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22 Sep 2017 description

Publicado: 20 Septiembre 2017

Rescatistas de la Fuerza de Tarea Conjunta partirán hoy a México, con el objetivo de reforzar las labores de rescate y asistencia humanitaria que se adelantan en el hermano de México, tras el terremoto de 7.1 de magnitud registrado la tarde de ayer.

22 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Japan

Today, September 22, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods to the Commonwealth of Dominica, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica following serious damage from Hurricane “Maria” in the country.

22 Sep 2017 description

With the establishment of a Regional Asylum Office of Crete in July 2017 the island emerged as key location in Greece’s reception of refugees and migrants. While UNHCR has successfully accommodated approximately 240 refugees, those arriving irregularly to the island face harsh conditions and risk of deportation.

22 Sep 2017 description

21 September 2017

The battle for Mosul has taken a staggering toll on the people of Iraq’s second largest city, particularly on those who recently escaped from inside western Mosul, where extremely intense fighting inflicted high number of casualties and deprived the population of access to assistance for several months. Health needs are shifting from war injuries to medical cases and long-term rehabilitation care.

West Mosul

22 Sep 2017 description

Washington, Sept. 21, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization's Disaster Task Force is now dealing with the aftermath of two high magnitude earthquakes in Mexico and two category 5 hurricanes in the Caribbean, working to support health authorities in affected countries in dealing with the health aspects of the emergencies.

22 Sep 2017 description

El Secretario para Asuntos de Vulnerabilidad y Director General de Protección Civil, Licenciado Jorge Antonio Meléndez emite AVISO tomando en cuenta que en los últimos cinco días se tiene un promedio de 165 milímetros de aguas lluvias acumuladas que han caído a nivel nacional especialmente en las cordilleras y en las zonas montañosas del país.

22 Sep 2017 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, September 22, 2017. CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) announced today that Dominica will receive a payout of US$19,294,800 under its tropical cyclone policy following the passage of Hurricane Maria on September 19. This payout will be made within 14 days of the hurricane. CCRIF was designed to provide quick liquidity to governments of the Caribbean and Central America following catastrophic impacts from tropical cyclones, earthquakes and excess rainfall.

22 Sep 2017 description

When the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) arrived in Al-Udheim in early 2014, the town experienced large-scale displacement as people fled north to safety in Kirkuk Governorate and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

22 Sep 2017 description

North-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing devastating humanitarian crises. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe, the United Nations and our partners have dramatically scaled up operations.

Together with the World Bank, the UN is also stepping up cooperation between humanitarian and development partners. By strengthening such links, we aim to not only save lives, but to build people’s resilience to withstand future shocks. But ending conflicts is vital to assure protection of civilians and access to people in need.

22 Sep 2017 description

The Government of Austria, through the Austrian Development Agency, has contributed EUR 1.5 million (US$ 1,802,885) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s health programme in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

UNRWA currently operates a network of 65 primary health-care facilities and mobile clinics to serve the more than 2 million Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA in the West Bank and Gaza, offering preventive, basic and advanced medical care services tailored to each stage of life.

22 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

■ Asylum seekers from Central African Republic continued to arrive in Bas-Uele and Nord Ubangi provinces. National Commission for Refugees and UNHCR estimated that around 64,000 new asylum seekers arrived between mid-May and August, while local authorities reported tens of thousands more arrivals in areas of difficult access. This new influx started mid-May and was triggered by violence, tensions and fear about imminent attacks in border areas.

22 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

La mala noticia para Puerto Rico es que millones de sus habitantes podrían estar sin electricidad durante varias semanas o quizás meses luego que el huracán María arrasara la isla e inhabilitara la red de energía en todo su territorio.

La buena noticia puede ser que el territorio estadounidense reciba dinero de la Agencia Federal de Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA) para reparar y modernizar la infraestructura, largamente descuidada en la isla, mucho antes del huracán.

22 Sep 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 2,2 millions de personnes ont besoin d’assistance humanitaire dans le pays

  • Près de 194 000 personnes touchées par les inondations

  • Perspectives sur la campagne agricole en cours.

  • Une personne sur deux a besoin d’assistance humanitaire à Diffa

  • 1 840 cas suspects d’hépatite E et 38 décès enregistrés.

Niger : 2,2 millions de personnes dans le besoin

22 Sep 2017 description

22 September 2017

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has released medical guidelines, available to access through a mobile application and a website.

22 Sep 2017 description

El 98 por ciento de las unidades del sector salud de la Ciudad de México opera de manera normal.

El sector salud ha realizado diversas acciones para prevenir y evitar daños a la salud como consecuencia del sismo del pasado 19 de septiembre, que van desde pláticas informativas y entrega de frascos de plata coloidal para desinfectar agua, hasta aseguramiento de medicamentos caducos o controlados, entre otras, informó el subsecretario de Prevención y Promoción de la Salud, Pablo Kuri Morales.

22 Sep 2017 description

Last week, the first deportation from Germany to Afghanistan was carried out after the country temporarily suspended deportations of Afghans in May following an attack close to the German Embassy. The deportation concerned eight Afghan nationals. On the same day an attack was reported to have killed three civilians in Kabul.

22 Sep 2017 description

A force of determined women involved in the fight against polio is leading work to fight the cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria

A force of determined women already involved in the fight against polio has been assembled to lead work to curb the spread of a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria. Displaced by conflict and themselves living in camps around the crisis region, these women are moving from tent to tent to help families understand the risks they face during the rainy season, and how to get help if they fall ill.