The outbreak of violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a result of elections scheduled for December 2018, triggered the internal displacement of some 1.4 million people and the flight of over 35,000 refugees into Lunda Norte Province, Angola.
The Government of Angola (GoA) has maintained an open door policy since March 2017, and welcomed Congolese nationals fleeing as a result of conflict in DRC.
In the evening of Thursday the 9 August 2018, the state of Kerala in India, was witnessing severe flooding due to continuing rains which have been ongoing for a few days. Vigorous southwest monsoon has left a trail of destruction across Kerala, killing at least 26 people over last 48 hours. This vigorous monsoon eventually has led to the increase in level of water in many dams / reservoirs in Kerala. The incessant rains caused havoc by flooding many districts in Northern districts of Kerala namely Idukki, Ernakulam, Malapuram, Kozhikode, Palakkad and Wyanad.
Período correspondiente del 11 de junio al 05 de agosto 2018.
ACCIONES PSICOSOCIALES Y DE SALUD MENTAL.
• Apoyo Psicosocial Basado en la Comunidad.
• Primeros Auxilios Psicológicos.
• Psico-educación para población albergada. Temas: emociones, crisis, técnicas de liberación del estrés, duelo, autoestima, recuperación de la comunidad y proyecto de vida.
• Atención individual.
• Coordinación con Área de Salud Mental de Escuintla y Alotenango.
• Coordinación con Organizaciones contraparte de ACT Alianza. Colectivo Utz Che.
In the afternoon of Sunday the 5 August 2018, the district of North Lombok and East Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara, was hit by a 7 Richter scale magnitude earthquake at 6: 46 pm Indonesia local time.
The epicenter of the earthquake is 18 km Northwest of East Lombok. The earthquake had the potential to cause a tsunami, and a Tsunami alert was sounded but later the warming was removed as the risk was reduced.
On 22 June 2018, the Peruvian government through its Council of Ministries issued the Supreme Decree N° 062-2018-PCM declaring 122 districts from the high Andean areas from nine departments in state of emergency due to the damages caused by frost, snowfall and heavy rains, causing negative effects on health, education, as well as in agriculture and livestock activities. The severe weather significantly increased the cases of pneumonia and respiratory diseases; 556 cases of pneumonia among children under 5 years have been reported, as well as 185 fatalities.
The ACT Program Manager for Migration & Displacement, Christian Wolff, read the joint NGO statement below at the final round of formal consultations for the Global Compact on Refugees in Geneva.
Eighteen months ago, we embarked on a multi-stakeholder process to transform the way we address large-scale movements and protracted situations. Much effort went into defining a collective vision for a world, where those forced to flee can enjoy protection and fundamental rights, and where host States can count on international solidarity.
ACT member the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is active in South Sudan, working to address the needs of conflict-affected communities, returnees and vulnerable groups through various projects to enhance the provision of basic services and sustainable livelihoods. One such programme is UMCOR’s Food Security Project which supports and empowers families to engage in sustainable agriculture and food security programmes.
3-6 July, 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
In the face of the “Zero-tolerance” Immigration Policy of the United States Government, the ACT Forums of El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala:
The Fuego Volcano, located 27 miles southwest of Guatemala City, erupted around noon on Sunday, June 3, 2018. According to CONRED, Guatemala’s national civil protection authority, the death toll has reached 113. The agency says that in addition, 58 individuals were injured, 197 are missing, 3,557 are staying in shelters, and 12,407 were been evacuated from the affected zone. As many as 1,713,566 people were affected mainly through ash intoxication and acid rain. Volcanic activity has increased after the first eruption on 3 June.
In the evening of Saturday the 26 May 2018, the regions of Gamo Goffa zone and Sidama Zone in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) Region in Ethiopia were affected by a landslide caused by heavy torrential rains between May 24th -26th for three consecutive days, resulting in 34 deaths.
Through a rapid response intervention, Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus/Development and Social Service Commission (EECMY-DASSC) will provide lifesaving assistance of food, non-food items and WASH to 300 individuals affected by the landslide.
On 13 June 2018 five districts in Serbia (Branicevo, Kolubara, Sumadija, Podunavlje, Pomoravlje, in East and West Serbia and Sumadija) are affected with sudden heavy rainfall, hailstorm, and in some parts incessant rains. On 15 June the Serbian Ministry for Internal Affairs, Sector for Emergency Situations declared state of emergency in these five districts. On 16 June, a state of emergency was also declared Nisava (South-East Serbia), and on 18 June in South-West Serbia as well. In all seven districts, rural households are affected. Damage on agricultural crops is estimated at 100%.
In the afternoon of Wednesday the 13 June 2018, the districts of Branicevo, Kolubara, Sumadija, Podunavlje and Pomoravlje in Serbia, were affected with sudden heavy rainfall, hailstorm, downpour and in some parts incessant rain. On Friday 15 June, the Hydro-Meteorological Service of Serbia (RHMZ) announced more bad weather for the coming weekend. Over the week, hailstorms and heavy rain caused damage to crops and households in western, central, and eastern Serbia, prompting authorities to declare an emergency situation in several municipalities.