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14 Mar 2018 description

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  • As of 10 March 2018, the local health authorities reported a total of 1,294 suspected diphtheria cases including 73 associated deaths (CFR=5.6%).

  • The diphtheria outbreak has affected 179 districts from 20 governorates. Ibb and Al Hudaydah governorates are the most affected governorates.

  • Children (<5 years of age) represent 20 % of probable diphtheria cases and 40% of associated deaths.

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High levels of food insecurity persist in the world, due largely to conflicts and to adverse climatic shocks that are taking a toll, particularly in East African and Near East countries, where large numbers of people continue to be in need of humanitarian assistance, a new FAO report notes. Some 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food, unchanged from three months ago, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today.

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In Yemen, where 17 million people (60 percent of the population) are severely food insecure and malnutrition rates are high, FAO is helping to protect dairy farmers’ herds and enable them to produce more nutritious milk to feed their children and communities. Currently, milk production in Yemen meets just one-third of the demand.

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Abyan, Mar. 14 (BNA): King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) has distributed 800 tonnes of dates in Al-Mahfad Directorate of Abyan governorate to 4,800 people within the total amount of 168 tonnes of dates already allocated to the governorate.

The distribution comes within the framework of relief and humanitarian projects being provided by the centre which have reached 203 projects in all areas of Yemen.



BNA 0600 GMT 2018/03/14

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ABYAN, 11th March, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, today dispatched a humanitarian aid convoy to assist the residents of Al Mahfid District, in the Abyan Governorate, which coincides with a security campaign launched by the Security Belt Forces against terrorists in the district.

The ERC distributed the relief aid to the residents of Wadi Hmara, which is located near the area of the ongoing security campaign.

The residents of Al Mahfid thanked the UAE for supporting them in eliminating terrorists in their area, as well as for providing food supplies.

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SOCOTRA, 11th March, 2018 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has inaugurated the Hawlaf Port in Socotra Governorate, Yemen, after completing a number of development projects, as per the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, along with the monitoring of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Foundation.

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SHABWA, Yemen, 11th March, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, today signed an agreement to establish an integrated solar-operated water pump unit in Goal Al Reida district, Governorate of Shabwa, which should address the needs of around 2,000 people.

The project translates the direction of the UAE leadership to improve the performance of essential service sectors in all Yemeni territories, said Mohamed Saif Al Muheiri, Head of ERC Team in Shabwa.

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HADRAMAUT, 11th March, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, today distributed more food aid to underprivileged families in Al Suwaim in Tarim Directorate, Wadi Hadramaut, Yemen, as part of its relief project to help the residents of Hadramaut Governorate, by easing their suffering and improving their living and economic conditions.

The aid is also part of the UAE’s humanitarian efforts to help the Yemeni people during the "Year of Zayed" and participate in humanitarian relief efforts around the world.

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MOCHA, 12th March, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has distributed 3,000 food baskets to the people of the villages of Al Jadeed and Al Kadha, which are located on the Red Sea Coast of Yemen.

The Emirates News Agency, WAM, accompanied an ERC relief convoy during its distribution of the food baskets, which is part of its humanitarian campaign, in the liberated areas of Yemen’s Red Sea Coast, to provide for the basic needs of local families and assist them in overcoming their difficult living conditions.

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SHABWA, 13th March, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has signed an agreement with the Education Office in the Shabwa Governorate to build six classrooms and refurbish ten others in Hashassah School in Al Saeed District, as part of its ongoing support for the education sector in the liberated areas of Yemen.

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TAIZ, Yemen, 14th March, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is continuing its humanitarian and relief campaigns in Yemen, as part of efforts to improve the lives of people there and help them overcome difficult living conditions resulting from blockades set-up by Iranian-backed Houthi militias.

As part of the second phase of the campaign, the ERC distributed 1,180 food baskets in a number of villages in the governorate of Taiz.

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MOCHA, Yemen, 14th March, 2018 (WAM) -- The Iranian-backed Houthi militias’ use of banned anti-personnel landmines in Yemen has triggered thousands of civilian casualties, wanton violence and bloodshed, a three-month field investigation by the Emirates News Agency, WAM, has revealed.

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YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the announcement of a US$72.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

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Since July 2014 it has been my privilege to hold the position of Executive Director with MSF in the UAE. As I reach the end of my tenure, I find myself reflecting on our work in recent months and years – on the projects that may come to define us as a medical humanitarian movement.

13 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

Crisis is becoming a new normal in the world today. Over the past 30 years, the world has lost more than 2.5 million people and almost $4 trillion to natural disasters. In 2017 alone, adverse natural events resulted in global losses of about $330 billion, making last year the costliest ever in terms of global weather-related disasters.