5. THE CONTEXT
The state has seen the worst flooding in the living memory, due to heavy rains continuing since July. The Indian Meteorological Department has declared Red Alert in the entire state, but amongst all Alapuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Wynadu, & Idukki districts continue being the worst affected. The chief minister has described the situation as "very grim" and sought support for relief and recovery.
KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the Kabul school attack that the Mission has now verified to have killed 40 students and injured 67, the majority of whom were young women and men.
Facts in the incident have now become clear. On the afternoon of 15 August, a suicide attacker walked into the Mahwood Education Centre and detonated an explosive vest in a classroom crowded with students who were preparing for their university entrance exams. The majority of those killed and injured were 16 to 20 years old.
ABU DHABI, 18th August, 2018 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has launched an emergency relief campaign to assist the Kerala flood victims.
Since mid-July, persistent and well above-average seasonal rains in Sudan caused significant levels of flooding. According to reports, over 45,000 people have been affected in West Kordofan, Kassala, El Gezira, Sennar, and Northern states. Meanwhile, large areas of western Ethiopia, southeastern South Sudan, and northern Uganda have experienced significant rainfall deficits for the past month, resulting in soil and crop moisture stress.
SOMALI REGION, Ethiopia—At first, Trik Dulene and her husband agreed to use family planning to enable them to raise their two daughters within the limited resources available to them as a family. But the pressure from her in-laws to abandon this path became unbearable and contributed to the breakdown of her marriage.
It was a big blow for her when her husband, the breadwinner, left her to raise her daughters alone.
Following below-average 2018 harvests in many parts of the region, poor households in southern areas of Malawi, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, and central and southern Mozambique are expected to continue facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes through at least January. In eastern DRC, where conflict continues to disrupt households' access to food and income, Crisis (IPC Phase 3) is also expected. The rest of the region is likely to maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) or Stressed (IPC Phase 2) throughout the projection period.
Thousands of people still live in the open Kassala state after floods and rains caused the collapse of homes and buildings, days ahead of Eid El Adha. “My children asked me how our relatives can possibly visit us for the feast.”
Floods in Kassala have caused the destruction of 1,990 houses and the partial collapse of 2,992 houses, mostly in the town districts of Makram, Kadugli, El Nour, in the northern state localities and around the Atbara river.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 August 2018 and includes updates on Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever.
HÀ NỘI — Typhoon Bebinca has weakened into a tropical low-pressure system on Friday morning after it made landfall on the coast of provinces from Nam Định to Thanh Hóa.
The National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting said at 10am on Friday the strongest wind speeds near its eye reached about 40km per hour.
Singapore, 17 August 2018 - In response to the devastation caused by torrential rain and monsoon floods in India, Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has launched a public fundraising appeal and will be pledging S$50,000 in humanitarian aid in the first instance to affected flood-ravaged areas in southern India, in particular, Kerala.
Responding to the attack on a Shi’a education centre in Kabul on 15 August 2018, where a bomber stormed in and killed 34 people and injured at least 56 others, Amnesty International’s South Asia Campaigner, Samira Hamidi, said:
The Prime Minister visited Kerala to review the situation arising out of floods in the State. After a review meeting, he made an aerial assessment of the damages caused due to floods in some of the affected areas of the State, as permitted by weather conditions. During the aerial survey, the Prime Minister was accompanied by the Governor, the Chief Minister, Shri K.J. Alphons (Union Minister of State) and officials.
The Prime Minister expressed his grief and sorrow on the unfortunate deaths and damage caused to lives and property due to floods.
Highlights and Key Priority
Water are seceding in most provinces, however in some area more slowly than expected.
National and sub-national authority, the Cambodia Red Cross and International and Local NGOs continue assisting the affected population particularly with food and non-food items (NFI) distributions, and in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter, health, education and protection.
Sizable of families affected in the provinces of Kampong Cham, Prey Veng, Kratie and Tbong Khmom.
Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a déposé vendredi une gerbe et s’est incliné devant le drapeau bleu de l’organisation retrouvé dans les décombres du siège de l’ONU à Bagdad détruit par une explosion il y a 15 ans. Il a réaffirmé sa détermination à améliorer la sécurité de tous les employés des Nations Unies, tout en reconnaissant que leur travail « ne sera jamais exempt de risques ».
Une haute responsable des Nations Unies a fermement condamné vendredi la récente escalade des violences dont sont victimes les enfants dans plusieurs conflits dans le monde.
Une Mission conjointe de solidarité du Comité consultatif de la Plateforme des femmes de l’Accord-cadre pour la paix, la sécurité et la coopération était en visite en République centrafricaine (RCA) du 12 au 15 août 2018, avec pour objectif principal de renforcer la contribution et la participation des femmes à la vie politique et aux processus de dialogue.
Messages clés :
L’évolution de la campagne agricole est jugée moyenne à travers le pays grâce à la reprise salutaire des pluies en début d’aout. Toutefois, la baisse des réalisations à cause de la faiblesse des pluies en début de saison et les dégâts des déprédateurs réduiront les productions de céréales par endroits. Les bonnes pluies attendues jusqu’en septembre augurent d’une production globalement moyenne à bonne dans le pays.