• With the completion of the rapid damage and loss assessment, UNICEF is now focusing efforts on operationalization of the recovery strategy. As part of the recovery, the installation of household hold rain water harvesting systems (RWHS) continued. It is expected to benefit 2,700 households with a complete safe water package. A total of 313 RWHS have been installed (22 in Kamayama, 42 at Jah Kingdom, 24 in Pentagon, 45 in Gbamgbayila, 80 in Kaningo and 100 in Regent).
SOUTH KIVU: RELOCATION OF BURUNDIAN REFUGEES FROM KAMANYOLA SET FOR EARLY OCTOBER
As of 22 September, an estimated 429,000 Rohingya people have arrived in Bangladesh since 25 August (IOM 22/09/2017). Rohingya started fleeing northern Rakhine, Myanmar as the Myanmar Army is carrying out crackdown operations in the area.
(Hong Kong, 22 September 2017) Bangladesh experienced several cyclones and floods this year, including cyclone “Mora” in May. Furthermore, owing to the violence in Rakhine State of Myanmar, a large number of people fled to Bangladesh’s border area Cox’s Bazar, adding burdens to the already suffering region. All these disasters and issues lead to shortage of resources and rising humanitarian needs. People are in urgent need for relief service and materials, including temporary shelters, food, water, sanitations, daily necessities, medical service and psychological support.
In the last three weeks, nearly 430,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence across the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Refugees have arrived exhausted, hungry and traumatized by their weeks-long ordeal. Some have arrived with injuries caused by gunshots, fire and landmines. Thousands paid extortionate fees to make risky crossings from Myanmar in small boats, and dozens of people reportedly drowned as a number of overcrowded boats capsized.
422,000 people have arrived in Bangladesh
200,600 people received high-energy biscuits
213,790 people received hot meals
4,566 pregnant women, new mothers and children reached with special, high-nutrient porridge
WFP is distributing fortnightly rations of 25 kg of rice to newly arrived families. To date, 173,000 people (34,600 households) have received rice.
WFP continues to provide high-energy biscuits to people as they cross the border.
River flooding and above-average rainfall continue in Nigeria and Sudan
Africa Weather Hazards
Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
UNICEF and partners continue their efforts to support the recovery of victims in this second phase of the response.
FREETOWN, September 21 2017 --- On the morning of 14th August 2017, people in Sierra Leone awoke to tragic news. Following torrential rains, landslides had devastated communities in and around the country’s capital, Freetown. The landslide started in the Regent area, high on the slopes in the eastern part of the city, but flash floods, mudslides and boulders then cascaded down the mountainside, eviscerating everything in their way. It was a tragedy of immense proportions.
A. Situation Analysis
Description of the Disaster
Starting in early January 2017, floods, landslides and mudslides caused by heavy rainfall in different locations caused damage to several communities in the Jujuy province.
By Mahfuzur Rahman
DHAKA, Sep 20 2017 (IPS) - Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country with floods hitting almost every year, leaving a trail of destruction despite having early warning systems. Now experts say it is time for the delta nation to think more seriously about how to deal with the recurring onslaughts of floods more effectively by strengthening its flood defence.
David O’Hare reports from Freetown in Sierra Leone where hundreds lost their lives in a massive landslide on 14 August.
I wake up on my first morning in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, to the sound of torrential rain outside.
I know that this sound must strike fear in people from Matome on the outskirts of Freetown. There was torrential rain right through the night and into the early morning of Monday 14 August when disaster struck their community.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is convening a group of specialists from across the Commonwealth to examine how to “coordinate, create and shape a task force” to assist with mobilising international assistance to provide protection and assistance with recovery from the impact of violent storms and similar emergencies.
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 10:15 GMT
ABIDJAN, Sept 20 (Reuters) - At least 10 people have died and another 92 are missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo due to flooding after torrential rains caused a river to overflow its banks, a local official said on Wednesday.
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This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.
Following emergency response to the landslide and floods in and around Freetown on 14 August 2017, the UN system in Sierra Leone is now supporting national recovery.
TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DIFFERENT NEEDS OF WOMEN, MEN, GIRLS, BOYS MAKES HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE MORE EFFECTIVE AND ACCOUNTABLE TO ALL AFFECTED POPULATIONS.
How ACTED trained villagers in Tajikistan to prepare for natural disasters
In reaction to a natural disaster risk assessment conducted in the village of Bobuchak, ACTED, together with Helvetas and GIZ, adopted an original approach to reduce risks and build preparedness of the community.
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 48 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
• Plague in Madagascar
• Undiagnosed acute jaundice syndrome in Ethiopia
• Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria
• Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia
• Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
• Hepatitis E in Chad
• Malaria in Burundi
According to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) floodwaters have begun to recede from 30 out of the 32 flood-affected districts.
MoDMR is conducting damage assessments (D Form) in all the affected districts and results are expected by 21 September.
An estimated total of 103,855 houses are reported to have been destroyed and 633,792 have been partially damaged; 145 persons are known to have lost their lives due to the floods.