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16 Oct 2017 description

The Hawijah military offensive launched by Iraqi forces to oust the Islamic State group from its last major urban stronghold has forcibly displaced nearly 14,000 people to towns in neighboring districts of Kirkuk governorate. They are arriving in vulnerable condition and in urgent need of care, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Global Communities

New Behavior Change Communication Package Promotes Healthy Hygiene Practices

Imagine saving 5,000 lives. This is one of many things that the Government of Ghana and its non-profit and private-sector partners hope to accomplish by promoting improved water, sanitation and hygiene behaviors, like handwashing. According to UNICEF, more than 10,000 children in Ghana die each year from preventable diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia.

16 Oct 2017 description

Tunis, 16 October 2017 - The House of Representative and High Council of State’s Joint Drafting Committee held its second meeting this week with a strong push to advance the finalization of the amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement.

16 Oct 2017 description

Total Assessments 124

Verified Return Villages 63

Refugee Villages of Origin 79

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16 Oct 2017 description
report Global Communities

While the Ebola crisis was at its peak, a small group of WASH entrepreneurs helped in a significant way by repairing hand pumps in clinics and other health facilities in some of the country’s hardest-hit counties. By restoring access to water — not only for drinking, but also for infection prevention and control — these WASH entrepreneurs ensured that facilities had the resources they needed to promote hand washing and safe hygiene practices that could help combat the spread of the disease.

16 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

WASHINGTON, October 12, 2016 – Natural disasters – such as Hurricane Matthew – and climate change are having devastating effects on cities and the 4 billion people who live in them today. By 2030, without significant investment into making cities more resilient, natural disasters may cost cities worldwide $314 billion each year, up from around $250 billion today, and climate change may push up to 77 million more urban residents into poverty, according to a new report by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).

16 Oct 2017 description

Total Assessments 521

Verified Return Villages 196

Refugee Villages of Origin 315

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16 Oct 2017 description

Total Assessments 138

Verified Return Villages 31

Refugee Villages of Origin 58

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16 Oct 2017 description

Total Assessments 77

Verified Return Villages 38

Refugee Villages of Origin 57

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16 Oct 2017 description

Total Assessments 173

Verified Return Villages 60

Refugee Villages of Origin 118

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16 Oct 2017 description

Total Assessments 9

Verified Return Villages 4

Refugee Villages of Origin 3

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16 Oct 2017 description

Numerosas viviendas ubicadas en Yhú (Caaguazú) resultaron con daños por el temporal registrado el jueves 12 de octubre. Estas viviendas habían sido otorgadas a las familias por la Secretaría Nacional de la Vivienda y el Hábitat (Senavitat), con material cocido de gran calidad. Aún así, las tejas fueron impactadas por la caída de granizos de considerable tamaño, por lo que fueron dañadas. En la tarde de este sábado 14 de octubre, personal operativo hizo entrega de un total de 8 000 tejas a los damnificados.

16 Oct 2017 description

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Wildlife anthrax in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Food for the Hungry

World Food Day is supposed to celebrate progress toward ending hunger around the globe.

But this World Food Day, 815 million people are hungry.

16 Oct 2017 description
report El Nuevo Diario

Puerto Rico emitió hoy avisos de lluvias torrenciales ante la presencia de una onda tropical en los próximos tres días

El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología (SNM) de Puerto Rico emitió hoy avisos de lluvias torrenciales ante la presencia de una onda tropical en los próximos tres días, que puede agravar la situación en la isla, tras el paso del huracán María hace tres semanas.

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16 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 61 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 19 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 99.8% and 99.6% respectively

  • Four confirmed cases of Measles reported from Margibi, Nimba, Grand Bassa, and Lofa Counties

16 Oct 2017 description

ROMA – El Director Ejecutivo del Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) hizo hoy un llamamiento vehemente por la paz en unos momentos en que son cada vez más evidentes los vínculos entre los conflictos, la migración y el repunte del hambre.

Preocupa que se pierdan los avances logrados hacia la meta de acabar con el hambre en el mundo debido a las cifras récord de migraciones forzadas de gente que huye de conflictos.

16 Oct 2017 description
report United Nations

SG/SM/18749

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on Africa Week, in New York today:

Je voudrais m’associer au Président de l’Assemblée générale en exprimant toute ma solidarité au peuple somalien, peuple victime d’une attaque terroriste lâche et brutale qui causé un si grand nombre de morts.

Il faut une unité d’action totale contre le terrorisme, et en Somalie et partout dans le monde.  C’est une des menaces à laquelle nous devons faire face avec un esprit de coopération sans réserve.

16 Oct 2017 description

Bogotá. 11 October 2017. Within the framework of the Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN) for the Temporary, Bilateral, and National ceasefire effective from 1 October 2017 to 9 January 2018, the members of the Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) composed of the Government of Colombia, the National Liberation Army (ELN), the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC) and the Episcopal Conference of Colombia of the Catholic Church are hereby officially announced.