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16 Oct 2017 description

Mogadishu/Nairobi (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) have been responding to urgent needs following Saturday's explosion in Mogadishu. Two days on, the death toll continues to rise as bodies under the ruble are discovered.

In the past 48 hours, official sources confirm the deaths of 276 people, while over 284 survivors have been admitted to Keysaney, Medina, Daru Alshifa, Mogadishu City, Somali Sudanese and Kalkaal hospitals. The wounded are receiving treatment for the serious injuries they have sustained.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

Mongolia is a story of extremes, and how it wears on Batsaikhan depends on the season. In June, grass carpets the steppe to the edge of every horizon. It’s herding weather, clear and mild, and from the back of a horse his way of life looks limitless.

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

AMMAN/NEW YORK, 16 October 2017 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan travelled to Jordan to meet children who, like her, fled the Syria conflict and are now determined to go to school despite extremely challenging circumstances. It was the first time Muzoon had returned to the country – where she spent three years in refugee camps, before being resettled in the United Kingdom with her family in 2015.

16 Oct 2017 description

En las entidades afectadas se han brindado más de 200 mil atenciones médicas.

En las entidades federativas más afectadas por los sismos de septiembre, como son Ciudad de México, Chiapas, Morelos, Oaxaca y Puebla, se han brindado 210 mil 913 atenciones médicas a la población. De éstas, 158 mil 656 correspondieron a consultas, urgencias y hospitalizaciones, y 52 mil 257 a intervenciones de tipo psicológico.

De acuerdo con el último reporte del Sector Salud, a la fecha hay 39 pacientes hospitalizados, de los cuales 11 están graves.

16 Oct 2017 description

By David Singh

GENEVA, 16 October 2017 - “World hunger is on the rise and the estimated number of undernourished people has increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016”, according to Ms. Carolyn Rodrigues Birkett Director, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Liaison Office in Geneva.

16 Oct 2017 description

From Commitment to Action

A. Introduction

  1. The Fifth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction took place from 24 to 26 May 2017 in Cancún, Mexico. It was chaired by H.E. Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto, the President of the United Mexican States, with the participation of H.E.

16 Oct 2017 description

Por instrucciones del Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto, el Secretario de Comunicaciones y Transportes tiene a su cargo seis municipios de ese estado

  • Luego de los sismos del 7, 19 y 23 de septiembre, la SCT restableció de inmediato carreteras, puentes y telecomunicaciones

  • Asimismo, se instalaron albergues y se inició la reconstrucción de viviendas

  • Con apoyo del Programa de Empleo Temporal, se autorizaron recursos por 50 millones de pesos para atender a las comunidades afectadas

16 Oct 2017 description

Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Mr. Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director General, International Organization for Migration

UN Principals call for solidarity with Rohingya refugees

16 Oct 2017 description

La situación anormal por este fenómeno natural ha disminuido a niveles aceptables y la capacidad de respuesta del gobierno estatal se ha reforzado con los apoyos proporcionados por el Gobierno de la República.

16 Oct 2017 description

La presencia de lluvia severa e inundación fluvial ocurridos del 27 de septiembre al 1 de octubre de 2017 han disminuido a niveles aceptables

16 Oct 2017 description

GENEVA (16 October 2017) – Kenya must lift its newly-imposed ban on protests in key cities, end police brutality during demonstrations, and halt attacks on the judiciary and civil society in the tense run-up to presidential elections on 26 October, a group of UN experts* has urged.

16 Oct 2017 description

International Medical Corps doctors and nurses are providing emergency medical services to those injured by the double truck bombing that rocked the Somali capital on Saturday, October 14. Nearly 300 people were reportedly killed in the deadliest terrorist attack to hit Mogadishu in decades, and the death toll is expected to rise in the days to come.