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22 Oct 2017 description
  • The spill-over of the Mali crisis to neighbouring countries continues. On 21 October, a police station was attacked by an armed group in Ayorou (Tillabery region), where some 10 000 Malian refugees live. At least 10 policemen were killed and several wounded.

  • The continuous security deterioration in this region has an immediate impact on the living conditions of the population, including the provision of basic services. It also reduces access by humanitarian organisations.

22 Oct 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

Farmers in North Darfur’ Kutum locality complain that large tracts of farmland have been destroyed by herders driving livestock onto farms, while their complaints to the police and Unamid go unanswered.

Several farmers independently told Radio Dabanga that they are powerless to prevent the armed herders from driving their livestock including camels and cattle onto farms. They say that especially in Si Janna, Folo, Wadi Zuma, and Wadi Tali, fields of millet, sorghum, okra, watermelon, and Faggous cucumber have been destroyed.

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Baghdad, 22 October 2017 - The Government of Italy has contributed an additional US$2.7 million (€2.4 million) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings Italy’s total contribution to FFS to almost US$10.6 million (€9.4 million) to date.

22 Oct 2017 description

MOGADISHU, 21st October, 2017 (WAM) -- The second UAE medical team has arrived in the Somali capital Mogadishu to supervise the implementation of directives given the UAE leadership to provide medical treatment for 100 of victims of the recent terrorist bombing in Mogadishu.

Upon its arrival, the medical team assessed the medical condition of the injured and a number of cases were admitted to the Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Mogadishu for urgent medical treatment .

22 Oct 2017 description

HADRAMAUT, 21st October, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has distributed school bags to students of two schools in Tarim Directorate in Hadramaut, as part of its efforts at the societal level and the Year of Giving Initiative launched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

22 Oct 2017 description

JALALABAD - The importance of eliminating of all kinds of violence against girls and women, as well as the promotion of gender equality was discussed at a UN-backed radio programme in Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province.

The Safa Radio programme, supported by the Jalalabad regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), aimed to encourage families, religious scholars, tribal elders and officials to better understand their responsibilities in eliminating violence against women (EVAW) and empowering women and girls.

22 Oct 2017 description

BANGKOK, 22nd October 2017 (NNT) - Some provinces in the upper part of Thailand continue to be hit by ongoing floods.

Water level in the Sakakrang River in Uthai Thani Province has been rising and had almost burst its banks — a situation that has prompted communities living along the river to strengthen the the levee to prevent water from flowing into their villages.

The rise in the water level in the Sakakrang River has been caused by an increase in the volume of water discharged from the Ubol Ratana Dam to 54 million cubic meters per day.

22 Oct 2017 description

KHON KAEN, 21 October 2017 (NNT) – Villagers have been evacuated to safe areas in the face of a flowing water from Ubol Ratana dam in bid to minimize damages caused by flooding.

Deuty provincial governor Santi Laoboonsangiam said the authorities had decided to increase the volume of the water released from Ubol Ratana dam to 54 million cubic meters, compared to 50 million cubic meters earlier discharged. The water situation prompted the evacuation of the villagers and animals for safety reasons.

22 Oct 2017 description

During the last 10 month of the year 2017, 161941 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 42.92% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

22 Oct 2017 description


21 October 2017

At 10:00 PM, TY "PAOLO" has maintained its strength and is about to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) with a maximum sustained winds of up to 185 kph and gustiness of up to 225 kph. It forecast to move North Northeast at 27 kph. TY "PAOLO" is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) early morning on 22 October 2017.

22 Oct 2017 description

Situation Overview

Typhoon Paolo (international name: Lan) has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (AOR) on 15 October 2017. It has affected weather systems in areas in Visayas and Mindanao bringing moderate to heavy rains resulting to flashfloods and landslides, and strong to gale force winds generating big waves. It has left Philippine AOR on 21 October 2017.

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

32,253 families or 157,691 persons are affected in 143 barangays (See Table 1).

22 Oct 2017 description


  • As of 17 October 2017, cumulative number of new arrivals in all sites of Ukiah, Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar and Ramu: 589 000 1 , including 46 000 in host communities, 313 000 in Kutupalong Balukhali and 161 000 in new spontaneous sites.

  • By end of 8th day of the Oral Cholera Vaccine campaign, 700 487 people were vaccinated, reaching 106% of the total estimated target population. No immediate adverse events from immunization were reported.

22 Oct 2017 description

These dashboards reflect selected aggregate achievements of 3RP regional sectoral indicators on the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 240 partners involved in the 3RP Inter-Agency Appeal in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Indicators are regionally aggregated and targets are based on full funding of the 3RP 2017 and an expected population of 4.7 million refugees by end-2017.

22 Oct 2017 description

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  • Four (4) new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week— three (3) from Mayadeen district and one (1) from Boukamal district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate.

  • The total number of confirmed cVDPV2 cases is 52.

  • The second immunization round for Raqqa concluded on 13 October.
    According to administrative data, a total of 144,414 children aged 0-59m were vaccinated with mOPV2. The numbers of children reported vaccinated represented 96% of a revised estimated target calculated according to updated micro-plans.

22 Oct 2017 description

The Council of Ministers has decided during its meeting this evening to repatriate over 11 000 people of Ambae to their island and villages. The repatriation will begin will depend on logisltic plan prepared by the NDMO. The COM has also agreed to extend the state of emergency to facilitate the repatriation.

Vanuatu government will be responsible for their repatriation.

22 Oct 2017 description
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Nyal Town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, the third largest swamp in the world. Since the beginning of the crisis, IDPs from Unity and Jonglei states have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources. Recently, Nyal has also become a key location for people traveling to and from nearby islands.

22 Oct 2017 description

REACH, in partnership with the Nigeria WASH Sector and Global WASH Cluster carried out a baseline assessment on WASH related vulnerabilities amongst Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and non-displaced populations in multiple Local Government Area (LGA) capitals in Borno State.
This factsheet provides an overview of key findings from the WASH baseline assessment.

22 Oct 2017 description

REACH, in partnership with the Nigeria WASH Sector and Global WASH Cluster carried out a baseline assessment on WASH related vulnerabilities amongst Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and non-displaced populations in multiple Local Government Area (LGA) capitals in Borno State. This factsheet provides an overview of key findings from the WASH baseline assessment.

22 Oct 2017 description

The International Development Secretary Priti Patel has called for the international community to act now and not forget the millions of people displaced by increasing levels of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Ms Patel’s call came as she announced vital lifesaving support for hundreds of thousands of victims of political insecurity and increasing levels of violence in the DRC.

The crisis has forced 3.8 million people to flee their homes, resulting in widespread malnutrition, disease and suffering in many regions of the DRC.