Cases more than triple in the capital driven by unplanned rapid urbanisation and poor healthcare
Dengue season usually begins with June’s monsoon rains in Dhaka. An unavoidable fact of life, it proves deadly to a handful of unfortunate victims but by September it has mostly disappeared from the Bangladeshi capital.
But this year the disease has seen more than a tripling of numbers of recorded cases in the city – alongside a lengthening of its season.
A displaced woman farmer was killed on Sunday when an aircraft of the Sudanese Air Force launched a bombardment on the areas east of Nierteti in Central Darfur.
Farmers reported that the air force bombed the areas near Kutrum, three kilometres east of Nierteti, killing a displaced woman who had returned to the area for farming.
They said the air force also bombed the villages of Kuweila, Berbera, Beringo, and Kody in Jebel Marra, however there are no reports of casualties.
November 20, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The government of White Nile State on Tuesday said it has dispatched 4 humanitarian caravans to South Sudan.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) quoted the director of aid groups department at the Humanitarian Aid Commission in White Nile, Mustafa al-Kamel, as saying the caravans have been dispatched to Upper Nile and Bahr el-Ghazal provinces via the Joda border crossing point.
He pointed out that the caravans contained 160 tons of sorghum, 400 packages of edible oils as well as large quantities of legumes, flour and rice.
By James Kabengwa
Tension among residents around River Mayanja in Wakiso District yesterday remained high as district officials declared that they had no funds to help those affected after the river burst its banks. The leaders also said there had been no response from government yet.
At least four major crossing points at Buloba Kikubampanga, Gobero-Kakiri-Masuliita, Kawanda-Kayunga and Bubale were completely swept away, hindering movement of residents.
By yesterday, residents had resorted to other longer routes to cross to their destinations.
The Transport Ministry will spend over 5 billion baht turning a riverbank in Nonthaburi into a series of recreational areas while also making structural changes to help it fight flooding, according to Chaiwat Thongkhamkoon, the transport permanent secretary.
The riverbank in question stretches from Nonthaburi pier to Rama V Bridge via the Maha Chesadabodindranusorn Bridge in Nonthaburi's Muang district.
Schools in the Northern Marianas are preparing to reopen as the slow recovery from Typhoon Yutu continues.
The Vanuatu government is to build permanent homes for displaced Ambaeans living on Maewo.
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NEW DELHI: Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday announced immediate allocation of Rs 1,000 crore for relief and restoration work after Cyclone Gaja left a trail of destruction and claimed 46 lives in the state’s central and coastal districts. “I sanctioned Rs 5,000 to every family staying in relief centres, which lost homes, and to those who suffered damage to boats. A sum of Rs 3,800 will be paid to each family to buy clothes and utensils,” Palaniswami said in his statement. He also ordered supply of milk to all 2.51 lakh inmates of government relief centres.
Five children have been evacuated from offshore detention in Nauru as Australian teachers prepare to strike on Universal Children's Day.
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En el segundo Seminario Internacional de Evaluación de la Implementación del Acuerdo de Paz, llevado a cabo en la Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, el Sistema Univeritario Estatal señaló que se reconoce lo avanzado en temas como dejación de armas, transformación de las Farc en partido político con representación en el Congreso, entre otros.
Técnicos del MARN evaluaron la zona conocida como Laguna Verde, y des-cartaron que hubiera actividad volcánica.
Durante el fin de semana, autoridades de Protección Civil evacuaron a 75 personas de la zona de la Laguna Verde, en Apaneca, Ahuachapán, por actividad sísmica concentrada en los alrededores de este cuerpo de agua.
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HADRAMAUT, 19th November, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, delivered the second batch of aid that consists of flour and cooking oil, to support bakeries in Hadramaut, Yemen.
The aid will be used to provide bread to families at subsidised prices, as part of the ERC’s efforts to ease hardships endured by Yemenis, as well as to ensure the development and implementation of food security programmes in Yemen.
The aid, which arrived in Mukalla Port, will support 20 bakeries in Hadramaut, following the first batch that was delivered at the beginning of November.
With Venezuela in turmoil, more than 250,000 people have fled to Colombia’s first migrant camp, in Bogotá. But with scant food and no heating or sanitation, their hardship is unrelenting
By Joe Parkin Daniels
The feet of Estilita López, 78 years old, are bloodied and bruised from the arduous journey from Yaracuy, in northern Venezuela, to Bogotá, the Colombian capital. Together with 460 fellow compatriots, she now lives in a new, city-funded migrant camp that has just sprung up on a football pitch near the airport.
21 residents of Sortony camp for the displaced in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, who were detained four months ago, are still being held.
El Shafee Abdallah, the coordinator of Central Darfur camps, told Radio Dabanga that on August 12, a joint force of Rapid Support Force (RSF) militiamen and a breakaway rebel group led by El Sadig Fakka detained 21 displaced people and moved them to the notorious Shala prison in El Fasher. The detainees include three teachers and five secondary school students, who have not been charged or brought to trial so far.
On Thursday, a delegation from the South Darfur Ministry of Health and the World Vision organisation inspected Otash camp for the displaced in Nyala, capital of South Darfur. The delegation held a meeting with the camp head and committees on the deteriorating environmental health and the collapse and fullness of latrines.
One of the sheikhs told Radio Dabanga that the Ministry of Health and the World Vision organisation decided to maintain and build new latrines, in addition to providing blankets and hygiene equipment.
November 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North led by Malik Agar (SPLM-N Agar) discussed Friday with the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) ways to end the armed conflicts in the Two Area and to achieve a comprehensive peace in Sudan.
The meeting was reported Saturday by the SPLM-N Agar organ, Madarat Jadidah (New Orbits) which indicated that the rebel delegation comprised its chairman Malik Agar, his deputy Yasir Arman, the secretary-general Ismail Jalab and the spokesperson Mubarak Ardol.
Group aims to create jobs and reduce tensions on Greek island bearing brunt of migrant arrivals
By Helena Smith
An air of optimism hovers over the olive grove. Men from Africa, Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq are busy building a wooden structure that will serve as a new shelter. There is quiet concentration, banter and even a bit of laughter as they bang nails into the beams.
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In Nagappattinam and Tiruvarur, angry villagers resorted to road blockades, isolating several cyclone-hit areas from the district headquarters
Authorities said official vehicles were not being permitted to supply even essential commodities to badly affected localities like Kodiyakkarai near Vedaranyam and Muthupettai near Thiruthuraipoondi
The construction of integrated settlement for earthquake-hit people of Laprak in Gorkha district has been delayed. Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) started the construction of a housing facility for 573 families in January, 2017 with a plan of completing the project by October. 2018. Around 52 percent work of the integrated settlement has been completed so far. The NRNA said the construction was delayed owing to geographical remoteness, harsh weather and poor condition of the access road to transport construction materials to the project site.
Nearly two months after a strong earthquake and ensuing tsunami and soil liquefaction devastated the region, Sigi, Central Sulawesi, was struck by a flash flood on Friday, destroying dozens of houses in its way.
The flood hit Bangga village – which is located 10 kilometers from what used to be Jono Oge village before it was swallowed up by soil liquefaction – after days of heavy rain caused the Ore River to overflow.
More than a dozen houses have been completely swept away while hundreds are inundated.