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29 Jul 2017 description

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- Widespread insecurity and sporadic fighting in the Equatoria region, the ’breadbasket’ of the country, continue to uproot thousands of South Sudanese.
- WFP and WV teams have deployed to Western Equatoria for the first round of cash transfers that will help 18,000 people meet their immediate food needs.

29 Jul 2017 description

(1) Flood condition of Sittoung River

According to the (12:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level has exceeded by about (2½) feet at Madauk above its danger level. The water level may fall about (1½) feet during the next (2) days and may remain above its danger level.

It is especially advised to the people who settle near the river bank and low lying area in Maduak, to take precaution measure.

(2) Flood condition of Ngawun River

29 Jul 2017 description

Under the three-day island-wide dengue prevention program commenced from yesterday (27th July) nearly 35, 720 premises in Western Province were inspected and 330 of them were prosecuted for maintaining possible dengue breeding places.

This three-day program was initiated by the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine on the instructions of Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne to clean the school and public institution premises. About 1, 200 groups of officials had been deployed for the inspections.

29 Jul 2017 description

Republic of Korea provided a humanitarian assistance package to Sri Lanka for drought relief. A Korean Parliamentary delegation handed over the relief material including eight lorry-mounted water bowsers to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo today (28th July).

29 Jul 2017 description

Falling staple food prices increase better food access

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29 Jul 2017 description

Food access expected to be further constrained during election period

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29 Jul 2017 description

Higher food availability and lower staple food prices improve food access

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29 Jul 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

WRITER: KORNCHANOK RAKSASERI

Up to 80% of tsunami and disaster warning system equipment nationwide is now out of order, warns the deputy director-general of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM).

The department aims to fix all of the equipment in the six Andaman coastal provinces by the end of October, said deputy director-general Kobchai Boonyaorana.

29 Jul 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Rafiqul Islam

DHAKA, Jul 28 2017 (IPS) - In the wake of recent water-related disasters in Bangladesh, including water-logging and floods that displaced thousands of families, a high-level consultation in the capital Dhaka on valuing water will look at ways to optimize water use and solutions to water-related problems facing South Asia.

29 Jul 2017 description

M. Moussa Zabour Maiga, chef de cabinet du Ministre de la Réconciliation Nationale, séjourne dans la Cité des Askia où il a inauguré, ce jeudi 27 juillet 2017, une rencontre de sensibilisation sur la mission d’appui à la réconciliation dont le thème était "Engageons-nous pour un Mali réconcilié en paix, où chacun compte". La MINUSMA y était représentée par M. Issa Thioune de la section des Affaires Judiciaire et Pénitentiaire.

29 Jul 2017 description

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest US $24 billion dollars in agriculture as part of its Feed Africa programme- a strategy for agricultural development in Africa.

President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, said this in a speech he delivered at the 50th anniversary celebration of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria,

29 Jul 2017 description

Le 26 juillet dernier, la Section de la Réforme du Secteur de Sécurité et du Désarmement, Démobilisation et de la Réinsertion/Réintégration (RSS-DDR) de la MINUSMA à Tombouctou a organisé un atelier de sensibilisation sur le processus de cantonnement et de DDR. Tenu dans la salle de réunion du Conseil Régional, cet atelier a regroupé des leaders communautaires, des représentants de mouvements armés et de la société civile. L’objectif était d'assurer une large diffusion des messages clés sur le cantonnement et les étapes du programme de DDR.

29 Jul 2017 description

Hamedan, July 28, IRNA – At least eight people have been injured because of an earthquake which happened early this morning in Nahavand city in western province of Hamedan, a local medical official said.

Talking to IRNA, Head of the Emergency Center of Hamedan Medical University said five of the wounded have been discharged from the hospital and the rest were being treated.

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on Richter scale rocked Nahavand in early Friday.

29 Jul 2017 description
report Voice of America

Sora Halake

Last year, aid agencies and the Kenyan government set up a new settlement for refugees in the northwestern town of Kalobeyei. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) made a point of saying that Kalobeyei would not be a refugee camp. Instead, it would be an "integrated community," where refugees and local residents could do business together, live in harmony and access services offered by UNHCR through local partners.

But for Galgalo Arero, an Ethiopian refugee and father of three, the real Kalobeyei is very different than the dream.

29 Jul 2017 description

Cinq mois après l'inauguration officielle de l'adduction d'eau potable Kabirizi-Kagwema, les bénéficiaires se disent satisfaits du résultat déjà obtenu en matière d'hygiène. Les maladies des mains salles ont sensiblement diminué dans la localité de Kagwema. La population de cette localité qui n'avait jamais connu de l'eau de fontaine buvait, jusqu'à l'aménagement de cette adduction, des eaux de la rivière Rusizi. Kagwema était connu comme un sanctuaire des épidémies liées au manque d'eau.

29 Jul 2017 description

Le projet de réinsertion socio économique qui intervient dans la Branche de Muyinga dans la commune de Giteranyi a pour objectif global d'améliorer l'habitation des populations fragiles aux aléas naturels et socio économiques. Ce projet d'appui aux activités d'assistance aux plus vulnérables s'adresse à 50% de rapatriés, expulsés et déplacés d'un côté, contre 50% d’autres vulnérables vivants sur les collines. Les travaux de ce projet appuyé par la Croix-Rouge Luxembourgeoise ont été lancés en Avril dernier.

29 Jul 2017 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels except; River Indus at Kalabagh, Chashma, Taunsa & Guddu, River Jhelum at Mangla and River Chenab at Marala which are at Low Level. Light to Moderate flows are expected in the Hill Torrents of D.G. Khan Division. Details at Annex A.