Aid funding for refugee relief is running out while conditions are still not in place for the safe return of over 700,000 people forced to flee Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh after violence broke out one year ago, warns the Norwegian Refugee Council.
UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites
As of 16 August 2018, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 198,444 including 114,652 in Bentiu, 24,415 in Malakal, 39,198 in Juba UN House, 2,300 in Bor, and 147 in UNMISS base and 17,732 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.
**L’aide aux victimes du terrorisme et à leurs familles est un impératif moral fondé sur la promotion, la protection et le respect des droits de l’homme, a déclaré mardi le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, à l’occasion de la première Journée internationale du souvenir en hommage aux victimes du terrorisme. **
«La prise en charge des victimes et des survivants et l’écho donné à leur sort permettent de répondre au discours de haine et de division que le terrorisme entend propager »,, a affirmé António Guterres.
Le 1er août 2018, le Ministère de la santé de la République démocratique du Congo a déclaré une nouvelle flambée de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) dans la ville de Mangina (zone de santé de Mabalako), dans la province du Nord-Kivu. Des cas confirmés ont été signalés depuis lors dans les zones de santé de Beni et de Mandima, dans la province d’Ituri ; néanmoins, jusqu’à présent, toutes les expositions et cas de transmission confirmés ont été reliés à l’épicentre de la flambée, à Mangina.
August 25 marks the one year anniversary of the Rohingya crisis. ICCO immediately responded to the unprecedented influx of Rohingya refugees in August, 2017 and have opened up offices in Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf to support both Rohingya refugees and the host community. To date, we have provided assistance in the areas of Food Security, Livelihoods, WASH and Psychosocial Support.
“I live near the beach. I am too afraid to go back to my house right now – that’s why I stayed with my two sons here in the camp. My husband is a fisherman. He went fishing today but only caught 10 fish, which isn’t enough to be sold to buy milk for my sons.”
– Ibu Eli, who lives in the camp in Rembiga Field.
When a 7.0-magnitude aftershock rocked Lombok, Indonesia on August 5, it seemed like everyone engaged in disaster response was still occupied by responding to the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that had struck the area on July 29.
By LAWI WENG 21 August 2018
MON STATE — A second wave of flooding has hit multiple parts of Myanmar including Karen and Mon states and Irrawaddy and Tanintharyi regions, as water from rivers continues to rise in locations where hundreds of people have been displaced from flooding.
More than 400 people have been relocated, according to reports from the government, as the water levels of the Salween River in Karen State rise.
The three-month conditional cease-fire proposed by President Ashraf Ghani offers an invaluable chance for halting the on-going violence in Afghanistan, if all parties to the conflict, starting by the Taliban, show the determination and political courage needed to respect this offer.
A ceasefire respected by all would do justice to the desire of all Afghans for peace, as clearly shown during the previous ceasefire. The release of prisoners by the Taliban would also be an important step forward.
The Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (CESDRR) for Central Asia and MapAction yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise a new joint working relationship. We are collaborating around the use of mapping and information management to improve and expand disaster preparedness, relief and recovery activities across Central Asia.
The MoU was signed by CESDRR Director Valeiry Petrov and MapAction Chief Executive Liz Hughes at a ceremony at CESDRR’s headquarters in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
By Louise Newman
Reports from Nauru are raising concerns about an outbreak of a severe trauma-related psychological disorder known as traumatic withdrawal syndrome, or resignation syndrome.
(Budapest) – Hungarian authorities have stopped food distribution since early August 2018 to some rejected asylum seekers held in transit zones on the Hungarian-Serbian border, Human Rights Watch said today. They should immediately ensure that all asylum seekers in custody are provided sufficient and appropriate food in line with the government’s legal obligations.
NCMC reviews relief operations in Kerala
Central assistance of Rs.500 crore, as announced by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, and Rs.100 crore, announced by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, for flood affected Kerala has been released to the Government of Kerala today.
With several incidents of tropical cyclones and severe weather events striking over Kerala and Karnataka coasts in the recent times, the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences is proposing to set up a Cyclone Warning Centre in Thiruvananthapuram. The Ministry is planning to set up the Centre in another one month. At present, IMD has cyclone warning centres only at Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
Indian Railways has restored all affected tracks, normal Rail traffic is being restored from today
National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers in Kerala have taken up the relief and rescue operations on war-footing basis. About 1200 NSS units across the state are fully involved in the relief activities. The NSS volunteers are sanitising the affected area, preparing food packets for the flood victims, running common kitchen and distributing medicines. The Volunteers and other functionaries are distributing food packets to the affected people at various places and are also involved in rescue operations.
With rain abating and flood waters receding in parts of Kerala....rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts have gathered momentum.
The weather has improved since 2 days but flood waters have not receded in several places in Ernakulum, Thrissur, Pathanam-thitta, Alapuza, and Kollam districts even though at other places the situation is improving.
The quantum of water being released from dams has reduced. If it does not rain in the coming days as well, the situation may become normal sooner than later.
After the Centre declared the Kerala floods as a calamity of severe nature paving the way for national assistance in various forms, relief for the state has been announced by various Union Ministries. There is assistance coming from within and outside India
The devastating deluge in Kerala has been categorised by the Centre as a 'calamity of severe nature'..ever ready to come to its aid.
Several states have also lent a helping hand to the flood-ravaged state.
Not just Kerala, Karnataka's Kodagu is inundated as well. Relief operations are being undertaken and necessary supplies are being sent to relief camps. Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jammu and Kashmir have also been impacted by heavy rain.
Kerala is not the only state reeling in the aftermath of unprecedented rains, as flood waters recede, Karnataka's Kodagu is fast becoming the focus of rescue and relief work.
Strong earthquakes and aftershocks continued to rattle Lombok sending its people, already reeling from the massive destruction in the previous weeks, running scared for their lives.
Over the past 24 hours, at least a dozen shocks of 5-Richter magnitude have followed on the heels of Sunday's big quakes of 6.3 and 6.9 in East Lombok. The most recent disasters come two weeks after a catastrophic series of shocks left 550 dead and most of the island in shambles. So far at least 14 new deaths are reported due to the latest quakes caused by collapsing buildings and shock.
More than 1,000 families in northeast Cambodia’s Stung Treng province are facing extreme difficulties after heavy rainfall led a tributary of the Mekong River to flood their commune for the third time in a month, according to residents, who said a controversial hydropower dam was to blame.
Pey Mey, a resident of Sesan district’s Talat commune, told RFA’s Khmer Service on Tuesday that the Sesan River had overflowed its banks for the third time since the end of July, forcing the families from five villages in the commune to evacuate to higher ground.