On Friday 20 July 2018, Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian protesters along the fence in the Gaza Strip. One person was killed at the demonstrations, and at least 102 were injured, including 21 children, seven women, and one journalist. At least 70 of the injured were hit by live fire, and one is in critical condition. Israeli air force and artillery launched intense attacks on various targets during the day, killing three other persons and injuring 18 more, including seven children and three women.
July 21, 2018 7:57 AM
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
YAOUNDE — A cholera outbreak in Cameroon has claimed at least a dozen lives. Hundreds of people have been rushed to several hospitals in the central African state. It is feared some of the cases were imported from Nigeria and may contaminate refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency.
Arabo Saidou, the highest government official in charge of health in Cameroon's north region says the first cases of cholera were reported along Cameroon's border with Nigeria two months ago.
July 21st, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in Iraq has distributed nonfood aid to the neediest households at two internally displaced people (IDP) camps in southern Mosul.
These distributions come under a year-round relief program funded by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD). Over two months, 750 nonfood parcels were distributed, each containing tarpaulin sheets, cooking fuel (kerosene), kitchenware, and hygiene kits.
Addis Ababa July 21/2018 The Ethio-Eritrea peace deal has demonstrated the commitment of leadership the world needs to demolish walls and build bridges among communities and nations, the Outgoing UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator to Ethiopia Eziakonwa-Onochie said.
The historic agreement came to reality following the pledge of the newly appointed Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to end the two decades stalemate between the two nations in his inaugural speech in April.
NOUAKCHOTT, 21st July, 2018 (WAM) -- The Sheikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign for Treating Women and Children has launched a pilot operation of its field hospital in Mauritania, under the guidance of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF).
July 20, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - A joint government force has captured large quantities of weapons, ammunition, military uniforms and unregulated vehicles in the village of Warah, Sraya locality, West Darfur State at the start of the forcible phase of the disarmament campaign.
Acting governor of West Darfur Mohamed Ibrahim Sharf al-Din said the higher committee for the collection of illicit arms has given residents and armed groups sufficient time to hand over their weapons voluntarily.
(Baghdad, 21 July 2018): Today marks the one-year anniversary of the end of military operations by Iraqi security forces to retake Mosul city in Ninewa governorate from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Mosul’s occupation by ISIL from June 2014 to July 2017 caused a humanitarian catastrophe with immense human suffering and enormous physical destruction. Close to one million people were forced to flee the conflict in Mosul.
According to NDMA, as at 18 July 54 265 people have been directly or indirectly affected by floods in seven counties. 15 000 of them have been displaced. Some of them have sought refuge in temporary shelters such as schools and other public buildings. A rapid needs assessment is on-going to evaluate the impact. Emergency needs of the affected population include food, water, shelter and non-food items.
Overall coordination is managed by NDMA, with technical support from partners. If rainfall continues, the situation is likely to worsen.
Juba 6 July, 2018 – South Sudan is prone to emerging and re-emerging disease outbreaks which necessitate prompt and safe management of laboratory specimens to ensure accurate and timely confirmation of the causative agent such as Ebola Virus to guide the response.
However, the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) of IHR (2005) core capacities for South Sudan conducted in 2017, revealed that capacity for biosafety and biosecurity needed strengthening and the gaps identified addressed.
Juba, 17 July 2018 – To ensure maintenance critical immunization system functions and prevent the collapse following the ramp down of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) support, the Ministry of Health with support from WHO held a one-day meeting with key donors and other stakeholders including UNICEF.
Juba, 19 July 2018 – To mitigate the risk of cholera outbreaks in cholera transmission hotspots in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) secured over 562 000 doses of oral cholera vaccine in 2018 to conduct pre-emptive campaigns.
The 466 460 doses of oral cholera vaccine (OCV) received from the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) in 2018 are for a 2-dose mass vaccination campaign in Torit, Yirol East, Yirol West and Panyijiar.
Abuja 20th of July 2018. The Commission of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) has urged the State of Israel to support its new vision of agricultural development, the empowerment of women and youth as well as environmental sustainability.
Abuja, 20th July 2018 . The Migration Dialogue for West Africa (MIDWA) in a three-day annual meeting of thematic working groups which ended on 19th July 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, has recommended improved collaboration and synergy between Member States and migration institutions in the areas of border management, immigration data, mixed migration and the return and reintegration of migrants in the region.
Malanje - At least 60,585 square meters were demined, from April to July this year, by the National Demining Institute (INAD) in Malanje.
The land will be used for the construction of the municipal cemetery of Malanje, in the Zela sector.
The information was released on Friday by the head of INAD Provincial Department in Malanje, Marcelina Lima, during the balance of the actions developed by the institution in the first half of this year.
Trump administration to allow some 500 Somali immigrants to remain in the US for at least another 18 months.
Washington said it arrived at the decision considering the "ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions" in Somalia.
Somalis in the US were first deemed eligible for the special status in 1991 when their country erupted into civil war.
By KEVIN J KELLEY
GENEVA — UN agencies are extremely worried that the upsurge in fighting in Yemen's Hodeida Governorate could result in the closure of the port. This, they warn would be catastrophic for millions of starving people.
More than three years of war has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine, with more than eight million extremely hungry people totally dependent on international aid for their survival.
I have been part of Medair Lebanon for over a year now. As a communications officer, part of what I do is meet with families and listen to their stories. Every person I've met has motivated me and given me a greater appreciation of how blessed I am.
The people I've met have lost literally everything! Can you imagine losing your home, your land, your loved ones, and having to live in a tent with barely the minimum to survive?
A recent survey on the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) conducted in the flood-affected areas of Assam by Caritas India, revealed that 67% of the flood-affected population defecates in the open, due to lack of sanitation facilities and damages to existing sanitation structures in these areas after the flood.
Editor: Xiang Bo
BEIJING, July 19 (Xinhua) -- The ministries of Finance and of Emergency Management have allocated 170 million yuan (about 25 million U.S. dollars) to help with flood relief work in west China's Sichuan and Gansu provinces.
The money will be used to relocate people affected by the floods, reconstruct collapsed houses and provide financial aid for flood victims, said a source of the Ministry of Emergency Management.
VGP – The PM has asked the People’s Committees of provinces in the Northern midland and mountainous region and the North Central Region to focus on overcoming consequences of storms and floods and launch measures to cope with natural disasters.