By Leandria Pagunsan
DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, July 19 (PIA)—The Provincial Nutrition Committee (PNC) in Negros Oriental headed by its action officer Dr. Liland Estacion is looking into a possible public-private partnership with stakeholders in implementing health and nutrition program in the province.
During last week (15 July – 21 July 2018), 515 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan (450 from Pakistan and 65 from Iran)
9,799 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2018, out of which 8,954 from Pakistan, 743 from Iran and 102 from other countries (as of 21 July 2018)
This is 75% less compared to the same period in 2017, when 39,681 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan
Constater les progrès accomplis dans le rétablissement de la sécurité à Bambari (Ouaka) et rassurer les acteurs locaux de l’engagement des Nations Unies à continuer à appuyer les efforts de relèvement et de réconciliation, telles ont été les priorités du Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies et chef de la MINUSCA, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, lors de sa visite à Bambari ce 21 juillet 2018.
Uganda is currently hosting the highest number of refugees in the country’s history, and is receiving simultaneous emergency influxes from South Sudan, DRC and Burundi.
The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda has exceeded one million, and the daily arrival rate remains high. Arrivals from DRC have risen since Late December 2017.
Chronic underfunding of the refugee response is threatening humanitarian organisations’ ability to continue delivering lifesaving and critical assistance*.
Ethiopia: Addressing the needs of vulnerable communities in 2018
In 2018, the ICRC has continued to address the needs of vulnerable groups and individuals in Ethiopia by partnering with national bodies in order to do so as effectively as possible. We visited thousands of detainees in federal and regional prisons to assess their living conditions and ensure that they are treated humanely.
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Acting Secretary Virginia “Gee” N. Orogo traveled to Ilocos Region over the weekend to distribute relief assistance to families and individuals who have been affected by the Southwest Monsoon or ‘Habagat’.
The World Health Organization (WHO) will provide medical supplies and technical aid to prevent the outbreak of snail fever, which is an acute and chronic disease caused by parasitic worms released by freshwater snails.
In the meeting hall of the National Health Laboratory in Yangon on 21 July, Dr. Stephan Paul Jost, country representative of World Health Organization in Myanmar, and his delegation spoke about snail fever and made a pledge to provide medical aid at a negotiation meeting over its outbreak in the Inle area of Shan and Rakhine states.
According to National Meteorological Center, this year’s 10th Typhoon Ampil (severe tropical storm scale) made landfall at the coastal regions of Chongming Island, Shanghai at around 12:30 on July 22. The maximum wind intensity at the center registered 28 m/s. The minimum air pressure registered 985 pHa.
Editor: Liu Shuqiao
The struggle to protect black Brazilian youths from police violence and deliver justice for the victims of the past remains as vital and relevant as ever, Amnesty International said on the 25th anniversary of the Candelária massacre, in which eight young boys were killed by off-duty police officers in Rio de Janeiro.
Heavy rain lashed several parts of the country, affecting normal life. Moderate rain hit various parts of the national capital in morning today.
The Southwest Monsoon has been active over east Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan, Gujarat Region, Madhya Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and coastal Andhra Pradesh. The Met department had predicted Heavy to very heavy rain at a few places over Uttarakhand and at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi.
Heavy downpour cripples normal life in Odisha
WRITER: PIYARACH CHONGCHAROEN
KANCHANABURI: The flooding situation in Sangkhla Buri is easing as water recedes, allowing restoration work to begin.
Thailand's longest wooden bridge, spanning the Songaria River and known as both the Uttamanusorn Bridge and the Sapan Mon Bridge, has reopened to tourists after being closed for the last two days.
By Marcelo M. Pedalino
SOUTHERN LEYTE, July 19 (PIA) -- All public funds received have been duly accounted for.
This was the central message conveyed as the provincial government here sent a Fund Utilization Report to the city government of Davao .
The report, marked received by the city accountant office of Davao July 9, 2018, covered the P 3 Million cash assistance donated to the province in the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda in November, 2013.
By Joanna D. Sabado
SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 22 (PIA) -- Severely affecting Ilocos region for the past days were the intermittent heavy to intense rains brought about by the southwest monsoon enhanced by typhoon “Inday”, causing flooding on different municipalities in the region particularly in Pangasinan.
According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-1), partial number of affected residents is at 453,061 individuals from 91,433 families in the provinces of Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan.
At 11:00 PM of 22 July 2018, Tropical Depression "Josie" is about to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). “JOSIE” may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this morning. All Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals have been lifted.
BANGKOK, 22nd July 2018 (NNT) - The flood situation in eight provinces has reportedly been improving as authorities have rushed to help those in need.
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) said today that Typhoon Son Tinh caused flash floods and mudslides in 11 provinces: Phichit, Nakhon Sawan, Trat, Phrae, Phetchabun, Phitsanulok, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Tak, Ranong, Kanchanaburi and Phetchaburi, during July 17 and 21.
In a recent meeting with Myat Moe Thwe, Director of the Department of Disaster Management in Myanmar’s Ministry of Social Welfare’s Relief and Resettlement Department, CWS Country Representative, Isaree Khreusirikul had a chance to strengthen our relationship with the Department for the first time since CWS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with them in early 2017.
Thin Thin Khaing, is a 27-year-old mother whose small family benefits from her participation in CWS-led nutrition education activities. She and her husband, Kan Tun, have a 4-year-old daughter named May Phu Khaing, and they have lived in Let Pan Tan village for many years. As poor farmers they earn about 40,000 Kyat ($29) monthly growing and selling chili during the dry season (November-April) on their single acre of land.
As the Southwest Monsoon or ‘Habagat’ continues to bring rains in large part of Luzon, some 2,798 families or 13,888 persons have evacuated from their places of origin and are now seeking temporary shelter in 98 evacuation centers set up by local government units (LGUs) in Regions I, III, NCR, CALABARZON, and CAR, according to the July 22, 5 am report of the Department of Social Welfare and Development- Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DSWD-DROMIC).
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has had ongoing operations in Kachin State since 2008, when a field office was opened in the Kachin capital, Myitkyina, to provide food assistance to conflict-affected communities, according to a WFP statement. WFP’s long-term relief and recovery operations aim to support people in rebuilding their livelihoods and improving their food security and nutritional status.
The US President Donald Trump has approved disaster funding for the Federated States of Micronesia after severe storms, flooding and landslides in March.
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