Somalia continues to be characterized by migration flows, with internal displacement and irregular migration constituting major challenges. While the risk of famine in Somalia has declined, humanitarian needs remain at critical levels. An estimated 5.4 million people are in need of assistance, 2.1 million are internally displaced, and 1.2 million children are projected to be malnourished.
- The biophysical indicators show positive fluctuations above the expected seasonal ranges.
- Above average rainfall was received in the month of March 2018.
- The April Vegetation Condition Index values for Baringo County are above normal indicating the condition is normal.
- The Water levels in water pans are normal at 5 (70%-100%).
- Heavy rains continued to be experienced in major part of the month across the two livelihood zones with amounts increasing in 2nd dekad of the month.
- Significant improvement was observed in forage and water available due to enhanced rainfall that fully recharged open water sources to their 100 percent capacity.
The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) program was launched across Turkey in November 2016. It provides unrestricted, unconditional cash assistance to people living under different forms of protection in Turkey. For brevity, in this report they will be referred to as refugees.
The ESSN cash assistance aims to allow beneficiaries to meet their basic needs. By March 2018, the ESSN was providing monthly assistance to over 1.2 million people.
(Bangui) – Le parlement de la République centrafricaine devrait adopter rapidement le règlement de procédure et de preuve pour la Cour pénale spéciale du pays, ont déclaré 40 organisations centrafricaines, la Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l’Homme (FIDH) et Human Rights Watch dans un courrier adressé aux membres du parlement (en anglais) aujourd’hui.
Islamic Relief USA (IR USA) generously contributed US$ 2.4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support 3,000 vulnerable Palestine refugees in Gaza.
The Regional Director is pleased to present this report on the achievements of the African Region in the first phase of the Transformation Agenda. The report reflects on the ongoing organizational reform that has delivered successful results and strengthened the Organization’s ability to carry out its mandate. This is especially relevant as 2018 also marks the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organization and the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Alma Ata on Health for All.
Bangui, May 18, 2018
Dear Member of Parliament:
As parliament in the Central African Republic considers the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the Special Criminal Court (SCC), the undersigned Central African and international civil society organizations call for the swift adoption of this law.
Dans le cadre de son mandat, le Bureau conjoint des Nations Unies aux Droits de l’Homme (BCNUDH) en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) assure un suivi étroit de la situation des droits de l’homme et procède à des analyses des tendances relatives à cette situation dans le pays. Ces tendances sont régulièrement partagées avec les autorités afin qu’elles prennent les actions nécessaires, y compris traduire en justice les auteurs présumés des violations des droits de l’homme documentées, et sont présentées mensuellement à la conférence de presse hebdomadaire des Nations Unies.
23 May 2018, Geneva - World Health Assembly delegates today agreed an ambitious new strategic plan for the next five years. The Organization’s 13th General Programme of Work (GPW) is designed to help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – with a particular focus on SDG3: ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all at all ages by 2030.
In a village in Nyamagabe, Rwanda, the community have built a water pond that serves a communal garden now benefitting twenty five families.
While Rwanda benefits from two rainy seasons, because of its location in the equatorial region, climate change has had a big impact. Rainfall has become more erratic and the rainy seasons are shorter. Water harvesting schemes like these help maximise the use of the water that is available.
Atelier de lancement du projet TCP/CMR/3605 « Appui à la gestion de la chenille légionnaire d’automne, Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) au Cameroun »
May 23, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) killed three displaced people in Ardiba camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Garcila area of Central Darfur state, said two armed groups in Jebel Marra on Wednesday.
This attack on IDPs is the second of its kind in the Central Darfur state, after the killing of a displaced woman residing in a camp in Zalingei on Monday.
- The Moyale district in Ethiopia continues to experience armed skirmishes that are causing refugees to fear for their safety. Kenya must not push refugees back by making life difficult for them in Kenya. The risk of serious human rights violations in Ethiopia is still very real.
By VICTOR NYAMORI
Ayantu, a 53-year-old mother of seven, had just finished preparing lunch for her children when military personnel surrounded her village.
- Mr Michael Higenyi, a resident said the flooding has also devastated many roads in the district making them impassable.
- Butaleja District Woman MP, Ms Milly Mugeni describing the situation as grave, said the affected families need urgent financial and moral support.
By YAHUDU KITUNZI
Hundreds of residents in different sub-counties in Butaleja District have been displaced by floods from River Manafwa.
Soyo - At least 14 health technicians in Soyo town, northern Zaire province, were deployed along the Mwanda region and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border to bolster the surveillance and avoid the spread of Ebola outbreak hitting that neighbouring country.
This was told to Angop on Wednesday in Soyo city by the local health director, Pedro Lussukamo.
He underlined that the referred health technicians and partners increased the epidemiological surveillance measures at local ports and airports.
Depuis le 18 mai, une accalmie relative règne à Bambari, après l’épisode de violences qui a éclaté dans la ville le 14 mai 2018.
24 May 2018 – GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank Group today launched a new mechanism to strengthen global health security through stringent independent monitoring and regular reporting of preparedness to tackle outbreaks, pandemics, and other emergencies with health consequences.
WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and World Bank Group President Dr Jim Yong Kim co-led the creation of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, launched today on the margins of the 71st Session of the World Health Assembly.
- The County is currently experiencing alert and improving conditions according to EWS classification.