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21 Aug 2018 description

Statement of the United States, the United Kingdom and France on the fifth anniversary of the chemical weapons attack in Ghouta, Syria.

On the fifth anniversary of the horrific Ghouta Sarin attack, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France reiterate their condemnation of the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime.

Since 2012, the regime has resorted to the use of chemical weapons during military offensives, not only in Ghouta but also in Khan Sheikhoun, Ltamenah, Saraqib, and Douma, killing and injuring thousands of people.

21 Aug 2018 description
  1. The 3rd Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) left for Laos on the morning of August 14 to help the country recover from the accident at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower dam.

o A see-off ceremony for the KDRT consisting of 13 medical workers and assistants took place at Incheon International Airport at 09:00 on August 14. It was attended by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the National Medical Center, and the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare.

21 Aug 2018 description

Lombok continued to be struck by aftershocks. BMKG reported two aftershocks at magnitude 5.4 and 6.5. The first aftershock at magnitude 5.4 happened on Sunday, 19 August 2018, 10.06 WIB, with epicentre at 25km of the northeast of Lombok Timur with 10km depth. The second aftershock with magnitude 6.5 with epicentre 32km northeast of Lombok Timur at 10km depth, happened on 19 August 2018, at 11.06 WIB. Both did not have potential for tsunami.

21 Aug 2018 description

In the Social Media, especially facebook, there is a widespread public complaints in regards to the community assistance for the Lombok Earthquake which was sent through the Indonesian Postal Service. The complaint says that this assistance were being claimed by the BNPB. Some even say that this assistance is being claimed by the President. All of this is not true.

21 Aug 2018 description

Blog Post by John Campbell

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from August 11 to August 17, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

(Last week, August 10: A cult clash resulted in four deaths in Yenagoa, Bayelsa)

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21 Aug 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Five Years Since Sarin Killed Hundreds in Eastern Ghouta

Louis Charbonneau
United Nations Director

Five years ago today, videos began appearing in the early morning hours showing large numbers of dead men, women, and children in Eastern Ghouta – victims, Syrian activists alleged, of a chemical weapons attack. Numerous sheep, dogs, cats, and birds were also among the dead.

21 Aug 2018 description

Episcopal Relief & Development is responding to the critical needs of people impacted by the worst floods to hit Kerala, India in a century. The devastating floods began with torrential downpours on August 8 in the southern state.

Working with the ACT Alliance through CASA, Episcopal Relief & Development’s support is part of a multi-agency response providing emergency supplies such as food, temporary shelter, hygiene kits, water storage containers, water purifiers and agricultural seeds for 4,000 vulnerable families.

21 Aug 2018 description

El Ministerio del Ambiente de Ecuador (MAE), en su calidad de Autoridad Nacional Ambiental en la Lucha contra la Desertificación, Degradación de la Tierra y Sequía (DDTS), y Punto Focal Nacional de la Convención de Naciones Unidas para la Lucha contra la Desertificación (UNCCD), desarrolla una serie de iniciativas y acciones encaminadas a mejorar los procesos para el uso, manejo y conservación de los recursos hídricos y la tierra.

21 Aug 2018 description

Objectif: Partager des connaissances, expériences, bonnes pratiques et recommandations sur la résilience climatique et l’adaptation au changement climatique entre les bureaux de la FAO et des partenaires actifs à travers la sous-région, et, définir les priorités stratégiques, programmatiques, techniques et partenariales pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel dans le cadre de l’Initiative régionale «Accroître la résilience dans les zones arides de l’Afrique» en 2018-2021.

21 Aug 2018 description

L’énoncé de mission de l’Asdi déclare que « nous existons pour stimuler le développement durable et sauver des vies » et que « nous nous efforçons de mener le changement pour mettre fin à la pauvreté ». Notre environnement biophysique avec des écosystèmes fonctionnant bien et un climat stable sont la base du développement et de toute la vie humaine. La gestion durable des ressources de la planète est donc une condition préalable à la réduction de la pauvreté et à la durabilité des sociétés - pour les générations actuelles et futures.

21 Aug 2018 description
report El Nuevo Diario

Según las autoridades costarricenses, se trabajará en garantizar la seguridad pública, laboral, sanitaria y educativa, además reforzarán los controles en la zona fronteriza con Nicaragua.

Costa Rica informó hoy que creó un protocolo para el manejo de atención integral de los flujos migratorios extraordinarios como el que se está presentando debido a la crisis sociopolítica que vive Nicaragua desde hace cuatro meses.

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21 Aug 2018 description

Objective: To sustain and improve the food security situation of smallholder farmers affected by the El Niño induced drought, to rebuild their capacity to engage in agriculture production and enhance coping mechanisms to strengthen their resilience to future shocks.

Key partners: Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development (MoAIWD), the District Agriculture Development Offices and NGO implementing partners.

21 Aug 2018 description

En juin 2017, le Directeur Général de l’Asdi a officiellement approuvé un nouveau Plan d’actions pour l’environnement 2017–2020. Le plan s’appuie sur la Politique l’environnementale et décrit ce qui devrait être réalisé, quand et par qui. Ce document met en évidence les cibles clés du Plan d’actions.

PRINCIPALES CIBLES ENVIRONNEMENTALES POUR LE TRAVAIL DE L’ASDI EN TANT QU’ORGANISATION ANALYTIQUE ET FINANCIÈRE ET PARTENAIRE DE DIALOGUE

21 Aug 2018 description

Objective: To enhance the resilience of populations affected by food insecurity and malnutrition and minimize the impact of food and nutrition shocks in West Africa.

21 Aug 2018 description
report El Nuevo Diario

La autoridad migratoria en Colombia planteó este martes a Ecuador y Perú definir una política única frente a los venezolanos, tras advertir sobre el riesgo de una migración irregular

La autoridad migratoria en Colombia planteó este martes a Ecuador y Perú definir una política única frente a los venezolanos, tras advertir sobre el riesgo de una "migración irregular" por cuenta de la exigencia de pasaporte de esos países.

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21 Aug 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

SUMMARY

Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy, Russian Federation. The Observer Mission (OM) continues to operate 24/7 at both Border Crossing Points (BCPs). The overall number of border crossings by persons increased at both BCPs compared to the previous week.

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

21 Aug 2018 description

The atmosphere is reported to seem calm on the border with Venezuela

Por Débora Brito

A technical team assembled by the Brazilian government with specialists from multiple ministries is visiting the town of Pacaraima, in the northern state of Roraima, which currently shelters thousands of Venezuelan immigrants.

The team arrived yesterday evening (Aug. 20) in state capital Boa Vista, and held meetings with state officials, members of social organizations, and UN agencies.

21 Aug 2018 description

Ce rapport d’activité fait la synthèse des activités du Résultat 5, connu également sous le nom de l’initiative de financement des risques de catastrophes en Afrique, appelée « ADRF » (Africa Disaster Risk Financing) ou « l’Initiative ADRF », entre le 1er juillet 2016 et le 30 juin 2017. Ce rapport donne un aperçu des activités accomplies jusqu’à cette date, tout en relevant les priorités et les enjeux à venir.