DPI/GINA, GUYANA, Saturday, June 24, 2017
Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson told the media today that the residents in the flood affected communities along the East Coast Demerara (ECD) should start getting relief by midnight tonight(Saturday).
Minister Patterson led a Ministerial Taskforce with Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder and included engineers, government officials, and media operatives on a visit to assess the flooded communities of Buxton and Vigilance on the ECD, in response to recent heavy rainfalls which have left many communities flooded.
With the world gripped by the worst humanitarian crisis of modern times, we must unite behind the power of consensus to serve those in need.
That’s the thinking behind the first ever World Solidarity Summit, held this week in Uganda, a country at the forefront of the fastest-growing refugee crisis of 2017 and home to the second-most refugees behind Turkey. The summit is bringing more than 500 dignitaries together with a goal of raising $2 billion.
Pobladores resultaron afectados por eventos naturales a comienzos de año
15:01. Ica, jun. 23. Pobladores de la región Ica, que resultaron damnificados por los eventos naturales que se registraron a comienzos de año, se beneficiaron con 2,169 empleos temporales generados por el programa Trabaja Perú, informó el Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo (MTPE).
Según el Ministerio de Trabajo, estos empleos temporales generados en Ica forman parte de las acciones del Gobierno en el proceso de reconstrucción de las zonas afectadas por los desastres naturales.
A causa de las constantes lluvias y el sismo de magnitud 6.7 que sacudió al país ayer, el Ministerio de Comunicaciones, Infraestructura y Vivienda (CIV) reportó daños en un puente, no menos de 100 derrumbes y la destrucción parcial de un tramo carretero.
Las estructuras que se verificaron fueron del Belice, en la capital; Río Dulce, en Izabal; El Tambor en El Progreso, y Machaquilá, en Petén, este último con problemas en la superficie asfáltica, por lo cual ya se está dando el mantenimiento requerido.
by Astrid Zweynert
LONDON, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When he worked as a nurse in his native South Sudan, Joseph Deng saw many women suffering in pregnancy and childbirth, inspiring him to retrain as a midwife to help cut the number of maternal deaths, one of the highest in the world.
High levels of insecurity after South Sudan slipped into civil war in 2013 and escalating fighting since last year have made conditions even more challenging in the impoverished country.
Investing in preparedness and building the resilience of farmers is fundamental to facing situations of extreme drought, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, "Saving livelihoods means saving lives - this is what building resilience is all about," he said in a speech at the start of an International Seminar on Drought and Agriculture organized by Iran, the Netherlands, and FAO and held at the UN agency's Rome headquarters.
20 June 2017 | Abuja – Nigeria has made commendable progress in fulfilling the requirements of the International Health Regulations (IHR).
This is the verdict of the 7-day Joint External Evaluation (JEE) process by a team of international experts as they assessed Nigeria’s capacity to prevent, detect and respond to threats of public health significance.
23 June 2017 | Abuja - With the decline in Meningitis cases, the 2016/2017 Meningitis outbreak is over and the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) responding to the epidemic has been stepped down. The outbreak has been in constant decline for eight weeks and the affected States have recorded much fewer new cases.
Baghdad, 25 June 2017 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, extends his warmest greetings and wishes for peace and prosperity to the Iraqi people in general and Muslims in particular on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
FEWS NET publishes a Seasonal Monitor for Somalia every 10 days (dekad) through the end of the current April to June Gu rainy season. The purpose of this document is to provide updated information on the progress of the Gu season to facilitate contingency and response planning. This Somalia Seasonal Monitor is valid through June 30, 2017 and is produced in collaboration with the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the Somali Water and Land Information System (SWALIM).
Flooding and landslides in French Polynesia's Marquesas Islands have caused nearly US$1 million worth of damage.
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PARACHINAR: Amidst mourning and people mostly in a state of shock, the death toll of devastating twin blasts targeting a crowded market on Friday rose to 67 as more injured persons lost their lives overnight, official sources said on Saturday.
Political authorities confirmed to media persons that the number of killed people increased to 67 with several other injured persons also in a critical condition.
As they pass through Libya in hopes of traveling on to safety in other countries, many refugees and migrants are robbed, abused, jailed, tortured, or even killed. Since July 2016, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided lifesaving health care to refugees and migrants detained in Tripoli, and, in early 2017, expanded its operations to include a new project in Misrata. Here, MSF head of mission in Libya Jean-Guy Vataux describes how MSF is providing care for people in transit.
This is a summary publication of the main lessons learned from ActionAid flagship project Ready for Anything that was implemented from July 2013 to December 2016. The project promoted a holistic approach to building community resilience in rural communities in Afghanistan, Malawi, Myanmar and Nepal. It aimed to equip women in the target communities with the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead community resilience building. Women and families were supported to adapt farming practices to tackle climate change, using a Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture approach.
Heavy rainfall brought by the southwest monsoon triggered flooding and landslides in 15 of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka about 630,000 people. Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) with its local partner Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Sri Lanka (A-PAD Sri Lanka) are teamed up to provide emergency relief items in severely affected areas such as Kalutara and Ratnapura region with kitchen kits to help regain their daily lifestyles.
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19 June 2017- CMAC experts cleared a small hidden stockpile with 1,800 rocket launchers namely 81mm, 82mm, 60mm and B40 and it locates at Prekreusey village, Takoav town, Kandal province. This stockpile maybe try to mobilize their munitions closed to their target ranges to serve their fights in 5-6 July 1997! This discovered pile at building foundations, this means that they are living with these rocket launchers in their house for years!
This issue covers the period of mid-November 2016 to mid-March 2017, the second trimester of Nepali Fiscal Year 2073/74 (the Nepali months of Mangsir, Paush, Magh, and Falgun). It is based on the outcomes of NeKSAP District Food Security Network (DFSN) meetings held in 74 of 75 districts in March 2017.
The government is making it possible for Dutch aid organisations to deliver aid to Afghanistan. Over 85,000 of the most vulnerable people will be given cash vouchers to buy food, water wells and tents. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen explained, ‘Single parents, the sick, children and pregnant women urgently need extra protection. This special focus means they will not have to risk abuse or resort to begging in order to survive. And at the same time we are helping to rebuild Afghanistan so that young people can have a future there.’
ILIGAN CITY/Mindanao Hour, June 24 (PIA) — The Department of Health (DOH) in Northern Mindanao has started distributing more than P776,000 worth of medicines donated by Mercury Drug Foundation, Inc (MDFI) for Marawi war victims who are now sheltered at various evacuation centers in Iligan City.