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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.

16 Aug 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

4 houses, 5 shops, 4 mills, 60 water mills, two truss bridge and arable land swept away

  • Post Report, Jajarkot

Aug 15, 2018-A flood at Jhupra River in Nalgad Municipality of Jajarkot district on Tuesday has swept away four houses and caused massive damage of properties.

Apart from the four houses, five shops, four mills, 60 water-operated mills, two truss bridges and large area of arable farms in Nalgad Municipality-2, 3 and 4 were swept away by the flood.

16 Aug 2018 description
report UN Security Council

NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 15 August, targeting an education centre, which resulted in at least 48 people killed and numerous wounded.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Afghanistan and they wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured.

16 Aug 2018 description
report Government of Tonga

16th August, 2018 A seven-day exercise aimed to support and strengthen Tonga’s emergency response capacity was opened this morning by the Minister for MEIDECC Hon Poasi Tei at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel.

Dubbed as Exercise Longreach the drill includes a two-day workshop, a table-top exercise at the National Emergency Management Office operation’s room and His Majesty’s Armed Forces headquarters.

16 Aug 2018 description

National Natural Disaster Management Committee announced yesterday that it will construct seven school-cum shelters in Sagaing Region as the region experiences floods every year.

The announcement came at the ceremony to hand over the documents for construction of the buildings at the cost of K1.186 billion to the Sagaing Region Government yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw.

16 Aug 2018 description
report Bangkok Post


A storm warning is in force for 58 provinces through Saturday, with the possibility of flash floods, runoff and landslides, caused by tropical storm Bebinca, which is moving towards upper Vietnam and Laos.

Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation chief Chayaphol Thitisak said on Wednesday the department was closely monitoring weather conditions, accumulated rain volume, water sources and risk factors.

16 Aug 2018 description

An estimated MVR1 million (US$65,000) worth of damage was caused to Dhaalu Bandidhoo island after it was hit by a tropical cyclone on Tuesday, local media reported.

The cyclone, with heavy rains and strong winds, hit at around 11:30am and blew away roofs of several buildings including houses, an ancient mosque and the school hall.

Island council member Umar Zahir said that 12 palm trees and five large trees were uprooted, but that nobody was injured.

He said details of the damage have been shared with nearby resorts and the National Disaster Management Centre.

16 Aug 2018 description

Kuala Lumpur, 15 August 2018 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the announcement by the Malaysian Government to expedite citizenship for all qualified stateless individuals in the country. The Malaysian Prime Minister announced yesterday that stateless Indian red IC holders over the age of 60 will be granted citizenship.

This is a positive step taken by the Government to fulfil its commitment to resolve statelessness among the Indian community within 100 days of being in office.

16 Aug 2018 description

A ray of hope reached the people of Marawi after the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) gave household livelihood assistance to selected barangays displaced by the fighting.

PRC Chairman Richard Gordon personally travelled to the capital of Lanao del Sur to personally convey the mission of the country’s foremost humanitarian organization: To be there for Filipinos who are in need even after the calamity has ended and long after the world has stopped watching.

16 Aug 2018 description
report World Vision

World Vision is one of the aid agencies responding to the unfolding humanitarian situation in southern Ethiopia where over a million people have been displaced because of internal conflict in West Guji (in the Oromia region), Gedeo (in the SNNP region) and parts of the volatile Somali region.

Although the security situation has improved in some of these areas, tension among communities prevails.

Families are in need of urgent life-saving food assistance and immediate health care to avert cases of disease outbreaks and stem a severe increase in malnutrition.

16 Aug 2018 description

Following the release of Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, Taner Kilic after more than fourteen months behind bars, Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International’s new Secretary General said:

“We are overjoyed at this news. It has taken us more than a year of campaigning and struggle to get here but Taner has finally been freed and is safely back at the arms of his wife and daughters.

16 Aug 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 34939 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 35.1% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

16 Aug 2018 description

By Tripti Agarwal, Munmun Rai and Deepak Bijarniya (CIMMYT)

At a recent workshop, women farmers from Bihar, India were trained on the benefits of climate-smart farm practices, including value addition for their products.

16 Aug 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Aug 15, 2018-A woman and her daughter-in-law died after a landslide triggered by incessant rainfall buried a house at Nisikho-3 in Baglung on Wednesday.

According to Inspector Om PrakashYadav of the Area Police Office Burtiwang, the deceased have been identified as Dhan Kumari Shahi and her daughter-in-law Daali Shahi.

Nepal Police and Nepali Army personnel with the help of locals retrieved the bodies of Dhan Kumari and Dalli from the debris. Daali’s husband is a migrant worker in India.

16 Aug 2018 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Min Aung Khine 14 August 2018

SITTWE, Rakhine State — More than 300 people were evacuated after the Nga La Pwe Dam in Kala Ba Taung village of Rakhine State’s Kyaukphyu Township burst on Monday.

The dam lies in close proximity to urban wards of Kyaukphyu and was breached on Monday at noon due to rising tides.

More than 300 people from over 70 households near the dam were evacuated. “They were evacuated to Thein Taung monastery,” Kyaukphyu Township municipality chairman U Than Lwin told The Irrawaddy.

16 Aug 2018 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Salai Thant Zin 15 August 2018

PATHEIN — Nearly 90 houses collapsed and almost 40 others were damaged by a storm surge in several villages in Pyapon Township, Irrawaddy Region on Sunday and Monday.

“The tidal surge accompanied by strong winds destroyed 86 houses and damaged 39 others in two days,” regional Disaster Management Center director U Than Soe told The Irrawaddy.

16 Aug 2018 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Lawi Weng 15 August 2018

Mon State — Fighting continues to rage between rival ethnic armed groups in northern Shan State in a conflict that has displaced hundreds of local residents since last month.

The Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP) joined forces with the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) for an offensive against Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) positions in Namtu Township in July. They accuse the RCSS, which is based in the south of the state, of encroaching on their traditional territory.