September 18, 2018 8:56 AM
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
BUEA, CAMEROON — Thousands of parents are withdrawing their children from schools in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon after armed men attacked and wounded dozens of people in their institutions. Separatists fighting for the Independence of the English-speaking regions of Cameroon had warned parents not to send their kids to school stating that they could not assure safety.
DUBAI, 17th September, 2018 (WAM) -- The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund has announced the launch of its first round of funding to support 6,500 refugee children and youth.
Established on World Refugee Day in June 2018, the fund aims to disburse grants totalling AED100 million over three years to support the education of children affected by wars and disasters residing in the UAE and refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.
The government of Sennar state has announced the collapse of 2,000 houses, the destruction of more than 6,000 acres of agricultural crops, the flooding of large tracts of horticulture and the closure of the eastern road linking the east with the west because of the flooding of El Dindir river.
A number of residents who spoke to Radio Dabanga have expressed concern that more houses could collapse because of the flood as El Dindir river has completely burst its banks.
September 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The protection unit at Sudan’s Commission of Refugees (SCR) has demanded the international community to support the refugees in the east African nation saying Sudan has met all its international commitments towards them.
The director of SCR protection unit in the eastern states Al-Sir Khaled said the registered number of refugees in eastern Sudan camps is over 90,000 refugees.
THARPARKAR: As many as two more children succumbed to malnutrition in Tharparkar region of Sindh and raised the death toll to 28 for this month.
According to details, the toll of children dying for various reasons in Sindh’s Tharparker region continues and the health department told that the deaths took place at Civil Hospital, Mithhi with the deceased including an infant and a three-year-old.
The recent deaths of two children take the death toll in Tharparker to 28 for this month and 454 this year.
By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter - September 17, 2018 5:16 pm
MAE HONG SON — A 2-year-old girl was found dead as seven people remain missing Monday when a landslide swept a refugee center in Mae Hong Son province.
Fifteen more people were injured and at least six homes were destroyed when torrential rain triggered flash floods and landslide yesterday evening at Ban Mae La Oon refugee camp in Sop Moei District. A search and rescue operation is underway.
Officials said residents face food and clothing shortages as water swept away most of their belongings.
A week after Typhoon Mangkhut blacked out Rota, the southernmost island in the Northern Marianas is close to having power fully restored.
Read more on Radio New Zealand International.
By Jeoffrey Maitem, Karl Romano and Luis Liwanag
Hundreds of rescuers raced against the clock Monday to dig through 30 feet of mud in efforts to reach as many as 50 miners and their families, who were believed to be trapped by a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Manghkut in a northern Philippine mining town.
As police and volunteers used bare hands, picks and shovels to find the missing people in Itogon town, the overall death toll from the swift-moving typhoon had reached 58 as of Monday, according to the Office of Civil Defense. The death toll is expected to climb.
By Peerzada Mohammad Amin
Separatist groups ordered shopkeepers in Indian Kashmir to close their businesses Monday to protest the killings of at least eight suspected militants by security forces last week, along with five more rebels and a civilian in weekend violence.
On Monday morning, an Indian soldier was fatally shot in the disputed Himalayan region, officials said, as authorities beefed up security across Jammu and Kashmir state to prevent anti-India protests and maintain order.
Myanmar’s largest non-state army is detaining several Christian clergy members for questioning and destroying churches in its self-proclaimed autonomous areas bordering China and Thailand in Shan state, according to a statement issued by the group.
The United Wa State Army (UWSA), a 30,000-strong ethnic armed group comprising the military wing of the United Wa State Party (UWSP), the de facto ruling party of the self-declared Wa state not officially recognized by the Myanmar government, has conducted these activities since Sept. 13, sources said.
The State of Emergency for the Vanuatu island of Ambae has been extended for a further two months.
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September 16, 2018 6:33 PM
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, in an unprecedented announcement Sunday, pledged to offer Pakistani citizenship to hundreds of thousands of Afghans born to refugee families his country has been hosting for decades.
The United Nations refugee agency and local officials say there are 2.7 million Afghans, including 1.5 million registered as refugees, in Pakistan. The displaced families have fled decades of conflict, ethnic and religious persecution, poverty and economic hardships in turmoil-hit Afghanistan.
September 17, 2018 9:32 AM
At least 23 people have been killed in ethnic violence near Ethiopia's capital.
The violence broke out Saturday after a rally to celebrate the return of the exiled leaders of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), a rebel group that recently signed a peace deal with the Ethiopian government.
Reports say organized mobs attacked residents and looted businesses in the Burayu district, located in the Oromia region that surrounds the capital.
El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias (COE) informó que las lluvias generadas por la depresión tropical Isaac han dejado como resultado 11 viviendas afectadas, 55 personas desplazadas y 10 comunidades incomunicadas.
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September 16, 2018 12:42 PM
HARARE — Zimbabwe police Sunday clashed with vendors who were resisting being removed from streets as part of the country’s efforts to fight the cholera outbreak, which has claimed more than two dozen lives in the past two weeks.
Vendors were alerting each other of armed riot police and municipality officials coming to confiscate their wares Sunday in Harare. As soon as police officials left, the vendors would resume their business.
September 16, 2018 9:12 AM
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
BUEA, SOUTHWESTERN CAMEROON — People fleeing the violence in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon are going through systematic searches before being allowed to enter the French-speaking regions of the central African state after the government claimed fighters were trying to enter with weapons.
Approximately 200 people who fled Vanuatu's Manaro volcano have been delivered beds and mattresses after initially having to sleep on the floor at a seafront terminal in Santo's Luganville Town.
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HCM CITY — Despite great efforts taken by HCM City authorities to fight flooding, many flood-control projects have been delayed by administrative procedures.
Residents of certain areas in the city have suffered from floods for decades, especially in the rainy season when roads and houses are flooded at high tide.
One of the city’s seven key economic development programmes in the 2016 – 2020 period, the flood combating programme has called for investment from the private sector
GUANGZHOU, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Four people have been confirmed dead in Guangdong as Super Typhoon Mangkhut ravaged the southern Chinese province, local authorities said Monday.
Mangkhut landed at 5 p.m. Sunday on the coast of Jiangmen City in Guangdong, packing winds up to 162 km per hour, according to the provincial meteorological station.
Three people were killed by falling trees in Guangzhou, the provincial capital, while another person died from collapsing construction materials in the city of Dongguan, according to Guangdong's disaster relief authorities.
Typhoon Mangkhut, now over the South China Sea, is expected to cause heavy rain in the North and Northeast during Sept 17-19, prompting the Thai Meteorological Department to issue a warning of possible flash floods, river overflows and landslides.
According to the department's 11am weather forecast, as of 10am on Sunday typhoon Mangkhut was about 160 kilometres southeast of Macau, Guangdong County, China, with a maximum sustained wind speed of about 140 kilometres per hour.