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17 Aug 2018 description

After decades of armed conflict, the Lake Chad region remains littered with explosive remnants of war. Humanity & Inclusion (which operates under the name of Handicap International) puts up warning signs around hazardous areas and runs risk education sessions to help protect locals from the dangers of explosive remnants.

Risk education

17 Aug 2018 description

Washington, DC—Yesterday, an independent panel of investigators commissioned by the human rights arm of the Organization of American States (OAS) urged the Nicaraguan government to provide them full access to documents related to the violence that took place from April 18 to May 30 in Nicaragua.

17 Aug 2018 description

Instead of being a safe place for learning, schools in Afghanistan are increasingly turned into military, ideological and political battlefields.

On July 1st, armed men attacked the Malikyar Hotak school in Nangarhar, a province in eastern Afghanistan. The men cut the throat of three employees at the school and set fire to the school building. The Islamic State Group had long threatened to attack the school, which they referred to as part of the "US' plan".

17 Aug 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 17 ago (AGN).- El Gobierno de Guatemala concluye hoy de forma exitosa el traslado de las 114 familias que resultaron damnificadas por la erupción del volcán de Fuego a los Albergues de Transición Unifamiliares (ATU) que se construyeron en San Juan Alotenango (Sacatepéquez).

17 Aug 2018 description


  • Sudan is one of the world’s least developed nations, 7.1 million people in the country require humanitarian assistance. Hunger and instability in neighboring South Sudan have caused a major influx of South Sudanese refugees into Sudan, with nearly 770,000 South Sudanese arriving since December 2013 and more likely to arrive in the coming months.

17 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

KINSHASA, NEW YORK, DAKAR, GENEVA 17 August 2018 – Children represent an unusually high proportion of people affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UNICEF said today.

Two children have already died from the disease. The Ebola treatment centres in Beni and Mangina are currently treating six children that are infected by the disease or suspected to be. UNICEF has identified 53 orphaned children who have lost their parents to Ebola.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Diario El Mundo

También entregarán 280 bonos para la compra de más productos en el refrigerio escolar.

El Ministerio de Educación (Mined) empezó con la entrega de alimentos a escuelas, para los refrigerios a nivel nacional, y ésta iniciará en la zona oriental, debido al impacto que sufrió por la sequía.

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17 Aug 2018 description

In visit to Niger, FAO, IFAD and WFP chiefs stress need to build people's resilience to shocks.

NIAMEY/ROME - The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today pledged to increase support for regional efforts addressing the critical food and nutrition security situation in the Sahel. Close to 6 million people are estimated to be severely food insecure in the current lean season.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Aug. 17, 2018)—More than 160 people have died and large swathes of land have been inundated, after monsoon rains dumped more than 25 inches of rain in parts of India’s Kerala state.

At least 230,000 people have already fled their homes and there are reports that over 6,000 miles of the state’s roads have been damaged or destroyed. The full extent of the damage is unlikely to be known for several days or until the floodwaters recede.

Save the Children India's CEO Bidisha Pillai said Kerala hadn't seen flooding on this scale in decades.

17 Aug 2018 description

SANLIURFA, Turkey – “My husband was very strict,” Gemila*, a 28-year-old Syrian refugee, told UNFPA. “He wanted to crush people.”

Gemila had been married off, despite her protests, at age 17. A few years into her tumultuous marriage, the conflict in Syria forced their family to flee to Iraq.

Eventually, the couple decided to separate. Gemila’s husband promised to give her custody of their son in exchange for all of her savings – but then he disappeared with both.

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

Years of conflict and humanitarian crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic and eastern Ukraine have had a dramatic impact on health systems in these countries, as well as in places like Turkey – now home to millions of Syrian refugees. Health workers are often on the frontline of escalating hostilities, as they strive to continue delivering medical care amid horrific conditions.

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

Islamic Relief USA, a non-profit humanitarian and advocacy organization, has partnered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to help distribute fresh, high-quality meat in the Gaza region, as part of IRUSA’s annual Qurbani program.

Some 4,400 families in Gaza are expected to benefit from the program. Each family will receive seven kilograms of meat. Priority will be given to families who face a high degree of food insecurity and who have never received assistance from the organizations in the past.

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
report Inter Press Service

By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri

ACCRA and DONKORKROM, Ghana, Aug 17 2018 (IPS) - Paul Ayormah and his fellow farmers make their way home after hours spent manually weeding a friend’s one-acre maize farm in Ghana’s Eastern Region.

“Tomorrow it will be the turn of my maize farm,” he tells IPS.

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-.