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14 Aug 2018 description

This year monsoon has started since last week of June. As per Ministry of Home Affairs, continuous rainfall throughout the country since 01 July 2018 has impacted life, livelihood and infrastructure in few places.

14 Aug 2018 description

Australia's Federal Court has thrown out a government appeal, calling into question it's right to detain 1600 refugees on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

14 Aug 2018 description

Helping Others Help Others

It has been wonderful having you journey with us for another year.

THANK YOU!

We've said it before, but we can never say it often enough. When we speak of 'Crossroads' we don't simply mean our full time team. We mean all who are a part of this work. Countless numbers of you encourage, support and empower us. We are absolutely in your debt. Thank you!

A YEAR OF RECOVERY

14 Aug 2018 description

Highlights since the last map was sent on PacNet on 6 August 2018

14 Aug 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 544K people affected

  • 270K people targeted

  • 5 provinces targeted

  • $62M funding required

SITUATION OVERVIEW

14 Aug 2018 description

Further flooding expected across East Africa throughout 2018

Well above-average March to May 2018 Gu/long rains caused significant flooding over the Eastern Horn of Africa and has been followed by heavy rainfall at the start of the June to September main rainy season in the northern part of the region (Figure 1).

14 Aug 2018 description
report Government of India

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, accompanied by Shri K.J. Alphons, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Director General, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Shri Sanjay Kumar and senior officers from the Ministry of Home Affairs, visited the flood/landslide affected areas of Kerala today.

14 Aug 2018 description
report BenarNews

By Ahmad Syamsudin

The death toll from the earthquake that hit Lombok island in central Indonesia has risen to 436, and damage caused by the disaster is estimated at more than 5 trillion rupiah (U.S. $345 million), the country’s disaster management agency said Monday.

North Lombok regency was the hardest hit by the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that struck on Aug. 5, with its residents accounting for more than two-thirds of the casualties, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB).

14 Aug 2018 description

Efforts to help earthquake-affected communities rebuild their lives in Papua New Guinea's Highlands region are in full swing.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

14 Aug 2018 description

A refugee on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island has mounted a protest against four companies providing services to about 600 men exiled there by Australia.

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14 Aug 2018 description

Another case of polio has been reported in Papua New Guinea, this time in the Eastern Highlands province.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

14 Aug 2018 description
report HOPE worldwide

Earthquakes on July 29th, Aug 5th, Aug 9th destroyed houses and killed lives in Lombok Island, Indonesia

436 have been reported dead, while 1,353 injured. 352,793 residents displaced as 67,875 houses destroyed/damaged. 468 schools were also reported destroyed/damaged.

HOPE worldwide relief team rushed to the site within 24 hours of the first earthquake, and has been providing assistance. 5 tons (11,000lbs) of supplies has been delivered by C-130 airplanes as well as other logistic avenues. So far, we are providing:

  • 410 emergency shelters

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CLUSTER SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

SO1: Contribute to the protection of newly displaced people and those affected by natural hazards. (NFIs, ESKs)

SO2: Improve the living conditions of the protracted internally displaced persons (Transitional shelters, NFIs)

SO3: Facilitate access to durable solutions for IDPs that are willing to locally integrate or return (Permanent shelters)

NEEDS ANALYSIS

13 Aug 2018 description

Since 2012, 60,000 Haitians from all walks of life have benefited from free, first-class surgical trauma care through MSF’s Nap Kenbé hospital in the Tabarre neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince.

Opened in response to the earthquake in 2010 and the resultant spike in acute medical needs, MSF is gradually reducing its activities in the hospital and preparing for closure by mid-2019 so as to reallocate its resources according to current needs, in Haiti or elsewhere.

13 Aug 2018 description
report UN Women

Eight years. Since the start of the conflict, the Syrian crisis has displaced more than 6.6 million people internally and seen more than 5.6 million Syrians scattering across its borders.