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25 Sep 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

NAGENDRA ADHIKARI, KAVRE

Sep 25, 2018- Earthquake victims who have applied for second and third instalments of housing reconstruction aid will have to wait at least for two months to receive the amount.

25 Sep 2018 description
report Frontier Post

TIMERGARA: The Lower Dir health department and administration finally took notice of the frequent deaths of children of mysterious fever in remote villages of Adenzai tehsil and dispatched medical teams, medicines and other facilities to the area on Sunday.

A 2nd grade girl Rabia Bibi, 9 D/O Bahadar Said, a resident of Barimkay village in Lower Dir breathed her last at Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) Peshawar on Sunday, residents told. They said the girl was referred to Peshawar a week ago due to an uncontrollable fever.

25 Sep 2018 description
report Frontier Post

PESHAWAR: Anti-polio campaign in Tribal Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will start on Monday September 24, 2018 under the supervision and security provided by Deputy Commissioners, District Health Officers and security forces.

Three days anti-polio campaign will continue from September 24, 2018 to September 26, 2018 which will be followed by catch up of missed children.

However, in District Khyber, North Waziristan and South Waziristan five days anti-polio campaign will be conducted from September 24, 2018 to September 28th, 2018 followed by catch up of missed children.

25 Sep 2018 description

With Typhoon Paeng entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) yesterday, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is reminding the public to remain alert and vigilant for the possible effects that this weather disturbance may bring to the country.

“We were advised that Typhoon Paeng has no direct effect yet to the Philippines, however, we are urging our countrymen, especially in the northern part of Luzon to stay alert for flooding and landslide. We do not want any more harm to our kababayans,” DSWD Secretary Virginia N. Orogo said.

25 Sep 2018 description

By Hanif Samoon

MITHI: The much-awaited emergency relief operation in the drought-hit Tharparkar region begins on Monday (today), according to a statement issued by Deputy Commissioner Moh­ammad Asif Jamil.

The statement issued on Sunday evening said that the operation was being launched on the direction of the Sindh government. A total of 208,247 families would be provided wheat free of cost during the relief operation, it said.

25 Sep 2018 description
report Khaosod English

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter - September 24, 2018 1:02 pm

BANGKOK — Dengue deaths among Thais are up over 30 percent from last year, the health ministry said Sunday.

Low awareness about the disease was blamed by one official for the rise in deaths, but infections have also spiked by over 50 percent since January compared to the same period in 2017.

Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk, permanent health secretary, said the increased mortality was partly due to people only seeking medical attention after their symptoms become severe.

25 Sep 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• A Clinical Management of Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Conditions in Humanitarian Emegencies (mhGAP – HIG) training was organized in Cox's Bazar between 15-17 September, 2018 to strengthen the competencies of persons providing mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services.

• ARI is causing major burden of illness in Rohingya camps, particularly in children <5 years of age.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

25 Sep 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

ĐIỆN BIÊN — Forty families in Tìa Dình C Hamlet in Tìa Dình Commune, the northern province of Điện Biên, are living in fear of landslides as cracks have appeared and expanded in the ground surrounding their homes.

Since September, 2014, the first cracks stretching of hundreds of metres appeared in the hamlet, damaging local residents’ houses and other construction work. As of this month, four houses have collapsed because of the cracks.

25 Sep 2018 description

Kabul, 18 September 2018 – A new polio case has been reported in Kandahar. A 14-month-old boy from Loyawala will be permanently paralysed by polio. This is the 14th case in Afghanistan, and the 9th case in the southern region.

25 Sep 2018 description
report The National

By CLIFFORD FAIPARIK

A psychiatrist has been posted to Manus to attend to refugees who need help at the detention centre, says Chief Migration Officer Solomon Kantha.

“A psychiatrist is now at the centre after I raised concern with the Australian Department of Home Affairs about the mental situation of the refugees,” he said.

25 Sep 2018 description

Situation sur Wallis et Futuna au 25/09/18 :

  • Semaine 39 (en cours) du 24/09/18 au 30/09/18 : 2 cas confirmés

  • Semaine 38 du 17/09/18 au 23/09/18 : 1 cas confirmé

222 cas de Dengue confirmés ou probables à Wallis et Futuna en 2017/2018 dont 23 hospitalisations.

Wallis :

208 Cas confirmés ou probables au total en 2017/2018 :

14 Cas importés :

  • 13 de Nouvelle-Calédonie :

    • 11 cas confirmés par PCR : 7 à DENV-1 et 4 à DENV-2

    • 1 cas sérologique probable IgG+/IgM+

25 Sep 2018 description

Summary

Torturers are not born, they are recruited, trained, equipped and supported. In many cases it is foreign companies and governments who supply them with the law enforcement equipment that is used to inflict torture or other ill-treatment, and the expertise in how to use them.

While certain governments are directly involved in the trade of these “tools of torture”, others prefer to turn a blind eye.

25 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

  • In August 2018, the price of wheat increased by 0.9% and the price of wheat flour decreased by 0.1%, over July 2018; the prices of rice Irri-6 and rice Basmati increased by 2.4% and 0.5%, respectively, in August 2018 when compared to the previous month;

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in August 2018 by 0.21% over July 2018 and increased by 5.84% over August 2017;

25 Sep 2018 description

Companies all over the world are still profiting from the sale of gruesome torture equipment like spiked batons, stun belts and leg irons, Amnesty International said today, as it called on world leaders to join the Global Alliance for Torture-Free Trade, a landmark agreement launched in 2017.

25 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

2.1 million individuals affected

20,550 displaced individuals staying in evacuation centres and in need of assistance

27,756 displaced individuals staying with host families and in need of assistance

Highlights

25 Sep 2018 description
report Frontier Post

LAHORE: The flood risk increased in adjoining areas located at the bank of Rivers Ravi, Sutlej and Chenab after India released water in these rivers.

According to details, the rescue teams evacuated these villages and the residents are being taken to relief camps on higher ground.

According to Ministry of Water and Power, water level began to rise suddenly in rivers near Kasur, Narowal and Marala due to excessive water released by India.