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24 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Every two minutes, a child dies of malaria

Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease that remains, in many regions of the world, a major public health problem[i]. Ninety-one countries currently experience ongoing malaria transmission. Almost half the world’s population - about 3.2 billion people - are at risk of malaria. In 2016 alone, 216 million new cases of malaria were reported, and approximately 445,000 people died of the disease – most of them children.

24 Apr 2018 description
report El Espectador

Altos funcionarios del Ejecutivo se reunieron con alcaldes de la zona, líderes sociales y representantes de la Iglesia para establecer las medidas para hacerle frente a la crisis humanitaria. Las comunidades piden que la acción vaya más allá de lo militar y que finalmente llegue la tan anhelada paz.

24 Apr 2018 description

Hasta el momento, no se reportan pérdida de vidas humanas ni materiales. La Vicepresidenta de la República, Compañera Rosario Murillo, llamó a la calma y a estar atentos a las informaciones del Sinapred

La Vicepresidenta de la República, Compañera Rosario Murillo, informó la noche de este lunes la ocurrencia de un movimiento telúrico de 5.5 grados en la escala de Richter, que tuvo fuerte perceptibilidad en todos los municipios del departamento de Chinandega.

24 Apr 2018 description

Tuesday 24 April 2018 – Explosive remnants of war lead to devastating humanitarian consequences, causing injury, death and massive displacement of civilians across Libya. With limited resources, Libyan Security Institutions such as the National Safety Authority and Military Engineers carry out the critical and risky clearance work to reduce the impact of explosive remnants of war on civilians’ lives.

24 Apr 2018 description

Will security concerns lead to a delay of October elections?

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 / BY: Scott Worden; USIP Staff

In Afghanistan, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Kabul voting center that killed at least 60 people, including 22 women and eight children.

More than 130 people were wounded, and Afghan police say many of the victims were waiting in line outside the center attempting to receive national identity cards in order to vote.

24 Apr 2018 description

Sur un financement du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF), l'OMS lance le projet d'urgence en réponse aux épidémies de choléra et de rougeole pour les déplacés internes, retournés et communautés d'accueil des six zones de santé ciblées du Sud Kivu.

BUKAVU, 12 avril 2018

24 Apr 2018 description

Working with the polio programme opens up new opportunities for women and their communities.

Binta Tijjani works to eradicate polio in her native Kano state of Nigeria. She is one of the over 360 000 frontline workers dedicated to ending polio in her country, the vast majority of whom are women. Nigeria is one of only three countries in the world yet to stop poliovirus circulation, together with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

24 Apr 2018 description

KHARTOUM (24 April 2018) – The UN Independent Expert on Sudan expressed concern about reports that the security forces were using violence, intimidation and other forms of abuse to silence women across the country.

“These abuses are made worse in the wider context of gender inequality in Sudanese society and the legal framework that institutionalizes it,” Aristide Nononsi said at the end of a 10-day visit to the country.

24 Apr 2018 description

APRIL 24, 2018—An Italian court rejected an appeal today by the German humanitarian organization Jugend Rettet to release its search and rescue ship Iuventa, which was seized and impounded by Italian authorities in August 2017.

Karline Kleijer, emergency program manager for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), gave the following statement:

24 Apr 2018 description

Washington, D.C.—Since April 18, more than 20 people have been killed during protests that were violently repressed by state security forces and rogue armed groups in Nicaragua.

24 Apr 2018 description
report Salvation Army

THE 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the worst in living memory. Major damage was recorded in Mexico and central America, and across the southern states of the USA but perhaps the most significant devastation was seen on some of the Caribbean islands. The Salvation Army's Caribbean, Latin America North and USA Eastern Territories, utilising staff and officers from corps (Salvation Army churches) across the region, was on the scene immediately, providing emergency help and aid to those in the greatest need. More than six months later, the response continues.

24 Apr 2018 description
report IHH

The income of rag dolls, produced in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center which was opened by IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation and supported by Canik Municipality will also be spent for the disabled Syrians.

The disabled Syrians in Abu Faiz Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center which was opened by IHH in the Reyhanlı district of Hatay and supported by Canik Municipality are making rag dolls with the materials given to them.

24 Apr 2018 description

25 April 2018, Cairo - On World Malaria Day 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are calling on all concerned parties to be ready to end malaria - a disease which can be fatal and which affects millions of people, claiming many lives annually.

24 Apr 2018 description

Since 30 March, Israeli soldiers have killed 32 Palestinian protesters with live fire, including a journalist and four children; 94 percent of casualties were shot in head, neck, face, chest, stomach, or back.

Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights filed a petition with the Israeli Supreme Court yesterday 23 April 2018, demanding that it order the Israeli military to stop using snipers and live ammunition in order to disperse Palestinian protests in the Gaza Strip.

24 Apr 2018 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine believes the grinding four-year conflict in the east is being “forgotten” with thousands of ceasefire violations being recorded each month.

Neal Walker, who’s also the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Representative, said in an interview with UN News that he was doing all he could to raise awareness, and secure vital funding to keep aid flowing to thousands of displaced civilians.

Nargiz Shekinskaya asked Mr. Walker for the latest on how fighting was affecting mains water supplies across eastern Ukraine.

24 Apr 2018 description
report Voice of America

According to news reports some members of a caravan of migrants that has been crossing Mexico have arrived at the U.S. border.

The reports say that a several dozen members of the caravan have reached the border in Tijuana, Mexico. A few have applied for asylum, but most are awaiting a larger caravan contingent of about 500 asylum-seekers that is expected to reach the border in coming days.

24 Apr 2018 description
report Voice of America

Nisan Ahmado

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of civilians living in a militant-held pocket of southern Damascus were caught in fierce clashes between Russian-backed Syrian government forces and militant groups controlling southern Damascus neighborhoods.

Syrian government forces launched a military operation five days ago to seize the area.

“Dozens of families took refuge in basements and shelters, suffering in dire conditions from lack of water and food, as fighter jets continue to pummel the area,” Mattar Ismael, a journalist living in south Damascus, told VOA.

24 Apr 2018 description

Aden, Apr. 24 (BNA): Yemen's National Centre for Removal of Landmines said that the Yemeni army has removed 300,000 landmines planted by Iran-backed Houthi militias during two years in liberated areas.

In a press statement, Ameen Al-Aqaili, head of the centre, affirmed that Yemen was exposed to the biggest mine-planting operation since the Second World War, adding that the Houthi coup militias planted more than 500,000 landmines in various areas in Yemen, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

24 Apr 2018 description

Today the United Nations is convening a high-level meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace to assess efforts undertaken and opportunities to strengthen the UN’s work. Prevention—emphasized by Secretary-General António Guterres in his first address to the Council in January last year—is at the top of the agenda.

24 Apr 2018 description

Some 25 Government communicators, including statutory bodies and media professionals recently completed an intense two-day training workshop on ‘Media Relations in Crisis for Disaster Preparedness’.

The workshop was facilitated by Professor Lee Miles and Associate Lecturer Jamie Martin of the Bournemouth University, Disaster Management Centre. The training sessions were held on April 16 and 17.