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20 Apr 2018 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), lors de sa 762ème réunion tenue le 9 avril 2018, a tenu une séance d’information sur la mise en œuvre effective de l'Agence humanitaire de l'UA (AUHA) : l'examen de l'impact du terrorisme et des conflits armés sur le tissu social de l'Afrique".

20 Apr 2018 description

19 avril 2018, Bukavu - Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) et l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'Alimentation et l'Agriculture (FAO) lancent un projet commun innovant pour reconstruire les moyens d'existence dévastés par les conflits dans l'est de la République démocratique de Congo (RDC), en autonomisant les femmes, en soutenant les agriculteurs et en aidant à instaurer la paix entre les communautés - tout cela grâce à une contribution de 35 millions d'euros de l'Allemagne.

20 Apr 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

No Results From Promised Investigations

(Erbil) – An incident on March 29, 2018, in which government workers removed about 80 bodies from a damaged house, raised suspicions of a cover-up of killings of possible Islamic State (also known as ISIS) suspects, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch observed the episode. Days later, the house had been burned. 

20 Apr 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 15

•156 health facilities are currently registered in EWARS. 116 reported were received for week 15. The cumulative completeness for reporting is 74%.

• In week 15, a total 85 alerts were triggered and all the alerts went through initial verification.

• 4 012 AWD cases were reported in week 15, bringing total for AWD in 2018 up to 72 942 cases. One field investigation was conducted in response to an AWD alert. The investigation and initial risk assessment was completed in less than 48 hours.


20 Apr 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 13

• 155 health facilities are currently registered as EWARS sites. 111 reported were received for week 14. In 2018, the cumulative completeness for reporting is 69%.

• 90 alerts were triggered through indicator-based surveillance (IBS) and 12 through event-based surveillance (EBS). All alerts were verified. Of the 90 IBS alerts, 75 (83.3%) were discarded and 13 (16.7%) are being monitored.

20 Apr 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Summary and recommendations in Arabic

Expulsions by Municipalities Appear Discriminatory, Lack Due Process

(Beirut) – At least 13 municipalities in Lebanon have forcibly evicted at least 3,664 Syrian refugees from their homes and expelled them from the municipalities, apparently because of their nationality or religion, while another 42,000 refugees remain at risk of eviction, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

20 Apr 2018 description
report Peace Direct

19 April 2018: At times of crises, establishing effective communication with the population is crucial in order to ensure that aid delivery meets the actual needs of those affected. Through the use of the media and other channels, humanitarian organisations and local communities can engage in a communication exchange that allows them to both convey and receive information as part of a two-way process. This approach, which is increasingly being adopted in humanitarian work, asks us to re-think ‘communication’ and to expand our view on what we regard as ‘media’.

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(Yangon, 20 April 2018): “I am deeply concerned about reports of an escalation in armed conflict in several areas of Kachin State since 7 April. I have been particularly alarmed of reports of civilian casualties and the plight of communities affected by the fighting in Tanai and Hpakant townships, while other areas have been gravely affected as well. This includes possibly up to 2,000 people who reportedly have been displaced from Awng Lawt, Sut Ring Yang and Sut Ra villages in Tanai Township. They are said to be sheltering in a remote forest area and unable to leave.

20 Apr 2018 description

20/04/2018 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Red Cross Society joined hands with Kegalle RDHS Office to create a ” Dengue Free Kegalle ” under Dengue Prevention Programme.

During February 2018, there was a discussion at Kegalle regarding this matter and as a result of it some items were needed to enhance the Dengue Prevention Programme in Kegalle.

As a result of it, items worth of Rs 2.5 million were handed over to RDHS office by Sri Lanka Red Cross Society.

20 Apr 2018 description

Dengue update

For the  year 2017, 186101 and in the month of April, 2018, 15703 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.  Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 31.2% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

20 Apr 2018 description


Eritrea acceded to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on 14th January 1999 and deposited its instrument of accession on 15th March 1999. Although it is close to two decades late, Amnesty International welcomes Eritrea’s submission of its initial report covering the period 1999-2016 to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). Amnesty International hopes that this submission by Eritrea is the first of many more to come, and encourages the authorities to continue engaging with the ACHPR.

20 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Nepal

Kathmandu, April 16: Representatives from various development partner organizations, who have been supporting Nepal in post-earthquake reconstruction, presented their progress reports at a function organized by National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).

NRA held the 7th meeting of Development Assistance Coordination and Facilitation Committee (DACFC) at its office at Singha Durbar today to get updates from its partner organizations on the on-going reconstruction works.

20 Apr 2018 description

New York, April 18, 2018

The United Nations General Assembly created the “International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism” (IIIM) in an unprecedented resolution in 2016 in response to the deadlock at the United Nations Security Council, where Russia has used its veto 12 times since 2011 to block Council action on the Syrian conflict. Moscow’s latest veto came just last week in the wake of a horrific attack in Douma that claimed the lives of dozens to once again prevent the establishment of an attribution mechanism on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

20 Apr 2018 description
report Jakarta Post

By Agus Maryono

At least 2,000 people have been displaced and moved to shelters after an earthquake hit Banjarnegara, Central Java.

The 4.4 Richter scale earthquake struck at 1:28 p.m. local time on Wednesday, totally destroying many buildings in four villages in Kalibening district, Banjarnegara.

Banjarnegara Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) recorded two deaths and damage to more than 500 houses in the quake.

20 Apr 2018 description

Responding to a Greek court ruling that annuls a government decision to force asylum-seekers arriving in Greece since the EU-Turkey deal to remain on the Greek islands, Amnesty International’s migration researcher Irem Ar:

“Forcing asylum-seekers to stay on the Greek islands, often in squalid, overcrowded conditions, is deeply unfair. With the highest court in Greece now having ruled that the government had no grounds for this inhumane containment, the authorities must now allow all newly arriving asylum-seekers into mainland Greece.

20 Apr 2018 description
report Direct Relief

When 85-year-old Don Andrés Rodríguez Rodríguez described the place where he grew up, he answered without hesitation.

“Perfect, my community is perfect,” he said.

Rodriguez lives about 3,000 feet above sea level in Bauta Abajo, Puerto Rico, one of the island’s rural mountain communities, where the sky and clouds can seem close enough to touch.

But since Hurricane María devastated Puerto Rico last September, conditions in his neighborhood have been far from perfect.

20 Apr 2018 description

A Manus Island refugee in Port Moresby says the Papua New Guinea immigration authority assisted by the army conducted a dawn raid yesterday at a motel in the capital.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

20 Apr 2018 description
report The Irrawaddy


The Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) said yesterday that it would forcibly return Kachin IDPs from Awng Lawt who have fled to Tanai town. The army announced that Awng Lawt, which is near the headquarters of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA)’s Brigade 2, was now under the Tatmadaw’s control, according to local sources.

Tatmadaw personnel drove around Tanai announcing that the army would “help” IDPs and assist their return to Awng Lawt village. In the announcement, the Tatmadaw claimed the KIA had burned down some villagers’ homes.