Further flooding expected across East Africa throughout 2018
PUL-I-ALAM: Thousands of school-age girls are yet to be enrolled in schools in remote parts of central Logar province due to security problems and cultural restrictions.
Mohammad Shapur Arab, spokesman for the Logar education department, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the education sector had significantly improved in the province during the past 15 years.
“But still some families in rural and remote areas do not allow their girls to attend school due to security problems and cultural restrictions,” he added.
The Red Cross Society of China donated US$ 100,000 to the Myanmar Red Cross Society for use in providing humanitarian aid to flood victims in Myanmar. The donation was made at the Myanmar Red Cross Society (Yangon) office on Strand Road at 3pm yesterday.
QUEZON CITY, August 14 -- The state-run Social Security System (SSS) on Tuesday said it allocated more than P863 million for a relief assistance program, which is now available to its members and pensioners affected by the massive flooding brought by the Southwest Monsoon enhanced by typhoons Henry, Inday and Josie last July.
KARACHI: Nineteen more dengue fever cases were detected across Karachi in a week, taking the reported cases toll to 669 in the city since 1st January 2018. According to the weekly report issued by Prevention and Control Program for Dengue in Sindh, at least 20 new dengue fever cases emerged throughout Sindh province out of which 19 were in Karachi and one in other district of the province in a week.
By Lucia F. Broño
MARIKINA, Aug. 13 (PIA)—The Department of Social Welfare & Development (DSWD) is making rounds at evacuation centers in Metro Manila to check the status of evacuees and ensure their safety.
Welfare Secretary Virginia N. Orogo, visited evacuation center in Marikina to check on the status of displaced residents and to discuss the on-going disaster operations with local government officials.
QUEZON CITY, Aug. 13 (PIA)—The Task Force Flood Control under the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) conducted rescue operations last Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 at Barangay Roxas, Quezon City to save residents affected by the overflow of San Juan River due to heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon that was further enhanced by tropical storm “Karding”.
In this piece, Ibra Cassis, Communications Officer at ENDA Energie Sénégal shares on the very first "Institutionalising CBDRM" learning exchange that took place in Niger at the end of July. Participants met with the community of Tillabéri to learn how in two decades, they have restaured the Féri Féri Hill.
Monsoon fury continues to disrupt normal life in many parts of Kerala and Himachal Pradesh. Schools and colleges shut in 8 districts as Chamba, Mandi, Kangra, Shimla and other parts of the hill state reel under heavy downpour.
Heavy rain lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh overnight prompting authorities to close schools in several districts including Shimla, Kangra and Solan.
SAGUIARAN, Lanao del Sur, August 13 (PIA)--Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman led the turnover ceremony of a 36-unit housing project for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Lumbaca Toros, Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur on August 10.
Among the recipients of the housing project are Daud Radia, 65, and his wife Inday, 62.
Before the Marawi siege last year, Daud was a driver, while Inday worked as a tailor. “Hindi kami mayaman, pero noon, mayroon kaming sariling bahay (We were not rich before but we had our own house),” Inday said.
The emergency response period has been extended by 14 days, from 12 August to 25 August 2018.
Aftershocks were still felt by the people in Lombok Utara District and its neighbouring district/city. There were more than 400 recorded aftershocks after the 7 magnitude earthquake (Richter Scale) that rocked Lombok Island on 5 August 2018.
The price of some materials, including tarpaulins, has soared due to limited supply in Mataram City.
By Nyein Nyein 13 August 2018
YWA NGAN, southern Shan State — Steps need to be taken to engage young people in Myanmar’s peace process and actively involve them in it, instead of simply regarding them as passive beneficiaries, according to both young people themselves and agencies working to empower them.
Vanuatu's government says the island of Ambae has been completely evacuated.
Read more on Radio New Zealand International.
Aug 14, 2018-The flooded Mahakali river has started to erode the embankment at Bayalbanda area in Mahakali Municipality-1, Kanchanpur. Bayalbanda residents said the river started eroding the embankment from Sunday.
Several gabion boxes have been damaged in the process.
Paramananda Bhatta, a local man, said they were spending sleepless nights because of flood threat.
Five years ago, the river had breached the embankment at the same site, flooding the then Chandani and Dodhara VDCs.
Aug 14, 2018-Cases of dengue, a mosquito-borne disease more prevalent in Tarai districts, have been reported in Darchula, a hill district in Karnali Province.
Two patients were diagnosed with dengue in Darchula District Hospital recently. The hospital officials said a 32-year-old man from Mahakali Municipality-2 and a nine-year-old girl from Lekam Rural Municipality tested positive for dengue, and were referred to Nepalgunj and Dhanagdhi for treatment.
Senegal is experiencing the third severe drought period in six years, after 2011 and 2014, leaving nearly a quarter of a million people food insecure as the ‘hunger season’ begins.