07 Oct 2017 description
Nearly 700,000 children continue to face the after-effects of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
report — Save the Children
Students are still out of school, and fewer than half of Puerto Rico’s 1,100 public schools have been assessed for damage so far. Electricity, fuel, and clean water are still scarce.
report — Inter Press Service
Desde 1960 hasta el 2017, la región enfrentó 2.269 desastres declarados como emergencia, que causaron la muerte de 532.284 personas y que significaron pérdidas económicas por más de 213.000 mil millones.
Nicaragua + 4 othersDeadly Tropical Storm Nate causes heavy rains and landslides in Central America
The death toll from Tropical Storm Nate has risen to 28, with 14 people missing. The storm is making its way to the US Gulf Coast, where it is projected to make landfall as a hurricane.
report — Médecins Sans Frontières
MSF teams are focused on disease prevention and treating children as quickly and as close to home as possible during the country's annual peak of malnutrition and malaria.
report — World Health Organization
WHO has released $1.5 Million from its emergency funds to fight plague in Madagascar. The health agency is appealing for US$5.5 million to effectively respond to the outbreak.
Bangladesh + 1 otherUNICEF launches a response plan to prevent AWD/cholera outbreaks among Rohingya refugees
report — UN Children's Fund
The children caught up in the emergency are at very high risk for diarrhoea. UNICEF is working to upscale efforts in WASH, but the task in hand is immense.
The 2017 Revised Humanitarian Response Plan of $497.3 million had only received $148.5 million at 30 September, compromising the aid that half the population urgently needs.
report — UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Emergency assistance is focused on refugee protection, shelter, water and sanitation and bolstering the capacity of the local host communities across south-east Bangladesh.
Latest report highlights suffering at an alarming level, with at least 4,000 verified violations committed by government forces and over 11,500 by non-state armed groups in 20 countries.
La Misión de la ONU en Colombia verificará el cese al fuego bilateral entre el gobierno y el ELN
report — UN News Service
El Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU adoptó el 5 de octubre por unanimidad una resolución que establece el monitoreo y la verificación del cumplimiento del alto al fuego bilateral entre el ELN y el gobierno de Colombia.
report — Voice of America
Se calcula que caerán entre 38 y 50 centímetros (15 y 20 pulgadas) de lluvia en partes de Nicaragua, con intensas y potencialmente peligrosas precipitaciones también en Honduras, Costa Rica y Panamá.
Food insecurity due to drought has exacerbated the HIV/AIDS crisis, and a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation facilities has heightened the risk of waterborne diseases.
report — UN Children's Fund
Results of malnutrition screening show the need for continuing care with 7,443 cases of acute malnutrition including 2,343 cases of severe and 5,100 cases of moderate acute malnutrition.
report — Norwegian Refugee Council
Civilians living under IS control in Hawiga and surrounding areas have not had enough food, water, or electricity for the past three years. Nor have they been able to access medical care.
Harrowing civilian losses in most intense violence since battle for Eastern Aleppo
Several regions throughout Syria are witnessing an increasingly worrying spike of military operations. ICRC warns it is the the worst level of violence since the battle for Aleppo in 2016.
report — Handicap International
The report by Handicap International is based on a survey of 205 Syrian refugees in Lebanon and in-depth interviews with 14 Syrian women refugees.
report — UN Development Programme
Leading the early recovery efforts, UNDP is deploying around 100 waste management and debris removal experts to kick start the building back better phase, first in the capital Roseau.
report — Human Rights Watch
Armed groups have used rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war across the country during nearly five years of conflict, Human Rights Watch said.
Afghanistan + 10 othersEuropean governments return nearly 10,000 Afghans to risk of death and torture - Amnesty
report — Amnesty International
A new report details harrowing cases of Afghans who have been returned from Europe only to be killed, injured in bomb attacks, or left to fear being persecuted for their sexual orientation or conversion to Christianity.
04 Oct 2017 description
The M-CLIMES project provides a robust early warning and climate information system which helps improve development planning, reduce economic risks, and save lives.
European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)133