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19 Aug 2018 description
infographic US Geological Survey

Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

19 Aug 2018 description
report Voice of America

August 18, 2018 4:16 PM
Salem Solomon

WASHINGTON — With the Democratic Republic of Congo facing its second major Ebola outbreak this year, emergency responders have worked to contain the spread of the disease. Scientists, meanwhile, are testing the effectiveness of experimental vaccines in the field.

Alongside these efforts, researchers in the DRC are collecting data that will improve how we respond to, and prevent, future outbreaks of Ebola and other infectious diseases.

19 Aug 2018 description
report Crown Agents

On World Humanitarian Day, the not-for-profit development company launches a pioneering, virtual reality tool to demonstrate the complexities of disaster response, offering an opportunity to experience crisis-control and decision making first hand.

18 Aug 2018 description

At least 44 people have died in Congo's tenth Ebola outbreak since the deadly virus was discovered in the 1970s

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, Aug 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A deadly Ebola outbreak in a conflict-hit area of the Democratic Republic of Congo poses an "unprecedented" challenge to health workers trying to access victims and contain the disease, medical charities said on Friday.

18 Aug 2018 description

After a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said

By Anthony Boadle

BRASILIA, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Angry residents of a Brazilian border town, Pacaraima, ran riot and drove out Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

18 Aug 2018 description
report Sphere India

1. Executive Summary

Kerala is experiencing the largest disaster of flood and land slide after 1924.The torrential rain since 10th May in sporadic place in Kerala and continuous rain since August first week accumulate huge rain water in several dams. Finally, 10th August 22 dams were open by the Kerala government. The state government informed, electronic media, print media and public address system to all the house door to door notice regarding release the water. The river basin areas and houses were submerged with released water from the dams.

18 Aug 2018 description
report Caritas

It’s being called the flood of the century. Torrential rains & strong winds over three weeks have devastated God’s own country, Kerala. It has already received 30% more rain than its annual average; rains in the state often last till November.

34 dams are spewing water, 44 rivers are in spate. 12 of the state’s 14 districts are submerged. 36 locations are battling landslides. More than Rs 11,000 crore in damages. Such devastation was last seen in 1924, long before Indian Independence.

18 Aug 2018 description
report Humanity Road

Situation Overview

Highlights:

Humanity Road activated its disaster desk on August 16 after severe flash flooding and landslides impacted the state of Kerala in India. This report number 2 provides early indications based on social media for August 17-18, 2018.

18 Aug 2018 description

(Kabul, 19 August 2018): On World Humanitarian Day, citizens across the globe come together to rally support for people living in countries at war and to pay tribute to the first responders and aid workers who help them. Fighting and conflict in Afghanistan continue to take a brutal toll on people and aid workers. In the first six months of this year, 1,692 civilians were killed by conflict, the highest number in the past decade. This year, more than 130 schools were attacked and two health facilities were completely destroyed.

18 Aug 2018 description

Manama, Aug, 18 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has ordered His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, HM the King’s Personal Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) that the RCO be in charge of preparing and sending relief materials and providing assistance to affected Indians.

18 Aug 2018 description
report IHH

IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation has provided food and shelter aid to Yemen, where the domestic conflict has continued since 2014. 55 thousand Yemenis benefitted from our aid efforts.

18 Aug 2018 description
report Convoy of Hope

In response to recent flooding in Myanmar, Convoy of Hope is distributing much need relief supplies to those who are affected. Across the country of Myanmar, thousands of homes have been severely damaged or destroyed leaving hundreds of thousands of people displaced.

As resources are stretched thin and water contamination is rampant, Convoy is focusing on providing food, clean water, water filters and solar lamps.

18 Aug 2018 description

The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe donated technical equipment to the press centre of Tajikistan’s Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defence at a handover ceremony on 17 August 2018 in Dushanbe. The equipment will be used for broadcasting from locations where disasters occur, thus contributing to capacity building of journalists reporting on disasters, increasing the quality of coverage and preventing the spreading of inaccurate information.

18 Aug 2018 description

As India celebrated its 72nd Independence Day on 15 August 2018, the country continues to face multiple and complex challenges. Disorder—including political violence and protests—is increasingly multidimensional, complex, and evolving (OECD, 2016; United Nations & World Bank, 2018).

18 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

  • In the past two weeks, as the Government of Syria regained most of the South-West and local agreements were reached, hundreds of displaced families returned to their areas of orgin in Dara’a and Qunaitra Governorates.

  • The number of displaced people has reduced significantly, from an estimated 184,000 on 1 August to up to 57,000 people as of 16 August.

18 Aug 2018 description
  • The flood situation in Kerala State continues to worsen. According to the Office of the Chief Minister of Kerala the floods are the worst the state has faced in 100 years. The Indian Meteorological Service has issued warnings for heavy to very heavy rain for Kerala on 18 and 19 August.

  • The Office of the Chief Minister of Kerala reports that the death toll has risen to 324. Approximately 223 000 people have been left homeless and sought refuge in more than 1 500 relief camps.

18 Aug 2018 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam is preparing to provide emergency assistance including clean water and temporary shelters to people affected by one of the worst floods in the history of Kerala, in south-west India.

So far 324 people are reported dead and thousands forced from their homes with many stranded by flood waters, running out of food and clean water.

Oxfam teams on the ground have carried out a rapid assessment of needs.

18 Aug 2018 description
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Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good. It is with profound sadness that I learned of his passing. In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organization into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination.