22 Sep 2018 description
Sharp increase in suspected cholera cases collapsing municipal healthcare system in Dominican Republic
Since the outbreak in July, four confirmed cases of cholera and 91 suspected cases have been identified in residents of Los Pinos del Edén, Ángel Feliz, urban area of La Descubierta and Los Bolos.
"The position has deteriorated in an alarming way in recent weeks. We may now be approaching a tipping point, beyond which it will be impossible to prevent massive loss of life" Mark Lowcock told UN Security Council.
report — El País
Once municipios del Estado al noroeste del país declarados zonas de emergencia por el paso de una depresión tropical. Miles de habitantes han sido evacuados por las fuertes precipitaciones que comenzaron el jueves.
report — Assessment Capacities Project
Thousands of houses have been destroyed and the floods have caused considerable damage to farmland. There is an urgent need for shelter, NFI, food and livelihood assistance.
More than 7,000 children – on average more than 850 every month – have made the dangerous journey by sea, with most ending up in overcrowded and unsafe facilities, says UNICEF.
Children left orphaned or separated from their parents in DRC Ebola outbreak
UNICEF and its partners have so far identified 155 children who have been orphaned or left unaccompanied as a result of the latest Ebola outbreak in the eastern DRC.
More resources would allow IOM and its partners to expand shelter recovery programmes. About 5,000 families are still living under tarpaulins, damaged roofs or with friends and families.
report — Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, Conciliation Resources, Tearfund, Saferworld, Christian Aid, Mercy Corps, Oxfam
"While it is vital to secure an agreement to end armed conflict, there needs to be political will to engage positively in the support of peace," the joint statement reads.
Idlib deal could save three million ‘from catastrophe’ says UN chief, as militants are urged to lay down arms
report — UN News Service
In his appeal to “all the parties” to implement the agreement, the UN chief highlighted the need to ensure the protection of civilians and humanitarian access.
Philippines + 1 otherEspaña contribuye con 480.500 euros a paliar la crisis humanitaria ocasionada por el tifón Mangkhut en Filipinas
Según los datos recabados a fecha de 19 de septiembre, a causa del tifón, con vientos máximos sostenidos de 205 km/h, se han visto afectadas más de un millón de personas, de las cuales 236.000 han tenido que ser evacuadas.
report — World Health Organization
Spaces for the cold chain to store the vaccine have been identified. The freezers, transportation crates, storage boxes, pallets and vaccines carriers have arrived and been installed.
Before Typhoon Mangkhut swirled its deadly path towards Luzon – home to nearly 50 million people – the Philippine Red Cross joined a massive effort to get people ready for the storm.
Civil conflicts and displacement remain the key drivers of food insecurity in East Africa and the Near East, whereas dry-weather conditions reduced cereal outputs in Southern Africa, says FAO.
The conflict led to the exodus of government personnel, leaving essential services understaffed. There are pressing humanitarian needs for women and children.
ACNUR y OIM nombran un representante especial para los refugiados y migrantes venezolanos
El guatemalteco Eduardo Stein promoverá un enfoque regional coherente y armonizado a la situación de los venezolanos y trabajará para promover el diálogo y el consenso en la respuesta humanitaria.
report — Médecins Sans Frontières
MSF's Assistant Medical Coordinator says: "We returned under one condition: that all parties accept and adhere to humanitarian principles and allow access to our services for all in need."
report — ECOWAS
Leaders reiterated their commitment to addressing terrorism, climate change, poverty, food insecurity and illicit trafficking by harmonizing their approaches and improving coordination.
report — UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
More than 50 leaders from Helmand’s Nadali district gathered at the event to exchange ideas about the main drivers of instability, such as corruption, underdevelopment and unemployment.
'Anything that was breathing was killed': War crimes in Leer and Mayendit - Amnesty Int'l report
report — Amnesty International
The staggering brutality of a recent military offensive in South Sudan was fuelled by the authorities' failure to prosecute or remove suspected war criminals.
report — Save the Children
As Hodeidah experiences renewed fighting, there is a real risk its port – a vital lifeline for goods and aid for 80 per cent of Yemen’s population – could be damaged or temporarily closed.
European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)151