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20 Sep 2017 description

Las personas que arribaron a la cabecera municipal provenían de las veredas Cumainde y Teraimbe.

BARBACOAS

Profesionales del equipo de prevención y atención de emergencias de la Unida para las Víctimas en Nariño, entregaron ayuda humanitaria a 65 familias desplazadas de las veredas Cumainde y Teraimbe, quienes llegaron al casco urbano del municipio de Barbacoas.

20 Sep 2017 description

Contar con sistemas alimentarios en buen estado ayudará a acabar con el hambre, pero es necesaria una mayor cooperación

20 Sep 2017 description
map UNOSAT

Tropical Cyclone MARIA-17 : Path and Wind Speed Zones (as of 18 September 2017)

This map illustrates the tropical cyclone MARIA-17 path with low, medium and strong wind impact zones observed and predicted at 18 September 2017. The tropical cyclone path and wind speed zones were derived from Joint Research Centre data (Warning 8 issued the 18 th September 2017 at 09:00 UTC). This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITARUNOSAT.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

ANTIGUA, 15 September 2017 –UNICEF has rolled out a programme offering psychosocial support to children whose lives were disrupted when the devastating Hurricane Irma rampaged through the northern chain of Caribbean islands on 6 September 2017.

20 Sep 2017 description
  • En apoyo a los derechohabientes y pensionados del ISSSTE que resultaron damnificados por el terremoto

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. – En apoyo a los derechohabientes y pensionados del ISSSTE que resultaron damnificados por el terremoto, el gobernador Manuel Velasco Coello y el director general del Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, José Reyes Baeza Terrazas, anunciaron la entrega de 7 mil 500 créditos por un monto superior a 266 millones de pesos para que las familias trabajadoras puedan sobreponerse a la adversidad.

20 Sep 2017 description

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – More than 4,300 animals have been treated in northeastern Haiti at mobile clinics set up by Heifer International and the Ministry of Agriculture in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Teams are preparing to care for more livestock as Hurricane Maria threatens the country.

Natural disasters can be just as hard on livestock as they are on people, and many animals have been left injured, stressed or infected with parasites after the storm.

20 Sep 2017 description

Irma ha sido uno de los huracanes más poderosos jamás registrados en el Atlántico Oriental llegando a alcanzar la máxima categoría con vientos sostenidos de 300 km/h.

Mosquiteras impregnadas, lonas de plástico, herramientas para la reconstrucción, bidones de agua y "kit" de cocina e higiene son algunos de los productos que integrarán la donación española.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Desmond Brown

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Sep 20 2017 (IPS) - As Hurricane Maria continues to barrel its way across the Caribbean, details are slowly emerging of the number of deaths and the extent of the devastation left in its wake in Dominica.

Maria made landfall on the tiny island of 72,000 on the evening of Sept. 18 with maximum sustained winds of nearly 160 miles per hour.

Hartley Henry, Principal Advisor to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, said he had spoken with the prime minister early this morning via satellite phone.

20 Sep 2017 description

20 September 2017, Harare - The United Nations Team in Zimbabwe, in support of national development priorities and in partnership with development partners, reiterates its commitments articulated under the 2016-2020 Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF).

The United Nations, through the ZUNDAF, continues its support in poverty reduction, advancing good governance and gender equality, and enhancing service delivery in education, health, water and sanitation, protection, and food and nutrition security.

20 Sep 2017 description

Se han registrado al menos cinco explosiones de gases

El Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (Ineter) monitorea de cerca la actividad del volcán Concepción, ubicado en la Isla de Ometepe, tras registrarse al menos cinco explosiones la noche del martes.

Informa que no hubo expulsión de ceniza ni material volcánico.

La institución señala que los valores RSAM subieron hasta las 123 unidades con la última explosión de las 7:29, para luego descender hasta las 30 unidades.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Mediante Decreto Supremo Nº 027-2017-SA también se crea la Comisión Multisectorial encargada de su implementación, monitoreo y fiscalización.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Mahfuzur Rahman

DHAKA, Sep 20 2017 (IPS) - Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country with floods hitting almost every year, leaving a trail of destruction despite having early warning systems. Now experts say it is time for the delta nation to think more seriously about how to deal with the recurring onslaughts of floods more effectively by strengthening its flood defence.

20 Sep 2017 description

Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, High-Level Humanitarian Event on South Sudan, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.

The humanitarian situation in South Sudan today is rapidly deteriorating, spiralling further and further out of control. The numbers of people affected run into the millions and comprise a significant proportion of the country’s population.

The impact of the conflict has gone far beyond the frontlines of war: sparking food shortages, an economic crisis and causing a massive displacement of people.

20 Sep 2017 description
report World Bank
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Glass Half Full: Ensuring Greater Access to Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Households in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, September 20, 2017 - Tajikistan has made significant progress over the past decade in providing access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for its citizens. However, many challenges remain. This is especially true in rural areas where only about one-third of households have access to clean drinking water sources on their premises, compared with more than 87% in urban areas.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Hurricane Maria is pounding eastern Puerto Rico after making landfall Wednesday as a powerful Category 4 storm that forecasters described as "extremely dangerous."

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Maria, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit Puerto Rico, had maximum sustained winds of about 240 kilometers per hour Wednesday morning, and that heavy rain would cause life-threatening flash floods and landslides.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

WASHINGTON — Rescue workers searched Wednesday in Mexico City and nearby states in hopes of finding survivors of a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that has killed at least 217 people and collapsed dozens of buildings.

Interior Minister Miguel Osorio Chong said Mexican armed forces and police will continue working until they exhaust all possibilities of finding more people alive.

Civilians joined search and rescue teams shortly after the earthquake struck Tuesday afternoon, using heavy machinery and their bare hands to remove piles of rubble.

20 Sep 2017 description

Against the backdrop of 10 years of Israel’s land, air and sea blockade, there has been an escalation in the internal Palestinian divide, since March 2017, which exacerbated Gaza’s energy crisis and resulted in outages of 18-20 hours a day. Additionally, the salary crisis in the public sector in Gaza has worsened; thousands of civil servants have been reportedly referred for early retirement, and the financial approval for the referral of hundreds of patients outside Gaza has been reportedly delayed/disrupted.