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20 Sep 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said on Wednesday that there was high risk of landslide in northern provinces including Thái Nguyên, Tuyên Quang and Hòa Bình.

Heavy rains have hammered the northern and north central regions since Tuesday night. Some localities like Thái Nguyên’s Phổ Yên District and Lạng Sơn’s Đình Lập District experienced rainfall of up to 68mm.

Tornados, thunderstorms and high winds were likely, according to the centre.

20 Sep 2018 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

(Hong Kong, 18 September 2018) Hong Kong was just hit by the strong typhoon Mangkhut, and the community is seriously damaged by the disaster. Before the typhoon struck Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) already deployed 46 volunteers and 4 staff members for an urgent mission to Tai O, to help elderly to move some of their electronic appliances and furniture to higher places so to avoid any possible damage by flooding. At the same time, they also disseminated disaster preparedness message together with information of evacuation route.

20 Sep 2018 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Situation Update

Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in early morning local time on Baggao municipality of Cagayan province, situated on the northern part of the Philippines. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the typhoon reached category 4 when landing, with destructive wind up to 200km/hour. As of 11:00am today, windspeed of the typhoon slightly weaken, however still brought torrential rains to a vast area.

20 Sep 2018 description

Pledges of monetary and logistical support have started pouring in after the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) issued an appeal for assistance in its sworn mission to “provide hope to the most vulnerable” communities affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut).

20 Sep 2018 description

Even though Typhoon Ompong has left the country, the Philippine Red Cross remained on the ground to rescue and provide relief to communities devastated by the typhoon’s path.

Richard Gordon, chairman of the country’s foremost humanitarian organization, said there would be not letup even after the Philippines is now out of harm’s way.

As of 7 a.m., Tuesday, PRC provided 8,394 individuals with hot meals and rendered psycho-social support to 1,687 persons. Biscuits were handed out to 3,726 individuals and bottled water to 89 individuals.

20 Sep 2018 description

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear Red Cross uniforms.

Once again, Philippine Red Cross (PRC) humanitarian workers have proven that it would take more than strong winds and heavy rains to crush their determination to deliver service to the most vulnerable.

19 Sep 2018 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will provide US$300,000 in humanitarian aid to the Philippines, where Typhoon Mangkhut that struck the northern part of the Philippine island of Luzon on September 16 caused casualties and material damage, through the Philippine Red Cross.

So far, the typhoon has left 65 people dead, 43 missing, and about 590,000 affected in the Philippines.

19 Sep 2018 description

Manila, September 19, 2018 — Super Typhoon Ompong triggered flooding and landslides in the northern Philippines, killing at least 81 people, destroying crops and livelihoods, and damaging homes throughout northern Luzon. More than 180,000 found safety in government evacuation centers.

In support of ongoing relief work, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is partnering with a non-governmental organization to provide essential hygiene supplies for 5,500 people who lost their homes and livelihoods in Cagayan province.

19 Sep 2018 description
report Voice of America

September 19, 2018 3:35 PM
Columbus Mavhunga

HARARE — Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, says his government will assist municipalities struggling to fight a cholera outbreak that has killed 32 people and affected more than 3,000 during the past three weeks.

After visiting the epicenter of the cholera outbreak in Harare, President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed to help the Harare City Council with financial assistance and called on the corporate world to donate toward fighting the epidemic.

19 Sep 2018 description
report Pew Research Center


Three years after a record 1.3 million migrants sought asylum in Europe, a majority of people in several European countries say they support taking in refugees who are fleeing violence and war, according to a Pew Research Center survey. However, most people in these countries disapprove of the way the European Union has dealt with the refugee issue.

19 Sep 2018 description
report El País

La capital del país se detuvo este miércoles a las 13.14, en recuerdo de las víctimas del seísmo del 19 de septiembre de 2017

19 Sep 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 19 sep (AGN).- El presidente de Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, inauguró hoy la segunda fase del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia (COE), el cual fue modernizado para coordinar el uso eficiente de los recursos de respuesta en atención a la población damnificada por desastres naturales.

“Luego de los trabajos realizados en este espacio de coordinación, se dice que se convierte en el mejor de las Américas”, expresó el secretario ejecutivo de la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (Conred), Sergio Cabañas.

19 Sep 2018 description

Ciudad de México, 18 de septiembre de 2018.- A un año del sismo del 19 de septiembre de 2017 y del precedente del 7 del mismo mes, la Oficina en México del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos (ONU-DH) recuerda la importancia de integrar la dimensión de derechos humanos durante estas emergencias humanitarias y en los procesos de reconstrucción. Asimismo, la ONU-DH llama a las autoridades mexicanas a mantener como temas prioritarios la atención a las poblaciones afectadas y la preparación frente a los riesgos naturales.

19 Sep 2018 description

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BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico – Ilia González had to make some tough decisions in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane María’s landfall a year ago. Chief among them: whether to leave her home and support network in Barrio Santa Olaya and give up her job.

Gonzalez registered with FEMA for disaster assistance and today is living in an apartment while the home María destroyed is being rebuilt. Both her home and the temporary apartment were paid for by two FEMA programs, and Gonzalez still has her job.

19 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

Esto ha denunciado una alta funcionaria de la oficina de derechos humanos de la ONU en una reunión sobre la situación de estos pueblos, que deben ser “urgentemente incluidos” en la Agenda 2030 de la ONU para el Desarrollo Sostenible.

“Los 370 millones de indígenas, repartidos por 70 países, son el vivo ejemplo de las personas más desamparadas, marginadas y olvidadas del mundo”, afirmó Kate Gilmore ante el Consejo de Derechos Humanos en Ginebra este miércoles, la número 2 de la oficina que preside Michelle Bachelet.

19 Sep 2018 description
report Listin Diario

En la provincia de Santiago no se registran lluvias desde julio, una situación preocupante para técnicos que advierten que de continuar la situación podría provocar una catástrofe, sobre todo en la producción de agua y agropecuaria.

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19 Sep 2018 description

Huquisaca. Red Aclo.- Hasta la fecha, dos municipios reportaron de forma oficial desabastecimiento de agua por la sequía; se trata de Padilla ubicado en la región centro de Chuquisaca y Macharetí en el chaco. Dada esta situación, la gobernación anunció dotación de carros cisternas porque en ambos municipios se encuentran los centros poblados más afectados. El jefe de gabinete de la gobernación, Evert Almendras informó; para atender este tipo de contingencias se asignó un presupuesto específico de más de medio millón de Bs.

19 Sep 2018 description

AMA Innovation Lab / Alex Russell

A lot of focus in agricultural development is put on promoting technologies like improved seeds and chemical fertilizer. They can transform food security, but for the poorest small-scale and subsistence farmers—who are often women—the high cost of these inputs keeps them well out of reach.

19 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Los adolescentes en los países en situaciones de emergencia confrontan un futuro incierto, ya que 2 de cada 5 jóvenes de 15 a 17 años no han terminado la escuela primaria