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19 Apr 2018 description
report Jakarta Post

By Agus Maryono

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck Banjarnegara, Central Java, on Wednesday afternoon, killing one and destroying hundreds of buildings, including houses, schools and mosques.

At least 20 people were injured and over 500 residents have been evacuated since the earthquake hit.

“The casualty has been identified as Asep, 13, a fifth grader [...] Ninety percent of houses were damaged,” Banjarnegara Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) official Aang told the press on Wednesday.

19 Apr 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Tropical Cyclone (TC) Keni was initially monitored over the Pacific waters as a Tropical Disturbance 13F (TD13F) analyzed far West of Fiji. TD13F was later upgraded to a Tropical Cyclone Category 1 as it moved East South East towards Fiji.

19 Apr 2018 description

Bucharest – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is today (19-04) kicking off an innovative multi-country project to provide resettled refugees with the building blocks to start their new life in Europe.

Initially targeting 500 Syrian refugees, the LINK IT project aims to link pre-departure and post-arrival support to facilitate the social and economic integration of resettled refugees in four European countries: the United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal and Romania.

19 Apr 2018 description


This profile provides a multisector overview of conditions in Cox’s Bazar District. Data for the findings were collected from March 7 th to March 27th 2018 as part of the Settlement and Protection Profiling exercise funded by UNHCR and implemented by REACH. Key indicators provide context and operational findings at the household level. The full dataset, with indicators presented by theme, is available on the UNHCR portal and REACH Resource Center.

19 Apr 2018 description

ADRASKAN – For upcoming parliamentary and district elections to be credible and successful, every Afghan must play their part, stressed participants of a UN-backed forum in the rural district of Adraskan in the western province of Herat.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Mizzima News

Gale force winds hit the Bago, Ayeyawady and Sagaing regions on 15, 16 and 17 April, killing one person and damaging more than 800 houses, state media reported.

The winds hit four village-tracts in Paungde Township, Bago Region, on 16 April destroying 34 houses and ripping off the roofs of some 500 houses and four monasteries. One man died in the disaster. The gale storm also hit three village-tracts in Nattalin Township in the same region on 16 April, damaging more than 150 houses and destroying two houses and five monasteries.

19 Apr 2018 description

Malaria remains a health security threat for many in our region. Today at the Malaria Summit High-Level Panel Discussion at CHOGM in London, I announced three new initiatives as part of our goal to eliminate malaria in the Indo-Pacific by 2030.

In July 2018, Melbourne will host the first Malaria World Congress (MWC) to boost cooperation, innovation and action for malaria elimination.

19 Apr 2018 description

This report is the result of a joint CDA-International Rescue Committee research funded by the US State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

From the Executive Summary

19 Apr 2018 description

Since the start of the so-called “War on Terror” the USA has carried out hundreds of lethal drone strikes in at least seven countries (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq and Syria).

19 Apr 2018 description

About 50 refugees are expected to leave Australian offshore detention on Manus Island and Nauru in the coming weeks to resettle in the United States.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

19 Apr 2018 description
report CHS Alliance

In June last year Medair, one of our member organisations, averted a deadly cholera outbreak in South Sudan by timely response that addressed the needs of communities.  

Medair in South Sudan

Medair has been present in Renk since 2011, providing integrated health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. Although Medair works in several communities around Renk through Integrated Community Case Management and Care Groups, the projects are focused on three IDP/returnee settlements; Abayok, Payuer, and Wonthow.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Oxfam

Last year, residents of Marawi in the Philippines faced two major disasters: In May, they were uprooted by a violent siege and seven months later, they faced a deadly typhoon. Oxfam is supporting a consortium of local organizations who are helping families stay healthy and safe in the wake of these crises, rebuild their lives and prepare for future disasters.

Mothers caught in conflict keeping their families safe

19 Apr 2018 description
report The Irrawaddy


About 2,000 Kachin internally displaced persons (IDPs) remain trapped in Tanai Township without sufficient food or water amid fighting between the Myanmar Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), according to local sources.

Kachin religious organizations and community leaders stated that IDPs were trapped in Awng Lawt village, where the Myanmar Army has engaged ground forces to target the KIA Brigade 2 headquarters.

18 Apr 2018 description


• Deteriorating conditions in Venezuela prompt population displacement, exacerbate needs in border regions

• UN agencies launch appeals for additional international assistance

• USG coordinates regional response efforts, announces $16 million in humanitarian assistance


18 Apr 2018 description
report UN Security Council


On 11 April 2018, members of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan were briefed by the Panel of Experts on South Sudan in connection with the Panel’s final report, which was submitted in pursuance of paragraph 2 of resolution 2353 (2017).

18 Apr 2018 description


Economic and Social Council
2018 Session, 19th Meeting (AM)

The Economic and Social Council today adopted three decisions and took up several reports, including two addressing food security and nutrition, as the organ concluded the first part of its coordination and management meetings of the 2018 session.

18 Apr 2018 description


  • Chad is a low-income, land-locked country that suffers from chronic food insecurity due to the effects of regional conflict, frequent drought, lack of income-generating opportunities and limited access to social services. An estimated 4.4 million people in Chad require humanitarian assistance, according to the UN.