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30 Jul 2016 description

Choluteca, Honduras | AFP | Saturday 7/30/2016 - 14:59 GMT

by Noe LEIVA

Six Honduran women have delivered babies with the birth defect microcephaly in just three days, raising fresh concerns about the spread of the Zika virus, doctors said on Saturday.

All six cases of the Zika-linked birth defect were registered at the same hospital in Choluteca, a city just south of the capital Tegucigalpa that has been particularly hard-hit by the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can also spread through sexual contact.

30 Jul 2016 description

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Saturday 7/30/2016 - 13:44 GMT

Russia's defence ministry on Saturday announced that four additional "humanitarian corridors" will be opened from Syria's besieged Aleppo, adding that 169 civilians have been able to get out so far.

"Four humanitarian corridors are being opened, in addition to those prepared earlier for the exit of civilians from Aleppo neighbourhoods controlled by militants," a defence ministry statement said.

Three corridors had already begun working in the area, it said.

30 Jul 2016 description


 Torrential monsoon rains and flooding across Bhutan affected 125 households. Four deaths (including one child) were confirmed by authorities.

 Providing immediate relief assistance to affected communities and ensuring safety for people in high risk areas remain priorities of the Government of Bhutan.

 On 29 July, the Government briefed development partners on the ongoing flood response.

30 Jul 2016 description

Damascus, Syria | AFP | Saturday 7/30/2016 - 12:30 GMT

by Rim Haddad with Rana Moussaoui in Beirut

Dozens of civilians left the besieged and battered opposition-held east of Syria's Aleppo city on Saturday through a "humanitarian corridor" to the government-held west, state media reported.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that "a number" of civilians had crossed into government territory.

30 Jul 2016 description

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN/NEW YORK, JULY 29, 2016 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to a cholera outbreak in Juba by vaccinating people at high risk, providing clean drinking water and supporting medical treatment, as more than 300 cases have been recorded in the city, including five deaths.

30 Jul 2016 description

An aerial attack which struck and partially destroyed a maternity hospital in rural Idlib province, north-western Syria, this afternoon appears to be part of a despicable pattern of unlawful attacks deliberately targeting medical facilities, Amnesty International said.

30 Jul 2016 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children is outraged by today’s airstrike on a vital maternity hospital run by our partners in Idlib governorate.

The bombing took place at approximately 13.00 BST today, hitting the front of the hospital building. Two people were killed in the attack.

30 Jul 2016 description

Main season rainfall above average over most of Sudan

Key Messages

  • More than 4.4 million people are expected to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity between July and September 2016, including more than 100,000 people in Emergency (IPC Phase 4). Current food insecurity is being driven by El Nino-related drought in 2015, exacerbated in South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and Darfur States by continued conflict that has caused displacement and disruptions to livelihoods and markets.

30 Jul 2016 description


  • Estimated number of refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers present in the country grew to around 3,600.

  • The number of asylum seekers gathering to re-enter the EU at the Northern border to Hungary slightly decreased to just over 1,200. Less than twenty pushbacks from Hungary into Serbian territory were encountered. Demanding unhindered entry into Hungary, around 100 protesters remained in peaceful hunger strike close to Horgos I border crossing at the Serbia-Hungary border.

30 Jul 2016 description


This matrix is prepared and published monthly, representing what happened in various sectors in the particular reference month. This indicators matrix is a step towards showing a comprehensive picture of the current situation in Gambella region and establishing a basis for initial trend and gap analysis. In order to better understand the matrix, following are the explanatory notes on some of the sector indicators.

30 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

ABUJA, Nigeria, 28 July 2016 - UNICEF continues to provide assistance to millions of conflict-affected children in northeast Nigeria, despite yesterday’s attack on a humanitarian convoy.

As a result of the attack, in which one UNICEF staff member was injured, travel by UN staff to high risk areas has been temporarily suspended.

30 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Retarder le début de l’allaitement augmente de 80 % le risque de décès des nourrissons

NEW YORK, 29 JUILLET 2016 – « Environ 77 millions de nouveau-nés – un sur deux – ne sont pas mis au sein dans la première heure de leur vie, ce qui les prive des nutriments indispensables, des anticorps et du contact physique avec leur mère qui les protègent des maladies et de la mort affirme l’UNICEF.

30 Jul 2016 description
report UN News Service

29 July 2016 – The international community must do more to end the inhumane practice of human trafficking and protect migrants and refugees – particularly young people, women and children – from those who attempt to exploit their opportunity for a better future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging all nations to recognize their responsibility in combating the global scourge.

29 Jul 2016 description

Toronto, Ontario. (July 29, 2016), ​A “​Syrian Relief” maternity hospital in Kafer Takhareem (Idlib, Syria) was hit by an airstrike hours ago. The hospital serves a population of 1,300 women and performs roughly 300 deliveries per month. The next closest hospital is 43 miles away. Syrian Relief is an affiliate of UOSSM and the hospital is supported by Save The Children. Latest reports indicate 5 civilians killed and 13 wounded.

29 Jul 2016 description

Aleppo, Syria | AFP | Friday 7/29/2016 - 19:50 GMT

by Karam al-Masri with Layal Abou Rahal in Beirut

The UN on Friday urged Russia to give it control of humanitarian passages out of Aleppo in northern Syria where besieged residents cowered indoors afraid to use what some called "death corridors".

A monitoring group, meanwhile, reported that at least 18 civilians were killed in air strikes in the city of Aleppo and in the provincial town of Atareb.

29 Jul 2016 description
report Terre des hommes


John Knox
UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment

29 Jul 2016 description

Key Drivers of the Crisis

  • The approaching lean season, as well as low and late funding, continue to increase the overall chronic vulnerability and erode communities' resilience, many of which resort to negative coping strategies.
  • The nutritional situation is critical, with two several regions and departments exceeding the WHO threshold of 15%. The north east of the country is particularly affected by the nutritional crisis, requiring an urgent intervention in the coming months.
  • Recurring floods during the rainy season could affect over 210.000 persons.