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20 Sep 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Desmond Brown

SAINT JOHN, 20 sep 2017 (IPS) - A medida que el huracán María arrasa en el Caribe, aparecen lentamente los últimos datos sobre el número de muertos y el grado de devastación dejado a su paso por Dominica.

María tocó tierra en esa diminuta isla caribeña de 72.000 habitantes en la tarde del 18 de septiembre, con vientos máximos de casi 257 kilómetros por hora.

20 Sep 2017 description

There are currently 2,018 refugees living in Lóvua settlement, this represents six per cent of the overall refugee population from the DRC in northern Angola.

So far, 586 tents have been distributed to refugees in Lóvua settlement, since the beginning of the relocation.

A water tank with the capacity of 5,000 litres has been provided to Lóvua Municipality to improve host communities’ access to potable water.

KEY FIGURES

19 Sep 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview  

Following emergency response to the landslide and floods in and around Freetown on 14 August 2017, the UN system in Sierra Leone is now supporting national recovery.  

19 Sep 2017 description

Vienna, Austria, September 19, 2017. The 160th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved nearly US$250 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.

13 Sep 2017 description

Colombo, 12 September 2017 – The inception workshop of the Climate Resilient Integrated Water Management Project, which was developed by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment with the technical assistance of the UNDP Sri Lanka was held today in Colombo.

This is one of the first projects financed by the newly established Green Climate Fund, with a funding envelope of USD 38.08 Million, which will be utilized to serve climate vulnerable communities in three river basins of Sri Lanka’s Dry Zone, Mi Oya, Yan Oya, and Malwathu Oya.

11 Sep 2017 description
report CGIAR

The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand.

07 Sep 2017 description

Male, Maldives, 7 September 2017: In recognition of the immense and increasing public health risks caused by climate change, Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region today unanimously endorsed the Malé Declaration, committing to build health systems able to anticipate, respond to, cope with, recover from and adapt to climate-related shocks and stress.

06 Sep 2017 description
report BioMed Central

Malaria Journal
Dhiman and Sarkar Malar J (2017) 16:122
DOI 10.1186/s12936-017-1779-y

Background

06 Sep 2017 description

by Amindeh Blaise Atabong | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 07:02 GMT

In areas where trash pickup is challenging and accumulations of rubbish lead to flooding, a homegrown collection system is cutting risks

By Amindeh Blaise Atabong

YAOUNDE, Sept 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When frequent flooding became too much for the residents of Nkolbikok, a neighbourhood in Cameroon's capital, they decided to take matters into their own hands – with gloves and wheelbarrows.

06 Sep 2017 description

By Inna Lazareva

YAOUNDE, Sept 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Experience gained taming West Africa's Ebola outbreak is helping Sierra Leone deal with its recent mudslide disaster, but urgent action is needed to prevent future catastrophes, experts say.

As more bodies are unearthed after the mid-August mountain collapse in Regent on the outskirts of the capital Freetown, thousands of people who lost their homes require emergency accommodation and longer-term help to recover, aid workers say.

05 Sep 2017 description
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In Lóvua, there are currently 1,495 refugees living in the settlement, the next relocation is scheduled for 31 August from Cacanda reception centre.

A Child Friendly Space has been established in Lóvua with 264 children out of 754 attending in the first week of operation.

Malaria cases have decreased, however due to the start of the rainy season this trend is expected to invert.

KEY FIGURES

75%
Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children

05 Sep 2017 description

COUNTRY CONTEXT

The year 20 16 has still been one of slow recovery from the five-year political crisis (2009-20 14). The country's holding ofthe COMESA's Heads of State Summit in October 20 17, and the International Summit of Ia Francophonie in November 20 16 have been unanimously saluted as successes that have put Madagascar back on the map.

28 Aug 2017 description

Las comunas de Santa Elena, La Paz, San Gustavo, San José de Feliciano y Federal se unieron impulsados por el Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), señalaron este domingo desde el organismo provincial.

25 Aug 2017 description

Executive Summary

Pakistan potentially faces a major climate change challenge. A concerted effort by the government and civil society at all levels is required to mitigate these threats.

22 Aug 2017 description

The total population in Lóvua settlement stands at 1,495 Congolese refugees who were successfully relocated from Mussungue reception centre.

A total of 23,615 refugees (5,635 households) received monthly food baskets.

1,541 primary health consultations were provided during the past week, representing an increase of 9 per cent.

KEY FIGURES

75%
Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children

21 Aug 2017 description
  • 1,495 Congolese refugees have been successfully relocated from Mussungue reception centre to Lóvua settlement.

  • Upon arrival in Lóvua, all refugees received medical support, relief items and a one-day food ration.

  • Malaria continues to be the main cause of morbidity with a total of 285 cases recorded during the reporting week.

Key figures

  • 75% Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children

  • 33,132 Biometrically registered Congolese refugees in Dundo area (14 August 2017)

12 Aug 2017 description

On 8 August a total of 351 Congolese refugees (121 families) were successful relocated from Mussungue reception centre to the Lóvua site.

By the end of the current week the full relocation of Mussunge reception centre to Lóvua is expected to be completed.

Malaria infection rates remain similar to past week, 348 in both centres (last week 335 were registered).

KEY FIGURES

11 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • Asylum seekers from Central African Republic continued to arrive in Bas-Uele and Nord Ubangi provinces. This new influx started mid-May and was triggered by violence, tensions and fear about imminent attacks in border areas, namely in the city of Bangassou, Bema and Mobayi.