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19 Jul 2018 description
report Times of India

TNN | Jul 19, 2018, 10.05 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The Centre hopes to make Maharashtra’s arid regions ‘drought-proof’ in the next five years. For this, it approved a special package of Rs 13,651 crore on Wednesday. The funds will be used to complete 83 minor and eight major and medium irrigation projects of Marathwada, Vidarbha and drought-prone areas elsewhere in the state.

18 Jul 2018 description

Over 89,000 people in ten countries will benefit from eleven projects totaling $4.2 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in June.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members Emergency Relief and Development Overseas, Mennonite Central Committee Canada, Tearfund Canada and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

One project, in northern Nigeria, is responding to the devastation caused by the Boko Haram fundamentalist group.

18 Jul 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Threats and violence affecting emergency care


South Africa 09 June 2018: In Du Noon township, Cape Town city, Western Cape province, unspecified assailants wielding a gun and a knife attacked a group of volunteer paramedics, stealing personal valuables and some of their equipment. Source: News 24

Middle-East and North Africa

18 Jul 2018 description
  • Incessant rain in the southern Indian state of Kerala has forced 34 693 people to seek refuge in 265 relief camps across the state, with flood waters inundating low-lying areas.The districts of Kottayam, Alappuzha and Ernakulam are reported to be the worst affected. Landslides, and damages to crops and property, is being reported from Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts.

  • At least 12 people have died in rain-related incidents. Normal life has been disrupted, with road and rail traffic affected due to water-logging in many parts of the state.

17 Jul 2018 description

Last week was marked by a surge in reported fatalities in Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as the start of the third session of the 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference amidst a spike in violence in Myanmar.

17 Jul 2018 description

Paraguay- Inundación Súbita 12/7/18

La cantidad de agua caída en los últimos días, produjo inundación súbita de caminos de acceso y vecinales, que afectó los medios de vida, principalmente cultivos de autoconsumo, de más de 365 familias.

De esta manera, la asistencia estatal se constituye en un apoyo al presupuesto de las familias afectadas, que podrán alimentarse por espacio de 20 a 40 días, aproximadamente, de acuerdo al tipo de kit de alimentos recibido.

Acciones de Respuesta:

17 Jul 2018 description

(1) Nicaragua

Tomorrow, Wednesday, will mark three months since demonstrations began in Nicaragua, initially against planned pension reforms but which have evolved into protests against President Daniel Ortega’s government.

The violence that has to date left an estimated 280 people dead and 1830 injured has been overwhelmingly perpetrated by the State and by pro-government armed elements. Those killed include at least 19 police officers.

17 Jul 2018 description
  • 3,357 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia on 08 July (compared to 2,997 recorded two weeks ago). While 2,944 (i.e. 87%) of them were accommodated in 18 governmental centres, 400 were observed outside: some 150 in Belgrade City, another 150 camping close to borders with Croatia or Hungary and up to 100 waiting near the bus station of Loznica town close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

17 Jul 2018 description
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This report takes a detailed look at the current status of childhood immunization in 10 priority countries: Afghanistan, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Uganda.

17 Jul 2018 description

New Delhi, 17 July 2018 – Lauding efforts being made by countries to save more and more lives through immunization, including during public health emergencies, World Health Organization today called for further accelerating efforts to reach the nearly five million unvaccinated children in WHO South-East Asia Region.

17 Jul 2018 description

By Rina Chandran

MUMBAI, July 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in villages who have to walk miles each day to fetch water are bearing the brunt of India's worst water crisis in history, with activists warning of serious impacts on their health and well-being.

About 200,000 Indians die every year due to inadequate access to safe water, and 600 million face high to extreme water stress, the government think tank Niti Aayog said last month.

Most of them are from villages, where the task of fetching water for cleaning, cooking and washing falls to women.

16 Jul 2018 description

Vanita Suneja is Regional Advocacy Manager, South Asia, for WaterAid

NEW DELHI, Jul 16 2018 (IPS) - In 2030, when I would be turning sixty, I’d like to tell my grandchildren the story of how – once upon a time – the lives of poor people in South Asia were transformed: that leaders came together to bring economic prosperity and social development to people that until then had lived in an unequal and polluted world.

15 Jul 2018 description
report Government of India


Displaced from the State of Mizoram, nearly 29,000 Bru community members including 7,000 children, as per the demographic records provided by the district authorities, have been staying in make-shift relief camps of North Tripura district for over 20 years. Quality Council of India (QCI) conducted a study to capture the living conditions focused on the children of the community and devise a strategy for enabling appropriate educational and developmental needs of children of the Bru/Reang community.

13 Jul 2018 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 31 May 2018, there were 1344 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1070 in immigration detention on the mainland and 274 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 368 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,668 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

The table below reflects figures based on records in Department of Home Affairs systems