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23 Jul 2017 description

Vents violents, sécheresses prolongées, inondations : ce sont là les risques climatiques majeurs auxquels le Bénin est exposé en matière de changement climatique. Chaque année, plusieurs communes du pays subissent les inondations, mais la situation est particulière dans les communes lacustres de la Basse Vallée de l’Ouémé comme Aguégués, Sô-ava et Dangbo, où les populations vivent également des problèmes d’enclavement.

23 Jul 2017 description

Millions of Pakistanis depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. With almost 80 percent of the country’s area consisting of arid or semi-arid land, however, much of Pakistan’s agricultural land is vulnerable to desertification - the process by which arable land becomes desert due to drought, deforestation, inappropriate agricultural practices, the effects of climate change, or a combination of all of these. As Pakistan’s population grows and the effects of climate change take hold, desertification has become a major source of concern for the country’s fragile ecosystem.

23 Jul 2017 description

During the last 07 month of the year 2017, 102809 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.65% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 27 week of 2017.

23 Jul 2017 description

Syria and Russia have announced agreement on a cease-fire in an area that is a stronghold of opposition forces near the capital, Damascus.

The Syrian military command the Russian Defense Ministry said separately on July 22 that a truce would begin in Eastern Ghouta, one of the last bastions for forces in western Syria fighting against troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

The Syrian army said in a report by the state SANA news agency that after days of heavy air strikes it would "halt fighting in some areas of Eastern Ghouta" from July 22.

22 Jul 2017 description

At least 70 Afghans have been abducted by Taliban extremists in a series attacks in southern Kandahar Province, the provincial police and governor’s office say.

Abdul Raziq, head of Kandahar provincial police, on July 22 said the attackers kidnapped the villagers from homes along the main highway in the province, later killing at least seven of them.

22 Jul 2017 description

II. EFFECTS:

A. AFFECTED POPULATION

  1. A total of 4,130 families or 16,052 persons were affected in 27 barangays in the Province of Leyte (Region VIII). Of which, 2,070 families/8,439 persons are being served in 20 evacuation centers. While, 1,954 families/7,426 persons are currently staying outside the ECs with either their family or friends:
22 Jul 2017 description

MSF hopes to begin building a new trauma center in Kunduz as early as 2018

By Josh Smith

KABUL, July 22 (Reuters) - Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) reopened a small medical clinic in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Saturday, their first facility there since the American airstrikes that destroyed a hospital in 2015.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

22 Jul 2017 description

In order to help alleviate the pressing needs of the friendly and brotherly people of Yemen, Turkey, in addition to its emergency assistance in 2015 and 2016, and its pledge of 1 million USD announced in April 2017 at the “High Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen”, has sent to Yemen a vessel containing 10.560 tons of humanitarian assistance.

22 Jul 2017 description

During today’s meeting of the RF Government Minister for Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov has presented a draft resolution on allocation of budget funding from the reserve fund to provide financial assistance to the people in Adygea affected by a natural disaster.

More than 780 houses and 908 yards were flooded and 5,000 people were affected in 27 settlements in Adygea when in late May 2017 heavy rains caused flash floods. The disaster damaged 4 facilities of housing and utilities and energy and more than 10,000 ha of farmlands.

22 Jul 2017 description

(Sana'a/Geneva) - The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) arrived in Yemen today as the country's unprecedented cholera outbreak ravages an alarming – and growing - percentage of the population.

ICRC experts expect the current number of suspected cholera cases to at least double by the end of 2017 to over 600,000 - or one in every 45 Yemenis. The ICRC president will visit Aden, Taiz and Sana'a during his 5-day trip to the country, and will meet health workers battling the deadly disease.

22 Jul 2017 description

"The envoys of the Middle East Quartet from the Russian Federation, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations are deeply concerned by the escalating tensions and violent clashes taking place in and around the Old City of Jerusalem.

They strongly condemn acts of terror, express their regret for all loss of innocent life caused by the violence, and hope for a speedy recovery to the wounded.

22 Jul 2017 description

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.

22 Jul 2017 description

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.

22 Jul 2017 description

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.

22 Jul 2017 description

…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.