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16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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• As of July 2017, 385 Cameroonians, of which 238 are children, are seeking refuge in Mozogo, after having escaped Boko Haram in Nigeria. Unable to return home, they are in dire need of food, shelter, NFI, water and sanitation. UNICEF, in partnership with other humanitarian actors, is responding to their needs.

16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12957

SECURITY COUNCIL
8025TH MEETING

Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister Stresses Mission’s Continuing Importance, as Pristina Joins Key Members in Calling for Its End

Welcoming Kosovo’s recent free and fair elections, the head of the United Nations mission there stressed today the need to form a new government without delay, resume dialogue with Serbia, and quell the rise in inflammatory nationalist rhetoric.

16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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On the night of 13 August 2017, the city of Freetown and its outskirts experienced torrential rains and landslides that continued well into the morning of 14 August 2017.

As at 15 August, the Ministry of Information and Communication has confirmed that 297 deaths have died (105 adult males, 83 women and 109 children, as a result of flooding and landslides, with many still reported missing. The figures are expected to rise.

16 Aug 2017 description

Situation overview

• Heavy rain is still falling regularly over Freetown, making removal of debris and search for missing persons difficult. The risk of further landslides is not excluded and the Government, with the support of UNOPS, WFP and FAO, is conducting an analysis of at risk areas, most specifically a 2D and 3D mapping of the hills in Sugar Loaf neighbourhoods. The Government may recommend evacuation of additional areas, with the number of displaced people subsequently increasing.

16 Aug 2017 description

Brief update of Flood landslide 2017 (up to 15 Aug 2017)

Context:

The full extent of the disaster is not yet known. Many affected areas remain inaccessible due to damaged roads and bridges. Also, the communication system and electricity has run-down.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) authorities estimate that hundreds of thousands of people have been affected across the country. The population of the affected districts totals approximately 11.5 million, however, the exact number of people in need of assistance is not yet known.

16 Aug 2017 description

Lileya Ketali is 61 years old and lives in Gone Nar, a village in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine State. Like many other farmers, he relies on subsistence agriculture, with paddy being a main crop during the monsoon season.

Having only four acres of land, he hires casual labour to work on his farmland and covers their cost with harvested paddy. The remaining crop he uses for food consumption and stores for replanting in the following year.

16 Aug 2017 description

Governments have recently affirmed the right and commitment to quality and inclusive Education for All in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. What must be done to ensure that their promises don't ring hollow? This is a particularly pressing question in countries of the Global South where, today, over 18 million international migrants under the age of 20 live. Neither the call for inclusive education nor its application to migrant and youth populations is new.

16 Aug 2017 description

There remains a serious concern regarding the potential for a recurrence of widespread violence in Kenya in the aftermath of the August 2017 general election.

BACKGROUND:

16 Aug 2017 description

On Tuesday, 15 August 2017, Jerusalem Municipality employees went with a Border Police escort to four East Jerusalem neighborhoods where they demolished dwellings and other structures, citing construction without a permit as pretext. All the while, the municipality does whatever is in its power to keep Palestinians from building lawfully.

16 Aug 2017 description

Atrocity Alert is a weekly publication by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect highlighting and updating situations where populations are at risk of, or are enduring, mass atrocity crimes.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

16 Aug 2017 description

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Cette fiche fournit un aperçu des conditions dans le site de Guidan Kadji, situé à 2 km du chef-lieu de la commune de Maine-Soroa dans la région de Diffa.

Les informations présentées ici sont basées sur une cartographie des infrastructures et des entretiens avec des informateurs clés effectués en juillet 2017.

Cette fiche fait partie d’une série pour informer la réponse humanitaire au Niger. Tous les produits sont disponibles ici.

16 Aug 2017 description

In 1999, as a graduate student doing a research project in El Salvador, I was held up at gunpoint. With a .45 pistol thrust into my chest, I had never felt such fear in my life. I know that my brush with violence was something that many Salvadorans are threatened with every day.

Faced with unimaginable violence at the hands of ruthless gang members, debilitating poverty and hopelessness, nearly 70,000 children from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala embarked upon a treacherous journey in the summer of 2014, with a goal of reaching the United States.

16 Aug 2017 description

By Dr. Bushra Al-Makaleh, Yemeni Board for Medical Specializations; Heather M.B. Howard, American Refugee Committee & Elena Ateva, White Ribbon Alliance

16 Aug 2017 description

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Cette fiche fournit un aperçu des conditions dans le site de Garin Wanzam, situé à 19 km du chef-lieu de la commune de Gueskerou dans la région de Diffa.

Les informations présentées ici sont basées sur une cartographie des infrastructures et des entretiens avec des informateurs clés effectués en juillet 2017.

Cette fiche fait partie d’une série pour informer la réponse humanitaire au Niger. Tous les produits sont disponibles ici.

16 Aug 2017 description

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Cette fiche fournit un aperçu des conditions dans le site de El Hadji Mainari, situé à 8 km du chef-lieu de la commune de Gueskerou dans la région de Diffa.

Les informations présentées ici sont basées sur une cartographie des infrastructures et des entretiens avec des informateurs clés effectués en juillet 2017.

Cette fiche fait partie d’une série pour informer la réponse humanitaire au Niger. Tous les produits sont disponibles ic

16 Aug 2017 description

This map illustrates the satellite-detected water extent in the District of Khamkeuth in Borikhamxay province, in the central-northern part of Lao People’s Democratic Republic after the tropical storm SONCA-17. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 11 August 2017 and detected several area s with potentially standing waters. In the district of Khamkeuth ~ 2,441 ha are likely flooded. Kindly note, the district of Khamkeuth has been partially analyzed due to the image does not cover the full district.

16 Aug 2017 description

SG/A/1753-BIO/4998

Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Horst Köhler, former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, as his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara.

16 Aug 2017 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected landslides and mudflow that affected Regent area south eastern Freetown using a GeoEye-1 acquired the 15 August 2017 compared with a pre-crisis image acquired the 03 March 2017. UNOSAT extracted areas affected by the landslide and subsequent mudflow and could identify 349 damaged structure and 1.3 km of damaged roads within the analysed area. This analysis has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR /UNOSAT.

16 Aug 2017 description

This 12-month report reflects progress against the objectives as well as a revised budget to reflect changes within budgetary lines. The Haiti Red Cross Society began responding to the Zika outbreak in April 2017 through support made available from USAID within this Emergency Appeal. Their work is coordinated from the IFRC Caribbean Cluster office and a revised budget supports their inclusion in this Operation. In addition, the appeal has been extended for an additional 4 months (ending on 31 December 2017).