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21 Jan 2018 description

This Interview with Naw A--- on February 5th 2017 provides an update from Thandaunggyi Township,
Toungoo District, on issues including education, health, livelihoods, and women’s opportunities in the community.

  • The deficit of education and healthcare services in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District continues because there are still not enough teachers, schools and healthcare services.
    Additionally, the cost of medicine when prescribed locally is expensive.

21 Jan 2018 description


  • Total population of 766,460 (89%) under surveillance. 145 (92%) of health facilities enrolled.

  • Completeness of reporting in W2 was 63% (92/145 health facilities).

  • Total of 70 alerts were triggered, of which 92% were verified and 14% are undergoing risk assessment.

Indicator-based alerts

Total of 53 indicator based alerts:

21 Jan 2018 description

145.7 M required for 2018

17.3 M contributions received, representing 12% of requirements

128.4 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

21 Jan 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Jan 17, 2018-More than 50,000 households affected by the 2015 earthquake in Kavre have still not started rebuilding process, though the government had set the deadline of mid-January for constructing the foundation for new homes.

21 Jan 2018 description

L’aide humanitaire d’urgence, octroyée sur Très Hautes Instructions de Sa Majesté le Roi Mohammed VI par le Maroc à la République de Madagascar suite au cyclone Ava qui a frappé récemment ce pays frère, est arrivée samedi à Antananarivo.

Acheminée à Madagascar à bord de deux avions des Forces Royales Air, cette aide humanitaire de 30 tonnes composée de tentes, de couvertures et de produits alimentaires de première nécessité, a été remise aux autorités malgaches par l’ambassadeur du Maroc à Madagascar, M. Mohamed Benjilany.

21 Jan 2018 description

Ce matin lors d’une patrouille, les Casques bleus du contingent Sénégalais de la Force de Réaction Rapide ont déjoué une attaque à l’engin explosif improvisé (IED) dans les environs de Boni, région de Mopti.

L’engin a été déclenché par des individus armés, qui ont également ouvert le feu. La patrouille des Casques bleus a répondu vigoureusement conformément son Mandat et mis les assaillants en fuite. Aucun Casque bleu n’a été blessé au cours de l’incident.

21 Jan 2018 description


The tail-end of the cold front brought upon moderate to heavy rains in parts of Visayas Mindanao which resulted to flooding in some areas.

1. Number of Affected Families / Persons

To date, 24,596 families or 114,346 persons have been affected in 146 barangays in Regions VI, VIII, X and XI (see Table 1).

2. Status of Displaced Families/Persons

At present, 45 families or 178 persons are still staying inside 2 evacuation centers in Regions X and XI (see Table 2).

20 Jan 2018 description


  • Average to above-average 2017 crop production expected due to favourable weather conditions

  • Inflation rates at generally low levels (less than 3 percent) in recent months

Favourable weather conditions benefited crops

20 Jan 2018 description


  • Cereal production in 2017 estimated close to average level

  • Cereal imports in 2017/18 marketing year (July/June) expected close to previous year’s level

  • Prices of wheat flour were stable in last months

Cereal production in 2017 estimated close to five-year average

20 Jan 2018 description


  • Favourable conditions for dormant winter cereals

  • Marginally above-average cereal harvest gathered in 2017

  • Slightly higher cereal imports forecast in 2017/18, exports expected to ease

  • Food inflation eased in December 2017 but remains high due to weaker Turkish Lira

Favourable conditions for dormant winter grains

20 Jan 2018 description


  • Cereal production in 2017 estimated at above average level

  • Grain exports in 2017/18 marketing year forecast below previous year’s record

  • Domestic prices of wheat increased over last year

  • Around 1.2 million people estimated to be food insecure in conflict-affected areas

Plantings of winter cereals for harvest in 2018 entered dormancy stage

20 Jan 2018 description


  • Despite erratic rains at start of season, current prospects for 2018 wheat output are positive

  • Aggregate cereal output in 2017 estimated at record level

  • Rice exports in 2018 forecast to increase from last year’s near-average level

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour strengthened seasonally in recent months

  • Food insecurity persists in localized areas

20 Jan 2018 description


  • Prolonged drought in 2017 acutely affected crop production and livestock conditions

  • Wheat import requirements in 2017/18 forecast to sharply increase on reduced output

  • Prices of beef and mutton decreased seasonally in recent months

Crop production in 2017 acutely affected by severe drought

20 Jan 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Rafiqul Islam Sarker

NANKAR, Bangladesh, Jan 20 2018 (IPS) - Wahid Haider talks about his son’s departure to Italy almost seven years ago without regret or hesitation. Haider has not seen Nayeem, now 30 years old, since he left Nankar in search of better economic prospects, travelling through Romania, where he spent several months, before entering Italy.

20 Jan 2018 description

Release date: January 20, 2018

Release Number: NR 101

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild homes damaged by the flooding and hurricanes of last September, FEMA and Home Depot have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.

20 Jan 2018 description

Release date: January 20, 2018

Release Number: NR 100

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico — Survivors who have been unable to return to their homes as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria can now look forward to help from voluntary agencies.

The Voluntary Agencies Leading and Organizing Repair (VALOR) program is now providing supplies and materials to support essential, temporary repairs that allow survivors to move back into their homes.