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24 May 2017 description

SUBJECT: Flooding in Regions 7 & 8

EVENT: Flooding in villages in Regions 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) as a result of heavy rainfall.

PROGNOSIS:

The Guyana Hydrometerological Service has forecasted that cloudy to overcast conditions with light to moderate showers and frequent rains are expected throughout the country tonight. Both flood affected Regions, Regions 7 and 8 may also experience thundershowers.

AREAS AFFECTED

Region 7

24 May 2017 description

SUBJECT: Flooding in Regions 7 & 8

EVENT:Flooding in villages in Regions 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) as a result of heavy rainfall.

PROGNOSIS:

Flood waters have started to recede in most of the flood affected communities in Region 8, however the water levels remains relatively constant in Region 7.

24 May 2017 description

Consejo de Derechos Humanos
35º período de sesiones
6 a 23 de junio de 2017

Tema 3 de la agenda
Promoción y protección de todos los derechos humanos, civiles, políticos, económicos, sociales y culturales, incluido el derecho al desarrollo

Nota de la Secretaría****

24 May 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: News Room

The lives of over 3,000 hinterland residents have been significantly affected as a result of the massive flooding which struck several lowland communities in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).

The damage has been severe to the extent where the school in Itabac was washed away and has since been rendered unstable.

Some 3,274 persons have been affected in Region 8. However, the full impact of the flood in Region 7 is still being assessed.

24 May 2017 description

The U.S. is deeply concerned about the famine in South Sudan, as well as the risk of famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. We are one of the largest donors of humanitarian assistance for the people of these countries and will continue to work with other international donors to provide the life-saving aid needed to avert famine and help people in need.

24 May 2017 description

Average to above-average rainfall in the North and dry conditions in South-Central

24 May 2017 description

Central African Republic

Populations in the Central African Republic remain at risk of mass atrocity crimes committed by ex-Séléka rebel factions, "anti-balaka" militias and other armed groups.

BACKGROUND:

Despite a period of relative stability following the peaceful election of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra in February 2016, populations in the Central African Republic (CAR) remain at risk of mass atrocity crimes.

24 May 2017 description

Conseil des droits de l’homme
Trente-cinquième session
6-23 juin 2017

Point 3 de l’ordre du jour
Promotion et protection de tous les droits de l’homme, civils, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris le droit au développement

Note du secrétariat

24 May 2017 description

South Sudan

Despite the August 2015 peace agreement, ongoing armed conflict in South Sudan poses a direct threat to populations who are being targeted on the basis of ethnicity and presumed political loyalties.

BACKGROUND:

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Human Rights Council
Thirty-fifth session
6-23 June 2017

Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Note by the Secretariat

24 May 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Precisa el Senamhi

11:01. Lima, may. 24. El nivel de los principales ríos amazónicos continúa en descenso y pese a esta tendencia el Marañón se mantiene en alerta roja, reportó el Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología (Senamhi) al Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN).

24 May 2017 description

La ville de Bangassou dans la préfecture du Mboumou (sud-est de la République Centrafricaine) retrouve progressivement le calme tandis que les activités administratives et socio-éducatives reprennent après l’intervention robuste des casques bleus de la MINUSCA, mais les défis sécuritaires restent importants, a annoncé la Mission. La ville a été le théâtre, le 13 mai 2017, d’un assaut lancé par des groupes d’auto-défense assimilés aux anti-Balaka qui a causé plusieurs victimes et fait des milliers de déplacés.

24 May 2017 description

Con el propósito de actualizar el Plan de Contingencia de la ciudad de Concepción -documento en el cual se planifican y describen las actividades para controlar y dar respuesta rápida a las emergencias que puedan presentarse-, el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) lleva adelante una capacitación en el salón auditorio de la Gobernación departamental. La actividad finaliza en la tarde de este miércoles 24 de mayo, tras haber iniciado el día de ayer, en el marco del proyecto Cháke Ou 2016-2017.

24 May 2017 description

FAO's Graziano da Silva and WFP's Beasley call for urgent peace

24 May 2017, Juba, South Sudan - All parties to the conflict in South Sudan must cease violence and work together to ensure that food and other lifesaving support can reach people to end famine and severe hunger, the heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said yesterday.

24 May 2017 description

SANTO DOMINGO – Aliados a las nuevas tecnologías, representantes de organismos dominicanos e internacionales vinculados a la gestión del riesgo y desastres, participan desde hoy de un taller internacional para formarse en el manejo de drones con la finalidad de intervenir en situaciones de emergencias humanitarias.

24 May 2017 description

The African Development Bank Group and Ethiopia signed loan and grant agreements to the tune of US $5.6 million on Wednesday for additional resources to Ethiopia’s One Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program. The Bank’s support focuses on the rural and pastoralist areas and is timely in the light of the drought that is being experienced in the horn of Africa.

24 May 2017 description

During a rescue in the Mediterranean Sea on 23 May, the Libyan coastguard approached boats in distress, intimidated the passengers and then fired gunshots into the air, threatening people’s lives and creating mayhem, according to aid organisations Médecins Sans Frontières and SOS Méditerranée, whose teams witnessed the violent incident.

24 May 2017 description

RESUMEN EJECUTIVO

El fenómeno “El Niño Costero” que se generó por el incremento de la temperatura superficial del mar, originando precipitaciones continuas en los meses de febrero y marzo, afectando particularmente en la costa norte de Perú, y ha generado que se declaren en emergencia 12 departamentos y una provincia constitucional. A la fecha, la cifra de la población afectada y damnificada ha superado el 1.3 millones de personas.