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23 Oct 2017 description

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should end the Greek government’s “containment policy” of confining asylum seekers to the Aegean islands, 19 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations said in an open letter released today.

23 Oct 2017 description
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By Joe Harrison, Program Manager, Asia/Middle East on October 20, 2017

Since Aug. 25, over half a million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State for an area just slightly south of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, and those who made it across the border to Bangladesh are in desperate need of medical care.

23 Oct 2017 description

REACH, in partnership with the Nigeria WASH Sector and Global WASH Cluster carried out a baseline assessment on WASH related vulnerabilities amongst Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and non-displaced populations in multiple Local Government Area (LGA) capitals in Borno State.

This factsheet provides an overview of key findings from the WASH baseline assessment.

23 Oct 2017 description

REACH, in partnership with the Nigeria WASH Sector and Global WASH Cluster carried out a baseline assessment on WASH related vulnerabilities amongst Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and non-displaced populations in multiple Local Government Area (LGA) capitals in Borno State.

This factsheet provides an overview of key findings from the WASH baseline assessment.

23 Oct 2017 description

REACH, in partnership with the Nigeria WASH Sector and Global WASH Cluster carried out a baseline assessment on WASH related vulnerabilities amongst Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and non-displaced populations in multiple Local Government Area (LGA) capitals in Borno State.

This factsheet provides an overview of key findings from the WASH baseline assessment.

23 Oct 2017 description

REACH, in partnership with the Nigeria WASH Sector and Global WASH Cluster carried out a baseline assessment on WASH related vulnerabilities amongst Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and non-displaced populations in multiple Local Government Area (LGA) capitals in Borno State.

This factsheet provides an overview of key findings from the WASH baseline assessment.

23 Oct 2017 description

REACH, in partnership with the Nigeria WASH Sector and Global WASH Cluster carried out a baseline assessment on WASH related vulnerabilities amongst Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and non-displaced populations in multiple Local Government Area (LGA) capitals in Borno State.

This factsheet provides an overview of key findings from the WASH baseline assessment.

23 Oct 2017 description

REACH, in partnership with the Nigeria WASH Sector and Global WASH Cluster carried out a baseline assessment on WASH related vulnerabilities amongst Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and non-displaced populations in multiple Local Government Area (LGA) capitals in Borno State.

This factsheet provides an overview of key findings from the WASH baseline assessment.

23 Oct 2017 description

By Catherine Wilson

PAPAGU, Solomon Islands, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three years ago, thousands of farmers living on the flat fertile plains of Guadalcanal, the largest island in this South Pacific nation, watched their homes and crops washed away by the strongest torrential rain and flooding they had ever seen.

Now the government is working on new legislation aimed at lowering the risks of that happening again, in part by merging efforts to adapt to climate change and reduce disaster risks in a bid to make development efforts more resilient.

23 Oct 2017 description

• Eight killed-including four shot dead-since mid-August

• Two soldiers and two civilians shot dead in Sokodé on Monday and Tuesday

• African pro-democracy activists barred from leaving the country for five days

Togolese security forces must refrain from using force during peaceful protests, Amnesty International said today. Since mid-August, eight people have been killed, including four shot dead in mass protests calling for constitutional reforms, including a limit on the number of presidential terms.

23 Oct 2017 description

ILIGAN CITY/MINDANAO HOUR, Oct. 20 (PIA) -- As part of the efforts of the Business and Livelihood Sub-Committee of Task Force Bangon Marawi to provide assistance to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Marawi City, 30 sari-sari store starter (neighborhood sunry or convenience store) kits were distributed at Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Lanao del Norte Office.

The starter kits were given to the IDPs staying at the four evacuation centers in Iligan City and five evacuation centers in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte.

23 Oct 2017 description

ILIGAN CITY, Mindanao Hour, Oct. 20 (PIA) -- Following the day after the top terrorist leaders of Marawi siege, Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute were killed in a military assault, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD), declared the liberation of Marawi from the control of terrorists.

“I hereby declare Marawi city liberated from the terrorist influence… that marks the beginning of rehabilitation,” said Duterte.

23 Oct 2017 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will provide humanitarian assistance worth US$550,000 to four Caribbean countries (Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Antigua and Barbuda) affected by a series of hurricanes that recently hit the Caribbean coastal areas.

o Hurricanes Irma, Maria and Nate have caused huge loss of human lives and property in the countries.

23 Oct 2017 description

Vice President U Henry Van Thio stressed the need to evaluate the effectiveness of Myanmar’s existing mechanisms in mitigating the impact of disasters, inviting governments, local and international organisations and the private sector to invest more in short-term and long term disaster counter-measures.

“It is impossible to significantly reduce the number of affected population globally without preparedness and prevention,” said U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as the chairperson of the National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC).

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Baghdad, 22 October 2017 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), under the patronage of the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, hosted a seminar in Baghdad to discuss Planning Prospects for the Reconstruction and Recovery of Mosul. The event gathered a wide range of partners, including the national and local government counterparts, United Nations agencies, donors, NGOs, academic institutions, and media.

23 Oct 2017 description

20/10/2017 – Kurunegala, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society took steps yesterday to vested in the public three disaster risk reduction projects that will provide support to over 200 families in Maspotha, Kurunegala. This project initiated after a risk assessment of the community found that most families do not have access to safe drinking water, hence a source for that needed to be created. After discussing with the communities the officials from the Sri Lanka Red Cross Kurunegala Branch decided to dig two wells and a pipe well in order to solve the issue.

23 Oct 2017 description

Myanmar, despite being sufficient in food, still needs to solve the problems climate change, natural disasters, internal instability and migrant issue including food and nutritional problems caused by poverty and the development gap between urban and rural areas said Vice President U Henry Van Thio yesterday.

Speaking at the ceremony to observe the World Food Day in Nay Pyi Taw, he highlighted the country’s challenges that emerged together with the nation’s independence and couldn’t have been solved till now.

23 Oct 2017 description

Situation Overview

Since the start of violence in Rakhine State, over half a million (582,140) people have fled Myanmar and arrived in Cox’s Bazar, southern Bangladesh, according to the estimate of the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) hosted by the UN’s Migration Agency (IOM). Numbers spiked again in the past week when over 18,000 Rohing-ya crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing what has been described as ‘ethnic cleansing’.

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21 October 2017

At 10:00 PM, TY "PAOLO" has maintained its strength and is about to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) with maximum sustained winds of up to 185 kph and gustiness of up to 225 kph. It is foretasted to move North Northeast at 27 kph.

The southwesterly wind flow enhanced by this Typhoon was foretasted to bring cloudy skies with scattered light to moderate and at times heavy rainshowers during thunderstorms over Mindanao, Western Visayas, and Palawan.