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23 Oct 2017 description

NEEDS ANALYSIS

As per the IOM-led DTM report, 3.2 million IDPs and 2.3 million Returnees have been identified across the country, from January 2014 to 30th September 2017.

  • The number of IDPs has increased in Camps (from 18% of 3.0 million beginning of Jan.’17 to 24% of 3.2 million end of Sept.’17);

23 Oct 2017 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week. 

Acute Fever and Rash: Kiribati 
Prolonged Fever: Kiribati

Updates

Typhoid fever

  • Fiji: There have been 13 cases on Moturiki isands in the Eastern health division of Fiji. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is working on Moturiki Islands to create awareness on the necessary preventive measure including safe water, sanitation and hygiene. Source: MHMS and media
23 Oct 2017 description
report UN Women

Monday 23 October 2017 (Fiji and Pacific Islands) – Preparing for and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) during disasters and emergencies is a critical issue for the Pacific, with rates of violence against women already double the global average during non-disaster times.

22 Oct 2017 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 22, 2017

The U.S. government has provided nearly $40 million in life-saving emergency assistance in direct response to the Rakhine State crisis since August 25. This brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance in FY 2017 to displaced Burmese in Burma and the region to nearly $104 million.

22 Oct 2017 description

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2017/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 82.5 million

22 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • 16 additional cases were reported.

  • State RRT arrived at Guworam settlement in Guzamala LGA to augment the ongoing activities in the settlement. Active case search continued in the settlement. No new cases found.

  • No death reported.

  • Dikwa, Mafa and MMC LGAs reported zero cases.

Epidemiological summary

22 Oct 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) In 2014, Salesian missionaries opened Don Bosco Center in the city of Bukavu located in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Operated by two Salesian priests and one Salesian brother, the center is located near the main town square and a prison, giving missionaries the ideal location to meet the many street children who spend time in the square washing cars, carrying luggage and parcels, stealing and begging.

22 Oct 2017 description

Release Number: NR 027

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands have until December 18 to register for assistance with FEMA.

FEMA has granted the territorial government’s request to extend the deadlines and make the deadline the same for both disasters.

“We understand that the ongoing communications challenges and power outages have made it difficult for some Virgin Islanders to register with FEMA, and we want to ensure everyone has an opportunity,” said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer William Vogel.

22 Oct 2017 description
report UN Women

Demecia Yat de Xol was just 28 years old when she was forced into sexual slavery in the small village of Sepur Zarco by the Guatemalan military. On 26 February 2016, at age 61, Doña Demecia sat in Guatemala’s High-Risk Court, waiting for a verdict. She was accompanied by ten other survivors—respectfully referred as “the Sepur Zarco Grandmothers”.

Justice, at last

22 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On October 4 the Government launched its response plan, mobilizing community authorities and civil servants, reducing large gatherings, and temporarily closing schools – currently until early November.

22 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

MOZOGO, CAMEROON — Boko Haram’s renewed campaign of suicide bombings in Far North Cameroon has bred suspicion that remains even as attacks have died down. Local communities are currently blocking 400 former Boko Haram hostages from returning home.

Hundreds of former Boko Haram hostages and fighters are lining up to be served food at Mozogo, on Cameroon’s northern border with Nigeria. They look tired and hungry.

22 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

This submission relates to Articles 28 and 38 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and focuses on the protection of students, teachers, and schools during armed conflict.

In its 2010 Concluding Observations under the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict, this Committee called upon Sri Lanka to:

22 Oct 2017 description

Jerusalem, 22 October 2017

"I condemn the latest statements made by some Hamas leaders reportedly calling for the destruction of the State of Israel. They do not serve the interest of peace and the goal of achieving a negotiated two-state solution.

Under the auspices of Egypt, Palestinian leaders have embarked on a course to solve the grave humanitarian crisis in Gaza and enable the government to take up its responsibilities in the Strip. I encourage them not be distracted from this objective.”

[ENDS]