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16 Aug 2018 description

The UK is working closely with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partners to tackle the latest outbreak of Ebola in the country.

UK response to the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, DRC

The UK is working closely with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partners to tackle the latest outbreak of Ebola in the country.

16 Aug 2018 description

Manila, 16th August 2018 – The European Commission has allocated €2 million (PHP 124.2 million) in humanitarian aid funding to provide life-saving assistance to those most in need in the conflict-prone southern province of Mindanao.

16 Aug 2018 description

New rules remove need for costly court process for unregistered births, easing access to education, health and other services for more than 50,000 children.

By Rima Cherri

16 Aug 2018 description

It has been two years since I started working with IOM and I would not even call it ‘work’. These have been two of the best years of my life – building great experiences and relationships with colleagues and migrants from many different cultures and backgrounds.

I have documented many touching stories through the lens of my camera and this picture was no different. The experience of meeting the woman in this picture has stayed with me. Even if 10 or 15 years go by, I believe I will still be able to recognize her from her eyes and the look she has in them.

16 Aug 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • On August 1, Beni declared an outbreak of Ebola epicentred in Mangina.
  • The Congolese health ministry said Wednesday the death toll in the east had reached 42 out of 66 probable and confirmed cases.
  • Ebola causes serious illness including vomiting, diarrhoea and in some cases internal and external bleeding.

BENI, DR Congo

First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.

16 Aug 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

At least 23 people have died in Sudan in flash floods following heavy rains in the past three weeks. According to official statistics, rains and flash floods have left at least 61 others injured and displaced more than 8,900 families since July 23.

At least ten people have died in River Nile state according to the emergency and civil defence department.

Devastation

16 Aug 2018 description
report Theirworld

The attacker blew himself up inside a centre in Kabul that specialises in preparing teenagers for university entrance exams.

Many school students are feared to be among 48 people killed and 67 injured when a suicide bomber struck today at an education centre in Afghanistan.

One witness said as many as 100 students may have been inside the Mawoud centre in the capital Kabul, which specialises in preparing teenagers for university entrance exams.

16 Aug 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 15th August, 2018 (WAM) -- Responding to urgent international appeals, the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has provided shelters, tents, covers and food to those stricken by the floods that hit many provinces in Eastern Sudan and Kerala, India, as well as those affected by the earthquake that catapulted the province of Lombok, Indonesia.

16 Aug 2018 description

Certain events in our lives are so momentous that we shall always remember where we were and what we did when those events occurred. Many of us will surely remember where we were in the early hours of 14 August 2017, when we received the news of the mudslide in Regent. It turned out to be one of the worst natural disaster in Africa in recent years, and there is no doubt that the impact on the individuals affected and on the community was both dramatic and profound.

16 Aug 2018 description

By Jennifer Dathan on 15 Aug 2018

Today, August 15th 2018, a suicide bomber targeted a tuition centre as teaching was under way in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. The attack left at least 48 dead and a further 67 injured.

Many amongst the casualties are thought to be teenagers getting extra tuition as they prepare for university entrance exams.

The centre is located in a mostly Shia Muslim neighbourhood of the capital.

16 Aug 2018 description
report SEEDS India

Unprecedented floods has bought havoc to the state of Kerala. For the first time in history, the state has witnessed a calamity of such scale. Incessant rainfall and opening of 27 dams across the state has rendered thousands of families homeless overnight across Wayanad, Palakkad, Idukki, Alappuzha and Kotayyam. Widespread landslides have been reported from Malappuram, Kozhikode, Idukki and Wayanad districts.

16 Aug 2018 description

ENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN - Responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central Mediterranean, a total of 141 people were rescued on Friday by the search and rescue vessel Aquarius, chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE and operated in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Both organisations are now calling upon European governments to assign the closest place of safety without delay in accordance with International Maritime Law so that people rescued at sea can be disembarked and Aquarius can continue providing urgently needed humanitarian assistance.

16 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Nouvelle épidémie dans le Nord-Kivu (Nord-Est de la RDC)

Yves Willemot

14 août 2018

À peine une semaine après l’annonce, le 1er août, d’une nouvelle épidémie d’Ebola dans le nord-est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), la vaccination contre cette maladie mortelle a commencé dans les deux épicentres de l’épidémie. Plus de 3000 doses de vaccin ont été transférées de Kinshasa, la capitale de la RDC, vers les zones touchées pour permettre une mise en œuvre rapide de la campagne de vaccination.

16 Aug 2018 description

Le Directeur général de la FAO invite les pays à exploiter pleinement le potentiel des sols afin de contribuer à la lutte contre le changement climatique

16 Aug 2018 description
report Charter for Change

This Sunday, 19th August, the global aid community marks World Humanitarian Day.

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres stated that the purpose of World Humanitarian Day is to ‘pay tribute to the government employees, members of civil society and representatives of international organizations and agencies who risk their lives to provide humanitarian aid and protection’. The day will be marked by international organisations at headquarters of INGOs and by donor governments in capitals around the world.

16 Aug 2018 description

Providing access to water for drinking, sanitation and personal hygiene to communities affected by disasters and other emergencies is now a reality after the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) received a mobile water desalination vehicle from Pass It Forward Foundation and the Embassy of Israel.

16 Aug 2018 description

THE Philippine Red Cross (PRC) reaffirmed its commitment to provide end-to-end support to communities affected by disasters and calamities as it distributed household items to 500 families hit by Habagat-induced flooding in Calasiao, Pangasinan last August 9.

PRC Chairman Richard Gordon, who led the distribution at the Songkoy Elementary School, said the basic household items, which include hygiene kits, sleeping kits and jerry cans, can help the Habagat survivors start anew after being displaced by heavy flooding due to Tropical Depression Josie and monsoon rains last month.

16 Aug 2018 description

SILAY CITY, August 15 -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to complete this October a flood control structure that will protect the villages near Imbang River in Silay City, Negros Occidental.

District Engineer Jaime SJ Javellana of DPWH Negros Occidental First District Engineering Office said P83.9 million river walls are being constructed on both sides of the 1.2-kilometer portion of Imbang River to mitigate river overflow and flooding during rainy season.

16 Aug 2018 description
report Mizzima News

Police in Paung, Mon State, evacuated the fishing community in Ahlyat Village in Paung Township as high tide destroyed their homes yesterday, state media reported.

The wave destroyed seven homes yesterday and 37 on Monday in the fishing village. Police also relocated 26 houses and evacuated the villagers yesterday, according to the Paung Township General Administration Department.

16 Aug 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Aug 15, 2018-Four houses were buried in a landslide that occurred at Bilwang of Malika Rural Municipality-2 in Myagdi.

Malika Rural Municipality Chairman Shree Prasad Roka informed that the houses of Khaga Prasad Pun, Min Pun, Chizman Pun and Nat Bahadur Pun were buried in the landslide. Likewise, Mina Pun, 42, was also injured in the incident.

Similarly, six houses are at high risk of landslide triggered by incessant rains at Annapurna Rural Municipality-3. The landslide has also obstructed the Beni-Jomsom road section.