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20 Feb 2018 description
report EL DEBER

Cultivos de caña, tomate, papa, cebolla, uva y otros productos han resultado afectados. Una vivienda también quedó inundada por el desborde del río Chilón

Debido a las intensas precipitaciones pluviales de los últimos días, los ríos Chilón y Oconi desbordaron y afectaron las zonas bajas del municipio de Saipina, aseguró el alcalde, Hernando Becerra.

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20 Feb 2018 description

As he climbs out of his car and walks across to the entrance of Bakassi camp for internally displaced persons in Borno, northern Nigeria, Dr Terna Nomwhange is met by a familiar sight. Standing at the gates, greeting a tired, dusty family laden with possessions, is a team of polio vaccinators. As families arrive at this sea of shelters following a long, hard journey, these people offering polio vaccines are the first sign that they have reached a place of protection.

20 Feb 2018 description

SG/SM/18903-SC/13214

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council at the briefing on the Middle East, in New York today:

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The Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA), a process led by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Federal Member States (FMS), with technical and financial support by the World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), aims to reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate shocks, strengthen resilience and significantly reduce the future risk of famine in Somalia.

20 Feb 2018 description

The Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA), a process led by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in partnership with the Federal Member States (FMS), the World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), aims to reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate shocks, strengthen resilience and significantly reduce the future risk of famine in Somalia.

20 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Última información

SENAMHI prevé hasta mañana neblina en Lima en las primeras horas del día

Hasta mañana 21 de febrero, la costa central podría registrar nieblas y neblinas durante las primeras horas del día como las que se observaron en la víspera y esta mañana, informó el SENAMHI al Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN).

En los distritos próximos al litoral, ayer se registró la reducción de la visibilidad, en particular durante la madrugada, cuando se redujo a cinco kilómetros la mitad de la visibilidad normal.

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This drought impact and needs assessment (DINA) was conducted using remote sensing technology to validate findings. This DINA goes beyond determining the damages, losses and resulting needs; it aims for a multi-sectoral, phased recovery strategy focused on strengthening resilience to future disasters and effectively preventing the cyclical risk of famine.

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SITUATION OVERVIEW as of 16 Feb.

  • 688,000 refugees into Bangladesh (of which approx. 549,000 in “Mega Camp”)

  • 5,489 Diphtheria cases, 38 deaths in refugee camps (case-fatality < 1%)

  • WFP reached 38 687 conflict-affected people, in Maungdaw District (Northern Rakhine, Myanmar)

  • 88 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) reported in several camps in early February, 2 deaths (Cental Rakhine, Mynamar)

EU CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM (EUCPM)

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Kirkuk, 20 February 2018 – Iraqis who have been displaced by recent conflict have an inalienable right to vote, and they should be enabled to participate in the upcoming poll and have a voice in charting the future of their country, the UN Deputy Special Representative for Iraq emphasised during a visit today to a temporary camp for the displaced in Kirkuk.

20 Feb 2018 description

ATHUAI ALBINO The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in collaboration with the South Sudan National Police Service has launched a renovation project of the Warrap County Police station, valued at 45,783 USD.

“Without proper facilities, it is very difficult for the police to maintain security, and without support from the communities, the police cannot operate peacefully,” said Akol Mabior, chairperson for County Development Committee, commending UNMISS’s support, while calling on the communities to cooperate with the police service in the area.

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The Zimbabwe Peace Project condemns intra-party violence recorded in Buhera at the funeral of their late leader Morgan Tsvangirai. It is reported that Deputy President Thokozani Khupe and Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora had to be given police protection after pro-Nelson Chamisa supporters attempted to harm the two. In a telephone conversation Mwonzora confirmed the incident and said it was an attempt to mar the burial of their late leader.

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This map illustrates satellite-detected building damage assessment as of 13 February 2018, over the northeastern part of Tongatapu Island, Tonga, following the passage of the tropical cyclone GITA-18. The analysis was conducted using post-event WorldView-2 images and pre-event WorldView-3 images as of 12 January 2018. A total of 548 buildings were detected as damaged (~43%) over the area of interest. The villages of Navutoka and Manuka were also affected by flooding in a number of neighborhoods. The overall estimated damage level is classified as severe.

20 Feb 2018 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Andrej Mahecic – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 20 février 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, a averti aujourd’hui qu’une catastrophe humanitaire d’ampleur exceptionnelle se développe actuellement dans le sud-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), alors que la province de Tanganyika s’enfonce dans la violence, générant des déplacements forcés et des atteintes aux droits humains.

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Overview

After decades of progress, hunger is on the rise again. The figures from The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 report show an increase in the absolute number of people affected by chronic hunger and a rise in the global prevalence of undernourishment. Globally, the number of chronically malnourished people is estimated to have increased to 815 million from 777 million in 2015. In 2017, four countries faced a very real threat of famine and many more saw increasing numbers of people facing severe hunger.

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WHO applauds the growing engagement of European Region countries in protecting their people from epidemics, natural disasters, and environmental and humanitarian crises. A 3-day high-level meeting, hosted and financially supported by Germany, concluded in Munich on 15 February 2018, marking a milestone in preparing for and responding to the ever more complex and demanding health emergencies of our times.

20 Feb 2018 description

As Delivered

Mr. President,

Your Excellency President Mahmoud ABBAS, President of the State of Palestine;

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We meet this month as regional tensions are taking an increasingly perilous turn. Fighting in Syria is increasing, endangering de-escalation arrangements and regional stability, as well as undermining efforts for a political solution.

Despite the positive news from Iraq and the defeat of Da'esh, much of the Middle East continues to be in the grips of an ongoing human tragedy of immense proportions.

20 Feb 2018 description

by Miguel Antonio Romero

The Sustainable Amazonian Landscapes (SAL) project closed the year with a voluntary agreement with the producers who stand to benefit from the project for the conservation, protection, and restoration of forests and sources of water on their farms.

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report UN Children's Fund

As prepared

NEW YORK, 20 February 2018 - "Thank you for joining us as we launch “Every Child Alive” — our new campaign to end the tragedy of preventable child deaths.

"Thanks to many of the people in this room, more children are surviving to their fifth birthdays than at any time in history.

"But as we celebrate the progress achieved for the young citizens of the world, we must do more for the youngest of all: newborns.

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Amman, 20 February 2018

I am appalled and distressed by reports of the horrifying attacks against six hospitals in East Ghouta over the past 48 hours, resulting in a number of deaths and injuries, and depriving thousands of men, women and children of basic health services in the besieged enclave.

These attacks are completely unacceptable. I remind all parties that attacks against medical facilities is prohibited under international humanitarian law (IHL). Any such intentional attacks may amount to war crimes.