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17 Aug 2017 description

Every day, aid workers save lives in conflicts and disasters, braving tremendous dangers and difficulties to deliver assistance to people who need it the most. On World Humanitarian Day (19 August), we remember and pay tribute to those heroic colleagues who lost their lives in humanitarian service.

17 Aug 2017 description

**KINSHASA, le 17 août 2017 **– L'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et ses partenaires (Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates, Novel-T et eHealth Africa) appuient le Gouvernement de la RDC à la mise en oeuvre des nouvelles technologies de l'information et de la communication en apportant des solutions innovantes qui renforcent la surveillance épidémiologique des Paralysies Flasques Aiguës (PFA).

17 Aug 2017 description

Juba (ICRC) - The president of the ICRC arrived in South Sudan today to view the devastating effects that the country's continued violence is having on the millions of residents on the brink of extreme hunger.

The numbers associated with South Sudan's violence reveal the level of brutality being carried out against civilians. Of the country's population of 12 million, one in three residents has been displaced, while one in two is severely hungry and in need of food assistance.

17 Aug 2017 description


Cette fiche fournit un aperçu des conditions dans le site de Ngourtoua, situé à 7 km du chef-lieu de la commune de Chetimari 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.

17 Aug 2017 description


• Insecurity and poor rains threaten harvests from the current cropping season.
• Food insecurity reported in Mvolo, many people surviving on wild food.
• Youth hard hit by the South Sudan violence and humanitarian crisis.
• Fighting and insecurity disrupt provision of humanitarian assistance and displace thousands in Upper Nile.
• Looting of humanitarian compounds and supplies increased in July.

In this issue

17 Aug 2017 description

GUATEMALA CITY – The President of the National Congress, Oscar Stuardo Chinchilla, members of Congress, and the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, today signed a commitment to end the scourge of chronic malnutrition or stunting, which currently affects almost half of Guatemalan children and deprives the country of important human capital.

17 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service

17 August 2017 – The United Nations refugee chief has called for international solidarity and resources to aid Sudan, which is one of the major hosting countries for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan.

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Chile

Santiago, 16 de agosto de 2017.- El Ministerio de Salud amplió el decreto de Alerta Sanitaria Preventiva por aumento de atenciones de urgencia por enfermedad respiratoria en menores de cinco años en la Región de Aysén.

Este decreto permite contar con nuevos recursos y entregar mayor flexibilidad a la respuesta regional que se realiza durante la Campaña de Invierno.

17 Aug 2017 description

ABUJA – As the world marks the World Humanitarian Day, the Nigeria INGO Forum pays tribute to the efforts of the humanitarian community, national civil society, and the private sector, to confront the ongoing crisis in North East Nigeria. Since January of this year alone, humanitarian assistance has been delivered to over 1.8 million Nigerians displaced by the conflict, over half of whom are children.

17 Aug 2017 description

17 August 2017, Sanliurfa, Turkey – A new FAO project targets Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey, for development of vocational skills in the agriculture sector. The aim is to provide employment opportunities for some 900 people in five provinces of Southern Turkey: Adana, Gaziantep, Isparta, Mersin and Sanliurfa.

With a budget of US$ 1.7 million, the project is financed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), with Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock as lead executing partner and FAO as implementing agency.

17 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank


The main audience for this guide is the managers and actuarial analysts of insurance companies in developing countries interested in developing and evaluating named peril index insurance product lines. However, a number of other stakeholders could also find this guide useful, including

  • Farmer organizations, financial institutions, and agriculture value chain actors and investors evaluating the potential benefits and risks of index insurance policies.

17 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin is issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has requested International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to launch disaster relief emergency fund (DREF). BDRCS also accepts direct local and international assistance to provide support to the affected population.

The situation

17 Aug 2017 description
report Gisha

August 17, 2017. Rafah Crossing, between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, was opened yesterday for travel in both directions. About 30,000 people who meet Egypt’s criteria for exiting Gaza are currently on the waiting list for travel. The notice issued by the Palestinian Crossings Authority indicates that the crossing is expected to remain open for only two days. Earlier this week, the crossing was opened to allow Gaza residents on pilgrimage to Mecca to travel through Egypt to Saudi Arabia. Some 3,000 individuals were expected to cross through Rafah for this purpose.

17 Aug 2017 description
report Finn Church Aid

Finn Church Aid (FCA) has granted 30,000 euros to emergency assistance in Sierra Leone after mudslides and floods killed over 400 people in the capital Freetown and left more than 3 000 homeless.

Severe mudslides and floods hit Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown and it’s neighboring areas on Monday August 14th, killing at least 400 people. Razed buildings covered in mud and rubble left over 3 000 homeless.

“FCA will assist with building temporary shelter and providing food and clothing”, says FCA’s Country Director **Michael Doe** from Freetown.

17 Aug 2017 description

An Emergency Ministry’s Ilyushin Il-76 plane has delivered today from Krasnoyarsk to maritime Territory 120 rescuers of the Siberian Rescue Center to help with relief operations after massive flash floods hit the region last week.

The rescuers brought all necessary gears and equipment.

17 Aug 2017 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid has today launched a public appeal for emergency funds to support its relief operation for families devastated by the flooding and mudslide disaster in Sierra Leone.

Some 3,000 people lost their homes after seasonal rains caused a landslide that submerged entire communities in Regent and its environs – a mountainous area on the outskirts of the capital city, Freetown.

17 Aug 2017 description

A Mil Mi-26 helicopter belonging to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has delivered today from the town of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk an airmobile team of 50 people to help in dealing with the flash flood in maritime Territory.

The rescuers brought all necessary equipment – power generators, light, entrenching tools, pumps to pump out water from basements of flooded buildings, special tools to cut through constructions.

17 Aug 2017 description

The terrible aftermath of the mudslides in Sierra Leone, which have left more than 3000 people homeless, grimly illustrates the human cost of the government’s failure to implement housing and land policies, said Amnesty International.

Over 400 people were killed in the mudslide, which struck in the early hours of Monday 14 August in the Regent community of the capital, Freetown, with victims largely those living in informal settlements. With hundreds of people still missing, the shocking death toll is expected to rise substantially.

17 Aug 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 2017 (IPS) - The UN’s refugee agency is relocating more than 33,000 Congolese refugees from overcrowded temporary shelters in northern Angola to a more permanent establishment in Lóvua.

From April this year, Angola witnessed an influx of refugees—who were fleeing violence in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo—to its Lunda Norte province. The government rushed to manage the situation by setting up temporary centers in Cacanda and Mussunge.