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20 Aug 2017 description


The “One Health” concept underway in West Africa aims to adopt a holistic approach in responding to possible public health events such as high-impact infectious diseases emerging at the interface between humans, animals and the environment. A technical and ministerial meeting was convened at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dakar, Senegal, from 8 to 11 November 2016 to share experiences and explore challenges encountered during the One Health approach to fight zoonosis and related public health threats.

20 Aug 2017 description
report iMMAP

AUG 13, 2017

Iraqi Military Forces found and cleared different types of projectiles, 2000 mortars, locally made weapons, and cylinder launchers in Al-Agidat area in Mosul Al-Qadimah.

20 Aug 2017 description

The assistance will be provided by Israel’s embassy in Senegal in accordance with immediate needs on the ground.

(Communicated by the MFA Spokesperson)

20 Aug 2017 description


Against the backdrop of sustained hostilities, continued besiegement of civilians and limited livelihood opportunities there has been little improvement in the overall humanitarian situation for people living in Syria during the first half of 2017.

20 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

AMMAN, Jordan, 20 August 2017: The National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA) and UNICEF convened a meeting with leaders and representatives of local mainstream and online media outlets on Sunday to discuss a stronger role of the media in supporting the on-going “Allem La Tallem” national campaign to eliminate all forms of violence against children in Jordan.

The “Allem La Tallem” social media campaign launched recently by NCFA and UNICEF with the support of influential voices and media professionals, has received over 15 million impressions and 70,000 active engagement to date.

20 Aug 2017 description


  • Armed groups force clinics to close and deny civilians access to health care to pressure NGOs to provide more trauma care for their combat-wounded.

  • Doctors and medical professionals are under threat across the country by armed groups and criminal gangs.

  • Cash assistance exceeded US$9.5 million in the first four months of the year.

  • Displaced families in Taloqan face a difficult life as solidarity in the host community wears thin.

20 Aug 2017 description


KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released today the initial findings of its human rights fact-finding into the 3 to 5 August attack on Mirza Olang village in Sayyad district of Sari Pul province.

20 Aug 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 20 August 2017): Thousands of civilians are expected to flee from Telafar and surrounding communities during the Iraqi military operation to retake these areas from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

“Thousands of people are fleeing Telafar for safety,” said Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. “Families are trekking for 10 to 20 hours in extreme heat to reach mustering points. They are arriving exhausted and dehydrated.”

20 Aug 2017 description
report Voice of America

Despite being seven months pregnant, Mesno Taha left her home in Harerge, Ethiopia to find peace and a better future. She trekked to the Somali zone of Ethiopia, crossed the border into Somalia and paid to board a boat bound for Yemen.

After traveling 18 hours at sea, she ended up near the shore of the war-torn country.

Taha said that she and over 100 other migrants aboard were told that they had arrived at their destination, despite still being at sea. Armed smugglers forced Taha to jump off the boat into the choppy water while its engine continued to run.

20 Aug 2017 description

South Sudan, Burundi and DRC Refugee Response Plans

Key Figures
REFUGEES IN NEED (by end 2017) 1,497,126


960.17 MILLION

673.19 MILLION

215.33 MILLION



20 Aug 2017 description

Sur Hautes Instructions de Sa Majesté le Roi Mohammed VI, que Dieu L’assiste, le Maroc a décidé d'envoyer une aide humanitaire d'urgence aux victimes des intempéries au Sierra Leone.

L'acheminement de cette aide humanitaire de 66 tonnes comprenant notamment des tentes, des couvertures ainsi que des kits anti-choléra, sera assuré par les Forces Armées Royales dès ce dimanche 20 Août 2017.

20 Aug 2017 description
report Government of India

Flood situation remains grim in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Assam with over 200 deaths reported in Bihar alone. Centre continues to provide assistance in rescue and relief operations.

The toll in Bihar floods has crossed 200 mark, as the flood situation worsened, affecting over one crore people across 18 districts in the state. Samastipur is the latest one included in the list of flood-affected districts, taking the number of inundated districts to 18.

20 Aug 2017 description

Ikram Junaidi

ISLAMABAD: The year’s first dengue case in the federal capital was reported on Saturday, after a Garden Town resident was admitted to Polyclinic Hospital.

A dengue outbreak has already been observed in Peshawar, and health experts believe the dengue virus had shifted to Islamabad due to the frequent movement of people between Peshawar and Islamabad. They suggested taking immediate measures to eradicate the mosquito, warning that otherwise they would be infected with the virus.

20 Aug 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Wednesday received a P5 million cash donation from actor Robin Padilla intended for the psychosocial intervention of children who have been affected by the ongoing armed conflict in Marawi City.