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20 May 2018 description

El Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN) informa sobre considerable disminución de la actividad sísmica localizada entre los municipios de Chirilagua, departamento de San Miguel, e Intipucá, en La Unión.

20 May 2018 description

Durante el período de las 7:00 am del 18 de mayo a las 7:00 am del día 19 de mayo de 2018, la red de estaciones de monitoreo del MARN registró precipitaciones de moderada a fuerte intensidad principalmente en la zona oriental y al norte del país. El acumulado máximo registrado fue de 75.6 mm en la estación El Camalote, departamento de Chalatenango.

El pronóstico meteorológico indica que el cielo se presentará medio nublado a nublado. Con chubascos y tormentas eléctricas dispersas y de moderadas a fuertes, en la zona norte y alrededores de la cordillera volcánica del país..

20 May 2018 description

On Friday, 18 May 2018, Israeli forces opened fire at unarmed Palestinian protesters along the fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel. By 8pm local time, at least 30 protesters were injured, including two children and two journalists—of them 15 were wounded by live ammunition. Many persons who were injured during protests during the past weeks, including on 14 May 2018, remain in critical condition threatening their lives at hospitals.

20 May 2018 description
report EastAfrican


Seven Congolese refugees in Zambia died following a boat accident as they sought to escape from a transit centre north of the country, police said.

Zambia police issued a statement saying: "Seven Democratic Republic of Congo nationals have drowned on Lake Mweru in Chiengi District of Luapula Province after their boat capsized due to heavy winds."

20 May 2018 description

On 18 May, about forty people carried out an attack on the village of Hagaye located 25 km from Inatès, Tillabery region (bordering Mali). According to local sources, the death toll is reportedly 17 people, and 12 houses have been burned.
Since January 2018, more than 11 000 people have been displaced in the Tillabery region due to the spillover of conflict in Mali. DG ECHO contributes to providing humanitarian assistance to newly displaced through a Rapid Response Mechanism. However, humanitarian access is constrained by persistent insecurity.

20 May 2018 description
report Voice of America

Congo's health ministry announced one new death from Ebola Sunday, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

Four new cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to country's health ministry most recent statement.

A total of 46 cases of the hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the current outbreak: 21 confirmed cases of Ebola, 21 probable and four suspected.

20 May 2018 description

Key achievements

  • By the end of the first quarter of 2018, more than USD 14,127,925 were provided as multi-purpose cash assistance to around 102,173 vulnerable individuals under refugee pillar.

  • Around 31 percent of the camp population received life saving Basic Needs support in camps that includes basic core relief items and replenishment replacement kits.

20 May 2018 description
report Voice of America

Sora Halake

Dawit Gelmo

NAIROBI, KENYA — Two months ago, Kote Adi fled Moyale, Ethiopia, after government soldiers there opened fire on civilians, killing at least nine. Kote and his pregnant wife found shelter in a tent in northeastern Kenya’s Dambala Fachana refugee camp, but weeks of heavy rain have displaced them again.

“Our plastic shelters were flooded with water,” said Kote Adi, who is settling into a new tent site on higher ground.