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22 Jun 2018 description

This Incident Report describes Tatmadaw military activities that occurred in Lu Thaw Township in January 2018. They include: strengthening army camps, enlarging territory, and sending rations, trucks and backhoes with the stated objective of expanding the military operation road in Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District. This occurred without Tatmadaw receiving prior permission from the Karen National Union (KNU) and local civilians.

Incident Report | Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District (January 2018)

22 Jun 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: ZX

GUIYANG, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Continuous heavy rain has disrupted rail traffic in southwest China, with six high-speed trains being halted Thursday.

Railway authorities are checking a section of the high-speed rail line between Kunming and Shanghai in Guizhou Province to ensure transport safety, the China Railway Chengdu Group said.

The authorities closed the section between Guiding and Kaili following the torrential rains.

22 Jun 2018 description
infographic Myanmar Peace Monitor

Peace Process highlights

  • Peace Commission led by U Thein Zaw meets SSPP/SSA leaders

  • Myanmar Army launched heavy military operation in Kachin State and Shan State

  • 20 Killed including 3 Chinese nationals in attack on border gate of Muse by TNLA

  • Government authorities evacuates more than 130 civilians trapped in fighting Kachin State

  • Clashes have displaced 6,800 people from 6 different townships across Kachin State

  • Beijing urges ceasefire after deadly Myanmar border clashes

22 Jun 2018 description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) would like to thank you for the opportunity to present its views at this Review Conference and to share its perspective as a humanitarian organization mandated to protect and assist the victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence.

22 Jun 2018 description
report GFDRR


Country Fiji

Risks Climate change exacerbating natural disasters

Area of Engagement Deepening engagements in resilience to climate change

The government of Fiji has pioneered an innovative approach to assessing and quantifying the impacts of climate change which will help the Pacific Island country chart a resilient development path.


22 Jun 2018 description

By: Ra’ed al Nims

Ahmad Yihya Awad (28) carries out voluntary work for Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. Since the beginning of peaceful protests known as the March of Return a few months ago, Ahmad has been evacuating and assisting Palestinian casualties along Gaza’s eastern borders alongside other PRCS’ volunteers and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). What Ahmad sees in the line of duty causes him great distress, as well as mixed feeling of sadness, fear, satisfaction and happiness.

22 Jun 2018 description


The South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2017 articulates the regional protection and humanitarian needs of an anticipated 2.13 million South Sudanese refugees by 31 December 2017. The RRRP outlines the inter-agency response strategy and financial requirements of 58 agencies responding across six countries of asylum: Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

21 Jun 2018 description
report United Nations

United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener conducted her first official visit to Myanmar from 12 to 21 June.

21 Jun 2018 description


  • Conflict continues to generate civilian casualties, displacement, and food insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin

  • PBIED attacks result in at least 31 civilian deaths in northeastern Nigeria on June 16

  • In northeastern Nigeria, Yobe State health authorities declare end of cholera outbreak, while Adamawa State officials report decline in new suspected cases


21 Jun 2018 description

New York, 21 June 2018

Thank you very much to all of you for your active participation throughout this week. I particularly want to thank the Vice-President of this year’s ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment, Ambassador Matjila, and the many excellent panelists and participants for your insights and the work you do to give voice to people affected by humanitarian crises.

Once again, this Segment is taking place in the context of staggering levels of humanitarian need.

21 Jun 2018 description
report REACH Initiative


Ar-Raqqa governorate is located in northeast Syria. The Euphrates River flows through the governorate and into the Al-Thawrah Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam providing electricity in Syria, although years of conflict have limited its ability to generate electricity. Since the conflict over Ar-Raqqa city ended in October 2017, electricity services have been mostly unavailable. However, recent repairs to the Al Furosya electric station resulted in 72% of the assessed communities relying primarily on the electricity network in April.

21 Jun 2018 description
report REACH Initiative


Quneitra governorate is located in southern Syria in the Syrian Golan Heights. Situated within the Jordan River Basin in close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, Quneitra receives the highest average rainfall throughout Syria. Approximately half of the assessed communities in Quneitra sourced their water from closed wells, and all communities reported having a sufficient amount of water to cover household needs. Additioinally, Key Informants (KIs) reported that water was fine to drink in all of the assessed communities.

21 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

Violent volcanic eruptions in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Guatemala have made the world’s headlines in the past few weeks. The eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano has claimed the lives of 110 people and triggered the evacuations of thousands from their homes.

21 Jun 2018 description

Autoridades del Gobierno Salvadoreño, recibieron en las instalaciones del Centro Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional de la Dirección General de Protección Civil, a la misión multidisciplinaria que brindó asistencia humanitaria oportuna e inmediata en apoyo a las personas afectadas por la Erupción del Volcán de Fuego en Guatemala.