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18 Nov 2018 description

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Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 17 November 2018: Nearly 330,000 Rohingyas refugees and Bangladesh host community will be vaccinated against cholera in a month-long campaign beginning today in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar and its nearby areas, to protect vulnerable population against the deadly disease amidst increased risk of flooding in the ongoing cyclone season.

18 Nov 2018 description

ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has warned of a drought-like situation in Sindh and parts of Balochistan, highlighting that the condition may become severe in the coming days as a dry spell is predicted in many parts of the country.

A report of the NDMA containing short-term and long-term recommendations and measures has been submitted to the president and the Prime Minister Office.

The report has also been shared with the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Sindh, and other stakeholders for necessary action.

18 Nov 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post
  • ANISH TIWARI, SINDHUPALCHOK

The authority has reconstructed more than 75 percent schools destroyed by the earthquake in 2015 in Sindhupalchok district.

Around 400 from the 528 schools destroyed by the quake have been reconstructed in the district so far, and dozen others are under construction, an official from the District Project Implementation Unit said.

Chief of the Unit Krishna Prasad Subedi said, “Various national and international organisations built around 200 school buildings while government authority constructed the remaining.”

18 Nov 2018 description

Highlights:

  • RDP reached 1,452,653 individuals disaggregated 644,774 men, 670280 women, 65,899 boys and 71,700 girls through integrated package of Health, Nutrition, WASH and Food Security Interventions in September, 2018.

  • Daily Nutritional Services in Mudhiakhera District.

  • IYCF Counselling in Mudhiakhera District.

  • Health & Hygiene Messages in Mudhiakhera District.

  • Supplementary Feeding Program in Mudhiakhera, Al-Udayn, Far Al-Udayn and Hazm Al-Udayn Districts of Ibb Gov.

18 Nov 2018 description

Groups of families, including many young people and small children escaping violence, poverty and persecution in Central America, are not a new phenomenon.

For several years, people have fled Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and other countries to head north towards the USA.

Travelling as a group, many make the exhausting and dangerous journey through Mexico. Some travel with their children. Many have the aim of seeking protection as refugees in the USA or in Mexico.

18 Nov 2018 description

Petrified civilians in Hodeidah face a likely onslaught unless the UN Security Council acts today to press the warring parties in Yemen to protect them and ensure full humanitarian access, Amnesty International said.

The Security Council will discuss Yemen’s conflict and humanitarian crisis at 15:00 EST (20:00GMT).

18 Nov 2018 description

Libyan, European and Panamanian authorities must ensure that at least 79 refugees and migrants who are on board a merchant vessel at the port of Misratah are not forced to disembark to be taken to a Libyan detention centre where they could face torture and other abuse, said Amnesty International today.

18 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Nearly half of all school-aged children in Pakistan have either never been to school or dropped out. Non-formal education centres are changing that.

A. Sami Malik

QUETTA, Pakistan, 14 November 2018 – Fourteen-year-old Safeerullah Khan’s day usually starts before the sun even rises. After saying his morning prayers, Safeerullah puts on his worn-out running shoes and jogs to the main road to catch a ride on one of the many commercial vans speeding to Quetta’s biggest fruit market.

18 Nov 2018 description

RT HON WINSTON PETERS

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announced that New Zealand is committing up to NZ$10 million towards improving vaccination outcomes in Papua New Guinea.

Mr Peters made the announcement during the official opening of the St John Ambulance Operations Centre in Boroko, which was built with the support of New Zealand Government funding.

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On 15 November 2018, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) presented the Initial Planning Framework for the Reconstruction of Mosul, offering perspectives on how to ‘Build Back Better’ the city for the people of Mosul.

18 Nov 2018 description
report Government of India

In Tamil Nadu, relief measures are being carried out on a war-footing in the areas hit by Cyclone Gaja. So far, 33 people have lost their lives. More than 11,000 staff are involved in resuming power connections in affected areas.

18 Nov 2018 description

A l’occasion d'une visite de l'envoyée spéciale pour Haïti du Secrétaire général des Nations unies, Mme Josette Sheeran, une réunion spéciale du Comité de haut niveau sur le choléra s’est tenue à la résidence officielle du Premier ministre, Me Jean-Henry Céant.

18 Nov 2018 description
report Government of India

The remnant of the Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Gaja’ which lay as a deep depression over interior Tamil Nadu yesterday morning moved west-southwestwards and further weakened into a depression over central Kerala by 1730 hours IST of 16th November 2018. It then moved nearly westwards, emerged into southeast Arabian Sea at midnight and intensified into a deep depression over southeast Arabian Sea at 0530 hours IST of today, the 17th November 2018. Further moving westwards, it lays centred at 1130 hours IST of 17th Nov.