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18 Nov 2018 description

(Al-Bireh – 14/11/2018): PRCS’ EMTs evacuated seven martyrs and provided emergency medical care to 22 Palestinians wounded as a result of Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip over the past three days.

In coordination with ICRC, the Society’s Disaster Management Team surveyed homes damaged during the shelling of the Gaza Strip. Damages were assessed and needs identified with a view to providing relief aid to affected families.

18 Nov 2018 description

Breakdown of Grades & ALP

399 students who are enrolled to Accelerated Learning Program that has been launched by MoNE for children aged 10-18 and have been out of school for more than 3 years are also benefiting from the CCTE.

17 Nov 2018 description

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent is proud to have been appointed as Sphere new focal point in Syria. Sphere standards are the most famous in the whole world to define the minimum standers of the humanitarian response while preserving the dignity of the affected people and protecting them from disasters, as well as the commitment to the basic humanitarian standards.

This new responsibility assured SARC’s commitment to the humanitarian principles and places an obligation to promote and advocate for the application of the Sphere standards at country-level.

16 Nov 2018 description

En 2018, la Sociedad Peruana de la Cruz Roja (CRP), con el apoyo técnico del Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR), introdujo una nueva línea de servicios de "Restablecimiento del Contacto entre Familiares" que se prestarán en los eventos de gran concurrencia a los cuales sean convocados. La finalidad es evitar lo más posible que niños, adultos mayores, personas discapacidad y otras condiciones de vulnerabilidad se separen de sus familiares y, llegado el caso, facilitar su reencuentro con sus padres o tutores.

16 Nov 2018 description

By Adriano Valentini, Italian Red Cross

30 refugees and asylum seekers participate in a programme that enables them to share knowledge and experience about life in Italy with new arrivals. During the sessions, they study the legal statuses of migrants and refugees, their rights and responsibilities and ways to access services in different regions of Italy.

16 Nov 2018 description

A statement from Fabrizio Carboni, the regional director for the Near and Middle East for the International Committee of the Red Cross, on the situation in Yemen.

Geneva (ICRC) - A political solution for Yemen is urgently needed. Meanwhile, as long as the warring parties ignore international humanitarian law - the laws of war that protect civilians - the tremendous suffering across the country will continue and extreme hunger will turn more desperate, until potentially reaching famine.

16 Nov 2018 description

Description of the disaster

On 28 September 2018, a series of strong earthquakes struck Central Sulawesi Province. The strongest of which measured at 7.4 M earthquake and was just 10km deep with its epicentre in Donggala Regency, close to the provincial capital Palu. The earthquake triggered a tsunami whose waves reached up to three metres in some areas, striking Talise beach in Palu and Donggala. The earthquakes, tsunami and resulting liquefaction and landslides have caused significant damage and loss of life in affected areas.

14 Nov 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

The Operation updates seeks a timeframe extension of two months (new end date 11 February 2019) to ensure implementation of pending activities. Additional funding of CHF 44,189 is also being requested, bringing the overall operational budget to CHF 137,814.

14 Nov 2018 description

The UN Special Adviser on the Sahel, Ibrahim Thiaw, Monday described Africa’s Sahel region as “arguably one of the most vulnerable to climate change [with most likely] the largest number of people disproportionately affected by global warming”.

He was speaking at the start of the annual session of the Peacebuilding Commission at UN Headquarters in New York, where Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said the root causes of problems in the Sahel lay in “discrimination, human rights violations, weak governance, conflict, and the impact of climate change”.

14 Nov 2018 description

Manila/Geneva, 14 November 2018 – Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders from across Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East committed today to ensuring women make up at least 50 percent of elected and appointed leadership positions within the next four years.

This landmark target is in the “Manila Declaration”, the outcome of the 10th Asia Pacific Red Cross and Red Crescent Regional Conference, which was held 11 to 14 November in the Philippines, and co-hosted by the Philippine Red Cross, and involved more than 300 humanitarian leaders from more than 60 countries.

14 Nov 2018 description

by Irene Amuron, Climate Centre, Kampala

Ugandan government agencies, including the Office of the Prime Minister, last week said they were joining the Ugandan Red Cross, the Climate Centre, the University of Reading’s Walker Institute and other partners in the specialist research project, National-scale impact-based forecasting of flood risk in Uganda (NIMFRU).

14 Nov 2018 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced that the rising in the numbers of families affected by the torrents in the township of Baldaroz to more than 250 families.

The IRCS has reported in a statement: “The teams of the IRCS have entered the affected areas in Mandali district of Baladroz township and registered more than 250 families who were affected by the upcoming rains, where the relief teams have secured their relief needs including food parcels, blankets, and other relief items needed by families in their daily use. ”

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November 14th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has made a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society (PNGRCS), to work together in response to the earthquake disasters in the Oceanian country.

The agreement was signed by Ali bin Hassan Al-Hammadi, Secretary-General of QRCS, and Uvenama Rova, Secretary-General of PNGRCS. It will establish a bilateral humanitarian partnership in relieving the victims of a series of destructive quakes that hit several parts of Papua New Guinea in February, April, and October 2018.

14 Nov 2018 description

Armed conflict, interethnic clashes and tensions, urban violence in some cities, and finally an outbreak of Ebola make the humanitarian and security context in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) a complex one. Recruitment of minors into armed groups, families separated by conflict, internal displacement, sexual violence, destroyed livelihoods, malnutrition and absence of proper health care are some of the consequences of the conflict and violence that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) tries to respond to.