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21 Sep 2017 description

Central Mexico was hit by a massive earthquake with a magnitude 7.1 on 19th September around 1.14pm local time. National Civil Protection reports that 226 people were killed in five states.

According to the local cooperator, they felt strong jolt at the time the quake hit in the Mexico City which is 120 km away from epicenter. Even about 6 hours after earthquake, there is a blackout in a wide range of Mexico City.

21 Sep 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

Starting in early January 2017, floods, landslides and mudslides caused by heavy rainfall in different locations caused damage to several communities in the Jujuy province.

21 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Although many people have returned to their homes, thousands of people remain evacuated due to the partial or total destruction of their homes as a result of the strong winds of Hurricane Irma.

  • About 500 schools as well as with other public institutions continue to serve as shelters for people affected by the hurricane.

  • Over 200,000 birds in the poultry sector are reported dead, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

21 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica, remains a threat to The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti

  • USAID activates additional staff to support Hurricane Maria humanitarian response, plans to deploy staff to Dominica as soon as possible

  • USAID and DoD continue collaborating to address potable water needs in Saint-Martin

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the first period from 06 to 20 September, 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 25 September 2017.

Highlights

• Hurricane Maria pummeled Dominica on 19 September, with early reports citing widespread damage and destruction.

• Reconnaissance teams have conducted flyovers and more assessment teams are expected to arrive on 21 September.

21 Sep 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (10) AFP cases were reported during this week, (2) cases from each of Deir-ez-Zor, Homs and Hama, one case from each of Damascus, Rural Damascus, Tartous and Aleppo.

  • (37) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week; mostly from Ar-Raqqa (10) cases, from Dar’a (6) cases, and from Damascus (5) cases.

Completeness& Timeliness of Reporting

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Feature Story

Midwifery helpline offers emergency support in Afghanistan

SAYED KHEL, Afghanistan – “It was seven in the morning, and I had not yet started my working day, when Hafsa* was brought to the clinic with normal labour pains,” said Mahbooba, a 27-year-old midwife who runs the Aqtash clinic in Afghanistan’s rural Sayed Khel District.

21 Sep 2017 description
report CARE

Your partner is shot right in front of your eyes…he falls down… cries for help. But you don’t stop.

You continue to run… run breathlessly… until you’re far, far away from your bleeding partner…and you still don’t know if they are dead or alive…

This is what happened to Ayesha (22) from Myanmar. She was sharing her tales of horror.

It was a regular everyday morning.

Ayesha was doing household chores and her husband Abdur was getting ready to open his small grocery shop.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Direct Relief

Hurricane Maria, a category 3 storm, is passing over Puerto Rico. Winds as high as 115 mph have uprooted trees and heavy rain is causing major flooding throughout the island’s interior.

The storm is expected to leave widespread structural damage in its wake, and the entire island was reportedly without power on Wednesday afternoon.

The loss of power presents a range of health risks. Patients on dialysis and other forms of life support are at grave risk if their medical equipment powers down.

21 Sep 2017 description

Panama/Geneva, 20 September 2017 – Dozens of Mexican Red Cross teams have been working into the night, searching for survivors, ferrying injured to medical centres and providing on the spot first aid following yesterday’s deadly earthquake. The magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central and southern Mexico killing more than 200 people, according to the government.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
  1. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, who is attending the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, met with UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on September 19. They took note that since the opening of the UNICEF Seoul office in April 2017, cooperation between the two sides has been further enhanced, and agreed to continue to strengthen the bilateral cooperation.
21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Only 15 countries worldwide have three essential national policies that support families with young children – UNICEF

New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development

20 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Actividad sísmica de volcanes Misti (Arequipa) y Ubinas (Moquegua) se mantienen bajas

La actividad sísmica de los volcanes Misti (Arequipa) y Ubinas (Moquegua) se mantienen bajas, de acuerdo al monitoreo que realiza el Observatorio Vulcanológico del Sur (OVI) del El Instituto Geológico, Minero y Metalúrgico (INGEMMET) correspondiente a la semana del 11 al 17 de setiembre.

20 Sep 2017 description

OVERVIEW

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City on 19 September, causing damage and loss of life throughout Mexico City and the state of Morelos and Puebla.

National Civil Protection Protocols and the National Emergencies Committee have been activated. Urban search and rescue activities are still underway.

FACTS AND FIGURES

217 DEATHS ACCROSS ALL AFFECTED TERRITORIES

23 AFTERSHOCKS HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF 5:00AM ON 20 SEPTEMBER

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• During the reporting period, IOM DTM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT), recorded 7,415 new arrivals in 16 LGAs in Borno and 4 LGAs in Adamawa States. The mobility is attributed to influxes from rural villages to government protected towns due to continuing military actions, attacks by Boko Haram and people seeking better livelihood in more secured locations.

20 Sep 2017 description

More than half a million Rohingya refugees have fled persecution in Myanmar, seeking refuge in makeshift shelters in Bangladesh. In order to respond to the growing need for medical care in Bangladesh, SAMS Global Response (SGR) has partnered with a local medical organization, Gonoshaathata Kendra (GK) to assess the situation in Cox’s Bazar and deliver medical assistance, including supporting mobile and static clinics, distributing medical supplies and addressing nutritional needs.

20 Sep 2017 description

There are currently 2,018 refugees living in Lóvua settlement, this represents six per cent of the overall refugee population from the DRC in northern Angola.

So far, 586 tents have been distributed to refugees in Lóvua settlement, since the beginning of the relocation.

A water tank with the capacity of 5,000 litres has been provided to Lóvua Municipality to improve host communities’ access to potable water.

KEY FIGURES

20 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

The war in Syria, one of the worst humanitarian crises the world has faced since World War II, continues to have devastating and tragic consequences for its people. It is also having an increasingly destabilising impact on the wider region, through the displacement of people, the spread of terrorism, the exacerbation of political and sectarian differences.