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20 May 2018 description

18 May 2018 – During demonstrations in Gaza on 14 and 15 May, 62 Palestinians were killed, including one health worker, and 2768 injured, including 8 children. However, the toll could have been even higher without a recent emergency health care innovation.

20 May 2018 description

Caroline Krafft and Mariam Sharpless MAY 08, 2018

Syrian refugees in Jordan have been able to work legally with permits since 2016, yet their labour force participation remains very low. This column discusses why relatively few work permits have been used, potentially because of perceived downsides of the current system. The low employment rates and the low take-up of work permits are worrying trends for the wellbeing of refugees.

20 May 2018 description

KABUL - To protect civilians during the armed conflict, the support of everyone in Afghan society, especial religious scholars, is crucial, participants said at a UN-backed symposium in Afghanistan’s capital.

Religious leaders from Kabul, Parwan, Kapisa, Logar and Maidan Wardak discussed the recent violence against civilians and talked about practical steps to address what many have characterized as an endemic problem in Afghanistan.

20 May 2018 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna rivers are in falling trend, while the Ganges-Padma rivers are in steady state.

  • The major rivers of Upper Meghna basin including the Surma-Kushiyara rivers are in falling trend.

  • There is chance of medium to heavy rainfall in North-Eastern part of the country at some places of Sylhet, Sunamganj, Moulvibazr, Habiganj and Cumilla districts and adjacent Indian parts in next 48 hours.

20 May 2018 description

Heavy rainfall on Saturday caused flooding in the southern Thinadhoo island and Addu City.

Water seeped into two households each in the Hithadhoo, Feydhoo and Hulhudhoo wards of Addu City but no items were damaged, according to police, who assisted with pumping out the water.

Police officers have also been involved in pumping out floodwaters on Thinadhoo in Gaaf Dhaal atoll.

20 May 2018 description
report Bangkok Post

WRITER: ASSAWIN PINITWONG

TAK: An 8-year-old Thai boy was killed and a 13-year-old from Myanmar badly injured after they stepped on landmines while picking wild mushrooms inside Myanmar territory on Saturday morning.

The incident occurred in the border area opposite Phop Phra district of the northern province of Tak. The mines are believed to have been planted by the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) in a buffer zone.

20 May 2018 description

La Croix-Rouge du Burundi, en collaboration avec le FNUAP, a assisté en kit de dignité 542 femmes et filles en âge de procréer, soit de 16 à 55 ans. 616 enfants de 6 à 15 ans ont reçu, à leur tour, des biscuits. Ces femmes, filles et enfants sont des 65 ménages survivants des récentes inondations de Butere rassemblés dans le site de Kiyange. Chaque femme ou fille recevait un seau contenant un pagne, trois savons de lessive, une boite de crème pour le corps, 3 pièces de slip et un paquet de COTEX. Chaque enfant recevait un paquet de biscuit.

20 May 2018 description

Déclaration du président du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge, Peter Maurer, à l'issue d'une visite de cinq jours en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), au cours de laquelle il a rencontré le président Joseph Kabila et s'est entretenu avec des habitants de régions récemment frappées par des flambées de violence, où le CICR mène des activités.

Nouvelles dynamiques de violence en République démocratique du Congo

20 May 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13346-PKO/730

On trouvera ci-après le texte de la déclaration à la presse faite, aujourd’hui, par le Président du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois de mai, Mme Joanna Wronecka (Pologne):

20 May 2018 description

Communiqué de presse

Le 19 mai 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Affaires mondiales Canada

La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a annoncé aujourd’hui que le Canada fournira une aide humanitaire d’urgence supplémentaire de 2,5 millions de dollars pour appuyer les organismes qui luttent contre l’épidémie d’Ebola.

20 May 2018 description

News release

May 19, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced that Canada will provide an additional $2.5 million in emergency humanitarian assistance to support organizations responding to the outbreak.

20 May 2018 description

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New York

The Secretary-General is closely following the developments in Western Sahara.

In accordance with Security Council Resolution 2414 (2018) adopted on 27 April 2018, and in order to maintain an environment conducive to the resumption of dialogue under the auspices of his Personal Envoy Horst Köhler, the Secretary-General calls for maximum restraint.

No action should be taken, which may constitute a change to the status quo.

Le Secrétaire général suit de près l'évolution de la situation au Sahara occidental.

20 May 2018 description
report UN News Service

Les plus grands spécialistes mondiaux de l'intelligence artificielle (IA) et de grands noms de l'action humanitaire se sont réunis cette semaine à Genève dans le cadre du 2ème Sommet mondial sur l'intelligence artificielle au service du bien social.

20 May 2018 description
report UN News Service

Convoqué par l’OMS, le Comité d’urgence du règlement sanitaire international (RSI) a conclu vendredi que l’épidémie d’Ébola en RDC ne constitue pas pour le moment une urgence de santé publique de portée internationale. Le Comité met toutefois en garde contre le risque élevé de propagation.

20 May 2018 description
report UN News Service

L’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) s’inquiète de la nouvelle vague de déplacement de civils centrafricains vers le nord de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), où 7.000 réfugiés centrafricains sont arrivés en moins d’une semaine.

Les réfugiés, pour la plupart des femmes et des enfants, se sont rassemblés dans un village isolé de Kanzawi dans la province du Bas-Uele, au nord de la RDC. Ils ont indiqué, aux équipes du HCR, avoir fui les violences au sud-est de la République centrafricaine (RCA).

19 May 2018 description

KINSHASA, 19 MAI 2018 En raison du risque toujours élevé de propagation de l’épidémie de la maladie à virus ’Ebola en République Démocratique du Congo, l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) a envoyé aujourd’hui à Mbandaka plus de 35 experts de la vaccination dont 16 mobilisés en Afrique de l’Ouest pour leur expérience antérieure dans le domaine, et 19 autres de la RDC récemment formés à Kinshasa. ‘‘L’OMS compte beaucoup sur vous.

19 May 2018 description

In Karachi, Pakistan, Rotary PolioPlus activities are building community trust.

Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, is Pakistan’s largest city, with an estimated population of more than 16 million people. It is also by far the most challenging place in Pakistan to eradicate polio. Difficulties include the large and frequent movement of people, poor water and sanitation conditions, and pockets of community resistance to vaccination.

19 May 2018 description
report Voice of America

Moki Edwin Kindzeka

BUEA, CAMEROON — Cameroon has again imposed a curfew on its English-speaking regions, where armed separatists vow the country's national day will not be celebrated May 20.

Hundreds of troops deployed from Cameroon's capital Yaounde carried out parade rehearsals in the southwestern town of Buea, as armed separatists chased out some public officials and closed some schools.

19 May 2018 description

EUCPM activation

The Ituango Dam, started in 2011, is an earth-core rock-filled dam currently under construction on the Cauca River in the Antioquia Department of Colombia. It is the largest hydroelectric project in Colombia with eight turbines (up to 2 400 megawatts). The project is planned to be finalized in December 2018. Heavy rains increased water level in Cauca River which feeds the Ituango Dam.

19 May 2018 description

May 19th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) have signed a $12 million funding agreement to support the displaced communities in Syria, as well as the Syrian refugees in neighboring countries, under the umbrella of the United Nations.
The agreement was signed by Ali Abdullah Al-Dabbagh, Executive Director of Corporate Strategy at QFFD, and Rashid Saad Al-Mohannadi, Director of Relief and International Development at QRCS.