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14 Aug 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

SUMMARY

Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy, Russian Federation. The Observer Mission (OM) continues to operate 24/7 at both Border Crossing Points (BCPs). The overall number of border crossings by persons increased at both BCPs compared to the previous week.

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

14 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Yves Willemot

Barely a week after the announcement on August 1st of a new Ebola epidemic in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, vaccination against this deadly disease started in the two epicentres of the epidemic. More than 3000 doses of the vaccine were transferred from Kinshasa to the affected areas to enable a quick roll-out of the vaccination campaign.

Dr. Tajudeen Oyewale, Deputy Representative of UNICEF in the DRC was present at the start of the vaccination on August 10th in Beni, one of the epicentres of the epidemic.

14 Aug 2018 description

In its response to the emergency needs of the people in Qunaitera city, SARC dispatched two trucks loaded with 3000 food parcels and 3000 flour bags, provided by WFP, to Al-Hamidiah town in Qunaitera city on Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018.

14 Aug 2018 description

Summary

This profile provides an overview of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure within Camp 12 in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. Primary data for this round was collected from 29th May to 1st July 2018.1 Findings should be considered indicative only. Full camp dataset is available on HDX.

14 Aug 2018 description

The Israeli air force launched airstrikes on two water wells that are indispensable to the basic needs of around 32,000 people in the towns of Al-Mughraqa and Beit Lahia in the Gaza Strip. The attacks also caused severe damage and destruction to sanitation facilities and networks in the area.

14 Aug 2018 description

Summary

This profile provides an overview of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure within Camp 08E in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. Primary data for this round was collected from 29th May to 1st July 2018. Findings should be considered indicative only. Full camp dataset is available on HDX.

14 Aug 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

by Adelheid Onyango and Bibi Giyose

Adelheid Onyango is Adviser for Nutrition at the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa and Bibi Giyose is Senior Nutrition and Food Systems officer, and Special Advisor to the CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

14 Aug 2018 description

Summary

This profile provides an overview of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure within Camp 11 in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. Primary data for this round was collected from 29th May to 1st July 2018.1 Findings should be considered indicative only. Full camp dataset is available on HDX.

14 Aug 2018 description

Monday, August 13, 2018: A High Court petition was submitted on Thursday (August 9) by Gisha with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, HaMoked – Center for the Defense of the Individual, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Adalah, and Physicians for Human Rights Israel, demanding that the court instruct the state to immediately reverse all restrictions imposed by Israel on the movement of goods through Kerem Shalom Crossing, the main lifeline for the two million people living in the Gaza Strip, about half of whom are children.

14 Aug 2018 description

Climate change, desertification, species loss, deforestation, floods and famine – these are the very real shared challenges we are facing as a planet in the 21st century, challenges that cannot be ignored.

For over 40 years, UN Environment has been the world’s leading environmental advocate, delivering scientific insight, setting the global agenda on the environment, offering solutions and providing leadership on critical environmental issues.

14 Aug 2018 description
report Harikar

INTRODUCTION

Harikar NGO is a neutral, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization established in 30th May 2004 by group of social activists. Harikar NGO as stated in its mission statement strives toward the fulfilment of human and women rights in Duhok Governorate as stipulated in the new Iraqi constitution of 15th October 2005. Harikar is committed to- within its resources- contribute towards the achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals.

14 Aug 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Schools across Bangladesh are highly vulnerable to floods, cyclones and earthquakes. How can the country mitigate and respond to the risks of these natural hazards? By using the GeoDASH platform - a geospatial data sharing platform - the Directorate of Primary Education  of Bangladesh has assessed 35,000 schools with respect to the type of infrastructure, water and sanitation facilities, access to roads, and overall capacity during natural disasters.

14 Aug 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • In Ghazni City, an estimated 270,000 residents are caught in a city that has turned into a battlefield.
  • The drought has led to further displacement in Badghis, Farah and Ghor provinces.
  • Humanitarian agencies provided assistance to 17,000 people in need in the past week.

3,660 New IDPs reported in the past week
175,850 Total verified IDPs in 2018
17,000 People assisted in the past week

Countrywide conflict displacement

14 Aug 2018 description

Kabul/Geneva (ICRC) – Since intense fighting broke out four days ago in Ghazni, Central Afghanistan, the International Committee of the Red Cross has provided dressing packages and oral and intravenous medicine to treat wounded at the provincial hospital. The ICRC also urgently responded with the life-saving supply of fresh water and electricity for surgeries of the wounded, and delivered material for the management of mortal remains.