Chad is facing interconnected humanitarian crises in a context of chronic poverty and low economic development. The security situation in neighboring countries has led to large population movements into Chad, as well as internal displacement for several years.
Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires interconnectées, dans un contexte de pauvreté chronique et de faible développement économique. La situation sécuritaire dans les pays voisins a entrainé d’importants mouvements de personnes vers le Tchad, ainsi que des déplacements internes depuis plusieurs années.
This map illustrates potentially damaged structures and buildings in Pointe Michel (Saint Luke Parish) as detected by satellite image acquired after landfall of the Tropical Cyclone Maria-17 on 19 September 2017. UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Pleiades image acquired on 23 September 2017 as post imagery. UNITAR-UNOSAT identified in the analysed area Pointe Michel (St. Luke Parish) 550 potentially damaged structures. Taking into account the pre-building footprints provided by Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, this represent about 70 % of the total number of structures within the analysed area.
Kabul 23 September 2017 - A new environmental sampling site for wild poliovirus isolation has become operational in Kunduz province, expanding the reach of Afghanistan’s environmental surveillance network to all regions. This is the 20th site established for environmental surveillance since the collection and testing of sewage samples for poliovirus began in Afghanistan in 2013 with WHO support.
In 2017, from the 218 sewage samples collected from all sites, eight have tested positive for wild poliovirus, the latest collected in July from Lashkargah, capital of Helmand province.
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Description of the disaster
La Dirección General de Protección Civil informa sobre los incidentes ocurridos en las últimas 24 horas, ocasionados por las fuertes lluvias que han caído en el territorio nacional.
This map illustrates satellite-detected, potentially damaged structures in the town of Atzala, Atzala Municipality, Puebla State, Mexico. The analyzed area is located approximately 7 km West from the epicenter of the 7.1M earthquake that struck the central eastern part of Mexico on 19 September 2017. UNITAR-UNOSAT identified 91 potentially damaged structures from, which 78 are within the town extent. Taking in account the total 559 preevent structures in the town of Atzala, 14% of the structures seem to be damaged.
Experts from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda convened in Entebbe, Uganda, to identify and discuss opportunities to strengthen cross-border interventions for guinea worm disease eradication. Participants mapped a joint action plan for 2018 to strengthen surveillance, communication and coordination for guinea worm disease eradication. They further charted a strategy to strengthen cross-border surveillance among refugees to prevent the disease from spilling over to refugee host-communities.
This map illustrates satellite-detected, potentially damaged structures in the towns of Ayutla and San Nicolas Tolentino, Izucar de Matamoros Municipality, Puebla State, Mexico. The analyzed area is located approximately 1.5 km West from the epicenter of the 7.1M earthquake that struck the central eastern part of Mexico on 19 September 2017. UNITAR-UNOSAT identified 423 potentially damaged structures, from which 240 are within San Nicolas Tolentino, 172 in Ayutla and 11 in Dulces Nombres.
• With the completion of the rapid damage and loss assessment, UNICEF is now focusing efforts on operationalization of the recovery strategy. As part of the recovery, the installation of household hold rain water harvesting systems (RWHS) continued. It is expected to benefit 2,700 households with a complete safe water package. A total of 313 RWHS have been installed (22 in Kamayama, 42 at Jah Kingdom, 24 in Pentagon, 45 in Gbamgbayila, 80 in Kaningo and 100 in Regent).
◾More than 436 000 refugees have now fled to Bangladesh. Fillipo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees currently visiting Bangladesh, stated that the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh is “the most urgent refugee emergency in the world” right now and urged international partners to step up financial and operational assistance.
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 24 Sep 2017): 103,273
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 24 Sep 2016): 131,088
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 24 Sep 2017: 4,146
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 24 Sep 2016: 16,020
Average daily arrivals in September 2017 so far: 173
Average daily arrivals in August 2017: 126
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 24 Sep): 2,561
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 24 Sep): 3,498
Dead and missing in 2016: 5,096
Cox's Bazar, 25 September 2017
Ridwan Khatun’s family fled Rakhine state, Myanmar six days ago. His father, mother and four older siblings arrived in Kutapalong settlement, near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, tired and weak.
Six-month-old Ridwan was particularly affected. According to his mother Johra, Ridwan can’t stop coughing, has a fever and is suffering shortness of breath. “For three days we moved with no food. He has been shivering nonstop” she says. “He also cannot urinate.”
Los emberas que viven en los pagadiarios de San Bernardo sienten que la paz no dialoga con ellos. Incumplimientos del Estado, falta de soluciones a su precaria situación y la violencia que persiste en sus territorios los tienen sobreviviendo en una de las zonas más deprimidas de la capital.
Indígenas emberas, desplazados de Chocó y Risaralda, que se encuentran en el barrio San Bernardo de Bogotá, no han visto materializada la promesa según la cual las víctimas serían el centro del Acuerdo de Paz con las Farc.
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Israel had moved forward with illegal settlement activity at a high rate since late June further dashing hopes for a two-State solution, the United Nations top envoy for the Middle East peace process told the Security Council today.
This map illustrates shelters in the area of the Rukban border crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Using a satellite image collected by the TripleSat satellite on 21 September 2017, UNOSAT located 9,777 probable shelters along the Jordanian side of the border, 25 kilometers southwest of the Al Waleed crossing. This is a 6.6 percent increase in apparent shelters visible compared to the previous UNOSAT analysis done using an image collected 26 June 2017.
Juba Gumbo Park
Significant decrease (23%) in people transiting through Juba Gumbo Park respect to the previous week (1083 individuals compared to 1401). The overwhelming majority of people moving are youths between 5 and 17 years old (509 ind. - 47%).
Majority of people are moving from Juba (701 individuals - 65% of the total) and they are manly going to Uganda (547 ind. to Refugee Camps and 107 to Kampala). Mainly reasons for Movements are “Shortage of Food” (354 ind. – 50%) and “Insecurity” (142 ind. – 20%).
Since 2007, a UNICEF-led working group has consolidated efforts to report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Israel and the State of Palestine. The bulletin is published on a quarterly basis highlighting trends and patterns in grave violations against children.
Members of the working group include: B’Tselem, DCI-Palestine, OCHA, OHCHR, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Terre Des Homme – Suisse, Save the Children, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNRWA, UNMAS, War Child Holland, WHO and World Vision.
This edition covers July, August and September 2016.