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19 Jul 2018 description

BOJNOURD, July 18 (IRCS) _ Red Crescent has provided emergency shelter for 30 rural earthquake-affected households in Sankhast City, the northeastern Province of North Khorasan.

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck Sankhast city in Jajarm County on Tuesday, July 18, at 8:28 a.m. local time. The quake happened at the 9-meter depth of ground surface.

The quake left no deaths or injuries, but caused cracks in several buildings in villages.

19 Jul 2018 description

SITUATION UPDATE

  • Health Cluster partners are responding to a drought in the northern region. Up to 2,2 million people may be affected by food insecurity.

  • UNAMA released their latest update on civilian casualties covering the first half of 2018. A total 5,122 casualties (1,692 deaths and 3,430 injured) were reported between 1 January and 30 June, and the figures remain at record high.

19 Jul 2018 description

A typical day for 29-year-old Sukhai Mala begins with a visit to the local government office, where large posters promoting solar panels, organic farming and proper sanitation adorn the walls. From the office, Sukhai sets out on his bicycle, pedaling across road and field from house to house. With his youthful charm and friendly smile, he’s a persuasive spokesperson. And before the sun has set, he has spread his message to as many residents as he has been able to pedal to.

19 Jul 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga

Other Updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in Kiribati. As of 16 July there have been 14345 cases including 32 hospitalisations and two deaths. The weekly number of cases is decreasing. Source: Kiribati Ministry of Health and Health Services.

19 Jul 2018 description

Rapid deterioration of security situation marked in May was followed by a relative lull in hostilities in June. However, civilians continued to pay the highest price, with 38 civilians injured in June - an 38 per cent decrease compared to May, according to OHCHR. During the past month shelling at or near the critical water supply utilities or sanitation facilities continued at the similar rate, with a total of 10 incidents reported.

19 Jul 2018 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. River Kabul at Nowshera is in Low Flood level. All the other major Rivers are flowing is the state of their normal flows. Details at Annex A.

19 Jul 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Typhoon Sơn Tinh – the third typhoon to hit the East Sea this year – was forecast to make landfall in provinces from Thái Bình to Quảng Bình Wednesday night with wind speeds near its eye reaching 74km per hour.

The National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting said at 10pm Wednesday that the typhoon was located at latitude 18.8 North, longitude 106.4 East, on the maritime areas of provinces from Thanh Hóa to Hà Tĩnh, and was moving west at 20-25km per hour.

19 Jul 2018 description

Total number of consultations and reporting rate: There is a decreased in total consultation from 2102 consultation in epiweek 27 to 660 consultation in epiweek 28, with decreased reporting rate from 82% in Epiweek 27 to 45% in epiweek 28 from the sentinel sites.

Changes from previous week: There is decreased in reported cases of Influenza-like-illness and Watery Diarrhoea and increased in reported cases of Prolonged fever and no changes in reported cases of acute fever and rash in epiweek 28.

19 Jul 2018 description
report Radio Free Asia

Myanmar’s military said Wednesday that it has been returning to its rightful owners all unused lands it confiscated for decades from farmers, a day after a damning report by a human rights group said the country’s civilian government had largely failed to deliver on a pledge to seek justice for those whose property was taken.

“Some of the military-confiscated lands were not used,” Colonel Zaw Min Tun from the information department at the office of military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Haling told RFA’s Myanmar Service.

19 Jul 2018 description
report Interpeace

In 1994, Interpeace (under its previous name, the War-torn Societies Project), initiated a peacebuilding pilot project in post-conflict Guatemala. That work launched a series of peacebuilding processes that the organization would carry out in the region over the next 24 years.

19 Jul 2018 description

Working Paper No. 228

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Fabian Verhage, Laura Cramer, Philip Thornton, and Bruce Campbell

Abstract

19 Jul 2018 description
report Bangkok Post

Major dams release water after deluge

Tropical storm Son-Tinh, which is gathering in strength over the South China Sea, will bring heavy rain to the North and Northeast until Saturday, the Meteorological Department has warned.

Son-Tinh (Vietnamese for "god of the mountain") packs a maximum sustained wind of 70 kilometres per hour, and was moving westward from the South China Sea at 35km/h, the department added.

19 Jul 2018 description

Baku, 18 July 2018 –Twenty years ago, a vast majority of the former warzone in Azerbaijan was contaminated with unrecorded landmines, rendering the territory hazardous and unusable for potential IDP resettlement. In 1998, the Government of Azerbaijan called on UNDP’s assistance in establishing the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA), a non-military agency mandated to conduct humanitarian demining in areas posing the greatest threats to human safety and livelihoods.

19 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Media estimate that the annual inflation rate in Venezuela exceeds 40,000 percent, further worsening economic and humanitarian conditions and fueling migration from the country

  • USAID Administrator Mark Green announces $6.4 million in additional USAID funding to support Venezuela regional crisis humanitarian response activities in Colombia

  • Relief actors expand food, health, and protection assistance to Venezuelans and Colombian returnees in Colombia

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Jul 2018 description

Le 17 Juillet dernier, à l’hôtel de l’Amitié, M. Martin Nadon, Directeur de la Division des Affaires Electorales de la MINUSMA, a procédé à l’inauguration du Centre d'information électorale. A cette occasion, il a procédé à la remise officielle du guide de l’électeur et du guide de l’agent électoral, au Secrétaire général du Ministère de l’Administration Territoriale et de la Décentralisation (MATD).

19 Jul 2018 description

Les crises successives en République Centrafricaine (RCA) ont affecté presque toutes les institutions de l’État, y compris les centre de formation des Forces de Sécurité Intérieure (FSI). Ces dernières, déjà affaiblies, l’ont été davantage en raison du pillage et des actes de vandalismes récurrents de leurs infrastructures et équipements, ce qui a réduit la capacité de l’État Centrafricain de former les agents et les cadres de la Police centrafricaine et de la Gendarmerie nationale capables de mener des enquêtes dans les normes et de lutter contre l’impunité.

19 Jul 2018 description

Les porte-parole du Gouvernement centrafricain et de la MINUSCA ont réaffirmé mercredi à Bangui, l’importance de l’initiative de l’Union Africaine (UA) pour la paix et la réconciliation en République Centrafricaine. Les deux institutions s’exprimaient à Bangui, à l’occasion de leur conférence de presse bimestrielle conjointe.

19 Jul 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13428
18 JUILLET 2018

Au lendemain de la seconde Conférence annuelle ONU-Union africaine (UA), qui s’est tenue le 9 juillet à Addis-Abeba en Éthiopie, le Conseil de sécurité a, cet après-midi, organisé une réunion pour faire le point sur l’état de son partenariat avec cette organisation régionale à la tête de plusieurs opérations et initiatives de paix sur le continent africain, et qui est devenue, selon le Secrétaire général, le « partenaire stratégique le plus important de l’ONU ».