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16 Oct 2017 description

Guerra y hambre

Las guerras disparan hambre.

Por primera vez en 20 años el hambre vuelve a aumentar. Detrás de esta ruptura en la tendencia positiva está la mano del hombre. Concretamente la mano que dispara armas y hambre en más de 40 países. Seis de cada 10 personas con hambre en el mundo viven en zonas de conflicto. Y la amplia mayoría de niños y niñas desnutridos (122 de 155 millones) lo están por la guerra.

16 Oct 2017 description

Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Mr. Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director General, International Organization for Migration

UN Principals call for solidarity with Rohingya refugees

16 Oct 2017 description

An estimated 433,000 new arrivals crossed the border into Bangladesh in the month of September 2017, adding to the initial August 25 influx, with strong indications that thousands more are on the way.

16 Oct 2017 description

DUBAI, 16th October, 2017 (WAM) -- Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has ordered three further airlifts of relief supplies to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

16 Oct 2017 description

Dhaka/Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 16 October 2017 - A fully equipped field hospital opened today to provide vital health care to thousands of people from Myanmar living in dire conditions in Cox’s Bazar.

The 60-bed hospital, the size of two football fields, has three wards, an operating theatre, delivery suite with maternity ward, psychosocial support, an outpatient department and an isolation unit.

“Families have spent weeks in appalling conditions since fleeing Rakhine,” said Finnish Red Cross’ Dr Pentti Haatanen, the chief medical officer at the hospital.

16 Oct 2017 description

Wilson John Barbon, Rene Vidallo, and Julian Gonsalves

Unlocking Myanmar’s potential for establishing Climate-Smart Villages

A scoping study reveals that implementing Climate-Smart Villages in Myanmar could improve climate resiliency and help put an end to malnutrition, land degradation, and food insecurity in the country.

16 Oct 2017 description

Flood condition of Sittoung River

According to the (14:30) hrs M.S.T observation today, the water level of Sittoung River at Taungoo has reached its danger level. It may rise about (½) foot during the next (1) day.

Advisory

It is especially advised to the people who settle near the river bank and low lying area at Taungoo Township of Sittoung River, to take precaution measure.

Hydrograph for Sittoung River at Taungoo

16 Oct 2017 description

Flood condition of Sittoung River

According to the (13:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level of Sittoung River has exceeded by about (1) foot at Taungoo above its danger level. It and may remain above its danger level during the next (2)Days.

Advisory

It is especially advised to the people who settle near the river bank and low lying area at Taungoo Township of Sittoung River, to take precaution measure.

16 Oct 2017 description

More investment in disaster counter-measures needed: Vice-President

Vice President U Henry Van Thio stressed the need to evaluate the effectiveness of Myanmar’s existing mechanisms in mitigating the impact of disasters, inviting governments, local and international organisations and the private sector to invest more in short-term and long-term disaster counter-measures.