Bangui, le 22 juillet 2017 – La ville de Bangassou, dans la Préfecture du Mbomou (sud-est de la Centrafrique), a été à nouveau le 21 juillet le théâtre de violences intercommunautaires et d’actes de violence commis à l’encontre de populations civiles. Un lieu de culte, la cathédrale, a également subi des vols et d’importantes déprédations. Des personnels d’une organisation caritative et certains de leurs proches ainsi que des personnes déplacées ont été séquestrés. Des maisons ont été incendiées dans le quartier environnant.
Bangui, 22 July 2017 – The city of Bangassou in the Prefecture of Mbomou (South East of the Central African Republic) was again the scene of inter-communal violence and acts of violence against civilians on 21st of July. A place of worship, the Cathedral, also suffered thefts and extensive depredations. Staff from a charitable organization and some internally displaced people (IDPs) were sequestered. Houses were set on fire in the surrounding neighbourhood.
The Secretary-General strongly condemns this evening’s stabbing attack by a Palestinian perpetrator, which resulted in the death of three members of an Israeli family in the Halamish settlement in the occupied West Bank.
He conveys his condolences to the bereaved and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.
The Secretary-General again calls on all to refrain from any actions or words that could further escalate an already volatile situation.
…AfDB president to commission $700,000 building for youth Agripreneurs
Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will on Monday speak on food security and Nigeria’s preparedness to diversify its economy using agriculture as a lever.
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Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
AMMAN, 22 July 2017 – “The worst of the violence in Mosul may be over but for too many children in Mosul and in the region, extreme suffering continues.
Several seasons of consecutive poor and failed rains in Somalia have affected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities negatively, forcing them to travel vast distances to find water and grazing land for themselves and their affected animals. Since January 2017, populations have been displaced to Baidoa district in increasing numbers and have resulted in the development of new informal IDP settlements around Baidoa Town.
- 20.7 million people in need
- 1,988,946 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
- 81% of IDPs displaced for more than a year
- 900,258 IDP returnees
- 865,121 recipients of NFIs since March 2015
- 280,096 refugees and asylum seekers
- USD 114.6 million requested for IDPs and refugees in Yemen for 2017
In Rwanda, ACORD’s overarching goal is to engage communities in the construction of a just and equitable society where people coexist in peace and dignity, and become responsible for their own development. The objective is to strengthen the livelihoods of the rural population, in particular marginalised and vulnerable groups, and their capacity in achieving inclusive and sustainable livelihoods through resilient ecosystems, productive employment, and entrepreneurship.
ACORD in Uganda works in partnership with the poor and the marginalised to change conditions undermining social justice through participatory people-centred practical work, research and advocacy. To this end ACORD is implementing programmes focusing on resilient livelihoods, rights and responsibilities promotion, and peace building and conflict resolution. ACORD also provide life-saving support to Burundian, Congolese, and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.
The world’s rich countries spend billions at home but report it as “aid”, exploiting a loophole that enables donors to mislead the public and cut vital development budgets. IRIN has dug into the data to reveal the worst offenders and the extent of a practice that topped $15 billion last year, seriously undermining the credibility of aid statistics.
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Luke Kelly, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
Eduard Plana Bach, Head of Unit of Forest Policy and Environmental Governance, Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia
Marc Font Bernet, Researcher in the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia
QUETTA: Four years after the devastating earthquake in Awaran district, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif sent a cheque of Rs132 million to Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri to help 550 graduates and interns from the district.
During his visit to Awaran following the earthquake in 2013, the Punjab chief minister had pledged to help the government of Balochistan in upgrading the Awaran Hospital, build a park and offer internship opportunities for 550 graduates from the district.
Azerbaijan and Pakistan have agreed to establish relations in the field of humanitarian mine clearance as chairman of the Pakistani National Disaster Management Agency Omar Mahmoud Hayat met with director of Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) Gazanfar Ahmadov. The two countries agreed to exchange experience in humanitarian mine clearance operations, Azertac reported.
Ahmadov highlighted ANAMAs activity and international projects, including workshops for local and international experts.
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Ganges-Padma and Surma-Kushiyara rivers are in falling trend.
Most of the major rivers of South Eastern hilly region are in falling trend.
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna rivers may likely to continue falling for next 72 hours.
The Ganges river may likely to continue falling for next 48 hours.
The Padma river may likely to continue falling for next 72 hours.
The Surma-Kushiyara rivers may likely to fall in next 24 hours.
NORTHEAST – More than 1,000 rai of farmland in Nakhon Phanom has been flooded and people in Kalasin have been warned to brace for overflow from the Chi River after the region was pounded by heavy rain over the past week.
In Nakhon Phanom, assistance is being given to farmers in several districts whose rice fields were inundated by overflow from tributaries of the Mekong River.
They include Muang, That Phanom, Na Kae, Tha Uthen, Si Songkhram and Ban Phaeng districts.
Heavy rain that began in Kyaikto Township, Mon State on Thursday has caused several injuries, displacement of thousands and extensive damage.
Heavy rains near Thein Zayet Village in Kyaikto Township eroded a cliff side and caused it to collapse onto the house of U Myint Htun Naing, 39. He suffered an injury to his right foot and is receiving treatment in Thein Zayet Hospital. Similarly, another cliff side collapsed near Seikkanthar Ward in the same village and destroyed the house of U Aye Ko, 58. In addition to numerous injuries, livestock were also lost.
Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development has taken steps to implement a joint mosquito prevention program in fisheries harbor premises in parallel to the national Dengue prevention program.
Accordingly, the program, organized by the Ceylon Fisheries Harbours Corporation was commenced at 20 fisheries harbors today on the instructions of Minister Mahinda Amaraweera.
An awareness program for fishermen and their families on keeping the fisheries harbours free from mosquitoes was also held.
Port-au-Prince, le 21 juillet 2017 – Le Chargé d’Affaires Brian Shukan a rejoint le Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population et l’Agence Américaine pour le Développement International (USAID), pour lancer le programme dénommé Ranfòse Abitid Nitrisyon pou Fè Ogmante Sante (RANFOSE), le premier projet de renforcement alimentaire en Haïti.
Le projet RANFOSE devrait augmenter et rendre disponible sur le marché des aliments de base enrichis de haute qualité à travers le pays en renforçant la production locale et l’importation d’aliments enrichis.