• Fourteen UAE-based volunteers participate in Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Globally initiative
• The new primary school is set to accommodate 150 children
UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites
As of 8 November 2018, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 195,113 including 114,652 in Bentiu, 29,190 in Malakal, 32,113 in Juba UN House, 2,506 in Bor, and 147 in UNMISS base and 16,505 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.
The number of people who have been affected by cholera in northeast Nigeria has increased to 10,000. The disease is spreading quickly in congested displacement camps with limited access to proper sanitation facilities, warned the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
"One of the major causes of the outbreak is the congestion in the camps that makes it difficult to provide adequate water, sanitation and hygiene services. The rainy season has also worsened the conditions," said Janet Cherono, NRC's program manager in Maiduguri.
Fighting has broken out in the streets of Yemen's key port Hodeidah between Iran-backed Houthi rebels and Saudi-led coalition forces.
A pro-Yemeni military official said Sunday the forces aim to "purge" the city of the rebels, who control the port, where nearly all food, medicine, and other supplies for civilians are delivered.
Humanitarian workers fear a disruption of those deliveries could mean mass starvation in a country already on the brink of famine.
Turkey Resilience Project in response to the Syria Crisis (TRP), financed by EU and implemented by UNDP, was officially launched in Ankara with a high-level event. The €50m-budget project aims to deliver comprehensive and sustainable solutions to the problems of Syrians displaced due to the Syrian crisis and now living in Turkey and of the host communities. Focusing on job creation, strengthening municipal services and Turkish language training, the Project is financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (EUTF).
11 November 2018, Nairobi – The Government of Kenya in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAOhttp://www.fao.org/in-action/naps/en/) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDPhttps://adaptation-undp.org/naps-agriculture) have launched the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA
Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 5 November 2018
The mumps outbreak in Vanuatu has been declared over. – Source: personal communication with country officials on 9 November 2018. – The alert has been removed from the map.
Additional information of relevance (e.g. imported cases with travel history to Pacific Island countries and territories):
Vanuatu's National Disaster Management Office says it is unclear whether Ambae evacuees will be permitted to return to the island this month as planned.
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Subsidised credit for quake victims
-SANJEEV GIRI, Kathmandu
The Nepal Rastra Bank has issued a fresh directive, informing banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to provide loans to earthquake survivors in line with the Integrated Working Procedure for Subsidised Credit 2018. The central bank’s move has come following complaints from quake survivors that the financial institutions have not been providing loans as announced by the government.
• Acute respiratory infection (ARI), Acute watery diarrhea (AWD), Unexplained fever (UF) and suspected malaria were the diseases with highest proportional morbidity.
• The next round of Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign is set to commence on 17 November running up to 13 December 2018.
• A Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Gender-based Violence (GBV) workshop was held on 4-5 November 2018 in Cox’s Bazar with 45 people participating.
La crise économique, le repli sur soi et la montée des nationalismes, sont autant d’éléments qui rappellent le début du XXème siècle et les années 30 laissant craindre un « engrenage imprévisible », a averti ce dimanche le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, en ouvrant le Forum de Paris sur la paix, qui se déroule en marge des commémorations du centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale.
NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi handed over the country’s enhanced contribution for Palestinian refugees to the representative of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA), the branch of UN working to provide relief in the region.
Speaking on the occasion at the Pakistan Mission to the UN, ambassador Lodhi said this was done on the instructions of the government of Pakistan, and in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people.
LHASA, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- More than 25,000 people have been evacuated as the water levels continue to rise in a landslide-formed barrier lake in Tibet Autonomous Region, local authorities said Sunday.
The municipal government of Changdu in Tibet said the water level has risen 57.44 meters with an estimated 469 million cubic meters of water storage as of 9 a.m. on Sunday.
As of Saturday, 42 temporary settlements, equipped with basic living necessities, have been set up for relocated villagers, with medical teams stationed near the settlements.
Time of issue: 1230 hours IST
Yesterday’s depression over southeast Bay of Bengal (BoB) intensified into a deep depression (DD) in the same evening over southeast & adjoining central BoB. Moving further west-northwestwards, it intensified into a cyclonic storm (CS) “Gaja” over east-central and adjoining west-central & southeast BoB in the early morning of today, the 11th November, 2018.
November 7, 2018. Kerem Shalom Crossing was closed to transport of goods, other than fuel, on Monday and part of Tuesday, November 5-6. Gaza truck drivers and trucking companies staged a protest against the Palestinian Authority’s decision to impose a 30-shekel (ILS) tax on each truck passing through the crossing. These charges come on top of fees that transporters already pay to crossing operators on the Israeli and Palestinian sides of the crossing, which reach up to 1,200 ILS per truck. Palestinian Authority officials denied entry to the drivers until the new fees were paid.
2,791 referrals issued to Gaza patients to health facilities outside the Palestinian Ministry of Health
52% of Gaza patient and companion permit applications to Israeli authorities for exit via Erez approved
58% Gaza patients
46% Gaza patient companions
82% of West Bank patient and companion permit applications to Israeli authorities approved
0 Gaza patient called for security interview
From conflict and economic downturn to disease and climate change, global problems require “more than ever” a strengthening of international cooperation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told world leaders at the Paris Peace Forum on Sunday, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War.
“Over the past 100 years, the desire to settle conflicts peacefully on the basis of common rules has been converted into a universal system of institutions in the political, economic, social and environmental spheres,” said the UN chief.