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20 Feb 2018 description

The important work of supporting refugees and the communities that host them has the potential to be seriously compromised

Kampala, 20 February 2018 -- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is taking very seriously recent developments in Uganda and wishes to register its concern that the important work of supporting refugees and the communities that host them has the potential to be seriously compromised.

20 Feb 2018 description

Blog Post by John Campbell

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 10 to February 16, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

(Last week, February 9: Soldiers killed "several" (estimated at five) Boko Haram militants in Gubio, Yobe)

20 Feb 2018 description
report Theirworld

In scenes similar to the Chibok abductions four years ago, the insurgents raided a boarding school in the northeast of the country.

Students and teachers fled for their lives when Boko Haram fighters attacked a girls' boarding school in Nigeria.

In scenes eerily similar to the Chibok kidnapping of more than 200 girls four years ago, a convoy of fighters descended on a village in Yobe state late yesterday.

"When they stormed the village they began shooting and setting off explosives," said resident Sheriff Aisami.

20 Feb 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

GENEVA, Feb 20 2018 (Geneva Centre) - In commemoration of the 2018 World Day of Social Justice and its annual theme “Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice.” the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (hereinafter “the Geneva Centre”) H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim appeals to decision-makers to adapt to global human mobility and advance social justice through the empowerment of migrants.

20 Feb 2018 description

Funding for the humanitarian response in 2018 will determine how many people affected by the Ukrainian conflict receive assistance

20 Feb 2018 description

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Nepal on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

20 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

Submitted by Diana Rubiano

Ecuador is paying more and more attention to data collection and disaster risk management across sectors​.​

Disasters occur worldwide and are part of everyone’s life. Ever since they were first recorded, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes have marked the history of humanity and its evolution. Today, our efforts focus on preparing for and responding to the impacts of these events. This way we can reduce material damages and human suffering.

20 Feb 2018 description


Desde el miércoles 21 y jueves 22 de febrero del 2018

Existe riesgo de afectación a la actividad agrícola por el daño físico a los cultivos. La actividad agrícola podría ser afectada, principalmente los cultivos que están en los municipios y comunidades descritos, por el riesgo de granizo.


20 Feb 2018 description
report El Comercio

Alexander García

Una lluvia de intensidad fuerte que cae en Guayaquil desde la madrugada de este martes, 20 de febrero del 2018, causó la inundación de calles del centro y del norte la ciudad. Esto ocasionó problemas de tránsito vehicular en el inicio de la jornada laboral de los guayaquileños.

El sistema de atención de emergencias ECU 911 Samborondón reportó desde las 07:00 calles inundadas en sectores del centro como en la avenida Quito y San Martín, a lo largo de la calle Modesto Luque y en la avenida José Mascote y Pedro Pablo Gómez.

20 Feb 2018 description

King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre Signs Six Health Sector Agreements on Treatment of Injured Yemenis and Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers in Yemen

20 Feb 2018 description
report La Prensa Nicaragua

Un poco más de un millón de personas viven en riesgo ante la erupción volcánica, según datos publicados por el Ineter y el Sinapred

Las amenazas de una posible erupción volcánica siempre ha sido parte de la historia del país, pero lo que ha crecido es la vulnerabilidad de la población por la expansión de la misma en zonas cercanas a los colosos, explicó el geólogo del Centro Humboldt, Roderick Cano.

20 Feb 2018 description

GENEVA (20 February 2018) – Libya must ensure the safety of hundreds of former residents of the northern town of Tawergha, who are stranded and even dying in the desert despite an agreement allowing their safe return, a UN human rights expert has said.

The entire population of around 40,000 people was forcibly evacuated in 2011 as collective punishment for their perceived support for deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi. Their return, in line with the government-endorsed agreement, has been blocked by armed groups.

20 Feb 2018 description
report El Universo

Latacunga-Santo Domingo

Las dos vías que conectan gran parte de la Costa con Quito y la Sierra central del país quedaron interrumpidas ayer. Al menos cuatro días estará cerrada la Alóag-Santo Domingo por la magnitud de un deslave que ocurrió el domingo en el kilómetro 54; mientras que ayer se habilitó parcialmente el paso en la carretera Quevedo-La Maná-Latacunga, cerrada desde el domingo.

20 Feb 2018 description
report RPP

Fueron considerados por ser altamente vulnerables y en donde el año pasado, durante el periodo de lluvias, se registraron enormes pérdidas.

Los sectores rurales Culpón Alto, La Cirila, Las Junta Altas y Juntas Bajas, ubicados en el margen del río La Leche de Lambayeque, serán las zonas cero del Simulacro de Inundación, programado para el próximo 28 de febrero a las 10:00 horas.

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20 Feb 2018 description
report ACTED

It has been more than 6 months since Marawi conflict erupted and Chay and her family are still living in an evacuation centre. They are from the city centre, known as “ground zero”, where the fighting was most intense and the destructions most severe. The city centre is still a restricted area due to the destructions and the presence of land-mines, and the family doesn’t know when they will be able to return home. They fled the day after hostilities began and eventually arrived in this evacuation centre, a private school located in Baloi, north of Marawi City.

20 Feb 2018 description
report La Prensa

Casas de acogida en Guatemala y México senalan que desde diciembre han incrementado las atenciones a indocumentados. En Honduras reportan que 300 personas emigran al día.

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20 Feb 2018 description

Russian Minister for Emergency Situations has hosted today a working meeting with David Beasley, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

During the talks, the officials discussed pressing issues of international humanitarian assistance and closer cooperation for global food security.

Messrs. Puchkov and Beasley noted that cooperation between the Emergency Ministry and WFP has stable positive dynamics and plays a key part in fighting hunger and humanitarian crises all over the world.

20 Feb 2018 description
report CARE

Amman, 20 February 2018 – Syrian humanitarian organizations have halted the delivery of life-saving aid to thousands of people in besieged Eastern Ghouta, after the heavy bombardment of the area near Damascus this week, which has pushed civilians including aid workers into underground shelters, announced CARE today.

“The situation in Eastern Ghouta is more critical than ever.

Despite their resilience for years, people are giving up hope for survival.

20 Feb 2018 description
report CARE

Written By: Hind Abbas, Communication Assistant

War is a word consisting of three letters. Reading and hearing about it in books and movies sounds terrifying but living in it is a completely different scenario. Sometimes I feel I am trapped in a seemingly endless conflict. Sometimes I think how the sound and effect of war are very fast and devastating and how the sound and effect of building are very quiet and empowering.

20 Feb 2018 description
report RPP

Almacenes se encuentran abastecidos con ayuda humanitaria. Cerca de mil habitantes quedaron aislados por interrupción de carreteras por más de 24 horas.

Habitantes de los distritos de Chachas en la provincia de Castilla; y de Chichas y Salamanca en la provincia de Condesuyos, de la región Arequipa, fueron afectados por la interrupción de vías debido a la caída de huaicos, informo la jefa de la Oficina de la Defensa Nacional y Defensa Civil, Jacqueline Choque.