 1.5%.

  • Cholera cases and deaths have declined significantly during the month of July 2017 with less districts reporting cases as compared to the previous months; A total of 38 districts reported cases in July as compared to 48 districts in June 2017.

22 Aug 2017 description

“I worry for my life every morning I go to work”

Kabul 19 August 2017 – As the conflict in Afghanistan escalates and expands, healthcare comes under attack. Since January this year, 164 health facilities have been forced to close due to insecurity and conflict and 24 health facilities have been attacked and damaged either deliberately or as collateral damage. The forced closure of health facilities is currently affecting around 3 million people’s access to healthcare in Afghanistan.

22 Aug 2017 description

2,524
Tree and fruit seedlings distributed to refugees during the reporting period.

42,899
Refugees and IDPs received aid items from UNHCR across South Sudan during the reporting period.

5,929
Refugees reached with hygiene promotion and awareness sessions during the reporting period.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

275,187
Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 July 2017.

22 Aug 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Rights of internally displaced persons

Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/165 and Human Rights Council resolution 32/11.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons

Summary

22 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

The Office of National Security has released disaggregated data on the people affected by the floods and mudslides, the injured and the recovered bodies. Out of 5,905 affected people, 2,607 are children and of the 493 bodies discovered, 157 are children.

Response operations continue despite the heavy rains experienced in Freetown in the past several days. In light of the continuing rains, efforts are also underway to establish preparedness mechanisms in high risk communities.

22 Aug 2017 description

This report is produced by UNDAC team in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator Office in Sierra Leone and humanitarian partners. An emergency state was declared by Sierra Leone following floods and landslides leaving hundreds of people dead and destroyed thousands of homes on 14 August.

Situation overview

22 Aug 2017 description
report Carter Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Deanna.Congileo@cartercenter.org

ATLANTA…In a signing ceremony today in Khartoum, Sudan, The Carter Center joined officials from the Qatar Fund for Development, the Sudanese Federal Ministry of Health, and other dignitaries, including the ambassador of the state of Qatar to the Republic of Sudan, to mark the beginning of the first phase of a five-year partnership to improve maternal and child health in Sudan.

22 Aug 2017 description

For the purpose of helping Colombian farmers be more prepared to face new climate patterns and adapt better to climate variability, CIAT, through its area of research in Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA), trained the agro-climatology and systems teams from the National Federation of Rice Growers (Fedearroz) and from the National Federation of Cereal and Legume Growers (Fenalce) in the use of the platform: “Pronósticos Aclimate Colombia” (Acclimatize Colombia forecasts).

22 Aug 2017 description
report Stimson Center

By Katherine Bloomfield

The protection of civilians in conflict remains a vital concern for the international community. South Sudan, Yemen, Syria, and other war-torn states have garnered international attention due in large part to the massive attacks on their civilian populations. However, it is not only bombshells and bullets that harm civilians during war. In Gaza, a tiny but densely populated seaside strip of the Palestinian Territories, the most recent threat is taking the form of basic resource manipulation, impacting two million Palestinian civilians.

22 Aug 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Sudan signed a new agreement for the construction of model villages for displaced people in Darfur with the State of Qatar in the capital of Sudan on Monday.

The agreement for $70 million from the Qatari Fund for Development should boost development efforts in Darfur. Ten projects, two in each of the five states, are to include fully integrated villages for refugees and displaced people in Darfur to voluntarily relocate to from the camps.