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23 Jun 2018 description

Six people in Phakant Township were killed Friday in landslides after heavy rains inundated the ground and caused a creek to overflow its banks.

The landslides occurred near Pantin Bridge, Maw-wan Ward, beside No. 1 Main road.
The landslides hit the staff quarters on the circular road beside the road to MyoU Pagoda, at the back of staff quarters of the Township Development Affairs Committee and in Mawgalon, Sutaung and Phapyin villages.

23 Jun 2018 description

There is an urgent need for a new asylum system that is fair, efficient and compassionate said Amnesty International ahead of a mini-Summit of European leaders this Sunday and the European Council meeting next week.

EU heads of state and government are expected to use the events to discuss measures to strengthen further control of the EU external borders and the reform of the Dublin Regulation.

23 Jun 2018 description

Amid persistent human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Amnesty International wants the government to ensure that everyone can exercise their freedom of expression and association as the country prepares for the long-awaited December elections.

DRC authorities must open up the civic space by lifting the ban on peaceful protests, releasing dissidents and stopping the ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders.

23 Jun 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cumulatively 28 415 people have been affected by the Monsoon rains since 11 May 2018. Of these, 17 977 between 9-13 June 2018.

  • Following the recent heavy rains, the Health Sector stakeholders have been alerted to increased risks of water and vector-borne disease outbreaks.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

23 Jun 2018 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. River Kabul at Nowshera is in low Flood level & all other rivers are flowing at Normal levels. Details at Annex A.

23 Jun 2018 description
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Introduction

As the Government of Myanmar works towards achieving stability, durable peace and development across the country including Rakhine State, the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State was established with an aim to help create a peaceful, fair and prosperous future for the people living in the State. This report provides an update to the people of Myanmar regarding the progress of the implementation by the Committee, for the period of January to April 2018.

Economic and Social Development

23 Jun 2018 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 655 km East Northeast of Guivan, Eastern Samar (13.0 N, 131.4 E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon.

II. EFFECTS

A. Incident Monitored (TAB A)

23 Jun 2018 description

New York

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General is gravely concerned by the recent military escalation, including ground offensives and aerial bombardments, in southwestern Syria. The attacks have resulted in the displacement of thousands of civilians, the majority of whom are moving towards the Jordanian border. The Secretary-General is also concerned at the significant risks these offensives pose to regional security.

23 Jun 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

At 4:00 AM today, Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Northern Luzon.

Source: PAGASA Weather Forecast

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

3,599 families or 13,477 persons were affected by the Southwest Monsoon in 30 barangays in Regions I, III, and CAR (see Table 1).

2. Status of Displaced Families / Persons

Inside Evacuation Centers

23 Jun 2018 description

SUMMARY

On 10 June 2018, an armed conflict happened between the 29th IB of the Philippine Army and the alleged CPP-NPA members at Sitio Zapanta Valley, an upland area of Brgy. Bangayan, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte.

1. Status of Affected Families/ Persons

126 families or 521 persons were affected by the armed conflict (see Table 1).

2. tatus of Displaced Families/Individuals

Inside Evacuation Center

23 Jun 2018 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • Civilian casualties: OHCHR recorded 61 conflict-related civilian casualties. This is a 32 per cent increase compared with April 2018.

  • Security situation: A significant increase of hostilities affecting more than 20 settlements on both sides of the contact line resulted in damage to over 192 civilian houses and flats, 6 educational and healthcare facilities 1 and disruption of electricity, water and gas supply.

23 Jun 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT’S STRATEGY FOR ADVANCING GENDER EQUALITY IN AND THROUGH EDUCATION PUTS GENDER-EQUALITY AT THE FOREFRONT OF ECW’S FINANCING IN EMERGENCIES AND PROTRACTED CRISIS.

Making gender ECW priority in the ECW Strategic Plan 2018-2021, it seeks to ensure that the needs and experiences of girls and boys are examined and systematically incorporated throughout ECW’s work to:

22 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

• The number of people in shelters has decreased, as they have returned to their homes. These homes remain at risk, as they are in near the base of the volcano. Others have been seeking refuge with family or friends.

• In the department of Escuintla, search efforts have been suspended in the communities of San Miguel Los Lotes and El Rodeo, as they are currently uninhabitable and remain high-risk areas. The current total of missing persons stands at 197, but this may increase.

22 Jun 2018 description

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  • An escalation in military activity has led to the displacement of almost 6,000 registered IDPs, most of whom have been displaced from North East Dar’a Governorate to other opposition held areas. The number of IDPs is likely to be higher with unconfirmed reports currently being verified through IDP registration.

22 Jun 2018 description

Sudan’s western Darfur region is home to nearly 10 million people and occupies a land mass which is about ten times the size of Belgium. For decades soils, forests, and water resources in this largely arid and conflict-affected region have been depleted at alarming rates.

Erratic rainfall patterns have led to dwindling water supplies. As agricultural yields have declined, farmers are obliged to cultivate larger plots. This has encroached on the land available for herders.

22 Jun 2018 description

OBJECTIVE

USAID/Colombia’s Public Opinion Activity (POA) conducts surveys in order to provide data and analysis on democratic governance in Colombia, which is used to inform USAID/Colombia programs, public policy formation, and advocacy. Implemented by the Universidad de Los Andes, POA will run from January 2016 – January 2021 with national coverage.

COMPONENTS

Surveying Attitudes Towards Democracy