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17 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

○ Prices of diesel and butane gas started to increase across Syria after more than a year seeing a falling trend. Diesel increased by eight percent since May while butane gas increased by three percent.

○ The highest diesel prices and increases were found in opposition held areas (XB), which also face other challenges such as high food basket prices and low wages for unskilled labour. Moreover, the average price of commercial bread was SYP 230/bundle in the three XB areas compared to the national average of SYP 140/ bundle.

17 Aug 2018 description

INTRODUCCIÓN

El creciente flujo de población en situación de movilidad humana a los países de la región sudamericana, así como a otras regiones, es de especial interés para la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM) en su objetivo por promover una migración segura, ordenada y regular, basada en el respeto de los derechos de las personas migrantes.

17 Aug 2018 description

Highlights:

○ The national average food basket price peaked at SYP 40,551 in December 2016, 10.6 times higher than the national five year pre-crisis average. By May 2018, WFP’s nation average food basket price by had reduced 40 percent.

○ All food basket prices in May continued to be much higher than in precrisis times. The average price of a food basket in May 2018 was 670 percent higher than the five year pre-crisis average (2006-2010).

17 Aug 2018 description
report La Tribuna

El Comisionado hondureño de los Derechos Humanos, Roberto Herrera, pidió hoy ayuda a la comunidad internacional para apoyar a más de 170.000 familias afectadas por la sequía en el Corredor Seco del país centroamericano.

“Al igual que lo hicimos en el 2014, hacemos nuevamente un llamado a las diferentes organizaciones y a la cooperación internacional para que apoyen a la población afectada por la sequía”, indicó Herrera en un comunicado del organismo de derechos humanos.

17 Aug 2018 description

Highlights:

○ Across Syria, prices continue to fall month on month, albeit at the slowest rate since January 2018.
The average cost of the monthly food basket in April decreased by one percent since March.

○ The average wholesale price of wheat grain on local markets increased in April reaching US$ 440/ MT, more than double the wholesale price of wheat on international markets (US$213/MT).

17 Aug 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 16 ago (AGN).- La canícula prolongada, que afecta 163 municipios, principalmente los ubicados en departamentos del oriente de Guatemala, ha provocado la pérdida de 695 millones de quetzales en daños a cultivos agrícolas y se estima que afecta a 291.705 familias, indicaron hoy fuentes oficiales.

“El informe técnico de la Mesa de Pronóstico, con relación a la canícula prolongada, señala que las pérdidas ascienden a 695 millones de quetzales”, afirmó este jueves Mario Rojas, técnico de emergencias de la Secretaría de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (Sesan).

17 Aug 2018 description

On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the town of Mangina, Mabalako Health Zone, North Kivu Province. Confirmed cases have since between reported from Beni and Mandima health zones, Ituri Province; however, all confirmed exposures and transmission events to date have been linked back to the outbreak epi-centre, Mangina.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Casi 2,000 alumnos y docentes recibieron frazadas y prendas de vestir

El Ministerio de Educación (Minedu) entregó kits de abrigo a estudiantes y docentes de 91 colegios de las zonas altas de las provincias de Antabamba, Aymaraes y Grau, en la región Apurímac, para ayudarles a contrarrestar las bajas temperaturas.

Funcionarios del Minedu llegaron hasta la comunidad de Huacullo, en Antabamba, ubicada sobre los 4500 metros sobre el nivel del mar, y entregaron kits que contienen frazada, juguetes lúdicos, medias, guantes, chalinas, escarpines y chullos.

17 Aug 2018 description

La noche del miércoles 15 de agosto se reportó una inundación en las comunidades La Barra del Jiote y Playa La Barrona en el municipio de Moyuta, Jutiapa, afectando a 420 personas y reportándose 70 viviendas con daños leve. La inundación ocurrió debido al incremento de oleaje en la Costa sur y que se prevé aún se presente en las próximas 72 horas, según el pronóstico del Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología –INSIVUMEH-.

17 Aug 2018 description

(Dakar, 17 août 2018) – Dans le cadre de la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire, la communauté humanitaire d’Afrique de l’ouest et du centre se réunit ce vendredi à Dakar en solidarité avec les personnes affectées par les crises humanitaires et la violence des conflits de la région. Le Bureau des Nations unies pour la Coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA) souligne que plus en plus de civils sont la cible directe ou indirecte d’incidents majeurs et que les humanitaires sont également victimes d’attaques croissantes dans cette partie du monde.

17 Aug 2018 description

-86,000+ refugees and IDPs received material support across South Sudan in July 2018.
- 17,600+ Primary and Secondary School students attended second-term examination in Unity in July.
- 2,000+ farmers received crop and vegetable seeds in Upper Nile and Unity regions in July.

17 Aug 2018 description

$155.3 million: UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
15% funded

17 Aug 2018 description

BACKGROUND

On 10 August 2018, 370 Tawerghan families previously residing at Triq Al Matar Camp in Tripoli were displaced, following a forced eviction from the IDP camp by a local militia. The majority of households were displaced to other areas in Tripoli, most dispersed in urban areas in private accommodation while 65 households gathered in informal settlements at Al Jibs / Al Dawa al Islameya.

RAPID ASSESSMENT

17 Aug 2018 description

Addis Ababa August 17/2018 Southern Ethiopian Peoples’ Democratic Movement (SEPDM) announced that activities are in full swing to rehabilitate internally displaced people in the region.

Chairperson of Southern Ethiopian People’s Democratic Movement (SEPDM) has said activities are in full swing to rehabilitate internally displaced people in the region.

17 Aug 2018 description

Mangina (Nord Kivu), 17 AOÛT 2018 - ‘‘J’avais un immense stress. Puis de l’insomnie mêlée au cauchemar toute la nuit,’’ raconte la sœur Darlène Mwasi, infirmière titulaire du centre de santé de référence de Mangina, à plus de 30 kilomètres au sud-ouest de la ville de Beni, dans le Nord Kivu. Dès la confirmation officielle le 1er août 2018 du fait que le virus mortel d’Ebola était bel et bien arrivé à Mangina, puis dans le centre de santé de référence du même nom, ‘‘j’avais eu des larmes aux yeux ; c’était pour moi un choc jamais vécu auparavant,’’ ajoute la religieuse.

17 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation Overview

  • Over 20,000 cholera cases and 255 deaths have been reported as of week 30 in Lake Chad Basin (LCB). This is 8 times more than the average cholera caseload over the past four years.

  • Nigeria is the most affected country with 18,000 cases.
    The outbreak has spread into Cameroon and Niger (on week 27).

  • Major cities of Maradi (Niger), Yaounde and Douala (Cameroon) have confirmed cholera cases.

17 Aug 2018 description

Maiduguri, 17 August 2018 – We mark World Humanitarian Day every year on 19 August, to express solidarity with people affected by humanitarian crises and pay tribute to the humanitarian workers who help them.

This year’s commemoration marks the fifteenth anniversary since the attack on the United Nations in Baghdad, Iraq, in which 22 of our colleagues were killed. Since that tragedy, which led to this day’s designation as World Humanitarian Day, over 4,000 humanitarians have been killed, injured, detained or kidnapped. That is an average of 300 cases every year.