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19 Apr 2018 description

05 April 2018, Harare - The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 500,000 to fight the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and fall armyworm (FAW) in the Republic of Zimbabwe. The project, being rolled out this month, will be implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and working closely with the Government of Zimbabwe.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

DUBAI, Apr 18 2018 (WAM) - Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the Sustainable Communities and Climate Change Summit, SCCCS, will be organised by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, in partnership with the Dubai Land Department and Majid Al Futtaim, on 22nd April in Dubai.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Pew Research Center


More people sought asylum in Canada in 2017 than at any point in at least a quarter-century, due in part to a spike in applications from Haitians entering the country from the United States, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Canadian government data.

19 Apr 2018 description

Key Features

  • 100 households (HH) were relocated from Camp 9 (8 HH) and 10 (71 HH) and from WFP canal extension area (21 HH from Camps 10/11) to Camp 20 due to flood and landslide risk.

  • IOM distributed 9,000 dignity kits to women and girls identified as extremely vulnerable in Kutupalong-Balukhali Expansion Site, Leda and Shamlapur.

  • This week, IOM provided training on Shelter Upgrade and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for 18 staff of partner organisations, bringing the total partner staff trained by IOM to 77.

19 Apr 2018 description

Despite the ‘Spring’ and ‘Easter’ ceasefires which began on 5 and 30 March respectively, clashes continued along both sides of the ‘contact line’ with severe impact on civilians. In March, shelling, mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) killed 5 civilians and injured 13. Key infrastructure, such as water and electricity facilities continued to be regularly affected by shelling and harsh weather conditions. On several occasions, over 400 000 people were left without water, electricity and heat for over 24 hours, due to the harsh weather conditions.

19 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

We were inspired by the strength and love of a mother who pushed a heavy wheelchair more than a kilometer on a sandy path to take her child to school every day.

Ilídio was born in a country where opportunities for children with disabilities are very limited. For a long time, he stayed at home with his mom, or all by himself. But now he goes to school. He has friends to play with. He is learning how to write, and can even speak two languages. Ilídio dreams of driving a car one day!

19 Apr 2018 description


The issue of how the global community can effectively address forced displacement is prominent on the international agenda. Displacement levels are the highest ever recorded with roughly 65 million people forcibly displaced around the world, including over 21 million refugees, three million asylum-seekers and over 40 million internally displaced persons (IDPs).

19 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Koko, Macomia District, Cabo Delgado, March 13 2018 - Following the most severe drought in 30 years caused by the 2016/2017 El Niño phenomenon - which in Mozambique affected approximately 2.3 million people - in 2017 the DFID Fund for the Lean Season Nutrition Response and Resilience Building in Mozambique, in partnership with WPF and UNICEF, decided to support the Government in addressing the immediate needs of the affected population in four provinces (Cabo Delgado,Manica, Tete and Zambezia).

19 Apr 2018 description

LAMBAYEQUE, PERU – When floodwaters engulfed the ĺllimo district on 14 March 2017, Lily Silva Aricoché led her family and neighbours to safety. During the months that followed, she coordinated assistance to flood survivors – including protection from the rising violence that threatened women in temporary shelters.

19 Apr 2018 description


  • 13 additional suspected cholera cases was reported between the 11th and 17th of April 2018
  • No deaths reported during this period
  • No new alerts
  • No cases reported from Kukawa ward in more than the duration of two incubation periods

Epidemiological summary

19 Apr 2018 description
report Save the Children

April 19, Cox’s Bazar – The first heavy rains of 2018 have hit Cox’s Bazar ahead of the much dreaded monsoon season, drenching refugee camps that are now home to nearly 800,000 Rohingya.

There was some rain early on Wednesday followed by a heavy downpour this morning. The rain comes during what’s known as the pre-monsoon season—when severe storms and heavy rains are common—before Bangladesh’s devastating monsoon season starts in earnest in late May or early June.

19 Apr 2018 description

Key Findings:

  • A total of 26,880 IDP arrivals were reported to 62 assessed communities in Aleppo, Hama and Idleb governorates between 1 and 14 April 2018.

  • IDPs most commonly arrived to communities in Al Bab sub-district (12,660), followed by Suran (3,278) and Jarablus (1,596) sub-districts in Aleppo governorate and Dana (2,195) and Saraqab (1,026) sub-districts in Idleb governorates.

  • The majority of IDPs (61%) arrived from Eastern Ghouta.

Major Developments

19 Apr 2018 description

Adalah, Al Mezan & Physicians for Human Rights-Israel file pre-petition motion to the attorney general demanding Israel let 56-year-old Rashad Baba transfer to Nablus hospital.

Following the emergency intervention of three human rights organizations, a seriously wounded 56-year-old man has just been authorized to leave Gaza for life-saving medical treatment in the West Bank.

19 Apr 2018 description

Fayza Shamia, 50, waited for around two years for permission to cross Erez and access medical treatment for breast cancer at the Al Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem. She died on Monday, only a few hours after receiving a Gaza exit-permit from Israeli authorities. Shamia is a victim of the 11-year illegal closure of Gaza, a central policy of which is movement restrictions on Gaza’s residents, with limited exceptions. The health sector has been crippled by three massive military bombardments in recent years and over a decade of stifling closure.

19 Apr 2018 description

Severe Weather 
Colombia (update)

19 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank

PHNOM PENH, April 19, 2018—The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative

(SVRI) recently awarded $99,900 to Monash University for research in Cambodia that aims to reduce incidents of gender-based violence (GBV).