NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA (18 June 2018) — The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $6.8 million grant to help reconstruct and improve disaster resilience of the Nuku’alofa electricity network that was damaged by Cyclone Gita in February 2018. The support follows the $6 million assistance ADB provided to the Government of Tonga on 16 February under the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program and an additional $1 million under the ADB-supported Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund for humanitarian relief efforts on 22 February.
Refugee advocate Ian Rintoul says Nauru is still mourning the death of Farhad, a 26 year old Iranian asylum seeker, who was found dead on Friday morning in his family's tent.
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General condemns the killing in the Damboa local government area of Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria, on 16 June by suspected Boko Haram insurgents targeting Eid al-Fitr celebrations. The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the affected families and to the Government and people of Nigeria and wishes those injured a swift recovery.
For years, Australia has been punishing people who need our protection. We have been turning back the boats which were carrying them to safety, and shipping and warehousing them in Nauru and Papua New Guinea. If they make it to mainland Australia, we have been detaining them indefinitely and, once they are released, leaving them to struggle in the community without support.
The Fuego Volcano, located about 25 miles Southwest of Guatemala City, erupted on June 3rd, 2018.
The official toll is 110 killed and over 200 missing. At least 3,800 are in temporary shelters.
Several emergency shelters have been opened in Escuintla. Local HOPE worldwide volunteers and staff delivered medicines and emergency prepositioned supplies from the HOPE worldwide Guatemala City Clinic to Escuintla the evening of June 4 and plan to provide additional medications and supplies in the coming days. HOPE worldwide has also provided emergency financial relief.
Africa: Pregnant Girls, Young Mothers Barred from School
African Governments Should Ensure Right to Education
(Nairobi) - Tens of thousands of pregnant girls and adolescent mothers are banned or discouraged from attending school across Africa, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, ahead of the Day of the African Child on June 16, 2018.
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
June 17, 2018
Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon.
A. Incident Monitored (TAB A)
- A total of thirteen (14) incidents (collapsed riprap, flashflood, overflowed spillway, air mishap, uprooted trees, drowning, collapsed structure, and rock fall) were monitored in CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, CARAGA, NCR and CAR.
B. Affected Population
The People's Committee of Quang Ngai province has just approved Decision No. 490/QD-UBND approving the project "Improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts in Quang Ngai province" funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Weather woes continue to impact life in various parts of the country. While heavy rains have wreaked havoc in some areas, a blanket of dust continues to prevail over the national capital region, further worsening the air quality.
7.7 m people in food insecurity and livelihood crisis (15th IPC)
4.6 m people in need of nutrition assistance
US$195.2 m seven months (June - December 2018) net funding requirements, representing 63% of total
1,077,425 m people assisted in May 2018
Country Background & Strategy
64 mt of food assistance distributed
US$1.13 m six months (Jun-Nov 2018) net funding requirements, representing 47% of total
35,548 people assisted in May 2018
US$0.8 m cash based transfers made
US$6.6 m six months (May - October 2018) net funding requirements, representing 33% of total
3,237 people assisted in May 2018
35,272 refugees benefited from general food distribution in Luwani and Dzaleka camps
884,522 children benefiting from school meals in 13 food insecure districts
88,000 people suffering from acute malnutrition received nutrition treatment
3,500 mt of food assistance distributed
The Vanuatu Daily Post reports a truck driver who was driving at night was caught in flash flooding during heavy rain.
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- US$ 5 million (Funding requirement for 2017 - 2022).
WFP’s focus in Namibia has shifted from food aid to providing technical assistance to the Government. The aim is to strengthen national capacities to end hunger by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of food systems to include: safety net programmes, such as school feeding and relief operations, and to enhance the Government’s capacity to assess, plan and respond to food security needs.